Ireland

Irish beef exports to the US running 13% behind 2016 levels

Irish beef exports to the US running 13% behind 2016 levels

Irish beef exports to the US this year are running 13% behind 2016 levels, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and...

September 15, 2017

Over 55% of the top 30 most exposed EU products to the UK are Irish

Over 55% of the top 30 most exposed EU products to the UK are Irish

It has been revealed that over 55% of the top 30 most exposed EU products to the UK are Irish,...

September 14, 2017

Irish brands hold their own against global giants

Irish brands hold their own against global giants

Irish brands have proven they can compete with global giants, with products from Avonmore, Brennans and Tayto remaining popular choices...

September 11, 2017

Irish milk production surge continues for July supplies

Irish milk production surge continues for July supplies

Milk production on Irish farms this year has continued well ahead of 2016 levels, according to the latest figures from...

August 30, 2017

UK labour shortage could drive live exports of lamb to Ireland

UK labour shortage could drive live exports of lamb to Ireland

A shortage of migrant labour in the UK farming sector could result in an increase in live exports, including to...

July 7, 2017

Ireland among world’s ‘worst performers’ for wildlife conservation

Ireland among world’s ‘worst performers’ for wildlife conservation

Ireland has one of the world’s lowest effort levels for wildlife conservation despite the potential economic and ecological gains, according...

May 15, 2017

North/south heifer price difference remains at close to 10c/kg

North/south heifer price difference remains at close to 10c/kg

The heifer price divide between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland remained at 9.6c/kg in the week ending April...

April 25, 2017

Irish heifer prices fifth highest in the EU

Irish heifer prices fifth highest in the EU

In the latest report from the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC), Irish heifer prices continue to rise compared to other...

April 20, 2017

‘Government failing to assert Irish interests in EU negotiations on Brexit’

‘Government failing to assert Irish interests in EU negotiations on Brexit’

The Irish Government has been slammed by Sinn Fein MEP, Matt Carthy, for failing to assert Irish interests in EU...

April 14, 2017

Dawn Meats announces ‘ambitious’ targets to reduce energy use

Dawn Meats announces ‘ambitious’ targets to reduce energy use

Dawn Meats aims to become Europe’s most sustainable meat company by setting ‘ambitious’ targets to reduce energy use for 2025....

March 27, 2017

Ukrainian agricultural boom: Why it matters to Irish farmers

Ukrainian agricultural boom: Why it matters to Irish farmers

Ukraine has officially reported yet another record grain harvest for 2016, exceeding 66m tonnes in the process. Of this, wheat accounted for 26.8m...

March 22, 2017

‘Potential for further growth of Irish exports to southeast Asia’

‘Potential for further growth of Irish exports to southeast Asia’

There is considerable potential for further growth of Irish exports to southeast Asia, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food...

February 10, 2017

‘Ireland has made significant progress across environmental policy areas’

‘Ireland has made significant progress across environmental policy areas’

The Republic of Ireland has made significant progress across a range of environmental policy areas and has taken important steps...

February 9, 2017

‘Underground option for North-South Interconnector three times more expensive’

‘Underground option for North-South Interconnector three times more expensive’

The underground option for the North-South Interconnector would be three times more expensive than the original project plan, the Minister for...

February 8, 2017

Requirement for poultry to be housed set to continue due to bird flu risk

Requirement for poultry to be housed set to continue due to bird flu risk

The requirement for all poultry and captive birds to be housed is set to continue in the Republic of Ireland...

January 26, 2017

Association of Farm Contractors (FCI) appoints CEO

Association of Farm Contractors (FCI) appoints CEO

Michael Moroney has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the association of Farm & Forestry Contractors...

January 24, 2017

Solar farm projects covering 1,150ac to be developed in the south and east

Solar farm projects covering 1,150ac to be developed in the south and east

A Dublin-based solar company has entered a joint venture to develop solar farm projects covering 1,150ac in the south and east...

January 18, 2017

Irish heifer prices increase, as falls reported in the North and Britain

Irish heifer prices increase, as falls reported in the North and Britain

An increase of 6.8c/kg was seen in Irish R3 grade heifer prices at the end of the first week in...

January 18, 2017