A local TD has warned that pig farmers "are in a battle for the survival of the sector".
Speaking in the Dáil, Sinn Féin's Matt Carthy added that the government's response to rising input costs "has been far too slow and underwhelming".
Pig farmers and the IFA protested outside the Department of Agriculture in Dublin yesterday, seeking a €100 million package to deal with rising costs.
The IFA has paused the protest following a meeting between the association and Ministers McConalogue and Heydon last night.
In response to Deputy Carthy, the Taoiseach said "the Government wants to keep the pig industry going" but warned "there is a perfect storm at the moment with the war in Ukraine".
Micheál Martin added that the government has "taken initial steps to assist the industry", but Matt Carthy says "much more needs to be done":