Ger Dineen at the BeefPlan picket outside the Bandon meat processing plant, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Confrontations between farmers, meat processors and the retail sector reflect an imbalance in power between the three interest groups, with the primar(...)

Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the representative body for processors, is to consult with its members on  contentious issues. Photograph: Todd Korol/Reuters

Talks between meat processors and farmers, aimed at defusing the beef price crisis, have been delayed until next Monday. The initial hope was that th(...)

Angus Woods, Chairman IFA National Livestock Committee, Damian McDonald, Director General of the Irish Farmers Association  and Joe Healy, IFA President leave beef talks at the Department of Agriculture in Celbridge, Co Kildare on Monday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) is to consult its members on a range of concessions to beef farmers discussed during marathon talks which extended into th(...)

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 (...)

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, persuaded the grassroots Beef Plan movement to stand down their protests and take part in talks last Friday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Talks began on Monday afternoon aimed at resolving the dispute between cattle farmers and meat processors over the price paid for animals, which led t(...)

Mary Caulfield from Co Roscommon with her son, Seamus, who participates in social farming, supported by the Brothers of Charity, Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

The number of farmers who provide training and care to vulnerable people, including those with intellectual and physical disabilities, could be increa(...)

A review is to be undertaken of how the State processes forestry planting applications. The move follows a similar review in Scotland which is credi(...)

Caution: garden eating deers about. Photograph: Alan Betson ,

Oh no – or should that be oh dear – we have deer in our garden. Or rather, we very nearly have deer, their slow but steady invasion just about kept in(...)

Meat the Victims animal rights protesters gathered at a Co Westmeath farm at  the weekend to raise awareness of pig farming and the vegan cause. Photograph: Meat the Victims

Farmers are to meet with gardaí and Department of Agriculture officials to discuss the fallout from a pig farm “break-in” by vegan activists over the (...)

Barry’s Tea and FBD Insurance have pulled their sponsorship of greyhound racing following the RTÉ Investigates programme on the industry. Photograph: Peter Kohalmi/AFP/Getty

The Irish Greyhound Board and the Irish Coursing Club have been asked to appear before the Oireachtas committee on agriculture next week to face quest(...)

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