Ireland's sugar tax uses the same structure as the UK's levy. Pic:getty/elenchaykina

Ireland sugar tax comes into effect

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland has introduced its tax on sugar-sweetened drinks this week, with legislation coming into effect on May 1.

Ireland pins ME growth plans on dairy demand

By Eliot Beer

Ireland is aiming to nearly double its food exports to the Middle East, with a target of more than US$560m by 2020, and is counting on its newly quota-free dairy industry to do it.

How to restore consumer confidence after a food scandal

By Niamh Michail

Accountability is key to rebuilding consumer confidence in the industry following a food scandal  - a company’s response to accusations of contamination is almost as important as its actual role in causing it, according to a new study.

The Irish have their eye on the Gulf States for agri-food opportunities

Irish trade mission explores Gulf opportunities

By Noel Ebdon

The blossoming links between Ireland and the Middle East have been under the spotlight this week, as the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, leads a week-long trade mission to the Gulf States of the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia,...


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