Local rural TD's are urgently calling on the Minister for Agriculture to extend the slurry spreading deadline to the middle of October.
Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice believes that immediate action is required for the well-being of Irish farmers.
He has suggested that recent images from the ploughing championships on prime land highlight that the weather has been less than forgiving, which has been echoed by Sligo-Leitrim TD Marian Harkin and Clare TD Michael McNamara.
They believe if conditions are this difficult on prime farmland, imagine the challenges faced by farmers on marginal land.
Deputy Fitzmaurice says common sense needs to be applied by the Minister and the Department: