The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that livestock marts must continue using online only platforms for bidding and sales. Photograph: Frank Miller

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that livestock marts must continue using online only platforms for bidding and sales. The statement follo(...)

The High Court approved a personal insolvency arrangement (PIA) for Charles Kavanagh, a 58-year-old farmer from Co Wexford. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A farmer has secured a court deal restructuring his farming and property debts through a personal insolvency solution while securing a write-off of €7(...)

Beef prices have been hit hard by the closure of the food service sector here and in other countries.  Photographer: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

The Government has approved a €50 million support scheme for beef farmers affected by the pandemic. The new direct payments package, which targets be(...)

There will be no public auctions or crowds attending at marts during the coronavirus crisis. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Some trading at livestock marts will be allowed to proceed under new measures announced by the Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed on Tuesday. Mar(...)

A park bench in floodwater in Athlone, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Flooding has hit train services between Limerick and Galway as waters have risen above the rail at Kiltartan, Co Galway. Services are to be be part-s(...)

IFA president Joe Healy leads a blockade at the Dunnes Stores goods depot at Cornelscourt in Dublin. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Farmers protested outside the Dunnes Stores depot in Dublin on Wednesday as part of their ongoing protest over beef prices. The picket, organised by (...)

Farmers outside the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork, last week. Photograph: IFA

Farmers have gathered outside the Musgrave distribution centre in Kilcock, Co Kildare, as part of protests calling for a rise in beef prices. The pi(...)

Farmers protesting outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border. File Photograph: PA

Pickets were lifted by beef farmers at another processing plant on Thursday raising further hopes that the nationwide dispute is edging towards a conc(...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is desperate to bolster the green credentials of the Government. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

It’s not often you get a chance to ride two horses in politics, especially ones as mutually exclusive as beef and climate change. The chance to oppos(...)

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