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Value of food and drink in Northern Ireland rises to a tasty £4.6 billion says DAERA report

the Irish News - ‎21 hours ago‎
OUTPUT by Northern Ireland's food and drink industry increased by 1.1 per cent in 2015 to a tasty value of £4.6 billion, government figures reveal.

Irish food producers take top awards in UK competition

Irish Times - ‎19 hours ago‎
Irish food producers have again performed strongly in the Great Taste awards, a UK and Ireland industry event run by the Guild of Fine Food that attracted more than 10,000 entries. Desserts, biscuits, preserves, ham and beef scored strongly for the ...

Northern Ireland restaurant wins Good Food award in its first year

Belfast Telegraph - ‎1 hour ago‎
Chris previously worked alongside top chefs, such as Richard Corrigan and Gary Rhodes, in London, before returning back home to Northern Ireland after two decades away. Waitrose Good Food Guide editor Elizabeth Carter said Wine & Brine was a worthy ...

Moira meat merchant smashes records with 59 gourmet stars

Belfast Telegraph - ‎2 hours ago‎
Economy Minister Simon Hamilton said: "We have a dynamic and progressive food and drink industry and the results of the 2016 UK Great Taste Awards will help to consolidate Northern Ireland's growing reputation for excellence in food and drink production.
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Chancellor Hammond claims UK economic fundamentals are strong despite Brexit fears –as it happened

The Guardian - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
The promise of extra financial stimulus from the Japanese government set a positive tone at the start of the day, and that mostly continued into the close.

Meet the winemaker: Dermot Sugrue

Evening Standard - ‎19 hours ago‎
Limerick, Ireland. Starting at 15 with beer, he moved on to wine just a year later, when his passion was kindled. “I knew I had found my raison d'être.
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World's hottest chilli pepper goes on sale in Ireland

Irish Times - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Moruga Scorpion, Komodo Dragon, Carolina Reaper... there's a theme running through the names of these foods, so it's perhaps no surprise that eating them can lead to a range of symptoms from a runny nose to seizures, heart attack and even death.

Co Armagh's Wine & Brine named best restaurant in the of UK

Belfast Live - ‎19 hours ago‎
... across the UK to be named the overall winner of the Best Restaurant of the Year. Wine & Brine, located in Moira, Co Armagh , was not only named the top choice for Northern Ireland but also crowned the overall winner by the editors of the Good Food ...
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What will Longford's Center Parcs be like when completed?

Irish Times - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
According to the company behind the biggest private tourism development in the State, families tend to spend as much on activities, food and drink as they do on accommodation. So how much will a week in Centre Parcs cost when it opens? Obviously it is ...

Dragons and lions favour food business investments

FoodNavigator.com - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Nearly a fifth (17%) of the successful pitches across the 13 UK series aired so far came from food and drink companies - significantly more than any other category.
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Here's why you can't walk through a McDonald's drive-thru

Belfast Live - ‎16 hours ago‎
It looked like a potential fast-food game changer over in Wales this week when a McDonald's temporarily allowed customers to order at its drive-thru... on foot. The McDonald's in Llandudno in North Wales usually closes at midnight with a 24-hour ...

Coast with the Most: Ireland's best seaside towns, eats, drinks and ice-creams for summer

Irish Independent - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
From the white sand variety that could double as stretches of the Caribbean on a good day, to the stony or outright rocky, Irish beaches are magnificent. Thank God too that the food and drink now available to be consumed beside the sea - the pints and ...

Wines of the week: Three roses best drunk in summer

The Independent - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Not all 'pinks' are from Provence - the height of summer is the best time to savour pale, delicate roses from all over the world….
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Royals visitors mingle with the crowds at Clogher Show

Belfast Telegraph - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The effort and commitment of local farmers, producers and processors to showcase the very best of the Northern Ireland agri-food industry is to be commended, particularly as we progress through our year of Year of Food and Drink." It also emerged ...

Armagh hosts four days of music and food in 7 Hills Blues Fest

the Irish News - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Food has a big presence too; now in its sixth year, the festival is hosting some tasty-sounding foodie events in Armagh's eateries, in celebration of Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink and of the area's produce. A Picnic in the Palace Park on ...

Picnics at the ready for Belfast Film Festival

Belfast Telegraph - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
"Lower Crescent Park is a great location for our movie weekend in August with plenty of choice for food and drink in the Botanic and University areas before or after the screenings.

Honeymoon Trends: The Best Multi-Destination Trips

Huffington Post UK - ‎22 hours ago‎
The days of flying and flopping on the beach are behind us it seems, at least when it comes to a honeymoon. New research from Westin Hotels found that with couples marrying later, they're often looking for something different from the holiday.

Alt city guide to Belfast

The Guardian - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Whatever the obstacles today - arcane licensing laws and the UK's lowest per-capita arts' funding - this is what Belfast's creatives have always done.

Soft drinks, hard questions

TODAYonline - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
For example, Chile has an 18 per cent tax on high-sugar drinks; France taxes drinks with both added sugar and artificial sweeteners; and Hungary taxes food and drinks with high sugar, salt and caffeine content. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, recently ...

Callum Stewart and several others confirmed for new NI festival Moira Calling

Belfast Live - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Northern Ireland's newest music, food and drink festival 'Moira Calling' have announced a host of new artists and a second stage for their event later this year.
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