Fianna Fail says Government has failed to protect farmers

The government has failed to protect farmers, according to Fianna Fáil.

It comes in the wake of EU agreement for the Mercosur trade deal.

It would allow greater access to the European market for some South American countries, including for beef imports.

Fianna Fáil's Agriculture Spokesman and Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says it's a bad deal that will hurt Irish farming: