About Irish Food and Drink
Welcome to Irish Food and Drink, the new food and drink database for the Republic of Ireland. This site is designed to help you easily source food and drink products from Ireland. There are over 250 profiles of Irish suppliers which have met the rigorous criteria of Bord Bia’s Origin Green sustainability programme.
The depth and reach of food and drink products from Ireland has risen substantially in the last number of years and Irish food and drink products are now available all over the world. We hope that you will find this a useful tool to help you find the suppliers that will help your business grow.
About Bord Bia
Bord Bia – The Irish Food Board is responsible for the development of new markets and the promotion of Irish food, drink and horticulture products internationally. The role of Bord Bia is to act as a link between Irish food, drink and horticulture companies and existing and potential customers.
Customers around the globe recognise that Irish food and drink is world class: that it is high quality, distinctive, and made by a diverse range of creative producers from a unique and fortuitous island location. Our producers set the global standard in sustainable production – meeting the responsibility we all have to the planet, to society, and to future generations.
We have everything we need for a better, more sustainable food system. There has never been a better time for the Irish food, drink and horticulture sector to set an example for the world.
Ireland is a clean, green, high quality and innovative producer of excellent food and drink products, a reputation which has been earned from many years of supplying international markets.
- The estimated value of food, drink and horticulture exports from Ireland in 2019 is €13bn.
- The agri-food sector accounts for approximately 173,000 jobs in Ireland.
- Irish food and drink is sold in more than 180 markets worldwide.
Launched in 2012, Origin Green is Bord Bia’s national sustainability programme for the Irish food and drink industry. It is the only sustainability programme in the world which operates on a national scale, uniting government, the private sector and food and drink producers. The programme provides a structure for Irish food and drink companies to showcase their commitment to producing in a sustainable manner.
Origin Green is independently verified, enabling Ireland’s farmers, producers and food businesses to set and achieve measurable sustainability targets – reducing environmental impact, serving local communities more effectively and protecting the extraordinarily rich natural resources that our country enjoys. To date, there are 49,000 beef farms and 18,000 dairy farms signed up to the programme, 284 verified members from Ireland’s food and drink manufacturing supply base and 6 verified members from the retail and foodservice sector.
Bord Bia have a number of online resources which will help you to gather more insight into the Irish Food and Drink industry.
Bord Bia Website – The Bord Bia website is an essential source of information on our work and the Irish food and drink industry providing information for buyers, manufacturers, farmers and consumers
Origin Green – Our Origin Green website provides more information on our national sustainability programme and its members
The Thinking House – A library of our research publications on both the Irish and international food and drink markets