Fine Gael concerned at Donegal farmer’s falling incomes

Fine Gael is highlighting figures which show Donegal farm incomes have fallen by 28% this year.

Deputy Joe McHugh says the statistics confirm what has been obvious locally for many months ; bad prices and bad weather are hammering Donegal farmers.

The release of the figures coincides with the visit to Donegal today of Fine Gael's Agriculture Spokesperson Michael Creed, who is meeting with farm and fishery representatives today.

He has made a number of commitments to farmers if Fine Gael are elected to power including revisiting the issue of REPS payments and addressing the electronic sheep tagging issue.