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Ireland Tractor protest to hit Dublin streets today

15:10  26 november  2019
15:10  26 november  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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The protest , which is being organised by a group of independent farmers, will see farmers drive their tractors into Merrion Square and on to Lenister House for 1pm on Tuesday. The march and tractorcade will travel along a designated route planned in conjunction with Dublin Garda and traffic management.

Tractors circle Dublin today as farmers hit the streets of the capital in protest once more.

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Up to 1,000 farmers are expected to descend on Dublin today in their tractors to protest about the demise of agriculture.

The protest, which is being organised by a group of independent farmers, will see farmers drive their tractors into Dublin centre. The march and tractorcade will travel along a designated route planned in conjunction with Dublin Garda and traffic management.

a truck driving down a busy street: File photo File photo At Leinster House a number of independent TDs and political parties are expected to carry a submission into the Dáil on behalf of farmers.

A spokesperson for the group said its mission is to highlight the plight of rural Ireland and to stress how the demise of agriculture directly and adversely affects communities throughout Ireland.

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IRISH TRACTOR PROTEST GROUP: 2 045 участников. This group is to allow all farmers and contractors of rural Ireland up to date information on the upcoming Up to 1,000 farmers are expected to descend on Dublin tomorrow in their tractors to protest about the demise of agriculture.

Dozens of tractors returned to blockade streets around Leinster House yesterday. Just before 12pm today , farmers told TheJournal.ie of their plans to bring the protest to the busy Dublin Port area. Led by a garda escort, the tractors were driven along the quays in the city centre before arriving at Dublin

"The annihilation of the family farm sends destructive tremors through all other agricultural businesses and sectors which rural villages and towns are based upon.

"We need guarantees now that sustain family farming and the economic existence of people outside of Dublin. We are holding this protest so the Government can acknowledge the crisis that is facing so many of its citizens."

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