IFA president in Donegal this morning

The president of the Irish Farmers Association is visiting Donegal this morning.

At 9 o’clock he will meet a group of farmers at the farm of Seamus Quinn at Ballinakillew, Laghey.

He will also discuss issues affecting local hill farmers when he meets them at 11am at the farm of Hugh Breslin at Ardlougher, Ardara.

At lunchtime, he will be at the farm of Robin Crockett near Newtowncunningham, where he will meet farmers affected by the ANC townland exclusion in east Donegal.

Mr Cullinan’s visit will come to an end this evening around 5pm when he meets with farmers on the site of commonage land at Malin Head.

Brexit, the Covid-19 pandemic, various schemes and payments, beef and sheep issues, and the financial consequences of reform of the Common Agricultural Policy will be among the issues likely to be discussed today with Mr Cullinan.

Speaking to OCean FM News, Mr Cullinan recalled how he said during his campaign for the presidency of the IFA that he would would return to local areas to meet farmers.