This Sunday, 21st November, IFA is holding a Save Irish Farming Convoy in Dublin city centre to highlight how the current Government is pursuing policies that will decimate Ireland’s largest indigenous sector. IFA President Tim Cullinan will lead the convoy.
Note: The event has been modified to focus on tractors and machinery, given the current COVID situation.
The IFA President said, “Farm families are genuinely fearful about what the future holds. We hear all of these high-level targets being announced, but we have no clarity about what this will mean at the farm level. Farmers are very conscious of the climate challenge and the need for farmers to play their part. But it can’t decimate our incomes. It must provide a future that is economically and socially sustainable, as well as being environmentally sustainable”.
“Recent Government policy proposals, including those on the CAP, are all about reducing production and adding cost. The Government needs to come forward with a proper plan, with proper funding behind it,” he said.
Key focus points for media are as follows:
|12.45||Tractors and machinery to depart the Irish Farm Centre, Bluebell, Dublin 12 in convoy. Route via the Quays.
|2 pm||Arrive in Merrion Sq.
Address by IFA President to the assembled convoy.
|2.45 pm||Depart Dublin city centre via the Canal.|
You are invited to attend.
Photos will be supplied by Finbarr O’Rourke.