Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Agriculture, Marine and Food, Michael Colreavy TD, has highlighted the impact of high fuel costs on Irish agriculture.
Deputy Colreavy, last week, met a delegation from the Association of Farm Contractors in Ireland who raised the impact of high fuel costs of the agricultural industry. Speaking in the Dáil, Mr Colreavy said: “Fuel costs for farmers have doubled in the last three years. However, profits for farmers have not increased to match this price. The profit margins of farmers are being eroded and this is putting serious financial pressure on them and on their families.”
For more on this story, see this week’s Leitrim Observer.