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Irish chocolatiers launch their sustainable Easter collection - Members' News - Week 11 - 2021

Mar 15, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland's members' news for week 11 2021. Irish chocolatiers launch their sustainable Easter collection and Bó Rua farm complete the LEADER programme. Read on for more.

Lir Chocolates launches Easter range with innovative sustainable packaging

Lir Chocolates has recently launched their Easter 2021 range of chocolate eggs, all made in Navan, Co. Meath. Lir’s new range come in packaging which is 99% plastic-free and fully sustainable. The range comes in four varieties; milk, dark, caramel and white and can be delivered direct to your door when you order online or you can pick them up in selected Tesco, Supervalu and Centra stores nationwide.

New Members this Week at GS1 Ireland

The companies below joined GS1 Ireland since our last Members News. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome them to the GS1 Ireland community.

BioCryst Ireland -  "We’re developing novel oral medicines for rare diseases to help patients take part in the everyday activities they enjoy."

Wexbury - Vodka infused with Wexford Strawberries

Taw Pharma (Ireland) - "Marketing Authorisation Holder in the UK and European Union for licence applications and marketed products."

Technology Crowd - "Irelands Finest Satellite & Aerial Supplier"

Lote11 Import & Export

Kathy's Kitchen 

Bó Rua farm completes LEADER programme project

Recent projects brought to completion under the LEADER programme include the development of a state-of-the-art facility to make cheese by a family-run enterprise in North Cork, Bó Rua farm. The LEADER programme which is co-financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, is an initiative to support rural development projects at local level in order to revitalise rural areas and create jobs. Construction of the facility began in 2018 with grant assistance of €149,997.95 under the Enterprise Development sub-theme. 

This information came from Cork Safety Alerts

Around Noon invest £250k to reduce plastic waste 

Around Noon, a food manufacturer that makes ready meals under the Simply Fit Foods brand, has invested a quarter of a million pounds in a new, in-house printing operation which is set to save over 60 tonnes of plastic each year. The project forms part of their overall environmental sustainability plan. The new printing operation will meet all of Around Noon’s label printing needs. The flexographic printing press it has acquired will also enable all of its labels to be cut and printed on recyclable paper and will reduce plastic label waste to zero. 

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Tullahay Farm starts exporting to Europe

Just five months after launching its range of whey drinks and soft cheeses, Tullahay Farm is starting to exporting to Europe. Their products are set to be stocked in the Stonemanor Store in Belgium. The company took home bronze at the 2020 Blas na hÉireann awards in October 2020 for its fruity whey drinks only two months after launching the brand. Rosemary O'Shea, owner of Tullhay, credits the expansion into Europe with being a member of the Tipperary Food Producers network. Congratulations Rosemary.

This information came from Tipperary Live

That's it for this week, be sure to come back next week for more news from GS1 Ireland members around the country. If you are a GS1 Ireland member and you have some news you would like to share, please get in touch at, we would love to hear from you.

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