Focus on Ireland: Leading by example

Despite the economic uncertainties in Ireland following the multi-billion euro rescue package in November 2010, the Irish meat and livestock industry has proved remarkably resilient during the last year, driven primarily by the strength of its export market. With the agricultural sector maintaining its position as the country’s largest indigenous industry and accounting for one in seven jobs, the agri-food sector has been recognised as key to rallying Ireland out of its economic stupor and lead it back to growth.

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