There have been calls for an independent inquiry into why the army were called in to shoot the five cattle.
In the Dáil the Independent TD Michael Healy Rae described those who ordered people “to pull the trigger” – as a disgrace.
Others have questioned why efforts were not made to sedate the cattle so they could be easily captured as part of the bankruptcy proceedings.
Sinn Féin’s Martin Kenny believes the Department of Agriculture, Gardaí and Army all have questions to answers.
The Sligo Leitrim TD says people from a farming background cannot understand why lethal force was used.