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Farmers protesting outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border. File Photograph: PA

Pickets were lifted by beef farmers at another processing plant on Thursday raising further hopes that the nationwide dispute is edging towards a conc(...)

Beef Plan Movement co-chairs Hugh Doyle and Eamon Corley. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An end to the beef dispute may be in sight with the prospect of blockades on six factories being lifted on Wednesday evening. Protesters outside Dawn(...)

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(...)

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