Man arrested at Ballyjamesduff protest released without charge

The man arrested outside the Liffey Meats plant in Ballyjamesduff yesterday has been released from Garda custody.

A Garda Spokesperson told Northern Sound that he was released without charge in the early hours of this morning.

Protests are continuing in Ballyjamesduff and Clones today. It comes as independent analysis shows farmers are getting 50 percent of the retail price of beef.

The slice a farmer is getting is central to the ongoing dispute, which sees increasingly heated protests outside meat factories.

Farmers claim they’re only getting 20 percent of the price, while factories claim they’re getting 63 percent.

Thia Hennessy is a professor in agri-food economics in Cork University Business School. She says research suggests neither figure is accurate: