Paul Murphy:  accused by Simon Coveney  of “trying to infer something I do not think is relevant or exists”.

Ireland produces the highest- quality beef on the planet, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said as he was questioned about Larry Goodman’s (...)

The reopening of the US market to Irish beef, announced earlier this week, effectively ends a 16-year long embargo on European beef imports in the US

ABP Foods, the group founded and chaired by beef baron Larry Goodman, looks set to be the first European company to take advantage of the lifting of (...)

Some 30 people died in farm accidents in 2014, the highest number since 1991. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Farm safety campaigner Brian Rohan has warned last year’s high number of farm deaths could be exceeded this year because of the removal of the milk qu(...)

Silvercrest Foods in Ballybay, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick/PA

Former meat trader Martin McAdam has confirmed he will appeal a High Court ruling made earlier this month that he should supply security of costs of (...)

The disclosure in Ireland of adulteration of beef products with equine DNA  led to discovery of a pan-European problem. Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

A small beef processing company which claims it was “hung out” as the “fall guy” for the Irish horsemeat scandal has been directed to provide security(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)

Farmers picketing  outside ABP during the IFA-organised 48 hour protest. Photograph: Irish Farmers Association/Twitter

Representatives from the Irish Cattle and Sheep organisation are meeting those from Meat Industry Ireland as part of ongoing talks about beef prices.T(...)

Martin McAdam at his home in Lisdarragh House, Newbless Co Monaghan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

Co Monaghan meat trader Martin McAdam, who was at the centre of last year’s horse meat scandal, has begun a new meat business and plans to announce th(...)

APB Food chief executive Paul Finnerty: “There was a suggestion that we were guilty until proven innocent.  Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s fair to say that ABP Food Group does not court publicity. Before the horse meat scandal, the average man on the street would have been hardpresse(...)

Photograph: Paula Connelly/ISPC/Getty

This time last year, when we bit into burgers we were happily unaware of any link between processed beef and horse meat. This changed on January 15th,(...)