Individual Farmers say tractor campaign ‘effective’ in highlighting their concerns

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Individual Farmers of Ireland tractor protest outside Dublin Port.

The farmers’ group that demonstrated in Dublin this week and undertook a go-slow on part of the M50 last night have said that their actions have proven effective in highlighting the challenges facing the farming sector and rural Ireland.

Yesterday evening saw traffic disruption on the M50 as the protestors made their way back home.

‘An effective means of getting attention’

Daniel Long. Spokesman.

Speaking to Tipp Mid West this morning, one of the spokespeople for the Individual Farmers of Ireland, Daniel Long, said that the form their campaign took proved to be ‘an effective means of getting attention’.

He went on to say that while nobody from the government met with them during their demonstration in the capital, they submitted a letter outlining their demands to Leinster House and will continue to lobby for dialogue.

The group also intends to press for clarity on what requirements retailers are actually demanding for beef production.

He continued to voice his criticism of the Beef Market Taskforce, which he said is not meeting nearly regularly enough to be effective.