More than 600 farmers headed down to Kildare today for the start of the IFA’s Brexit campaign.
IFA President Joe Healy has already met Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Michel Creed, Minister for Agriculture, Charlie Flanagan , Minister for Foreign Affairs and Michel Barnier who is the EU’s Chief Negotiator.
Mr Healy will also travel to Brussels on Thursday to build support amongst farm leaders across Europe. He also believes the meeting on Friday last between the Taoiseach, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, and Prime Minster of Denmark, Lars Lokke Rasmussen was beneficial saying ‘the commitment shown is constructive’
Damian McDonald, IFA Director General opened proceedings and Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development delivered the keynote address this morning.