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Mark and Sue Gilnagh with their children from left; Mary, Emma, Michael and Daniel, at their home in Ballybrittas, Co Laois. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

It’s a chilly day in March, and I am sitting in Sue and Mark Gilnagh’s living room at their home in Ballybrittas, Co Laois. They are talking about the(...)

Beef baron Larry Goodman’s ABP Food Group is to open a green energy plant in the UK.

Beef baron Larry Goodman’s ABP Food Group is to invest €24.5 million in a green energy plant in the UK. The injection by ABP’s renewable division Oll(...)

Dunbia chief executive Jim Dobson (left) and Dawn boss Niall Browne will run new UK venture from Dunbia’s Dungannon headquarters.

Dawn Meats’s acquisition of Tyrone-based Dunbia has been given the green light by the competition authority. The deal, which was approved by the Comp(...)

The bulk of the 120 exhibitors are made up of multinational companies. Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Some 5,000 graduate positions are up for grabs across multiple sectors at this year’s gradireland graduate fair. The bulk of the 120 exhibitors are m(...)

Online is important but enthusiasm and a well-written CV and a chat in person still means a lot. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Graduates are seeing the tables beginning to turn as the Irish economy starts to return to rude health. Current economic growth is fuelling the optimi(...)

Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So Ballaghaderreen, my home town, is in the news again. TCD academic Ronan Lyons has concluded it is the cheapest place in Ireland to buy property. Th(...)

Irish beef: selling 260,000 tonnes of Irish beef into the rest of Europe will damage the EU market. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Tight margins and currency fluctuations make exporting food from Ireland to the United Kingdom a tough business at the best of times. Brexit makes it (...)

The initial research activities of MTI are divided across six different themes or pillars which include meat tenderness, freshness and shelf life, quality grading and classification, health properties, and the benefits of the Irish grass-based production system. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A new €8.1 million initiative will create a one-stop shop for meat processing research and technology in Ireland. Launched last month, Meat Technology(...)

Ballaghaderreen cigar-manufacturing plant ECMI will close in May and move its operations to Sri Lanka with a loss of 38 jobs. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar has said Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon is “very much on the radar” after news this week of 38 job losses i(...)

Mary Gallagher: “Wouldn’t it break your heart to see Aleppo ... It’s like a broken jigsaw.” Photograph: Brian Farrell

Douglas Hyde used to pop into Gallagher’s shop on Main Street Ballaghaderreen for his morning newspaper and no doubt would have had his own views on t(...)

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