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From TheJournal.ie Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe Beef Crisis

Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe

Some 318,000 tonnes of beef was imported from outside of Europe last year.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like the stock exchange closing': Farmers at a loss to sell their cattle as marts close for several weeks Coronavirus

'It's like the stock exchange closing': Farmers at a loss to sell their cattle as marts close for several weeks

The Department of Agriculture is currently in discussions with farmers around potential measures to support them.

From TheJournal.ie 'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement No Deal

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement

Leo Varadkar had said that the budget proposal as it stood was “not something [Ireland] can accept”.

From TheJournal.ie Dutch farmers bring tractors into city in protest over planned emissions policy The Hague

Dutch farmers bring tractors into city in protest over planned emissions policy

The demonstration comes a day before a debate in parliament on how to rein in emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: How often do you eat potatoes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: How often do you eat potatoes?

Irish farmers are worried that millenials are ditching the potato.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020 Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020

We asked each party what measures they’d take to resolve the beef dispute and support Bord na Móna workers at risk of losing their jobs.

From TheJournal.ie 'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA Climate Action

'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA

The comments come on the same day Fine Gael launched its agriculture plans ahead of the upcoming election.

From TheJournal.ie No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters Tractor Protest

No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters

David Long said that there were no more Dublin tractor protests planned “for the near future”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What's next for the farmers and will there be more protests? Beef Crisis

Explainer: What's next for the farmers and will there be more protests?

Farmers said they were returning home to rethink their next moves, adding that they have nothing left to lose.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers bring traffic to a standstill as protest reaches Dublin Port Demonstration

Farmers bring traffic to a standstill as protest reaches Dublin Port

Dozens of tractors returned to blockade streets around Leinster House yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Garda receives minor injuries after being struck with moving vehicle during farmer protest Merrion St

Garda receives minor injuries after being struck with moving vehicle during farmer protest

The vehicle involved is understood not to have been a tractor. No arrests have been made.

From TheJournal.ie Farmers warn of further 'civil disobedience' as dozens of tractors shut down busy Dublin streets Protest

Farmers warn of further 'civil disobedience' as dozens of tractors shut down busy Dublin streets

It follows a similar protest in November when dozens of farmers also arrived on tractors.

From TheJournal.ie Major traffic disruption expected with hundreds of farmers and tractors set for Dublin protest Beef Protest

Major traffic disruption expected with hundreds of farmers and tractors set for Dublin protest

Gardaí expect that around 400 tractors could form a blockade in the city centre.

From TheJournal.ie Road closures from 10am in Dublin city tomorrow as 400 tractors set to converge for farming protest Beef Crisis

Road closures from 10am in Dublin city tomorrow as 400 tractors set to converge for farming protest

Gardaí issued an advisory this evening detailing the road closures in the city.

From TheJournal.ie IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare Supervalu

IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare

Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.

From TheJournal.ie IFA staging blockade outside Tesco distribution centre in Dublin Beef

IFA staging blockade outside Tesco distribution centre in Dublin

The latest blockade is part of the ongoing farmer campaign for an increase in beef prices.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why have IFA protesters blockaded a major Aldi distribution centre in Naas? Beef Protests

Explainer: Why have IFA protesters blockaded a major Aldi distribution centre in Naas?

Farmers, organised by the IFA, are protesting again.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues Beef Prices

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association are staging a protest outside an Aldi distribution centre.

From TheJournal.ie Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out

Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out

The company has requested for the injunctions to be lifted.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week? Beef

Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week?

A deal was brokered and a task force established – so why are there still protests?

From TheJournal.ie Tractor protest set to continue overnight as gardaí announce road closures in Dublin Farmers

Tractor protest set to continue overnight as gardaí announce road closures in Dublin

Gardaí said the protest is anticipated to continue overnight and into tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar Climate Action

Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar on beef protests: 'We need to see the task force do its job' Beef

Leo Varadkar on beef protests: 'We need to see the task force do its job'

Farmers began protesting outside the Dept. of Agriculture claiming the meat industry has not held up its end of the bargain

From TheJournal.ie New beef task force will meet for the first time today Beef

New beef task force will meet for the first time today

It’s one of a number of measures agreed to last month in order to end a dispute between farmers and processors.

From TheJournal.ie Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force Farmers

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force

The task force was agreed to by farmers and industry representatives following talks with the minister last month.

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.

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