European Commission agrees €50m aid fund to assist troubled beef sector

European Commission agrees €50 million aid fund to assist troubled beef sector. Fine Gael European Election candidate Andrew Doyle secures agreement with Commissioner Phil Hogan

The European Commission has agreed to provide an aid package worth €50 million to support the Irish beef sector.

Fine Gael Ireland South European Election candidate, Andrew Doyle, met with Commissioner Phil Hogan in Brussels this week to discuss the need for such a package, and is very pleased with today’s (Thursday) outcome.

“The European Commission acknowledged the case for aid required, which has consistently been put forward by the Minister for Agriculture and myself,” he said. “Irish beef farmers have suffered income losses over the past two years as a result of the uncertainty surrounding Brexit.

“The package agreed also allows for another €50 million to be provided by the Irish Government. This is really good news for the Irish beef sector as we can no offer some security to farmers who have had to endure significant strain over the past couple of years.

“Minister Creed and I now look forward to convening a meeting with representatives from this sector so we can discuss the technical details of this package, how we implement it and how we can roll out this financial support as soon as possible.”

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