Beef talks agreement reached

Agreements have been reached today after marathon talks lasting over 24 hours between Meat Industry Ireland representatives and Farm Organisations in the beef dispute.

In a statement, the Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed says the talks have ended this afternoon.

They've agreed on a two strand agreement for the reform of the Irish Beef Sector.

The deal involves a number of interventions, to provide immediate benefit for beef producers, as well as a range of strategic steps to address structural imbalances in the sector.

The Minister says a number of actions in the area of market transparency, beef promotion and strengthening the position of the farmer in the supply chain were agreed upon.

Beef Plan Movement Donegal PRO, Eimear McGuinness says it has been positive but maybe more could have been done.