Protesting beef farmers have blocked off Dublin City Centre once again.
The farmers say they continue to receive below cost production prices for their beef, trailing both their UK and EU counterparts.
They're staging a protest beside St Stephens Green, with tractors lining the road leading to the Dáil.
A number of barricades have been erected by An Garda Siochana outside Leinster House this afternoon.
Around 30 tractors expected to block Stephens Green south for the day. Farmers say they won’t block the whole city as they did last time. They want a fair price for beef and say if they don’t get it there will be no Santa for many farmers pic.twitter.com/9X2QmcFwEu
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) December 17, 2019
The farmers say they remain very frustrated by the lack of government action "to support an industry in distress".
The protesting beef farmers say they won't block Dublin City Centre all day this time.