By Dan Walsh at Enniscorthy
Wexford IFA Chairman Jer O’Mahony was “absolutely delighted” at today’s rally turnout and added “it’s great for Wexford farming to see so many people supporting us.”
Enniscorthy was the central venue for the IFA Day of Action in Co. Wexford as farmers in each of the 29 County Executives took part in a countrywide series of rallies to highlight the importance of the farming and agri-food sector to the rural economy.
A convoy of tractors, machinery and other vehicles assembled at County Wexford Livestock Marts at Blackstoops on the outskirts of Enniscorthy and paraded along the Old Dublin Road to Scarawalsh Roundabout returning to the starting point via the hard shoulder of the N11.
Amongst those supporting the rally were Deputy Verona Murphy, Senator Malcolm Byrne, and Cllrs George Lawlor, Maura Bell, Pip Breen, Donal Kenny and Barbara-Anne Murphy.
National IFA President Tim Cullinan met An Taoiseach Micheál Martin last week, where he told him that the current direction of the CAP and the Government’s Climate Action Bill could shut down commercial farming in Ireland. “We will be making a strong statement across the country on Friday that policies must support our largest indigenous industry,” he said.