Taoiseach: 'Get out there and understand Fine Gael's story'
Crowds heading to the national ploughing championships can expect heavy delays at peak times again this morning.
Gardai are on duty around the roads leading to the 800-acre site again this morning to help direct heavy traffic, particularly at the peak time between 7am and 10am.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrived early to visit some of the 1,500 stands around the site, as well as the ploughing fields themselves.
Visiting the Fine Gael tent, he asked his followers to "get out there and understand the story we have to say as a party".
Fine Gael has set out a five-year programme now that the party is in "election psyche", he said.
He said the €30m in funding announced today aimed at reviving recession-hit rural towns and villages, will expand opportunities in rural Ireland.
The funding can be used for a range of purposes like "the acquisition of a site, the development of a green site", he said, and it is "not just the giving of money to someone, but the use of money to expand opportunities".
He described the ploughing championships as a "wonderful occasion and a great expression of rural Ireland".