In the weekend when one million people converged on Paris to protest against government plans to lower the retirement age, a CALNI spokesperson revealed that the city was the focus of the European protest.
The Sial Food Expo runs in Paris from Sunday through to Tuesday. It is one of the biggest Global food industry trade shows of the year. Many local companies are exhibiting. InvestNI, Moy Park and the Marfrig Group all have stands.
Speaking from the Champs Elysees, CALNI Chariman Ray Clarke said,
“It has been amazing to be in Paris to see a million people protesting first hand. It is a great to get the chance to highlight our campaign in the city of revolution. We’ve been stopped by dozens of people in the streets and everyone is shocked that the Northern Ireland government would support the construction of an incinerator in an area of high scenic value, let alone beside Lough Neagh with its national and European designations. We’ve taken great encouragement from all the support from the people of Paris!”
“For some reason the Parisians have an image of Northern Ireland with green fields, clean pasture, bubbling streams and crystal clear lakes. Anyone who is aware of the pollution in Lough Neagh knows that this couldn’t be further from the truth. We can’t let this continue!”