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Climate change protest

  • 07-11-2021 12:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 719 ✭✭✭ 6480

    I am a member of the tractor protest group that last held a protest in Dublin City centre January 2020 and November 2019

    We have massive support once again as we are planning another protest in the coming weeks.

    I hope to have a date early next week .we need to get out to fight for our rights to live and the survival of family farms in rural Ireland



  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭ farmertipp

    aren't ifa holding a protest in Dublin later this month?

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 2,464 Mod ✭✭✭✭ K.G.

    Not tractors this time lads,wrong message all together at this time.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,263 ✭✭✭ cute geoge

    Ifa will have to get their point across about climate damage done by all the plastic junk imported from China ,unnesserary air travel and what about all the throwaway clothes imported from the far east .Why dont the goverment TAX THIS SHLT .I have no problem then paying my share!!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,272 ✭✭✭ Jjameson

    Where is the idea coming from that a cut in the herd will hurt is? The ifa is looking to mind the big boys with big farms of good land on good payments where actual beef price means absolutely nothing.

    Poor aul Tim looks like a man trying to hold a fart in every picture lately... They are haemorrhaging money and havent got a Fine Gael minister.

  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭ farmertipp

    I think a march would be better. met alot of goodwill in Cork City last month.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,507 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    It's stupid, especially if they carry on like the last time. I'd guess it's a march that IFA are organising with 5 or 6 tractors up front

    I think there's a truck protest coming this month, they'll probably try to link with that, that's the reason they can't give a date too, truckers haven't decided

  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭ farmertipp

    ifa are not great at times at managing optics of theses things . plus a plant based media trying to make farmers look like indifferent lugs doesn't help

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,507 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    There's a lot of complaints on boards about how good the farmer lobby is,, they must be doing something right

  • Registered Users Posts: 520 ✭✭✭ farmertipp

    not condemning ifa at all. I don't agree with the way the pat Smith thing was handled. he was a real business man . I think factions breaking off have done nothing but cause division but still I think main farm organisations got a hearing

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,507 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    Farmers are a weak lobby now, smiths replacement is weak too, Hopefully the govt and Civil service are too sleepy for another while and haven't noticed

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,507 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,104 ✭✭✭✭ _Brian

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,527 ✭✭✭ jaymla627

    If the general public realised just how close the transport sector is to collapsing they might be able to be inconvenienced for a couple of hours, diseal bill per lorry here is up 3400 euro on average a month compared to last year and rates haven't went up a cent to compensate, its only so long that the vast majority of truckers will stay at it, before pulling the pin

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,748 ✭✭✭ herdquitter

    "They" won't give a **** until the job collapses. It's the inherent problem in working as a price taker. It's expected that if one haulage co. can't make the figures add up, another will step in to fill the gap. Whether they're profitable or loss making, that's their problem. Anytime I go to buy something, like the spirit level I got in the builders supply last week, it's stump up the price or F off. The fault lies in the price taker model of doing business.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,527 ✭✭✭ jaymla627

    The tipping point is/has been reached in fairness, labour is the huge issue now, even if haulage companies are prepared to operate at a loss getting a driver/drivers is nearly impossible even where very good money is on offer, a very interesting sector to keep a eye on is milk haulage next year, alot of men are retiring from it, cutting back on lorries as can't get drivers, certain co-ops are/where notorious for messing around with rates and generally treating lorry men like dirt, it could all come home to roast next April/may at peak milk

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,353 ✭✭✭ tanko

    I read reports where dairy farmers in England had to dump milk because no lorry came to collect it.

    In my area lorries from Glanbia and Lakeland are driving around the same roads collecting milk, meeting other on narrow roads and lanes, not much sense to that.

    I’d say it’s only a matter of time until Glanbia and Lakeland merge.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,653 ✭✭✭ Kevhog1988

    Oh great... massively inconvenience the people you are supposed to represent (rural people/part time farmers) by stopping people commuting home to rural areas. Last time it took me 2 hours extra to get home and i still had the work/checks i do in the evenings to complete. Bunch of clowns.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,272 ✭✭✭ Jjameson

    Transport rates need a rise

    ”Hit the diff” loving intellectually challenged arrogant morons…

  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭ Biscuitus

    Do not block up Dublin with tractors. Plan a march about fuel prices and rally the transport/truck etc industries behind it.

    Everyone in Ireland is just looking to blow at anything. If you inconvenience the general public like that farming will lose all support. They'll be ranting about it for weeks on social media and the news.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,194 ✭✭✭ Say my name

    Richard Nolan of Nolan Transport was the first thing on today's Morning mix on southeast radio this morning.

    This is all right up your street Jay.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,507 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    Don't worry, you're not the first farmer dreaming up excuses for not supporting protests, Yours is different but all amounts to the same thing

  • Registered Users Posts: 21,438 ✭✭✭✭ Strumms

    aviation is taxed... substantially at multiple points..

    who decides what air travel is unnecessary btw ? and how ? Impossible to do... be like me getting into a car and it being decreed by someone a necessary or unnecessary trip....

    hundreds of aircraft are in the skies over Europe, many containing cargo to fuel our economy, I know one cargo airline that transports tractor parts...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,507 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    i think IFA are protesting on sunday 21st NOV I've a funeral that day so can't go 😂😂

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