Donegal farmers will stage a protest in Raphoe this morning over European Union CAP reform proposals.
The protest is one of 30 taking places in towns across the country which is also in protest over the impact on the sector of the Government’s climate action plan.
The Irish Farmers’ Association, which is organising the day of action, said the future of farming in Ireland as a large-scale industry is under threat.
This is the first mass demonstration by farmers since the pandemic began.
It has been prompted by what they see as a twin threat: one posed nationally through the Government’s climate action plan; the other through the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, where a new deal is expected to be agreed with national governments later this month.
The IFA said the combined impact of both threatens the future of farming as an industry in Ireland.
It is organising protests in 30 towns across the country from 11am to underline the impact of farming on rural communities and what it sees as the threats to the future of the industry.