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€330m Brexit Impact Loan Scheme opens to farmers

€330m Brexit Impact Loan Scheme opens to farmers

The government has launched a €330 million scheme to help farmers, SMEs and fishers respond to the ongoing impacts of...

October 15, 2021

‘Pure skincare fresh from the farm’ in expansion mode

‘Pure skincare fresh from the farm’ in expansion mode

‘Pure skincare fresh from the farm’ is the tagline of a rural enterprise on the Wexford/Wicklow border, that enjoyed a...

October 9, 2021

Food businesses urged to stay prepared for UK import controls

Food businesses urged to stay prepared for UK import controls

Food Businesses in Ireland are being urged to keep up their preparations for changes to the UK’s controls and regulations...

October 6, 2021

FDI welcomes approval of Brexit adjustment reserve

FDI welcomes approval of Brexit adjustment reserve

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group representing the food and drink sector, has welcomed the approval of the Brexit...

September 28, 2021

European Council adopts €5 billion Brexit adjustment reserve

European Council adopts €5 billion Brexit adjustment reserve

The European Council today (Tuesday, September 28) gave its final approval to a fund designed to help member states tackle...

September 28, 2021

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

‘Technical solution’ found for NI/Scotland livestock trade issues

A “technical solution” is reportedly available for livestock trade issues between Britain and Northern Ireland, but would require political buy-in...

September 23, 2021

Pork crisis: NI’s pig backlog to reach 24,000 by mid-October

Pork crisis: NI’s pig backlog to reach 24,000 by mid-October

The backlog of pigs to be slaughtered could reach as many as 24,000 in just a month, according to representatives...

September 21, 2021

MEPs vote in favour of €5 billion Brexit fund

MEPs vote in favour of €5 billion Brexit fund

MEPs have voted in favour of the €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve – with €1 billion coming Ireland’s way. Following...

September 15, 2021

FDI seeks ‘substantial Brexit funding’ for food and drink sector from Budget 2022

FDI seeks ‘substantial Brexit funding’ for food and drink sector from Budget 2022

Food Drink Ireland (FDI) is calling for “substantial Brexit funding” for the food and drink sector from Budget 2022. The...

September 15, 2021

MII welcomes announcement by UK to defer import controls

MII welcomes announcement by UK to defer import controls

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has welcomed a decision by the UK government to defer safety and security checks on EU...

September 14, 2021

DUP to withdraw from north-south arrangements

DUP to withdraw from north-south arrangements

The leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has said the party will withdraw from north-south arrangements with immediate effect....

September 9, 2021

EU ‘not to launch infringement action’ over UK decision to extend Grace Periods

EU ‘not to launch infringement action’ over UK decision to extend Grace Periods

The European Commission has said it will not launch infringement action after the UK yesterday announced plans to extend the...

September 7, 2021

Agri firms urged to prepare for further Brexit changes from October

Agri firms urged to prepare for further Brexit changes from October

Food business operators have been urged to prepare for the UK’s introduction of import controls on certain food and agricultural...

September 2, 2021

70,000 pigs backing up on UK farms amid worker shortage

70,000 pigs backing up on UK farms amid worker shortage

Healthy pigs will end up being destroyed and wasted – with an estimated 70,000 pigs backing up on farms –...

September 1, 2021

Webinar to be held on upcoming UK trade changes

Webinar to be held on upcoming UK trade changes

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is holding a webinar with the UK government next week on exporting...

August 31, 2021

Family overcomes Brexit mushroom setback with new direction

Family overcomes Brexit mushroom setback with new direction

A Co. Tipperary-based family that closed its mushroom business in 2016 as a result of Brexit, has just completed the...

August 28, 2021

‘Ballet dancers prioritised over butchers’ amid UK food shortages

‘Ballet dancers prioritised over butchers’ amid UK food shortages

The UK government has noted that Britain has a lack of ballet dancers – but “ignores food shortages caused by...

August 27, 2021

Supermarket bosses call for action to avoid NI supply disruption

Supermarket bosses call for action to avoid NI supply disruption

Supermarket bosses representing over 75% of the Northern Irish (NI) grocery market, have called for urgent action to avoid GB-NI...

July 19, 2021