It is being reported that several protests continued at meat processing plants across the country last night despite a High Court injunction yesterday.
As reported by RTÉ News yesterday, the Courts granted the injunction following an application by Dawn Meats and ABP.
The Courts said that groups of protesters were to cease obstructing factories and intimidating staff and suppliers.
However, RTÉ News revealed today that farmers continued blockading sites in Waterford and Cork through the night.
Farmers said that the injunction reflects an attempt to hide the protests as officials from China are due to arrive and visit some processing plants.
China’s visit is part of a number of trade missions between itself and Ireland with the view of increasing beef exports to Beijing.
Talks between farmer representatives and meat industry stakeholders concluded early last week, without an agreement being reached.
While both sides praised the progress made, the main issue of beef prices went unresolved.
However, farmers were pleased with the steps being taken to improving transparency along the supply chain and improving communication with the industry.
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