Most of the major retailers have introduced customer restrictions on the purchase of infant formula. See this BBC report. The restrictions also apply in their Irish divisions.
Although the last month mightn’t testify to it, Ireland has an advantage when it comes to a key factor in the production of high-quality powdered cow’s milk – a generally mild, moist climate conducive to grass growth.
When thinking about the future one question that will always perplex is “where will the growth come from?”. The removal of EU quota restrictions on milk production in 2015 is one potential source but 15,000 additional jobs may be overstating it.