Michael Creed

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Independent farmers and supporters outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border as protests  continued last week  outside a number of meat processing plants. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There will be shortages of beef on supermarket shelves in the coming days if a major dispute with farmers is not resolved, the Irish Cattle and Sheep (...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed said it would be in everyone’s interest if a more unified approach was  taken by farmers. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Beef farmers met on Monday night to select representatives to voice their concerns at any future talks aimed at resolving the crisis which has engulfe(...)

Independent farmers and supporters outside the Dawn Meats plant at Grannagh on the Waterford/ Kilkenny border last week. A blockade of around a dozen meat plants is continuing on Monday.

A Chinese delegation visiting the Republic on a trade mission failed to gain access to a meat plant in Co Roscommon due to a blockade by farmers prote(...)

Independent farmers and supporters protesting outside Meadow Meats in Rathdowney, Co. Laois, on Wednesday. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

There is no indication of a resumption of talks aimed at resolving the crisis in the beef sector, as a number of protesters gave commitments to the Hi(...)

The Minister said   Macroom had   suffered commercially in that traffic congestion had dissuaded people living in the town’s natural hinterland from coming in there to shop and do business.

The Government is committed to delivering on a near €300 million piece of infrastructure on the N22 which will improve connectivity between Cork and K(...)

The court heard that the chief concern of the protesters was the fall in the price of Irish beef due to market forces related to Brexit and an increased supply of beef in Europe.

The owners of up to a dozen meat plants have on Tuesday been granted temporary High Court injunctions restraining groups of protesters from blockading(...)

The group said it had not organised the recent pickets on Sunday and Monday where a number of farmers resumed protests outside plants, which had been called off prior to entering the talks

The Beef Plan Movement started off as a WhatsApp group made up of a number of farmers, primarily based in the Meath area. Before it took off the socia(...)

Individual farmers have resumed protests outside some plants while BPM leaders remain under threat of injunction by MII

There was a detailed document on the table to address the beef crisis generated by all key parties; what went wrong? The four-page document released (...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed attended talks last week. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times

The grassroots farmers’ group, Beef Plan Movement, which has led pickets outside meat processing plants, has said it will not endorse the outcome of t(...)

Irish Farmers’ Association representatives Angus Woods, Damian McDonald, and Joe Healy arrive for talks. Photograph: Tom Honan

The beef price crisis has moved closer to a resolution following concessions by the meat industry on two of the three points of contention. Talks wer(...)

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