IFA preparing submission for Commonage Implementation Committee


The first meeting of the new Commonage Implementation Committee is underway in Dublin.

The Minister for Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says the committee will play a key role in assisting Commonage owners as they make the transition to a new Common Agricultural Policy.

It's chaired by Joe Healy, a former President of Macra na Feirme and a livestock farmer from Galway.

Concern has been expressed that new regulations being introduced as a result of CAP reform could lead to Donegal commonage farmers losing out on EU payments.

Donegal IFA President PJ Mc Monagle says they are beginning their own discussions tomorrow, and will be making a detailed submission to the implementation committee........