McConalogue: Beef talks must restart immediately

A Donegal TD says another round of talks must start immediately to try to end the beef dispute.

And the Oireachtas agriculture committee says retailers must be included.

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed held mediation discussions last month – but supermarkets weren’t involved.

The Oireachtas committee met yesterday as farmers continue to protest outside meat factories, calling higher prices for their animals.

Fianna Fáil’s agriculture spokesman, Charlie McConalogue, says the committee agrees another round of talks must start immediately.