Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The value of Irish food and drink exports could easily increase by 50 per cent over the next 10 years if the sector plans its expansion in a sensible(...)

 Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney has asked 35 leading figures in the agri-food industry to work on the 2025 Agri-Food Strategy. Photograph: Eric Luke

An ambitious 10-year plan for the agri-food sector has been commissioned by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney. He has asked 35 leading figures i(...)

John Moloney: announcement of new role came on the day the company announced it had agreed to sell its Robert Roberts and Kelkin food businesses. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

John Moloney, a former managing director of Glanbia, has taken over as chairman of DCC, an energy-to-technologies conglomerate, where he replaces reti(...)

A section of the crowd at Ballybrit Galway races. Numbers at the annual event were up by 13 per cent on 2013, but while gamblers may be back sipping champagne, they’re still betting cautiously. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Celebrating his long-shot victory at Galway Races, local lawyer Joseph O’Hara headed to the champagne tent to spend some of his €1,000 winnings.During(...)

WJ Lee guiding Pique Sous to victory at Leopardstown last September. The grey was favourite for the Galway Hurdle but has been ruled out of action for the rest of the season. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inphot

With just two days to the start of the 2014 Galway festival, ground conditions are near-perfect at the Ballybrit track although a mostly dry weather (...)

Pensions and innovation aren’t what you might call natural bedfellows. But investment advisory group Acuvest is set to test that perception with the f(...)

John Moloney - will take over as chairman of DCC in September Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/THE IRISH TIMES

John Moloney, the former chief executive of Glanbia, will take over as chairman of the energy-to-electronics conglomerate DCC in September.Mr Moloney,(...)

Siobhán Talbot: “Like many working mothers I’ve juggled the camogie match and the meeting and the travel. It’s about planning.” Photograph: Jason Clarke Photography

Some people become passionate when they talk about music or sport. Siobhán Talbot’s eyes light up when she talks about finance. Glanbia’(...)

Milking it: lots of dairy companies are acquiring new businesses to increase capacity, both here and abroad

Bord Bia’s release of last year’s food and drink export figures today will set the scene for what is expected to be another strong year for the agri-f(...)

Siobhán Talbot has taken over from John Moloney  as managing director of Glanbia. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Siobhán Talbot has taken over from John Moloney as managing director of Glanbia. Mr Moloney formally resigned today, but will remain with the company (...)