Hackett takes up Seanad seat


"Irish Agriculture is at a crossroads” – Hackett

Hackett takes up Seanad seat

  • ADDED
  • 8 days ago

"Irish Agriculture is at a crossroads” – Hackett

Mayo native, Pippa Hackett, became the Green Party's only senator yesterday (Tuesday, November 5th), when she entered Leinster House.

She moved to fill the position after the seat was vacated by Grace O'Sullivan, who was elected as an MEP.

Agriculture:

Hackett runs an organic farm with her husband and four children in Co. Offaly.

Speaking ahead of her first day in the Seanad, the party’s spokesperson for Agriculture, said: "Irish Agriculture is at a crossroads.

We either continue along the road of rising emissions and biodiversity breakdown, rising production costs and volatile global markets, or we take the right decision to take another road; a road which puts our small, quintessentially Irish, family farms first.”

"We could do so much better. It’s time our government started listening to other voices within the sector."

"A meaningful transition is required, and by adopting nature - and biodiversity-friendly, regenerative farming practices, we can shape a brighter, more promising future for our young farmers.'' she concluded.

Similar Articles

Comments


The Marts Forecast
The Marts Forecast
Click to View Weekly Mart Schedules
SELECT LIVESTOCK

Cattle Marts Scheduled Nationwide

Monday

  • Birr
  • Carrigallen
  • Granard
  • Elphin
  • Inishowen
  • Manorhamilton
  • Stranolar
  • Tuam

Tuesday

  • Ballina
  • Ballyjamesduff
  • Drumshambo
  • Ennis
  • Enniscorthy
  • Fermoy
  • Nenagh

Wednesday

  • Athenry
  • Ballinrobe
  • Elphin
  • Granard
  • Kilrush
  • Nenagh

Thursday

  • Ballymote
  • Birr
  • Castlerea
  • Drumshambo
  • Ennis
  • Kilkenny
  • Raphoe

Friday

  • Donegal
  • Gort
  • Kilfenora
  • Roscommon
  • Roscrea
  • Tullow

Saturday

  • Balla
  • Carnew
  • Carrigallen
  • Dowra
  • Loughrea
  • Maam Cross
  • Mohill
  • New Ross
  • Scariff
  • Tullow

Sheep Marts Scheduled Nationwide

Monday

  • Ballyjamesduff
  • Carrigallen
  • Elphin
  • Fermoy
  • Kilkenny
  • Raphoe

Tuesday

  • Athenry
  • Ballina
  • Donegal
  • Ennis
  • Inishowen
  • Tuam
  • Tullow

Wednesday

  • Ballinrobe
  • Enniscorthy
  • Gort
  • Manorhamilton
  • Roscommon
  • Roscrea
  • Stranorlar

Thursday

  • Ballymote
  • Carnew
  • Loughrea

Friday

  • Dowra

Saturday

  • New Ross
  • Maam Cross

Dairy Marts Scheduled Nationwide

Monday

  • Kilkenny

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Enniscorthy (2nd Wednesday Of Month)

Thursday

Friday

  • Fermoy

Saturday

Calf Marts Scheduled Nationwide

Monday

Tuesday

  • Kilkenny

Wednesday

  • Enniscorthy

Thursday

Friday

Saturday