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£16.3 million investment in Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre in Belfast

    £16.3 million investment in Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre in Belfast

Invest Northern Ireland and the Department for the Economy have announced a £16.3 million investment in a new state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence Collaboration Centre (AICC), to be based at Ulster University

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Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

    Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

Lidl Ireland has announced that more than €1.6 billion worth of goods and services was procured from Irish suppliers and business partners by the retailer in 2023. A total of

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Nephin Energy fuels Green Gas Revolution from County Tipperary

    Nephin Energy fuels Green Gas Revolution from County Tipperary

Nephin Energy has announced the creation of its new business Nephin Renewable Gas (NRG). NRG is a newly established renewable energy company and has set up its operational headquarters in

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Tirlán announces CEO transition

    Tirlán announces CEO transition

The Board of Tirlán Co-operative Society Limited, the Irish agri-food business, has announced that after leading the organisation through its recent transformation and a highly successful 40-year career, Jim Bergin (pictured

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Irish food and drink exports exceed €16 billion for second consecutive year

    Irish food and drink exports exceed €16 billion for second consecutive year

The value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports were almost €16.3 billion in 2023, according to Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2023/24. Exports were impacted by inflation

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Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

    Origin Green Gold Membership 2023 Recognises Sustainability Excellence in Irish Food and Drink Sector

Bord Bia has acknowledged the sustainability performance of 97 Irish food and drink companies that have attained Origin Green Gold Membership in 2023. Gold Membership is given to companies, which

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Record €19 billion in Irish agri-food exports

    Record €19 billion in Irish agri-food exports

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine has published its Annual Review and Outlook for 2023, which underlines the critical importance of the agriculture, food and marine sectors to

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Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the growing malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland

    Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the growing malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland

Ireland’s South-East is Ireland’s principal area for the production of grain for the drinks sector, is also home to a national cluster of breweries, distilleries and malt houses as well

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Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

    Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), the Ibec association representing the sector, has unveiled a new comprehensive report that highlights the substantial economic contribution, global market potential, and commitment to sustainable practices

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Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

    Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

Ornua, the owner of Kerrygold, has unveiled a new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park, its flagship butter production facility in Mitchelstown, County Cork, and global home of Ireland’s most

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£41 million to enhance UK research and innovation clusters

    £41 million to enhance UK research and innovation clusters

From net zero buildings to agri-tech and semiconductors to photonics, 10 new projects will boost UK economic growth and address regional needs. The projects will combine some of the country’s

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Bakkavor makes progress on its carbon, food waste and sustainable sourcing targets

    Bakkavor makes progress on its carbon, food waste and sustainable sourcing targets

Bakkavor, the UK’s leading producer of fresh prepared food, is making progress on its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and food waste, as well as defining a roadmap to ensure

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€32 million State investment in Irish Agri-Food sector

    €32 million State investment in Irish Agri-Food sector

The Irish Government has announced a new investment of €32 million in the agri-food sector. The public investment will ensure the delivery of 12 important capital projects in primary food

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Growing the food sector: UK-Canada partnership to yield greater innovation

    Growing the food sector: UK-Canada partnership to yield greater innovation

Innovate UK, the UK’s national innovation agency, has announced a new bilateral partnership with Protein Industries Canada (PIC), looking to develop greater connections between the food sectors in both countries

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Musgrave announces new deal with Ballymaguire Foods worth €170 million

    Musgrave announces new deal with Ballymaguire Foods worth €170 million

Musgrave, Ireland’s leading food retail, wholesale and foodservice company, has announced a new multi-million euro deal with Lusk-based ready meal producer Ballymaguire Foods, valued at €170 million. The new contract

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Boyne Valley Food Hub opens for business

    Boyne Valley Food Hub opens for business

A flagship food development project in the heart of one of Ireland’s richest farmland areas has been unveiled this week with the official launch of the Boyne Valley Food Hub

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Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland launch Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish food and drink industry

    Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland launch Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish food and drink industry

Bord Bia and Skillnet Ireland have launched the Origin Green Academy to develop sustainability skills and talent for the Irish food and drink industry. Bord Bia has partnered with the

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Glanbia completes sale of mozzarella joint ventures to partner Leprino Foods

    Glanbia completes sale of mozzarella joint ventures to partner Leprino Foods

Glanbia plc, the better nutrition company, has completed the sale of its shareholdings in Glanbia Cheese, a leading mozzarella maker in Europe comprising Glanbia Cheese EU Limited and Glanbia Cheese

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Ornua delivers record turnover of €3.4 billion as Kerrygold celebrates 60 years of global success

    Ornua delivers record turnover of €3.4 billion as Kerrygold celebrates 60 years of global success

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has published its operating and financial results for the 12 months ending 31 December 2022 with group turnover rising by 36.7% to

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New UKRI funding aims to enhance UK sustainable biomanufacturing

    New UKRI funding aims to enhance UK sustainable biomanufacturing

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) partners have announced new feasibility awards to develop and improve sustainable biomanufacturing in the UK. The joint investment by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research

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Vaccine and food manufacturing hubs will save lives and cut carbon

    Vaccine and food manufacturing hubs will save lives and cut carbon

Two initiatives backed by an investment of £24 million will help the UK lead the world in preparedness for pandemics and epidemics, and in delivering secure food supplies. Co-led by

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Tirlán opens new HQ and collaboration hub in Kilkenny City

    Tirlán opens new HQ and collaboration hub in Kilkenny City

Tirlán, the Irish food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands, has officially opened its new headquarters and collaborative hub at Abbey

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Abbey Machinery announces new factory expansion

    Abbey Machinery announces new factory expansion

Abbey Machinery, which is one of Ireland’s largest and most respected manufacturers of agricultural equipment, has announced the successful expansion of its factory by an additional 10,000 square feet at

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ALDI expands Irish supplier network, adding 15 new Irish suppliers and investing €1.1 billion with Irish food and drink companies in 2022

    ALDI expands Irish supplier network, adding 15 new Irish suppliers and investing €1.1 billion with Irish food and drink companies in 2022

In 2022, ALDI sourced €1.1 billion of locally produced food and drink from Irish suppliers. In total, ALDI partnered with over 330

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Enva commences construction of world first fertiliser manufacturing facility

    Enva commences construction of world first fertiliser manufacturing facility

Leading recycling and resource recovery specialist, Enva, has commenced construction of a new facility that will manufacture agricultural fertiliser pellets

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Mettler-Toledo to Host a Live Webinar on Glass in Glass X- ray Inspection

    Mettler-Toledo to Host a Live Webinar on Glass in Glass X-  ray Inspection

Live event scheduled 9th March 2023 will discuss the damaging nature of glass-in-glass contamination for food manufacturers and how x-ray

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Lidl to invest £4 billion in British food businesses in 2023

    Lidl to invest £4 billion in British food businesses in 2023

Lidl GB has announced plans to invest £4 billion in British food businesses in FY23, as the supermarket cements its

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Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

    Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

Dawn Meats has announced a substantial new plan which will see the Irish meat processor target Net Zero operational emissions

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Enva expands farm plastics recycling business in Ireland

    Enva expands farm plastics recycling business in Ireland

Enva, one of the UK and Ireland’s leading recycling and resource management companies. has completed the acquisition of Ireland’s largest

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UK Food and Beverage Sector M&As drop by 29%

    UK Food and Beverage Sector M&As drop by 29%

The latest UK Food and Beverage Sector M&A report from corporate finance house, Oghma Partners, shows that UK Food and

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Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

    Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited and Glanbia Ireland, a world-class food and nutrition business, will in future be known as Tirlán,

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Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

    Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

The Irish Government has launched the second call for applications under its €100 million Scheme for the agri-food sector. The

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Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

    Research network to help UK agri-food industry reach net zero

A novel network of researchers is set to help the UK’s agri-food industry move one step closer to net zero.

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UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

    UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

The UK’s leading dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has warned that a chronic shortage of suitably-qualified farm workers is already reducing

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

    Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of

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Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

    Small Robot Company launches robot services to 50 farms

Small Robot Company (SRC), a British agritech start-up for sustainable farming, has launched its commercial Per Plant Farming robot services.

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Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

    Teagasc Researcher Diarmuid Sheehan receives International Dairy Foods Association Research award

Diarmuid Sheehan, from the Teagasc Food Research programme, has been announced as the 2022 recipient of the International Dairy Foods

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Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

    Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

Britain’s largest dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, is planning long-term investments in its UK supply chain, key sales channels and market

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Bord Bia CEO to step down

    Bord Bia CEO to step down

Bord Bia, the Irish Government agency responsible for the promotion of the food, drink, and horticulture industry globally, has announced

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Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

    Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

Guinness is undertaking one of the most ambitious regenerative agriculture pilots to take place on the island of Ireland. Regenerative

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Green light for new €140 million continental cheese facility in Ireland

    Green light for new €140 million continental cheese facility in Ireland

Glanbia Ireland, Ireland’s largest dairy processor, has welcomed the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court to uphold An Bord Pleanála’s

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Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

    Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

The Irish Government has announced that 22 projects in the meat and dairy sectors across the country will receive funding to

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Glanbia plc to sell its 40% holding in Glanbia Ireland to Glanbia Co-op for €307 million

    Glanbia plc to sell its 40% holding in Glanbia Ireland to Glanbia Co-op for €307 million

Glanbia plc  and Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding for the sale of the PLC’s

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Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

    Six Key Opportunities in Controlled Environment Agriculture

The global market size for controlled environment agriculture (CEA) is set to reach a market value of $100 billion by

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British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

    British companies lead the way with new vertical farm in Bermondsey

Vertical Future, a high-growth technology company specialising in controlled-environment-agriculture (CEA), is implementing its ‘Container Lab’ solutions across urban farming business,

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The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Food and Agriculture in the Next Decade

    The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Food and Agriculture in the Next Decade

It is harder than ever before to be a food or agriculture company. Smaller competitors are using digital tools, novel

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Sedamyl provides boost to Yorkshire economy and signals growth ambitions with £80 million expansion of Selby plant

    Sedamyl provides boost to Yorkshire economy and signals growth ambitions with £80 million expansion of Selby plant

Italian-owned agribusiness Sedamyl has announced major plans to expand its Yorkshire plant which will see it double production, create additional

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First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

    First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has opened the first call for applications under its €100m Scheme for the Agri-food sector. The Scheme

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Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

    Irish Food and drink 2020 exports steadied to 2% decline in period of record economic disruption

New figures released in the annual Bord Bia Export Performance and Prospects report 2020/2021 show that the value of exports of Irish

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

    €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s

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Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

    Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, and Reliance Automation have joined forces to support Irish food businesses

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Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

    Meade Potato Company enters the potato starch market with innovative extraction plant in Ireland

Irish potato grower and packer Meade Potato Company has entered the starch commodity market by extracting starch from surplus potatoes

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Abbey Logistics adds 11 latest generation vehicles to British Sugar Fleet

    Abbey Logistics adds 11 latest generation vehicles to British Sugar Fleet

Abbey Logistics has taken delivery of 11 new latest generation trucks that will go into Abbey’s core British Sugar fleet,

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Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US

    Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US
Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched the first consumer promotion of Irish beef in the USA to date, giving
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Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

    Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica
Keelings, the Irish-owned family business, has acquired Las Brisas, a pineapple farm located in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed
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Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

    Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020
Irish chicken producer Manor Farm, has won the IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020. Manor
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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

    European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the

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New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

    New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology
A new €10 million investment in Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL) has been officially opened in Fermoy, County Cork. The €10
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