When the horse-meat scandal emerged in 2013 beef cost about €4 a kilo while horse meat was around 90 cents

Gardaí and the Department of Agriculture were involved in an European crackdown on the illegal horse-meat trade on Friday and said their investigation(...)

Dutch meat trader Willy Selten arrives at the district court in Den Bosch. He was given a jail sentence of two-and-a-half years, half of what prosecutors had demanded. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

The businessman at the centre of a Europe-wide fraud in which falsely labelled horsemeat led to thousands of tonnes of meat being recalled has been se(...)

Larry Goodman: a spokesman for the businessman’s ABP said it had not bought meat from Willy Selten but that it was ABP’s understanding that meat sold to it by English firm Norwest Foods was on occasion sourced from the Dutch businessman

Labour Party Senator Susan O’Keeffe has called for the Department of Agriculture and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland to establish whether unfit m(...)

The owner of a Dutch meat wholesaler has been detained on suspicion of fraud and forgery for his alleged involvement in false labelling of meat products. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

Dutch authorities have arrested the head of a meat trading company at the centre of a horsemeat scandal that prompted a massive recall of taint(...)

About 370 companies in other European countries have also bought the meat, and the Dutch food authority has warned foreign counterparts about the recall via a European rapid alert system.Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

An investigation into the possibility that an Irish company has received more beef products containing horsemeat was launched today by the Departme(...)