Mar 312017
EU Guidelines look “Encouraging and Positive” says Comer

The publication of the EU’s Draft Guidelines responding to the UK’s ‘triggering’ of Article 50 has been described as encouraging and positive by the President of ICMSA, John Comer.  He said that it certainly appeared as if cognisance had been taken of several points raised by Ireland with respect to our unique relationship with the […read more…]

Mar 312017
Farmers on Designated Land being treated with “Contempt”

  The Chairperson of the ICMSA’s Farm and Rural Affairs Committee, Pat Rohan, has stated that farmers on designated land, including Hen Harrier areas, are being treated with contempt by the Government and its agencies who are shifting responsibility from one Department to the other with farmers’ land effectively sterilised and useless and the farmers […read more…]

Mar 292017
ICMSA President says Ireland must look to our own national interest as Article 50 is triggered – “We have to take responsibility for our interests”

On the day that the UK formally triggers Article 50 and starts the clock on a two-year countdown to its departure from the EU, the President of ICMSA has said that Ireland cannot rely on mere expressions of concern and goodwill as what will be historically difficult and intense negotiations begin.  John Comer said that […read more…]

Mar 242017

“Given the fact that the credibility of the Brazilian authorities and food companies has been totally undermined on foot of this latest episode, people will be entitled to question the seriousness and commitment of the EU authorities unless a complete ban on Brazilian food exports is imposed immediately and maintained until such time that clearly […read more…]