Talks underway between Agriculture Minister and farmer groups over ongoing beef protests

Meetings are due to get underway this evening between the Agriculture Minister, farm organisations and the meat factories in an effort to resolve the ongoing beef dispute.

A series of individual meetings is due to take place between the Minister and all of the key stakeholders.

A second round of talks to break the impasse was cancelled earlier this week when Meat Industry Ireland pulled out.

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Today’s talks come as a number of farmers have begun a picket at a Tesco Depot in Dublin.

Trucks are being delayed from entering the Ballymun distribution centre.

Chairman of Leitrim’s Beef Plan Movement, Brendan Barry, says he’s hopeful the talks will deliver:

Protests are continuing in Edgeworthstown at the C&D plant in the town

These people shared mixed feelings on the ongoing demonstrations underway at the factory since last saturday