DUKES TO ADDRESS FUTURE OF IRISH AGRICULTURE IN CORRIN
Senator Paul Bradford has invited the former Fine Gael leader Alan Dukes to speak on the future of Irish agriculture on Wednesday next, April 14 at 8.30pm in the Cork Mart premises at Corrin, Fermoy.
The chairperson of North Cork IFA, Ms Mary Twomey-Casey will also discuss the many current problems facing rural Ireland and highlight the possible solutions to this crisis.
Senator Bradford told The Avondhu, “The EU is now commencing a major debate on the future funding of agriculture and the outcome of these talks will determine the future prospects for tens of thousands of Irish farmers.
"It is of crucial importance that the Irish Government seeks to secure every possible cent for Irish agriculture as any reduction in European funding would have a disastrous impact on rural Ireland.”
The senator continued, “Irish agriculture is still our most important industry and must get the support and aid it needs to grow and develop. Europe and the wider world will continue to need massive food production and the green island of Ireland can play an increasing part in meeting this need.”
Concluding, Senator Bradford said: “This public meeting is open to all and I am looking forward to a constructive debate.”
Thursday 8th April 7:09pm