Protesters at the ABP plant in Cahir have tonight ended their blockade of the factory.
In a statement, the group said they reached consensus to step down their peaceful protest on the basis that the draft beef sector agreement was sent to the Minister for Agriculture & Food to be addressed and examined without haste.
Another 100 workers at a plant in Tipperary were laid off temporarily today because of the dispute.
The lay-offs at ABP Cahir in Co Tipperary are in addition to the 355 employees who were temporarily laid off earlier this week.
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