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Member News 4th March 2024

Mar 4, 2024, by Paul Connolly - Category: Member News 2024

Welcome to GS1 Ireland Member’s News for March 2024, where we celebrate and share all the recent good news stories from our membership. If you have some news to share yourself, feel free to get in touch!


3 GS1 Ireland members win big at the IFWG Food Awards 2024

Regan Organic Chicken, Roll It All Butter Pastry and Valentia Island Vermouth all picked up awards at the 2024 Irish Food Writers Guild (IFWG) Food Awards.

The awards spotlight excellence and distinguishable quality in Irish produce and its committed creators. Sustainability is a consistent thread and numerous family businesses have been recognised over three decades not only for their excellent produce and practices, but also for the lasting and enduring legacy they are creating for current and future generations.

Food Award: Regan Organic Chicken, Co. Wexford

Food Award: Roll It All Butter Pastry, Co. Meath

Irish Drink Award: Valentia Island Vermouth, Co. Kerry

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Laois Entrepreneur Hollianne Phelan pitches Cotone Collection at New Frontiers 2024 Showcase

Cotone Collection is a wellness and lifestyle brand focused on creating high-comfort, high-quality sleepwear from natural fabrics and is a recent new GS1 Ireland Member.

New Frontiers is the national entrepreneurial development programme funded by Enterprise Ireland for individuals with business ideas which have the potential to scale and provide employment.

Hollianne joined nine other entrepreneurs taking part on the New Frontiers programme who showcased their innovative businesses to investors.

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Vodafone Ireland Wins Best Mobile Performance For Second Year Running

GS1 Ireland Member Vodafone Ireland has won the award for best mobile performance from nPerf for the second successive year.

Perf ranks mobile service providers based on five key performance indicators: download speed, upload speed, latency, web browsing and YouTube streaming.

Vodafone ranked first for upload speed, latency, web browsing and YouTube streaming last year, and finished over 13,000 points ahead of its closest industry competitor.

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Sliabh Liag Distillery’s Silkie Whiskey named best Irish whiskey of 2024 by The Independent

The UK paper gave Silkie top marks overall, with the Donegal whiskey coming out on top in the Independent’s blind taste tests.

All of the Irish whiskies tested underwent evaluation through two distinct scenarios: they were firstly assessed on their performance when drunk neat, (no ice or water), in its purest form. Then a few drops of water were added, and finally a large ice cube. This process provided insights into the evolution of each whiskey, enabling the assessment of aroma, concentration, and depth of flavour.

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