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.
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