Protest By Farmers To Continue Outside Dáil This Morning

A protest by farmers is continuing outside the Dáil this morning.

The group, which includes farmers from Cork, say they're highlighting the challenges in the sector and they won't leave until the Agriculture Minister meets them.

Yesterday saw traffic chaos in the area as over 100 tractors blocked routes, and further disruption's likely today as more are understood to be arriving.

Meanwhile there was a large Garda presence outside one of the Leinster House exits last night as a tractor was used to block staff from leaving.

Edmund Graham from the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers Association, who aren't involved in the protest, says a demonstration was "inevitable" given the hardships facing farmers:

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