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de Brún welcomes progress towards package for Dairy industry

19 October, 2009 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has welcomed the signs of progress on agreement for a support package, including additional money, for the dairy industry at the Council of Ministers meeting in Luxembourg today.

Ms de Brún said:

“The dairy industry here is struggling. Farmers are not getting the return for their product, and the case for much needed support is very strong.

“I welcome the indications that there is now agreement, at least in principle, on a support package for the dairy sector that could bring millions into the industry.

“While there are still a number of obstacles to overcome the fact that a number of governments, including the Irish Government, have committed themselves to this package is good news. The outright opposition of the British government to further support for dairy farmers is not helpful to our industry here.” ENDS

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