Farmers Take To Capital To Pro...


Farmers Take To Capital To Protest Climate Targets


02:24 21 Nov 2021

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The Irish Farmers Association is holding a rally in Dublin today, because farmers are worried about climate targets.


Farm owners have driven tractors into the city centre to highlight the importance of farming to the Irish economy.


A convoy arrived at Merrion Square at 2pm.



IFA President Tim Cullinan, says farmers are unhappy with the Government's plans for them on climate change:


"Complete frustration with our government. Our farmers are very, very concerned, obviously around climate. We've been given a figure of 22% reduction in emissions. But the figure we've got, we're not certain if it'll be 22% or 30%, so that's concerning."



Meanwhile, Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue, believes the sector can reduce its carbon emissions by between 20 and 30% in the next decade:


"The objective here is to reduce emissions, not reduce the amount of food we produce.


We're already very, very sustainable in terms of the food we produce but of course, like every other sector of society, we have to reduce the emissions we produce, and that is possible to do."






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