Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue is today taking art in an unscheduled meeting of EU agriculture ministers later to discuss the fallout of the Russian war on Ukraine for food supplies.

Mr McConalogue said ministers would also examine the impact of the invasion on gas, energy, fertiliser and potentially, grain prices.

40% of the EU's grain comes from Ukraine and Russia and 25% of Ireland's fertiliser comes from Russia.

The war had brought massive upheaval to markets and export shipping routes through the Black Sea have stopped. That is expected to have knock on affects on prices and supply.

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