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# farmers - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Livestock marts disrupted as online bidding system crashes

Cattle were already gathered in marts to be sold when the system went down.

# farmers - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

'Absolutely crazy': TikTok to investigate Irish videos showing 'dangerous pranks' with farm machinery

IFA president Tim Cullinan called on those recording the videos to show more responsibility.

# farmers - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

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.

# farmers - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

'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.

# farmers - Friday 21 February, 2020

'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”.

# farmers - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

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.

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Poll: How often do you eat potatoes?

Irish farmers are worried that millenials are ditching the potato.

# farmers - Monday 3 February, 2020

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.

# farmers - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

'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.

# farmers - Friday 17 January, 2020

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”.

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.

# farmers - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Farmers bring traffic to a standstill as protest reaches Dublin Port

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

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.

# farmers - Wednesday 15 January, 2020

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.

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.

# farmers - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

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.

# farmers - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare

Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.

# farmers - Monday 9 December, 2019

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.

# farmers - Thursday 5 December, 2019

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

Farmers, organised by the IFA, are protesting again.

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.

# farmers - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out

The company has requested for the injunctions to be lifted.

# farmers - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

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?

# farmers - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

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.

# farmers - Thursday 31 October, 2019

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

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

# farmers - Wednesday 16 October, 2019

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

# farmers - Monday 14 October, 2019

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.

# farmers - Saturday 5 October, 2019

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.

# farmers - Saturday 21 September, 2019

Farmers end blockades at several beef processing sites

Protests are still taking place outside certain factories.

# farmers - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

'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.

# farmers - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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.

# farmers - Monday 16 September, 2019

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.

# farmers - Monday 9 September, 2019

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.

# farmers - Friday 6 September, 2019

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.

# farmers - Wednesday 4 September, 2019

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.

# farmers - Friday 30 August, 2019

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.

# farmers - Wednesday 28 August, 2019

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.

# farmers - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

Meat plant owners granted injunctions against protesters outside their factories

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

# farmers - Wednesday 21 August, 2019

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.

# farmers - Friday 9 August, 2019

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

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

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.

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