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Sinn Fein MEPs meet with IFA President

21 July, 2004

Sinn Fein MEPs Bairbre de Brun (6 Counties) and Mary Lou McDonald, met with a delegation of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) yesterday evening (20.07.04), led by the President John Dillon. The meeting was held at Sinn Fein offices in the European Parliament, Strasbourg.

Speaking this morning, the Sinn Fein MEPs said:

"We were pleased to meet with the IFA delegation and President John Dillon on our first day in the EU Parliament. Sinn Fein is committed to working in the coming years ahead, to revitalise Irish agriculture and rural communities on an all Ireland basis.

"We reiterated our commitment to the agricultural sector in Ireland, and we will prioritise rural regeneration in the coming months ahead. at both a national and EU level". ENDS

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