Calls for Noonan to ‘push back’ on EU Law

The IFA says a clear message was sent to Minister of State Malcolm Noonan at a recent EU Nature Restoration Law information meeting in Tullamore.

IFA President Tim Cullinan said the Minister must push back on current proposals in order to safeguard the future of rural Ireland.

Claiming the proposals would “clearly have a negative effect on the rural economy”, Mr Cullinan said: “We must ensure that any Nature Restoration Laws put forward do not have an impact on the future of Irish farming and farmers’ ability to work their land and produce food, these proposals on serve to reduce production and increase our risk to food security”.

Meanwhile, IFA’s National Environment Chair Paul O’Brien called for a full impact assessment to be undertaken to ensure proposed climate targets are realistic and fair and not detrimental to the future of Irish farming.