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IEA Stand at IFE Exhibition to Host 8 Food Companies PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday 15th February 2011 (Source: IEA)

The IEA will be taking 8 companies to the IFE exhibition in the ExCel in London from March 13th to 16th 2011.  These companies are participating on the IEA's Channel Clusters Programme*.

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Dublin Food Chain Launched by Lord Mayor PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 11th February 2011 (Source: IEA)

The IEA launched “The Dublin Food Chain” today in AIB Bankcentre, Ballsbridge. The event was officially launched by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen, and was a tremendous success.

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Successful Irish Food Brand About to Launch in UK Market PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, February 15th 2011 (Source: Press Release: Dee’s Wholefoods): 

Health-conscious consumers in the UK will be pleased to learn that an award-winning range of Irish wholefood burgers will soon be available in their local food halls and health food stores.

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Ireland Best in EU for Carbon Footprint of Milk, Pork and Poultry Meat PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

The carbon footprint of Irish food products have been rated as amongst the best in the EU according to a major study just published by the Joint Research Centre of the EU Commission.

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Craft Butchers Meet the Buyer Day to take place on Wednesday February 16th PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 11th February 2011 (Source: IEA)

The Craft Butchers Meet The Buyer Day will take place next Wednesday morning, February 16th in Citywest Hotel in Saggart, Co Dublin. The cluster leader is Sheila Gallogly of Márla.ie. The Channel Partner is Scobies and Junior and they will act as a strategic partner as well as a distributor.

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2020 Road Map for Dairy Expansion Published PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 8th February 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

55 Actions to Achieve 50% Increase in Milk Production

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith, today announced the establishment of an action focussed group to implement the recommendations of the Food Harvest 2020 Report in relation to beef. This report targets an increase of 20% in the value of beef output by 2020.

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Beef 2020 Activation Group Announced PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 7th February 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Mr Brendan Smith, today announced the establishment of an action focussed group to implement the recommendations of the Food Harvest 2020 Report in relation to beef. This report targets an increase of 20% in the value of beef output by 2020.

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Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Leadership 4 Growth’ Programme Launched PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 1st February 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Leadership 4 Growth’ Programme, which is funded by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, was launched at the Irish Management Institute in Dublin today.

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Minister Smith Welcomes Decision To Approve A New Scheme For Aid To Private Storage For The Pigmeat Sector PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 31st January 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, welcomed the decision at the EU Cereals Management Committee meeting to approve a new scheme for Aid to Private Storage for the Pigmeat Sector. This scheme is being implemented in response to the Minister’s call at this week’s Agriculture Council meeting for assistance to the sector which has been badly hit by the increase in feed prices.

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Survey Shows Irish Food Firms are Tasting Success at Home and Abroad PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 26th Janaury 2011 (Source: Joe Dermody, The Irish Examiner)

Networking has helped lift small Irish food businesses to sales growth of 7%, while also developing overseas markets, according to a survey by Bord Bia.

Read more: The Irish Examiner

 
Minister Smith Cautions About “Very Real Possibility of Milk Super Levy” PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 26th January 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, today cautioned milk producers about the “very real possibility of a milk super levy being incurred at the end of the 2010/2011 milk quota year in March.”

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Leading Economist to Share his Thoughts at next Food and Drink Council Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 (Source: IEA)

The well known economist, Dr Constantin Gurdgiev, is confirmed to speak at the next IEA Food and Drink Council meeting on Wednesday February 9th 2011.

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IEA To Bring 8 Food Companies to IFE PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 (Source: IEA)

The IEA will be bringing 8 food companies to the IFE in London in March. These companies are all participants on the Channel Clusters Programme*.

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Sales of Irish Whiskey Forecast to Outsell Rivals in Overseas Markets PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 (Source: Joe Dermody, The Irish Examiner)

Sales of Irish whiskey are expected to grow faster than any of its competitors in overseas spirits markets, according to projections by global vintners body International Wine & Spirit Record.

Read more: The Irish Examiner

 
Speculation Mounts of Revised Greencore Offer to Northern Foods PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 25th January 2011 (Source: Suzanne Lynch The Irish Times)

Greencore is to press ahead with its scheduled agm next Monday as speculation mounts as to whether the Irish food company will submit a revised offer to Northern Foods.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
Minister Smith Welcomes EU Commission Initiative To Address Problems in the Pigmeat Sector PDF Print E-mail

Monday, January 24th 2011 (Source: Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, today welcomed the decision of the EU Commission to take urgent action to address the current pigmeat market situation.

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Cocoa Price Soars as New Ivory Coast Leader Suspends Exports PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 24th January 2011 (Source: Graeme Wearden, The Guardian)

By temporarily halting exports, new leader Alassane Ouattara hopes to starve incumbent Laurent Gbagbo of the financial muscle to keep clinging to power.

Read more: The Guardian

 
Pressure on Greencore as Northern Foods Supports €401m Bid by Rival PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 24th January 2011 (Source: Conor Keane, The Irish Examiner)

Management at Greencore will be under severe pressure to resuscitate the company’s bid to take over Northern Foods after a last-minute £342 million (€401.7m) bid eclipsed the Irish company’s offer at the weekend.

Read more: The Irish Examiner

 
Sarkozy Backs Curbs for Commodity Prices PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 24th January 2011 (Source: The Irish Times)

French president Nicolas Sarkozy called in a speech laying out his G20 agenda today for new rules to curb commodity price volatility, warning that the world risks food riots and weaker growth if leaders fail to act.

Read more: The Irish Times

 
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