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.
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.
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.