McConalogue expects more jobs despite emissions reduction

The Agriculture Minister says ‘significantly’ more jobs will be created in the farming sector in the next nine years – despite a dramatic fall in emissions.


The Climate Action Plan calls for agriculture to cut emissions by 22 to 30 per cent by 2030.


The agri-food sector employs over 164,000 people, which makes up 7 per cent of all jobs in Ireland.


Donegal TD and Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue says that will increase over the lifetime of the plan.