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Eddie Punch argued : “It is vital that the state shows understanding of the strain many people are under. Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine officials need to be very sensitive in how they treat people at this challenging time. Even the wording of written communications needs to be looked at as some people find official letters intimidating,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch remarked : “It is also clear that much more needs to be done on low-interest loans targeted at low-income farmers who are facing massive cash flow difficulties. This is not about big borrowings for expansion; it is about smaller sums to keep the show on the road,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch adds : “The notion farmers could make money growing protein crops or other plant-based foods is a dubious one” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : "This has been a relentless year of blaming beef for everything including climate change," External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : “It smacks of trying to be seen to do something — and, of course, civil servants say ‘yippee’ at the idea of more tax,” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : “People may not notice two cent on a litre, but if the price keeps going up, at some point something may snap,” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : “It smacks of trying to be seen to do something — and, of course, civil servants say ‘yippee’ at the idea of more tax,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : “People may not notice two cent on a litre, but if the price keeps going up, at some point something may snap,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch acknowledged : “no farmer could be satisfied with the state of the beef trade at the moment” “It is totally unrealistic to demand that farmers are delivering all sorts of add-on benefits like sustainable grass-fed beef, high animal welfare standards and do all of that under strict quality assurance regulations. None of that is sustainable,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : "It is time now for both supermarkets and processors to realise the model that they have had for many years where they continue to squeeze farmers is now reaching an unsustainable point. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch says : "The climate change issue has been hijacked so that beef is seen as the only villain of the piece. " External link

independent-ie Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch argued : “Ultimately, the ICSA has seen nothing to change our view that this deal is an absolute disgrace and that the EU has lost its moral authority to be a climate change leader,” External link

agriland Monday, July 22, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : “Asking farmers to plant more trees and reduce livestock seems utterly bizarre when we’re planning to import more meat from a country (Brazil) that is cutting down rainforests,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch warned : “This deal will push cattle farmers over the edge in terms of viability. Without viable incomes, farmers cannot deliver climate change actions, which cost time and money,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch remarked : “It makes no sense to bring in more beef and other agricultural products from South America while pressing EU farmers to reduce emissions. "Cutting down rainforests in South America and then blaming Irish farmers for climate change is illogical” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch added ( about Angela Merkel ) : “We’re fighting hard against it, but I’m afraid that we don’t have enough money and members in ICSA to beat Mercedes, BMW and Angela Merkel all on our own,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch warned : “screwing the sheep farmers has got to stop” External link

agriland Monday, May 20, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : “In any event, you can’t run a business on the basis of simply squeezing the farmer all the time. Why don’t they squeeze a bit more out of the supermarkets and the consumer” External link

agriland Monday, May 20, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch outlined : “At the moment, in one of the retailers in Ireland, you can spend €7 buying vegan burgers but – when you look at it – how sustainable are these alternatives?” External link

agriland Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch asked : “At the moment, in one of the retailers in Ireland, you can spend €7 buying vegan burgers but – when you look at it – how sustainable are these alternatives?” External link

agriland Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch concluded : “Eat beef, eat dairy and feel happy to do so,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch added : “Cattle are going into the factories and if they are deemed to be dirty the factories get a guy in to trim the hair and dirt from them,” “The factories claim that dirty hides can lead to E. coli in the beef – but the reality is that the average beast is not that dirty” External link

agriland Monday, April 1, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch added ( about Commission ) : “There were proposals from the European Commission last summer that the CAP budget would be cut by 5% and it is unclear as to what is actually going to happen with that proposal,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch argued : “The GI status is an important thing, but it is a complete waste of time if you try to get it for every single kilo of beef in Ireland because, by doing that, you’ve shot yourself in the foot because you have no differentiation,” External link

agriland Friday, February 1, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch added : “Unless we fix the deeper market problems we won’t solve the issues” External link

agriland Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : “Irish beef farmers have taken a significant hit around the month of August, the price of beef has gone down from £4.05 (€4.4) about six weeks ago to £3.80 (€4.1) per kilogram today,” External link

euractiv-en Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:01:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : “There is less and less competition between the processors which is making it very difficult for the farmers to have negotiating power,” External link

euractiv-en Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:01:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said ( about Shane Ross ) : "We have already gone a long way in closing down rural pubs, now Minister Ross wants to finish the job," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : “No Irish bank will facilitate transactions with Iranian banks” External link

thejournal Sunday, January 1, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
general secretary56.25%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
secretary37.50%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
sheepfarmers association president3.12%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
president3.12%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Eddie PunchEN100.00%


 
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Eddie Punch argued : “It is vital that the state shows understanding of the strain many people are under. Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine officials need to be very sensitive in how they treat people at this challenging time. Even the wording of written communications needs to be looked at as some people find official letters intimidating,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch remarked : “It is also clear that much more needs to be done on low-interest loans targeted at low-income farmers who are facing massive cash flow difficulties. This is not about big borrowings for expansion; it is about smaller sums to keep the show on the road,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 23, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch adds : “The notion farmers could make money growing protein crops or other plant-based foods is a dubious one” External link

irishtimes Thursday, January 9, 2020 4:23:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : "This has been a relentless year of blaming beef for everything including climate change," External link

independent-ie Saturday, November 30, 2019 6:10:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : “It smacks of trying to be seen to do something — and, of course, civil servants say ‘yippee’ at the idea of more tax,” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : “People may not notice two cent on a litre, but if the price keeps going up, at some point something may snap,” External link

independent-ie Monday, October 14, 2019 11:12:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : “It smacks of trying to be seen to do something — and, of course, civil servants say ‘yippee’ at the idea of more tax,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch says : “People may not notice two cent on a litre, but if the price keeps going up, at some point something may snap,” External link

independent-ie Saturday, October 12, 2019 5:03:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch acknowledged : “no farmer could be satisfied with the state of the beef trade at the moment” “It is totally unrealistic to demand that farmers are delivering all sorts of add-on benefits like sustainable grass-fed beef, high animal welfare standards and do all of that under strict quality assurance regulations. None of that is sustainable,” External link

agriland Tuesday, September 17, 2019 8:43:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : "It is time now for both supermarkets and processors to realise the model that they have had for many years where they continue to squeeze farmers is now reaching an unsustainable point. " External link

irishexaminer Wednesday, September 4, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch says : "The climate change issue has been hijacked so that beef is seen as the only villain of the piece. " External link

independent-ie Saturday, August 17, 2019 4:43:00 AM EAT

Eddie Punch argued : “Ultimately, the ICSA has seen nothing to change our view that this deal is an absolute disgrace and that the EU has lost its moral authority to be a climate change leader,” External link

agriland Monday, July 22, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : “Asking farmers to plant more trees and reduce livestock seems utterly bizarre when we’re planning to import more meat from a country (Brazil) that is cutting down rainforests,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch warned : “This deal will push cattle farmers over the edge in terms of viability. Without viable incomes, farmers cannot deliver climate change actions, which cost time and money,” External link

agriland Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:19:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch remarked : “It makes no sense to bring in more beef and other agricultural products from South America while pressing EU farmers to reduce emissions. "Cutting down rainforests in South America and then blaming Irish farmers for climate change is illogical” External link

irishexaminer Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:11:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch added ( about Angela Merkel ) : “We’re fighting hard against it, but I’m afraid that we don’t have enough money and members in ICSA to beat Mercedes, BMW and Angela Merkel all on our own,” External link

agriland Wednesday, June 19, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch warned : “screwing the sheep farmers has got to stop” External link

agriland Monday, May 20, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : “In any event, you can’t run a business on the basis of simply squeezing the farmer all the time. Why don’t they squeeze a bit more out of the supermarkets and the consumer” External link

agriland Monday, May 20, 2019 6:33:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch outlined : “At the moment, in one of the retailers in Ireland, you can spend €7 buying vegan burgers but – when you look at it – how sustainable are these alternatives?” External link

agriland Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch asked : “At the moment, in one of the retailers in Ireland, you can spend €7 buying vegan burgers but – when you look at it – how sustainable are these alternatives?” External link

agriland Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch concluded : “Eat beef, eat dairy and feel happy to do so,” External link

agriland Thursday, April 25, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch added : “Cattle are going into the factories and if they are deemed to be dirty the factories get a guy in to trim the hair and dirt from them,” “The factories claim that dirty hides can lead to E. coli in the beef – but the reality is that the average beast is not that dirty” External link

agriland Monday, April 1, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch added ( about Commission ) : “There were proposals from the European Commission last summer that the CAP budget would be cut by 5% and it is unclear as to what is actually going to happen with that proposal,” External link

agriland Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:28:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch argued : “The GI status is an important thing, but it is a complete waste of time if you try to get it for every single kilo of beef in Ireland because, by doing that, you’ve shot yourself in the foot because you have no differentiation,” External link

agriland Friday, February 1, 2019 7:01:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch added : “Unless we fix the deeper market problems we won’t solve the issues” External link

agriland Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:02:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : “Irish beef farmers have taken a significant hit around the month of August, the price of beef has gone down from £4.05 (€4.4) about six weeks ago to £3.80 (€4.1) per kilogram today,” External link

euractiv-en Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:01:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said : “There is less and less competition between the processors which is making it very difficult for the farmers to have negotiating power,” External link

euractiv-en Wednesday, August 30, 2017 2:01:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said ( about Shane Ross ) : "We have already gone a long way in closing down rural pubs, now Minister Ross wants to finish the job," External link

independent-ie Tuesday, August 29, 2017 3:45:00 PM EAT

Eddie Punch said ( about Patrick Pinault ) : “No Irish bank will facilitate transactions with Iranian banks” External link

thejournal Sunday, January 1, 2017 10:30:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
general secretary56.25%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
secretary37.50%EN07/28/201728/07/2017
sheepfarmers association president3.12%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
president3.12%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Eddie PunchEN100.00%


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