Entries are now open for this year’s Blas na hEireann Irish Food Awards. The Awards, which are now in their 9th year, take place at the Dingle Food Festival in October. Last year, there were more than 2500 entries in what are the largest blind-tasted food awards on the island. Chairperson of the Irish Food Awards, Artie Clifford, says the Blas accreditation has the highest recognition amongst Irish consumers. He also says using the award logo on packaging has made a significant difference to businesses.