Farmers in Cavan and Monaghan will be supported through Brexit- Agriculture Minister

A request from Britain to extend Article 50 should have a purpose and a specific time period, according to the Vice-President of the European Parliament.

Later today British MPs face another crucial Brexit vote, to decide whether the UK Government should look for a delay to Brexit beyond March 29th. It’s in the wake of the vote last night in the House of Commons, which ruled out a no-deal Brexit.

Local MEP Mairead McGuinness says an extension to Article 50 opens up the prospect of the UK taking part in the upcoming European Elections:

The Government has reassured farmers in Cavan and Monaghan of support in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

The Agriculture Minister said he has an outline of the steps necessary to protect Irish farming if the UK crashes out. It comes as the British government announced yesterday that tariffs will be imposed on some goods on a temporary basis to protect industries like agriculture.

Speaking to Northern Sound, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said he believes the aim of publishing of the tariffs was to focus the minds of those in Westminster: