A planned €6.5m investment in Kepak’s Tiermaclane facility is to be postponed on the back of illegal blockades at the entrance to the meat processing plant.
*FILE PIC: Farmers protesting at Kepak, Tiermaclane. Photograph: John Mangan Tensions are rising as the ongoing protest by farmers outside meat processing plants continues.
Brexit has been attributed with causing “a beef crisis” in Co Clare.
After almost four months of planning, the Beef Plan is in the final stages of establishing its new producer organisation as farmers continue to protest around the country.
*Photograph: John Mangan An organised meeting for members of the Beef Plan has been cancelled.
*FILE PIC: Protesters at Kepak. Photograph: John Mangan Beef farmers have returned to the picket line in Co Clare.
Concern has been expressed that the mental health of farmers is at “an all-time low”.
*Photograph: John Mangan A protest by Clare farmers at the grounds of Kepak in Tiermaclane has been suspended for twenty four hours.
*Photograph: John Mangan Kepak employees at Tiermaclane have been asked not to go to work as the meat processing plant plays home to a protest by beef farmers across Co Clare.
*Farmers protesting at Kepak, Tiermaclane. Photograph: John Mangan An estimated 800 people in the county have thus far partaken in peaceful protests led by farmers.