Some 25 per cent of the bacon products analysed in a new study by food scientists  were found to have salt content which was above the guidelines with some of the products assessed having as much as 50 per cent more salt than the packaging suggested. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Consumers who rely on food labels to tell them how much salt they are consuming when eating bacon are frequently fed the wrong information, a report b(...)

Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya with employees after announcing last week that he was giving them shares worth up to 10 per cent of the company when it goes public or is sold. Earlier this year Ulukaya turned down a very public acquisition approach from PepsiCo. Photograph: Alexandra Hootnick/The New York Times

The holy grail of all new brand builders is to create a disruptive innovation that sets a new agenda and sparks sustained category growth. In the fo(...)

Dr Phil Kelly, Teagasc Food Research programme, Moorepark, addressing the 600 delegates from 32 countries at the International Dairy Federation’s Dairy Science & Technology Symposia 2016 in Dublin recently.

Dublin played host to the International Dairy Federation (IDF) conference for the first time last month. The conference brought together hundreds of i(...)

JobBridge was originally envisioned to provide around 5,000 work placements, this number has increased to over 46,000 position since 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Impact trade union has said that the JobBridge scheme has “grown out of control” and is “now poorly designed and regulated”. Speaking to Newsta(...)

Carbon sink: forests cover more than 10 per cent of the land in Ireland. Illustration: Michael Viney

The coast northwards from Thallabawn forms a good slice of Co Mayo’s Wild Atlantic Way. An expanse of windswept, often rushy fields stretches as far a(...)

Discussing the Teagasc Technology Foresight Report (from left): Dr Banning Garrett; Aidan O’Driscoll, Department of Agriculture; Prof Janet Bainbridge, CEO of agricultural technology for UK Trade & Investment; Dr Noel Cawley, Teagasc chairman; Dr Frank O’Mara, director of research, Teagasc; and Dr Lance O’Brien, head of foresight, Teagasc

The Teagasc Technology Foresight 2035 project focuses on the identification of key technologies that will drive the competitiveness and sustainable gr(...)

 Tara McCarthy , chief executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

There can be few chief executives who enjoy a better view than Tara McCarthy. Her Dún Laoghaire office window frames the panorama that is Dublin Bay. (...)

Brian Dowling in his hurley workshop in Kilkenny. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland’s ash trees, even if they manage to escape the ash “dieback” fungal disease, face an alarming threat from a beetle that is slowly moving westw(...)

Corp Richard King of Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa, Renmore Barracks, Galway, salutes during the playing of the National Anthem at the Athenry 1916 Centenary Commemoration on Easter Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The first shots were not fired in the west until Easter Tuesday, but the role played by Galway rebels who held the largest territory outside of Dublin(...)

  Pictured left to right:  Tony Cotter, Irish Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Kevin Lane, chief executive  of Ornua, Saeed Bajwaber, chairman of Al Wazeen Trading, Aaron Forde, chairman of Ornua

Ornua, the State’s largest exporter of dairy products, has opened a new €20 million cheese manufacturing plant in Saudi Arabia, the fifth largest dai(...)