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Over 3,000 farmers at Beef Plan protest

News correspondent Barry Cassidy is at the heart of the Beef Plan protest outside Leinster House as he interviews farmer Michael McNally about his reasons for coming to the protest.

The Government is not working for farmers – Beef Plan

Co-chair of the Beef Plan Movement Hugh Doyle tells over 1,000 protesters in Dublin that the Government is not doing enough for farmers.

Concerns for beef industry confidence

The beef industry works on confidence and chair of the Oireacthas agriculture committee Pat Deering is concerned about the effect Mercosur will have on that confidence.

'I don’t think Google or Intel will be rushing down to Shercock'

IFA poultry chair Andy Boylan explains how vital the poultry and beef industries are to rural communities in places like Cavan and Monaghan.

Irish farmers need a level playing pitch on Mercosur

IFA president Joe Healy believes the Mercosur deal is a bad deal for farmers, the consumer and the environment and he told news correspondent Barry Cassidy that Irish farmers are not competing on a level playing pitch.

Hope for farm plastic recycling costs to go down

With the opening of a new factory to recycle silage wrap and pit cover in Ireland, IFFPG chair Tom Dunne told Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent Thomas Hubert that he hopes the cost to farmers will reduce.

'Mercosur needs to be scrutinised' – Richard Bruton

Irish Farmers Journal news correspondent Thomas Hubert meets Environment Minister Richard Bruton at the opening of a new farm plastics recycling plant and asks him about the Mercosur trade deal.

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