Farmers say they're owed over €1m from meat plant
A group of Donegal farmers claim they are owed over €1m from a meat factory in Lifford.
More than 100 farmers who supply Edenmore Farm Meats Ltd have held a series of protests outside the factory after they claimed attempts to negotiate with the company failed.
Last week, the farmers informed Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed of the escalating situation and have requested him and the Department to intervene.
However, in a statement to the Farming Independent, Richard Burke, managing director of Edenmore Farm Meats, said that the company is committed to paying all farmers involved.
"We are in regular contact with farmers and the farmers committee, and made it very clear that we intend to get all farmers paid as soon as normal operations resume," said Mr Burke.
"Edenmore Farm Meats Ltd is firmly committed to the farming community in Donegal and is working tirelessly to get normal operations resumed as quickly as possible and farmers paid," he added.
Last November, a High Court judge expressed concern about the future of the Donegal meat plant following a dispute involving the premises' owners and a bank-appointed receiver.
The plant is currently not operating due to the on-going row.