Empowering Irish Retailers For 25 Years!


Focal Media has revamped its digital signage showroom in Fashion City and would like to invite retailers to come visit us over the coming weeks. We have added more immersion, more interaction more integration and more personalisation technology to our innovation area and can run through some of the projects we have completed in retail […]

Member Spotlight: GAA Museum

Welcome on board to our newest member GAA Museum Gift Shop, Thank you to Julianne McKeigue Events & Education Manager for a very warm welcome. Upon entering the store the 1st thing that grabs your attention is the complete array of county flags and crests from all around Ireland on either side of the entrance. […]

PARTNER UPDATE – Orbital Insurance Brokers

  Orbital Insurance have recently helped our members with reductions on their renewal premiums. A new client recently said “the service and speed that Orbital Insurance turned around our quote was exceptional and they saved us 15% – a big thanks”. If your renewal date is coming soon or even in January, the team in […]

In The News

Duncan was on Drive-Time, RTE Radio 1 on the evening of the 19th of January at 4.30pm discussing the closure of Argos in the Republic of Ireland. You can listen to the full interview below – Duncan was on Newstalk on the morning of the 9th of December at 7.30am discussing trading in the run-up […]

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 […]