By COLIN BARTLEY THE owners of two Kilkenny meat plants have been granted High Court injunctions stopping beef farmers from picketing their factories. Dawn Meats and Anglo-Beef Processors (ABP) Food Group were successful in their application to the High-Court this afternoon for a temporary injunction restraining a number of named protesters from blockading their plants.
By COLIN BARTLEY THE MEAT processors have threatened the Beef Plan Movement with legal action to prevent the farmers inflicting what they call further damage to the Irish beef industry. Earlier today Dawn Meats laid-off 150 temporary workers at their plant in Grannagh in south Kilkenny in response to the ongoing Beef Plan Movement protests. […]
EU Commissioner – the former Kilkenny TD Phil Hogan – is in line for an even more prestigious job in Brussels, according to a report today. The Sunday Times says Taoiseach Leo Varadkar “is poised to reappoint” the Kilkenny man as Ireland’s nominee to the European Commission in the expectation that the former environment minister […]
By COLIN BARTLEY EU Commissioner Phil Hogan is facing a fight for his political life in the wake of the bitter fallout over the controversial trade deal with South America. And the former Kilkenny TD is facing opposition from within his own party and constituency ranks after Fine Gael’s Carlow-based Deputy Pat Deering called on […]
IRELAND’S EU Commissioner, the former Kilkenny TD Phil Hogan, has come out battling after he was accused of betraying Irish farmers over the controversial trade deal with South America. Writing in today’s Irish Independent, Mr Hogan said beef farmers and lobby groups should remind themselves of the beneficial trade deals that they have benefited from. […]
OUTSPOKEN Kilkenny TD John McGuinness has told how he allowed an elderly farmer to sleep in a jeep in his yard for a number of days because his home was being repossessed. Deputy McGuinness, who has regularly criticised banks for selling distressed loans to vulture funds, revealed the man called to him looking for help […]
KILKENNY’S multi award-winning Roche Injury Clinic has done it again! The innovative physio and sports injury company has received another national award nomination – this time from the IFA. Delighted founder David Roche (pictured above) said: “This is the second year running we have been voted in the top 10 physios in Ireland. Thanks so […]