FF to establish an Independent Agriculture Appeals Review Panel

Published on: 03 February 2020

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson Agriculture, Food, and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue says his Party will establish an independent Agriculture Appeals Review Panel if elected to government.

He commented, “Fine Gael have failed to deliver in so many ways for farmers.  Fianna Fáil have put forward real proposals to resolve the beef crisis. Including the establishment of an Independent Agriculture Appeals Review Panel, something which has been long awaited under Fine Gael.

“If elected to government we will amend the 2001 Agriculture Appeals Act to set up an Appeals Review Panel. This will be done early in any new administration. This is vital in order to restore farmers’ confidence in the appeals system and ensure cases will be dealt with fairly.

“It is a damming indictment of Fine Gael, that despite the 2001 Appeals Act being independently reviewed and published over 2 years ago, the main recommendation has not been implemented.

“Fianna Fáil will put farmers’ first. In government, we will set up an independent Agriculture Appeals Review Panel in government and ensure there is farmer representation on this panel,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.

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