Tim Cullinan is hoisted shoulder high at the Castleknock Hotel count centre  being elected  the 16th IFA president . Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The new president-elect of the Irish Farmers’ Association has promised that securing improved beef prices for farmers will be his number-one priority.(...)

 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(...)

IFA president Joe Healy leads a blockade at the Dunnes Stores goods depot at Cornelscourt in Dublin. Photograph:  Finbarr O’Rourke

Farmers protested outside the Dunnes Stores depot in Dublin on Wednesday as part of their ongoing protest over beef prices. The picket, organised by (...)

Farmers outside the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork, last week. Photograph: IFA

Farmers have gathered outside the Musgrave distribution centre in Kilcock, Co Kildare, as part of protests calling for a rise in beef prices. The pi(...)

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How many of us have looked around on St Stephen’s Day at the piles of unwanted presents, bins full of wrapping paper and fridges stuffed with uneaten (...)

Farmers outside the Lidl distribution centre in Charleville, Co Cork on Friday. Photograph: IFA

One of the State’s largest beef processors has announced it would increase the base price it pays for catttle from next week as farmers’ blockaded a C(...)

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(...)

Farmers protesting outside the Aldi distribution centre in Naas. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Farmers who mounted a blockade of a major distribution centre for Aldi supermarkets in a protest at falling beef prices say it is the first of many su(...)

A logo for Italian energy company Eni is drawn on the ground with the words 'Fake Green' during a protest outside its headquarters. Many governments continue to subsidise the fossil fuel industry, the main emitter of greenhouse gases, on a grand scale. Photograph: Stefano Montesi/Corbis/Getty

Greenwashing: loosely defined as a form of marketing spin to play up one’s green credentials. It’s an accusation typically levelled at companies overe(...)

Tractors parked on the streets around St Stephen’s Green in Dublin city centre last week in protest. Photograph: PA

Roundtable talks aimed at resolving a major dispute between beef farmers and processing factories over prices began in the Department of Agriculture o(...)

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