Teagasc Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

Excluding the Net Deferred Funding for Pensions, Teagasc income in 2018 was €195 million (2017 income – €187 million). There was an increase of €6.432 million in Grant in Aid compared to 2017. Research income increased by €1.924 million (6.3%), including increases of €1.835 million in externally funded research grants, €481,000 in analysis fees and […]

Brexit-related storage of additional chemicals prompts safety concerns

Irish firms, who may be increasing their stocks of chemicals ahead of the Brexit deadline on October 31st, are reminded to take the necessary steps to ensure all chemicals are stored safely. Speaking on behalf of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) today (October 10th), Assistant Chief Executive Yvonne Mullooly has urged companies to fulfil […]

Over 50% of exporters nationwide say that Brexit has already had an impact on business – Enterprise Ireland

• Currency fluctuations number one concern amongst Irish exporters as Britain’s exit from the EU fast approaches • 83% plan to enter new global markets over the next 12 months in response to Brexit • Irish companies must take action now and further their diversification plans Research carried out by Enterprise Ireland has found that […]

EU Commission to help workers in event of ‘no deal’ Brexit – Hogan

Statement by Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development This morning (4 September 2019), the European Commission adopted the latest in a series of Brexit Preparedness Communications, in which we reiterated our call to all stakeholders to prepare for a no-deal scenario. In order to help businesses that trade with the UK, we […]

‘Hoping’ for a safety net at the bottom of the Brexit cliff is not enough – IFA

Speaking at this morning’s All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit in Dublin Castle, IFA President Joe Healy reinforced the devastating impact that a no-deal Brexit would have on Ireland’s agricultural sector. He outlined the crisis that is already underway in the beef sector and restated his call for mitigation measures to be put in place as […]

Farmers Facing Armageddon From Brexit – Minister Has To Get Commission Support Immediately

IFA President Joe Healy said that Irish farmers are already bearing the brunt of the impending Brexit through disastrous beef prices. “Minister Creed needs to put on the green jersey and tog out, right now, for Irish farmers who are facing a potential Armageddon from Brexit,” he said. Along with price supports, Joe Healy said the […]

Businesses Advised To Prepare ‘Brexit Readiness’ Statement – PR Figure Recommends

Companies whose activities are likely to be affected by the impact of Brexit, even to a minor extent, are being advised to prepare a statement particular to their situation which would set out their ‘state-of-readiness’ in terms of the preparations they must make to keep their business functioning smoothly, irrespective of the final form the […]

Government Must Set Out Plan On Brexit Cliff Edge For Farming And Agri Sector, Warns IFA President

IFA President Joe Healy said with just 100 days to Brexit, there is massive concern among all farmers and especially livestock farmers about prices and exports to our most important export market in the UK.   Joe Healy was speaking at a meeting of the IFA National Council in Dublin today.   “Our Taoiseach & […]

Irish Government must urgently intensify no-deal contingency plans

This week’s UK developments further increase risk of no-deal  The Irish Exporters Association today calls on the Government and the European Union to urgently intensify its no-deal contingency planning following this week’s developments in the UK. Monday’s decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to defer the scheduled parliamentary vote on the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement […]

Ibec Brexit Survey: Contingency Planning Accelerates As Negotiations Intensify

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, will  launch the results of a major new Brexit survey with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney at the All-island Civic Dialogue in Dundalk. The survey shows that a large majority of companies are now actively engaged in Brexit planning, despite the massive uncertainties that remain.  Over one […]

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