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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Farmers hold tractor protest in Dublin city centre against Common Agricultural Policy and Climate Action Plan

Farmers will be staging a demonstration in Dublin city centre this afternoon against the Government’s stance on the Common Agricultural Policy and the Climate Action Plan.

A convoy consisting of 80 tractors and other farm equipment will be driven throughout the city centre this afternoon and is expected to have an impact on traffic in the capital.

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Farmers have called on the Government for greater engagement on the Common Agricultural Policy and the targets set out for the sector in the Climate Action Plan which farmers say contain no details about how these things will be achieved or funded.

Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Tim Cullinane said farmers are genuinely fearful about the future. The slow-moving vehicles are expected to impact traffic in the city centre of the capital this afternoon.

The convoy is expected to travel from Bluebell and through Inchicore and up Dublin’s North Quays before taking part in a rally in Merrion Square.

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IMAGE – “Farmers demonstrate in Copenhagen” (CC BY 2.0) by Kristoffer Trolle

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