There is no point in holding meetings of the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry are not examined thoroughly.
That’s the view of Independent Roscommon-Galway Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice, who was reacting to Thursday’s meeting.
The Independent TD claims that Meat Industry Ireland, who represents factories, came into the latest round of talks at short notice to many of the farming organisations.
He claims that many questions were put to MII, but very little of them were answered during the talks.
Representatives from individual meat processors were in attendance at the Beef Market Taskforce for the first time.
Deputy Fitzmaurice told Midwest News that there is no point convening the Beef Taskforce if the real problems facing the industry aren’t addressed.