Fianna Fail’s EU candidate claims new beef fund government ‘election politics’

Fianna Fail MEP candidate Brendan Smith feels that the Government’s decision to provide a top-up for beef farmers affected by Brexit is election politics.

The former Minister for Agriculture is in the final days of his campaign to secure one of four seats in the Midlands/Northwest constituency

The Cavan/Monahan TD claims to have been one of the first politicians in Ireland to realise the impact that Brexit could have on the agriculture industry, and the difficulties it would pose for farmers.

Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show this morning, he claimed that while the Government has pushed ahead with helping farmers – the timing is questionable: