IFA president Joe Healy has called on Minister Michael Creed to exert political pressure in the runup to MEP elections and ensure a €100m aid package is delivered to farmers.
“Minister Creed said at last [Thursday] night’s Beef Summit that the Department had recognised and accepted the €100m analysis of the losses by the IFA when making their case to Government and Brussels.
With just two weeks to voting, farm families will be watching closely
"Minister Creed also confirmed that an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has intervened directly with EU Commission president Jean Claude Juncker,” the IFA president said.
The IFA held a protest outside a cabinet meeting in City Hall last week and told the 500-strong crowd that “Brexit has already happened for farmers”.
Healy continued this week by saying: “Both of these statements are significant in terms of securing an aid package, but it is critically important that no stone is left unturned.
"With just two weeks to voting, farm families will be watching closely to see how our political leaders pursue the aid package.”
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