Restaurants running out of beef

The Restaurants Association of Ireland is warning that if protests at factories don’t end soon, some restaurants won’t have beef to serve customers.


Some farmers continue to block access to meat processing plants – despite a deal being reached after marathon talks at the weekend.


Beef processors have been forced to temporarily lay off thousands of staff as a result – with 355 workers at ABP foods in Cahir, Tipperary being sent home yesterday.


The Irish Independent reports that Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association Adrian Cummins is concerned that restaurants will have to take beef off their menus if the blockades are not lifted soon – because there will be ‘zero supply.’