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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 (...)

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 (...)

Photograph dated September 16th issued by Dawn Meats of balaclava-clad protesters gathered on a picket outside the Dawn Meats plant in Grannagh, Kilkenny. Photograph: PA

A “small minority” of farmers continuing to protest at meat factories around the country are threatening the entire Irish beef industry, a group repre(...)

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions urged Meat Industry Ireland and employers’ body Ibec to urgently work to resolve the dispute

Talks to resolve the beef crisis are set to resume, while the establishment of a new body could mean that for the first time farmers rather than facto(...)

Sonny Knowles at the Olympia Theatre in 1988.  Photograph: Independent News and Media/Getty Images

Sonny Knowles, showband and cabaret singer and musician, and a popular entertainer for six decades, has died, aged 86. News of his death – peacefully(...)

The head of the Policing Authority says studies of the benefits of body cameras for police officers are mixed. Josephine Feehily said the authority would wait and be guided by the Garda Commissioner on whether there would be a widespread roll out of the cameras.

The head of the Policing Authority says studies of the benefits of body cameras for police officers are mixed. Josephine Feehily said the authority w(...)

Gardaí will begin balloting this week on proposed roster changes. File photograph: Collins Photos

Gardaí will begin balloting this week on proposed roster changes which, if accepted, will be trialled for a year. After the trial, members of the Ga(...)

Gardaí are to vote on proposed changes to their rosters. File photograph: Getty Images

Rank-and-file gardaí are to ballot on proposed changes to their rosters. The Garda Representative Association (GRA) said its 10,500 members will vote(...)

Enda Kenny tried to  to pin some kind of blame on Gerry Adams who said he would recruit 3,000 gardaí and reopen 140 Garda stations. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Will the last person to politicise the recent gangland murders please turn off the lights? And will the last person to use the murderous activity of g(...)

Garda recruits in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Recent “fanfare announcements” that Garda recruitment has begun and is accelerating “belies the reality” that numbers have continued to decrease, the (...)

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