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Irish consumers have a distinct preference for beef from grass-fed cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s livestock sector shows little signs as yet of engaging with so-called “clean meat”, a new technology expected to cause significant food-sect(...)

Intel bought Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye in a deal worth $15.3 billion. Photograph: AFP Photo / Kimihiro Hoshinokimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images
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In what was another very strong year for Irish mergers and acquisition activity, there was little change in the sectoral profile, with healthcare, foo(...)

Profits at PR firms Murray and Teneo rose, according to the companies’ latest accounts. Photograph: Getty

Proof that the PR sector is in rude health comes with newly filed accounts for some of the industry’s biggest players. Murray Consultants, whose clie(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Dunbia’s Ballymena operation processes 7,800 pigs a week.

Dunbia, the Tyrone-headquartered meat processing group, has sold its pork processing business based in Ballymena to one of the largest food producers (...)

John Collison of Stripe who was the International and Overall winner at the awards ceremony last night in Citywest last night. The event took place in front of an audience of over 1,500 people and was broadcast live on UTV Ireland and UTV. Photograph: Maxwells

John and Patrick Collison, the boy wonders of Irish technology, have won this year’s EY Entrepreneur of the Year award. Their online payments p(...)

Jack and Grace Dobson from Dunbia at the awards ceremony in City West. Photograph:  Maxwell Photography

Jack Dobson of meat processing firm Dunbia was last night named EY Industry Entrepreneur of the Year. He is credited with masterminding the company’s(...)

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