Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter: “The lifting of international sanctions on Iran opens the way for Irish food exporters to explore trading opportunities in the second largest economy in the Middle East.”

Ireland’s two main banks still refuse to facilitate financial transactions with Iran – the Middle East’s second largest economy – despite the lifting(...)

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(...)

Research from Bord Bia on what people consider the country’s tastiest traditional meal shows two-thirds of Irish people would choose a dinner of bacon and cabbage, with three out of 10 people claiming to crave the dish while travelling abroad. File Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

The Irish food industry may be undergoing a culinary revolution of tastes and flavours, yet the latest research shows we are still savages for bacon a(...)

Bord Bia and six of the State’s biggest meat exporters are exhibiting their culinary wares at a major food trade fair in Lyon, the gastro capital of F(...)

An Bord Bia chairman Michael Carey,  who is to  head up  the Grow Dublin Tourism Alliance to  increase tourism to Dublin.     Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new group is to be established by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe to increase tourism to Dublin amid concerns that the ca(...)

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(...)

Making a splash: one of the more curious things about the new milk scheme is that, unlike the various other Bord Bia quality plans for beef and lamb, this is a 26-county scheme

Last week Bord Bia launched something called the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme. By 2016 Bord Bia wants every diary farm in Ireland signed up to (...)

Bord Bia has announced the introduction of a quality assurance scheme for dairy farmers which it says will be the first national scheme of its type anywhere in the world.

Bord Bia has announced the introduction of a quality assurance scheme for dairy farmers which it says will be the first national scheme of its type an(...)

Caroline Keeling photographed in the Pepper Glass House at Keelings in Co Dublin. The company won the branding award at this evening’s Bord Bia food awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nine Irish food companies were recognised for their achievements and contributions to the food industry, at the Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards at the (...)