€32 million State investment in Irish Agri-Food sector

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€32 million State investment in Irish Agri-Food sector

€32 million State investment in Irish Agri-Food sector
July 03
11:13 2023
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The Irish Government has announced a new investment of €32 million in the agri-food sector. The public investment will ensure the delivery of 12 important capital projects in primary food plants across the country.

This is the second funding announcement under the €100 million Capital Investment Scheme for the Processing and Marketing of Agriculture products. In total the scheme, when complete, will have backed 34 projects with total public and private investment of more than €420 million; of which the 12 capital projects in this second funding phase will account for €160 million. The Scheme is administered by Enterprise Ireland.

The scheme will assist companies to strengthen their operational capability and pursue product and market diversification strategies and will support the long-term future of our vital agri-food sector.

Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Simon Coveney TD commented: “Our agri-food sector employs 165,000 people in every county in Ireland and is a key driver of local economic prosperity. The Government is determined to support the long-term, sustainable future of the sector as it responds to consumer demand and seeks to diversify both its products and its markets.”

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue TD said: “It is crucial that we move to help future=proof all elements of the sector to ensure we can continue to meet new market dynamics and emerging trends. There are challenges facing our food producers, including input costs, changing consumer demand and our changed trading relationship with the UK. The sector has proved remarkably resilient in tackling these challenges.”

“This funding support will ensure that food companies can invest in ambitious strategies for future value growth in established and emerging markets and with product innovations that match changing consumer demand. It is critical that these investments are used to help drive greater returns for farm families and primary producers.”

The 12 Capital Projects

Company Project Location Short description Funding under CIS
Dairygold Co-operative Society Limited Castlefarm, Mitchelstown,Co Cork.


Market and product diversification in nutritional market €1,430,603
Kepak Clonee Unlimited Company Ballybay, Co. Monaghan Market and product diversification focused on beef products €2,000,000
Dansko Foods Limited Kilmallock, Co. Limerick. Market and product diversification project €2,243,188
Kildare Chilling Unlimited Company Kildare town Co. Kildare. Market diversification project €2,459,700
Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Society Limited Lough Egish, Co. Monaghan. Post Brexit market diversification project €4,503,000
Tirlán Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny. Product and market diversification project €1,477,000
Dew Valley Foods Unlimited Company Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Post Brexit market diversification project €5,000,000
Tirlán Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny Product diversification project focused on nutritional market €3,965,670


Liffey Meats (Cavan) Unlimited Company Project across three locations (Cavan, Mayo, Carlow) Product and market diversification project €2,114,000
Ingredient Solutions Limited Boherbue, Mallow, Co. Cork. Market diversification project €2,830,000
Staunton Foods Limited Timoleague, Bandon, Co. Cork. Market diversification project €1,802,037
Queally Pig Slaughtering Limited Grannagh, Waterford. Product and market diversification project  



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