Lakeland Dairies

Lakeland Dairies is to begin a €36 million expansion of its milk powder processing operations at Bailieboro, Co Cavan. The investment, which comes ahe(...)

Announcement of  two investments was made by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (above) and Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton. Photograph:  Sean Curtin

Opening a new dairy processing technology centre is like adding a new software engine to the dairy sector, Pádraig McPhillips, chief executive of a(...)

The drinks industry in Ireland has been undergoing something of a renaissance with a big rise in the number of distilleries and breweries being est(...)

The milk quota regime ends on March 31st, meaning farmers can produce as much milk as they like. Ahead of this farmers have been increasing their milk supply. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Dairy farmers could be facing a €100 million penalty for producing too much milk if current trends continue, according to estimates by ICOS, the repre(...)

Dom Moran, secretary general of the Department of Agriculture with Minister Simon Coveney and Gerry Boyle, director of Teagasc, at the National Dairy Conference.  Photograph: John T Ohle

The ending of the milk quota regime next March will be the most important and exciting development to hit rural Ireland in a generation, the Minister(...)

Chief executive of Lakeland Dairies Michael Hanley said increased profits had been achieved while paying as high a price to milk producers as possible. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Cavan-based Lakeland Dairies has reported an increase in operating profit of 16 per cent to €7.9m on revenues of €473 million for 2012. I(...)