Ireland must choose a lower emission rate ceiling if the Government is to support farmers according to a local TD
Ireland's targets on greenhouse gas emissions could be decided upon today, as showdown talks take place between the Climate Action Minister and Minister for Agriculture.
Eamon Ryan and Charlie McConalogue are set to discuss plans to cut emissions in agriculture as they try to agree upon a figure to bring to cabinet next week.
The Green Party leader believes emissions should be cut by 30 per cent, while Minister McConalogue is pushing for a 22 per cent reduction by 2030.
Independent TD for Roscommon-Galway, Michael Fitzmaurice, says they should agree on the lower rate:
First of all, this is a defining moment for agriculture and indeed this minister.
The minister needs to hold firm at the maximum of the 22 percent because if he doesn't, it'll be detrimental to Irish Agriculture.