IFA members at a protest in Kells last November. PHOTO: SEAMUS FARRELLY

IFA holding regional rallies to 'Save Irish Farming'

Cavan is nearest meeting point

This Friday, 8th October, the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) is holding four regional rallies to highlight what it says is how the Government is pursuing policies that will decimate Ireland's largest indigenous sector.

The rallies will be led by the IFA president. Tim Cullinan, and the locations signify the scale of the sector across the rural economy.

Mr Cullinan stated: "For the last two years, IFA has tried to engage with Government on the sector's future. Despite this, it continues to treat us as low-hanging fruit that it can target without impunity. At the same time, it's rolling out the red carpet for energy-guzzling multinationals and allowing food, peat, and timber to be imported from less efficient countries in Europe and further afield".

The rallies are taking place as follows:

Cavan -Meadow View Inn, Dublin Road, Tirquin, H12 W142 meeting at 7:30am for 8:30am rally

RoscommonHyde Park, Arsallagh Beg, F42 AP82 @ 11:00am for 12:30pm

PortlaoiseMotor Tax Office, Portlaoise, R32 NN2P @ 4:00pm for 4:45pm

CorkEmmet Place, Cork Opera House, T12 DW6P @ 8:00pm for 8:30 pm