Fears horse-meat investigation will hit farming reputation

Sligo/Leitrim TD and Sinn Féin agriculture spokesman Martin Kenny claims the new horse-meat investigation will badly affect Ireland’s farming industry.

Yesterday, Gardaí carried out searches across counties Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Westmeath and Kilkenny.

It centres on the suspected contamination of horse meat and alleged tampering of ID, passports and microchips of horses, who’d be exported.

Deputy Kenny says it’s a big worry for the agriculture industry: