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It’s been revealed that there was at least one instance of UK beef being labelled as of Irish origin. The IFA Vice Chair of the National Sheep Committee, Kevin Comiskey says even just once instance is not acceptable. Following a Freedom of Information request, Cavan/Monaghan TD, Matt Carthy is calling…

Various Irish farming organisation are expressing concern this evening with the proposed trade deal between the UK and Australia. It’s been claimed that the deal sets a perilous precedent and is very concerning for Irish beef farmers. The IFA President Tim Cullinan says: “Apart from the extra checks that will…

The Agriculture Minister says he hopes progress is made in the beef price dispute in a meeting of the government’s task force today. It was set up last year after farmers took to the streets to campaign over the prices they were getting for their cattle. The Beef Taskforce will…

A 50 million euro support fund to support beef finishers has been launched. About 42-thousand farmers will be eligible to apply for the money, which is capped at 100 euro per animal and 100 animals per farm. While it won’t compensate the industry for the entirety of it’s losses during…

The decision by fast food outlet McDonald’s to close all its Irish restaurants will have a massive impact on an already struggling beef sector. That’s according to the Chairman of the Leitrim Beef Plan Movement, Brendan Barry. McDonald’s is the biggest buyer of Irish beef, spending more than €160m on…

The Fianna Fail spokesperson on Agriculture, Donegal TD Charlie McConalogue has accused the government of failing farmers in the north west over the lifetime of the last government. Speaking on this morning’s North West Today election debate on Ocean FM,  Deputy McConalogue says the government failed to support farmers during…

A local TD has expressed support for the farmers that protested in Dublin today. They held a demonstration at Dublin Port this afternoon after many of them slept in their tractors in the city centre overnight. General Election candidate and Sinn Fein TD Martin Kenny says farmers protests shows the…