The tractor protest by farmers that caused massive disruption to traffic in Dublin last week will do nothing to improve the price of beef and has only served to frustrate and alienate the urban dwellers who are the target market for beef. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The tractor protest by farmers that caused massive disruption to traffic in Dublin last week was pointless and counter-productive. It will do nothing (...)

One way to reduce methane emissions is via the diet. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland’s dairy herd has increased by about 50 per cent since 2015 along with a parallel increase in emissions of methane, a strong greenhouse gas emi(...)

John Paul Phelan: “He said some of them are OK but some were nutters”. File photograph: Tom Honan

A Government minister has described some members of the Green Party as “nutters” as TDs from all parties prepare for the looming general election camp(...)

IFA president Joe Healy says the supermarket chains are the “kingmakers” and are “on top of the pile, dictating price”. File photograph

Groups representing livestock farmers are meeting today with some of the largest retailers in the State in an effort to secure a price increase for be(...)

Poster for Go Vegan World on Lincoln Place in Dublin 2. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The organisation behind a high-profile vegan billboard advertising campaign has been accused of being a “secret society” and lacking in transparency b(...)

Tim Cullinan is hoisted shoulder high at the Castleknock Hotel count centre  being elected  the 16th IFA president . Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The new president-elect of the Irish Farmers’ Association has promised that securing improved beef prices for farmers will be his number-one priority.(...)

 The IFA blockaded the Musgrave SuperValu Centra distribution centre in Kilcock Co Kildare earlier this week as part of the ongoing  campaign for an increase in beef prices. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Irish Farmers’ Association is to consider its next move in the campaign for improved beef prices for farmers at a meeting of the organisation’s na(...)

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(...)

Photograph: iStock/Getty

How many of us have looked around on St Stephen’s Day at the piles of unwanted presents, bins full of wrapping paper and fridges stuffed with uneaten (...)

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