North West farmers travelling to Dublin ahead of ‘Save Irish Farming’ rally

Farmers from Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal are making their way to Dublin today ahead of a protest tomorrow.

Due to Covid-19, a limited number of people are making their way in tractors to The ‘Save Irish Farming Rally’ which is taking place on Sunday in Merrion Square.

Sligo IFA Chairperson, Kathleen Henry, says a range of issues such as CAP and climate change need proper input from farming communities before the government impose new rules and regulations.

She says the aim of the rally is to highlight the importance of farming to the Irish economy and rural Ireland.

Brendan Golden, Chairman IFA National Livestock Committee tells OceanFM News that supports such as CAP are vitally important for farmers in west and north west.