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A garda speaks to independent farmers and supporters outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh  last month. An action on behalf of Dawn Meats was struck out last Friday ahead of talks between parties.  Photo credit should read: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

High Court proceedings brought against several protesters outside a beef processing plant in Co Wexford have been struck out following an agreement be(...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, pictured last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Blockades of beef processing plants were said to be increasing on Friday despite the arrangement of new talks next week aimed at resolving the dispute(...)

Dawn Meats has been granted leave by the High Court to serve copies of motions seeking to attach and commit to prison 18 protesters at two of its beef(...)

Aontú TD Peadar Tóibín, who interrupted High Court proceedings against a number of beef plant protesters  by claiming to make representations on their behalf, was told by a judge he had no right of audience in the court.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A TD, who interrupted High Court proceedings against a number of beef plant protesters today by claiming to make representations on their behalf, was (...)

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(...)

One of the largest beef processors in the State has sought an application that could see individual beef protesters jailed for being in contempt of court. Image: iStock.

One of the largest beef processors in the State has sought an application that could see individual beef protesters jailed for being in contempt of co(...)

The court heard that the chief concern of the protesters was the fall in the price of Irish beef due to market forces related to Brexit and an increased supply of beef in Europe.

The owners of up to a dozen meat plants have on Tuesday been granted temporary High Court injunctions restraining groups of protesters from blockading(...)

Before it was agreed that the pickets would be called off to facilitate talks, solicitors letters were issued to protestors at five processing plants, including a Kepak facility. Photograph: iStock

Meat processing giant Kepak issued High Court proceedings against the grassroots Beef Plan Movement as the meat industry faced off against protesters (...)

Farmers say for every €10 of beef bought off the shelves, the farmer gets €2, the processor gets €2.90 and the supermarket gets €5.10. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

For Hugh Doyle, farmer protests that have been crippling meat factories around the country are nothing less than a last-gasp fight for the very surviv(...)

Arrow is one of the largest meat processors in the State

Pretax profits at one of the State’s largest meat processors fell again last year despite a continued rise in turnover. Arrow Group reported profits (...)

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