As we set new targets for growth called Agri-Food 2025, maybe now is a good time to see if our countries banking model is fit for purpose for the largest and most important sector of the Irish economy
Article by Eoin Lowry – Agribusiness Editor Farmers Journal
Eoin Lowry – Agribusiness Editor
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Eoin Lowry is the Agribusiness Editor at the Irish Farmers Journal. From a tillage farm in Ratheniska, Laois, Eoin graduated from UCD with a BAgrSc in 2001. After completing a MAgrSc he started his career as product manager with the French fertilizer company Groupe Roullier. He then moved to the position of operations manager with the Cooney Furlong Grain Company in Wexford. In 2008, he graduated with an MBA from Smurfit School of Business. In the same year he was appointed managing director of Target Fertilizers. Eoin is the current vice president of the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) and a former president of the Irish Fertilizer Marketing Association.
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Alex Templeton speaking at ECOBATE - UK - 2013
Councils should "bring local banks into being" so they can become "powerful partners" and promote economic, social and environmental benefits to their communities.Published on Mar 21, 2013 Speaking at the 2nd European Conference on Banking and the Economy (ECOBATE) in Winchester, Alex Templeton, Director of the Farm Energy Project, explains how a disfunctional financial system has made it harder to lend to small businesses which in turn impacts communities.