Paul O’Connell & Minister at NDC Conference

Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food & The Marine, delivered the Opening Address at The National Dairy Council Conference in June 2011, which also featured a guest appearance by rugby giant Paul O’Connell.

Minister Coveney is pictured at the conference in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel with NDC Chief Executive Zoë Kavanagh and Paul O’Connell.


June, 2011, Picture by Fennell Photography

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Champion Athlete at Milk it! Awards

Champion athlete Derval O’Rourke relaxes with Antonina Ni Dhuinn after working for the day at the national finals of the NDC Milk it! Advertising Awards in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.


April, 2011

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National Winners of NDC Milk it! Awards

Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Clontarf,  Dublin 3 are the overall winners of the NDC Milk it! Advertising Awards for 2011.  The winning team, calling themselves “The Udder Option” are 5th year students.

Zoë  Kavanagh, NDC Chief Executive (centre) and broadcaster Mairead Farrell (second from right) are pictured at the national finals in Dublin’s Aviva stadium with the team – Timothy Carley, Lorna Keating, Tom Lee and Nora Dunne. The campaign they submitted for the competition was called “Fall in Love with Milk” and also won the Senior Category in the competition.

April, 2011, Picture by Colm Mahady

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Health & Wellbeing

Sharon Ní Bheoláin, RTÉ Six-One News anchor; independent dietitian Paula Mee; Counsellor & Wellbeing Coach Fiona Hoban and Dr. Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager, the National Dairy Council pictured at Inchydoney for a health and wellbeing evening organised by the NDC Carbery Group, ClÓna Dairy Products and West Cork Co-ops.   The event was packed to capacity.

Progress Communications have provided media relations and planning support to a number of regional health & wellbeing events on behalf of the NDC each year from 2008.

6th April, 2011, Picture by Donie Hurley

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Milk it! Meeting of Judges

The national judging panel for the NDC Milk it! Advertising Awards reviewing projects from secondary school students – Michael O’Leary, National Co-ordinator, Transition Year Programme; independent dietitian Paula Mee; Richard Curran, presenter of Dragons’ Den & Deputy Editor of the Sunday Business Post; and Professor Andrea Prothero of UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

Not in this picture –  Brian Swords, President of the Institute of Advertising Practitioners of Ireland; Claire Nardonne, ZenithOptimedia; Dr. Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager, NDC.

February 2011, Picture A. Ni Dhuinn

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Dail Canvass…for local dairy farmers

We’re behind our local dairy farmers – are you ?

The new animated carton of milk from the National Dairy Council made his first public appearance at the entrance to the Dail, to canvass public support for local jobs in dairies and on dairy farms.

The animated character is the latest addition to the NDC’s advertising campaign to build support for the ‘Farmed in the Republic of Ireland’ packaging mark on milk and cream. The NDC mark can only appear under licence on milk and cream which has been both farmed and processed in the Republic of Ireland. This gives consumers in the Republic of Ireland the assurance that they are supporting 4,676 local jobs in dairy co-operatives and on dairy farms, when they buy milk or cream which has the mark on the pack.

The creation of the NDC’s carton character will extend and compliment a campaign already well publicised by rugby giant Paul O’Connell.

1st  February 2011, Picture by A. Ni Dhuinn

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A Remarkable Resemblance…?

During a visit to Aras an Uachtarain by the Guild of Agricultural Journalists, Antonina Ni Dhuinn took this picture of John Caffrey, Pictures Editor of the Irish Farmers Journal…..looking remarkably similar to former Irish President Douglas Hyde on the painting.


2011, Picture A. Ni Dhuinn

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Guild Visit to Aras an Uachtarain

As a member of the Guild of Agricultural Journalists since the 1980’s, Antonina Ni Dhuinn (front row, second from left) joined members of the Guild for a special visit to Aras an Uachtarain to commemorate the anniversary of the Guild.

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George Hook at Bayer CropScience Launch

Broadcaster George Hook was a guest speaker at the Bayer CropScience launch for cereal merchants and technical advisors in Lyrath, Kilkenny, of a range of the “Aviator” and “Siltra” cereal fungicides in Ireland which use state of the art Xpro Technology.


January 2011, Picture Dylan Vaughan

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Experts Reveal Beneficial Role of Milk for Athletes

Health professionals were joined by rising tennis star Tom Farquharson at a conference held at Wimbledon to hear the latest research on the role that milk can play in re-hydration during exercise, fitness training and competitive sport.  Hosted by the National Dairy Council (Ireland) and The Dairy Council (Great Britain) the event is part of a three year campaign, ‘Milk It For All It’s Worth’.  An objective of the campaign is to raise awareness of the benefits of milk to young athletes.

Pictured in Wimbledon were: Dr. Catherine Logan, Nutrition Manager, The National Dairy Council;  Tom Farquharson;  Professor Ron Maughan, Professor of Sport & Exercise Nutrition at Loughborough University, England; and Dominic Cronin, Chairman, The National Dairy Council.

9th December, 2010, Picture by Daniel Jones.


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