A Mayo TD is calling on Government to bring forward the GLAS balancing payment, as one measure to ease the current financial pressure on farmers.

The Fianna Fail deputy leader Dara Calleary says farmers are being hit by a number of challenges at present - including the drop in the demand for beef and lamb - and a major European response is needed to ensure the sector remains viable after the Covid-19 crisis.

Deputy Calleary also says there are steps the Irish Government can take to ease cashflow pressures on farmers.....

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