Greater Geographical Diversification Key For Irish Food Exports: Opinion
With Brexit looming large on the horizon, the Irish food industry knows that the next few years will be crucial in terms of protecting itself from the vagaries of the socio-economic situation across the Irish Sea.
Thus, it was not surprising that Brexit was a key discussion point at the recent launch of the annual Export Performance and Prospects report in Dublin, published by Bord Bia, the Irish food board.
The report found that while Irish food and drink exports have hit a record high of €12.6 billion (a 13% increase), the elephant in the room is now unavoidable, and Irish exporters will need to look beyond their nearest neighbour to guarantee consistent growth.
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