I have called on the Government to be clear on their plans in relation to the announcement on carbon emission targets.

The 25% target for farming is not possible to achieve and without a detailed costed plan.

“It is a PR stunt without any back up details. There is talk of innovation and new technologies, but these are just a figment of someone’s imagination.

The passing of the Climate Action Bill set in train this crazy attack on farming. The Bill was supported by Fianna Fail and Fine Geal backbench TD’s so they cannot blame the Greens.

It is notable that vague promises of income support have no detail and no money in place.

Young farmers will find it difficult to stay farming and food projection will be affected. In a country of growing population, secure food supply is essential.

This knee jerk reaction by Government will pose serious problems for the family farms around the country”.