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Growth on the menu

The agri-food sector is expanding rapidly, and there are grants available to people interested in getting involved, writes Gareth Naughton.

19th February, 2012
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Michael Murphy, director of markets with Bord Bia: 'Ireland's reputation is growing'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

One of the great Irish success stories of this recession has been the resurgence of the agri-food sector as a source of high-quality indigenous jobs. Having played second fiddle to a range of industries throughout the boom years, the food sector is booming, with sales increasing by 25 per cent over the past two years.

That trend is set to continue as the demand for high-quality produce increases worldwide, according to Michael Murphy, director of markets...

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