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Traffic disruption expected as farmers protest in Cork


Some traffic disruption is expected in Cork city this morning as farmers form a convoy with their tractors into the city to demonstrate at a meeting of Cork County Council.

The demonstration is part of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s ongoing campaign against what it says is over regulation and complication of farming.

From 7.15am, separate groups of farmers are due to assemble at Little Island and near Cork Airport.

From there, farmers will travel in their tractors into Cork city for the demonstration outside the monthly meeting of Cork County Council.

Around 60 tractors are expected to take part.

The action is part of the campaign that started with nationwide demonstrations on 2 February, but is now focused on councils ahead of June’s local elections.

IFA President Francie Gorman said the demonstrations will continue until farmers get solutions on a number of outstanding issues including late payments, the nitrates derogation and residential zoned land tax.

Some traffic disruption is expected in Cork as a result of the demonstration.

Cork Airport has advised drivers they should allow extra time for their journeys to the airport this morning.


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