Sinn Féin welcomes lifting of Beef Ban after Downing Street intervention
December 1, 2004
Commenting on the news that the British Government has announced their intention to lift the beef ban, Sinn Féin Agriculture spokesperson Michelle Gildernew said:
" The impact of the beef ban was so great on local farmers that we raised the issue directly with the British Prime Minister Tony Blair in Downing Street on Monday.
" I said after that meeting that I believed that the case put to Mr Blair was irresistible and that I was hopeful of early movement in the wake of the meeting.
" I am obviously delighted that our intervention on this issue has borne fruit and it is now important that the lifting of the ban proceeds quickly and without any further delays." ENDS