Press releases

Businesses told that culture change needed - KeepWell Summit

13/06/2019 - Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today held its annual KeepWell Summit in Croke Park. The 300 businesses in attendance at this flagship event heard from industry leaders on the means

Minister Bruton launches 2019 gum litter campaign

16/05/2019 - Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, has today officially launched the Gum Litter Taskforce’s gum litter education campaign in Raheny Village, Dublin. The

UK market access must be priority for food & drink industry

10/05/2019 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, says that maintaining full unfettered access to the UK market must be a Brexit priority for Government. Ireland’s

€300m future growth loan scheme for SMEs & farmers welcomed

27/03/2019 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group representing the food and drink sector, has welcomed today’s announcement of a €300m future growth loan scheme for SMEs and farmers. Paul Kelly, FDI

Proposed tariffs a massive threat to Irish meat exports

13/03/2019 - Meat Industry Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, has said that the UK Government’s proposed approach on tariffs and import quotas in a No-Deal Hard Brexit scenario presents a

More clarity needed on ‘no deal’ Brexit obligation

12/03/2019 - The Prepared Consumer Foods (PCF) sector within Food Drink Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, has highlighted the need for clarity for food exporters and importers as

Dairy state aid pilot welcomed

22/02/2019 - Dairy Industry Ireland, the Ibec group representing Ireland’s dairy processing industry, has warmly welcomed the confirmation by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather

UK agrifood tariffs a €400m threat Irish dairy exports

21/02/2019 - Dairy Industry Ireland, the Ibec group that represents primary and secondary dairy processors in Ireland, has said that the UK government needs to appreciate the severe economic, social and

New report details progress of food & drink reformulation

20/02/2019 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group the represents the food and drink industries, today launched a new report (see attached) that shows the decreases in sugar and saturated fat in Irish diets

Tariff stabilisation fund needed in “No Deal” Brexit

19/02/2019 - Food Drink Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, has called for a tariff stabilisation fund to help agrifood exporters offset the impact of UK tariffs in the event of a

Labour availability now a critical issue for agri-food

11/12/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today published its quarterly Business Monitor (see attached pdf), highlighting how the sector needs to attract

Matthieu Seguin named Chair of the PCF Council

11/12/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today announced Matthieu Seguin, General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Ireland & Northern Ireland, as the new Chair of

FDI: Challenges & solutions to plastic packaging

21/11/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink industries, today hosted an industry briefing on the future of plastic packaging and reaffirmed its commitment to the

FDI welcomes vote in European Parliament

25/10/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food sector, has welcomed today’s vote by a big majority in the European Parliament to begin negotiations with the other European

Budget 2019 should address Brexit impact - FDI

05/09/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food sector, today launched its Budget 2019 submission, which calls on government to introduce a series of measures to help the sector

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