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One-third of farms 'economically vulnerable' even before Brexit

A report by a Central Bank economist says the risk of a damaging Brexit outcome 'looms large' over the farm sector and has compounded long-running concerns over low incomes

17th September, 2019
Beef farms more vulnerable to Brexit risks

The report, by Central Bank economist Dr Thomas Conefrey, says the imminent risk of a damaging Brexit outcome “looms large” over the sector and has compounded long-running concerns over low incomes.

He says farms in some regions of the country are more exposed than others to the risks posed by Brexit, with beef and sheep farms the most vulnerable. 55 per cent of Irish beef exports go the UK, but the figure is...

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