Irish CAP share may come under pressure

Ireland’s share of funding under the Common Agricultural Policy may be called into question when the UK leaves the EU, Agriland news portal reports. Teagasc research officer Trevor Donnellan told the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture on Tuesday that CAP takes up 42-43% of the total EU budget and the British contribution would have to be replaced to keep spending at the same level, but there is already pressure to reduce member state contributions. During the summer Agriculture Minister Michael Creed warned that CAP payments could suffer after Brexit,