Rosderra Irish Meats plant in Roscrea, Co Tipperary, where, according to Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley, by April 30th, 140 workers were out sick and 120 had tested positive. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene

A spokesman for Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has said meat plants will continue to work with the HSE and local control teams to combat the spread of Co(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said there was a lack of transparency on the issue and that officials needed to visit factory floors to assess the issue. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

As many as 600 meat processing workers have tested positive for Covid-19, according to Siptu. The claim comes as concerns mount that the pattern could(...)

The IFA have urged the Government to make €24 million in unspent farm aid available to beef farmers. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

The Government should make €24 million in unspent farm aid available to beef farmers immediately to help them through the current Covid-19 crisis whic(...)

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 outside the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph: IFA

The Tesco central distribution centre in Dublin is being blockaded by farmers as part of an ongoing protest about beef prices. Members of the IFA beg(...)

The IFA  blocking of the Aldi distribution centre at Naas, Co Kildare, on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A second Irish Farmers Association (IFA) blockade in protest over beef prices is expected to take place at an undisclosed location in Cork on Friday m(...)

Farmers protesting outside the Aldi distribution centre in Naas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Farmers who mounted a blockade of a major distribution centre for Aldi supermarkets in a protest at falling beef prices say it is the first of many su(...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre last week in protest. Photograph: PA

Roundtable talks aimed at resolving a major dispute between beef farmers and processing factories over prices began in the Department of Agriculture o(...)

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 (...)

The Beef Plan Movement says it intends to hold ‘all stakeholders accountable to beef farmers’.

Beef processing is expected to be fully operational again later this week but there will be a need for additional marketing to rebuild business over t(...)

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