Food Drink Ireland (FDI) is the main trade association for the food and drink industry in Ireland. It represents the interests of over 150 food, drink and non-food grocery manufacturers and suppliers.
FDI is committed to ensuring an environment exists which is conducive to the success and further growth of the food and drink industry in Ireland
FDI provides leadership and direction on a number of key strategic issues, including the economic importance and reputation of the sector, sustainability, competitiveness, Brexit, innovation, trade, skills, regulation and general food chain policy. We also develop and deliver industry-led training to the Food and Drink Industry through our Food Drink Ireland Skillnet.
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Discover / Trade associations
FDI’s sector and category associations span the food chain and represent members at national and EU level.
Budget 2023 Submission
FDI’s Budget 2023 recommendations are framed to ensure that Ireland’s most important indigenous manufacturing sector can control its cost base whilst also innovating and improving both productivity and sustainability. Greater ambition is required in drawing down Brexit Adjustment Reserve funding for the sector and the Government’s Capital Investment Scheme needs to be increased well beyond €100 million and extended to all food and drink manufacturing sectors.
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Food Drink Ireland Skillnet work with companies in the food and drink sector to address skills gaps and access government funding to develop and deliver industry-specific learning programmes.
All training delivered by the network is funded by the Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.
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About the team
Food Drink Ireland, led by Paul Kelly, represents and supports a broad and diverse mix of members from the food and drink sector. The team is compromises of 12 professionals with specific responsibilities for trade associations, regulatory affairs, training and policy in the Food and Drink sector.
For any queries, please contact on 01 605 1500.