Joe Sweeney, president of the National Federation of Retail Newsagents Ireland (NFRN Ireland) presented An Taoiseach Enda Kenny with the organisation’s Policy Agenda for 2014 at Fine Gael’s Ard Fheis last week, as well as meeting senior ministers including Finance Minister Michael Noonan.
NRFN Ireland’s 2014 policy priorities include tackling Ireland’s illicit trade, especially in tobacco. The organisation believes that plain packaging will result in a higher volume of illicit trade. It it also seeking the establishment of a Small Business Ombudsman, as well as a cut in red tape for small businesses.
“In every case the document was well received and the Taoiseach and his party colleagues all promised to give the points I raised very careful consideration,” said Sweeney.
“It is the stated aim of the Taoiseach to make Ireland ‘the best small country in the world in which to do business’ and NFRN Ireland continues to work to ensure that Ireland is also the best country in the world for small businesses such as our members in the independent retail sector.”
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