The President has warned that Irish farmers are "entitled to their fair share" of profits from their produce.
Michael D Higgins was speaking as farmers continue to picket outside more than a dozen meat processors around the country.
Meanwhile, the Taoiseach told the Dáil that the prices offered offered to Irish farmers are "roughly the same" as those offered to their European counterparts - and warned that there is "no legal way to fix a price."
A new report has found over 1,400 people across rural Ireland were homeless in July.
The Peter McVerry Trust says that is up 12% on last year.
While the number of adults has risen to over 1,000 for the first time.
Up to 200 jobs could be lost because of a ban on cigarette sales from vending machines, according to an industry group.
Health Minister Simon Harris hopes to bring draft legislation to Cabinet in the coming weeks, which would outlaw the sale of tobacco products from self-service vending machines.
The sale of e-cigarettes to people under the age of 18 is also to be banned under the proposed new law.
Several exit polls have indicated Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has failed to secure a ruling majority in elections there.
Exit polls were released by Israeli television channels on Tuesday night.
The biggest party, according to the two of the polls, is Benny Gantz's Kahol Lavan.
A man has been arrested after a sports car crashed through the front door of a supermarket in north County Dublin this afternoon.
Witnesses said it was a 'miracle' nobody was injured after the Jaguar vehicle came to a stop halfway up the aisle of the C&T Supermarket in Skerries.
Gardaí said it happened at around 1:30pm. A man in his 40s has been arrested and the Garda investigation is ongoing.