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4,000 Farmers Continue Nationwide Protest Against Beef Prices

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2:20 PM - 7 Aug 2019



Around 4,000 beef farmers are continuing their nationwide protest against the price being paid for their produce.

The 24 hour rolling pickets are taking place  at 21 meat factories across the country.

They've been going on for the last 9-10 days, with farmers calling for better prices to be paid for their produce.

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has urged both sides to meet and discuss the issue.

However, Minister Creed says his department cannot legally get involved in determining the prices for beef.

Beef Plan Movement Joint-Chairman Hugh Doyle says the government is not aware of the struggles facing Irish farmers:

Doyle  says "We feel there is a complete and utter disconnect."

"Mr Varadkar can go up to the North and attend conferences. His farmers at home need him to address the problem that's there."

He adds "If it's not addressed quickly, rural Ireland will be decimated".



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