Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese feature on RTE 1’s Nationwide PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 1st April 2011 (Source: IEA)

Watch out for Helen Finnegan and her team at Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese, who are featured on RTE 1’s Nationwide on Friday, 1st April 2011 at 7.00pm.

Cooley in US Gold Rush - Irish Distillery Collects 12 Gold Medals at San Francisco World Spirits Competition PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 30th March 2011 (Source: Cooley Distillery Press Release)

This week Cooley Distillery, Ireland’s only independent whiskey distillery, continued its phenomenal strike rate on the international circuit by claiming 12 gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

‘New Positivity around Irish Agriculture and Food, Sector has Major Role to play in Driving Economic Recovery’ - Coveney PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 25th March 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Press Office)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today spoke of his delight at being appointed Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, given his ‘strong background and in interest in agriculture’. The Minister welcomed the ‘new positivity around agriculture and food and the increasing realisation about the role the sector can play in driving economic recovery’.

President McAleese launches Bord Bia Food Initiative in Spain PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 (Source: Bord Bia Press Office)

President of Ireland Mary McAleese today (Tues 22nd) launched a new Bord Bia initiative in Spain designed to boost the image and reputation of Irish food in the Spanish market.

Tesco Deal for Irish Firm Kooky Dough Creates Ten New Jobs PDF Print E-mail

Monday, March 21, 2011 (Source: Q4 Public Relations)

Kooky Dough, a Dublin firm that produces a range of cookie dough mixes for home baking and which last night featured on Dragon’s Den, has agreed a €550,000 deal to create two new Tesco own-brand lines for the supermarket’s stores in the UK and Ireland, it has been announced.

Breaking into UK Retail and Wholesale Conference PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 16th March 2011 (Source: IEA)

Oakland International will be running the second in their series of conferences on the subject of Breaking into UK Retail and Wholesale, next Thursday 24th March in the Clarion Hotel in Cork.

Minister Coveney Attends his First EU Council of Agriculture Ministers PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 16th March 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

Simon Coveney, Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine will attend his first meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers in Brussels tomorrow, St Patrick’s Day.

New Economic Advisor Appointed to Irish Exporters Association PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 16th March 2011 (Source IEA)

The Irish Exporters Association, the all island body representing export industry for the past 60 years, today announced the appointment of Philip Halpin, as Economic Advisor to the Association.

Irish Exporters Pavilion at IFE London Food Exhibition gives Food Producers a Real Lift PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 15th March 2011 (Source: IEA)

Food and Drink Export Ireland, a division of the Irish Exporters Association (IEA), brought 10 Irish food producers to exhibit at IFE, in the ExCeL exhibition centre, in London, which is running from Sunday 13th until Wednesday 16th March 2011.

Minister Coveney Highlights Importance of Marine Sector - ''Our Seas are among the Country's Greatest Natural Resources''. PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 14th March 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office).

The Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney TD has highlighted the importance of the marine sector and the contribution which it makes to the Irish economy.

IEA Summary of Export Support Measures Committed to in New Government Programme PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 9th March 2011 (Source: IEA)

As the new Government formally takes up office today, the IEA wish to give you a brief summary of the important measures to support the Export Industry that the Government have committed to in the Programme for Government.

Channel Clusters Participants Receive Media Exposure PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 9th March 2011 (Source: IEA)

The IEA's Channel Clusters Programme participants Helen Finnegan of Knockdrinna Farmhouse Cheese, Don Walshe of Dromoland Game and Janet Drew of Janet's Country Fayre have been prominently featured in national media articles in recent weeks.

Speaker from Bord Bia's Paris Office confirmed for May's Council Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 9th March 2011 (Source: IEA)

Noreen Lanigan from Bord Bia's Office in Paris is confirmed to speak at the IEA Quarterly Council meeting in Teagasc Ashtown, Dublin 15 on Wednesday May 11th.

BWG Channel Cluster Focusses on Branding PDF Print E-mail

Tuesday, 1st March 2011 (Source IEA)

The BWG cluster is part of the IEA's Channel Clusters Programme*.  The cluster has focussed on the development of new brands and packaging. As part of this process, product positioning has also been clearly defined for each brand.

Minister Smith Supports Practical and Appropriate Measuresto Tackle the Wasteful Practice of Discarding Fish at Sea PDF Print E-mail

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

Mr Brendan Smith, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, today outlined Ireland’s proposals for dealing with the complex issue of fish discarding at a joint meeting of European Fisheries Ministers and the European Parliament organised by Commissioner Maria Damanaki, the EU Commissioner for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs. The meeting which was held in Brussels forms part of the ongoing consultation process for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).

Smith Announces New Agri-Research Advisory Group PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 23rd February 2011 (Source: The department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

“Another Key Step in Implementing Food Harvest 2020”

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith, today confirmed the implementation of another key recommendation of the Food Harvest 2020 Strategy – the establishment of the Agri-Research Expert Advisory (AREA) Group - which will be responsible for developing a Strategic Research Agenda for Agriculture Research.

Mercosur Demands “Simply Not Acceptable” – Smith PDF Print E-mail

Monday, 21st February 2011 (Source: The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Press Office)

Importance of the Irish beef industry “cannot be underestimated”

The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith, has described the beef quotas sought by the Mercosur countries as “simply not acceptable.”

Craft Butchers Meeting To Discuss Progress with Channel Clusters Takes Place PDF Print E-mail

Friday, 18th February 2011 (Source: IEA)

The Meet the Buyer Day for the Craft Butchers Cluster took place on Wednesday 16th February in Citywest Hotel in Saggart, Co Dublin.

First Ireland Spirits Gives Presentation at February Council Meeting PDF Print E-mail

Wednesday, 16th February 2011 (Source: IEA) 

Seán Hanifin of First Ireland Spirits gave the IEA Council an overview of the Co Laois based drinks firm, First Ireland Spirits, and the challenges and opportunities facing their business.

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