Weekly Round Up, September 26, 2017
Published on Sep 26 2017 2:22 PM
Aldi Ireland has announced its support of WEEE Ireland’s Every Battery Counts Campaign, which encourages consumers to recycle their used batteries. As part of the initiative, consumers will be able to drop their old batteries into WEEE Ireland battery boxes in Aldi stores nationwide.
Photo-Me, which operates sells and services instant service vending equipment has announced the appointment of Patrick Brennan as its new Managing Director for UK and Ireland. Patrick previously held the position of Photo-Me Managing Director Ireland.In his new role, Patrick will take full responsibility for business strategy and business development throughout the UK and Ireland, working with Government and Government Agencies in the development and delivery of secure biometric photo ID.
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has begun transferring the shares he holds in Diageo to his wife to avoid potential conflict ahead of the Budget set to be announced next month. According to Journal.ie, the minister was asked in July if he has planned to sell his shares in the drinks company, as he now has control over excise in the forthcoming Budget.
RGDATA has been unable to block the development of a new Lidl outlet in North Cork. The group had tried to have the decision by Cork County Council to allow the discount chain to redevelop its Mitchelstown site overturned. However, according to Examiner.ie, An Bord Pleanála ruled that Lidl’s plan for the supermarket on the Fermoy Road would not adversely affect the vitality and viability of the town centre.
Founder of the Carlow Brewing Company, Seamus O’Hara has hired a law firm to contest the trademark of Conor McGregor’s Notorious whiskey. The Irish MMA Fighter recently announced his plan to roll out the whiskey in Ireland, but according to the Irish Times, O’Hara maintains that the names is similar to his Notorious Red IPA, and that this could confuse consumers.
Dunnes Stores is reportedly planning to convert a large shop on George's Street in Dublin into two restaurants. According to Independent.ie, the site had in question has previously been a homeware shop, and a clothing shop selling a number of Dunnes' designer brands before that. Silverwood Developments, one of the Dunnes family's key corporate vehicles, has sought planning permission for a change of use for the premises.
Irish coffee shops that accept reusable coffee cups have been advised to clarify which cups they accept, as well as to refuse dirty cups due to the possible food health and safety implications. The warning comes after, according to Journal.ie, last week environmentalist Dr Tara Shine recommended that Irish businesses accept customers bringing their own cups in order to reduce waste.