Republic of Ireland study tour

    2nd April 2014

    The SBA is planning a study tour to the Republic of Ireland from 2 to 5 July this year.

    The main purpose of the study tour will be to find out first-hand how the Irish plan to deal with CAP reform. 

    Exact details of the tour are still to be finalised but it is the intention that as part of the visit we will meet with Andrew Doyle, Chairman of the Agriculture Committee in the Irish Parliament, to discuss in detail how the Irish plan to implement the new regime.

    We will also organise some farm visits and a trip to Norbrook Laboratories which is a world leader in the manufacture of veterinary and animal health medicines.

    The outline plan is that members, who will be responsible for making their own transport arrangements, will meet up at a hotel in Dublin (location to be announced) on the Wednesday afternoon/evening.  A coach will then take us to the various visits and meeting with Andrew Doyle on Thursday and Friday before heading for home on Saturday.  We will of course make sure that we leave enough time to sample the world renowned Irish hospitality!

    However, to allow us to make the final arrangements such as booking accommodation, the coach etc. we need to have some idea of how many people intend to go on the tour. Spaces will be limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis so to avoid disappointment please let us know as soon as possible if you will be able to join us. Partners will be welcome to join us on what promise to be a very interesting and informative trip.

    If you wish to come on the tour please let Duncan Todd know as soon as possible, but no later than 15 April, by email to or call him on 07582-731307.

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