• A Mayo Fianna Fail TD has responded to plans to introduce new arrangements for the border and to impose tariffs on products being exported from the Republic to the UK.

    Deputy Lisa Chambers says the plan will have massive ramifications on the Republic’s Agri-food sector if allowed to be introduced. She says she has been contacted by members of the farming community in Mayo who have grave concerns with proposed tariffs.

    Deputy Chambers says given the prominence of the Agri-sector in the west of Ireland, we are especially vulnerable to these proposed tariffs.

    She has called on the Government to publish without delay, the likely impact of these new tariffs and put a plan in place to protect farmers in Co Mayo.