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The dispute, which has been ongoing for months, has brought the Irish beef industry to a standstill. File photograph: Getty

There is no prospect of a return to talks in the beef crisis, with farming groups expected to focus efforts on convincing those blockading meat factor(...)

Independent Farmers Ireland members protest outside Meadow Meats (which is owned by Dawn Meats) in Rathdowney, Co Laois, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has appealed to protesters still demonstrating outside meat processing plants to “step back for the sake of the(...)

Protests by farmers continue outside meat processing plants around the country. File image

ABP food group has said that 355 of its workers have been temporarily let go from its plant at Cahir, Co Tipperary bringing the total lay-offs in the (...)

 Beef protesters at ABP Bandon Co Cork. Protests will continue outside 14 factories on Monday despite reports saying a consensus had been reached over the weekend. Photograph: Denis Boyle

A meat processing factory has said it is facing potential closure with the loss of almost 100 jobs due to continuing blockades linked to the beef cris(...)

Agreement had been reached between meat industry representatives and farm organisations on a two strand agreement for the reform of the Irish beef sector, the Minister for Agriculture has said. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

An agreement to end the beef dispute has been reached following marathon talks at the Department of Agriculture. Minister for Agriculture Michael Cre(...)

A file image of farmers protesting outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border. Photograph: PA.

The group representing meat processors has said it is agreeing to enter talks to resolve the ongoing beef dispute despite “illegal blockades” still be(...)

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(...)

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