Tuesday 21 November 2017

Farmers being scapegoated

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).

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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