Bord Bia is an Irish state agency with the aim of promoting Irish food and horticulture both abroad and in Ireland itself. Their purpose is “to bring Ireland’s outstanding food, drink and horticulture to the world, thus enabling growth and sustainability of producers”. Bord Bia are responsible for the development of the horticultural industry in Ireland. They're headquarters are in Dublin. You can visit the Bord Bia site here: https://www.bordbia.ie/
Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine:
The department of Agriculture, Food and Marine Develop and implement national and EU schemes in support of Agriculture, Food, Fisheries, Forestry and Rural Environment. They are responsible for monitoring and controlling aspects of Food Safety, Regulation of the agriculture, fisheries, and food industries through both national and EU legislation. The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine is located in Dublin.
Total Produce can trace its origins right back to the 1850’s with the establishment of a modest fruit & vegetable wholesale business, “Charles McCann’s Fruit & Vegetable Market” in Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ireland.
Today, Total Produce is one of the world’s largest and most accomplished fresh produce producers and providers.
Local at heart and global by nature, Total Produce operates out of 30 countries while serving many more. Total Produce Ireland is headquartered in Dublin and has ongoing commitments to Origin Green, Ireland’s national sustainability programme. To learn more about Total Produce, visit: https://www.totalproduce.com/about-us/
Department of Education:
The Department of Education and Skills is a department of the Irish state with responsibility for education and training. The mission of the Department is to facilitate individuals through learning, to achieve their full potential and contribute to Ireland's social, cultural and economic development. The department of Education and skills headquarters are in Dublin.
Department of Health:
The Department's main role is to support the Minister and Ministers of State in the development and implementation of policy for the health services. It also monitors the performance of health services. Health services are delivered by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The department of Health headquarters are in Dublin.
Healthy Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of everyone living in Ireland. Healthy Ireland aims to create an Ireland where health and wellbeing is on everyone's agenda in a meaningful way. Learn more here: https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/healthy-ireland/
safefood's role is to promote food safety and provide nutritional advice on the island of Ireland.
We have made it a priority to work in partnership with key stakeholders on the island of Ireland and to utilise innovative approaches in communicating clearly, promoting a better understanding of food safety, nutrition and healthy eating and encouraging healthier, safer and sustainable food choices by consumers and those involved in the food chain.
IFA (Irish Farmers Association):
The Irish Farmers' Association is a national organisation that has represented the interests of all sectors of farming in the Republic of Ireland for over 60 years. The IFA is Ireland's largest farming representative organisation, who represent Irish farmers both home and in Europe, lobbying and campaigning for improved conditions and incomes for farm families. IFA are located in the Irish Farm Centre in Dublin 12. You can learn more about the IFA here: https://www.ifa.ie/
Country Crest started as a family farm in North County Dublin in 1910. In 1993, fourth generation farmer brothers Michael and Gabriel established the Country Crest brand. Now, over 100 years later they are the largest grower of potatoes in Ireland. These are grown locally in North Co. Dublin and Co. Meath, and through a network of trusted Irish growers. They are also the largest commercial grower of Irish onions, which are grown in Co. Dublin and Co. Wexford.
They not only farm fresh produce, but also supply prepared meal solutions, grade, store, pack and distribute vegetables, and have their own farm shop too! Country Crest is located in Lusk, Co. Dublin and are members of Origin Green – Bord Bia’s International Sustainability Programme. You can learn more about Country Crest’s story here: https://www.countrycrest.ie/our-story/#.X2sljGhKjIU
Keeling’s is a family owned Irish company that grow fruit. They produce over 100 million Irish Strawberries for the Irish market each year. From Bramley apples, eating apples, pears, cherries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and of course strawberries too! They’ve been growing since 1926 when they only supplied to local Dublin markets. Keeling’s are passionate about what they do and encourage family’s to share their passion for fresh fruits of outstanding quality. Keeling’s headquarters is located in food central Dublin. You can learn more about Keeling’s here: https://keelings.ie/
IPM (International Potatoes Group)
IPM is an international leader in potato variety innovation and in the production, marketing and distribution of seed potatoes. They are committed to delivering the best varieties for all potato customers: growers, processors, packers, retailers and consumers, through the supply of high-quality seed at the start of the production chain. IMP headquarters are located in Sandyford, Dublin. https://ipmpotato.com/about-us/
Teagasc the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Teagasc are located in many areas across Ireland.
IDNI (The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute):
The Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI) is the professional body for registered dietitians in the Republic of Ireland. Their vision is an Ireland in which all people can enjoy the life enhancing benefits of good nutrition in health and disease. They are located in Dundrum, Dublin 14.
School of Public Health: University College Cork, Ireland
UCC’s School of Public Health aims to prevent disease and to protect and promote the health and wellbeing of the population by studying the causes of disease and the factors that promote good health, new technologies and other ways to promote health and prevent disease and the best way to deliver health services.