Saving rural Ireland
Letter of the week
Madam – May I congratulate Lucinda O’Sullivan on her interview with Alison de Vere Hunt of Cashel Mart (Sunday Independent, 14 September). She articulated the intolerable pressures experienced by the farming community in rural Ireland today, some, unfortunately, even leading to loss of life, as happened in Alison’s family.
At last year’s Agricultural Science Association conference in Waterford, I asked the Government to
introduce a “yellow card” system for farm inspections for this very reason. The recent response to me was: “We would have to get EU permission.”