Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2073)

Danny Healy-Rae


2073. Deputy Danny Healy-Rae asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has been requested by the Iranian ambassador to do a beef deal with Iran; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [32845/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

Total Irish agri-food exports to Iran in 2018 were around €1.9 million. According to the CSO, no beef was exported to Iran in 2018.

A veterinary health certificate for the export of beef from Ireland to Iran was agreed in March 2013. Therefore, the Iranian beef market is open at present but the resumption of exports is a matter for the industry.