Boora Bainne Milk Company, Co Offaly is closing its doors for the foreseeable future.
The fresh whole milk and flavoured milk specialists have taken action after their machines were machines and a sum of money was taken.
A break-in occurred at the farm at 12:15 am this morning (Thursday, October 7th, 2021).
Boora Bainne Milk Company
In a post on social media, a spokesperson for Boora Bainne Milk Company said:
“With regret, we are forced to close for the foreseeable due to vandalism that happened last night.”
“At 12.15 am, two men in a dark coloured, two-seater Ford Ranger with an 08 LS reg forced entry and damaged both machines, one beyond repair. They were seen driving towards Kilcormac after leaving here.”
“Know anything? Let us or the Birr Guards know. They [the vandals] also did not read we were closed on Wednesdays, so unlikely to be much cash here.”
“It is worth pointing out that over 90% of customers pay by card. Only a small amount of cash is left in the store at night in a coin box as a float, mostly 50c 20c and 10c pieces, which they stole.”
Confirming the news to That’s Farming, in a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:
“Gardaí are investigating an incident of burglary that occurred at a business premises near Tullamore, Co. Offaly on October 7th, 2021 at 12.19 am.”
“The building was damaged, and a sum of cash was taken from the premises. No arrests have been made. Investigations are ongoing.”
The owner estimates that vandals caused up to €15,000 worth of damage.
The business venture is the brainchild of a dairy farmer, Paul Molly, who runs this enterprise on his farm in Boora.
He opened a milk vending machine to the public at the end of July 2021.
GAA club’s tractor and dressing rooms damaged
Meanwhile, Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage at a GAA club in County Roscommon in recent weeks.
St Faithleach GAA has reported extensive damage to its tractor, dressing room and dugouts.
In a statement on social media, a spokesperson for the GAA club said:
“Absolutely disgusted to be posting this. All the hard work that the ground staff and club members put in day in, day out with a very minimal budget.”
“A lot of damage caused to our dressing room, tractor and dugouts.”