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Irish Countrywomen’s Association announces Love Irish Food Partnership

November 30, 2011 Industry News

ICA Loves Irish Food The Irish Countrywomen’s Association today announced a partnership with Love Irish Food which aims to highlight the critical role of consumer support for Irish food producers and jobs.

Speaking today, Anne Maria Dennison, ICA National President said that the nationwide organisation was delighted to work with Love Irish Food, and that its network will promote the best of Irish produce.

“The ICA has supported Irish food producers for a century – this is part of what we do. There is no better time than now to promote the best of Irish. Investing in our economy is everyone’s business – what better way than through what we put on our tables for our families and friends”. Ms Dennison added that the partnership is about two important things – good food and good jobs. Love Irish Food represents over 80 Irish manufactured food and drink brands, and works to encourage everyone to switch to buying Irish made alternatives throughtheir campaign message ‘One more makes all the difference’. Sharon Colgan, Programme Director of Love Irish Food commented: “We are delighted with the partnership and look forward to working with ICA. This kind of co-operative spirit will help spread the word on the importance of the campaign and its role in securing the future of our largest indigenous industry and the 230,000 people whose livelihood are dependent on it.

ICA Chief Executive, John O’Callaghan: “Our partnership with Love Irish Food sends a strong message through our communities that the ICA is in the business of supporting Irish jobs – that way we support families and communities.” To showcase Love Irish Food brands, on April 23rd the ICA is hosting the ‘Love Irish Food Easter Fair’ at An Grianan, in Co Louth, the well known location of the ICA Bootcamp programme on RTE “The fair will feature fantastic Irish Food products as well as family activities – an Easter Egg Hunt, cookery demonstrations by XX on tasty ways to use Love Irish Food products, and many more activities.” John O’Callaghan added. For more information, please contact Emily Westbrooks at ICA central office on 01 668 0002 or by email at emily@ica.ie.

 

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