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Retail Ireland welcomes new Retail Consultation Forum

Retail Ireland, the Ibec Group that represents the Irish retail sector, has welcomed the opportunity to participate in this week’s inaugural session of the Government’s new Retail Consultation Forum.

Retail Ireland has long campaigned for the establishment of a dedicated engagement forum between Government and the sector and welcomed the decision to establish the Retail Consultation Forum, announced earlier this year, as part of a number of initiatives under the Action Plan for Jobs 2014. The establishment of the Forum and the opportunity for Retail Ireland to participate in it is an endorsement of Ibec’s ongoing campaign to place retail firmly at the heart of Government thinking.

The Forum will meet quarterly with a different topic under consideration at each session. At this week’s meeting, Retail Ireland had the opportunity to engage with other industry representative groups to propose fiscal measures and other initiatives to support the industry under this year’s budget.

Information sourced from www.ibec.ie