Farmers to meet in Glenties tonight over proposed cuts to CAP payments

A meeting will be held in Donegal tonight in protest at the possibility that EU leaders impose cuts on CAP payments.

The Common Agricultural Policy budget is just one of the items up for discussion later, when EU leaders meet for an EU Summit in Brussels.

It's proposed that CAP payments could be cut by as much as 200 million euro next year - a move which the farmers say will have a detrimental impact on the agricultural industry in Ireland.

Tonights meeting in the Glenties Hotel at 830pm is being organised by the National Farm Family and CAP Review Group.

The National Chairman of the Group, Donny Shine, says if CAP payments are cut, then many farmers will go bust....