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Weekly Round Up, 12 May 2015

By Steve Wynne-Jones
Weekly Round Up, 12 May 2015

Bord Bia has announced its plans for Bloom 2015, which will run from 28 May to 1 June in the Phoenix Park. The festival celebrates Irish horticulture, culture and food, and this year will feature a bespoke garden inspired by Yeats’ ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’, and a 'Banter at Bloom' marquee, hosting a range of talks on food and sustainability.

Aurivo Co-op is to temporarily replace its logo on Donegal GAA senior footballers’ jerseys with a farm safety message, as part of an initiative to drive farm safety awareness. Instead of the Donegal Creameries logo on the jersey, the team will sport the ‘Stay Safe on the Farm’ logo for its championship match against Tyrone on 17 May.

SuperValu will set up a pop-up beef bistro on Dublin’s Dawson Street on 15 May, with chef Kevin Dundon supplying a range of beef dishes for customers to sample. The event celebrates the launch of the 'Best Beef Ever' campaign across SuperValu stores.

A Spar outlet in Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh has closed, with the loss of four full-time and 10 part-time jobs. Spar franchise operators Henderson Wholesale said the business had been ‘generating a significant loss’ and was no longer economically viable. Lisnaskea Post Office, which was operating in the store, will be moved to the nearby Costcutter outlet.

Tesco has confirmed the departure of two non-executive directors, audit committee chair Ken Hanna and Stuart Chambers. Hanna’s role is set to be filled by Byron Grote, a former finance director at petroleum giant BP.


The Irish Atlantic Seafood Company (IASC) has become the first Irish company to receive the Prix d’Elite award at the Global Seafood Expo held in Brussels. IASC received the award for its line of shellfish butters, sold under the ‘Something Fishy’ brand, and designed to enhance the flavour of fish dishes.

This week sees the launch of the GAA/GPA-endorsed “Cúl Heroes Cards” in stores. Following a launch in Croke Park, the cards will be part of a promotional partnership with the Irish Daily Star for three days. The RRP for six cards is €1.50, while a starter pack and a ‘deluxe’ starter pack cost €6.50 and €10 respectively.

Echlinville Distillery in Northern Ireland is launching a new 10-year Single Malt Irish whiskey, simply named The Echlinville. It marks the latest development at the distillery based at Kircubbin, Co. Down, following the success of its Dunville brand in the recent World Whiskey Awards and its growing export business.

Dublin PR agency Walsh:PR has introduced a new visual identity reflecting the 'digital and social communication media landscape' in which it now operates. “Our new visual identity more accurately reflects the way in which we have been operating in recent years and the changing nature of our services,” commented managing director Caroline Heywood. Walsh:PR has been providing PR services to companies and organisations in a wide range of sectors for over 30 years, including Consumer Lifestyle and Food & Beauty.

Lidl has been named as the sponsor of this year's Irish Mirror Pride of Ireland Awards, which take place on 19 May at the Mansion House, Dublin. The awards and will be shown on UTV Ireland on Friday 22nd at 9pm. The awards, hosted by Amanda Byram, celebrate achievements or ordinary Irish people and members of the emergency services.

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