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Mushrooms

Members of the NI Institute of Agricultural Science visited Hughes Mushrooms near Dungannon last week.
By Peter McCann on 21 September 2017
Man dies and two hospitalised after incident at mushroom farm
On Wednesday night, emergency services received a call about three men suffering from breathing difficulties at a mushroom processing plant.
By Amy Forde on 14 September 2017
Weak sterling could see mushroom industry reach “cliff-edge”
As all mushrooms are sold in sterling, generally in forward-contracts, the possibility of parity between sterling and the euro is not good news for the sector.
By Amy Forde on 31 August 2017
Sterling’s impact on Irish mushroom industry 'not sustainable'
The impact of sterling on Ireland’s mushroom industry is making the sector unsustainable, according to IFA mushroom chairman.
By Anthony Jordan on 18 August 2017
The mushroom producer is embarking on one of its biggest growth phases.
By Odile Evans on 31 May 2017
The recent shortage of vegetables in the UK has created somewhat of a boom for the Irish mushroom industry.
By Eoin Lowry on 09 March 2017
The recent shortage of vegetables in the UK has created somewhat of a boom for the Irish mushroom industry.
By Eoin Lowry on 04 March 2017
Walsh Mushrooms acquires Golden Mushrooms
Walsh Mushrooms Group has acquired the business and assets of Golden Mushrooms, one of Ireland’s top mushroom growers.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 24 January 2017
A merger in the mushroom sector is expected to be announced on Thursday.
By Patrick Donohoe on 19 January 2017
Shares in banana producer Fyffes soared after Japanese firm launched a takeover bid for the Dublin-based company.
By Eoin Lowry on 15 December 2016
The value and volume of Irish dairy exports to the UK in the first nine months of 2016 fell by 15% and 17% respectively compared to last year.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 07 December 2016
Weekly podcast: Hogan on mushroom crisis and traceability of Brazilian beef
In this week's podcast, we hear from EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan on Ireland's ailing mushroom sector and find out whether traceability systems for Brazilian beef have improved since 2007.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 27 October 2016
Clearly, both the EU and Irish Government were totally unprepared for Brexit and the Irish lobby has been slow to recognise the severity of the impact on agriculture.
By Justin McCarthy on 27 October 2016
Irish Farmers Journal breakfast news: slurry spreading and Brazilian beef
Good morning. In the news today: Department clarifies procedures around slurry spreading in closed period, extension to carbon navigator deadline and has Brazil improved its beef traceability systems?
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 25 October 2016
IFA calls for EU assistance for mushroom sector
The fall in the sterling exchange rate pushing Irish mushroom growers out of business falls under market disturbances eligible for EU aid, according to the IFA.
By Thomas Hubert on 25 October 2016
EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has said that Ireland can provide aid under de minimis regulations to help its ailing mushroom sector - "the first real casualty of Brexit".
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 21 October 2016
Peter McDonald of Schiele and McDonald Mushrooms in Tipperary town speaks to Amy Nora Fitzgibbon about the closure of his business due to the weakening of sterling after Brexit.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 20 October 2016
Donal McCarthy, CEO of Commercial Mushroom Producers, Ireland’s largest mushroom producer organisation, talks about the crisis the industry has faced since the Brexit vote on 23 June.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 20 October 2016
Politicians, on their first day back from their summer holidays, are briefed by IFA in advance of the budget.
By The Dealer on 29 September 2016
Mushroom industry 'thrown into turmoil' by Brexit
At Tuesday's presentation to the Oireachtas agriculture committee, IFA mushroom chair Gerry Reilly said €7m worth of exports and 130 jobs have been lost since the Brexit vote in June.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 27 September 2016
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