Lebanon to take Irish beef


An Bord Bin last night announced that Lebanon has reopened its markets to Irish livestock and beet, Sean MacConnell, Agriculture Correspondent, writes. They had been closed since the BSE scare in Britain in mid March.

A spokesman for the board said last night that while the markets for Irish chilled beef was growing, the lifting of the ban was a significant breakthrough for Irish exporters in the area.

It is thought that Lebanon imported over £2 million worth of Irish beef last year and that there may be a potential for live exports to the country.