Republic Of Ireland

Dunbia entered a joint partnership with Dawn Meats

Dunbia and Dawn Meats agree joint venture

By Matt Atherton

Meat processors Dunbia and Dawn Meats have entered into a joint venture, combining the UK operations of both organisations, it was revealed this week (May 24).

Greencore reported a 46% rise in revenue

Greencore revenue up 46.1% after food-to-go boost

By Matt Atherton

Convenience food manufacturer Greencore reported a 46.1% rise in group revenue to £1.01bn in its interim results, boosted by strong growth in its food-to-go offering, and the acquisition of US firm Peacock Foods.

The Gardai detained eight leek pickers in Dundalk

EU vegetable pickers detained at Irish border

By Matt Atherton

Eight workers were prevented from harvesting leeks in the Republic of Ireland for a Northern Ireland vegetable producer, after the Gardai Irish police detained them at a checkpoint.

Moy Park boss Janet McCollum voiced strong support for EU membership

Brexit debate

Moy Park boss backs EU membership

By Michael Stones

Poultry processor Moy Park has voiced strong support for continued EU membership, ahead of the referendum on Thursday June 23.

Chinese consumers: consider EU food safety standards to be some strictest in the world

UK food gets mixed reception from China

By Noli Dinkovski

Chinese consumers believe the UK is trailing a number of western countries in key areas such as food safety standards, the integrity of producers and the use of advanced technology in food production, according a study.

Just one of Willowbrook Fine Foods's convenience food products

Willowbrook Fine Foods creates 55 jobs

By Rod Addy

Willowbrook Fine Foods aims to create 55 jobs in a £2.3M investment representing “a significant boost” to Northern Ireland’s economy, according to its enterprise, trade and investment minister Arlene Foster.

The northern Ireland food manufacturer has won a £1.2M contract to supply bacon to the Netherlands

Bacon manufacturer wins £1.2M export deal

By Mike Stones

Meat firm Kettyle Irish Foods has won a £1.2M contract to export bacon to Albert Heijn, a leading European food retailer based in the Netherlands.

Say cheese: Global demand for dairy products is predicted to grow by 16% between 2009 and 2018, according to Dairy UK

Dairy UK says Northern Ireland exports need help

By Rick Pendrous

Northern Ireland’s (NI’s) dairy sector needs government help to support its exports – particularly as competition rises from producers south of the border, according to industry body Dairy UK.

Ireland to expand meat exports but spurns cloning

Ireland to expand meat exports but spurns cloning

By Rick Pendrous

Cloning is unlikely to form part of Ireland's armoury of technological weaponry as the country seeks to expand its meat and livestock exports over the next decade, says Padraig Brennan, a senior analyst for Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board