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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met UK premier Boris Johnson at Thornton Manor in Liverpool this week.

Just when it seemed like all hope of a Brexit deal was dead in the water – out of nowhere, comes fresh hope of an 11th-hour reprieve. The meeting bet(...)

Kepak head of sales north America Joanne Farrelly, managing director  John Horgan, Minister of State for Food Andrew Doyle and Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy at the announcement of the US venture.

Irish meat-processing group Kepak has become the first European meat company to secure access to the US burger market, the largest meat market in the (...)

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 (...)

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 outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border last week. A blockade of around a dozen meat plants is continuing on Monday.

A Chinese delegation visiting the Republic on a trade mission failed to gain access to a meat plant in Co Roscommon due to a blockade by farmers prote(...)

The group said it had not organised the recent pickets on Sunday and Monday where a number of farmers resumed protests outside plants, which had been called off prior to entering the talks

The Beef Plan Movement started off as a WhatsApp group made up of a number of farmers, primarily based in the Meath area. Before it took off the socia(...)

In 2017 the French government introduced an employment law which obliges organisations to guarantee their employees a right to disconnect from technology when they leave the workplace

The Government is to consider the introduction of legislation which would ensure workers have the right to switch off and no longer feel the obligatio(...)

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(...)

Irish steaks won a record of 75 medals at the World Steak Challenge, which was held in Dublin for the first time

An Irish steak has  been crowned the “World’s Best Fillet” at international steak competition in Dublin on Wednesday. The winning steak, from gra(...)

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