Farmers from across Ireland are planning a national tractor protest in Dublin later this month to campaign against what they term as “the Government’s continued discrimination of farming communities and rural Ireland”. The tractor protest will be held on Tuesday the 26th of November with the support of farmers from all farming organisations.
A public information meeting on the issues involved will take place this evening at 8 pm in Knock Community Centre. Everyone is welcome.
According to local Aontu candidate in Mayo for a general election, Paul Lawless the objective is to highlight the demise of farming and rural Ireland.
He told Midwest News today that the protest is being held to get the government to acknowledge the crisis that is facing so many of its citizens. The price paid for agricultural products,i.e: Meat, milk and grain, must be sufficient to allow family farms to make a living from farming.
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