IFA president Eddie Downey is facing calls for his resignation over the controversial salary package paid to former secretary general Pat Smith. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

The president of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Eddie Downey has come under pressure to explain his role in the current pay controversy surround(...)

Pat Smith was forced to resign because of the controversy over his remuneration. Photograph: Eric Luke/Irish Times

One insider described it as a “code of omerta” across the entire upper echelon of the organisation. Another said the controversy was merely a smokescr(...)

 IFA general secretary Pat Smith said he was putting the association’s interests to the fore in deciding to go. Photograph: Eric Luke

The head of the Irish Farmers’ Association Pat Smith has resigned in the wake of the controversy over his pay. Pressure had been mounting on the organ(...)

Siobhan Talbot, Group Managing Director Glanbia. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Food company Glanbia has announced it has acquired ThinkThin for $217 million. ThinkThin is a US firm that specialises in protein bars. Its products a(...)

Glanbia managing director Siobhán Talbot: named the most admired female leader in a survey of 400 senior Irish business people. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Glanbia managing director Siobhán Talbot was the recipient of the Ireland-US Council’s 2015 award for outstanding achievement at the council’s annual (...)

Jill Mahoney (Ballymaloe); Caroline Hands (Ballymaloe); Julieann Twomey (Kerry Foods) and Maxine Hyde (Ballymaloe) at the Bord Bia Awards. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Irish food companies were recognised at the “Oscars” of the sector yesterday evening, held to underpin growth and competitiveness and elevate the indu(...)

Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

As Glanbia gets to better know the vagaries of the consumer market in the United States, it is also becoming more familiar with suit-hungry US cons(...)

Tim Ryan, head of marketing, Glanbia: Avonmore Super Milk meets concerns about lack of vitamin D
Bord Bia Awards: the winners

Branding: Glanbia, Avonmore Super Milk Glanbia is a leading performance nutrition and ingredients group, employing more than 5,800 people in 34 (...)

Mr Carroll was one of 14 farmer non-executive directors of Glanbia Plc. The company announced his departure in a note to the Irish Stock Exchange last week

Glanbia has declined to comment on the departure of Bill Carroll from its board of directors. Mr Carroll had been at the centre of a Department of Agr(...)

Export award short: Barry Cullen, head of sales, Silver Hill Duck

SUCCESS AT HOME AWARD COMPANY: CONNACHT GOLD BUTTER Connacht Gold has a multi-award winning range of butter products and has been shortlisted based on(...)