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Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter said the food and drink sector’s performance in China was ’exceptional’. Photograph:
Gary O’Neill

China could soon be our second largest market for food and drink after the UK, Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter said yesterday. He was speaking a(...)

Making a splash: one of the more curious things about the new milk scheme is that, unlike the various other Bord Bia quality plans for beef and lamb, this is a 26-county scheme

Last week Bord Bia launched something called the Sustainable Dairy Assurance Scheme. By 2016 Bord Bia wants every diary farm in Ireland signed up to (...)

Bord Bia has announced the introduction of a quality assurance scheme for dairy farmers which it says will be the first national scheme of its type anywhere in the world.

Bord Bia has announced the introduction of a quality assurance scheme for dairy farmers which it says will be the first national scheme of its type an(...)

Caroline Keeling photographed in the Pepper Glass House at Keelings in Co Dublin. The company won the branding award at this evening’s Bord Bia food awards. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nine Irish food companies were recognised for their achievements and contributions to the food industry, at the Bord Bia Food and Drink Awards at the (...)

  Margaret Jeffares of Good Food Ireland: ‘I don’t think we should forget our traditional and regional dishes that are indigenous to our country’. Photograph:  Patrick Browne
Ireland on a plate

What is Irish cuisine? Have you ever fumbled for words when asked this question by a visitor to Ireland? Should you say bacon and cabbage? Potatoes? I(...)

Some 55 per cent of adults surveyed said they take their lunch to work more often than previously as compared to 39 per cent of Britons. Some 36 per cent of Irish people said they are going out to lunch less often.

We are ditching our deep fat fryers and taking lunch to work more often, while children are also adopting a healthier diet. These are three findings i(...)

Thierry Jarnet riding Treve (centre) crosses the finishing line to win the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe horse race at Longchamp, outside Paris, earlier this month.  There is a growing interest in Irish bloodstock in Qatar: Sheikh Fahad Al Thani of the Qatari royal family and Mubarak Al Naemi, chairman of the Qatar Owners’ and Breeders’ Association both invested in Irish stud farms recently. Photograph: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Increasing links between the Irish and Qatari horse industries was discussed yesterday when Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney met Qatari business(...)

Mickey, Cormac and Cathal Mac Connell at the funeral of their brother, Seán Mac Connell, at the Church of the Divine Word, Rathfarnham. Photograph: Frank Miller

The funeral took place in Dublin yesterday of former Agricultural Correspondent of The Irish Times Seán Mac ConnellHis death earlier in the week at th(...)

Irish consumers are doing more pre-planning before we shop, new research shows

The recession has encouraged us to return to shopping habits of our forefathers, but with a smartphone in one hand and a tablet in the other, accordin(...)

Bord Bia chief executive Aidan Cotter described the performance of Irish beef exports as “particularly striking, comprising a volume growth of almost 10 per cent and price growth of 5 per cent”

The value of food and drink exports increased by 8.6 per cent in the first six months of this year, led by a strong performance in beef exports, accor(...)

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