CETA: Rural Ireland & Agriculture to Suffer


Preas Ráitheas / Press Release

“The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement – (CETA) between the European Union and the Canadian Government poses a serious risk to Irish agricultural interests and rural Ireland.

The deal which was passed in October of last year will ensure Irish beef exports, a stable in the Irish export market will be seriously undermined by the importation of upwards of 50,000t of Canadian beef.

Republican Sinn Féin reporting on CETA in November 2016 reiterated that in the 1970’s we were central in opposing membership of the EU and that position remains today in favor of a sovereign united Ireland with proper management of a resource based economy, basically like the death of Irish fisheries, sugar beat, previous beef quotas etc, this was always going to happen.

CETA and TTIP open the possibility of Irish agriculture going like the Irish fisheries, basically it could be the death of an industry, where the Irish economy loses billions.  What then for Irish agriculture? What then for rural Ireland?

In light of Brexit, the time has come for a serious consideration of maintaining EU membership.  Ireland standing alone as a united and sovereign country is stronger as an equal partner to other sovereign nations, not merely a county to be manipulated.”

Críoch / ENDS

Link One: http://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/ceta-deal-is-a-devastating-blow-to-irish-agriculture/#

Link Two: https://republicansinnfein.org/2016/11/01/ceta-a-blow-to-all-eu-nations/

Link Three: https://republicansinnfein.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/saol-nua_pdf.pdf

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