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Local TD calls on Agriculture Minister to be 'voice of farmers' and allow some buyers around mart rings

Oct 28, 2020 13:10 By News Northern Sound
Local TD calls on Agriculture Minister to be 'voice of farmers' and allow some buyers around mart rings Local TD calls on Agriculture Minister to be 'voice of farmers' and allow some buyers around mart rings
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A local TD has called on the Minister for Agriculture to allow some buyers around mart rings. Under current Level 5 restrictions, livestock mart sales

A local TD has called on the Minister for Agriculture to allow some buyers around mart rings.

Under current Level 5 restrictions, livestock mart sales have moved to online only.

Sinn Féin's Agriculture spokesperson, Matt Carthy, says online solutions can only offer part of the solution as many buyers don't have access to adequate broadband.

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Deputy Carthy added that some marts do not have the infrastructure to facilitate wholly online sales.

He's called on the Agriculture Minister, Charlie McConalogue, to find an urgent resolution to the curtailment of mart operations.

The Sinn Féin TD told Shannonside Northern Sound that the Agriculture Minister needs to be the "voice of farmers" on this issue:

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