C&D claims it reported ‘series of threats’ to Gardai as farmers warn they could disrupt Dublin again

Farmers are warning they’ll return to disrupt Dublin streets if action isn’t taken to address the problems in the sector.

They left earlier this afternoon after more than 24 hours blockading traffic.

They’re demanding the removal of injunctions against two farmers, the reconvening of the Beef Task Force and a better price for their product.

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Farmer spokesperson, PJ Jones, says their difficulties need to be highlighted.

Farmers are also demanding that the Agriculture Minister apologises after he stated in the Dail yesterday the death threats had been made against senior management of C&D foods.

However, Gardai say they have received no formal complaints of such a threat.

Tonight C&D issued a statement to Shannonside FM claiming that it did report several threats to garda from management at its Edgeworthstown facility: “C&D Foods can confirm that it has reported to Garda authorities a series of threats made to management at its Edgeworthstown pet food facility.”