MEP Luke Ming Flanagan wants farmers in Co Leitrim to be given financial supports

Local MEP Luke Ming Flanagan has called for farmers in Co. Leitrim to be given the financial supports needed so they don’t feel planting trees is their only option.

He claimed that if the last Common Agricultural Programme had been followed through the county would have received an additional €11m more each year in CAP payments.

The MEP said a review is currently taking place of CAP and if this money could be secured people would not be going down of the road of desperately planting their land.