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Ireland exports more to Israel since October 7 attacks

The Irish State has issued 14 individual licenses for the export of goods which are capable of being used for military applications to Israel since the Ham...
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Posted on May 30, 2024

Irish exports bolstered by Beef sales to the UK

Exports from Ireland in 2023 were supported by strong export sales of beef to the UK. Irish food, drink and horticulture exports reached a value of £14...
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Posted on January 19, 2024

Irish beef exports to China this year

Latest figure indicate that the volume and the value of Irish beef exports to China, with data available up to the end of August of this year, are increasi...
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Posted on November 10, 2023

Record Exports to Ireland despite post Brexit trade difficulties

UK exports of goods to Ireland have posted consecutive monthly records in June and July of 2022, despite complaints about post BRexit barriers to trade. ...
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Posted on October 17, 2022

Irish drinks exports to US

Drinks exports from Ireland to the US were valued at around €619 million in 2021; to commemorate the 4th of July, the drinks industry in Ireland is highl...
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Posted on July 11, 2022

Japanese imports car thefts

Car theft in Ireland is at a seven year high;thieves are particularly targeting specific types of Japanese car imports. Certain specific makes and model...
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Posted on June 23, 2022

Ireland plans €100m food exports to Saudi Arabia

Ireland aims to export more than €100 million to Saudi Arabia by 2025 within a wider plan to raise food and drinks shipments to the Middle East. The p...
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Posted on February 11, 2022

Irish Food, drink, horticulture exports remain stable

Exports of food, drink and horticulture from Ireland to the UK have remained constant in value at €4.4 billion, compared with 2020. Ireland exports ab...
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Posted on January 24, 2022

Falling EU imports to UK

Food and drink imports have been badly affected since 2019, with sales from the EU down nearly 11% in the nine months to September compared with pre-Covid ...
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Posted on December 30, 2021

John Whelan: Ireland may be losing its grip on selling food into China

The economy of China grew rapidly in the first quarter of this year, as the huge economy recovered from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This provide...
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Posted on April 25, 2021

Irish beer exports fell by 17% last year

A report on the drinks industry has found that the value of beer exports declined by 17% in 2020. The Irish Beer Market Report 2020, compiled on behalf o...
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Posted on April 8, 2021

Non Brexit cause of grief for Irish agri-food sector

The Irish Government has refused to grant compensation for the increased costs of animal feed imports such as beet pulp and cane molasses from the USA. ...
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Posted on February 13, 2021

Irish exports increase

Irish goods exports hit a record €160.8 billion in value, mainly because of a surge in exports of medical and pharmaceutical products. The value of ph...
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Posted on February 11, 2021

New shipping routes Ireland-EU

Rosslare port in Ireland has experienced a 446% increase in freight moving directly to the Continent, in spite of road routes via the GB landbridge being ...
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Posted on February 7, 2021

Irish freight figures show increased short-sea shipping

Freight flows between the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Great Britain are about 50% of normal levels a month after the UK’s exit from the EU. There ha...
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Posted on February 6, 2021

China imports less Irish infant formula

Exports from Ireland to China of infant milk formula fell last year during the Covid-19 pandemic, halting growth over many years of an industry which provi...
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Posted on February 1, 2021

Sheep meat imports fall in November

Import volumes of sheep meat into the UK fell by 9% in November. This was the lowest import for November on records back to 1997. The drop was caused in...
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Posted on January 24, 2021

Irish brown crab exports to China affected by testing

Ireland’s crab export trade with China has reduced because of cadmium testing now demanded by Chinese authorities. The extra time involved in testing ...
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Posted on September 24, 2020

‘Inferior’ maize imports to Ireland must stop

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has stated that the amount of imports – referring mainly to maize – being used by some feed merchants in Ireland...
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Posted on May 13, 2020

Shipping Line to furlough 600 employees

A shipping line which covers 20 European routes is to furlough 600 employees with 150 redundancies across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Since the c...
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Posted on April 11, 2020

Irish whiskey export fears

In October it was announced that a selection of agricultural products including Irish butter, cheese and pork were to be subjected to US import tariffs, in...
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Posted on December 10, 2019

Coal imports targeted by Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion Ireland is protesting against coal and fast fashion imports during their week-long protests as the in Dublin's Merrion Square. The ...
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Posted on October 12, 2019

Top 5 exporters account for a quarter of exports

A new report from the Central Statistical Office show that the country's five biggest exporters accounted for 26% of all exports in 2017. The biggest expor...
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Posted on May 23, 2019

Irish grain imports at record record level

Farming groups in Ireland are asking the Department of Agriculture to explain why ship loads of grain are being imported while farmers have grain supplies ...
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Posted on March 28, 2019

Freight Transport Group want Brexit contingency plans

Freight Transport Association Ireland is asking the government to advance and clearly communicate contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. Speaking on th...
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Posted on March 9, 2019

Pig meat exports from perform strongly

During November 2018, UK exports of fresh/frozen pork recorded year-on-year growth (+5%) once again. Exports to China have continued the trend of the pa...
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Posted on January 30, 2019

Irish Food retailers cautiously optimistic about Brexit

The Irish food association has warned that there is still a “disturbingly high level” of imports dominating food produce and consumer dependence on imp...
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Posted on January 4, 2019

Exports from North to Republic rise by £540m to £3.9bn

Export sales from businesses in Northern Ireland to customers in the Republic increased by £540 million last year to £3.9 billion. While exports to th...
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Posted on December 20, 2018

China important market for Ireland exports

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, recently explained the progress made in developing an export market for Irish beef in China. ...
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Posted on December 17, 2018

Ireland chooses used car imports while sterling is weak

Consumers in the Republic of Ireland continue to take advantage of the weakness in sterling, by importing used cars from the UK. The number of imported ve...
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Posted on September 19, 2018

Secondhand car imports to Ireland increase

New figures from the Central Statistics Office of Ireland show that 8,671 used cars were imported into the country in April, compared with 7,272 for the sa...
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Posted on May 19, 2018

Exports from Ireland record high

The Central Statistical Office in Ireland issued statistics showing that Irish exports hit a record high in 2017, rising 2 per cent to reach €122 billion...
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Posted on February 23, 2018

Record increase for UK food and drink exports

UK FOOD exports have achieved a new high, with the figures for the first quarter of 2017 up 8.3% on 2016, hitting a record-breaking £4.9 billion. This...
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Posted on June 20, 2017

Decline in food exports from Ireland

Export growth from Ireland to the UK fell sharply from 12% in 2015 to just 2% last year. Total exports to the UK, which account for 35% of net Irish i...
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Posted on May 18, 2017

Co-op Group chops fresh meat imports

The Co-op Group is the first retailer to switch all of its own-brand fresh meat to British suppliers, and not rely on any imports. From 2 May, the Group w...
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Posted on May 5, 2017

Irish exports to Britain rebound

Ireland’s trade surplus fell by 9 per cent to €4.7 billion in February, after a record-high €5.74 billion a month earlier as imports jumped 16 per ce...
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Posted on April 30, 2017

Exports boost for manufacturing in Ireland

There was a marked rise in new export business during March, according to the latest Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for the sector. An economist with ...
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Posted on April 9, 2017

Car imports “dramatically” increased since Brexit vote

There has been a 60% increase in the amount of car imports into Ireland since the UK voted to leave the EU in June, year-on-year. A currency exchange sp...
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Posted on August 17, 2016

Irish exports holding up despite Brexit nerves

A €254m jump in the value of goods exports helped drive a near 22% surge in Ireland’s trade surplus in April; according to the latest seasonally adjust...
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Posted on June 23, 2016

Brexit ‘already impacting Irish exports’

Ireland exported nearly €14billion of goods in 2015 and over €20bn of trade in services in 2014 to the United Kingdom. Most Irish companies aiming t...
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Posted on June 1, 2016

Imports from UK to surge in the next 10 years

The value of imports into Ireland from the UK will grow by 66% in the next 10 years, adding a further €26bn to the overall level of imports which current...
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Posted on April 29, 2016

Irish State’s export trade fell by €624 million in January

The value of the Republic’s export trade fell by €624 million in January, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office; prelimina...
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Posted on March 24, 2016

Chemical imports into Ireland decrease

Seasonally adjusted goods imports decreased by €1.7bn, to €4.6bn, leading to an increase of €1.1bn, in the seasonally adjusted trade surplus to almos...
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Posted on March 23, 2016

Drinks sector could double exports for Ireland

Ireland’s drink industry could grow exports to more than €2 billion over the next 15 years and create an additional 13,000 jobs across the country, acc...
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Posted on November 22, 2015

Irish Exports fall

Exports have fallen to their lowest level since March, official figures published in September showed, raising the first question about whether a remarkabl...
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Posted on October 1, 2015

Food and Drink Exports from Ireland on increase

Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, which is a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Ir...
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Posted on February 4, 2015

Exports from Ireland down by 7 % in November

Exports from Irelandfell sharply in November, while imports rose by 2 per cent:this was mainly due to a 57 per cent increase in the number of vehicles comi...
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Posted on January 21, 2015

US to resume beef imports from Ireland

The United States will permit imports of beef from Ireland, the first European Union country allowed to resume exports to the USA since the mad cow disease...
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Posted on January 5, 2015

Exports from Ireland soar

EXPORTS from Ireland soared in May as technology and pharmaceutical companies boosted sales overseas. The trade surplus hit the highest level in more tha...
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Posted on July 20, 2014

Irish beef imports affect prices in Wales

There has been an increase in Irish beef being imports to the UK, which reports say are undercutting Welsh beef at 310p/kg, compared to 352p/kg for Welsh s...
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Posted on May 19, 2014
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