Food Exports

Irish food and drink export value hits record high in 2021

Irish food and drink export value hits record high in 2021

Irish food and drink exports hit a record high of €13.5 billion in 2021, according to Bord Bia’s Performance and...

January 12, 2022

Bord Bia to spearhead €13m campaigns to promote Irish produce abroad

Bord Bia to spearhead €13m campaigns to promote Irish produce abroad

Bord Bia has won the contract to promote EU beef, lamb, dairy and horticulture across Asia, Europe and the U.S...

December 9, 2021

Food businesses urged to stay prepared for UK import controls

Food businesses urged to stay prepared for UK import controls

Food Businesses in Ireland are being urged to keep up their preparations for changes to the UK’s controls and regulations...

October 6, 2021

Concern raised about Irish food ‘trapped’ in British travel ban

Concern raised about Irish food ‘trapped’ in British travel ban

Serious concern has been raised by the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) about the delays and uncertainty applying to...

December 21, 2020

Minister urged to ‘exert maximum pressure’ to avoid potential UK meat ban

Minister urged to ‘exert maximum pressure’ to avoid potential UK meat ban

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue is being urged to “exert maximum pressure” at EU level to...

November 24, 2020

McConalogue: ‘Discussions ongoing’ to solve Brexit meat question

McConalogue: ‘Discussions ongoing’ to solve Brexit meat question

Urgent talks are underway to avert a reported “potential two-way ban” on non-frozen processed meat products going between Ireland and...

November 24, 2020

Applications opened for Africa Agri-Food Development Programme

Applications opened for Africa Agri-Food Development Programme

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Dara Calleary, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney, jointly announced...

July 22, 2020

Exports to continental Europe exceed those to UK for first time

Exports to continental Europe exceed those to UK for first time

Additional reporting by Charles O’Donnell For the first time, export levels to continental Europe exceeded exports to the UK in...

January 8, 2020

Irish food and drink exports hit record €13bn in 2019 – Bord Bia

Irish food and drink exports hit record €13bn in 2019 – Bord Bia

Additional reporting by Charles O’Donnell A standout 2019 performance by Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture industry saw exports reach €13...

January 8, 2020

Food exports hit €13bn: Who were the big winners in 2019?

Food exports hit €13bn: Who were the big winners in 2019?

Additional reporting by Charles O’Donnell Irish food and drink exports reached a record €13 billion in 2019, according to Bord Bia’s...

January 8, 2020

Iran open for beef and lamb – but hindered by non-regulatory ‘issues’

Iran open for beef and lamb – but hindered by non-regulatory ‘issues’

Iran is open at present for Irish beef and sheep meat but the resumption of exports is a matter for...

March 28, 2019

Bord Bia: Playing to win amid the ‘new norm’ of instability

Bord Bia: Playing to win amid the ‘new norm’ of instability

Political instability now seeming to be the “new norm” is one of the key challenges facing Irish agri-food in the...

January 10, 2019

Agri-food exports to UK hold firm under Brexit cloud

Agri-food exports to UK hold firm under Brexit cloud

Despite the political uncertainty of a looming Brexit, Irish agri-food exports to the UK witnessed a marginal increase in 2018....

January 9, 2019

Decline in food exports weakens growth in UK market

Decline in food exports weakens growth in UK market

Export growth to the UK fell sharply from 12% in 2015 to just 2% last year as demand for Irish...

May 16, 2017

UK food and drink exports surged in 2016

UK food and drink exports surged in 2016

Global sales of UK food and drink have hit the £20 billion (€23 billion) mark for the first time, the...

February 23, 2017

Russia officially extends embargo on EU food imports

Russia officially extends embargo on EU food imports

Russia has officially extended its ban on EU food imports until the end of 2017, after the Russian President Vladimir...

July 1, 2016

High-value, branded products the future for Irish exports to the Middle East

High-value, branded products the future for Irish exports to the Middle East

While dairy ingredients make up the bulk of our exports to the Middle East, the future may be in high-value,...

February 8, 2016

Currency tailwinds propel food and drink exports ‘increase’ in 2015

Currency tailwinds propel food and drink exports ‘increase’ in 2015

Favourable currency exchanges assisted the value of Irish food and drink exports by over €1 billion in 2015. While Bord...

January 19, 2016