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milk suppliers await update on Kerry Co-op joint venture

CLARE milk suppliers will be waiting to see if there any new developments concerning a proposed joint venture between Kerry Co-op and Kerry Group. Negotiations concerning this joint venture were due be discussed at a Kerry Coop board meeting on Friday. A few years ago, dispute broke out between Kerry Co-op and Kerry Group over milk price. Kerry Co-op took an arbitration case against Kerry Group over the price Kerry Group was paying farmers for milk. The arbitration case dragged on for years, it was extremely drawn out and eventually the arbitrator gave a ruling for the co-op and Kerry Group to come to an agreement between themselves over the price of milk, if this wasn’t possible then they could come back to him. After the arbitration case, Kerry Group put their dairy business up for sale. This will include their Newmarket, Listowel and Charleville milk plants. According to Listowel dairy farmer, Dave Scannell, the dairy business has a milk …

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‘I am not that person’ – Edna O’Brien rejects New Yorker profile

EDNA O’Brien has broken her silence on an interview with The New Yorker magazine, published at the end of last year and described by some literary experts as “a hatchet job”. The profile of the Tuamgraney-born author generated considerable controversy and prompted a number of critics and academics here to reject the profile as unflattering, sexist and overly critical. Last weekend, in an interview with RTÉ, Ms O’Brien said the article, by Ian Parker, had hurt and outraged her. The acclaimed writer joined broadcaster Brendan O’Connor to discuss an award for the latest novel Girl. “I was hurt and I was outraged,” she said of the piece. “I was hurt because it is not a truthful piece. If the tapes were taken of the three-and-a-half days I spent with that journalist. I don’t think the tapes and what I spoke into them would tally with what appeared in those 9,000 words. They would not. They would be a big contradiction. I …

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