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(...)

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(...)

The report made recommendations for increasing Garda interaction with rural communities, including through social media and text alert schemes. Photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Rural garda stations were closed during the recession because community policing in Ireland “has been undervalued and marginalised”, the joint Oireach(...)

IFA president Joe Healy: “There is a loss of confidence in the banks among the farming community.” Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed that vulture funds are “killing off” farm businesses that have the potential to repay their debts and(...)

“It’s a cop out to say vulture funds don’t need to be regulated,” said Joe Healy, IFA president. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has hit out at the Minister of State for financial services Michael D’Arcy for suggesting that vulture funds were(...)

Eddie Downey, Lorna Sixsmith, Pippa Hackett and Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed at a Together for Yes event. Photograph: Elaine Edwards/The Irish Times

Members of the farming community, including a former president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), have backed a Yes vote in Friday’s referendum (...)

Former IFA general secretary Pat Smith: walks away with €1.9 million and legal costs. Photograph: Eric Luke

In the court of public opinion, the former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), Pat Smith, will go down as one of the most contr(...)

 Pat Smith says he is looking forward to developing a successful future  in the renewable energy sector.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie

Former general secretary of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pat Smith has reached a settlement with the organisation for €1.9 million plus legal (...)

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