Dairygold welcomes visit of Taoiseach to Mitchelstown

Pictured at a visit to Dairygold’s processing facility in Mitchelstown on Friday were Taoiseach Simon Harris with Dairygold chairman, Seán O’Brien; Dairygold’s head of sustainability, Orlaith Tynan and Dairygold interim chief executive, Michael Harte. (Photo: Gerard McCarthy)

Dairygold chairman, Seán O’Brien and interim chief executive, Michael Harte welcomed Taoiseach, Simon Harris to Dairygold’s Mitchelstown HQ on Friday last, 10th May, where Dairygold raised the importance of retaining Ireland’s nitrates derogation.

Speaking about the meeting, Dairygold chairman Seán O’Brien said they were ‘encouraged by the Taoiseach’s recent comments regarding the importance of the EU nitrates derogation for Irish dairy farmers’.

“We were delighted to be able to meet him today to echo that view and reiterate the importance of the European Commission retaining the derogation at the current level beyond 2025.

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