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IFA members using chains to secure trollies at the entrance at Dunnes Stores in Ennis during the Clare IFA Beef price protest outside Dunnes Stores in Ennis as part of their national campaign. Photograph by John Kelly.

IFA bring ‘tractor protest’ to Ennis

IFA members protesting with trollies and tractors during the Clare IFA Beef price protest outside Dunnes Stores in Ennis as part of their national campaign. Photograph by John Kelly.
IFA members protesting with trolleys and tractors during the Clare IFA Beef price protest outside Dunnes Stores in Ennis as part of their national campaign. Photograph by John Kelly.

In what have come to be known as “tractor protests”, members of the Clare farming community, led by IFA president, Eddie Downey, staged a protest in Dunnes Stores car park in Ennis this Tuesday morning.

This was part of the ongoing national campaign to highlight the sale of prime beef at low prices in a number of the main supermarket chains.

IFA members organizing trollies at the entrance at Dunnes Stores in Ennis during the Clare IFA Beef price protest outside Dunnes Stores in Ennis as part of their national campaign. Photograph by John Kelly.
IFA members organising trolleys at the entrance at Dunnes Stores in Ennis during the Clare IFA Beef price protest outside Dunnes Stores in Ennis as part of their national campaign. Photograph by John Kelly.

Having gathered at Clare Marts on the Quin Road, the farmers made their way along Clonroad to Dunnes. There they chained shopping trolleys together and a number of speakers, including Mr Downey and Clare IFA chairman, Andrew Dundass, addressed the crowd before the protest ended.

Clare IFA chairman Andrew Dundas and national chairman Eddie Dowling, centre,  marching with IFA members during the Clare IFA Beef price protest outside Dunnes Stores in Ennis as part of their national campaign. Photograph by John Kelly.
Clare IFA chairman Andrew Dundas and national chairman Eddie Downey, centre, marching with IFA members during the Clare IFA Beef price protest outside Dunnes Stores in Ennis as part of their national campaign. Photograph by John Kelly.

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