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Press Release: Retail Excellence warns that certain large retailers are abusing lockdown restrictions

Retail Excellence, the largest retail body in Ireland, has called on the Government to ensure that those retailers who are permitted to remain open during the current lockdown restrict their sales activities to essential items only. Retail Excellence members have complained that some large retailers are abusing the current restrictions by selling non-essential items while […]

Level 5: Essential Retail as defined by Government for Level 5

Scroll to the paragraph in bold below for the list of Essential Retail as defined by Government for Level 5 The Government has decided today that, as of midnight on Wednesday 21st October, all of Ireland will be placed on Level 5 of the Plan for Living with COVID with a small number of exceptions […]

Press Release: The Retail Industry is devastated by today’s Government announcement of a move to Level 5.

Retail Excellence, the largest retail body in Ireland, representing over 2,000 retail businesses, has tonight expressed its deep disappointed with the Government’s decision to close all non-essential retail by moving the country to level 5. Duncan Graham, Managing Director of Retail Excellence said; ‘Retailers have been contacting us throughout the day extremely concerned and upset […]

Press Release – A forced closure of ‘non-essential’ retail at this time of year would do permanent and serious damage to the Irish non-food retail sector costing an additional 60,000 jobs.

Any move to level 4 or above will have a devastating impact on the retail industry, particularly those smaller retailers not yet trading online. We cannot shut down the industry at this time of the year. All retail should be classed as ‘essential’ especially, we cannot simply ‘kill off Christmas’. Retailers in Northern Ireland and […]

CRSS -A new support scheme for businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions was announced in Budget 2021

A new support scheme for businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions was announced in Budget 2021. • Following the announcement by the Minister for Finance as part of his Budget speech on Tuesday 13th Oct, Revenue is actively progressing the CRSS at the moment. • There will be two key strands in terms of the scheme […]

Press Release: Classifying retailers as ‘non-essential’ makes no sense in border counties when retailers in Northern Ireland are trading without restrictions

Press Release Classifying retailers as ‘non-essential’ makes no sense in border counties when retailers in Northern Ireland are trading without restrictions Retailers in Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan are waking up this morning to the news that once again only those classed as essential (food stores, pharmacies, opticians etc) will remain open whilst those classed as […]

Press Release – Retail Excellence notes the publication of a Code of Conduct for Commercial Rents but says more needs to be done to avoid further job losses and store closures

Press Release Retail Excellence notes the publication of a Code of Conduct for Commercial Rents but says more needs to be done to avoid further job losses and store closures   Retail Excellence, Ireland’s largest retail industry body representing over 2000 members has given a ‘guarded welcome’ to the publication of a voluntary Code of […]

Press Release – The uncertainty and late announcement of restrictions for Dublin has caused enormous disruption for cafes and coffee shop owners.

  Press Release The uncertainty and late announcement of restrictions for Dublin has caused enormous disruption for cafes and coffee shop owners.   Retail Excellence represents over 100 companies in the café and coffee shop sector in the Dublin area which are impacted by the closure of indoor dinning. Businesses cannot be given less than […]

Well Done To 183 Successful Retailers As Part Of The Latest Round Of The Online Retail Scheme

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD, has today (Thursday) announced the successful applicants approved for funding through the Covid-19 Online Retail Scheme, which is administered by Enterprise Ireland. 183 retailers have been approved for €6.5m in funding as part of the scheme, which is targeted at online retailers to […]