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Concerns over Brexit do not dampen Killag Show success - Kenny

14 July, 2016 - by Martin Kenny TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on agriculture Martin Kenny has commended the great turnout and atmosphere at today’s Bannow & Rathangan Show in Killag, where he was joined with Martin Ferris TD, Kathleen Funchion TD and Liadh Ní Riada MEP. The Sinn Féin TD however noted that concerns remain over low farm incomes and potential loss of market share as a result of Brexit.  

Deputy Kenny said:

“We saw a wonderful show today – there was bright sunshine, great crowds and a terrific atmosphere. We spoke to many people in Klilag and met the farmer organisations represented here.

“A major concern that was expressed across the board was about low farm income.  There was also great concern about the potential loss of the British market as a result of Brexit.

“People were expressing a strong desire that the Irish government would stand up and negotiate properly to prevent a hard border with the North as the result of Brexit. The government needs to stand up and defend our farmers.”

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