Longford farmer whose C&D injunction was lifted says “it’s time to move on”

A Longford farmer, who was under an injunction from C&D in Edgeworthstown since September following the beef protests, says it’s time to move on to help the beef industry.

Councillor Paraic Brady and Colm Leonard have expressed their relief after the pet food company confirmed today that it was striking out injunctions against both men following on from blockades at the facility.

The company says it is lifting the injunctions after receiving assurances from the Minister for Justice and Minister for Agriculture in relation to alleged intimidation and threats made against management at the firm.

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This afternoon the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has welcomed the decision to lift the injunctions against two protesting beef farmers and says reconvening the Beef Market Taskforce and implementing the beef sector agreement is now his priority.

Councillor Brady says it’s now time to move on:

Colm Leonard also expressed concern over comments made by Minister Michael Creed this week concerning C&D and alleged threats made against staff at the Edgeworthstown factory: