The Irish Farmers Journal understands that Slaney Meats has been granted an injunction by the High Court this afternoon to restrain farmers protesting outside their plants.

It is also understood that Kepak have been granted an injunction from the High Court.

The High Court has already granted ABP and Dawn Meats an injunction to restrain protesters. It is understood that factories are now seeking an attachment and committal order which would grant gardaí the power to jail protesters outside factories.

The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) is in the High Court and intends to oppose the attachment and committal order.

“We have instructed our legal team to fully oppose this application to allow time to see if a resolution can be found,” IFA president Joe Healy said.

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