IFA to oppose court order by meat factories looking to jail farmers

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

IFA members at protest in Rathdowney outside Meadow meats.

IFA members protesting earlier this year.

IFA understands that meat factories will seek to obtain attachment and committal order in the High Court this afternoon against farmers who are protesting at meat plants.

IFA is in the High Court and will be opposing this application.

Organisation president, Joe Healy, said that beef farmers are frustrated and angry, hauling them before the courts will solve nothing.

“We have instructed our legal team to fully oppose this application to allow time to see if a resolution can be found,” he said.