Co-Chair of Beef Plan Movement says he will struggle to accept new agreements

Talks in the ongoing beef dispute have “successfully concluded”, according to the Agriculture Minister Michael Creed.

Groups representing farmers and the meat industry agreed on a number of sticking points, such as a review of the grid pricing system.

Meat Industry Ireland says the agreement is a step forward for the sector.

However, the Irish Farmer’s Association says farmers will be disappointed that there is no increase on the main issue of beef prices.

Meanwhile, Hugh Doyle, Co-Chair of the Beef Plan Movement, said that while he appreciates the minister’s efforts he will struggle to accept the agreement as it is.

Speaking on The Joe Finnegan Show, Doyle acknowledged that there were some positives from the talks, but he too expressed concerns over beef prices: