'Overall farmers happy, but rise in stamp duty was a negative aspect'
Donal Hurley (50) runs a small dairy farm where he lives with his four children in Bandon, Co Cork.
He is worried not enough is being done to tackle the effect Brexit will have on the agriculture sector in Ireland.
"With Brexit coming up we need to focus on infrastructure, we need to focus on beefing up what we have in hand," he said.
Mr Hurley is also worried about our reliance on the UK, not only in terms of a market, but in terms of access to other markets in Europe.
"We are too reliant on their ports... we have to be prepared to go around them if we can't go through them," he said.
Reacting to the Budget, Mr Hurley said: "Overall we're happy, I'm glad to see the help being given to SMEs."
However, he said the farming community was concerned about the effect of the higher tax on land sales, which was introduced by Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe.
"The rise in the stamp duty though, that's a negative aspect," he said.