Farmers protesting at the gates of Kepak in Drumquin say they’re going nowhere, despite reports of some other demonstrations being stood down.
It emerged last evening that those picketing outside a Dawn Meats factory in Meath ceased their protest; while it was later reported that a demonstration at an ABP factory in Waterford was also stood down.
However, it’s now understood that a number of farmers are continuing to demonstrate at the Waterford facility.
The nationwide action has led to temporary lay offs at a number of facilities while Kepak says its €6.5 million investment at its Drumquin facility has been put on hold as a result of the protesting.
This farmer who’s part of the picket there has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that reports of protests being stood down is a case of misinformation: