INHFA president Colm O'Donnell made his organisation's position on compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) very clear at a meeting at the Foilmore Community Centre in Kerry during the week.

“Our position is that we are against compulsory purchase orders full stop. As an organisation it is a red light issue for us. Compulsory purchase orders are not the way to treat farmers or individuals in the community and it is heavy handed at the very least," he said.