Farmers To Protest Across The Country Today

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It's in support of farmers in Europe.

Irish farmers are being urged to show their support this evening to their European colleagues. 

The Irish Farmers Association has organised a series of protests across the country. 

This IFA action is set to take place at a number of locations in every county. 

President, Ballinakill's Francie Gorman says Irish farmers have been watching in frustration as those in France, Germany, Belgium, Poland and other EU member states have been staging demonstrations in recent months. 

They are fighting against European rules which they say will 'regulate them out of business'

The IFA action is due to get underway at 7 o'clock this evening involving farmers and their machinery, however its not clear how long it will last or if they will block public roads.


Members of the IFA will gather outside the Tullamore Mart at 6.30pm, at the Motorway bridges in Abbeyleix, Timahoe and Tougher at 7.30pm.

In Westmeath, they'll assemble at the Mullingar Equestrian Centre at 5pm.

The action is expected to last two hours, with farmers saying they're increasingly demoralised by the cost of production and "red tape."

Mr. Gorman says they want meaningful discussions about the future of the sector:

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