Murphy in praise of young farmers’ march

Fianna Fáil Senator Eugene Murphy went on a charm offensive this week as he praised young farmers who took part in the recent march to Dáil Éireann.

Murphy said young farmers in the west of Ireland would always have his support and described the march as “one of the most positive engagements that has occurred in agriculture for a long time”.

Senator Murphy, who is a former member of Macra na Feirme, commented that such activities were crucial so as to ensure young farmers are listened to and said he was in constant dialogue with Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue in relation to supports for young farmers.

He highlighted the Young Farmers’ Scheme as an example of the current Government’s commitment to young farmers and said he would continue to work alongside organisations such as Macra na Feirme.