IFA President Tim Cullinan visited Wexford today to meet farmers who have been impacted by flooding on Christmas Day.
“Some farms have been severely impacted and there must be a comprehensive response from the relevant authorities,” he said.
“There are hundreds of acres of crops still under water,” he said.
“Storage tanks have also filled up. A common-sense approach to dealing with this will be needed,” he said.
“The clear message from people on the ground is that there needs to be proper maintenance of the local rivers,” he said.
“The locals are adamant that commitments were given in recent years by the OPW to tidy up the local rivers, but it was not done,” he said.