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Court Injunctions Against Two Beef Farmers Are To Be Struck Out

The men had been protesting outside a midlands pet food company.

Court injunctions against two beef farmers who had been protesting outside a pet food company in the midlands are to be struck out.

C&D Petfoods in Longford had brought the action against Fine Gael Cllr Paraic Brady and local carpenter Colm Leonard, after its facility in Edgeworthstown was blockaded in September during the dispute over beef prices.

The disruption led to the company temporarily laying off 187 employees.

The Beef Plan Movement had said it would not attend any meetings of the Beef Market Taskforce until the two injunctions were lifted.

Dermot O'Brien, South-west Regional Chair of the Beef Plan Movement, says they are now prepared to meet as soon as tomorrow: 

The Minister for Agriculture says his top priority is to get all parties involved with the Beef Market Taskforce around the table for talks.

President of the Irish Farmers Association, Joe Healy, says discussions must urgently get underway:

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