Lamb Lady Gaga mmets President Michael D Higgins and his wife, Sabina. 2:44

Ireland, the best small country in the world in which to be a president. That’s what President Michael D Higgins must have thought after his annual fo(...)

Visitors to the Jack & Jill garden which won a silver medal at the 2013 Bloom festival. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times 2:44

Stilettos, craft beer and WB Yeats are among the inspirations for some of the 25 show gardens to be unveiled at Bloom gardening and food festival in P(...)

Shanghai: hosted SIAL China Food Fair. Ireland’s food exports to China have more than doubled to €620 million since 2011. Photograph:  Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Irish food exporters travelled to Shanghai earlier this month to take part in the SIAL China Food Fair, with meat industry representatives hopeful the(...)

Bombay Pantry’s Emma Sheehan said she was “absolutely delighted”that the company’s Indian ready meals would soon be on the shelves of Tesco. “It’s such a great opportunity. We’re from Wicklow and it will do great stuff for the local community in Kilcoole.” File pPhotograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Friends Catherine Buggy and Suzanne Lynch started making baking mixes at their kitchen table and selling them at farmers’ markets less two years ago. (...)

Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter: “It represents a huge opportunity to showcase the breadth, depth and capabilities,” of the Irish food industry

The biggest international food buyer event to be staged in Ireland got under way yesterday and involves the arrival of more than 400 food and drink bu(...)

Hampers being presented to President Barack Obama and Vice-president Joe Biden will contain Irish beef, which is being promoted by Irish chefs including Catherine Fulvio (above) on NBC’s Today Show. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Kerrygold butter, Barry’s tea and Keogh’s crisps will be in the St Patrick’s Day hamper Taoiseach Enda Kenny will present to US president Barack Obama(...)

Olan McNeece: ‘Think big. Identify long-term targets and the milestones in between.’

Drogheda-based cider producer, Dan Kelly’s, has just landed a coveted listing with upmarket German retailer Manufactum. What is special about your bu(...)

The re-opening of the US market to Irish beef couldn’t come at a better time for the Irish beef industry.

The re-opening of the US market to Irish beef couldn’t come at a better time for the Irish beef industry. We take it for granted that our beef comes f(...)

In the past, a segment of shoppers were embarrassed to be seen with Lidl or Aldi shopping bags, but there is now evidence some people claim they use the shops more than they actually do.

Consumers are planning their shopping trips with military precision and are determined to get the best value, research from Bord Bia has found.The stu(...)

Oisín, David, Áine and Susan Keogh in their field of Brussels Sprouts near Macetown, Tara, Co Meath. Photograph: Alan Betson

We may whine about them and boil them into submission, but we are buying more Brussels sprouts than ever. Bord Bia figures show that sales of the ma(...)