Around 100 tractors remain parked up in Dublin’s City Centre this morning.
Beef farmers slept in their tractors last night in protest over beef prices.
They have called on the Taoiseach to come out and meet with them this morning.
Traffic restrictions remain in place around St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square as the demonstration continues.
Members of the public are being urged to use public transport where possible.
I counted about 50 tractors on Stephens Green and 55 on Merrion Square. Health warning: I did pass Maths for my Leaving Cert! #farmersprotest pic.twitter.com/tydG1sDrfK
— Stephanie Rohan (@StephGrogan3) January 16, 2020
Farmer Vincent Harrington from Roscommon is among those who slept in his tractor last night.
He said: "My sleep wasn't any better than it was the night before.
"I'm prepared to come to Dublin to fight for what I believe in, and I'm not worried about sleep now - I'm worried about our future."
The protest is being organised by the 'Individual Farmers of Ireland' group, who say the ‘tractorcade’ is part of their campaign over beef prices, carbon tax and other issues.