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Agreement Reached Between IFA, Ag Minister to Publish Factories Guilty of Trim Offences

13 December 2018

IRELAND - Following negotiations, agreement has been reached between the IFA and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in relation to the publication of the factories which committed trim offences.

From 1 January 2019, the names of the factories who commit trim offences will be published each quarter on the Department of Agriculture website.

The farmers impacted will be informed and they will be fully compensated by the factories.

The Minister has also made it clear that it his intention to publish the names of the 19 factories who committed offences in 2018, and the 28 offenders in 2016, before the end of this year.

Also, he has also confirmed that he and his officials will continue to reject any attempts by the EU to place further restrictions on the live export trade.

The Minister made it clear to the IFA that he is totally committed to the live export trade.

Following this agreement, the IFA sit-in at the Department Agriculture, Food and the Marine in Kildare Street has ended.

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