Discussions ended with agreement that farm organisations and meat factories will engage in a period of negotiation

Beef Forum brings agreement for negotiation period

29 Oct The third meeting of the Beef Forum set up by the Minister for Agriculture to address the issues of the ongoing beef crisis ended with an agreement by both sides to enter a negotiation period.

It is believed the greyhounds suffocated during the 14-hour ferry journey from Rosslare to Cherbourg

Investigation into deaths of greyhounds on ferry

29 Oct The Department of Agriculture has said it is investigating and incident in which 11 greyhounds were discovered dead in a van on board the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde vessel just before it docked in France on Monday afternoon.

IFA President Eddie Downey said farmers are not prepared to tolerate loss-making prices

IFA plans protest over beef prices

23 Oct The Irish Farmers' Association has called for a nationwide 24-hour protest by farmers outside every meat factory in the country from 3pm next Monday to highlight their anger over beef prices.

The Fugro Discovery search vessel moored at Fremantle Port, Perth, before it joins the Go Phoenix in the search

New vessel joins search for MH370

06 Oct The next phase in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 began this morning, the Australian agency leading the probe said, with a new vessel resuming the underwater hunt.

The Department issued a statement saying the Minister of State has no remit in fish farming and aquaculture

Calls for Minister to clarify fish farming meeting

09 Oct Opposition parties have called on Mr McHugh, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, to clarify his role with regard to the meeting which he facilitated with Marine Harvest earlier this year.

The number employed at Teagasc has fallen from 1,600 to 1,100 since 2008

Teagasc report highlights staffing difficulties

07 Oct Teagasc, the State agency that delivers advisory, education, and agricultural research services, is under increasing pressure to deliver due to the ongoing embargo on public sector recruitment and promotions.

Beef farmers have been protesting at retail units and restaurants over falling prices

CSO figures show further fall in farm incomes

16 Sep Agricultural incomes, which have been under considerable pressure since last autumn, fell further in July according to the latest official figures from the Central Statistics Office.

IFA met with Tescos to discuss beef labelling issue

IFA waiting for Tesco response on labelling

05 Sep The IFA has said it is expecting a a response from Tesco within a week about a labelling proposal for Irish beef that they hope could free up cross border cattle trade.