Recently elected Fianna Fail TD, Jackie Cahill, has been appointed Junior Spokesperson by Party Leader, Micheal Martin with responsibility for Food, Forestry and Horticulture.
Deputy Cahill said he was very pleased with the appointment and he looked forward to being a strong advocate for his areas of responsibility. He said he was particularly pleased to have responsibility for food which is a critical sector for Tipperary. He said there are many quality food producers in the county who are providing quality employment and they must be supported.
Cahill went on to say that the fact that there was no Government Oireachtas member in Tipperary following the election that there was a serious concern that Tipperary would be forgotten about again.
Cahill said “I feel strongly that continuous pressure will be required to ensure that Tipperary gets its fair share of the cake, and I intend to hold the Government to account for its responsibility to Tipperary.”
Cahill finished by say he would be making contacts with those involved in the Food, Forestry and Horticulture sectors in the County to explore all opportunities with them for job creation.