Kerry farmer hopes there won’t be delays in getting the Beef Taskforce up and running

Dermot O'Brien from Firies, of the Beef Plan Movement

Protesting farmers aren’t ruling out returning to picket lines as part of the ongoing beef dispute.

They clashed with representatives from Meat Industry Ireland earlier, stopping them attending a meeting of the Beef Taskforce.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has condemned the scuffles, which led to talks being postponed.

Many of those protesting want all legal threats against farmers dropped.

Firies farmer Dermot O’Brien from the Beef Plan Movement hopes there won’t be much of a delay in getting the taskforce up and running: