Wednesday 18 January 2017

Farmers being scapegoated

Published 02/11/2010 | 05:00

NURSE Anne Marie Lennon lashes out at farmers because she "works weekends and does night duty to pay her mortgage" while farmers are "sitting on a million euro of property" (Letters, November 1).

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Does she not realise that farmers work weekends and do night duty, too?

In addition, according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey, average farm income in 2009 was €11,968 -- a decline of 40pc since 2007.

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