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Škoda in driving seat for Pope Francis’s visit

Škoda Ireland will be the official car partner to the World Meeting of Families 2018 and the Papal visit later this month. When Pope Francis touches down in Dublin on the morning of Saturday week, he will be transported to Áras an Uachtaráin in a Škoda Rapid. Three identical vehicles, each fitted with unique identification […]

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Cork, Galway and Dublin get friendly nod

Three Irish cities – Cork, Galway and Dublin – have made it into the world’s top 10 friendliest cities in the annual reader survey of US magazine Condé Nast Traveler. Cork is in third position, Galway is at number five, with Dublin coming in eighth place. Every year,  the magazine asks its readers to decide on their favourite […]

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Maktus provides some laughs with Irish souvenirs

Maktus is a new gift and souvenir store offering consumers Irish-themed mugs, cushions, prints, coasters and amusing greeting cards. Located in Dublin’s George’s Street Arcade, the online store sells products and designs which cannot be found anywhere else.  The store’s interior and soundtrack reflects the brand slogan ‘Liking Different’. “In a world of multinationals it’s a rare […]

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Last straw becomes Ikea’s new corporate policy

Ikea stores in Ireland and Britain are to remove all single-use plastic straws from its product range and restaurants by the start of October as part of an ongoing drive to make a positive impact on the planet.  The move is the first in a series of steps the Swedish company is taking towards its […]

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Tolan takes on MD job at Irish Distillers

Pernod Ricard’s Irish Distillers has appointed Claire Tolan as managing director for Ireland to replace Louise Ryan who is taking on the job of managing director of the French drink group’s global Gin Hub in London. In her new role, Tolan will be responsible for the distribution of the Pernod Ricard portfolio of  wines and spirits […]

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Olympic Council pledges €200k in new grants

The Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) has announced €200,000 of funding grants to its member federations. The grants are being made available to member national governing bodies to support Olympic projects across the current cycle. The allocation marks year one of a campaign to support specific Olympic-based projects and programmes. It also backs scholarship programmes and […]

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Concannon to head up Government global project

John Concannon has been appointed director of a new Government initiative aimed at expanding “Ireland’s global footprint” as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s the strategic communications unit (SCU) is wound down. Concannon took on the SCU job after launching Creative Ireland, which aims to give communities access to learning music, drama and art. Former IAPI chief executive […]

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Tesco run in-store tea parties for communities

Tesco Communi-Tea parties will take place again tomorrow across the British multiple’s 151 stores nationwide from midday to 4pm. The event returns as donations by the Tesco Community Fund covering 11,000 local causes all throughout Ireland reach €3 million. On average, Irish people drink about four cups of tea every day. Nine in 10 households buy […]

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Paddy Powers sets off with World Cup boat show

Bookmaker Paddy Power has launched a digital-only World Cup show, Paddy’s Boat Party, which will be broadcast weekly throughout the tournament being played in Russia. Working with Offscript Studios, the Irish production company co-owned by INM and Larry Bass’s ShinaWil, that specialises in bringing TV-quality content to digital channels. Paddy’s Boat Party will be broadcast live […]

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Bewley’s coffee to-go cups now fully recyclable

As part of their commitment to sustainability, Bewley’s is making it easy for their customers to be environmentally friendly on the go with the launch of 100 per cent recyclable and compostable cups. Bewley’s Grafton Street will lead the way as the first location that will offer the cups and they will then be rolled […]

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Smart gold winners show their mettle

An Post will host its annual best of Irish breakfast in the Shelbourne Hotel this Wednesday. The event, which starts at 7.30am, will showcase some of the top campaigns from this year’s Smart Marketing awards. Four gold winners will present on Dulux by Chilli Pepper, Three and Alias Partners, top agency DMCM and Aviva by […]

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Good4U shows how being small pays off big time

Last Thursday night saw the showcasing of national and international brands at the Marketing Institute’s All Ireland Marketing (AIM) awards. Good4U was chosen as the winner of the small business marketing award. The Sligo company showcased the campaign around new healthy snacks which were recently rolled out across eight European markets. Good4U launched new pack […]

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AIB again voted top AIM marketing team

AIB has again being chosen as the top marketing team at the Marketing Institute’e All Ireland Marketing (AIMs) awards presented at a gala dinner attended by Ireland’s top marketers in the Clayton Hotel event. The event saw the AIB team, headed by Mark Doyle (above), take the spot ahead of Just Eat, Littlewoods, One4All and […]

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