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Beef Plan Movement co-chairs Hugh Doyle and Eamon Corley. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An end to the beef dispute may be in sight with the prospect of blockades on six factories being lifted on Wednesday evening. Protesters outside Dawn(...)

The Irish Food Board, which works to make a commercial success of Irish food, drink and horticultural businesses overseas, came first in a study by the Reputations Agency. File photograph: Board Bia

Bord Bia has come first in a ranking of the most reputable companies and organisations in the State. The Irish Food Board, which works to make a com(...)

Bloom gardening festival: five-year-old Adrianna Fayiah, seven-year-old Eoghan Fox and four-year-old Florence Marlow Ward help launch this year’s event. Photograph: Alan Betson

Gardeners all over Ireland are frantically preparing for the biggest event in the horticultural calendar: the Bloom gardening festival, in the Phoenix(...)

Achill islander Saoirse McHugh: “We need to immediately abandon plans for increasing herd size and begin destocking. We must demand that CAP payments are used to facilitate farmers in the transition towards more climate-friendly agriculture.” File photograph: Getty Images

A fortnight ago, the Irish food scene was on a high. Butter sales hit the historic €1 billion mark, and beef and livestock exports came in just short (...)

The value of meat and livestock exports from Ireland rose 1 per cent to just under €4 billion in 2018

Food and drink exports to the UK from the Republic continued to rise last year even as the threat of Brexit grew, new figures show. Some €4.5 billion(...)

 Alan McGlynn, Michael Dunphy,  Rose Crockett, Paul Doherty, and John O’Connell of  Cork-based Slí Eile, winners of the  Business in the Community Award at this year’s Bord Bia National Organic Awards

Irish foods from lamb to tomatoes, blue cheese to fortified apple wine, today won organic awards, with bidegradable packaging, and community awareness(...)

Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed and Bord Bia chief executive Tara McCarthy at the launch of the report.

Half of the growth in the Republic’s agrifood export volumes last year came from markets outside of Europe, led by a sixfold increase in exports to Ch(...)

Irish beef is served in Irish Embassy in Beijing: Ireland’s agri-food exports to China have increased fivefold from about €200 million in 2010 to approximately €1 billion in 2017.

Irish beef could expand its access to the China market, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Michael Creed has said as analysts told a trade miss(...)

The share of Irish food and drink exports destined for the UK declined from 37 per cent in 2016 to 35 per cent, or €4.5 billion, in 2017. Photograph: iStock

No sector stands to lose more as a result of Brexit than Ireland’s food and drink industry. Overall, the value of Irish food and drink exports increas(...)

The UL Bohemians players celebrate with the trophy. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

UL Bohemians 15 Old Belvedere 0 UL Bohemians captain Fiona Hayes lifted the Women’s All-Ireland League trophy for a second year in a row after the ta(...)

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