IFA members to discuss concerns over Budget cuts

The Irish Farmers Association is holding the first in a series of public meetings tonight to discuss its concerns cutbacks announced in last week's Budget.

The association says 60,000 livestock farmers on low incomes will be hit by cuts in disadvantaged-areas payments and the suckler welfare scheme.

It says the measures will also be devastating for young people hoping to enter farming.

Tonight's meeting is taking place in Claremorris, Co Mayo.

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