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This morning.

Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Farmers blocking Cormac Healy from Meat Industry Ireland from arriving at a new Beef Task Force who met for the first time this morning at the Department of Agriculture to examine the future of the beef industry in Ireland.

The task force was agreed to by beef farmers and organisations, and representatives of the beef processing sector last month following weeks of protests.


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The first meeting of the newly formed Beef Market Taskforce has been adjourned until further notice.

The adjournment comes following angry scenes at the entrance to the Department of Agriculture offices where farmers had been protesting since early this morning.

Beef Taskforce adjourned after protests outside Dept of Agriculture (RTÉ)

Hello you.

Yesterday afternoon.

Grannagh, Waterford/ Kilkenny border

Fine Gael Minister of State John Paul Phelan (above left) talking to a group of independent farmers protesting beef prices and the Mercosur Deal at the Dawn Meats plant.

Unofficial pickets have been placed on some meat processing facilities despite a High Court injunction restraining groups of protesters from blockading factories.

Meat processors are in the High Court seeking a committal order to implement the injunctions.

Tuesday: Beef Futures

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