BREXIT :: Brexit Co-ordinator for the European Parliament, Guy Verhofstadt visited the border area between Armagh and Monaghan and met a number of groups representing farmers, road hauliers, IBEC and Border Communities Against Brexit. The visit was organised by Independent MEP Marian Harkin. Pictured at the farm of Arthur Hughes of Foyduff, Middletown whose farm straddles the border were (L to R): Vincent Roddy, Secretary, INHFA; Frank Brady, Chairman, Co. Monaghan IFA; Brian Treanor, Vice Chairman, Co. Monaghan IFA; Michael Collins, Chief Financial Officer, LacPatrick Co-op; Edmund Graham, Chairman, Co. Monaghan ICSA; Marian Harkin MEP; Guy Verhofstadt, European Parliament Brexit Co-ordinator; Arthur Hughes,and Gerry McGovern, Cavan/Leitrim INHFA.
APPRENTICE :: The Insurance Practitioner Apprenticeship, Irelandís first level-8-degree apprenticeship, kicked off its second-year last week, with 85 new apprentices from all across the country, beginning the three year Earn and Learn programme which allows the apprentices to work for an insurance employer, while also studying for a BA Hons in Insurance Practice. Pictured at IT Sligo are the apprentices.