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Orla Battersby from Enterprise Ireland say it is very difficult to have a conversation about the Irish food and beverage industry without mentioning Brexit. Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennell Photography

“The market won’t wait for innovation and Irish food and beverage companies can’t afford to wait either,” says Enterprise Ireland food division manage(...)

The analyses undertaken by the Teagasc geneticists were based on more than 5,000 dairy animals and more than 20,000 beef animals

A massive global study involving Teagasc has examined the DNA of 58,000 cattle from around the world in order to identify the genes that influence the(...)

‘Over the years, different industry groups have come to us saying that Teagasc has 43,000 farmer clients and they want a way of connecting to them,’ explains programme manager Mark Gibson

Teagasc is putting its extensive knowledge base at the disposal of professionals and businesses who work with the agri-food sector through the establi(...)

Charities regulator John Farrell. He says “charity” has become important much-needed work done by ordinary people.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is among 12 State bodies that may lose their charitable status in 2018, the charities regulator has said. However,(...)

Smart-Akis – agricultural knowledge and innovation system – has been created to  give farmers access to technological solutions which will meet their needs

A newly created EU network is aimed at encouraging the more widespread adoption of smart farming technologies with the potential to generate sustainab(...)

Slow growth in world dairy production drove an estimated 30 per cent increase in farm milk prices in 2017.

Milk prices boosted farmers’ incomes this year by a third to almost €32,000, but earnings could dip in 2018, according to agriculture agency Teagasc. (...)

Irish inflation figures are due on Friday

MONDAY Indicators: Euro zone PPI (Oct); UK construction PMI (Nov). Meetings: Agri-food conference: “Food Wise: Challenge, Ambition, Opportunity” (C(...)

Food testing at Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ashtown, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Irish food industry had an opportunity to take a first-hand look at some of the advanced analytic services available to it at the Teagasc Food Inn(...)

Minister of State for Trade and Employment, Pat Breen said that while progress was being made and while information and training were available to farmers, there was a need to change the mindset and culture. Photograph:  Arthur Ellis

The majority of agricultural deaths recorded so far this year have been among farmers over 65, with increased workloads and more pressure at the root (...)

Snail farmer Eva Milka of Gaelic Escargot in Co Carlow. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

A shortage of snails for consumption in European countries such as France, Italy and Spain, where they are viewed as a delicacy, is fuelling growth in(...)

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