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Articles Tagged ‘Tara McCarthy’

Bord Bia appoints new CEO

Tara McCarthy has been appointed chief executive of Bord Bia. Ms McCarthy will succeed current chief executive, Aidan Cotter, who will retire in January 2017.

Bord Bia EU beef promotion in Tokyo


Bord Bia and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) are engaging with 50 major Japanese beef buyers in Tokyo, building on last week's trade agreement between the EU and Japan.

Bord Bia launch new Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme


Bord Bia have launched the new Sustainable Beef and Lamb Assurance Scheme (SBLAS) which sets out the agreed standards for the production and certification of Irish beef and lamb. The new scheme was designed in collaboration with the sector stakeholders to meet the demands of global food buyers for verifiable proof of Ireland’s sustainability claims. The scheme is accredited to the International Standard for Product Certification ISO 17065 by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB), who approved the scheme in recent days.

Bord Bia opens new Warsaw office to drive Central European exports

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has officially opened Bord Bia's new office in Warsaw, Poland, from which it aims to drive exports of Irish food and drink to 11 Central European markets. According to Bord Bia, the value of trade to Poland has almost trebled in the past five years.

Department welcome supports for Irish vegetable growers


The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has welcomed the announcement by SuperValu that it will put financial supports in place for a number of existing vegetable growers who have been negatively impacted by the recent heatwave. The announcement was made following discussions with the Irish Farmers Association (IFA). 

Irish Government will attend China International Import Expo 2018


As part of the week-long agri-trade mission to China and Hong Kong, the Minister for Agriculture Food & Marine, Michael Creed, today (Thursday, May 17) oversaw the signing of a memorandum of understanding, committing to an Irish presence at the China International Import Expo taking place in November 2018 in Shanghai.

Middle Eastern promise


Bord Bia’s trade mission to the Middle East in February was deemed ‘a fantastic success’ by chief executive Tara McCarthy. Speaking to Matt O’Keeffe, who was also in attendance, Tara described the five-day mission as a great opportunity to discuss Bord Bia’s business development plans and the Origin Green story with other delegates during the different trade-mission engagements.

Origin Green never more important than now – Bord Bia


Bord Bia's stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Screggan focused on Origin Green, the national sustainability programme for the Irish food industry, and the framework it provides to farmers and food producers in the challenging trading environment brought about by Brexit.