Plenty of heated debate on a cold day at mart
Published 27/11/2015 | 02:30
Farmers vented their anger at the IFA pay row as they ploughed in and out of the Clare Marts co-op in Ennis.
Despite the wintry day outside, there was plenty of heated debate once the turnstiles opened.
Money was on everyone's mind, and not just for those looking for a bargain bullock.
Inside the auction rings where cows were paraded, deals were done and sums of money exchanged between buyer and seller.
However, it was the controversy of the millions paid out to IFA top brass that made these farmers shout out in anger over the chatter of the auction cry.
"It's scandalous to get that amount of money," said Roscommon farmer Joe Maxwell.
"It's an absolute disgrace," added Askeaton farmer Linda Smyth.
Most of the farmers who spoke said they were cancelling their €80 annual subscription in disgust.