Wednesday 21 February 2018

Coveney knows lay of the land when it comes to agri-sector's benefits

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney
Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney
Darragh McCullough

Darragh McCullough

The news that the Government is going to commit €1.9bn to agricultural schemes over the next seven years is a great result for farmers and Minister Simon Coveney.

Negotiations with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform went way over the deadlines he promised farmers.

But the minister knew that this was a prize worth fighting for.

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