'Put farming first in Brexit talks'

IFA says Brexit biggest challenge to sector in history of the state

8th March, 2017
IFA president Joe Healy's Brexit warning. Pic: RollingNews.ie

IFA president Joe Healy was speaking this morning as he launched the organisation’s policy document, called Brexit: The Imperatives for Irish Farmers & the Agri-Food Sector.

Healy said the implications for the sector were so serious that farming had to be first in the Government’s negotiating position. He pointed out that 40 per cent of Irish food exports go to Britain.

He said farmers were expecting a “major diplomatic offensive” at EU...

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