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Local farmers protesting outside Monaghan Town supermarket out of 'desperation and necessity'

Feb 14, 2022 11:02 By News Northern Sound
Local farmers protesting outside Monaghan Town supermarket out of 'desperation and necessity' Local farmers protesting outside Monaghan Town supermarket out of 'desperation and necessity'
Placards at the protest outside Dunnes Stores in Monaghan Town
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Former IFA Poultry Chair and Carrickmacross farmer Andy Boylan says farmers feel unloved by the big retailers.

Local farmers are protesting outside a Monaghan Town supermarket out of "desperation and necessity".

That's the message from former IFA Poultry Chair and Carrickmacross farmer Andy Boylan regarding the IFA protest outside of Dunnes Stores in Monaghan Town.

It's part of the organisation's ongoing campaign against the prices paid to producers for their product.

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It follows similar action in Cavan town, and a 24 hour protest outside Lidl stores in the region.

Andy Boylan says farmers feel "unloved" by supermarkets like Dunnes Stores:

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Meanwhile, a number of lorry deliveries have been disrupted by the protest.

IFA regional chair for Ulster-North Leinster, Frank Brady, says the protest is about "putting Dunnes Stores out of business for one day to see how they feel about it":

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