The value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 13 per cent in 2017, to reach €12.6 billion for the first time. The figure increase to €13.5 billion when non-edible products such as forestry are included
The first bulk payment of annual tax-free forestry premiums for 2018 has been announced by Andrew Doyle, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry.
John O’Gorman has been elected as the new chairman of Dairygold, Ireland’s largest farmer-owned co-operative. Mr O’Gorman, who has served as vice-chairman since 2017, replaces James Lynch who served as chairman maximum three-year term.