Updated: 09/10/12 : 07:39:07Printable Version
Severe traffic restrictions are expected in Dublin as thousands of farmers, including many from Sligo, will march on the Dáil today against proposals in Europe that could see Ireland's CAP allocation cut by up to 30%.
The Irish Farmers Association has said Ireland's CAP budget for the next seven years is under serious pressure and it is calling on the Government to negotiate harder for Irish farmers.
Currently, the farming sector in Ireland gets €1.6bn a year from the CAP budget and the IFA wants that level maintained until 2020.
IFA President John Bryan said thousands of farmers will leave their farms today to send a clear message to the Government.