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Weekly Update

Week Ending - 22 March 2019 

The Department has sharpened its Brexit communications through a series of actions that include:

  • The updating of the Brexit webpage to reflect requirements of stakeholders in all possible Brexit scenarios  Preparing for Brexit;
  • The establishment of a dedicated Brexit Call Centre (see below);
  • The issuing of focused Trader Notices to relevant stakeholders;
  • Increased activity in social media and the farming press;
  • Participation in public Brexit seminars, in collaboration with Revenue and FSAI; and
  • Active participation in the reconfiguring and updating by D/Taoiseach website;

Added 11.03.19

18 March 2019: Minister Creed met the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Mr. Phil Hogan on the economic impact of Brexit and the need for comprehensive supports to be deployed to support Irish farmers, fishermen, and businesses in the Agri-food sector to mitigate the impacts of Brexit.

Added 27.03.2019

Minister Creed and officials meeting with the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development               Mr. Phil Hogan and his officials in Brussels


Minister Creed, on the margins of the Council of Agriculture Ministers meetingin Brussels, held bilateral discussions with M. Didier Guillaume (the French Agricultural Minister) on Brexit and in particular landbridge concerns so that Irish agri-food products moving under internal transit procedures are not delayed on arrival in France. 

Minister Creed also had an introductory meeting with Mr. Robert Goodwill M.P. (the new UK Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food who replaced Mr George Eustice M.P.) in the margins of the Council of Agriculture Ministers meetingin Brussels. Read here for more information.