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Ireland: Commission requested to investigate meat sector

 |  December 12, 2012

Reports have said that the European Union has been asked to investigate the beef sector to determine whether price-fixing is to blame for farmers getting paid less for their beef compared to British farmers. Sean Kelly, a member of the Fine Gael party, said that there is up to a €252 difference in price getting paid to Irish and British farmers per animal. The meat industry has denied the claims, arguing that farmers had been paid far more than how much prices rose for consumers.

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