Cold snap continues in parts of North, farmers now at crisis point

West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne in Glenelly Valley, seeing first hand the destruction the weather has caused
West Tyrone MLA Joe Byrne seeing first hand the destruction the weather has caused

The Northern Ireland assembly agriculture committee has held an emergency meeting to assess the damage caused to farmers hit by the severe weather.

A number of areas in the North have been particularly badly affected by snow drifts.

West Tyrone MLA, Joe Byrne visited a number of farmers in the Glenelly Valley area of his constituency yesterday.

He says they are facing an unprecedented crisis, and financial assisstance must be found from somewhere.....

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