Carroll steps down from Glanbia board
Published 11/11/2015 | 02:30
Plans are already underway to elect a replacement for Tipperary's Bill Carroll on the Glanbia Board, following the farmer's resignation last week.
The large pig and dairy farmer maintains that he was an entirely innocent party in the events that led to a major investigation by the Department of Agriculture into the alleged supply of milk through the Clongowes College herd number.
He resigned last Friday over one year after the issue first emerged.
"[The media] have had their day out on me, and I just want to get on with my private life now," he said, speaking to the Farming Independent.
The Glanbia supplier confirmed that he is still involved with the Clongowes Wood farm.
"We're milking cows there now," he said, but he declined to be drawn on further details.
A spokesman for Glanbia said that Mr Carroll's seat on the board of the dairy giant, which comes with directors' fees of €35,000 per year, would be filled as soon as possible.
"The relevant regional committee (South Tipperary) will meet in the coming weeks to consider a proposed appointment to be presented for the council's approval," said a spokesman for the Kilkenny based dairy giant.