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Ferris Urges All Ireland Initiative On Farming

26 February, 2003


Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Agriculture and Rural Development, Martin Ferris TD has urged the IFA to participate in an All Ireland initiative on the problems facing Irish farmers. Deputy Ferris was speaking at a meeting of the Dáil Jorthern farmers organisations to push for closer co-operation on all aspects of agriculture and rural development throughout the island."

Deputy Ferris has also succeed in getting the Committee to agree to invite an all party group from the Assembly to meet the Committee in order to discuss various issues including CAP reform, disease prevention and the marketing of food. Ferris made the request on behalf of Gerry McHugh MLA, the Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture.ENDS

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