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Offaly Farmer's Livelihood Threatened By Poor Shannon Management

Pat Daly has been farming near Clonmacnoise for four decades.

An Offaly farmer says his livelihood is being threatened by regularly flooding.

Pat Daly - who's been farming near Clonmacnoise for 40 years - is calling for proper management of the River Shannon, to prevent the rapid rise in water levels whenever there's heavy rain.

He's being forced to bring his cattle upland into fields he's been saving for fodder, because his land is so regularly flooded.

He believes the river bed needs to be cleared before more land, houses and wildlife habitats along the Shannon are destroyed:

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