Hundreds of farmers from Mayo, Galway, Sligo and Roscommon are in Dublin today to join a protest outside the Dail against the Mercosur deal.

The trade deal would see up to 99-thousand tonnes of beef enter the EU from South America every year - leading to concerns about its impact on Ireland's beef sector.

In the Dáil this afternoon, Sinn Féin will call for the deal to be rejected while the Beef Plan group will protest outside. 

Conor Regan of the Mayo Beef Plan told Midwest News that the trade agreement will put further pressure on Ireland's beef farmers.

 

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