Farmers from Cavan and Monaghan descending on Dublin for tractor protest

Farmers from across Cavan and Monaghan are driving to Dublin this morning for a tractor protest.

It’s a two-day demonstration, as part of their ongoing campaign over beef prices, carbon tax and other issues.

It’s being organised by the Individual Farmers of Ireland, but isn’t supported by the main farming organisations.

Cavan farmer John Daly says today’s protest is expected to be three times the size of those previous and that 300 to 500 tractors are expected in the capital.

Gardaí are warning of major traffic disruption from ten o’clock this morning, with some road-closures in the city centre.

Speaking to Northern Sound News, John Daly says the cost of running a farm is “not adding up”: