The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has indicated this week that he had discussions with the European Commission in relation to the supports that will be required for the agri-food sector in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The minister also pointed to the fact that he met with the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan to discuss matters.

Yesterday, Monday, April 8, during a press conference, the commissioner admitted that while a no-deal Brexit would be the “worst of outcomes”, a contingency plan was in place for when the UK made its departure.

Meanwhile, Creed said he was confident that EU support measures would be deployed “to help mitigate against the impact on farmers, fishermen and businesses in the sector”.

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