‘Dreadful’ Dutch situation shows why agriculture can’t afford to fail when it comes to reducing emissions

Drastic environmental measures will force many Dutch farmers to quit – and we’d be naive to think something similar couldn’t happen here

Big decisions: Dutch PM Mark Rutte with Taoiseach Micheál Martin

Margaret Donnelly

"I can’t deny that some farmers will have to give up. That’s dreadful. But we have to take very big steps”.