Now that Ireland is bankrupt, is it not time to stop forcing the taxpayer to fork out two billion euro a year in hand outs to farmers? I find it obscene that people living in bedsits are being forced to pay hand outs to landowners who are strolling about in their private parks. I also find the EU protectionism on food to be ridiculous. If they want capitalism and free markets, let them have capitalism and free markets. Why should good state companies be forced to privatise in the name of "competition" but landowners be protected from competition and gives bags of free money?