The Clare-based Chair of the Independent Farmers of Ireland group says Irish food providers are being “put out of business” due to rising costs.
It comes as farmers from this county are to join with hauliers and agricultural contractors in the capital this morning to protest against fuel prices for the second time in a month.
The Irish Road Haulage Association says the group’s tactics are ‘not the way to do business’.
While Ennis-based lobby group Retail Excellence Ireland says the disruption to a key shopping day before Christmas will put livelihoods at risk in its sector.
Kilmurry McMahon based Chair of the IFOI, Seamus Shannon, feels the protest is justified and that current policies on agriculture are destroying one of Ireland’s most important indigenous sectors.