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IFA president Joe Healy leads a blockade at the Dunnes Stores goods depot at Cornelscourt in Dublin. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Farmers protested outside the Dunnes Stores depot in Dublin on Wednesday as part of their ongoing protest over beef prices. The picket, organised by (...)

Farmers outside the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork, last week. Photograph: IFA

Farmers have gathered outside the Musgrave distribution centre in Kilcock, Co Kildare, as part of protests calling for a rise in beef prices. The pi(...)

Farmers outside the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph: IFA

The Tesco central distribution centre in Dublin is being blockaded by farmers as part of an ongoing protest about beef prices. Members of the IFA beg(...)

C&D Pet Foods at Edgeworthstown Co Longford. File photograph: Google Street View

Injunctions preventing protesters blockading and intimidating persons working or visiting a pet food manufacturing plant in the midlands have been for(...)

Tesco has adopted UN sustainable development goal 12.3, which calls for a reduction by half in farm-to-fork food waste over the next decade. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Twelve major own-label suppliers of Tesco Ireland have pledged to substantially cut food waste, as part of a scheme run by the retailer to halve its f(...)

A photograph released by Dawn Meats, dated September 16th, purports to show a protester with his face hidden, among a group outside the company’s plant in Grannagh, Co Kilkenny.  Dawn Meats/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was today updated on ongoing cattle-price protests at a meeting with representatives of meat factories involved (...)

Photograph dated September 16th issued by Dawn Meats of balaclava-clad protesters gathered on a picket outside the Dawn Meats plant in Grannagh, Kilkenny. Photograph: PA

A “small minority” of farmers continuing to protest at meat factories around the country are threatening the entire Irish beef industry, a group repre(...)

Beef Plan Movement co-chairs Hugh Doyle and Eamon Corley. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An end to the beef dispute may be in sight with the prospect of blockades on six factories being lifted on Wednesday evening. Protesters outside Dawn(...)

Rearing beef is now a loss-making business in itself for most farmers, with EU supports needed to move family income from farming into positive territory and off-farm earnings needed to keep afloat.

The beef protests have led to controversy over the share of the final market price which goes to the farmer. But the roots of farmer unhappiness – and(...)

Independent farmers and supporters protesting outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There is no indication of a resumption of talks aimed at resolving the crisis in the beef sector, as a number of protesters gave commitments to the Hi(...)

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