Delvin Mart has had its trading licence restored – and will have its next weekly sale next Thursday, April 1, the Mart has confirmed.

The mart had been temporarily closed due to breaches in Covid-19 restrictions with its trading licence suspended by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine last week.

“Our next sale is next Thursday; we’re on every Thursday,” Delvin Mart manager John Gilligan confirmed.

We’re restored now but the sale will be Thursday. It’s a matter of getting going now and keeping a tight eye on everything.

There are no special conditions and “trading will resume as normal”, in line with Covid-19 protocols, the manager added.

The mart had its licence suspended last week on Thursday (March 18) – but negotiations took place between mart personnel and department officials on Wednesday (March 24) to resolve the situation.

These discussions ultimately bore fruit with positive news for the mart and the farmers who trade there delivered by the department this afternoon (Friday, March 26).

With current Covid-19 restrictions across all sectors, including agriculture and livestock trading, to stay in place “until at least” Monday, April 5, an update is set to be announced by government in the coming days.