Angus Woods

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar:  ‘We appreciate and understand that the beef price is very low and the cost of production is now exceeding the price that farmers can get from the factories.’ Photograph: Collins

A €100 million aid package for Ireland’s beef farmers, jointly funded by the European Commission and the Government, will “flow to farmers in the next(...)

IFA president Joe Healy said up to 70,000 farmers nationally are involved in beef production. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been heckled by farmers demanding increased Brexit support. Mr Varadkar was gre(...)

Irish beef exports to the United Kingdom will be devastated by the supply of even limited amounts of high-quality South American beef, says IFA chairman.  Photograph: Ruth Hauge

Irish beef exports to the United Kingdom will be devastated by the supply of even limited amounts of high-quality South American beef, the Irish Farme(...)

IFA chairman Angus Woods and  IFA president Joe Healy during a protest outside the EU Commission in Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

An EU Food and Veterinary Office (FVO) report on the “weak flesh” meat scandal in Brazil has confirmed the European Commission was “misled”, accordin(...)

IFA president Joe Healy said the Irish agri-food sector was the most exposed sector to Brexit.  Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Trade issues must be a top priority for the Government in Brexit negotiations, Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy has said. “Every (...)

  Rio de Janeiro state’s consumer protection agency, PROCON, inspecting meat products in the cold storage room at a supermarket in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has stepped up calls to have Brazilian beef removed from any EU trade deal with with Mercosur, the South America(...)

Irish beef: selling 260,000 tonnes of Irish beef into the rest of Europe will damage the EU market. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Tight margins and currency fluctuations make exporting food from Ireland to the United Kingdom a tough business at the best of times. Brexit makes it (...)

Workers unload packed meat from a truck in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is pushing to have meat removed from the proposed trade deal between Europe and South America in the wake of Braz(...)

A Moy Park facility. “We do not source products from any of the sites involved in the ongoing investigations in Brazil, “a company spokeswoman said

Moy Park, one of the largest producers of poultry in Ireland, has assured consumers that none of its products are sourced from the Brazilian plants c(...)