The farming lobby has been  critical of food processors, who they claim have been setting unfair prices for farmers, particularly in the beef sector. File photograph: iStock

A public consultation has begun on the role of a proposed national food ombudsman, which would have powers to investigate unfair business and trading (...)

Protests over beef prices in recent weeks closed some 20 meat processing plants across the State

Any farmer who takes part in the blockading of meat factories will be “immediately expelled” from the Beef Plan Movement, the group has said. The gro(...)

Senator Rose Conway-Walsh said there was a need for data around beef-processing prices to determine if there were elements of a ‘cartel’ at play. Photograph: iStock

The Irish agricultural sector is “greenwashing” its impact on climate change, environmental group An Taisce has told an Oireachtas committee meeting o(...)

Joe Healy: said the threat of Brexit was the “most significant challenge” to face Ireland’s farming and food sector since the formation of the State. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy is to meet his UK counterparts on Friday as the Republic’s food exports industry looks to mitigat(...)