Agriculture minister urged to implement recommendations for appeals system

Calls are being made on Donegal TD and Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to implemented the recommendations of the Independent Review of the Department appeals system.

The calls have been made by the IFA Deputy President Brian Rushe.

The independent review group was established in response to concerns about the appeals system. The review was carried out and published in 2017.

The review recognised the need for change, making several significant recommendations, including the establishment of an Agricultural Appeals Review Panel with an independent chair, and to include a farmer nominee.

Brian Rushe said the Programme for Government committed to this review.

He added that the the Minister must ensure the recommendations of the Committee are implemented without delay.