The Individual Farmers of Ireland, who protested on November 26th and 27th, have confirmed that they intend to return to the streets of Dublin next week.
In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson explained that a “massive demonstration,” will take place on January 15th and January 16th.
“We have handed in a submission intended to protect the viability of the family and there has been no response from the Minister or his office on this or progress on this submission.”
“We feel we have been patient to give the Beef Taskforce adequate time to address the main issue, which is the price of beef.” the spokesperson added.
‘A talking shop’
The spokesperson said that after yesterday’s meeting of the Taskforce, it has become clear that the Taskforce is “fast becoming a talking shop designed to pacify farmer’s concerns without any intention from the Government or the meat industry to solve this impasse.”
“We are asking all farmers and rural people to join us in Dublin on January 15th and 16th, to stand up for both rural Ireland and the agricultural industry as the very fabric of rural Ireland is at stake.”