Joe Healy

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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(...)

Individual farmers have resumed protests outside some plants while BPM leaders remain under threat of injunction by MII

There was a detailed document on the table to address the beef crisis generated by all key parties; what went wrong? The four-page document released (...)

Angus Woods, Chairman IFA National Livestock Committee, Damian McDonald, Director General of the Irish Farmers Association  and Joe Healy, IFA President leave beef talks at the Department of Agriculture in Celbridge, Co Kildare on Monday. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) is to consult its members on a range of concessions to beef farmers discussed during marathon talks which extended into th(...)

Before it was agreed that the pickets would be called off to facilitate talks, solicitors letters were issued to protestors at five processing plants, including a Kepak facility. Photograph: iStock

Meat processing giant Kepak issued High Court proceedings against the grassroots Beef Plan Movement as the meat industry faced off against protesters (...)

Irish Farmers’ Association’s Damian McDonald, Joe Healy  and Angus Woods: Mr  Healy said beef farmers’ incomes were unsustainable at €8,813 on average. Photograph:  Tom Honan

Talks in the beef dispute continued late last night after all sides set out their respective positions on prices paid to cattle producers by meat proc(...)

Weak sterling: The pound has dropped to a two-year low against the euro. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Irish exporters may have to battle further falls in sterling as the Brexit crisis drags on, one expert has warned as the British pound plunged against(...)

Maggie Doyle, stand-in host on the Ryan Tubridy Show, fails to  curry favour with Tubridy and his fans over Paul McCartney.

The job of replacement radio presenter is a tricky one. On one hand, you need to differentiate yourself from the normal host in order to leave an impr(...)

‘Reducing the Irish suckler herd will result in an increase in global emissions,’ says the IFA’s president. Photograph: Alan Betson

Calls to significantly reduce Ireland’s cattle herd in order to meet 2030 carbon reduction targets have been dismissed as “flawed logic” by farmers. (...)

People enjoy the good weather on Portmarnock Beach, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Ireland must prepare to deal with extreme future heat waves of the kind that recently swept across Europe, the head of the Climate Change Advisory Cou(...)

Farmers wellies in a pile at the gates of Leinster House during a demonstration   in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

The Government has been soundly defeated on a vote on the Mercosur trade deal in the Dáil. The vote, on a Sinn Féin motion, was defeated by 84 votes (...)

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