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The decision by fast food outlet McDonald's to close all its Irish restaurants will have a massive impact on an already struggling beef sector.
McDonald's closure to have big impact on Irish beef sector
23 March 2020
Decision concerns two ships regularly transporting live animals to the Middle East, prompting questions about monitoring of fleet.
Ireland revokes livestock ship operator's licence for low performance rating
18 February 2020
The Government has tendered for a contract to carry out an economic and sustainability impact assessment for a potential Mercosur trade deal.
Irish government tenders for Mercosur impact assessment contract
3 December 2019
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has extended the ban placed on the transport of ruminants to continental Europe for an additional 48 hours.
Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine extends live export ban to Europe
22 July 2019
A review found that 16,000 greyhounds are born each year, of which 5,987 are killed because they fail to make qualification times.
Almost 6,000 greyhounds killed in Ireland every year, reveals RTÉ documentary
8 July 2019
Hidden among the hills of south Donegal, tucked behind a shroud of fir trees, is one of Ireland’s most controversial farms.
Irish fur farmers feel the chill as ban phased in
2 July 2019
Ireland’s Cabinet agreed to the phased dis-establishment of fur farming in Ireland yesterday.
ISPCA: Ireland bans fur farming
26 June 2019
Eight fire salamanders and a natterjack toad were intercepted by Customs officers in Dublin in recent months.
Eight fire salamanders and a natterjack toad the latest in a series of exotic animal seizures
25 June 2019
EU Member States today agreed to a proposal from the European Commission to make €50 million available to Irish beef farmers, which can be matched by national funds to reach a maximum of €100 million.
Your tax euros at work: Irish beef farmers get €50 million in CAP money
20 June 2019
Young calves exported from Ireland to holding centres in France, before they are sold to farms across Europe, have been beaten and brutalised, an investigation has found.
Live export Irish calves brutally ill-treated in France en route to south Europe
11 May 2019
While calf exports in 2019 got off to a somewhat ‘shaky’ start, the number of dairy calves exported live out of the country is running just under 29,000 head (34%) above 2018 levels.
34%+ more dairy calves exported from Ireland than in 2018, despite tremendous suffering
19 April 2019
The meeting covered existing and future opportunities for technical cooperation and trade in agri-food products between Ireland and Turkey.
Irish and Turkish agriministers discuss reopening live export
11 February 2019