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Ploughing Organisers Call For Clear Decision-Making On Live Events.

File image: a tractor convoy at the 2018 National Ploughing Champions/RollingNews

Rathineska event cancelled over Covid restriction uncertainty.

Organisers of the National Ploughing Championships are calling for clear decisions to be made about the future of live events and festivals.

They've called off the Ploughing this year due to uncertainty about what Covid restrictions will be in place in September.

The event, which attracts around 300-thousand people, was due to take place in Co Laois.

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue says he disappointed it's been cancelled and that he engaged closely with organisers.

But Assistant Managing Director of the NPA, Anna Marie McHugh, says that's a "smokescreen":

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