Newly-elected Fianna Fail TD Jackie Cahill has spoken of how he would love to have a junior agriculture ministry in the next Government.
The Thurles man who was elected to the Dail last weekend told the Tipperary Star rural Ireland had got little focus during the campaign
Mr Cahill, who farms over 200 acres of dairy land, said: “Rural Ireland is in crisis. It got very little focus during the election.”
He said that he had raised farming with the party's leader, Micheal Martin, just a week before the election and Mr Martin said that the media didn't want to cover it