IFA President Joe Healy has paid tribute to Enda Kenny following his announcement that he intends to retire as Taoiseach.
Joe Healy said Enda Kenny has given huge service to the State as Taoiseach and in the various other roles he held in public life.
“The Taoiseach displayed a strong commitment to agriculture and Irish farmers throughout his political career, and especially during his time as Taoiseach.
“Enda Kenny’s standing in Europe and relationships with political leaders across the EU were very important when Ireland held the EU presidency in 2013, a time that coincided with the last CAP reform.
“As Taoiseach he understood the importance of farming and the agriculture sector to the country. Despite the huge demands on his time he was always accessible and willing to listen to the concerns of farmers” the IFA President said.
“Enda Kenny’s strong support for agriculture was evident in in the taxation measure and funding of farm schemes implemented in recent Budgets.
On behalf of the IFA, I would like to wish Taoiseach Enda Kenny well for the future,” Joe Healy said.