RENUA Ireland has expressed grave concern over the apparent indifference of the Finance and Agriculture ministers to the growing threat to rural Ireland poses by Vulture Funds’’.
Mr Leahy said;
Micheal Noonan once noted that vultures in the wild are useful creatures and he may be correct.
The problem is that whilst wild vultures feed on the dead our banking vultures attack the living.
The governments indifference on this issue leaves it open to the charge of unleashing a plague upon rural Ireland.
To date the vultures have held back on rural Ireland because they have been distracted by commercial property.
They are now however waiting on the fence posts preparing to strike.
RENUA Ireland warns any-one dealing with vulture funds that there will be no compromises or settlements from vulture funds.
They will simply be looking to sell your lands and homes as quickly as they can to any-one except you.
There can be no negotiations with vultures unless they commit to a long-term presence in Ireland.
When it comes to our homesteads the position must be not an inch without a guarantee of families staying in their homes.
RENUA Ireland believes the best long-term policy for vultures would be for the state and people to chase vultures out of Ireland.
Sadly, all precedents to date suggest that the people will be alone in taking on the vultures.
We warn them in advance though that we will make The Field, by JB Keane, look like a comedy when it comes to our not a yard not a field stance.
Rural Ireland has seen off many land-grabbers before and our vulture friends will experience a similar fate.’’