TTIP would have devastating impact on Irish beef industry – Anderson

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership could have a devastating impact on the Irish beef industry. 

Speaking after a public meeting in Enniskillen, Ms Anderson said; 

“The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is one of the most important and controversial pieces of legislation coming through the European Parliament for many years. 

“Its implementation would have disastrous and far-reaching consequences for many communities right across Europe. 

“I was pleased to be able to come to the Clinton Centre in Enniskillen to speak at a public meeting, organised by Sinn Féin, to update local people on what TTIP could mean for them. 

“This hulking piece of legislation would impact on many sectors. 

“It could have a devastating impact on the Irish agriculture industry, particularly the beef sector with losses of up to €45 million due to increased consumption of US beef. 

“TTIP would also allow major international companies to ride roughshod over the democratic decisions of EU member states which is totally unacceptable. 

“I and the Sinn Féin team in the European Parliament have been to the fore in opposing TTIP both at home and in Europe and will continue to do so.”