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Applegreen And M&S Food Announce Exclusive Partnership

  Applegreen and M&S Food have agreed an exclusive partnership to bring the latter to a number of the former’s locations across Ireland. According to the roadside retailer, a new ‘shop-in-shop’ will initially be available in five Applegreen locations and feature M&S Food, including fresh fruit, sandwiches, salads, and a selection of other M&S dinner […]

Newsletter SIRA 15.07.22

The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Act 2021 in Ireland set a legally-binding carbon reduction target of 51% by 2030 and net zero by 2050.   As a society, we have a lot of work to do to put structures in place, change behaviours and drive a measurable impact on our planet.   One […]

Energy Supports for Business

Recent global events, including the invasion of Ukraine, have led to a rise in global energy costs. The government has already implemented a number of measures to help ease the impact on enterprises, including a temporary reduction in the excise duties charged, by 20 cent per litre of petrol, 15 cent per litre of diesel, […]

Decision to Delay Reopening of Indoor Dining a ‘Hammer-Blow’ for Business Owners

‘Extremely unhelpful’ that no date agreed for reopening Government proposal to allow indoor dining for fully vaccinated people is ‘unrealistic and unworkable in practice’ Tuesday, June 29th, 2021.  Retail Excellence, the largest representative body for the retail industry in Ireland, has said that the Government’s decision to postpone the reopening of indoor dining was a “hammer-blow” […]

Retail Excellence Press Release 31.03.21

Retail Excellence: businesses ‘furious’ over Government stance on retail Government has ‘lost the room’ by delaying reopening of retail to May at the earliest Retail Excellence Managing Director: ‘This represents another nail in the coffin for hundreds of retailers around the country’ Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. Retail Excellence, the largest representative body for the retail […]

Brexit Webinar Follow Up Questions + Answers

1.What are the benefits of suppliers in the UK setting up a ROI VAT number for Business to business delivery of goods. Answer:  The UK company with a valid IE EORI and IE VAT number can act as importer on the declaration and possibly avail of postponed accounting. 2. I have an EORI number and […]

Brexit Readiness Checker

On the 1st January 2021 the UK’s Brexit transition period will end & Brexit will become a reality. The Irish Government and Enterprise Ireland have a range of supports to enable Irish businesses to respond to this new trading environment. Use Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Brexit Readiness Checker‘ to receive a personalised report to help assess your […]

HR Advice

Some HR advice from our Partners, Tom Smyth & Associates Close v Casuals Contacts We would remind all REI members of the importance of ensuring their internal Covid documentation and training stresses the importance of social distancing and personal hygiene at work. Most members are now dealing with very real instances of positive tests and […]

Brexit Readiness – a checklist from Revenue.ie

The Brexit Readiness Checklist highlights some of the key actions that businesses can take to get ready for the changes Brexit will bring from 1 January 2021. The checklist includes links to the relevant Agencies who can provide the necessary guidance and support to businesses. Please see the link below for all relevant information https://dbei.gov.ie/en/Publications/Brexit-Readiness-Checklist.html