Sunday March 29, 2020

Farmers will still be in a rut after chaos of tractor protest

The nature of farming in this country is being changed irreparably, and few leading senior politicians are addressing it

18th January, 2020
A tractor protest staged by the Individual Farmers of Ireland brought Dublin’s roads to a standstill this week. Picture:

Farmers arrived bang into the middle of the general election by driving tractors into the centre of Dublin and causing chaos all round them this week. Not content with that, they stayed overnight and left via the M50, bringing the motorway to a standstill and spewing further and final disruption on to the M3, M4 and M7.

Thy represented the Individual Farmers of Ireland, a breakaway of a breakaway group. It was born out of...

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