Sinn Féin has announced details of its participation in the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois, this week.
The party’s spokesperson on agriculture, Martin Ferris TD, said:
“We will be launching our Rural Ireland discussion document at the Ploughing on Thursday. Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams TD, will be with us on Thursday at noon for that.
“Meanwhile, over the three days, our elected representatives will be visiting the Sinn Féin stand at S297, to meet people and to answer questions about our policies and activities.
“The austerity policies of the coalition government have had a severe effect on rural Ireland, the same as in the cities and towns. We are proposing alternatives in our rural Ireland discussion document and in our alternative budget which will be published shortly.
“Meanwhile, we are all looking forward to the Ploughing, which has proven itself to be the main event of the year in rural Ireland. As always, we stand in awe of the organisational ability of Anna May McHugh, her daughter Anna Marie and the National Ploughing Association.
“See you at the Ploughin’!”