Republic Of Ireland

Hilton Food Group has expanded the range of products it makes for online retailer Ocado

Hilton Food Group sees sterling drop benefit

By Aidan Fortune

UK-based meat packing business Hilton Food Group (Hilton) has reported solid financial growth for the year so far with currency fluctuations aiding progress.

Irish PM Enda Kenny officially launched the Irish Beef Truck in Germany

Ireland’s prime minister in Germany for beef push

By Oscar Rousseau

Ireland’s Taoiseach, or prime minister, Enda Kenny, was in Germany to promote a new five-year beef campaign as the government steps up export efforts against the backdrop of Brexit. 

Ireland wants to export beef to China which is steadily expanding meat imports

Ireland making headway on China beef deal

By Aaron McDonald

The Republic of Ireland has welcomed “very positive” talks and “constructive engagement” with China over plans to open the market for beef exports.

Janet McCollum: Brexit could 'limit export opportunities'

Moy Park backs Remain in Brexit vote

By Oscar Rousseau

Meat processor Moy Park has thrown its full weight behind the UK remaining in the EU eight days before the crucial referendum.

From left: Diane Dodds MEP; Pim van Ballekom, vice president of the EIB;Tony O’Neill, Dunbia's deputy chief executive; Malcolm Keys pork producer

European Investment Bank visits growth-seeking Dunbia

By Oscar Rousseau

Officials from the European Investment Bank have visited Dunbia in Northern Ireland, with the meat producer keen to establish whether the EU bank can “support” the pork business in the future.

Kenny: 'Opening a sign of confidence in agri-food industry'

ABP's Irish plant creates 152 jobs

By Michelle Perrett

The opening of the upgraded €50 million food processing facility for ABP Food Group in Cahir, Tipperary, Ireland, should generate more than €1 billion to the Irish economy over five years.

The cuts to be exported are still to be agreed

China withdraws ban on Irish beef

By Georgi Gyton

Irish beef has been approved for export to China once again, following the withdrawal of its BSE-related ban.

Premium beef is popular in Japan

Ireland and Ulster seek to reopen beef trade with Japan

By Alyson Magee

Reopening a potentially lucrative market for beef exports will be among the objectives of a trade mission from the Republic of Ireland (RoI) and Northern Ireland (NI) visiting Japan in December.

Food security institute opened in Northern Ireland

Food security institute opened in Northern Ireland

By Alyson Magee

A new £33m ‘food fortress’ aimed at improving sustainable, safe and secure global supplies of quality food, was officially opened by Tesco chief executive Philip Clarke in Belfast last week (14 March).

Ireland resumes cattle exports to Libya

Ireland resumes cattle exports to Libya

By Alyson Magee

Exports of live cattle from the Republic of Ireland to Libya are set to resume for the first time since 1996, raising hopes of restoring the formerly buoyant trade and reopening other markets.

Ireland to take action on SBV

Ireland to take action on SBV

By Alyson Magee

Schmallenberg has taken hold in the Republic of Ireland, with its agricultural department meeting farmers and vets this month to formulate a strategy after “numerous” cases emerged among early lambing flocks.

Industry collaboration needed to secure Irish milk targets, expert

Industry collaboration needed to secure Irish milk targets, expert

By Guy Montague-Jones

The development of closer working relationships among all stakeholders involved in dairy processing sector in Ireland will be required to meet the challenge of increasing milk output 50 per cent by 2020, says the head of leading Irish dairy firm Dairygold.

Ireland tackles food bugs

Ireland tackles food bugs

Following recent calls for controls on the widespread incidence of
the common food bug Campylobacter, Safefood, a body that
encompasses Northern Ireland and Eire and that sets out to promote
food safety, held a meeting at the University...


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