EU Commission to examine Irish sugar revival

The European Commissioner for Regional Development is to investigate possible funding avenues to support a revival of the €150 million sugar beet industry in Ireland, according to MEP Sean Kelly.

15th February, 2012

The European Commissioner for Regional Development is to investigate possible funding avenues to support a revival of the €150 million sugar beet industry in Ireland, according to MEP Sean Kelly.

Ireland gave up its sugar quota in 2006, leading to the ending of sugar production at factories in Carlow and Mallow. Any new Irish sugar plant will require EU approval although recent studies have said that there is a strong business case for the revival...

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