Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has said that the continued blockading of beef processing plants across the country has already forced companies into staff lay-offs.
The association, which represents the meat processing sector in Ireland, warned that if the protests continue, ‘further significant staff lay-offs in the coming days are inevitable’.
MII said that the situation is “extremely damaging” to the entire Irish beef sector.
‘For the second time in just three weeks, hard-won customers of Irish beef are being left without deliveries,’ MII explained in a statement.
‘These loyal and valued customers are again forced to seek alternative fresh beef supplies. This damages the position of Irish beef in the marketplace.’
MII added that with the political chaos in the UK ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit, the last thing the Irish beef industry needs is a series of industry blockades.
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