Press releases archive - 2016

Food sector sets out Brexit concerns at All Island Dialogue

02/11/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), today set out the serious concerns of the agri-food sector at the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin. Speaking at

Further action needed to address Brexit strain - FDII

11/10/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today said that measures in the budget including tax reform and increases to the budgets of state

Sugar tax will have no public health benefit - IBC

11/10/2016 - Responding to Budget 2017 Kevin McPartlan, Director of Irish Beverage Council said: “"We are extremely disappointed that the Minister for Finance continues to labour under the delusion that

Minister Naughten launches nationwide schools' education campaign

26/09/2016 - A nationwide schools’ campaign to educate and raise student awareness of littering was launched by Minster for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten in Castlerea, Roscommon

Food industry reacts to new National Obesity Policy

22/09/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) Director Paul Kelly, commenting on the launch of the National Obesity Policy and Action Plan said: “FDII supports evidence based policy making and a

IBC reacts to new Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025

22/09/2016 - Responding to the Government’s launch of the “Healthy Weight for Ireland” strategy, Kevin McPartlan, Director of the Irish Beverage Council, said: “As a major employer and contributor to the

Brexit: The challenge for the food and drink sector

12/09/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today published a comprehensive new review of the challenges posed to the sector by Brexit, and

New report - Brexit: The challenge for the food and drink sector

12/09/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today published a comprehensive new review (pdf attached) of the challenges posed to the sector by

Sugar tax: Significant economic costs, no health dividend

07/08/2016 - The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), the Ibec group that represents companies that produce, distribute and market soft drinks, juices, bottled waters and sports and energy drinks in Ireland, today

New government must support integrated approach to agri-food sector growth

23/05/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today published its 'Policy priorities for the food and drink sector 2016' (PDF attached) which sets

Gum Litter Taskforce launches 2016 national gum litter education campaign

10/05/2016 - The Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) was out in force on the streets of Dublin this morning to launch its gum litter education campaign for 2016 which aims to reduce the amount of gum litter and change

Sugar tax proposal condemned as costly political posturing

15/02/2016 - The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), the Ibec group that represents manufacturers and distributors of soft drinks, bottled water and fruit juices in Ireland, today condemned proposals from various

Food industry welcomes long-awaited grocery sector regulations

01/02/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the Irish food sector, today welcomed the signing into law of new grocery sector regulations by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and

UK breach highlights need for grocery regulations - FDII

26/01/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) Director Paul Kelly today called for the urgent publication of long delayed Irish grocery regulations, following findings in Britain that a major retailer has

New export figures show strength of Food and Drink industry

13/01/2016 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII) which is part of Ibec, said that new export figures published today by Bord Bia highlight the strength of Ireland’s food and drink industry. The figures show

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