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Suzanne Moloney is the Irish Times Business Person of the Month - Members' News - Week 12 - 2021

Mar 22, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland's members' news for week 12 2021. Suzanne Moloney is the Irish Times Business Person of the Month and some well-known Instagram brands join GS1 Ireland. Read on for more.

Suzanne Moloney of HidraMed Solutions is The Irish Times Business Person of the Month 

HidraMed Solutions founder Suzanne Moloney has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month, an accolade run in association with Bank of Ireland. This comes after Ms Moloney's medtech company won the Irish Times Innovation of the Year award in 2020 for developing a novel dressing system for those living with chronic skin disease, Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). HidraMed Solutions was founded by Ms Moloney who suffers from HS. She developed a novel dressing system consisting of adhesive-free dressings which fit into specially created underwear. HidraMed’s technology also has potential applications in the wider chronic wound care market. Investment in HidraMed to date has been about €1 million. 

This information came from The Irish Times.

West Cork foods to be stocked in Brussels due to Brexit

West Cork food products, including Clonakilty Blackpudding, have been stocked on shelves of Stonemanor a 'British supermarket' near Brussels. The store had experienced difficulty in stocking their shelves with certain products due to Brexit. SuperValu came to their rescue last week when two truckloads arrived with items including Clonakilty Blackpudding. In a statement made to The Southern Star, Stonemanor store manager Ryan Pearce said they were facing closure due to falling stock levels until they made the call to the Musgrave Group, which operates the SuperValu brand, and that they are now fully reliant on Irish suppliers until these issues are resolved.

This information came from The Southern Star.

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.

The Head Plan - "We are developing products that will keep you inspired, motivated, focused and driven to achieve your goals, whatever they may be."

Iasc Seafood Bar - "Seafood Bar serving fresh fish caught by our own boats. Traditional Fish & Chips, eat-in or takeaway."

Poco by Pippa - "Beginning with a range of just five denim styles, the POCO collection now includes t-shirts, shirts, jumpers, jackets, coats, trainers and more than 13 core styles of denim jean in a range of washes."

Dacha Drinks - “Premium natural cocktail syrups that instantly transform a tipple at home into an indulgent and delicious experience”

Mooze Vegan Company 

Boutique Lassion - "Not only have we got the trendiest beauty products, but we can also guarantee that they are of the finest quality."

Victory Road Scarf Company Limited - "Unique design and quality, made from 100% silk twill, Victory Road Scarves are a new and exclusive sports accessory perfect for all sporting occasions."


Cream of the Crop Gelato - "Cream Of The Crop produces artisan Gelatos and Sorbets from the ripest surplus produce available."

Tullamaine Distillery 

Woodfire & Green - "Artisan Kitchen Located in the Heart of Sandyford"

Tim's Bakery - "We produce natural, delicious and health-safe bakery products that bring daily satisfaction to our customers."

Overends Kitchen Farm Shop Opens at Airfield Estate

Airfield Estate in Dundrum has launched Overends Kitchen Farm Shop which offers customers a range of produce harvested from Airfield Estate’s farm, gardens and orchards, along with other artisan products from local suppliers. The range on offer will include breads from organic bakery Bread 41; cheese and crackers from Sheridans; sheep’s cheese and yogurt from Rockfield Dairy; juices from Ballycross Apple Farm; sauces from White Mausu; Nutshed Peanut Butter; Crossogue Preserves; Cider Vinegar from Llewellyn’s Orchard and Second Nature Organic Rapeseed Oils. Customers will also find craft beers from Wicklow Wolf; natural soaps and bodycare from The Handmade Soap Company and homewares from John Ryan Ceramics.

This information came from

Award-Winning Grace O’Malley Premium Spirits And Proclamation Whiskey Advance In U.S. Markets

Grace O’Malley Irish whiskey has seen accelerated growth in US states Pennsylvania and Michigan. This success comes after big wins at the San Diego International Wine & Spirits Awards with their blended Irish whiskey earning a gold medal and their Heather Infused Irish Gin earning a silver medal. Proclamation Whiskey, which also won a gold medal, has made positive gains in the Michigan and New Hampshire markets.

“It is very rare for an Irish spirits brand to gain traction in several control states within 12 months of launching in the market. Not only do we have a compelling story as the first Irish whiskey named after a woman, the legendary 16th Century Irish Pirate Queen, but our liquid is exceptional and speaks for itself,” said Stephen Cope, Founder and Managing Director of Grace O’Malley Spirits.

This information came from PR Web.

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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