Glanbia Ireland and Glanbia Co-op will in future be known as Tirlán.

The international food and nutrition business made the announcement at an event in Kilkenny this morning. Tirlán is based on the Irish words 'tír' meaning land and 'lán' meaning full.

Tirlán's portfolio include many of Irelands leading dairy brands including Avonmore, Kilmeaden and Premier as well as international brands such as GAIN animal nutrition.

As a co-operative, Tirlán is 100% farmer owned, has 11 high tech processing facilities, 52 agri-branches and over 2,100 employees.

It recently started construction of new continental cheese plant at Belview in Co Kilkenny.

Sales revenue for 2022 is forecast to exceed €3 billion and the company currently exports to over 80 countries.

Glanbia plc will continue to operate under the Glanbia name as a separate entity and Tirlán will continue to hold a 31.9% share of that company.