A vote will take place this morning on whether or not to introduce the Nature Restoration Law into Europe.

Local MEPs will be present for the vote which takes place in Strasbourg.

Also in attendance are the President and Vice President of the Irish Natura & Hill Farmers Assocation – Vincent Roddy and John Joe Fitzgerald.

Under the planned law, countries must restore 20% of the EU’s land and sea areas by 2030 – and all ecosystems by 2050.

One of the main reasons for this is that over 80% of Europe’s natural habitats are in poor health, according to the European Commission.

The INHFA recently called on Irish MEPs to vote against the proposed law and “not sign the death warrant of rural Ireland”, as Roddy as quoted with saying in the Farmers Journal.

According to Vice President Fitzgerald, just one Irish MEP is set to join the INHFA in voting against the law – Roscommon based Independent MEP Luke Ming Flanagan.

John Joe Fitzgerald will speak to Rian Bailey this morning ahead of the vote on Midwest Radio's Morning Edition from 8:45am.

(Pic Luke Ming Flanagan Facebook)

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