Tipp ICMSA welcome
AEOS 3 Contracts

ICMSA President, John Comer, and General Secretary, John Enright, pictured at last weeks meeting with Commissioner Ciolos. Mr Comer has stated that no further compromise is possible in Irelands negotiations with the Commission on a new CAP agreement. He said that the Commissions proposals would have massively detrimental effects on Irelands food production model.
The Chairman of Tipperary ICMSA, Seamus Troy, has welcomed the announcement by Minister Coveney of the awarding of 6,000 AEOS 3 Contracts.

The Chairman of Tipperary ICMSA, Seamus Troy, has welcomed the announcement by Minister Coveney of the awarding of 6,000 AEOS 3 Contracts.

The Thurles farmer stated that while this is a positive announcement it must be recognised that approximately 9,500 farmers have been in limbo since they applied for AEOS 3 almost six months ago. Mr Troy said it is regrettable that many of the unsuccessful applicants have been participating in REPS since its inception but now find themselves without any option to participate in an Agri-Environment Scheme.

He concluded by stating that it is essential a properly funded Agri-Environment Scheme is provided for under Pillar II of the new CAP.