Shanghai: hosted SIAL China Food Fair. Ireland’s food exports to China have more than doubled to €620 million since 2011. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Irish food exporters travelled to Shanghai earlier this month to take part in the SIAL China Food Fair, with meat industry representatives hopeful the(...)

Leanne Gallagher and Kieran Conachy with their son, Shéa Conachy, aged 10 months, in the Ronald McDonald House in Crumlin, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The parents of 10-month-old Shéa Conachy are beaming at the news that their son is “good to go” the following morning, just eight days after having(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney launching Irish beef in New York: “It is a good start today.”

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney expects other Irish meat producers to follow Larry Goodman’s ABP quickly into the US after the lifting of a 17(...)

Beef cattle in Kilkenny: the US is seen as providing a good market for Irish grass-based beef exports. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Beef processors have said they are poised to start exporting to the United States, once the required veterinary certificate is in place. This follows(...)

Silence in the slaughterhouse: protests at 14 of Ireland’s largest meat processing plants were intended to put the squeeze on the biggest family-run firms in the sector

Like Neville Chamberlain waving a copy of the Munich Agreement with Germany in 1938, Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney appears to believe he has (...)

Farmers picketing  outside ABP during the IFA-organised 48 hour protest. Photograph: Irish Farmers Association/Twitter

Representatives from the Irish Cattle and Sheep organisation are meeting those from Meat Industry Ireland as part of ongoing talks about beef prices.T(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said he believed the Paris fair could provide new business opportunities.

Irish food companies are showing a growing interest in exhibiting at Sial, one of the world’s largest food and drink fairs, with 21 of them showcasing(...)

Airbnb co-founder and chief executive  Brian Chesky   in the company’s current Dublin offices. Photograph: David Sleator

Room rentals multinational Airbnb is planning to move into Facebook’s former Dublin headquarters ahead of an expansion of its workforce, reports th(...)

Juergen Voegele, director of the agriculture and environmental services department of the World Bank: “We need a future model of food security that enables production systems to be carbon-neutral.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Agriculture will account for 70 per cent of global carbon emissions by 2050 compared with 25 per cent now, if global food production maintains a “busi(...)

Laura Conlon-McKenna: Vodafone’s launch of 4G services is “a really exciting development. We are seeing many of our customers rolling out more complex and innovative solutions as a result”

The launch of 4G services by Vodafone last year was good news for many mobile data users who had been suffering from poor speeds and coverage in vario(...)