Welcome for end of Export Ban

Minister Tom Hayes has welcomed the decision of the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, to lift their ban on the importation of Irish beef and lamb.

Minister Tom Hayes has welcomed the decision of the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, to lift their ban on the importation of Irish beef and lamb.

“Access to the market offers enormous potential for Irish producers and is a vote of confidence in Irish excellence and safety standards. Food and agriculture exports are key in driving economic recovery.” One in eight jobs in the economy is linked to agri-food.