Seanad debates

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

An tOrd Gnó - Order of Business


10:30 am

Photo of Jerry ButtimerJerry Buttimer (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

-----Statement of October highlighted the issues with the closing date that the Senator raised yesterday and today. We all recognise that it has been a difficult year for agriculture. The Senator knows full well that the Government has no role to play in determining the prices that farmers get for beef from processors. However, we are supporting sustainable and efficient development through policies aimed at improving competitiveness. The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Deputy Creed, and his predecessor, the Tánaiste, have travelled around the world opening new markets. Next month, the Minister will go to Turkey to open a new market.


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