Meat Industry Ireland statement
Meat Industry Ireland (MII) this evening (Friday) said that despite the announcement by Minister Creed to reconvene beef talks, an increased number of plants are being blockaded.
In his announcement yesterday morning, the Minister called on both “processors and protestors (to) step back from Court proceedings and illegal blockades, in order to allow space for meaningful talks to proceed.”
For its part, MII, on behalf of processors, has confirmed to the Minister that processors have respected his wishes and, with immediate effect, have deferred legal proceedings to allow for meaningful talks. To that end, the industry would expect that protestors would also respect the Minister’s call and suspend plant blockades immediately to allow the talks process to proceed as planned by the Minister.