Ireland

Ireland's DRS comes into effect this month. Pic: getty/vejaa

Ireland introduces Deposit Return Scheme

By Rachel Arthur

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) – a nationwide money-back initiative for plastic bottles and aluminum cans – launches this month in a bid to improve recycling rates.

Irish farmers urge Chinese BSE case resolution

Irish farmers urge Chinese BSE case resolution

By Aidan Fortune

Irish cattle farmers have called on the government to resolve the Chinese suspension of beef trade following the confirmation of atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) in a cow in Ireland.

Rise in coronavirus cases in Irish meat industry

Rise in coronavirus cases in Irish meat industry

By Aidan Fortune

Trade body for the Irish meat processing sector Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has expressed disappointment at the large number of confirmed cases of coronavirus among workers.

Irish farmers urge clarification on beef labelling

Irish farmers urge clarification on beef labelling

By Aidan Fortune

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called on retail chain Supervalu to clarify its beef purchasing policy as produce labelled as being from Azerbaijan was found in a store.

Irish beef taskforce holds second meeting

Irish beef taskforce holds second meeting

By Aidan Fortune

The taskforce set up to tackle pricing inconsistencies in the Irish beef industry held its second meeting, with retailers pledging to engage with a planned sector review.

ABP makes GHG emissions reduction commitment

ABP makes GHG emissions reduction commitment

By Aidan Fortune

Red meat processor ABP furthered its commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 27% by 2030 by having it validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).

Kepak's approval to enter the US beef burger market was announced at Anuga in Cologne

Kepak to enter US burger market

By Aidan Fortune

Irish processor Kepak Group has become the first-ever European meat processor to be awarded United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval for the supply, marketing and distribution of beef in a value-added format of beef burgers into the US...

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.