A group of farmers has begun a protest outside a Tesco distribution centre in Dublin this morning.
It is the latest in a series of blockades staged by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) over beef prices.
On Thursday, the IFA staged a blockade at the Aldi distribution centre in Naas, Co Kildare.
That was followed by a protest outside Lidl's centre in Charleville, Co Cork.
The latest demonstration is taking place today at Tesco's main distribution centre in Donabate in north county Dublin.
The Irish Farmers Association has staged another protest outside a supermarket distribution centre - this time Tesco’s one in Donabate
The 12 hour demonstration is part of the ongoing beef prices dispute pic.twitter.com/T7icpZpnHJ
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The long-running beef price dispute saw ABP - one of the largest beef processors in the country - announce last week that from today the base price it pays for cattle would increase.
However, the IFA said that what's been offered appears to be between 5 and 10 cent per kilo - an amount which the organisation has described as "paltry".
They claim there has been a "lack of transparency from meat factories".
The organisation wants a substantial price increase for farmers, warning that more blockades - such as the 12-hour one getting underway in Dublin this morning - will follow otherwise.
In a statement, IFA President Joe Healy said: “Farmers are also appalled to see Tesco advertising ‘half price’ beef in the last few days.
"This unsustainable discounting puts downward pressure on beef prices and is an insult to farmers and the work they do.
“IFA will continue with our action until we have a substantial price increase."