Farmers block Cormac Healy from Meat Industry Ireland from entering the Department of Agriculture in Dublin for ameeting of the beef taskforce. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.

The first meeting of the newly established beef taskforce, set up as part of negotiations to end farmer protests around the country, was immediately (...)

The Beef Plan Movement says it intends to hold ‘all stakeholders accountable to beef farmers’.

Beef processing is expected to be fully operational again later this week but there will be a need for additional marketing to rebuild business over t(...)

Minister for Agriculture and Food  Michael Creed: intends to set up   a beef sector task force. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Colm Keena The protests which have badly hit the beef processing sector appear to be coming to an end, with votes at the weekend to end the remaining(...)

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(...)

Members of Independent Farmers Ireland protest outside Meadow Meats, owned by Dawn Meats, in Rathdowney, Co Laois, on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The difficulty in reaching an agreement to try to settle the beef dispute – and the decision of many farmers to continue their protests despite detail(...)

 Beef protesters at ABP Bandon Co Cork. Protests will continue outside 14 factories on Monday despite reports saying a consensus had been reached over the weekend. Photograph: Denis Boyle

A meat processing factory has said it is facing potential closure with the loss of almost 100 jobs due to continuing blockades linked to the beef cris(...)

Agreement had been reached between meat industry representatives and farm organisations on a two strand agreement for the reform of the Irish beef sector, the Minister for Agriculture has said. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

An agreement to end the beef dispute has been reached following marathon talks at the Department of Agriculture. Minister for Agriculture Michael Cre(...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions urged Meat Industry Ireland and employers’ body Ibec to urgently work to resolve the dispute

Talks to resolve the beef crisis are set to resume, while the establishment of a new body could mean that for the first time farmers rather than facto(...)

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