22 Oct 2019, 15.51
The Seanad Special Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union will tomorrow (Wednesday) discuss the agriculture and food sector implications of Brexit for Ireland.
The meeting of Senators at 2pm in Committee Room 4, Leinster House will hear from representatives from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), and Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers Association (ICMSA) – followed by representatives of Food Drink Ireland (FDI).
Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s meeting, Committee Chairman Senator Neale Richmond said: “The potential impact that Brexit could have on agriculture, farming and the food sector was identified very early on as being significant for both Ireland and the UK. While the UK is an important market for Irish agricultural products, Ireland too buys significant amounts from the UK.”
The meeting in Committee Room 4 can be viewed live here.
Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the move, through the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.