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The GS1 Ireland Blog and Industry News Updates

A very warm welcome to the GS1 Ireland blog with posts on the latest innovations, reports, projects and case studies from across the Retail Grocery, Healthcare, Construction and other sectors. We look forward to having a range of guest posts too, so if you have a story that would interest the GS1 community please get in touch by dropping us a note to

Member News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news. Our annual Best of Irish Easter Eggs returns again this year, with a range of delicious, hand crafted Irish Easter Eggs to choose from. Read on for more.

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Plan it with Purpose Event Ad

Enterprise Nation has joined forces with AIB and GS1 Ireland to launch the Plan It with Purpose Ireland ESG training programme.

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CHI Asset Management Case Study

New Case Study: GS1 in association with CHI and Fexillon set out the vision for the future of digital asset management in a hospital plant room setting

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Lean and Green Sustainability Programme

Lean & Green is a not-for-profit, 5-star award programme developed by the Connekt Foundation in the Netherlands.

The goal of the programme is to recognise and reward participating organisations for demonstrating verified reductions in CO2 emissions.

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CHI Temple Street SFU

The Special Feeds Unit at Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Temple Street, Dublin received the GS1 Provider Best Case Study Award 2020, for the implementation of GS1 standards for the electronic traceability of ‘special feeds’ in the hospital.

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GS1 Ireland Annual Review 2021

The GS1 Ireland Annual Review and Financial Statements 2021 are available to read and download.

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Deposit Return Scheme

Deposit Return Scheme Transition Period update May 2023

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Standards Spotlight Episode 2: GTINs

Is a GTIN just a bunch of random numbers? What size should a barcode symbol be? Find out more in episode 2 in our Standards Spotlight series.

Securing trust in the global COVID-19 supply chain

The use of global GS1 standards means that every vaccine, in any location around the world, is uniquely identified by a barcode and can be traced from manufacturer to patient quickly, efficiently and safely.

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Online business

Read the checklist from our Gold Partner TrueCommerce

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On April 3rd GS1 celebrates 50 years of the barcode and the transformation it has delivered

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Barcode training courses

My experience of barcode training in GS1 Ireland

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Benefits of GS1 Identifiers in Construction Supply Chains

GS1 standards and identifiers make the entire building lifecycle more efficient, from design to procurement, commissioning, handover, on-going maintenance, and recycling.

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