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#Farmers

# farmers - Monday 30 November, 2020

Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector
# Northern Ireland Protocol
# Northern Ireland Protocol

Northern Irish products not being of EU origin could cause 'huge problems' for valuable Irish dairy sector

Nov 30th 2020, 6:10 AM 11,962 Views 3 Comments

Lorcan McCabe, a Cavan dairy farmer, said this could “pose huge problems” for the dairy sector.

# farmers - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Vulture funds are 'preying on the misery and distress' of farmers

Nov 26th 2020, 3:03 PM 22,712 Views 48 Comments

The Tánaiste said if people borrow money, they have a responsibility to pay it back.

# farmers - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Livestock marts disrupted as online bidding system crashes
# Cattle
# Cattle

Livestock marts disrupted as online bidding system crashes

Oct 24th 2020, 4:48 PM 22,960 Views 9 Comments

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
# Tiktok
# Tiktok

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

Updated May 26th 2020, 1:08 PM 52,726 Views 54 Comments

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
# Beef Crisis
# Beef Crisis

Irish farmers ask European Commission to suspend imports of beef from outside Europe

Mar 31st 2020, 12:02 PM 15,590 Views 56 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'It's like the stock exchange closing': Farmers at a loss to sell their cattle as marts close for several weeks

Mar 25th 2020, 11:14 AM 26,053 Views 47 Comments

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
# No Deal
# No Deal

'We can't accept it': The EU budget summit has ended without agreement

Updated Feb 21st 2020, 7:52 PM 48,267 Views 123 Comments

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 Hague
# The Hague

Dutch farmers bring tractors into city in protest over planned emissions policy

Feb 19th 2020, 10:50 PM 15,722 Views 13 Comments

The demonstration comes a day before a debate in parliament on how to rein in emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide.

Poll: How often do you eat potatoes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How often do you eat potatoes?

Feb 19th 2020, 9:54 AM 52,267 Views 79 Comments

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
# Ge2020
# Ge2020

Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on agriculture ahead of GE2020

Feb 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 9,320 Views 9 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'They can't go green if they're in the red': Farmers won't become climate-friendly if subsidies are cut, warns IFA

Jan 21st 2020, 3:42 PM 12,807 Views 51 Comments

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
# Tractor Protest
# Tractor Protest

No more farmers protests 'in the near future' after criticism from restaurants and commuters

Jan 17th 2020, 9:34 AM 40,862 Views 95 Comments

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?
# Beef Crisis
# Beef Crisis

Explainer: What's next for the farmers and will there be more protests?

Jan 17th 2020, 6:50 AM 14,220 Views 48 Comments

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
# Demonstration
# Demonstration

Farmers bring traffic to a standstill as protest reaches Dublin Port

Updated Jan 16th 2020, 2:15 PM 51,030 Views 145 Comments

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

Garda receives minor injuries after being struck with moving vehicle during farmer protest
# Merrion St
# Merrion St

Garda receives minor injuries after being struck with moving vehicle during farmer protest

Jan 16th 2020, 12:18 PM 20,980 Views 40 Comments

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
# Protest
# Protest

Farmers warn of further 'civil disobedience' as dozens of tractors shut down busy Dublin streets

Jan 15th 2020, 4:04 PM 19,680 Views 54 Comments

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
# Beef Protest
# Beef Protest

Major traffic disruption expected with hundreds of farmers and tractors set for Dublin protest

Jan 15th 2020, 7:24 AM 22,767 Views 85 Comments

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
# Beef Crisis
# Beef Crisis

Road closures from 10am in Dublin city tomorrow as 400 tractors set to converge for farming protest

Jan 14th 2020, 9:46 PM 36,493 Views 79 Comments

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
# Supervalu
# Supervalu

IFA staging latest blockade outside Musgrave distribution centre in Kildare

Updated Dec 10th 2019, 10:15 AM 16,319 Views 44 Comments

Musgrave supplies Supervalu and Centra stores.

# farmers - Monday 9 December, 2019

IFA staging blockade outside Tesco distribution centre in Dublin
# Beef
# Beef

IFA staging blockade outside Tesco distribution centre in Dublin

Updated Dec 9th 2019, 9:58 AM 27,291 Views 54 Comments

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?
# Beef Protests
# Beef Protests

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

Dec 5th 2019, 1:50 PM 23,141 Views 63 Comments

Farmers, organised by the IFA, are protesting again.

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues
# Beef Prices
# Beef Prices

Taoiseach 'sympathises' with farmers as blockade of major Aldi distribution centre continues

Updated Dec 5th 2019, 12:00 PM 35,862 Views 126 Comments

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

Injunctions against two farmers over beef protests to be struck out

Nov 28th 2019, 4:09 PM 7,590 Views 8 Comments

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?
# Beef
# Beef

Explainer: Why are farmers protesting outside Leinster House this week?

Nov 27th 2019, 2:51 PM 17,895 Views 4 Comments

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
# Farmers
# Farmers

Tractor protest set to continue overnight as gardaí announce road closures in Dublin

Updated Nov 26th 2019, 10:52 PM 96,369 Views 204 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

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

Oct 31st 2019, 4:00 PM 17,678 Views 64 Comments

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'
# Beef
# Beef

Leo Varadkar on beef protests: 'We need to see the task force do its job'

Oct 16th 2019, 12:43 PM 8,165 Views 42 Comments

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
# Beef
# Beef

New beef task force will meet for the first time today

Oct 14th 2019, 7:52 AM 5,344 Views 10 Comments

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
# Farmers
# Farmers

Agriculture minister appoints chair of new beef task force

Oct 5th 2019, 1:06 PM 12,331 Views 15 Comments

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
# Protests

Farmers end blockades at several beef processing sites

Sep 21st 2019, 2:11 PM 12,695 Views 33 Comments

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
# Climate Action
# Climate Action

'We won't need as many car mechanics': Calls for new commission to plan for industries impacted by green policies

Sep 18th 2019, 5:53 PM 42,371 Views 89 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

Micheál Martin puts pressure on Fine Gael to include green policies in this year's Budget

Sep 17th 2019, 12:05 AM 12,983 Views 63 Comments

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
# Beef
# Beef

Farmers continue protests despite deal reached with minister and meat processors at the weekend

Updated Sep 16th 2019, 4:56 PM 28,405 Views 82 Comments

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
# Beef Talks
# Beef Talks

Meat Industry Ireland pulls out of beef talks over ongoing blockades

Updated Sep 9th 2019, 12:33 PM 16,664 Views 16 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

Dawn Meats proceedings seeking to have several protesters imprisoned for alleged injunction breach is struck out

Sep 6th 2019, 2:22 PM 9,681 Views 4 Comments

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
# Kepak
# Kepak

Chinese delegation will visit Roscommon meat plant today following mediation with protesters

Sep 4th 2019, 8:35 AM 7,226 Views 15 Comments

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
# Beef Plan Movement
# Beef Plan Movement

Meat processing industry says operations at 12 plants brought to a halt by blockades

Aug 30th 2019, 11:09 AM 10,413 Views 25 Comments

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'
# China Deal
# China Deal

Meat plants 'will seek to jail protesters' as farmers denounce 'heavy-handed legal tactics'

Updated Aug 28th 2019, 5:47 PM 14,027 Views 43 Comments

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
# High Court
# High Court

Meat plant owners granted injunctions against protesters outside their factories

Aug 27th 2019, 5:40 PM 14,848 Views 43 Comments

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
# Early Hours
# Early Hours

Beef talks ended overnight - but farmers says lack of movement on prices could scupper a final deal

Updated Aug 21st 2019, 11:30 AM 15,982 Views 25 Comments

Talks between Meat Industry Ireland and beef farmers ended late last night.

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