Michael Creed

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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 (...)

Many of the tractors in the farmers’ protest in Dublin on Wednesday were said to be those of farming contractors who provide machinery. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Musing on the unusual nature of beef demonstrations in Dublin on Wednesday, one protester characterised them as “organised chaos”. It was a referen(...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin as  farmers stage a protest over beef prices. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has told the Dáil that he and the Minister for Justice were told directly about death threats made to senior ma(...)

 Gardaí behind a barricade at Stephens Green, Dublin during a protest by farmers over farm produce prices on Wednesday. Photograph: Collins

The Government cannot increase the price of beef, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said this morning, pointing out that Irish beef prices were in line with the (...)

Tractors parked around St Stephen’s Green during the second day of a protest by farmers. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Farmers lifted their blockade in Dublin city centre on Wednesday but vowed to escalate their protests if their demands are not met. Members of the 10(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed told the Dáil that difficulties surrounding the beef crisis had been compounded by the death threats. Photograph: Tom Honan

Death threats have been received by senior management in a meat company where an injunction against blockading farmers is still in place, Minister for(...)

Soaking up the atmosphere: Mick Wallace in Brussels

Honest to God, isn’t it always the way? The one time you really need the Government jet for a very important engagement, the flippin’ thing starts ac(...)

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The State’s food promotion agency has received €3.05 million in funding from the European Commission to promote the EU’s pork and poultry in China and(...)

A further 14 Irish meat plants have been approved to export beef to the fast-growing Chinese market, Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has confir(...)

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