Farmers are to stage a further protest in Dublin tomorrow over low beef prices.
Daniel Long from the The Individual Farmers of Ireland group said the demonstration will be "significantly larger" than previous protests, and is set to begin at 2pm.
Speaking on RTÉ's Today with Sean O’Rourke , Mr Long said that regardless of a general election or not, the same issues remain for farmers.
Last month, beef farmers from across the country staged a protest in Dublin city centre over beef prices. Traffic restrictions were put in place as nine tractors were parked around St Stephen’s Green.
A major protest was held at the same location in November when farmers formed a large blockade with tractors.
Mr Long said that a major gap on beef prices remains between Irish farmers and Europe.
He said that it was unknown how long the protest would last, and that farmers feel like the Government’s task force, which was set up to deal with issues in the beef sector, is a "talking shop".
He said farmers wanted to see more action than words.