Mayo farmers protest against Teagasc office closure

A number of farmers are holding a demonstration in Co Mayo this afternoon to protest against the closure of a Teagasc office in Crossmolina.

A number of farmers are holding a demonstration in Co Mayo this afternoon to protest against the closure of a Teagasc office in Crossmolina.

The closure of the advisory service, which serves almost 500 farmers across north Mayo, was confirmed by Teagasc headquarters a number of weeks ago.

Budget cuts have been blamed for the move, which means farmers in Crossmolina will have to use the authority’s offices in Belmullet and Ballina instead.

Today's protest will see a convoy of tractors being driven through Ballina to the local Teagasc office.

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