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Dublin company launches 'Ireland's first plant-based seafood' - Members' News - Week 19 - 2021

May 14, 2021, by Fionnuala Malone - Category: Members' News

Welcome to GS1 Ireland members' news for week 19 2021. Dublin company launches 'Ireland's first plant-based seafood' and Lough Gill Distillery launches their cask reserve programme. Read on for more.

Donegal athleisurewear company launches summer collection

Donegal-based clothing company FitPink Athleisure has just launched its new Summer 2021 collection, which includes new athleisure pieces, "designed to take you from the gym to the sofa to the great outdoors, whilst looking your best and feeling comfortable". Since launching in 2019, FitPink has become one of the best-known Irish athleisure brands earning them over 2,000 5-star reviews.  Founded in 2019 by Donegal mother of four, Jenni Timony, FitPink's products are sweat-absorbent, regular wash proof and secure.  FitPink recently scooped a “Business All-Star” award "Athleisurewear brand of the year 2021".  You can shop the new collection here.

This information came from The Leitrim Observer.

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.

Dino's Family Chip Shops - "In 1970 Dino Cregan opened his first Family Chip Shop in Tower Street Cork. The philosophy then and now is ‘you are only as good as your last bag of chips’."

Lifeway Kefir - "We call it "the champagne of dairy." Discover how Kefir provides a unique combination of nutritional benefits and well-being."

Jo Harpur Jewellery - "Award-Winning Jewellery Business. Designed in Ireland and Handcrafted in Sterling Silver, Inspired by the Night Sky, Love and the Ocean."

Kuma Bikes - "Kuma Bikes is an Irish electric bike company based in Dublin. We are bringing a more modern style of ebike to the market."

Allied Merchants Buying Association - "Allied Merchants Buying Association is a group of leading Independent Building Materials, Timber, Plumbing, Hardware, Agri Trade, Fuel, Garden and Homeware Retailers working together to enhance our business through the development and deployment of coordinated negotiation of prices and terms in conjunction with our supplier partners."

Tracworx - "Tracworx offers a Wi-Fi based, cloud-hosted RTLS tracking solutions to healthcare organisations to manage and track patient flow."

Alleen House Farm - "A small-scale farm in Donohill, 8km from Tipperary Town, established July 2020, producing salad leaf mixes, rocket, spinach, lettuce and herbs" 

The Beardsmith - "Beardsmith products include natural soaps and shampoos, beard oils and styling waxes. All products are 100% chemical-free."

Aine Swift 

Neuromod Devices - "Neuromod is a medical device company formed to advance the science of bi-modal neuromodulation."

Pillarstone Technologies - "Pillarstone Technologies specializes in providing information technology services to business customers."

Colornet Ventures - "Workplace Social Distancing & Contract Tracing Solution."

Nibbed - "Hand Crafted in Co. Wicklow, our artisan cacao concoctions are full of beans."

Lyreco Ireland - "The Lyreco group is the European leader and the third largest distributor of workplace products and services in the world."

Bluewave Seafood 

Plantruption develops “Ireland’s first plant-based seafood”

Irish company Plantruption has developed what it claims is the first plant-based seafood made in Ireland. Its first product, the Irish Sea Weed Burger, is made using seaweed harvested on Ireland’s west coast. The burger contains organically harvested red, brown, and green seaweeds, combined with tempeh and vegetables and is high in a range of nutrients such as iodine, iron, vitamin C antioxidants, fibre, vitamin K, and vitamin B12. It also contains almost 30g of protein. The Irish Sea Weed Burger comes in compostable packaging that dissolves in the ocean within 12-14 weeks.

This information came from vegconomist.

Lough Gill Distillery launches cask reserve programme

Founded by David Raethorne and a group of friends and family in 2014, Lough Gill Distillery in Co. Sligo is now offering a cask reserve program in support of its Athrú whiskey brand. three different cask types are available; 200 litre bourbon casks, 240 litre Oloroso casks, and 500 litre sherry butts. A proportion of the proceeds from the sale of each cask will be reinvested back into the House and Estate helping restore Hazelwood to its former grandeur. The cask reserve programme includes with annual visits to the distillery with up to three guests with VIP access and sample tasting.

To register interest in the Athrú Cask Reserve Program, visit

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Ireland now offers Hidradenitis suppurativa wound dressing through public health

HidraWear wound dressing for people with Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) has been added to the HSE's primary care reimbursement scheme, making Ireland the first country to offer HS-specific wound care through GPs. This is an important step for patients with this chronic, incurable disease. Suzanne Moloney, chief executive and founder of HidraMed Solutions, creator of HidraWear, founded the company in 2016, having lived with the condition since she was 13 years old. HidraWear’s AX garment and dressings are available to eligible patients who hold a medical card or are part of the drug payment scheme via their GP. HS patients should speak to their doctor to check eligibility for receiving HidraWear through the HSE.

This information came from The Irish Times.

Glanbia expects increased earnings in 2021

Global nutrition group Glanbia said its revenues for the first quarter of 2021 were up 10.5% compared to 2020 due to strong demand across both its Glanbia Performance Nutrition and Glanbia Nutritionals divisions. In a trading update ahead of its AGM this week, Glanbia said the strong first quarter gives it confidence for the rest of the year. Nutritional Solutions, part of its Glanbia Nutritionals division, reported volume growth of 10.3% driven by strong customer demand for vitamin and mineral premix and solid trends in dairy solutions.

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Wicklow Wolf launches a spot for coffee and beer lovers

Wicklow Wolf has just launched a new spot for coffee and beer lovers, The Wicklow Wolf Taproom in Newtown Mount Kennedy in Wicklow. In the mornings you can grab a coffee and a freshly made pastry supplied by The Firehouse Bakery. In the evenings, you can pick up canned craft beers. If you know Wicklow Wolf, you'll already be familiar with their selection of award-winning beers (all which will be available in The Taproom) - Elevation Pale Ale, Arcadia GF Lager, Raindrop Mixed Berry Sour and Wanderer Vienna Lager. Opening hours are Friday and Saturday: 8am - 7pm*, and Sunday: 10am - 5pm**. For more information, check out their new Instagram page.

(*Beer sales from 10am, **Beer sales from 12.30pm Sundays).

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Irish company launches vegan fish fingers

Irish frozen food company Strong Roots has just launched their new plant-based "fishless fish fingers". The fingers are made from sustainably farmed cauliflower, parsnips, and onions and are wrapped in a gluten-free bread crumb, providing a tasty alternative to the classic fish finger. Strong Roots is the first Irish plant-based brand to get a B-Corp certification, meaning that their products, and profits aspire to do no harm.

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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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