ECJ due to rule on beef dispute

A long-running saga in the Irish beef industry is due to end on Thursday, when the European Court of Justice will rule whether an agreement to cut surplus beef production capacity is in breach of competition law.

15th November, 2008

A long-running saga in the Irish beef industry is due to end on Thursday, when the European Court of Justice will rule whether an agreement to cut surplus beef production capacity is in breach of competition law.

The matter was referred to the ECJ in Luxembourg by the Supreme Court, following an appeal by the Competition Authority against a High Court judgment. Two years ago, the High Court rejected the authority’s challenge to a proposed...

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