Calls for Bank of Ireland to enter talks with Tralee Beef and Lamb creditors

The IFA says the Bank of Ireland needs to enter into dialogue with the creditors of Tralee Beef and lamb, or risk irreparable damage in their relations with farmers. Farmer creditors, owed money following the collapse of the factory, are protesting outside the Bank of Ireland in Tralee this afternoon. The farmers want the bank to contribute to a hardship fund but the bank says it doesn’t have any obligation to do so. IFA Munster Vice President Donal Kelly says it’s important the bank begins discussions before relations between both sides worsen.