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Critical role of water in pig production

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Jamie Robertson is director of Livestock Management Systems Ltd in the UK, and an honorary research fellow at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh Royal School of Veterinary Studies. In a recent address to the Irish Pig Health Society, Jamie outlined the critical role of water in pig production

Rural Ireland’s drinks businesses grow

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Pictured at the launch of The Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Drinks Industry report are: Patricia Callan, member of DIGI and director of ABFI; Tony Foley, DCU economist; Kathryn D’Arcy, member of DIGI and director of Corporate Affairs at Heineken Ireland; Donall O’Keeffe, secretary of DIGI and CEO of the Licensed Vintners Association; and, Max Hayes, commercial director of Dublin Liberties Distillery.

A new report by Dublin City University (UCD) economist, Tony Foley, shows how high levels of innovation and entrepreneurship in all sectors of the Irish drinks industry are supporting and creating jobs – generating balanced regional development, with 90 per cent of breweries located outside Dublin.