Massive EU Brexit package for beef farmers

A 50 million euro fund to support Ireland’s beef sector has been agreed by the European Commission.

Under the plan, the government here can match the figure, bringing the total potential aid package to 100 million euro.

It comes after a recent government submission to the commission sought help for the struggling sector, and follows weeks of protests by farmers on the issue.

Speaking to Ocean FM News this morning, IFA president Joe Healy outlined what has been agreed: