Craft Council to seek special protection for Irish industries

Craft Council to seek special protection for Irish industries

Connemara marble and Donegal tweed could be eligible for special status as EU considers expanding scheme

The Design and Craft Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is working on plans to secure special EU protection for a number of Irish crafts.

The organisation has identified three uniquely Irish crafts which it believes should qualify for Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status.

It is a form of official EU protection available to qualifying EU agricultural products but the European Commission is considering expanding it to other industries..read more..

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