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From TheJournal.ie Farmers end blockades at several beef processing sites Protests

Farmers end blockades at several beef processing sites

Protests are still taking place outside certain factories.

From TheJournal.ie 'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies Climate Action

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies

The Green Party’s Just Transition bill will not be opposed by government.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget Interview

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Martin wants the government to set a target for when it will be fossil-free.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers continue protests despite deal reached with minister and meat processors at the weekend Beef

Farmers continue protests despite deal reached with minister and meat processors at the weekend

Farmers insist the base line price of beef needs to be increased before they will agree.

From TheJournal.ie Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades Beef Talks

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades

Talks between beef farmers, the Department of Agriculture and MII resumed this morning as protests continue.

From TheJournal.ie Dawn Meats proceedings seeking to have several protesters imprisoned for alleged injunction breach is struck out Courts

Dawn Meats proceedings seeking to have several protesters imprisoned for alleged injunction breach is struck out

The proceedings could have resulted in the imprisonment of some of those who have been protesting outside the plants.

From TheJournal.ie Chinese delegation will visit Roscommon meat plant today following mediation with protesters Kepak

Chinese delegation will visit Roscommon meat plant today following mediation with protesters

Mediation between the parties involved earlier this morning lead to the meeting going ahead today.

From TheJournal.ie Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades Beef Plan Movement

Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades

The owners of a number of plants have secured injunctions to stop protesters blockading their factories.

From TheJournal.ie Meat plants 'will seek to jail protesters' as farmers denounce 'heavy-handed legal tactics' China Deal

Meat plants 'will seek to jail protesters' as farmers denounce 'heavy-handed legal tactics'

There have been reports of scuffles at protests outside plants today.

From TheJournal.ie Meat plant owners granted injunctions against protesters outside their factories High Court

Meat plant owners granted injunctions against protesters outside their factories

Dawn Meats and Anglo Beef Processors took the High Court action today.

From TheJournal.ie Beef talks ended overnight - but farmers says lack of movement on prices could scupper a final deal Early Hours

Beef talks ended overnight - but farmers says lack of movement on prices could scupper a final deal

Talks between Meat Industry Ireland and beef farmers ended late last night.

From TheJournal.ie Beef protests suspended as farmers to enter talks with meat industry, Department says Beef Plan Movement

Beef protests suspended as farmers to enter talks with meat industry, Department says

Farmers around the country have been holding protests in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Beef farmers withdraw from one protest location over small number of demonstrators not abiding by rules Beef Plan Movement

Beef farmers withdraw from one protest location over small number of demonstrators not abiding by rules

Farmers around the country have been holding protests in recent weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks? Farming

Explainer: Why have beef farmers across the country been protesting in recent weeks?

The Irish Farmers’ Association has said the Irish and European beef sectors are “in crisis”.

From TheJournal.ie 'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal Farmers Fight Back

'F*ck off Mercosur': Angry scenes outside Leinster House as farmers protest against EU trade deal

There were heated scenes in the crowd during today’s protest when a farmer rounded on Fianna Fáil’s Jackie Cahill.

From TheJournal.ie Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers Mercosur Deal

Minister 'very concerned' about impact of EU trade deal on Irish beef farmers

The Agriculture Minister said the deal has come at a time when the beef sector in Europe is “facing significant uncertainty” because of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Fund of €50m on way for beef farmers following support from Europe Aid Package

Fund of €50m on way for beef farmers following support from Europe

The IFA said a €50 million fund from Europe could be matched by a €50m government fund.

From TheJournal.ie 'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city Bull By The Horns

'Where's the beef ya vegan?' Taoiseach met with protests from farmers in Cork city

A prize bull and farming machinery were brought to the protest outside Cork City Hall.

From TheJournal.ie No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012 Gorse Fires

No one has been prosecuted for deliberately starting wildfires since 2012

This burning of land is illegal from 1 March to 31 August, but there’s only been 11 prosecutions in over 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie Just like Leo, Oprah once found herself in hot water for saying she was put off eating burgers Red Meat

Just like Leo, Oprah once found herself in hot water for saying she was put off eating burgers

There’s also a Dr Phil twist to this story.

From TheJournal.ie Data of hundreds of farmers paid for taking part in government scheme leaked Data Breach

Data of hundreds of farmers paid for taking part in government scheme leaked

It comes the same day as the Department announces the approval of a similar scheme for the forestry sector.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk Fodder Crisis

Farmers struggling to pay bills, call on retailers to increase price of milk

The IFA has said the low prices offered in some shops are “unsustainable”.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites Fodder Crisis

Farmers' feed costs have exploded inside a year as fallout from hot weather bites

The summer heatwave has seen the price of fodder rise across the board.

From TheJournal.ie Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave Heatwave

Drought, wildfire and hosepipe bans - how countries around Europe dealt with the heatwave

With temperatures set to rise again over the weekend, we take a look at how the heatwave has had affect in some northern European countries.

From TheJournal.ie "There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it" Farming This post contains videos

"There should be 90 or 100 grand worth of broccoli here - we probably won't see any of it"

The current heat wave has been impacting farmers across the country who are hoping to save their crops from being wiped out.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector Farming

Here's what new rules to stop 'unfair' grocery deals could mean for the Irish food sector

Farmers have welcomed moves to rebalance power in the supply chain.

From TheJournal.ie 'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds People Power

'There's power in community': Farmers urged to boycott forced sales of farms by vulture funds

The IFA has been contacted by around 200 farmers impacted by the issue so far this year.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected? Crisis Point

Explainer: What is the fodder crisis and how are farmers being affected?

The weather since Christmas has meant poor grass growth and a lack of fodder for animals.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers struggling with dairy supplies as Storm Emma freezes pipes across the country Beast From The East

Farmers struggling with dairy supplies as Storm Emma freezes pipes across the country

Some farmers are also afraid their lambs will die, said the President of the Irish Farmer’s Association.

From TheJournal.ie 'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk Lambing Season

'Angry' farmers fear new sheep inspections will put pregnant ewes at risk

Sheep farmer representatives plan to meet with government officials to discuss their problems with the inspections.

From TheJournal.ie Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid Wood For The Trees

Coillte says it will work with farmers who haven't been paid

Some farmers told RTÉ that they had been left without payments from the farm-forest partnership scheme

From TheJournal.ie 'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on' Interview

'If someone breaks into your house you should do whatever you have to to take them on'

Independent TD Michael Fitzmaurice talks rural crime, drink-driving and hits out against the Independent Alliance

From TheJournal.ie Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply Crisis

Farmers are calling a fodder crisis ...but the government says there is sufficient supply

The bad weather throughout the summer has left farmers without sufficient amounts of fodder.

From TheJournal.ie 'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating Embrace Farm

'I looked down and my leg simply wasn't there' - for farming families, the consequences of a workplace accident are devastating

Support and bereavement group Embrace Farm are soon to hold their first national conference on the multitude of problems presented by farming tragedies.

From TheJournal.ie 'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí Rural Crime

'Nobody should live in fear due to lack of garda resources': 45% of all agricultural crime not reported to gardaí

A new ICSA study looks at why agricultural crimes are not being reported to gardaí.

From TheJournal.ie 'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods Unprecedented

'It'll be very, very difficult to get back to normal': How Donegal is coping after the catastrophic floods

The Department of Agriculture has announced a compensation scheme of up to €15,000 for farmers affected.

From TheJournal.ie 'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods Flooding

'A tsunami from the skies': Taoiseach to travel to Donegal as emergency meeting takes place over floods

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow rainfall warning for five counties.

From TheJournal.ie Mobster and two innocent farmers gunned down in Italy as mafia feud escalates Mafia War

Mobster and two innocent farmers gunned down in Italy as mafia feud escalates

Two brothers who happened to drive by at the wrong moment were shot dead.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves Rural Crime

Farmers warned to 'stamp' their farm equipment or risk losing it to thieves

Thefts can be traumatic for farmers and their families. Communities are advised to work with local gardaí and watch out for suspicious activity.

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