Call for slurry spreading deadline to be extended

A Independent Dail deputy is calling for the October 15th deadline for the spreading of slurry to be extended.

Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice says land is far now too wet for slurry spreading after two months of almost constant rain.

He says the government’s failure to ask the EU to extend the deadline is ‘environmental vandalism.’

And he adds he does not want to hear in six months time of farmers being blamed for a deterioration in water quality.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, he says spreading slurry at this time might be okay in the Golden Vale and other parts of the country but in this area, it is mostly marginal land they are talking about: