Local farmers protest over lack of Brexit supports

Local farmers “have drawn a line in the sand” with the Government and European Union over their concerns about supports for the sector.

Farmers protested outside a Cabinet meeting held in Cork earlier, calling for more to be done to protect farmers from the impact of Brexit. They say there’s been inaction from the Agriculture Minister and the EU over putting supports in place.

IFA Ulster Chair Nigel Renehan says farmers will protest again if their message isn’t heeded by politicians. He told The Wider View that the next protest will be bigger:

Ministers held their weekly cabinet meeting in Cork City Hall earlier.

IFA President Joe Healy says farmers have waited too long for action from the government: