Members of the Irish Farmers' Association have staged a protest outside a Tesco distribution centre in north Co Dublin.

The blockade in Donabate was part of an ongoing protest by farmers who want an increase in beef prices.

It follows similar blockades last week at Aldi and Lidl distribution centres in Co Kildare and Co Cork.

The protest began at 7am and was lifted by 7pm this evening. 

The IFA said its members will hold a fourth day of action outside another distribution centre tomorrow but the location has not been revealed. 

Truck drivers, who had been waiting outside the Donabate facility all day, have now been allowed to enter. 

The IFA said in a statement that it "will continue with our action until we have a substantial price increase".

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Tesco, meanwhile, said in a statement: "We have always maintained a good working relationship with the IFA and in recent weeks had a very constructive meeting, so today's action at our Distribution Centre is regrettable."

Tesco said that it pays for any price promotions it runs.

"Tesco supports the work of the Beef Taskforce and agrees that it is the correct mechanism for resolving the current challenges in the beef sector," the statement added.