Farmers mount 12-hour Aldi blockade and warn of more beef price protests

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Farmers who mounted a blockade of a major distribution centre for Aldi supermarkets in a protest at falling beef prices say it is the first of many such protests.

The farmers who are members of the Irish Farmers’ Association drove a tractor and trailer across the entrance to the facility in Naas, Co Kildare at 7am on Thursday.

The distribution centre is one of only two in the Republic and serves Aldi outlets in half of the country including Dublin. However the German retailer said its shops remained open.

 

Patrick Logue, Vivienne Clarke

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