Sunday 20 October 2019

Emissions from cows 'farting' behind global warming, warns Ireton

Cllr Robbie Ireton

'COW'S FARTING is the problem.'

This was Cllr Robbie Ireton's take on the climate change debate at the meeting. He was speaking during a debate on Cllr Malcolm Byrne's motion which outlined the impact of climate change on the county, particularly in the areas of coastal erosion and agriculture.

His motion states: 'Wexford County Council supports those who seek an effective outcome to tackle climate change globally at the forthcoming Paris Conference and that this council would undertake an audit of all our activities with a view to ensuring that we do not contribute toward climate change and that we actively promote ways for citizens to play their part as well as raising awareness of the potential damage through inaction'.

Cllr Ireton said: 'The biggest contribution to climate change at the moment is cow's farting,' to much guttural laughter.

Cathaoirleach Cllr Tony Dempsey said: 'I take it you are against cows farting.'

'We need to put a filter on their rear end,' Cllr Ireton replied.'

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