Brexit bites as British shoppers pay more for Irish mushrooms

Sector strips out inefficiencies after 'bleeding money' in sterling collapse

17th December, 2016
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Irish-grown mushrooms reach British shop shelves in under 24 hours. Pic: Pixabay

Irish producers had to scramble following sterling's post-Brexit dive as €8m in exports and 150 jobs were sliced out of the mushroom market.

The sector here has been turned upside down since June, according to IFA mushroom committee chairman Gerry Reilly.

He describes his sick feeling on hearing that Sunderland had voted out of the EU on the night of June 23.

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