I had the pleasure of meeting Minister McEntee once, and for the first time, at this year’s Ploughing Championship in New Ross. He took time out specifically to talk to a group of forestry owners here in Wexford. He had a very forthright and honest manner in discussion that was welcomed, and seemed genuinely invested in doing his job right.
I’m going to leave further comment to those who knew him better – but I sincerely hope that if there were contributing factors to his untimely death, that this can be a wake up call to our society to respond better to such issues.
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May 16: Minister of State Shane McEntee TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, together with Ms Michelle O’Neill MLA, Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development, Northern Ireland, formally launched the Future Trees Trust which is now a registered charity in both the UK and Ireland.