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Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 24 July 2018

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Questions (2005)

Charlie McConalogue


2005. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine his views on a European Commission communication on Brexit preparedness (details supplied). [35351/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I am aware of the European Commission communication on Brexit preparedness. Under European Union law on official controls, SPS controls are applied to animals plants and their products coming from third countries into the European Union. My Department already applies such controls at Dublin Port, Dublin Airport and Shannon Airport . 

My Department has been involved in preparations for Brexit for some time now and has contributed its views into the whole of Government Brexit process.  These preparations include those necessary to apply increased levels of control at ports and airports.

Along with other departments, my Department is continuing its contingency preparations for increased controls at ports and airports, including those related to staffing and  upgrading infrastructure. I expect this work to be completed in September.