Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, has congratulated the newly elected president of the Irish Farmers’ Association, Eddie Downey.
Deputy Ferris said:
“I wish Eddie Downey the very best in his new leadership role for Irish farmers.
“His objective to reform the Common Agricultural Policy is one which I share, as a more equitable distribution of payments is in the interests of the less-well-off Irish farmer.
“Despite the healthy rivalry between Meath and Kerry, I hope his term of office is successful and I hope to meet him soon to congratulate him personally.”