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Postponement of Tuesday's Agriculture Committee meeting

The next meeting of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine, which was to consider the recent findings of beef burgers containing horse meat, has been postponed.

18 January 2013

Originally scheduled for Tuesday 22 January, the meeting will now take place at a later date where all information appropriate to a discussion with the Committee is available.

Representatives from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) and the officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine had been scheduled to brief the Committee. The Department informed the Committee this afternoon that the Minister and/or Department Officials will be available to discuss the issues in a thorough fashion once the appropriate investigations are completed.

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Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine - Membership

Deputies:
Tom Barry, Fine Gael
Pat Deering, Fine Gael (Vice-Chair)
Martin Ferris, Sinn Féin
Andrew Doyle, Fine Gael (Chair)
Martin Heydon, Fine Gael
Colm Keaveney, Labour
Michael McNamara, Labour
Eamon Ó Cuiv, Fianna Fáil
Thomas Pringle, Independent

Senators:
Michael Comiskey, Fine Gael
Paschal Mooney, Fianna Fáil
Pat O’Neill, Fine Gael
Mary Ann O’Brien, Independent
Brian Ó Domhnaill, Fianna Fáil
Susan O’Keeffe, Labour