The Irish Farmers’ Association will march on Leinster House this afternoon, calling for the Government to set up a crisis fund for tillage farmers.
Many grain farmers, in the west of the country, weren’t able to harvest their crops last autumn after a prolonged period of wet weather destroyed their produce.
The IFA says Donegal, Mayo and Roscommon are among the counties worst affected by the poor harvest.
Fianna Fáil is bringing a motion before the Dáil today, urging the Government to pay subsidies to affected farmers.
The party’s agriculture spokesperson Charlie McConalogue, explains why farmers are staging a protest: