Michael Creed

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The supermarket chain Aldi has said that ‘availability issues’ have  forced it to begin selling Irish beef and pork products processed at UK plants. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times.

The supermarket chain Aldi has said that “availability issues” have forced it to begin selling Irish beef and pork products processed at UK plants. (...)

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(...)

Photograph: Glennon Brothers

Irish sawmiller Glennon Brothers is spending more than €15 million at its Scottish plant this year following an investment of €20 million in a flagshi(...)

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(...)

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 Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co Laois last week protesting the price of beef. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fresh talks aimed at resolving the increasingly bitter beef price dispute are set to get under way next Monday, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed(...)

A protester’s sign at the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh, Co Waterford. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Fine Gael is coming under “intense” pressure from members of the party to resolve the beef price dispute amid claims that beef products will “disappea(...)

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 (...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said it would be in everyone’s interest if a more unified approach was  taken by farmers. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Beef farmers met on Monday night to select representatives to voice their concerns at any future talks aimed at resolving the crisis which has engulfe(...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border last week. A blockade of around a dozen meat plants is continuing on Monday.

A Chinese delegation visiting the Republic on a trade mission failed to gain access to a meat plant in Co Roscommon due to a blockade by farmers prote(...)

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