Ireland

Irish dairy products showed the best export volume growth in 2018.

Irish dairy exports to the UK grow despite Brexit concerns

By Jim Cornall

Despite a year of global volatility, involving political uncertainty with Brexit, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports to the UK market reached €4.5bn ($5.1bn), an increase...

Left to right, Andrew McConkey, chairman, LacPatrick Dairies; Michael Hanley, CEO, Lakeland Dairies and Alo Duffy, chairman, Lakeland Dairies.

Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies to merge

By Jim Cornall

Irish cooperatives Lakeland Dairies and LacPatrick Dairies have reached agreement to merge following the unanimous approval of the boards of both cooperative societies who are recommending the proposed merger to their respective shareholders.

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Methods to verify Irish cheese investigated

By Joseph James Whitworth

Analytical methods and models to ensure cheese labelled as from Ireland actually was and protect against potential fraud have been investigated as part of a study.

Ireland pins ME growth plans on dairy demand

By Eliot Beer

Ireland is aiming to nearly double its food exports to the Middle East, with a target of more than US$560m by 2020, and is counting on its newly quota-free dairy industry to do it.