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ICSA TO MOUNT PROTEST TO HIGHLIGHT DEEPENING CRISIS IN SHEEP SECTOR

Feb 24, 2023 | Latest News, Press Releases | 0 comments

ICSA is to mount a protest at Dáil Eireann and the Department of Agriculture in Dublin in response to the abject failure of Government to acknowledge or appropriately address the crisis in the sheep sector.

The protest will take place on Tuesday 28 February at 12 noon.

ICSA Sheep chair Sean McNamara said, “Sheep farmers are at their wits end; they are crying out for help but nobody is listening. ICSA fought hard to get a meeting of the Sheep Vision Group, and this did take place last Friday (17 February). However, we need the Minister to take this seriously and engage on the need for an emergency package, just like was done previously for the pig, beef and dairy sectors.  We are also insisting that the mediocre €12/ewe sheep scheme is not fit for purpose and we need this substantially upgraded.”

If you require further details or would like to support this protest in any way please email ICSA at info@icsaireland.com.

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