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The trade of seed potatoes from Great Britain to the EU was immediately banned after Brexit.

Potato growers in Ireland urged to order seed now for 2023 - or take a huge risk

June 04, 2022
Brexit could lead to a significant shortage of potatoes for Irish consumers by 2023, experts have warned. It makes sense for potato growers to contact seed producers now to organise fresh seed for the 2023 season.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, at the official opening of the World Potato Congress in Dublin, Ireland. (Courtesy: Twitter)

Minister McConalogue opens the 11th World Potato Congress in Ireland

May 31, 2022
The Irish Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, officially opened the 11th World Potato Congress at the RDS in Dublin.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue (left) on the farm of Co Donegal potato grower Charlie Doherty (right) on the banks of Lough Swilly.

EUR 3 million government support for the Irish Seed Potato Sector

May 26, 2022
Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, following a meeting of cabinet, announced his intention to launch EUR 3 million (about USD 3,2) scheme of investment aid for the seed potato sector in Ireland.
Jim Allister, founder, and leader of the Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) political party

Ban on seed potato imports will have 'devastating consequences' for Potato growers in Northern Ireland

November 04, 2021
Potato growers in Northern Ireland face a severe shortage of seed potatoes in 2022, according to Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) political party leader, Jim Allister.
Brexit to revitalise Ireland’s seed potato sector

Brexit to revitalise Ireland’s seed potato sector

January 29, 2021
Ireland’s seed potato sector looks set to get a Brexit shot in the arm. This was one of the key messages delivered courtesy of the second Spring Tillage Webinar, hosted by Teagasc this week.
Digging of new season Rooster continues and increased prepack volumes are available on supermarket shelves this week. Excellent quality is reported to date of the main season crop.

Quality of main season Irish potatoes excellent

August 22, 2019
In Ireland, digging of new season Rooster continues and increased prepack volumes are available on supermarket shelves this week. Excellent quality is reported to date of the main season crop.
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