A North West IFA official has backed his organisation’s decision not attend the meeting for farm groups called by the Minister for Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue.
The meeting was called to discuss new EU nitrogen limits which could see cuts to cattle and sheep numbers.
The Irish Farmers Association are picketing outside today’s meeting.
The moves announced yesterday by the European Commission will affect around 3,000 Irish farmers from the new year.
The proposed moves will impact both sheep and cattle farmers unless they buy or rent more land in order to continue operating at their current capacity.
Speaking to Ocean FM news from today’s protest Leitrim farmer and IFA National Sheep Chairperson, Kevin Comiskey says other farming groups have also opted not to engage in today’s talks with Minister McConalogue: