The resumption of blockades at processing sites has left ABP “with no choice but to seek an injunction to allow processing to resume”.
In a statement, a spokesperson said: ”Last week, our industry representative body, Meat Industry Ireland, reached an agreement with farming organisations to facilitate a programme of work over the next month. However, blockades resumed on Sunday night.”
“ABP is at a loss to understand why in the middle of a process set-up by the Minister, and agreed by all parties, we are now in this situation.”
“The granting of the injunction clarifies that these protests were totally unwarranted and unlawful.” the spokesperson concluded.
Dawn Meats has been granted an injunction in the High Court to stop protestors from blocking the entry and exit at its facilities.
"We cannot allow our staff, customers and suppliers to be further damaged by these protests," it said in a statement.