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Monday 25 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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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.
IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare
Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.
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.
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.
Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out
The company has requested for the injunctions to be lifted.
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?
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.
Reducing cow herd ‘last resort’ in tackling carbon emissions, says Varadkar
The Taoiseach said the way emissions are categorised will have to be changed.
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
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.
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 end blockades at several beef processing sites
Protests are still taking place outside certain factories.
'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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Meat plant owners granted injunctions against protesters outside their factories
Dawn Meats and Anglo Beef Processors took the High Court action today.
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.
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.
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”.
'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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
'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.
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.