Minister urged to fast track beef dispute talks

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has scheduled talks on Monday – but Independent Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice is encouraging TDs from all parties to lobby for the talks to be brought forward to this afternoon.

Deputy Fitzmaurice says there appears to be a real will across all sides to find a resolution, and the Minister should strike while the iron is hot.

Farmers have been protesting at processing plants in Tipperary and across the country for a number of weeks.