Farmers from Northern Sound region expected to attend major protest outside Leinster House today

Farmers from the Northern Sound region are expected to attend a major protest outside Leinster House today.

They’re taking tractors, jeeps and buses to Kildare Street to air their grievances about the treatment of farmers by the Department of Agriculture and meat processors.

It follows the summer’s blockades of meat factories around the country where farmers called for an increase in the price they’re paid for cattle.

Protests took place locally in Ballyjamesduff and Clones.

Beef prices, the lifting of remaining court injunctions and the fight back against afforestation are three of the demands being brought to the Dáil today.

Speaking to Northern Sound News, Cavan farmer John Daly said farmers just want to be treated fairly: