Taoiseach accuses Danny Healy-Rae of misleading beef farmers

The Taoiseach has accused Kerry deputy Danny Healy-Rae of disrespecting and misleading beef farmers.

Mr Varadkar was responding to a leaders’ question from Deputy Healy-Rae in the Dáil during which the Independent TD accused the Government of doing nothing on beef prices that factories are paying to farmers.

Danny Healy-Rae called on farming organisations to protest in Dublin.

However the Taoiseach said the TD was ignoring the reality of factory pricing.