Thursday, 28 November 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Brian Stanley (Laois, Sinn Fein)
I raise the issue of the beef task force. In the past few minutes, there has been welcome news that the injunctions against Pauric Brady and Colm Leonard have been lifted. I sought that action yesterday and asked the Taoiseach and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine about it on Question Time. It is good news.
Many issues must be addressed and it is important that the task force meets in plenary session. There was to be a meeting on 14 October but, unfortunately, that did not happen. I wish to impress on the Tánaiste the importance of getting people around the table as quickly as possible to deal with the outstanding issues in the beef sector and to make progress. I also urge him to impress on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the importance of ensuring that representatives of the retailers will attend.