Press releases

MII welcomes the go-ahead for Irish beef exports to China

16/04/2018 - Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the Ibec group that represents the meat processing and export business in Ireland, has today welcomed the announcement by Minister Creed that the way has been cleared

Government announce funds for Gum Litter Awareness Programme

10/04/2018 - The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Mr. Denis Naughten, T.D., and Food Drink Ireland (FDI), a business sector of Ibec, have today (2nd April, 2018) announced the

Insurance industry must deal positively after Storm Emma-DII

03/03/2018 - Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), the Ibec group that represents the sector, has called on the insurance industry to deal positively to address issues arising at farm level from Storm Emma. Even as the

Brexit impact on agri-food requires EU state aid exemptions

21/02/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today said the economic consequences of a hard and disruptive Brexit, as outlined by the Copenhagen Economics

Food Drink Ireland welcomes new Code of Practice

14/02/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food sector, today welcomed the publication by Minister Catherine Byrne of new Codes of Practice for the advertising and marketing of

Dairy exports to Africa grew to €203 million in 2017

13/02/2018 - Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today highlighted how Africa is an increasingly attractive market for Irish agri-food companies seeking to diversify and insulate businesses from

Brexit deal vital to protecting all-island supply chains

12/02/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food industry, today said the full implementation of the December Brexit deal was vital to protect complex all-island supply chains. The

Sugar tax will not tackle obesity

10/10/2017 - The Irish Beverage Council, the Ibec group that represents soft drinks companies, today reacted to the introduction of a sugar-sweetened drink tax. Irish Beverage Council Director, Colm Jordan,

Beef sector: now is not the time for EU-Mercosur trade deal

14/09/2017 - Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the Ibec group representing the Irish meat processing and export sector, has today called on Government to block moves by the European Commission to complete the

Irish Beverage Council calls for deferral of soft drinks tax

04/09/2017 - The Irish Beverage Council, the Ibec group that represents soft drinks companies, today published its pre-Budget submission, “All cost - No benefit”. Calling on the Minister for Finance to defer

Budget must help food &drink sector maintain competitiveness

23/08/2017 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food sector, today launched its Budget 2018 submission (attached). which calls on Government to introduce a series of measures so that

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

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