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(...)

A photograph released by Dawn Meats, dated September 16th, purports to show a protester with his face hidden, among a group outside the company’s plant in Grannagh, Co Kilkenny.  Dawn Meats/PA Wire

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was today updated on ongoing cattle-price protests at a meeting with representatives of meat factories involved (...)

Beef Plan Movement co-chairs Hugh Doyle and Eamon Corley. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An end to the beef dispute may be in sight with the prospect of blockades on six factories being lifted on Wednesday evening. Protesters outside Dawn(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed expressed disappointment at the failure of both sides to meet. Photograph: Tom Honan

Roundtable talks aimed at bringing to an end a dispute between farmers and beef processors did not go ahead on Monday night after both grassroots farm(...)

Damian McDonald, IFA director general, Joe Healy IFA president, and Angus Woods, IFA National Livestock Committee chairman arrive for talks last month. Photograph: Tom Honan

There is growing concern that talks aimed at resolving the beef crisis will not go ahead on Monday evening after the grassroots farmers’ organisation (...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, pictured last month. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Blockades of beef processing plants were said to be increasing on Friday despite the arrangement of new talks next week aimed at resolving the dispute(...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border as protests  continued last week  outside a number of meat processing plants. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There will be shortages of beef on supermarket shelves in the coming days if a major dispute with farmers is not resolved, the Irish Cattle and Sheep (...)

Protests over beef prices in recent weeks closed some 20 meat processing plants across the State

Any farmer who takes part in the blockading of meat factories will be “immediately expelled” from the Beef Plan Movement, the group has said. The gro(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed attended talks last week. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The grassroots farmers’ group, Beef Plan Movement, which has led pickets outside meat processing plants, has said it will not endorse the outcome of t(...)

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