The acting Clare chair of the Beef Plan Movement says a motion of no confidence in the organisation’s national chairmen amounts to nothing more than a “kangaroo court”.
An extraordinary general meeting at the weekend saw the motion pass, with those present saying they no longer have confidence in Eamon Corley and Hugh Doyle.
The issue is understood to have arisen over dissatisfaction in some quarters over the rules of governance in the organisation.
However, there is now a split in the group, with many of its members siding with Corley and Doyle.
Liscannor farmer Pat Nagle is the acting Clare chair of the group.
However, director of the Beef Plan Movement Enda Fingleton, a Laois-based farmer, has dismissed suggestions that the meeting was not properly convened.
He says the EGM was compliant with the rules of the Beef Plan Movement, as the National Secretary was fully informed of the plans to hold the meeting and therefore the no confidence motion is justified.