Tralee Beef and Lamb creditors protest outside Bank Of Ireland AGM

The Tralee Beef and Lamb Farmer Creditors Committee is protesting outside the Annual General Meeting of the Bank Of Ireland this lunchtime. The group is angry over the bank’s failure to make what they call a goodwill payment to 300 farmers who are owed money after the closure of the factoryThey claim that as the main lending agency to Tralee Beef And Lamb Bank of Ireland allowed management to continue to purchase livestock from farmers when they should have known that the company was not in a position to pay. The bank however says they have no responsibility to the farmer creditors who have been involved in an ongoing dispute with financial institutions since the closure of the factory in October of 2001