The agreement by the EU to allow for the importation of 100,000 tonnes of beef from South America through the Mercosur trade agreement is a disaster for farmers in this region. That’s the view of Mayo Fianna Fail deputy Dara Calleary.
Irish beef farmers claim the draft deal with South American countries is "a sell out."
It’s not yet clear whether Ireland will vote for the deal, or the impact, if any, on voting against it.
Deputy Calleary this morning outlined his concerns about the deal to Midwest News.