Concern has been expressed that the mental health of farmers is at “an all-time low”.
*Photograph: John Mangan A protest by Clare farmers at the grounds of Kepak in Tiermaclane has been suspended for twenty four hours.
*Photograph: John Mangan Kepak employees at Tiermaclane have been asked not to go to work as the meat processing plant plays home to a protest by beef farmers across Co Clare.
*Farmers protesting at Kepak, Tiermaclane. Photograph: John Mangan An estimated 800 people in the county have thus far partaken in peaceful protests led by farmers.
As beef farmers continue to protest around the country, pressure is mounting on the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed to address what has been described as “a crisis”.