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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…

Farmers continue to hold pickets across the country despite a plan to keep beef on Irish shelves. The deal was agreed during talks over the weekend, and outlines the introduction of a beef task force and increases to bonuses. The agreement is dependent on pickets being lifted at meat plants…