Blockades continue as just 4 pickets lifted

Blockades continue as just 4 pickets lifted

Blockades are continuing at meat processing plants around the country as just four of the 20 pickets have been lifted.

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Varadkar: 'Real risk the ongoing blockades are making a bad situation worse'

Varadkar: 'Real risk the ongoing blockades are making a bad situation worse'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned 90% of Irish beef farmers' income could be lost due to the ongoing meat factories stand-off, claiming foreign markets will simply switch to another producer if the blockades continue.

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Further lay-offs as beef pickets continue

Further lay-offs as beef pickets continue

A further 100 meat factory workers will today be temporarily laid off as blockades continue at beef processing plants across the country.

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Letter to the Editor: Farmers have been feebly led by IFA top brass

Letter to the Editor: Farmers have been feebly led by IFA top brass

Irish beef farmers are on their knees, with everyone telling them to stay there.

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Beef blockades at meat factories continuing despite pleas

Beef blockades at meat factories continuing despite pleas

Blockades are continuing at meat factories across the country despite pleas from processors and farming bodies for the demonstrations to end to allow beef production to resume.

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Farmers have been heard 'loud and clear' says Agriculture Minister

Farmers have been heard 'loud and clear' says Agriculture Minister

Irish farmers "live or die" by international trade and many other countries would happily take our place if beef supplies are disrupted, the Agriculture Minister has warned.

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'Step away from the blockades' - Minister pleads with farmers to step away from picket lines

'Step away from the blockades' - Minister pleads with farmers to step away from picket lines

A small number of blockades are still taking place outside beef processing plants, however a number of protests were called off overnight.

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Pressure to end beef blockades after legal letter sent to campaign leader

Pressure to end beef blockades after legal letter sent to campaign leader

Pressure is mounting on beef farmers across the country to step away from the picket lines across the country after one prominent blockade in Meath came to an end.

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Gardaí called following presence of 'masked individuals' at beef blockade

Gardaí called following presence of 'masked individuals' at beef blockade

Dawn Meats said it has called gardaí over the presence of “masked individuals” at a blockade outside of one of its factories, in what it called a 'sinister development' in the ongoing demonstrations over the price paid to farmers for cattle.

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Comment: Government from the Taoiseach down wants farmers to accept  agreement

Comment: Government from the Taoiseach down wants farmers to accept agreement

Processors have seen that protesters won’t listen to the established farmer organisations, and may feel that closure or recourse to the law are the only ways to proceed

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Smaller plants achieved a higher percentage of the normal kill

Smaller plants achieved a higher percentage of the normal kill

While the prices on offer for beef animals at the factories remains unchanged this week, the throughput has been severely curtailed due to the ongoing protest by farmers at the factory gates.

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First of beef protest blockades lifted in Meath

First of beef protest blockades lifted in Meath

Pressure mounted on protesters to step down from beef factory picket lines across the country, after one such demonstration that had prompted legal threats came to an end.

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Visits by international buyers have been cancelled due to beef dispute, Bord Bia say

Visits by international buyers have been cancelled due to beef dispute, Bord Bia say

Planned visits by international buyers have been cancelled and postponed as a result of the ongoing blockades at meat plants

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Balaclava-clad protesters join meat plant demo

Balaclava-clad protesters join meat plant demo

Dawn Meats said it was a ‘sinister and unsettling development’.

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Beef could be off the menu next week if crisis doesn't end soon, restaurant body warns

Beef could be off the menu next week if crisis doesn't end soon, restaurant body warns

Beef processors have been forced to temporarily lay off thousands of staff as a result of the crisis.

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The future of farming - If our farmers stand alone they will lose

The future of farming - If our farmers stand alone they will lose

The 2019 National Ploughing Championships end tomorrow evening. Ireland’s most popular outdoor event, and one of Europe's biggest, it was attended by almost a quarter of a million people last year. It is more than unlikely, hopefully, that the figure fell as dramatically as farmer confidence collapsed in the last year.

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Beef producer has 'indefinitely postponed' a 'major €6.5m investment' as result of protests

Beef producer has 'indefinitely postponed' a 'major €6.5m investment' as result of protests

Kepak’s announcement came as protesters were urged to call off the demonstrations at factory gates that has hit beef production.

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Beef crisis latest:  'Self harm' being inflicted on industry; Concern for non-EU workers laid off

Beef crisis latest: 'Self harm' being inflicted on industry; Concern for non-EU workers laid off

Ireland’s reputation is important in the global beef industry, but the industry is now at tipping point, he said.

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Minister writes open letter calling for farmers to end blockades at meat factories

Minister writes open letter calling for farmers to end blockades at meat factories

It comes after farming organisations widely supported recommendations made at the weekend following talks between all sides.

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ABP food group: 355 workers let go from Cahir plant 'as a direct result of blockade'

ABP food group: 355 workers let go from Cahir plant 'as a direct result of blockade'

The plant is a flagship facility for ABP, one of the largest privately owned food processors in Europe which employs 650 people.

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Agriculture Minister asks for end to blockades in open letter to protesting beef farmers

Agriculture Minister asks for end to blockades in open letter to protesting beef farmers

The Minister for Agriculture has written an open letter pleading with protesting beef farmers to stop their blockades at some meat factories.

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Beef industry may look for Gov supports if blockades continue

Beef industry may look for Gov supports if blockades continue

Meat industry representatives say that they may look for Government support if blockades continue to stall beef production at factories across the country.

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Meat Industry Ireland head says some protesters outside processing plants are not suppliers

Meat Industry Ireland head says some protesters outside processing plants are not suppliers

“This is the wrong position to be in so close to Brexit,” he told RTÉ radio’s News at One.

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Distrust of processors still a big problem, farmers' group says

Distrust of processors still a big problem, farmers' group says

Gerard Gough participated in the talks convened by the Minister for Agriculture at the weekend and brought the resultant deal to picketing farmers in Ballyhaunis.

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'This is the time to bring in the experts' - Farmers not satisfied with result of beef talks

'This is the time to bring in the experts' - Farmers not satisfied with result of beef talks

However, Hugh Doyle also warned that he has no control over protests and pickets at processing plants.

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Faction to stay on beef picket lines

Faction to stay on beef picket lines

Farmers will see an immediate increase in the price they receive for their cattle following a deal with meat producers.

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Agreement to end beef crisis reached following marathon talks

Agreement to end beef crisis reached following marathon talks

In a statement, Agriculture Minister Michael Creed said the talks have ended this afternoon.

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Varadkar calls for end to protests are beef talks set to resume

Varadkar calls for end to protests are beef talks set to resume

Meat Industry Ireland, which pulled out of planned discussions last Monday, says it will attend the meeting at the Department of Agriculture in Dublin.

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Bord Bia approve beef plant in NI to process cattle raised in the Republic

Bord Bia approve beef plant in NI to process cattle raised in the Republic

Tara McCarthy also said that similar arrangements could follow in the UK depending on how long the beef dispute continues.

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Shoppers beginning to see impact of beef crisis on the shelves, Aldi says

Shoppers beginning to see impact of beef crisis on the shelves, Aldi says

The German retailer says there is now industry-wide availability issues for Irish beef.

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Beef dispute: Ongoing impasse has farmers 'on the verge of tears', says Agriculture Minister

Beef dispute: Ongoing impasse has farmers 'on the verge of tears', says Agriculture Minister

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed says that getting all sides of the beef dispute back to the negotiating table is a complex matter and that the ongoing impasse is an emotional issue that has had farmers “on the verge of tears”.

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'I understand the frustration' - Minister hopes beef crisis talks can resume today

'I understand the frustration' - Minister hopes beef crisis talks can resume today

“We need to pull all the threads together,” he told RTÉ radio’s Today with Sean O’Rourke show.

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New hopes of talks to resolve beef crisis

New hopes of talks to resolve beef crisis

Hopes for a breakthrough in the ongoing beef crisis have been raised after agriculture minister Micheal Creed met representatives from both sides of the dispute.

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Sides disagree on day to start talks on beef dispute

Sides disagree on day to start talks on beef dispute

There is disagreement among stakeholders in the beef crisis around when talks aimed at resolving the dispute should resume.

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'Something needs to happen to break stalemate' - farmers protest outside distribution centres amid beef row

'Something needs to happen to break stalemate' - farmers protest outside distribution centres amid beef row

Meetings are due to get underway this evening between the Agriculture Minister, farm organisations and the meat factories in an effort to resolve the ongoing beef dispute.

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Processors pull out of talks on beef crisis

Processors pull out of talks on beef crisis

Fears that the beef crisis may become entrenched have intensified after Meat Industry Ireland pulled out of planned talks.

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Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades

Farmers have been protesting over the prices they receive for beef since July.

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Fianna Fáil take swipe at Creed for ignoring farmers

Fianna Fáil take swipe at Creed for ignoring farmers

Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has been accused of ignoring farmers and exacerbating the beef crisis.

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'All the main retailers will have protesters outside their doors' - Protests planned ahead of talks

'All the main retailers will have protesters outside their doors' - Protests planned ahead of talks

Farmer's group, Beef Plan Movement says the "peaceful protests" will begin over the coming days, with stores such as Tesco, Dunnes and SuperValue among those likely to be picketed.

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'Let's get farmers back to what they do best': IFA boss hopes talks can end beef-price crisis

'Let's get farmers back to what they do best': IFA boss hopes talks can end beef-price crisis

The Irish Farmers Association President says he's "hopeful" fresh talks aimed at resolving the beef dispute will end the crisis.

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Beef price protests escalate in some areas despite agreement to remove legal threat

Beef price protests escalate in some areas despite agreement to remove legal threat

The government is still hopeful that fresh talks aimed at ending the beef crisis can get underway on Monday, even as some protests escalated at the same time as processors lifted the threat of legal action against those demonstrating.

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Beef talks need to be fast tracked, says Independent TD

Beef talks need to be fast tracked, says Independent TD

The Agriculture Minister is being called on to fast track talks on the beef crisis.

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Minister to arrange new talks over beef pricing

Minister to arrange new talks over beef pricing

Michael Creed confirmed discussions between all parties will start on Monday.

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Beef protest shows Irish farming only a two-trick pony

Beef protest shows Irish farming only a two-trick pony

The beef protest has revealed that Irish farming is something of a one-trick pony (or a two-trick pony at best), with only milk production offering reasonable prospects of regular income, volatile though it may be from year to year.

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Agriculture Committee calls for retailers to be included in beef talks

Agriculture Committee calls for retailers to be included in beef talks

The Oireachtas Agriculture Committee is calling for retailers to be included in talks to try to resolve the beef dispute.

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Hard times in beef threaten entire farm and food sector

Hard times in beef threaten entire farm and food sector

When you’re on the way to going broke, injunctions forbidding you from protesting at beef processing factories are not your biggest worry.

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People’s power movement takes on the beef industry

People’s power movement takes on the beef industry

Diarmuid Cohalan joined the Beef Plan Movement protest and found no airs and graces, but plenty humour

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Many finishers hit by penalty of up to 22 cents/kg for cattle over 30 months

Many finishers hit by penalty of up to 22 cents/kg for cattle over 30 months

Beef prices continue to run within the same range as last week at the factories, where it is back to business as usual this week, with a steady flow of cattle coming through the gates.

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Applications open for critical BEAM funding

Applications open for critical BEAM funding

THE €100m Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) will open for applications on Monday and close on September 8.

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