Wednesday, 12 October 2005
Micheál Martin (Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
I thank Deputy Sargent for raising this matter on the Adjournment.
At the outset, I should state that I have no role regarding quota prices received by dairy farmers. Most of that area has normally been dealt with at European level regarding the various reforms to the Common Agricultural Policy. My colleagues, the former and present Ministers for Agriculture and Food, Deputies Walsh and Coughlan, have performed in an exemplary fashion in negotiations on behalf of Irish farmers.