At a North Cork IFA meeting with general election candidates in Fermoy last week, were l-r: Tom Barry, Fine Gael; Paul Bradford, Renua Ireland; Natasha Harty, Green Party; Billy Cotter, North Cork IFA chairman; Noel McCarthy, Fine Gael and Kevin O'Keeffe, Fianna Fail.

Cork East general election candidates set out their stall on agriculture and rural issues at a debate hosted by IFA in Fermoy last week.

The debate was chaired by county chairman, Billy Cotter and attended by Tom Barry Fine Gael, Paul Bradford Renua Ireland, Natasha Harty Green Party, Noel McCarthy Fine Gael and Kevin O’Keeffe Fianna Fáil.

Billy Cotter said the candidates engaged on important issues such as farm incomes, supports and rural services. He said, “Agriculture is crucial to the North Cork economy and these matters are central to farm families throughout the county …”


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