3 April 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan IFA Chairman Brian Treanor has called for a “tripartite” meeting involving farmer victims of cattle and machinery thefts, the Gardaí and Dept of Agriculture officials.

Mr Treanor said on Monday that the meeting was necessary in his view to alleviate the frustration in the farming community over a lack of prosecutions for these crimes – and to stem the tide of rumour and recrimination building in some rural communities surrounding the alleged passing of information to those responsible for them.

Mr Treanor, who along with Rural IFA Chairman Bert Stewart was addressing Co Monaghan Joint Policing Committee, stated: “Such a meeting would be a comfort to the victims, to allow them to be heard.”

A formal proposal that the meeting suggested by the Co IFA Chairman be convened was adopted by the Committee on the proposal of Robbie Gallagher, P J O’Hanlon seconding.

JPC Chairperson David Maxwell advocated that there be a cross-Border element to the meeting, with the …

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