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The Athgarvan Grain Mill, Blackrath, County Kildare

This morning.

Further to a call by Charlie McConalogue, Minister for Agriculture, for farmers to grow more grain due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine…

…via Irish Examiner:

the Irish Farmers’ Association said in a statement that there has “been no discussion with farmers” regarding reports that they may be required to grow crops in 2022.

“We are in very challenging times and farmers will certainly play our part in any national or European effort,” said IFA President Tim Cullinan.

However, it is far from certain that asking all farmers to plant crops is the best use of the resources that are likely to be available to us.”

To the pitchforks!

Farmers asked to grow grain due to potential shortages from war in Ukraine (Irish Examiner)


And you’ve been caught.

This afternoon.

Department of Agriculture, Dublin 2.

Extinction Rebellion partnered with some Irish farmers to hold a demonstration highlighting how the government is ‘complicit in encouraging constant growth within the agricultural sector, at the expense of the environment and small farmers’ quality of life’.


European Union negotiators have struck a deal on reforms to the bloc’s huge farming subsidy programme, introducing new measures aimed at protecting small farms and curbing agriculture’s environmental impact.

The deal ends a near three-year struggle over the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy.
It will use up around a third of the EU’s 2021-2027 budget, spending €387bn on payments to farmers and support for rural development.

EU strikes deal on CAP farm subsidies (RTÉ)


Sam Boal/RollingNews

This afternoon.

Swords. north county Dublin.

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) take part in a nationwide rally to highlight the ‘importance of commercial farming to the rural economy’.

It was the first large scale demonstration by IFA since the pandemic began, as farmers gathered in county towns across the country to warn against the dangers in the current CAP proposals and the Climate Action Bill.

Sasko Lazarov/RollingNews

This lunchtime.

On Upper Merrion Street at the back of the Department of An Taoiseach.

Conor tweetz:

“Come into town for a meeting, they said. Be grand, they said…”


The tractors are reportedly setting off for Dublin Port before travelling to the M50 where they plan to hold a “slow protest”.

Earlier: I Love The Smell Of Slurry In The Morning

This afternoon.

Lazlo Panaflex writes:

Smooth, creamy irony on Westland Row[Dublin 2]…

Earlier: Making Hay




This morning.

More as we get it.

This afternoon.

Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

A group of farmers calling themselves ‘Individual farmers from across Ireland’ has parked nine tractors around Stephen’s Green.

Traffic restrictions are in place around Stephen’s Green, Merrion Row and Kildare Street….

Farmers stage further protest in Dublin city centre (RTÉ)

Sam Boal/RollingNews

Outside Musgraves’ central distribution centre in Kilcock, Co Kildare this morning

This morning.

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association began to hold their fourth protest over beef prices at 7.00am, outside Musgraves’ central distribution centre in Kilcock, Co Kildare.

Musgraves owns Centra and SuperValu.

Sylvester Phelan, of Agriland, reports:

Beef farmers should not accept the current beef price on offer from the factories and demand a lot more, IFA president Joe Healy said at the picket.

Once again, the protest will last 12 hours and follows similar action at the Tesco central distribution centre in Dublin yesterday and the Aldi and Lidl CDCs last week.

IFA targets Musgraves central distribution centre in latest blockade (Agriland)

Pics: IFA and Briefne O’Brien