Farmers taking to the streets of Raphoe this morning in nationwide rally

Farmers will take to the streets in towns across the country today for a nationwide rally.

They'll be highlighting the importance of commercial farming to the rural economy and will warn against the dangers of current CAP proposals.

Farmers will be gathering at Raphoe Mart this morning at 10am before travelling through the town in convoy.

The IFA says the current direction of the common agricultural policy and the Government's Climate Action Bill could shut down commercial farming in Ireland.

Irish Farmers Association President Tim Cullinane says the farming sector is vital for rural regions: