Farmers stage sit-in at Ulster Bank branch

A group of around 20 farmers today staged a sit-in at the Ulster Bank in Malahide in North Dublin in protest at the bank's treatment of growers following the forced sale of a co-op in Balbriggan.

Growers are owed €300,000 for produce they supplied to Groomes Vegetable Suppliers, following Ulster Bank's appointment of a receiver to the co-op.

The Irish Farmers Association said Ulster Bank stood by while Groomes continued taking produce from growers that the bank must have known would never be paid for.

The protest was later confirmed to have ended.

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