Potato

Potato sector and horticulture on upward trajectory – Hackett

Potato sector and horticulture on upward trajectory – Hackett

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett, is to meet with the...

April 19, 2021

Retailers urged to support potato sector and avoid food waste

Retailers urged to support potato sector and avoid food waste

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called on all retailers to recognise the work of potato farmers and to consider...

December 9, 2020

Potato prices: Demand buoyant as weather delays harvesting

Potato prices: Demand buoyant as weather delays harvesting

The busy season is underway for potato farmers, but weather is delaying progress. According to this week’s Potato Market Report...

September 10, 2020

Potato price: Colder weather in July results in ‘buoyant’ retail demand

Potato price: Colder weather in July results in ‘buoyant’ retail demand

This week’s Potato Market Report from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) showed continued demand at retail level, but mixed reviews...

July 13, 2020

Country Crest and Tesco confirm €62.5 million vegetable contract

Country Crest and Tesco confirm €62.5 million vegetable contract

Country Crest and Tesco Ireland confirmed the supply of potatoes, onions and sweet potatoes to all Tesco stores nationwide and for...

April 14, 2020

Keogh’s: Potato sales surge as consumers seek healthy choice

Keogh’s: Potato sales surge as consumers seek healthy choice

A surge in consumer demand for healthy home-cooked foods has seen a “phenomenal” uplift in fresh potato sales – with...

March 26, 2020

‘Potato price needs to rise to ensure industry’s future’

‘Potato price needs to rise to ensure industry’s future’

8,000ha of potatoes are currently grown in Ireland. This is the second lowest area planted on record and is unlikely...

February 18, 2020

Breeder of the Rooster potato and Teagasc stalwart dies

Breeder of the Rooster potato and Teagasc stalwart dies

The death has occurred of Harry Kehoe, who led the potato breeding programme at Teagasc Oak Park for over 40...

May 30, 2019

Potato prices: Drop as harvest nears completion

Potato prices: Drop as harvest nears completion

Potato prices dropped this week having remained stable over the majority of the harvest season. Prices had remained stable for...

December 3, 2018

Farming authors to read from their work at Carlow potato feast

Farming authors to read from their work at Carlow potato feast

Authors Lorna Sixsmith and Suzanna Crampton will read from their recently-published books at a harvest and feast to celebrate the...

July 28, 2018

New season spuds survive storms and snow to surface at Aldi

New season spuds survive storms and snow to surface at Aldi

€24 million worth of Irish-grown potatoes will be sold by Aldi this year, with new season Irish potatoes arriving in...

May 22, 2018

Ireland selected to host 2021 World Potato Congress

Ireland selected to host 2021 World Potato Congress

The Irish Potato Federation – with the support of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Bord Bia, Failte...

March 22, 2018

Farmers warned of potato blight outbreaks due to recent rainfall

Farmers warned of potato blight outbreaks due to recent rainfall

Farmers are being warned that potato blight is likely to become very active in the coming weeks due to recent...

August 3, 2016

Irish potato knowledge flows into African countries and transforms lives

Irish potato knowledge flows into African countries and transforms lives

This year, 2016, is such a significant year for us all in Ireland. It is the 100th anniversary of the...

January 2, 2016

‘Irish and UK potato yield to be above 5-year average’

‘Irish and UK potato yield to be above 5-year average’

The Irish and UK sugar beet and potato yield for 2015 is to be above the five-year average, according to...

October 28, 2015

Teagasc GM potato research not affected by EU national opt-outs

Teagasc GM potato research not affected by EU national opt-outs

The EU’s national opt-out measure on the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops will not impact on the potato blight...

October 7, 2015

Spud consumption may be falling but let’s not forget about them on National Potato Day

Spud consumption may be falling but let’s not forget about them on National Potato Day

Today. October 2, 2015 is National Potato Day in Ireland and we’ve got a load of potato facts to mark...

October 2, 2015

‘No carb’ diets sees potato consumption drop 39%

‘No carb’ diets sees potato consumption drop 39%

Potato consumption in Ireland has fallen by 55kg/capita per annum since the 1970s, or by 39% in 40 years, according...

September 20, 2015