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Ferris calls for farmer creditors to be paid

23 November, 2004

The Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Agriculture and Food, Martin Ferris TD, has called on the Government to ensure that all farmers who are owed money from the failed Tralee Beef and Lamb processing plant are fully compensated. The company failed in October 2001 owing over €4m, €2.6m of it to farmers.

Deputy Ferris said: "It is now three years since Tralee Beef and Lamb was placed in liquidation and farmers are still awaiting compensation. I fully support those farmers who are protesting in Dublin today at the role of the bank in this matter, and am again calling on the Government to intervene in order to ensure that justice is done. I am also reiterating previous requests to the Department of Trade and Enterprise to conduct a full examination of all of the circumstances surrounding the failure of the company." ENDS

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