Prof David Bell of Harvard School of Business at Bord Bia’s Pathways for Growth seminar in Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Irish food industry must consolidate, get out of the “commodity trap” and exploit its potential for aquaculture.That was the message from Prof Dav(...)

Artisan croissants: terms like ‘artisan’ commonly used on the packaging of mass-produced products 
in order
to create false impressions. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The difficulties artisan and specialist food producers have differentiating themselves from mass producers who use such terms as “homemade”, “farm fr(...)

The sanctions will affect some €70m  worth of exports, says Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter.

The Russian ban on EU food imports came into effect at midnight last night and Russian customs have been ordered to block incoming products from EU c(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has predicted that Ireland will become the fastest growing producer of dairy products over the next decade. Photo: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has predicted that Ireland will become the fastest growing producer of dairy products ove(...)

President Michael D Higgins meets Queen Elizabeth’s race horse, Micras. Photograph: Steve Parsons/Reuters

The pigs squabbled, the hens were friendly and the cows scratched themselves in the midday sun when President M(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina meeting Ian and Anna-Lisa Balding at Park House Stables, Kingsclere, Newbury as part of the state visit of President Higgins to Britain. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times 1:58

President Michael D Higgins’ wife, Sabina snuggled a newly-born lamb close this morning on a 1,850 acre Oxfordshire farm, on the opening of the(...)

Mr Higgins will be honoured at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Photograph:L Andrew Winning/Reuters

Áras an Uachtaráin has released details of the upcoming state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Britain. The visit follows the successful(...)

Photograph: Paula Connelly/ISPC/Getty

This time last year, when we bit into burgers we were happily unaware of any link between processed beef and horse meat. This changed on January 15th,(...)

Chairman of Bord Bia  Michael Carey (left) and chief executive    Aidan Cotter, at the announcement of news that there was a 15 per cent increase in the export of dairy products and ingredients last year. Photograph: Gary O’Neill

It seems the only way is up for the dairy sector if the export figures released by Bord Bia yesterday are anything to go by. There was a 15 per cent i(...)

Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter said the food and drink sector’s performance in China was ’exceptional’. Photograph:
Gary O’Neill

China could soon be our second largest market for food and drink after the UK, Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter said yesterday. He was speaking a(...)