Michael Creed

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Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin: ‘You can’t live from week to week. There will be complete uncertainty.’ File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said there is “no point” in reconvening the Dáil in January if Taoiseach Leo Varadkar does not give certainty on(...)

   Bryan Daniels, Grassland Farmer of the Year, with his wife Gail and  son Eli.  Photograph: O’Gorman Photography

A young farmer who has been named as the Grassland Farmer of the Year says the much-maligned sector is actively tackling environmental problems and s(...)

 The IFA blockaded the Musgrave SuperValu Centra distribution centre in Kilcock Co Kildare earlier this week as part of the ongoing  campaign for an increase in beef prices. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The Irish Farmers’ Association is to consider its next move in the campaign for improved beef prices for farmers at a meeting of the organisation’s na(...)

Ruby Walsh and  Pat Smullen received Irish Racing Hero honours at the Horse Racing Ireland awards. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Both Pat Smullen and Ruby Walsh received “Irish Racing Hero” honours at the 2019 Horse Racing Ireland awards on Tuesday night. The two champion jocke(...)

The IFA  blocking of the Aldi distribution centre at Naas, Co Kildare, on Thursday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A second Irish Farmers Association (IFA) blockade in protest over beef prices is expected to take place at an undisclosed location in Cork on Friday m(...)

Five judges are due to be sworn in on Friday. File photograph: Getty

President of the High Court Mr Justice Peter Kelly has been accused in the Dáil of high handedness over cancellation of the Kilkenny High Court person(...)

A video  released in May this year which shows Irish dairy calves being physically abused by workers at a control post in France after arriving from Ireland in March. Photograph: Screengrab from Association L214 video

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has played down concerns next year will see a glut of calves on the Irish market with resultant concerns for an(...)

The crisis is primarily related to the price farmers are getting for their animals at the factory gate.

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has called on all parties in the beef crisis to “get back to the table immediately” after an application was ma(...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre during a protest by farmers over the prices they get for their produce. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A pre-Christmas blockade of Dublin streets by farmers protesting against uneconomic prices being paid for cattle is beginning to concentrate minds wit(...)

Farmers protest over beef prices     at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins Cllr Padraig Brady

Farmers protesting in Dublin have said they will blockade supermarket distribution centres in the run-up to Christmas if progress is not made on beef (...)

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