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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(...)

Grafton Street: many retail rents, for the second quarter of the year, are due on Wednesday. Lobby group Retail Excellence say many stores will not be able to pay this bill. Photograph: Bryan O Brien

Dublin software company Workhuman, formerly known as Globoforce, has sold a 10 per cent stake in the business in a deal that puts it “on course for” f(...)

The changing geographic pattern of exports was a notable feature of 2019, says Bord Bia. Photograph: Peter Murtagh

A record €13 billion in food, drink and horticulture products were exported from the Republic last year, but meat and livestock exports both declined,(...)

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(...)

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