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# Beef

All time
# Beef Injection
Irish beef is on sale in the US from today
Simon Coveney is gone to sell Irish beef in three cities in America.
# serious beef
Comedian David O'Doherty engages in epic slagging battle on Twitter
Don’t cross this man.
# Exports
Will Ireland get into China's multi-billion euro beef market? We'll find out soon
Chinese officials visited meat plants late last year. A report is now being compiled.
# Twitter beef
Cub Swanson continues to blame Conor McGregor for everything that's gone wrong in his career
Don’t get bitter Cub, get better.
# Squash the beef
Peace at last: beef farmers and meat plants bash out a deal
However, they’ve been told not to fix prices.
# Squash the beef
Beef farmers to end 48-hour meat factory blockade
Farmers say that there is a €350 gap between prices paid for cattle here and in the UK.
# news wrap
Today's top stories in 6 seconds
Don’t have time to mull over the news? Here’s everything you need to know.
# meaty issue
Explainer: What's the beef between farmers and meat factories?
In the latest development, farmers are holding a 48-hour protest at meat factories around the country.
# not going home
Another 48 hours: Farmers dig-in for overnight meat factory protests
Thousands of farmers have been camped outside meat processing plants since 3pm this afternoon.
# where's the beef
Thousands of Irish farmers will blockade meat factories for 48-hours
Farmers are calling for prices paid to them for beef to be increased to close the gap between Irish and UK prices.
# No Joy
The talks between farmers and factories have ended with no deal, what does this mean?
The IFA said it would stage a 48 protest from 3pm on Sunday if no deal was reached.
# Let's talk
Farmers and processors agree to two weeks of talks to try to end the beef crisis
McDonald’s and Tesco, the two biggest buyers of Irish beef, attended discussions this evening for the first time.
# Tullamore
Farmers protest outside Burger King over Irish beef prices
Farmers were protesting against the prices they get paid for beef.
# they got beef
Beef farmers launch "blitz" at Tesco in Naas
They’re protesting new age limits on their products in British supermarkets.
# beef prices
Irish farmers' anger at 'decimation' of income
A meeting in Navan organised by the Irish Farmers Association saw tempers flare over beef pricing.
# Not Lovin' It
'Expired' beef and chicken supplied to McDonald's and KFC in China
Both immediately stopped using meat from the supplier once the revelations emerged.
# Agriculture
Coveney: Irish beef will be on American shelves by autumn
Officials from the US agriculture department will first need to conclude audits on Irish farms.
# wheres the beef
Simon Coveney is jetting off to the US to talk about beef
The minister has 16 meetings planned over the next four days with multinationals, potential investors and politicians.
# Steady On
Advice for beef farmers: Think twice before you squeeze...
The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association said meat factories are giving the impression that young bull beef is not wanted but we need to make sure live exports are viable.
# Irish Beef
Japan ends 12-year-ban and reopens its market to Irish beef
But all is not well in the beef sector, warns the ICSA.
# Beef
USA to loosen restrictions on imports of EU beef
The news has been welcomed by Simon Coveney, who said that the US will be a “very interesting market” for Ireland’s grass-fed beef.
# Budget 2014
ICSA: No nasty surprises for farmers in the Budget
Coveney announced €195 million for the disadvantaged areas scheme but a cost benefit view has farmers on edge.
# horse burgers
Two arrested in Britain over horsemeat scandal
Police said the men – whose nationalities were not revealed – were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud.
# Horsemeat
Coveney: Horsemeat scandal a result of bad management, not illegal management
In an interview with, Coveney said that his department has handed information to authorities in other countries and that he expects them to pursue prosecutions.
# foodie
This is what the G8 leaders ate for dinner last night
Beef or salmon? (Kidding, kind of.)
# Horsemeat
European Commission expected to publish horsemeat test results today
The results were to be submitted to the commission by yesterday, 15 April, and are expected to be published today.
# Horsemeat
Irish firm among hundreds hit by new horsemeat scandal in the Netherlands
Earlier the Netherlands’ food safety agency said that a Dutch supplier may have distributed as much as 50,000 tonnes of contaminated beef to companies across Europe.
# Horsemeat
ABP Food Group "bitterly disappointed" by Coveney horsemeat statement
Also today, QK Meats apologised for not contacting the Department of Agriculture about horsemeat found at its plant last year.
# Your Say
Poll: Are you still happy to eat Irish beef?
Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says the horsemeat saga risks damaging Ireland’s food sector – but has it changed the amount of beef that you eat?
# Beef
Beef 'at risk' as penalties for feeding steroids to cattle may be cut
An Taisce has called for a vote by the European Parliament Agricultural Committee scrapping penalties to be reversed.
# Horsemeat
Tesco say their products are free from horsemeat
The supermarket giant say they will continue to carry out food tests “to ensure this issue never happens again”.
# Horsemeat
BirdsEye recalls beef products in UK and Ireland after horse DNA discovery
Tests revealed its chilli con carne product contained 2 per cent horse DNA.
# Horse Meat
Services company says Rangeland products tested positive for horse DNA
Rangeland says all products are now being DNA tested before release, after Compass Group says it found horse DNA samples in its products despite Rangeland’s assurances.
# Horse Meat
Horse DNA found in products supplied by firm run by minister's brother
Greencore – run by Simon Coveney’s brother Patrick – says its beef was sourced from an ABP plant in Nenagh.
# Horsemeat
Calls for DNA meat testing to become mandatory in the EU
It comes after the European Commission announced they would implement a three-month programme of random DNA testing on meat products.
# Horsemeat
Senior British MP calls for EU meat ban
The head of the British parliament’s food affairs scrutiny panel has called for a ban on importing meat from EU countries until the horsemeat scandal is resolved.
# Horsemeat
Horsemeat contamination likely 'not accidental': Findus UK
Findus UK says it is taking legal advice after early results from its internal investigation “strongly suggest” that the presence of horsemeat in its frozen beef lasagne meals was “not accidental”.
# Aldi
Aldi frozen bolognaise, lasagne dishes 'at least 30pc horse' - tests
The Food Safety Authority says tests on Aldi’s products are positive – and says not to eat them if you’ve got them.