Aryzta chief executive Owen Killian regularly admits to being haunted by the idea of becoming irrelevant.Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Is Ireland’s humble ready-meal about to get a French makeover? Swiss-Irish food giant Aryzta is in talks to buy a 49 per cent stake in the French food(...)

Deal values Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine at €40 million.

Private equity group Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI) has agreed the final terms of its management buyout of Tullamore-based Carroll Cuisine, which val(...)

Ulster Bank has announced a new partnership with An Post that will allow personal and business customers carry out certain transactions through the An(...)

The Irish Dairy Board’s rebranding as Ornua became official today on the eve of the lifting of EU milk quotas.The co-op, which trades under the Kerryg(...)

The sector has recovered strongly in recent times  thanks in part to the Government’s special 9 per cent VAT rate.

Some 25 hotels with a combined value of over half a billion euro have changed hands since the start of the year - the highest quarterly volume of hote(...)

Shoppers walk past and look at a board displaying food prices at a shopping mall in central Beijing. Photogrpah: David Gray/Reuters

It’s jokingly referred to as “the noodle bowl” - Asia’s tangled mass of bilateral free-trade agreements (FTAs).The slow pace of global trade talks ov(...)

Ireland’s beef trade is the single biggest component of the country’s €10 billion food and drink export business.

Farmers’ groups have reacted angrily to a report suggesting the proposed EU-US trade deal is likely to damage Irish beef exports.According to an asses(...)

 Declan Farrell from Bord Bia, Gerry McNally of Irish Country Meats,  Xibin Chen of Heilongjiang Grandfarm Group China, and Wei Chen of China Meat Association. Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

If the average Chinese person increases their meat intake by 50g a day – the equivalent of a modest-sized hamburger – the country will need to bolste(...)

Shia Muslim rebels hold up their weapons during a rally against air strikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Thursday. Oil prices jumped around the world after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out the strikes. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Stock markets around the world were knocked lower and oil prices jumped after Saudi Arabia and its allies carried out air strikes in Yemen. The attac(...)

Simon Coveney said the Irish beef industry is already very engaged on the ground in China Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney says China is likely to be a bigger market for Irish beef exports than the US.He also expects beef producers h(...)