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(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food	Simon Coveney:  led a trade mission of 37 Irish companies to China.  Photograph: Eric Luke

Chinese palates tend to favour pork and mutton when it comes to choosing which meat to eat; but tastes are changing as the country gets richer, and th(...)

Irish seafood exports have risen by more than 300 per cent since 2011 to reach € 18 million in 2013, and sales are up 56 per cent in the first six months of this year. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney opened the largest-ever Irish pavilion at the China Seafood & Fisheries Expo and haile(...)

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(...)