Press releases archive - 2017

70% fall in 11-15 year olds consuming sugar-sweetened drinks

03/07/2017 - The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), the Ibec group that represents soft drinks companies, highlighted a new World Health Organisation (WHO) Europe report showing 11-15 year olds in Ireland who

New Cabinet must focus on agri-food policy implementation

14/06/2017 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, has called for a sharp focus from Government on policy implementation for the agri-food sector as it faces into

Food sector must plan for regulatory divergence post-Brexit

25/05/2017 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, today called on the Government and the European Commission to ensure that food regulation remains a top priority throughout

Brexit risks demand an assertive response - FDI

18/05/2017 - Representatives from Food Drink Ireland (FDI) and Meat Industry Ireland (MII) will today appear before the Seanad Select Committee on the Withdrawal of the UK from the EU, where they will set out

Food & drink sector needs fair trading proactive approach

10/05/2017 - The latest business monitor from Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, has highlighted the importance of effective and efficient enforcement of fair trading grocery

Agri-food CEOs call for EU-UK free trade agreement

28/04/2017 - Enterprise Ireland and Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the sector, have welcomed the visit of the board of FoodDrinkEurope, the EU organisation for the food and drink

Sugar Sweetened Drink tax will not tackle obesity

19/04/2017 - The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), the Ibec group that represents soft drinks companies, today highlighted the benefits achieved by soft drinks companies reducing the sugar content of their products

Agri-food interests must be safeguarded in Brexit talks, MII

29/03/2017 - Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the Ibec group representing the sector, today highlighted the critical importance of maintaining business certainty during Brexit negotiations. Cormac Healy, Director of

Brexit talks must deliver free access to UK market - IDIA

29/03/2017 - The Irish Dairy Industries Association (IDIA), the Ibec group that represents the dairy sector, today called for the sector to be a key priority for the Irish Government in the upcoming Brexit

€4.1bn exports & 43,000 jobs threatened by Brexit

29/03/2017 - Speaking after the UK triggered Article 50, Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today called for agri-food to be a top priority for the Irish

FDI calls for early agreement on UK trade deal with Ireland

13/03/2017 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group representing the food sector, welcomes and supports the call by 35 associations representing the UK food and drink supply chain for an early agreement on the

Brexit upheaval demands EU state aid exemptions

16/01/2017 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), the Ibec group, today said the increased likelihood of a hard and disruptive Brexit, and a fracture of the single market demands a series of exceptions from

FDII calls for increased government investment

11/01/2017 - Food and Drink Industry Ireland (FDII), the Ibec group representing the food and drink sector, today said Bord Bia export figures for 2016 highlighted the challenges facing the sector and reinforce

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