Get away from any forced sale – the protests over the sale of the family farm to MIT

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    Farmers today protested against the forced sale of land in County Meath Fund Promontoria vulture that she’s allegedly trying to force the family to sell part of their land to settle debts.
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Farmers today protested against the forced sale of land in County Meath Fund Promontoria vulture that she’s allegedly trying to force the family to sell part of their land to settle debts.

The land should be sold at online auction in the coming weeks.

The Irish farmers Association (IFA) Chairman of the collective farm business-Martin Stapleton said that the IFA would oppose the sale because he says his family is ready to implement the right solution.

Martin Stapleton said he would ask the farming community along with the McCann family and move away from any forced sale.

“Support debt looked at this, we sought professional advice and we strongly believe that this farmer was a very credible offer to make the structured payments.”

Martin Stapleton said farm families should be given time to pay their debts for a longer period to keep the farm intact and ELISA is for the farmers who are willing to implement the right solution.


Brendan Stafford, Jerry McCann, Meath IFA Chairman, John Curran, Michael McKenna, David Farrell and farm Chairman of the business Martin Stapleton to hang a sign on the McCann farm in Meath, in opposing a forced sale of farms to be held in the coming weeks.
Photo: Finbarr O’rourke

Strong support from neighbors McCanns today against any forced sale of his farm Fund vulture pic.twitter.com/kXupFQCAdV

Irish Farmers ‘ Assoc (@IFAmedia) September 12, 2018

“The vulture funds do not have any idea of the family farm, and they focused only on getting their money. It is not acceptable for vulture funds, to force the sale of the land and cash in debts they bought from the Bank, when there is a real alternative”.

Farmer warned he will be jailed

It comes as the judge of the Supreme Court in a separate case, recently warned the West of Ireland farmer that he will be jailed a third time for contempt of court if he removes livestock from the land for sale.

MR justice Michael Twomey found Mr. Eugene Costello that he will be jailed for three weeks because of its ongoing failure to remove the cattle from 90 hectares of land in Coolfree, Taughmaconnell, Ballinasloe, co Roscommon.

However, judges put a stay on a judicial decision and postponed the hearing until October to allow Mr Costello is time to remove cattle from the land.

Carlisle mortgages Ltd filed a case against the farmer, claiming that he tried to prevent the sale of land by placing his cattle on it.

Carlisle wants to sell the land, because Mr Costello failed to return the money he took from him in 2004, when Mr. Costello was an additional €440,000 from Carlisle.

The land was put up security, and €91,000 was repaid Mr. Costello.

Carlisle, who received the order of possession in respect of the property in 2006, accounting for about 1.4 million euros remains outstanding.

In a long battle, Mr Costello raised questions about the loan and stated that it was a forgery, with which Carlyle denies.

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