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Harold Kingston, Courtmacsherry, Cork. ‘I’m proud to be a farmer. I’ll use science to look after the land and make sure these cows are healthy.’ Photogaph: Donal O’ Leary

Cork dairy farmer Harold Kingston turned to social media in May to voice his anger about how farmers are often portrayed as destroying the environment(...)

Saoirse Ronan featured in a Bord Bia advertising campaign for Origin Green

The Irish Wildlife Trust (IWT) has called on the Government to scrap its “Origin Green” certification scheme on the basis that “some of the country’s (...)

The demand for protein, in the form of dairy and meat, will almost double over the next 30 years. Ireland’s competitive advantages in these foods include its weather and its structure of family farming.

The population of the world’s urban centres will increase by almost 70 per cent between now and 2050. The Earth’s population will by then exceed nine (...)

Entrepreneur Enda O’Coineen’s attempt to become the first Irish person to single-handedly sail around the world is an extreme example of someone always willing to take risks and live on the edge. Photograph:  Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

Entrepreneurs and business leaders are of every shape, coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Even at the typical business conference domina(...)

Cheap chicken may be tempting, but it is simply not possible to produce a chicken for the equivalent cost of 10 minutes of labour at the minimum wage.

The relationship between food and its consumers is a complex one. Forces that have shaped the evolution of the global food industry include the rising(...)

Michael Carey, chairman of Bord Bia and managing director of East Coast Bakehouse: “Consumers’ demands are complex and food firms need to have a deep understanding of these evolving needs if their new innovations are to have any chance of success.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

My late father, a shopkeeper in the Dublin suburb of Cabra, had a saying: “If times are bad, paint the shop.” For food businesses facing into post-Br(...)

The buildings occupy a prominent position on the corner of Mount Street Lower and Clanwilliam Place

Property investment group Hibernia Reit has acquired three office buildings close to Lower Mount Street in Dublin 2 for €51 million. International pr(...)

 Michael Carey, managing director of East Coast Bakehouse: “By working together the food and drink industry has made good progress towards establishing a clear customer proposition for food and drink sourced from Ireland, building a reputational brand under the banner of Origin Green.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The power of “co-opetition” is evident in some business sectors in the voluntary sector and, potentially, in the structure of the current minority Gov(...)

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(...)

A newly designed office block intended to replace three others at the corner of Lower Mount Street and Clanwilliam Place

International property investor London + Regional is to test how much commercial property values have recovered in Dublin since the crash by offering(...)

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