August 7, 2020
Saving Ireland’s Family Farms – Matt Carthy TD commences consultation process

Matt Carthy 2019 SquareSinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture Matt Carthy TD has launched a consultation process asking for proposals to help Save Ireland’s Family Farms.

Deputy Carthy has asked farmers and all those concerned about the future of Irish farming to complete an online survey outlining their proposals and suggestions.

Teachta Carthy said: “Sinn Féin are committed to delivering fair prices, fair play and a fair CAP for Irish family farmers.  We want to hear from those at the coalface to tell us the problems that currently exist as they see them and their suggestions as to how we can deliver policies that will save our family farm network.

“Family farms have been let down by successive governments.  There are huge challenges and uncertainties coming down the line.  Brexit, climate action, the new CAP and potentially devastating EU trade deals could potentially create new difficulties for a sector that is aging and facing increasing bureaucracy and regulation.

“The experiences of our family farmers must be heard in this process.  That is why I am launching this consultation process to ensure that their voices are at the heart of Sinn Féin’s Agriculture policy so that we in turn can prepare to implement them in government in the incumbent government fails to do so.

“I hope that we will hear from individual farmers, representative bodies, community organisations and anyone who has an interest in the future of our family farms and the rural communities that depend on them”.

Those wishing to participate can complete the online survey at:

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

In 2017 Simon Harris promised that no child would wait over 4 months for scoliosis-related surgery.

This promise was broken and waiting lists have worsened.

Children deserve better. It's time for change. - @davidcullinane


Every woman and girl deserves to enjoy their life free from misogyny and violence.

We are bringing a motion to the Assembly to make the Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy a priority for all parties.

I am determined to work together with everyone to ensure that all women…

At the Farmers’ Market in Carrick-on-Shannon today. Lovely local products and fantastic people.

I even got a verse of “Hello Mary Lou” before I left 😃

Fermanagh’s own Superintendent Ted Hastings cannot make it to the @WestvilleHotel Hotel tonight, but he is urging you to come along!

Registration is still opened here;

📍Westville Hotel, Enniskillen
📆22nd Feb

Come along and have your say 🗣️

Load More