Sunday 4 December 2016

High Court to decide Friday on 'Ireland's Fittest Family' cattle auction injunction

Aodhan O'Faolain

Published 21/04/2016 | 20:49

TV FAME: From left, Richard, Jessica, Peter and Luke Kingston on ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ where they scooped €15,000. Photo: Gerard McCarthy
TV FAME: From left, Richard, Jessica, Peter and Luke Kingston on ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ where they scooped €15,000. Photo: Gerard McCarthy

THE High Court will decide Friday if it is to extend an injunction preventing anyone disrupting an auction of cattle belonging to a family of dairy farmers who were winners of RTE's "Ireland's Fittest Family" programme.

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The Cork County Sheriff, Solicitor Sinead McNamara last week secured an order preventing the disruption of an auction of 1,000 cows and calves belonging to Peter and Tracey Kingston from Craden Hill Farm at Novohal in Kinsale, Co Cork, because of fears protesters intended to prevent and disrupt the sale of the herd.

The injunction was granted against members of the Land league and New Land League, their spokesman Jerry Beades and any other party with notice of the order, restraining them interfering with the auction.

The auction proceeded on April 12tand the cattle were sold.  However

It later emerged that two parties who successfully bid on some animals in the herd had failed to pay for them and these animals may have to be resold.

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