Farmers block Cormac Healy from Meat Industry Ireland from entering the Department of Agriculture in Dublin for ameeting of the beef taskforce. Photograph: Leah Farrell/RollingNews.

The first meeting of the newly established beef taskforce, set up as part of negotiations to end farmer protests around the country, was immediately (...)

Michael Kelly feeding ewes and newborn lambs in the snow on Thursday at his farm in Ardrahan, Co Galway. Photograph: Micheal Kelly.

Digging sheep out of snowdrifts is a serious challenge. But when there are newborn lambs involved, it is enough to keep any farmer awake at night. “S(...)