LHis discussions of agriculture were particularly complex. But Dublin is promising “generous financial incentives for farmers and an additional financial envelope in the 2023 budget”, while ensuring the decision will not lead to a reduction in the national herd. Irish Agriculture Minister Charlie McConlogh denied reports that the scheme would reduce the national herd by 13 per cent and the number of dairy cows by 11 per cent.
However, Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan believes the announcement is a “devastating blow to Irish agriculture and the rural economy”. It calls on the Irish government to come up with real proposals and adequate funding to support climate action, including the development of on-farm renewables.
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