Second round of beef talks to begin later as local protests continue

The second round of talks aimed at resolving the beef dispute is due to get underway today.

Farmers held protests outside supermarket distribution centres around the country yesterday.

They will resume their demonstrations later, as part of the ongoing row with meat factories over beef prices.

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However, retailers won’t be present at today’s talks, despite repeated requests from farmers that they be included.

Protests are continuing at Kepak in Atleague in Roscommon and its sister site in Ballymahon in Longford as well as at Liffey Meats in Ballinasloe

Leitrim Councillor Brendan Barry, who is the county chair of the Beef Plan Movement says they’re annoyed they won’t take part in discussions:

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