“The scheme follows the same approach as that introduced last week for Ireland..”

No word yet on whether Northern Irish companies will be able to access the Republic of Ireland’s €180m contingency fund following the recall of Irish pork products. But the Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister, Sinn Féin’s Michelle Gildernew, has announced that the European Commission’s management committee has backed “an additional private storage aid scheme for Northern Ireland.” From the ministerial statement.

“The fact that a PSA Scheme will be open to our own industry as well as the South’s, is a most welcome development.”

Most welcome, indeed..