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Friday 19 January 2018

Farmers' CAP protest forces road closures

MOTORISTS have been warned of road closures today as up to 10,000 farmers protest outside the Dail.

The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) accompanied by tractors and machinery are to march through the streets of Dublin city centre at lunchtime.

The IFA said the protest -- which they dubbed a 'Day of Action' -- would see farmers calling on the Government to take the fight to Brussels to secure a strong Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) budget, which provides vital supports to farmers. Farmers will gather in Merrion Square south at 11.30am for the protest.

Traffic will be diverted with rolling road closures in the Merrion Street, St Stephen's Green and Kildare Street area

Irish Independent

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