Local TD says CAP must be protected to help maintain the rural economy

A local TD says the Common Agricultural Policy must be protected to help maintain the rural economy

Brendan Smith was speaking ahead of a meeting of EU leaders at a European Council summit tomorrow to set the bloc’s budget for the next seven years.

A 14 to 18 per cent cut in CAP is currently being hinted.

Speaking on The Wider View, Brendan Smith says there will be wider implications if the budget is reduced.