Farmers leaving Dublin after ‘clarification’ from Minister over Beef Taskforce and prices

A section of farmers appear to be standing down their protest in Dublin city centre after receiving a commitment from the Minister for Agriculture over beef prices.

Michael Creed earlier found himself in a war of words with farmers after he made claims that an alleged death threat had been made against a C&D official.

However, Gardaí confirmed that no formal complaint was made.

The pet food factory has not yet dropped the injunctions it obtained against two farmers during the meat blockades.

This afternoon farmers have told Shannonside FM that they have received clarification from the Minister about the source of his information regarding his comments and will be heading home later today.

Earlier five farmers met with the Minister and agreed to leave on the condition that if no progress was made by the 15th of December, they would return.

Jolene Smith from Ballyjamesduff in Cavan, told Shannonside FM that the next time they come to Dublin, it will be an even bigger protest