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ICMSA President, John Comer, said that his organisation has been receiving many calls from hugely concerned Kerry suppliers regarding an “out of the blue” tax demand from the Revenue Commissioners concerning ‘Patronage’ shares issued by Kerry Co-op.  Mr. Comer said the receipt of these demands come after a prolonged period of depressed farmer milk price which has been tremendously difficult for dairy farmers. Mr. Comer confirmed that ICMSA is currently examining the position and will be seeking further clarification from Revenue given the very serious consequences for individual farmers.

Ends      22 November 2016.

John Comer, 087-2057846

President, ICMSA.


Cathal MacCarthy, 087-6168758

ICMSA Press Office