Press releases

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

Minister Naughten launches 2018 gum litter campaign

19/06/2018 - Minister for Communication, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten, today officially launched the Gum Litter Taskforce’s gum litter education campaign in Strokestown, Co Roscommon. Food

Food Drink Ireland publish latest Brexit impact survey

11/06/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, today published its quarterly Business Monitor (see attached pdf) which includes an analysis of food and drink

Competitiveness must be priority for food & drink industry

29/05/2018 - Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, is calling on Government to prioritise cost competitiveness to ensure the industry sector is ready to meet the

76% of soft drinks not liable for new sugar tax

30/04/2018 - The Irish Beverage Council, the Ibec group that represents soft drinks companies, announced that three quarters of soft drinks sold in Ireland are sugar tax free. This is due to industry’s 35-year

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

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