The Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has invited all sides in the beef dispute to separate talks this evening at the Department of Agriculture.

It comes as the Minister is under growing pressure to get talks started to try and resolve the ongoing dispute.

Meat factories have temporarily laid off 3,000 staff because of ongoing protests outside their planrs

Earlier today, the IFA called on Minister Creed to get tough with the meat factories, and said this unprecedented crisis cannot go on any longer.

Minister Creed has now invited Meat Industry Ireland and the farming organisations - including the IFA, ICSA, ICMSA, Beef Plan movement, INHFA and Macra to separate talks this evening.


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