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 (...)

Jim O’Callaghan said it was grossly unfair his clients were “hung out” by the Goodman group as the “fall guy” for the scandal. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A company of Larry Goodman wrongly “hung out” a small rival beef processor as a “rogue trader” responsible for the 2013 horse meat scandal here, it h(...)

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(...)

Irish company ABP is suing a Polish supplier, Food Services, for allegedly breaching the terms of its contract with its Silvercrest subsidiary, claims the Polish company denies. Photograph: PA

Ireland’s Department of Agriculture was quick to shift the blame. Within weeks of the revelations in January 2013 that low-cost burgers sold as 100 pe(...)

A poster at the Ikea store in Ballymun in February showing the meatballs which were removed from its menu. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Media reports on January 15th, 2013, that beef burgers being sold by retailers such as Aldi and Tesco contained horse got immediate global attention. (...)

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,(...)

The horse meat crisis has led the world’s largest food manufacturer Nestle to test for the presence of meat such as kangaroo and dog. Photograph: Michaela Rehle /Reuters

The horse meat crisis has led the world’s largest food manufacturer Nestle to test for the presence of meat such as kangaroo and dog, head of food saf(...)

Central to the case is a press release issued by ABP Group in February which stated that Silvercrest had purchased beef products from McAdams Food Service. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick/PA

The owner of a meat trading firm is to sue the company at the centre of the horsemeat scandal for alleged defamation.Martin McAdam claims the Larry Go(...)

A “complex, highly organised network of companies” is responsible for the “fraudulent and illegal” trade in mislabelled meat, according to the Commons’ environment, food and rural affairs committee

The failure by the Irish and British authorities to prosecute those responsible for putting horse meat into burgers and ready-meals has been sharply c(...)

Kepak, which bought ABP’s former Silvercrest plant in Ballybay, Co Monaghan, last month,   has confirmed that burger production has resumed at the plant.  Photographer: Mario Proenca/Bloomberg via Getty

The ABP Food Group, which was at the centre of the horse meat scandal, has announced plans to DNA-test almost a million cattle a year. The firm says t(...)