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Matt Carthy MEP to host Castlebar discussion on using CAP to create rural jobs

5 May, 2016

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy will host a roundtable discussion in Castlebar this Friday, 6th May, to examine how the Common Agricultural Policy can be used to create more jobs in rural Ireland.

The discussion, which will involve representatives from the major farming organisations, academics working in the field of rural development, and the Regional Director of Enterprise Ireland, will take place at the Harlequin Hotel from 10am to 12pm.

Carthy is shadow Rapporteur of the European Parliament Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee report ‘How can the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) improve job creation in rural areas?’

Speaking in advance of the meeting Matt Carthy said:

 “This is an important discussion for anyone interested in promoting indigenous jobs and sustainable  employment in rural Ireland.

“It will also be an opportunity for those who are interested to have a direct input into the amendments will be making to the report which will go before the European Parliament’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs committee to vote.”


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