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'Pretty good story to tell on Slaney' - Burgess
Pat O'Toole
The 2024 malting barley conference heard some reasons for cautious optimism on water quality.
20 February 2024 News
Lovely Laois oats top Tirlán grain awards
The Tirlán grain awards presentation took place in Portlaoise on Tuesday 20 February.
12 January 2024 News
Midleton farmer crowned malting barley grower of the year
A Midleton farmer has been crowned the Dairygold malting barley farmer of the year for the 2023 season. The announcement was made at the co-op’s annual tillage conference.
Dairygold malting barley competition finalists announced
The regional winners of the Dairygold malting barley competition have been announced and one of the four will be awarded the Dairygold malting barley grower of the year award.
19 December 2023 News
An Bord Pleanála backs Diageo’s €200m Kildare brewery
The brewery was initially granted permission, but it was appealed to An Bord Pleanála by two parties, including by a group associated with the man at the centre of the RTÉ Investigates controversy.
12 December 2023 News
Grain Trends: soya continues upward momentum
Soya and malting barley are the crops to watch this week in the markets, with weather affecting elsewhere.
8 November 2023 Markets
Malt imports jump significantly
Imports of malt into the country have taken a dramatic rise so far in 2023, according to figures from the Central Statistics Office.
7 November 2023 News
Investigating the right and the wrong variety for alcohol production
The new research centre will bring grain from trials in the field and allow grain to be tested for malting, brewing and distilling characteristics.
25 October 2023 News
Searching for flavour from barley’s past
Waterford Distillery is always trying to make its whiskey unique. Searching for heritage varieties is one way of doing this.
22 October 2023 News
Irish whiskey sales grow in 2022
Irish whiskey sales grew once again in 2022. Poland has become a big market for the product.
10 October 2023 News
Boortmalt harvest price now settled
Boortmalt has settled its harvest price for this season. The price is based on an average price over a 24-week period.
22 September 2023 News
Grain Trends: prices ease after quick jump
Grain prices are very volatile at present. It’s getting nearer the time for harvest prices to be settled.
20 September 2023 Markets