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Danone has reached the peak of its full scope carbon emissions five years ahead of schedule. File photograph: Getty

Achieving carbon neutrality will soon become the new norm as companies commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. What’s involved in reaching that m(...)

Wildflower meadow at the  National Botanic Gardens. The gardens reopened to the public on May 18th having  been closed since March 28th. You can once again stroll along the heavily scented paths and meadows in the 50 acres of heaven in Glasnevin.   Photograph: Fran Veale

The pandemic has upturned this year’s gardening calendar, forcing the cancellation of festivals, talks, plant fairs, workshops and other green-fingere(...)

Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy said the supports are ‘highly tailored’ to tackle the specific impacts of the crisis. Photograph: Iain White/Fennell Photography

Bord Bia has announced details of its supports strategy for the Republic’s food, drink and horticulture sector as it grapples with the coronavirus pan(...)

The changing geographic pattern of exports was a notable feature of 2019, says Bord Bia. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

A record €13 billion in food, drink and horticulture products were exported from the Republic last year, but meat and livestock exports both declined,(...)

Johannesburg, South Africa. Enterprise Ireland has an office in Johannesburg and a presence in Nairobi in Kenya and Lagos in Nigeria

Plans are afoot to increase the value of two-way trade between the Republic of Ireland and Africa to at least €5 billion by 2025. Details of the plan(...)

Andrew Oates and Tracy Cassidy: Silk Tree is the brainchild of these business and life partners  and was inspired by the growing popularity of botanical gins

Between novel twists on craft beers and firsts such as Irish single malt vodka and golden rum, the drinks sector here is positively hopping with innov(...)

Potato farmer Thomas McKeown: ‘We need to break away from the potato’s image as linked to the famine, as something old people talk about.’ Photograph: Finbarr O’Rourke

Potato farmer Thomas McKeown was training at his local GAA club a few years back when a coach suggested he start eating pasta. “To tell someone in Co(...)

New campaign to encourage younger Irish people to post pictures of their potato dinners on social media. Photograph: iStock

A multimillion euro campaign is being planned to encourage younger Irish people to post pictures of their potato dinners on social media after a study(...)

The beaver may never have reached Ireland, but it’s an alien we could well do with. Illustration: Michael Viney

In the world just now, Ireland’s conservationists can feel strangely divorced from what’s actually happening to the planet. Those specially involved i(...)

Mural on the wall of the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran: Ireland has yet to exploit an economic relationship of scale. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Irish companies are unlikely to get caught in the crossfire between the United States and the European Union over sanctions on Iran due to the relativ(...)

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