Last week, I mentioned the challenges facing Irish agriculture over the next period. While none of them are insurmountable I was interested to receive a copy of the paper that Tom Arnold, chair of Ireland’s Agri-Food Strategy to 2030, recently wrote for the Journal for Cross Border Studies looking at agricultural and environmental policies for the island of Ireland in a post-Brexit world.

The first issue reached a crescendo in the British House of Commons on Monday night when the British government refused to put into law a guarantee that EU and present British food standards would be maintained