On Tuesday members members of the Defense Forces shot dead five cows at a farm in Monaghan.
A security detail made up of the Army & Gardaí were accompanying a debt collector onto the property
The fact that Irish Army Men were used by a financial debt collecting company to shoot cattle belonging to a Monaghan farmer was raised in the Dáil on Thursday 7th July by Kerry T.D Michael Healy-Rae.
Deputy Healy-Rae described the action as an “absolutely disgraceful despicable act”, he went on to say “the people that were involved who ordered the people to pull the trigger they’re a disgrace, not the people who shot the gun but the people who gave the order, shame on them”.
There is a spin trying to be put on the whole affair now by trying to say the cattle had TB, even if they had it was the first time that this type of action would have ever been used to deal with a situation like it. Deputy Michael Healy-Rae went onto say that “I was reliably informed that they hadn’t even been tested so how could anyone even know whether they had TB or not?”