"Irish Agri-food must get the price it deserves"


This was the message from TD Martin Kenny yesterday as he attended the Bannow And Rathangan show at Killag in County Wexford.

"Irish Agri-food must get the price it deserves"

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This was the message from TD Martin Kenny yesterday as he attended the Bannow And Rathangan show at Killag in County Wexford.

This was the message from TD Martin Kenny yesterday as he attended the Bannow And Rathangan show at Killag in County Wexford.


Martin Kenny addressed attendees, telling them that increasing farm incomes must be a priority for the government.


He said the Killag show having had 67 previous shows, is a testament to the influence of agriculture in Irish society.


He added that people who are only one or two generations away from the land “must be protected”.


The Sinn Féin agriculture spokesperson, Kenny, said that his party remain committed to “the survival of the family farm”, with all that it offers local communities.


Kenny continued by informing the attendees that European consumers are aware of the uniqueness of the Irish Agri-food sector.


He says the grass-fed, free roaming cattle and sheep practices in place here ensures the quality of our meat and dairy is “second to none”.


He added that “farmers…should be reaping the rewards of their input to that quality.


He conclude by assuring listeners that he remains “very committed to the promotion of Irish Food abroad”, and called on the government to work to fund Bord Bia and other “promotional channels” to help the sector achieve prices and the status in Europe it deserves.

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