Government must assert opposition to beef deal – McConalogue

Serious concern has been raised over reports that beef will be included in the final deal between the EU and South American Mercosur countries.

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture & Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue any such move could have a potentially catastrophic impact on the Irish beef sector and could threaten the quality of produce entering the EU market.

Deputy McConalogue is calling on the Taoiseach and Irish representatives to strongly oppose a deal which effectively sacrifices the livelihood of Irish farmers: