There is currently no investigation or prosecution following the invasion of a pig farm in Killucan, Co Westmeath, last Saturday. However, the IFA has announced that it will meet the Department of Agriculture and An Garda Síochána in the coming days to discuss the incident.

“For an individual farmer to be confronted with this type of intimidating activity is very distressing as it has the potential to destroy their livelihood," IFA president Joe Healy said, calling for the protestors to be dealt with using the full rigour of the law.