ICMSA say ‘credit due’ ministers and their officials on reversal of Chinese ban on Irish beef.

The President of ICMSA, Denis Drennan, has warmly welcomed the announcement and said that credit was due to the ministers and their officials for convincing the Chinese to overturn a ban that Mr. Drennan said was always “unnecessary”.

Mr. Drennan said that taken together with the recent uptick in beef prices, the sector could now look into 2024 with more confidence and he called on Minister McConalogue to ‘build’ on these developments and look again at the whole area of greater integration of dairy and beef sectors as well as margins in the beef supply chain.

Ends     17 January 2024

Denis Drennan, 086-8389401

President, ICMSA.


Cathal MacCarthy, 087-6168758

ICMSA Press Office