Last Tuesday, Ireland's farming and food sector found itself in the rare position of having two lead items in the national news: Kerry Group's €100 million investment in a 900-job innovation centre in Naas, Co Kildare, and 20,000 farmers protesting against change in the European's Union's farm support regime.
Farmer turnout at the IFA protest was double the organisers' target, demonstrating the dependence of Irish farming on the annual €1.3 billion contribution from Brussels to preserve...
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