Sunday March 29, 2020

Anger reigns supreme, down on the farm

Anger reigns supreme, down on the farm

25th July, 2009

Anger is surging through the Irish farming community.

Anger at falling prices for their produce, falling subsidies from the state and the EU and, now, further threats to programmes such as the Rural Environmental Protection Scheme (Reps), grants from which give support to so many struggling farms.

The thousands of farmers who descended on Cavan to protest at agriculture minister Brendan Smith’s constituency office, and the hundreds who laid siege to his car in Cork...

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