Beef farmers are warning they'll restart their protests immediately if no progress is made in talks on Monday.

Last night, the Beef Plan Movement called off their pickets outside meat factories - including Dawn meats in Ballyhaunis - after 12 days of protests.

Meat Industry Ireland also agreed to suspend legal action it was threatening against the Beef Plan protesters.

Talks will now be held on Monday to try to resolve the dispute, which is over animal prices.

The Agriculture Minister Michael Creed says Monday's meeting will involve both Meat Industry Ireland and the Beef Plan movement, as well as representatives from the farm organisations and the Dept of Agriculture and its agencies.

The Minster will appoint an Independent Chairperson to preside over an agreed agenda.

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