The Clare chair of the Beef Plan Group says there won’t be an overnight solution to the deadlock in their dispute with meat factories.
The group is joining other farming organisations for talks with Meat Industry Ireland this afternoon, in an effort to reach a resolution in their conflict over the price of beef for farmers.
Nationwide protests have now been stood down to allow for talks to take place; today, there are no demonstrators at the Kepak factory at Drumquin, near Ennis, despite the protest continuing on Saturday.
The demonstrations have led to the closure of a number of factories and the temporary lay off of workers in a number of locations, including in Drumquin.
Joseph Woulfe has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that it won’t be a quick fix situation but he’s hopeful of some sort of resolution in the coming days: