Agri-Business

Can you plough the Department out of a ditch?

Can you plough the Department out of a ditch?

The Department of Agriculture needs a helping hand. It recently issued a tender for the supply, erection and removal of its...

June 12, 2013

‘Hands off farm transfer tax relief’

‘Hands off farm transfer tax relief’

Leave agricultural tax relief alone. This is the call from the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) this afternoon amid suggestions in...

June 12, 2013

A milking success – Dairymaster

A milking success – Dairymaster

Dairymaster CEO Dr Edmond Harty will represent Ireland at the Ernst & Young 2013 World Entrepreneur of the Year competition in Monte...

June 12, 2013

40 farmers pay revenue €1.95m in defaults

40 farmers pay revenue €1.95m in defaults

More than 40 farmers and agriculture businesspeople across Ireland were listed on the Revenue Commisioners’ latest tax defaulters list, with fines...

June 11, 2013

BVD costs Irish farmers €102m a year

BVD costs Irish farmers €102m a year

Animal health and welfare is fundamental to farm profitability and BVD alone is costing Irish farmers more than €102m a...

June 11, 2013

Ruby anniversary for key Teagasc survey

Ruby anniversary for key Teagasc survey

The Teagasc National Farm Survey is celebrating 40 years of publication and 2013 is also the 40th anniversary of Ireland’s...

June 11, 2013

European food aid set to be cut by €1bn

European food aid set to be cut by €1bn

EU leaders are letting Europe’s most vulnerable citizens down with proposed €1bn in cuts to its food aid programme. This is...

June 11, 2013

What it takes to be a thriving entrepreneur

What it takes to be a thriving entrepreneur

Under the auspices of Ireland’s Presidency of the EU Council, the EURO-SME 2013 Conference was officially opened in Dublin Castle...

June 11, 2013

Saba cooks to perfection

Saba cooks to perfection

Multi award-winning Thai and Vietnamese restaurant Saba continued its winning streak with a hat-trick at last night’s Irish Restaurant Awards....

June 11, 2013

To Russia with love

To Russia with love

Irish companies have excelled in exports to Russia, showing export increases of 19 per cent in 2012 compared to 2011...

June 11, 2013

More flexible nitrates rules needed, Ó Cuív

More flexible nitrates rules needed, Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Agriculture, Éamon Ó Cuív TD, has called on the Government to adopt a more flexible approach...

June 10, 2013

Bord Bia chefs cook up a storm

Bord Bia chefs cook up a storm

Bord Bia is currently hosting a Gourmet Gathering for 70 international chefs visiting Ireland on a three-day tailored itinerary. The overseas delegation are members...

June 10, 2013

IFA – sponsorship ban will harm agri-food sector

IFA – sponsorship ban will harm agri-food sector

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has warned that damage to the Irish drink industry will have a negative impact on...

June 10, 2013

Strawberry surge

Strawberry surge

There has been a huge surge in strawberry sales the past year, according to a Kantar survey just out. The...

June 8, 2013

Red tape, lack of finance key issues for new ISME chairman

Red tape, lack of finance key issues for new ISME chairman

The National Council of ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, has elected Eamonn Kielty of Money Plus in...

June 6, 2013

Tipp’s Tom Hayes appointed Agri Minister of State

Tipp’s Tom Hayes appointed Agri Minister of State

The Government has appointed Tipperary South TD Tom Hayes as Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and...

June 5, 2013