Farmer creditors to meet in Castleisland

Farmer creditors are to meet in Castleisland tonight to discuss the latest developments in the Tralee Beef And Lamb campaign. The meeting comes following a series of protests outside Bank Of Ireland branches in the county in the last few weeks. On Christmas Eve a group of up to 20 farmers gathered outside The Bank of Ireland branch in Tralee. It was the latest protest in the ongoing campaign by the farmers who want the bank to contribute to a hardship fund for those affected by the collapse of Tralee Beef And Lamb 3 years ago. The bank however says it’s being wrongly targeted and while they have offered other measures to farmers affected by the closure they say compensation is out of the question. Before Christmas The High Court granted an injunction to Bank Of Ireland restraining IFA members from picketing any of their branches. Tonight at 8 o’clock the farmer creditors are to meet in The River Island hotel in Castleisland where they’ll discuss what’s happened in the last few weeks as well as the way forward from here. The meeting will be attended by ifa president john dillion and the General Secretary of the organisation Michael Berkery.