The decision by the Department of Agriculutre to have two eight hour shifts at Rosslare Europort instead of 24-hour inspections will cause complete mayhem, Independent TD for Wexford Verona Murphy has criticised said.

Murphy warns that the decision could cause delays along with a barrier to trade at the port.

“The Department’s decision shows a lack of regard for what is required to facilitate smooth operation of the logistics sector.

“It’s an unbelievable lack of understanding, which unfortunately appears to be the trademark of those responsible on the Governments side for facilitating a smooth transition of Brexit.”

Safeguard exports

Murphy has called on the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to put the 24-hour service in place at Rosslare.

“The chain of distribution must operate without unnecessary delay. The Taoiseach said the Government will do whatever is necessary to safeguard Irish exports.

“He, along with the Minister need to ensure that 24-hour cover is provided at Rosslare by all regulatory agencies."