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John Hardy from Birr unloads sheep at Roscrea Sheep Mart last Wednesday. Photo: James Treacy

John Hardy from Birr unloads sheep at Roscrea Sheep Mart last Wednesday. Photo: James Treacy

John Hardy from Birr unloads sheep at Roscrea Sheep Mart last Wednesday. Photo: James Treacy

A number of weeks ago the ICSA's Sean McNamara put out a press statement critical of sheep imports from Northern Ireland undermining factory prices here in the South.

Looking into the claim, the Farming Independent contacted various agencies on either side of the border seeking figures.


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