Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Challenges in the Pig, Poultry and Horticulture Sectors: Irish Farmers Association

Mr. Tim Cullinan:

I never miss an opportunity like this. The reason we are here is that this is a serious situation. I want to comment on the meeting with the two Ministers and one Minister of State. This is a good initiative on the part of the Chairman. It is important that the two Ministers and one Minister of State attend because peat is a serious issue. We have been engaging a lot with the committee on that topic.

Mr. Sweetnam is with me. He is chairman of our poultry committee. There is a lot of poultry in Deputy Carthy’s area so I will ask Mr. Sweetnam to comment on this first.