Carthy to host “A Future for Irish Farming?” Event at Ploughing Championships 2019
Sinn Féin MEP for Midlands Northwest Matt Carthy will host a public discussion at this year’s Ploughing Championships in Carlow. The event entitled ”A Future for Irish Farming? Stop Mercosur, Support Family Farms & Rural Communities” will take place in the Sinn Féin tent (stall: 366 – block 4 – row 17) at 11am on Thursday the 19th of September.
Ahead of the event Carthy said “Over the past number of weeks the crisis in Irish agriculture has escalated. Without our family farms the towns and villages across Ireland will not survive. That family farm model is under threat.
That is why I, and other Sinn Féin reps, have been standing with our farmers on the picket lines. That is why we have organised a campaign to highlight the dangers of the Mercosur and other EU trade deals and that is why we believe that it is time to break the cartels and support our farmers.
Attempts to pit low-paid workers against low-paid farmers was a predicable, if disappointing, action. Sinn Féin will continue to support all those who face the wrath of the beef barons, the banks and the other gombeen capitalists who have been ripping off the working people of Ireland for too long.”
Thursday’s event will also feature contributions from Brian Stanley TD – Sinn Féin Agriculture Food & Marine Spokesperson and representatives from Farming Organisations such as INHFA, IFA, ICSA, ISMSA and Beef Plan Movement.
A busy three days are planned for the Sinn Féin tent at this year’s Ploughing Championships. Among the topics being discussed at this year’s panels are Brexit & Challenges for Rural Ireland , A Fairer Economy: Investing in Rural Ireland & Tackling High Insurance Costs and A Future for Irish Farming? Stop Mercosur, Support Family Farms & Rural Communities.
Be sure to drop in to the Sinn Féin tent for this series of events,and a discussion with their all Ireland teams of TDs, MLAs, MPs, MEPs and Councillors. ENDS