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IFA Says Taoiseach's Words Must be Backed Up by Action

02 May 2019

IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy said the acknowledgement by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar that funding was required to address the Brexit crisis for beef farmers was significant, but it must be followed by action.

"Between the Irish Government and the EU Commission, an aid package has to be a priority given the scale of the losses that farmers have borne from Brexit, particularly in the last six months," Mr Healy said.

Mr Healy said that there was an increasing concern that the EU Commission and the Irish Government were passing the buck back and forwards on funding.

"Anybody who was in Cork for our protest would have seen the anger and frustration among farmers. There is an urgency about this and we expect the Taoiseach and Commissioner Hogan to work together to deliver on this issue urgently," he said.

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