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Irish artisan food start-ups get €1m in sales at UK Food and Drink Expo

Irish Examiner - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
Mayor of County Cork, Cllr John Paul O'Shea, met with Northern Ireland Food representatives to discuss cross-border synergies and potential joint programme initiatives.

Forkful's speedy suppers: Pink grapefruit and feta salad

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The weather is most certainly calling for salads for supper. The summer seems to be creeping back into our collective consciousness, thanks to a sunny spell last week.
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Disposable income in Northern Ireland hits £100 mark but gap with UK widening

Belfast Telegraph - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Fuel prices have dropped by 9.2% and electricity and gas by 3.7%, and there has also been a decrease in food and drink prices of 2.7%.

UK's first degree level apprenticeship in Food Science and Technology

New Food - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
A Food Science and Technology Steering Group, led by the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD) has unveiled the Standard for the UK's first degree level apprenticeship in Food Science and Technology. ... Food Group, and comprising employers ...

How the Irish gave up on their pressure cookers: 25 years of CPI

Irish Times - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Yes the CPI can tell us about far more than just price movements; it's also an insight into how Irish families have changed their eating habits, their houses and how they entertain themselves. After all, it's not static. The index measures the price of ...
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Brexit: A young Irish woman's view

Irish Times - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
According to the independent policy think-tank Open Europe, a British exit from the UK would decrease Ireland's GDP by 3.1 per cent in 2030, not to mention the fact that over 40 per cent of Irish food and drink exports are shipped across the Irish Sea ...
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KFC in the UK probes faeces found in drink's ice

South China Morning Post - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
KFC in the UK probes faeces found in drink's ice ... Fast-food chain KFC has launched an investigation into one if its U.K. restaurants after a researcher working for the BBC was served ice that contained bacteria from faeces. ... or above, having just ...

1000 Holland & Barrett franchise stores to open in India - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
The deal comes as part of Holland & Barrett's plans for major international expansion to make its global franchises bigger than its UK and Ireland core where the business began and over 700 stores are currently located. The Indian stores build on from ...

Tesco 'on better terms with suppliers'

Belfast Telegraph - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
But Ms Tacon said she had no information on whether relationships were any different for Tesco suppliers in Northern Ireland. The seminar was supported by the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (Nifda). And Ms Tacon said the conduct of Tesco ...
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Game of Thrones Northern Ireland tour is an epic trip

Daily Post North Wales - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
Luckily for them, the region is full of superb hotels, restaurants and pubs, and is really marking out a place for itself on the food and drink map. The Bushmills Inn, in the small village of Bushmills, is a beautiful, four-star hotel. From the main ...

YO! Sushi set to return to Newcastle as new city centre restaurant opens next month

ChronicleLive - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Founded in 1997, YO! Sushi was the first restaurant to bring the concept of a Japanese 'kaiten' sushi bar that delivered food via a conveyor belt to the UK. It has grown to a 92 strong group of restaurants worldwide, including 74 in the UK, two in ...

Travel Agenda: where to go and what to know in travel this week

The Independent - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Icelandair and Wow Air will go head to head on the Reykjavik-Montreal route next month, when both launch new direct services, with connections from the UK. Wow's flights start on 4 May, with five departures a week, while Icelandair's begin on 19 May ...
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Freewheeling holidays you can do at your own pace

Irish Times - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
This holiday from Ireland is for all levels of cyclists, with the group accompanied by local guides. ... brewery tours from April to October along the Salzach and Saalach rivers, visiting breweries in Austria and Germany.
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Donegal Airport voted one of world's Top 10 scenic landings

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 20, 2016‎
"Malta received the highest number of votes overall this time, but Donegal is a worthy new entrant to the list, with a landing that offers travellers an unforgettable introduction to Ireland's world class natural beauty.” Previous winners of the annual ...

Share watch: A plethora of craft beers is now 'your only man'

Irish Independent - ‎Apr 18, 2016‎
Fifty years ago, for instance, during the last 1916 commemoration, Guinness was the acknowledged giant of the drinks sector, controlling 80-90pc of the business; lager was unknown in Irish pubs, there were few ales, it was almost literally true that ...

Why you should follow Brockley Market on Instagram

Evening Standard - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Why we should follow it: Because Allen's photographs, all beautifully edited close-ups, tell such a lovely story - of fresh food, some made in London, some grown the countryside - and of a local community. Takes pics with: "Fuji 100 XT - I started off ...

A new type of potato has been developed in Northern Ireland... and it's PURPLE

Belfast Live - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
A brand new potato has been developed in Northern Ireland and it certainly stands out from the rest...because it's purple.

Northern Ireland producers head south to strike deals worth £500k

Belfast Telegraph - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
General manager Bryan Boggs said: "We are delighted to have won what could prove to be our biggest deal yet in the Republic of Ireland, a key export market for us. Our success in the Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards helped to open the door for us to ...

Sean Largey: 'I want to make the Year of Food a big success - it's a brilliant platform for Northern Ireland's local ...

Belfast Telegraph - ‎Apr 19, 2016‎
In January, Tesco launched a £500,000 programme to promote the local food and drinks industry as part of the NI Year of Food. It includes more than 200 sampling days in stores, cookery demonstrations and pop-up shops run by artisan producers in Tesco ...

Restaurant review: The Academy on York Street in Belfast

Belfast Telegraph - ‎Apr 23, 2016‎
He was immediately impressed. The smiling confidence, the genuine sense of hospitality, the polish and the concentration were clearly evident in the student servers we spoke to.