MacSharry queries how specific Brexit problems will be dealt with in north west

A massive amount of legislation is currently going through the Oireachtas to help deal with the situation here in Ireland if Britain leaves the EU without a deal.

It’s generally accepted that agriculture, trade and haulage will be among the worst hit sectors in such a scenario.

During debate on the legislation in the Dail yesterday, some TDs wanted to know how exactly certain situations would be dealt in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Sligo/Leitrim Fianna Fail TD Marc MacSharry spoke of the amount of cross-border travel and transactions when it came to just one industry, dairying.

And when it comes to beef, he described the north west as the ‘engine room’ of that industry because of the importance of the suckler herd and the production of weanlings.