Farm rallies planned for the North West on Friday

Farmers from across the North West are expected to take part in a number of rallies on Friday to highlight the importance of farming to the rural economy.


A rally is being provisionally planned for Ballymote in Sligo at 11 a.m. at the same time farmers in Donegal will attend an event in Raphoe.   In Leitrim a rally will also take place with Manorhamilton being considered as a possible location for the event.


It will be the first large-scale demonstration by IFA since the pandemic.


Farmers will gather in towns across the country to warn against the dangers in the current CAP proposals and the Climate Action Bill.


Kathleen Henry is the Chairperson of the IFA in Sligo, with concerns still very much in existence in relation to Covid 19 and with businesses reopening after a long period shut due to the lockdown the Sligo IFA chairperson accepts that there some might feel the rallies are counterproductive: