Farmer FG voters switching allegiance to FF

Farmer FG voters switching allegiance to FF

Significant numbers of Fine Gael voters have switched allegiances to Fianna Fáil, a new poll has revealed.

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25% of farmers own a gun and would use it for protection

25% of farmers own a gun and would use it for protection

More than a quarter of farming families said they would be prepared to use a gun to protect themselves or their loved ones, while a new poll result shows a similar percentage own a licensed weapon.

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75% of farmers feel drug use is ‘widespread’ in rural communities

75% of farmers feel drug use is ‘widespread’ in rural communities

Three quarters of farmers and farm families believe drug use is now widespread in rural communities.

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Farmers risk causing ‘irreversible damage’

Farmers risk causing ‘irreversible damage’

The Government has warned protesting beef farmers the future of their industry is “hanging in the balance”, insisting they will cause “irreversible damage” to their families and livelihoods if they refuse to end their stand-off with the State.

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Special Report: Ploughing Championships - Beef producer postpones investment as 'direct result of ongoing illegal blockades'

Special Report: Ploughing Championships - Beef producer postpones investment as 'direct result of ongoing illegal blockades'

A large beef producer has revealed it has “indefinitely postponed” a multi-million euro investment in one of its beef plants as a direct result of the ongoing protests over cattle prices.

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Farmers support compromise on backstop

Farmers support compromise on backstop

The Government should compromise on the backstop to avoid a hard Brexit, with nine out of 10 farmers concerned about the impact of the UK’s departure without a deal.

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‘Government is too focused on Dublin’

‘Government is too focused on Dublin’

The vast majority of rural dwellers believe that the Government is too Dublin-focused, while more than 80% of farmers and farm families feel no political parties represent rural Ireland.

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‘Online giants have bad impact on society’

‘Online giants have bad impact on society’

Almost three-quarters of farming families believe tech giants such as Facebook and Google have a negative impact on society.

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More than one-third of farmers struggle to meet household bills

More than one-third of farmers struggle to meet household bills

There has been an increase in the number of farming families struggling to meet domestic bills, according to the latest Irish Examiner/ICMSA opinion poll.

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