A 50 million euro fund to support Ireland’s beef sector has been agreed by the European Commission.
Under the plan, the government here can match the figure, bringing the total potential aid package to 100 million euro.
It’s in response to a recent government submission to the commission seeking assistance for the sector, and follows weeks of protests by farmers on the issue. Wicklow T.D. and Junior Minister for Agriculture, Andrew Doyle was involved in the discussions and says it’s a major boost for struggling beef farmers.