Written Answers. - Farmers' Representative Groups.

John Bruton

Question:

72 Mr. J. Bruton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development if he will make a statement on his recent meeting with the leadership of the ICMSA in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon. [1729/00]

I have not had a meeting with the ICMSA in Ballaghaderreen recently.

On 19 January, following the Cabinet meeting which was held in Ballaghaderreen, the leadership of the ICMSA briefly spoke with the Taoiseach and passed on a letter to him. There was no formal meeting involved, however.

I have meetings on a regular basis with the ICMSA, as with other representative organisations.