Horses slaughtered last year reached 24,000 compared to 2,002 in 2008.

Reverberations from the horse meat scandal continue to be felt – this time by those in the horse-fattening industry. (...)

The Department of Agriculture said it had identified 28 records running to 257 pages on the horse meat investigation. However, the release of 17 of these records, or 222 pages, w
as refused. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Department of Agriculture has refused to release a large number of records under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act that(...)

The ISPCA says all its stables for horses are now full

The ISPCA has said it can no longer care for abandoned horses because its centres are at capacity. The group has received seen a 33 per cent in(...)

Pregnant ewes on a farm in Wiltshire, England. Farmers across Europe are on the lookout for signs in their flocks of Schmallenberg disease, a virus that can result in congenital disorders and stillbirths when infection takes place during the early stage of pregnancy. In Ireland, cases have been reported on 76 farms,  but the number of farms affected is thought to be much higher. Photograph: Getty

Not many Irish people are familiar with a German town called Schmallenberg, but it has been on the lips of many sheep and cattle farmers since (...)

Between 5,000 and 10,000 horses in the Dublin area have not been microchipped and their owners cannot be found when an issue arises, according (...)

Minister for Agriculture and Food Simon Coveney; “difficult to estimate the expected economic benefits to the economy”

Iran is to resume imports of Irish beef, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has announced. The agreement reached wit(...)

Two months ago the Food Safety Authority of Ireland revealed horse meat had been found in frozen beefburgers that had been sold in five Irish (...)

ABP Food Group has hit out at criticism by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney following publication of a report on the horse meat crisis. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick/PA Wire

One of Ireland ’s largest food companies has hit out at criticism by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney following publication of a report on th(...)

Minister for Agriculture  Simon Coveney: promised that the registration of meat traders and agents would be “vigorously pursued”. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is two months today since the Food Safety Authority of Ireland informed the public that horse meat had been found in frozen beef burgers. (...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has said he did not think QK Meats had broken the law but said he was “very unhappy with the way they’ve(...)

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