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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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

The High Court  refused to overturn a tax appeal commissioner’s ruling upholding a CAB decision against the five.

Five men who claimed, as members of the Irish Travelling community, they are “nomadic businessmen” not tax resident in Ireland in certain years have l(...)

Some of the key suspects had set up car sales businesses to launder the proceeds of their drug dealing.

A fleet of 115 vehicles valued at €2.8 million has been seized in one of the biggest raids by the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) since its inception ove(...)

Mr Justice Charles Meenan granted permission, on an ex parte basis (one side only represented), to bring their judicial review challenge.

Five men who say they are “nomadic businessmen” have brought High Court proceedings arising out of income tax assessments issued against them by the C(...)

Portlaoise Prison

A Dublin man who smuggled an IRA communiqué out of Portlaoise prison has been convicted of IRA membership by the Special Criminal Court. Brian Kenna (...)

In 2009,  discussing the issue of blasphemy and the law, then minister for justice Dermot Ahern said: “As a republican, my personal position is that church and State should be separate.” File photograph: Getty Images

In May 2009, at the Oireachtas Committee on Justice, then Fine Gael justice spokesman Charlie Flanagan was clear. Blasphemy provisions in the Defamati(...)

Watches, a rhino cup and cash were seized in the Cab raid. File photographs: Getty Images

Gardaí in Limerick have seized a rare and extremely valuable Chinese rhinoceros cup, following raids in Rathkeale, Co Limerick, led by the Criminal As(...)

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