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Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy: “Our reputation is inextricably linked to the hard work and commitment of tens of thousands of farmers and food producers across the country,,,”

Bord Bia has returned to the top spot in a ranking of the most reputable companies and organisations in the State, overtaking credit unions, while An (...)

Tara McCarthy, chief executive of Bord Bia: “Many companies have pivoted their operations towards more retail.”

A €2.5 billion segment of the food industry that is bearing the twin strains of Brexit and the pandemic is to be the subject with a year-long campaign(...)

Niamh Tully of Tully Nurseries with her children Caoimhe and Harvey.  Bord Bia research shows that consumer spend on gardening reached its highest-ever level at €1.2 billion in 2020. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell

Green fingers appear to have become the latest unusual side-effect of Covid-19, with interest in gardening blooming like never before since the start (...)

Almost 300 companies are part of Bord Bia’s national sustainability programme. File photograph: iStock

All major Irish food and drinks companies will in future have to commit to reducing carbon emissions if they are to be part of Origin Green – the nati(...)

Spending on outdoor plants rose 51 per cent increase, while spending on herbs, fruit and vegetables hit its highest level since measurement began 20 years ago. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Spending on gardening hit a record high last year in a consumer trend linked to the Covid-19 lockdown. Irish consumers spent €1.2 billion on their ga(...)

Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy warned the extra costs and complexities of trade with the UK post-Brexit are likely to cause significant challenges.

Some €13 billion worth of food, drink and horticulture products were exported from the Republic last year, despite the pandemic causing widespread dis(...)

Up to one-third of the State’s food exports could be knocked out if the EU and the UK fail to reach a deal

Ireland’s food trade with the UK is facing a triple threat from Brexit, Covid-19 and waning UK consumer confidence, Bord Bia has warned. The agency s(...)

Tourism Ireland chief executive Niall Gibbons has been named the most influential Irish chief executive on LinkedIn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tourism Ireland boss Niall Gibbons is the most influential Irish chief executive on LinkedIn, according to a new ranking by the Reputations Agency. (...)

The majority of industry leaders in the Irish food and drink sector believe diversity has an impact on growth prospects, with gender equality, diversity and inclusion a prority for four out of five chief executives, according to a new survey.

The majority of industry leaders in the Irish food and drink sector believe diversity has an impact on growth prospects, with gender equality, diversi(...)

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(...)

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