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News article25 March 2022Representation in Ireland1 min read

State aid: Commission approves €50 million Irish scheme to support the beef sector affected by the coronavirus pandemic

The European Commission has approved a €50 million Irish scheme to support the beef sector affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Beef farm in Ireland

The scheme was approved under the State Aid Temporary Framework. Under the scheme, the aid will take the form of direct grants.

The measure will be open to farmers and companies active in the beef sector in Ireland. The aim of the scheme is to address the liquidity needs of the beneficiaries and to help them continue their activities during and after the pandemic.

The Commission found that the Irish scheme is in line with the conditions of the Temporary Framework. In particular,

  1. the aid will not exceed €270,000 per beneficiary; and
  2. will be granted no later than 30 June 2022.

The Commission therefore concluded that the measure is necessary, appropriate and proportionate to remedy a serious disturbance in the economy of a Member State, in line with Article 107(3)(b) TFEU and the conditions set out in the Temporary Framework. On this basis, the Commission approved the scheme under EU State aid rules.

More information on the Temporary Framework and other actions taken by the Commission to address the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic can be found here. The non-confidential version of the decision will be made available under the case number SA.102196 in the State aid register on the Commission's competition website once any confidentiality issues have been resolved.


Publication date
25 March 2022
Representation in Ireland