On the moo-ve: after more than three decades, the milk quota regime is being abolished. Photograph: AFP/George Gobet

Dairy farmers are going to be partying like it’s the early 1980s tomorrow night because, after more than three decades, the milk quota regime is being(...)

Irish Dairy Board chairman Aaron Forde: said milk superlevy bill would be ‘potentially one of the highest ever imposed’. Photograph:  Kenneth O’Halloran/JCP.

Concerns that dairy farmers are heading for a “perfect storm” have been raised by members of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture. The milk (...)

Kerrygold Milk under the new Chinese trade mark ‘Jin Kai Li’ enters the Chinese mass market.  Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney at the launch in Beijing today/

Kerrygold has announced a major expansion into the lucrative Chinese market with the launch of new whole milk product.The move, which comes in advance(...)

 Kerrygold’s ‘limited-edition designer sheen’ promotion  pack for the brand’s butter block and spreadable ranges.

Just when you thought the famous Orla Kiely floral look couldn’t possibly appear anything else, there it is in the freezer section of British supermar(...)

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has acquired Spanish pizza cheese manufacturer Luxtor, a subsidiary of global pizza chain Telepizza. The acquisition was m(...)

Seán Quinn: a 20 per cent grant proposed by the North’s Industrial Development Board to help set up his Border cement factory fell far short of his expectations. Photograph: Jack McManus

The considerable difficulties faced by Fermanagh entrepreneur Seán Quinn in developing his cement business on the Fermanagh-Cavan Border in the 1980(...)

IDB chief executive Kevin Lane said today marks the completion of a very significant investment programme

The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) has opened a new $12 million cheese manufacturing facility in Wisconsin. The plant is part of the board’s Thiel cheese and(...)

As chief executive Kevin Lane was keen to point out, the international success of Kerrygold and other milk products bodes well for the end of quotas next year

Kerrygold butter, the bellwether of the Irish dairy industry, seems to be going from strength to strength. According to the Irish Dairy Board, (...)

The Irish Dairy Board said 350 million packets of Kerrygold butter were sold worldwide in 2013

Turnover at Ireland’s biggest food exporter, the Irish Dairy Board (IDB), rose 5 per cent last year to more than €2.1 billion on the back of re(...)

The Irish Dairy Board mile in aid of Goal at Irishtown stadium just before last Christmas. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Milers Club is pretty niche stuff, with a small group of coaches working to improve the standard of middle-distance running among a relat(...)