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Pat Murray, of Knocknagapple, Monaseed, Co Wexford is one of the many farmers finding it difficult to feed their livestock. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

The fodder crisis affecting farmers has worsened in recent days, so much so there is insufficient fodder of the necessary quality in the country to re(...)

 Pat Murray, of Knocknagapple, Monaseed, Co Wexford is one of the many farmers  finding it difficult to feed their livestock. Photograph: Garry O’Neill

An immediate review of fodder supplies has been announced by Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed in response to the crisis facing farmers. The mov(...)

The new Alex Findlater & Co Food & Wine Hall in Limerick. Photograph:  Caleb Purcell Photography

Limerick city centre has a new dining and gourmet food shopping venue with the opening of the Alex Findlater & Co Food & Wine Hall at 1, O’Con(...)

Johnny Lynch: the man and one of the beasts behind Macroom Mozzarella.

When Johnny Lynch decided to replace his herd of dairy cows in 2009 with 31 water buffalo calves that he found for sale on a farm in Italy, his neighb(...)

Launching the Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards were Dr Alison Campbell, director of KTI, and Julie Spillane, director, The Dock, Accenture. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

A thermo-optical coating developed to protect spacecraft, a DNA test to predict horseracing performance potential, one of Europe’s “top five cleantech(...)

Although cows at grass have better welfare than those housed indoors, Prof Daniel Weary warns against assuming that once cows are outside all welfare issues are resolved. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As marketing goes, having Beyonce and Jay Z on your side is the stuff of dreams. To the delight of vegans, the pair took to social media recently to p(...)

Enterprise Ireland believes the UK will continue to be a natural priority market for Irish food exporters, despite Brexit, due to its geographical proximity, a common language, common values and a similar food consumption culture in food and trade. Photograph: iStock
Facing the Brexit challenge

With the clock ticking down towards March 2019 and the two sides no nearer clarity in terms of the eventual post-Brexit trading relationship between t(...)

Appliance of science: At its   simplest, good R&D is about developing   new or improved food products to meet changing customer needs. Photograph: istock

The Irish food and beverage sector has enjoyed an international reputation for innovation and high-quality research and development for many years. In(...)

There are now Apps to measure grass growth, so farmers can  rotate their herd based on that data
Technologies on trend

New agricultural technologies are starting to make the life of the farmer and food producer significantly simpler and in the coming years, more will e(...)

The Brexit Loan Scheme will provide up to €300 million of affordable, flexible working capital finance to Irish businesses impacted by Brexit, including food companies. Photograph: iStock

The Department of Agriculture will invest in marketing and promotion to ensure the food sector “has the widest possible global footprint” so as to min(...)

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