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Minister Doyle Attends GLAS Horticultural and Amenity Landscape Event

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Andrew Doyle T.D. , today attended GLAS, Ireland’s national trade only horticultural and amenity landscape event in Citywest Convention Centre.

‘’GLAS has firmly established itself as one of the main events in the Irish amenity sector and provides a showcase for Irish nurseries and amenity businesses to meet all the key producers, buyers, suppliers and service providers to assist them to develop and enhance current and new business opportunities” said Minister Doyle.

GLAS which is now in its seventh year and supported by Bord Bia showcases the best of Irish horticulture, attracting quality trade buyers to a key event in the industry calendar. With over 145 exhibitors and 44 new exhibitors participating for the first time, GLAS has set the standard for Ireland’s only trade horticulture show and established itself as a key date in the diaries of all those working within the industry.

Minister Doyle added “My Department continues to provide support to the amenity sector under the Scheme of Investment Aid for the Development of the Commercial Horticulture Sector. I was very glad to have committed additional funding for the Scheme bringing its total budget for the current year to €5m.  This will facilitate capital investments to the value of almost €3m over the coming months in the Nursery Stock and related Amenity Plant Sector’’.

 The Minister concluded “I would like to finally compliment all those involved in planning and organising this year’s show and wish the show’s organisers, exhibitors and attendees every success for the event”.

To view this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 139/2017 (pdf 365Kb) 

Date Released: 20 July 2017