As protests continue at a number of meat processing plants, including Dawn Meats in Ballyhaunis, Dawn Meats is considering legal action against the Chairman of the Beef Plan Movement Hugh Doyle.

In a statement to Midwest News, Dawn Meats said this follows activity at its plant in Slane, Co Meath - in contravention of a High Court injunction and the deal agreed over the weekend to end the factory blockade.

A legal letter has been sent to Mr Doyle and the Beef Plan movement.

The company says it's considering legal action seeking damages for losses that may have been incurred during the blockade.

Meanwhile, Roscommon Fianna Fail TD Eugene Murphy is appealing to meat processors to shift their position, in a bid to bring an end to the current beef crisis.

Fianna Fail are bringing forward a private members motion in the Dail this evening to highlight the downward spiral in beef prices which has resulted in farmer protests, factories closing, and thousands of workers being laid off.

Deputy Murphy believes  the processors have to move a little on their position to break the current impasse.

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