Chicken farmers could be left in a serious mess as a result of a no deal Brexit. The first meeting of the Brexit Committee at Fermanagh and Omagh District Council revealed that doubts remained over how chicken farmers would dispose of their animal’s waste.

The issue was raised by Councillor Brian McCaffery, Sinn Fein, in relation to the building of new poultry houses. He stated that many of those “projects are based on poultry litter being transferred across the border” and asked what was the “likely situation in relation to those agreements” in the case of a “hard Brexit”.

Alison McCullagh, Director of Regeneration and Planning stated that her understanding was that in the case of a no deal that “all existing agreements fall and that there is no other provision for waste matter to be exported from Northern Ireland, in terms of animal waste”.