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Irish steaks won a record of 75 medals at the World Steak Challenge, which was held in Dublin for the first time

An Irish steak has  been crowned the “World’s Best Fillet” at international steak competition in Dublin on Wednesday. The winning steak, from gra(...)

Sheep farmers protest in Athleague. Photograph: ICSA

Sheep farmers have said they will resume pickets at meat factories if they continue to receive below the cost of production for spring lambs. A prot(...)

Have your say by voting for your favourite burger.

Burgers are a big deal in Ireland – more than 17,000 public votes were cast in a competition to find Ireland’s Best Burger last year – and the hunt is(...)

EU and Irish officials are exploring the possibility of carrying out “factory gate” customs checks. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Two of the State’s largest agri-food businesses have raised concerns about practical measures being considered for checks on food and animal health t(...)

From left: , Emily Walsh, Aoibhinn Leahy, Jane McNamara, Susan O’Neill and Aishling O’Neill from Laurel Hill Secondary School in Limerick city who were announced as winners of the 2019 Certified Irish Angus Beef Schools Competition. Photograph:  Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography

For students attending school in the heart of Limerick city to successfully raise five Angus calves in the space of 18 months is no mean feat. The si(...)

“There was a lot of interest in anything that could be broadly classified as infrastructure – energy, wind farms, telecoms.”

In what is perhaps an indication of the overall strength of the Irish economy, M&A activity was strong in almost every sector during the past year(...)

Driver John Carroll gets ready to  leave  Dublin for  Germany.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

It’s a Saturday afternoon in Mulhuddart, west Dublin and lorry driver John Carroll is packing up for his two-day, six-country journey to Germany. Eve(...)

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Making the China connection

Kepak Kepak Group is a family-owned and innovative meat company with a rich heritage of more than 50 years of meat craft. From the establishment of a(...)

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(...)

In response to sterling’s weakness, Irish producer Codd Mushrooms plans to expand operations into the UK. Similarly, Kepak Group, one of Ireland’s largest meat processors, has acquired four production sites in Britain. Photograph: Omar Marques/SOPA Images

The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union on March 29th next. Continued uncertainty on the prospects for a Brexit deal is causing major volatili(...)

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