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Claims New Midlands Meat Plant Is Being "Willfully Obstructed"

A report from An Bord Pleanála was due 17 months ago.

There are concerns that a new meat processing plant in Offaly is being "willfully obstructed".

It's now 17 months since a report from An Bord Pleanála on the proposed Banagher Chilling plant was due to be published.

The planning body sought further information on the multi-million euro project in March, which it's now considering - according to Laois-Offaly TD Carol Nolan.

The independent deputy says an explanation for the repeated delays is needed.

She's calling for tighter regulation of the body:

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