Agri Minister urges MII to reconsider decision to withdraw from beef talks

The Agriculture Minister is urging Meat Industry Ireland to reflect on their decision to withdraw from beef talks.

Talks were due to resume yesterday but MII pulled out because farmers continue to protest at processing plants.

It says the blockades are forcing factories to close indefinitely.

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Protests are continuing at sites in Ballymahon, Athleague and Ballinasloe as well as the latest protest side at C&D in Edgeworthstown.

Minister Michael Creed says it’s essential that MII engages with farmers.