The High Court began this week to hear the case brought by Co Mayo cattle dealer Finbar Tolan against Aurivo Co-operative Society Ltd.

Tolan claims the co-op cost him his business by withdrawing credit from him and barring him from attending its marts in Ballinrobe and Balla, Co Mayo, as well as Ballymote, Co Sligo. Aurivo contends that it never had a valid business agreement with Tolan.