The tractor protest by farmers that caused massive disruption to traffic in Dublin last week will do nothing to improve the price of beef and has only served to frustrate and alienate the urban dwellers who are the target market for beef. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The tractor protest by farmers that caused massive disruption to traffic in Dublin last week was pointless and counter-productive. It will do nothing (...)

Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty, a former civil servant at the Department of Agriculture, is already a member of the FAI board. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

The election to succeed Donal Conway as president of the FAI will be a two-horse race between Sligo Rovers chairman Martin Heraghty and long-time Defe(...)

Vincent Black, a farmer from Cavan, among tractors parked on Merrion Square in Dublin city centre as a protest by farmers over the prices they get for their produce continues. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Parts of Dublin city centre remain closed to traffic overnight on Wednesday due to a tractor blockade by farmers. Around 100 tractors and trailers a(...)

Ornua says, following the incident, a difficult and complex process of sorting and segregating some 41,000 cases of product of different customers was undertaken

A dairy co-op is suing a cold store operator for some €9 million over damage to its butter products when racking collapsed in a refrigerated warehouse(...)

IFA president Joe Healy says the supermarket chains are the “kingmakers” and are “on top of the pile, dictating price”. File photograph

Groups representing livestock farmers are meeting today with some of the largest retailers in the State in an effort to secure a price increase for be(...)

The DSPCA said the dogs had all been loaded onto the van at a facility in Co Tipperary, before travelling to Dublin port. Photograph: DSPCA

Customs and the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are investigating the discovery of 12 greyhounds in cramped conditions in Dubl(...)

 Founder of Gaelic Escargot Eva Milka at her home in Garryhill, Co Carlow. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Eva Milka began rearing snails with her partner in their one-bedroom apartment in Kilkenny, after eating them in France. “We couldn’t eat enough of t(...)

Farmers protesting outside the Aldi distribution centre in Naas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Farmers who mounted a blockade of a major distribution centre for Aldi supermarkets in a protest at falling beef prices say it is the first of many su(...)

The crisis is primarily related to the price farmers are getting for their animals at the factory gate.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has called on all parties in the beef crisis to “get back to the table immediately” after an application was ma(...)

Farmers protest over beef prices     at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Cllr Padraig Brady

Farmers protesting in Dublin have said they will blockade supermarket distribution centres in the run-up to Christmas if progress is not made on beef (...)

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