Greens in Offaly this evening to discuss future of CAP scheme

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Greens in Offaly this evening to discuss future of CAP scheme

Greens in Offaly this evening to discuss future of CAP scheme

Green Party candidate in the upcoming local elections, Pippa Hackett, is looking forward to welcoming her Green colleagues to the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore this Thursday, April 11 at 7:30pm to discuss CAP.

Anyone interested in the future of farming and food production in Ireland is invited to attend and share their views.

"The Green Party is very much about supporting the Irish family farming model, which is under increasing threat as agriculture becomes more intensified and competitive," Pippa explained.

"The CAP needs to be fair, inclusive and sustainable - for farm incomes and for the environment. Farmers must be respected and supported for their roles in keeping Ireland truly green, and to support those farmers under the most pressure."

"The event will be a great opportunity for members of the public and farmers to share insight, and reflect on the best approach for a CAP that is inclusive, fair and sustainable."

Joining Pippa will be Eamon Ryan TD (Green Party Leader), Andrzej Nowakowski (Green/EFA Advisor for Agriculture & Rural Development), Senator Grace O’Sullivan, and Midlands-North West CAP Reform advocate Saoirse McHugh.