In January 2003, I stood in a very cold Merrion Square with a cameraman filming as 2,000 tractors descended on Dublin protesting at falling incomes for farmers. I was producing Ear to the Ground, RTÉ’s farming programme, and this was a rare occasion (at the time) when our farming content made headline news.
The tractors parked four-deep on the square in an orderly fashion, and after a passionate speech from John Dillon, the leader...
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