Labour shortages are continuing to impact the agri-food sector, says ifac

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding Tipperary employers of the criteria for employment permits.   As many as two in every three business owners in the agri-food sector find it difficult to hire employees according to ifac’s 2022 Food & Agribusiness Report. Lack of available skills, low interest in roles, high salary […]

Seven Industrial Sites Named On EPA’s Latest National Priortity Sites List For Enforcement

Seven industrial sites are currently on the EPA National Priority Sites List for Enforcement. Four of the sites are in the agri-food sector. The seven sites represent less than 1% of industrial sites licensed by the EPA yet account for 26% of complaints and 13% of open compliance investigation files. Five sites have come off the previous National […]

Agri Aware Appeals For Support For Irish Farmers This Christmas

89% of the public believe that Irish farmers provide quality, safe, traceable food at an affordable price for Irish consumers       90% of the public think legislation should be introduced to ensure that farmers receive a fair price from supermarkets for their food   95% of consumers believe Irish farmers play a key role in […]

Borrisoleigh’s St. Joseph’s College Students Get Better Understanding Of Artisan Foods

In their Home Economics class our Transition Year students have completed a programme developed by the Taste Council in collaboration with Bord Bia called “The Future is Food: Engaging Young Food Entrepreneurs”. The aim of this programme is to introduce students to the food industry in Ireland and to give them a better understanding of […]

IFA Warns that Damage to the Irish Drinks Industry Will Have Negative Impact on Wider Agri-Food Sector

IFA President John Bryan has warned against damaging the Irish drinks industry, and its ability to increase exports and economic activity.  He said, “Premium brands such as Guinness, Baileys and Jameson – all of which have built a global reputation based on sourcing quality raw material from Irish farming and the use of sponsorship and […]

Hogan Addresses IFA Conference on Growing the Agri-Food Sector

Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D.,Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government today (16, January, 2013) addressed the  IFA conference – Growing the Agri-Food Sector sustainably. The purpose of the conference  is to facilitate debate and an exchange of views regarding the development of climate policy, as it relates to the agri-food sector.   At the conference […]