April 2017

Business World – Irish Exporters Association Announces new Initiative for North-East 26.04.17

The Irish Times – Demand for Chinese visas from Irish business travellers rises 19.04.17

Irish Independent – Optimism rises as Irish firms shrug off Brexit fears, for now 18.04.17

Fleet Transport – Irish Exporters Association launches new Regional Supply Chain initiative 13.04.17

March 2017

Business World – Irish exporters worry about hard brexit’ 13.03.17

Irish Independent- Exports confidence at five year low over hard Brexit fears 12.03.17

Freight Business Journal – Brexit ‘set to hit Irish exporters hard’ 12.03.17

Irish Independent – Cork Port holds talks over routes to bypass the UK due to Brexit 11.03.17

Irish Examiner – Irish Exporters Association urges companies to check what impact Brexit will have on them 11.03.17

Breaknews.ie – Irish Exporters Association urges companies to check what impact Brexit will have on them 11.03.17

Farmers Journal – 94% of Irish exporters think Brexit will be harmful 11.03.17

Irish Independent – Majority of exporters travel through Britain to ship goods overseas 10.03.17

Afloat – Majority of Exporters Use UK for Transhipment of Goods Overseas 10.03.17

Handling Network – Irish Exporters Association hosted by Chanelle Group for Western Council meeting 07.03.17

Fleet Transport – French Minister of Foreign Affairs briefs Irish SMEs on export opportunities 02.03.17

Irish Independent – Exports and Life Sciences Q&A with Simon McKeever, Chief Executive, Irish Exporters Association on the supply chain of Life Sciences 02.03.17

February 2017

Irish Independent – Longford Westmeath TD and local Senator to host Brexit meeting 17.01.17

Irish Independent – Exports to UK fall by half a billion euro after Brexit 16.02.17

Irish Independent – Ireland has become a mecca for U.S. tech companies. Can Trump lure them home 10.02.17

Irish Independent – Tourism Industry Awards 2017 Winners Announced 06.02.17

Irish Independent – Irish Tourism Awards celebrate vibrant industry trailblazers 04.02.17

Irish Independent – Dawn Farms and Subway in €850m deal 02.02.17

Irish Independent – Republic focusing too much on Northern Ireland in its Brexit planning 02.02.17

Irish Independent – Simon McKeever Tips for Irish firms facing Brexit – Prepare for the worst 02.02.17

Irish Independent – Brexit focus needs to be more on trade, less on North – exporters told 02.02.17

Irish Independent – Dawn Farms signs supply contract with Subway worth €850m 01.02.17

January 2017

Irish Independent – Fine Gael TDs backing calls for Brexit minister 31.01.17

Sunday Business Post – Brexit, Irish exporters prepare for worst but Trump is good for business – 19th January 2017

Irish Independent – Longford Westmeath TD and local Senator to host Brexit meeting 17.01.17

Irish Independent – Irish firms exposed to UK market could shift operations – 11.01.17


Handling Network – Brexit really focusses the mind

Irish Independent – Record trade surplus helps allay fears as euro slumps – 16, dec

Simon McKeever on Morning business news @RTE discusses Brexit, implications to exports in 2016, looking forward to 2017 and understanding foreign currency risks, to listen click here

Fleet Transport – What can the Irish export Supply Chain do to prepare for BREXIT

Galway Advertiser – Chanelle Group puts Loughrea on the map

Fleet Transport – Ace Express Freight wins Logistics Exporter of the Year

Galway Independent – Chanelle Group named Exporter of the Year 2016 – 7th Dec

The Sunday Times – Galway pharma company named Exporter of the Year – 4th Dec

Agriland – Chanelle Group named irelands exporter of the year – Dec 1, 2016

International Supermarket New – Green isle foods wins multinational exporter of the year award 2016 – 6 Dec, 2016

Advertiser Galway – Chanelle group named exporter of the year 2016 – Dec 1, 2016

Connatch Tribune – Loughrea pharma company is Exporter of the Year – Dec 1, 2016

Fleet Transport – Chanelle Group is Exporter of the Year 2016 – Dec 1, 2016


Irish Independent – Exporters in bid to help SMEs sell abroad- 18.11.16 

Simon McKeever speaks to Mairead Lavery, Farmers Journal, about members’ fears #IEABrexit & #IEATrexit

The Sunday Times- Promise to lure business back to the US may add to Ireland’s Brexit woes – 13.11.16

The Sunday Business Post – The LowDown: learning to export, Simon McKeever – 13.11.16

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association briefed the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on the likely economic impact of Brexit with particular emphasis on jobs and enterprise and suggestions to mitigate these risks including the IEA National Export Hub. Click here to view the Simon’s brief at 1.13.50min


Business world – irish exporters association team up with ulster bank – 14-oct-2016

Irish examiner – around 50 cork jobs to go as part of dell emc cull in cork – 19-oct-2016

Irish independent-morwas needed to prepare for brexit – 12-10-16

The irish times -business groups reiterate need for brexit proof budget-3-10-16

rte-crh -tops list of biggest home grown irish exporters-4-10-2016

The times exporters body in brexodus warning – oct-16-2016

The irish times – mushroom sector crisis exposes flaws in irish response to brexit – 14-oct-2016

Newstalk – sterling advice or irish exporters as brexit rocks currency – 13-oct-2016

Newstalk – irish exports to uk fall e300m in first eight months of year – 17-oct-2016


Independant Westmeath – midlands seminar on export industry tomorrow – 13-09-2016

Irish examiner – exporters highlight insurance costs – 05-09-2016

Irish Independent – exporters association makes budget pleas – 05-09-16

Newstalk – the Irish exporters association iea has called on the government – 5-sept-2016

The irish times – irish exporters ask for freeze of minimum wage in budget sep 5th 16

The Laois People – Importance of Midlands to Irish Export Industry


Manufacturing ireland – containmentcontrol for the pharmaceutical industry – august 2016

Irish Independent – Ireland has the gloomiest view of Brexit 09.08.16

The Irish News -Electronic customs system planned for post-Brexit border 05.08.2016

Irish Examiner – Marketers add to Brexit fallout fears for Ireland 04.08.2016

Belfast Telegraph – Electronic border controls eyed as way to ensure flow of trade 04.08.2016

Fleet Transport – 92% of IEA members feel ‘Brexit’ will have a harmful effect on Irish exporters 04.08.2016

Geoscience – Geoscience Ireland and Brexit 03.08.2016

Fora – One of Ireland’s top manufacturers could shift business to the North if the UK rolls out tariffs 01.08.2016


The Sunday Times – SMALL BUSINESS Soap maker cleans up its export act – 31.07-16

Irish Examiner – Brexit economic woes – We face as much risk as Britain – 29.07.16

Afloat -Irish Exporters Majority Braced for ‘Harmful Effect’ of Brexit 28.07.2016

Belfast Telegraph – Fox’s call to scrap EU tariff deal would hike cost of Irish exports 28.07.2016

RTE – Exporters expecting negative impact from Brexit 28.07.2016

Business World – Irish exporters see Brexit hurting sector -survey 28.07.2016

The Journal – The vast majority of Irish exporters say Brexit will have a negative impact on their business 28.07.2016

UTV – Almost all Irish exporters braced for ‘harmful effect’ of Brexit 28.07.2016

Yahoo – Irish exporters see Brexit hurting sector – survey 28.07.2016

Reuters – Irish exporters see Brexit hurting sector 28.07.2016

MSN Money – British push to abolish customs union is ‘madness’ 28.07.2016

Irish Independent – British push to abolish customs union is ‘madness’ 28.07.2016

The Irish Times – Surprise as Michel Barnier appointed chief Brexit negotiator 28.07.2016

Daily Mail – Irish exporters see Brexit hurting sector –survey 28.07.16

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, was interviewed for RTE One Morning Ireland on the results of our Members Brexit Survey. To listen to the broadcast click on this link and skip to 20:40 minutes 28.07.2016

The Sunday Times – Export Industry Awards Launch 24.07.16

ThinkBusiness.ie – After Brexit comes the planning 20.07.16

ThinkBusiness.ie – The Export Knowledge Programme is a new educational programme to help SMEs get ready for exporting 18.07.16

Business Plus – Expert knowledge programme from National Export Hub 15.07.16

Belfast Telegraph – Exporters in Republic air trade fears 15.07.16

Irish Independent – Irish exports to Britain slowed in early 2016 15.07.16

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, was interviewed for TodayFM’s Sunday Business Show on the impacts of Brexit and weakening Sterling on businesses. To listen to the broadcast click on this link and skip to 50:20 minutes.

Southern Star – Government must defend our farmers’ interests 04.07.16

Afloat – Irish Rail Completes Trials of 50% Longer Multimodal Freight Trains 04.07.16

Afloat – Irish Exporters in Firing Line as Currency Crisis ‘Good for UK’ Firms 01.07.16


Manufacturing ireland – medical technology is booming irish exports – june 2016

Irish Independent – Irish exporters in the firing line as Fitch warns currency crisis will be ‘good for UK’ companies 30.06.16

Fleet Transport – Irish Exporters Association & Freight Transport Association comment on Brexit 30.06.16

Irish Independent – Irish Rail trials ‘longest ever’ 440-metre trains 28.06.16

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, was interviewed for RTEOne Morning Ireland on the potential impacts of Brexit to Irish exporters. To listen to the broadcast click on this link and skip to 54:00 minutes.

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, was interviewed for RTEOne Drive Time on the potential impacts of Brexit to Irish exporters. To listen to the broadcast click on this link and skip to 19:00 minutes.

Irish Times – Enterprise Ireland to reduce clients exposure to UK following Brexit 27.06.16

Irish Examiner – Prolonged uncertainty lies ahead for exporters after UK votes to leave EU 25.06.16

Handling Network – Supply Chain Seminar June

Irish Independent – The one certainty: a Leave win would hurt our economy 22.06.16

CCTV News – How would the Emerald Isle & UK be affected by Brexit? 21.06.16

IBMNewsLink – Ulster Bank launches series of business roadshows 17.06.16

Irish Independent Agri exports in the firing line if British exit the EU 15.06.16

Business World Irish Exporters Association team up with Ulster Bank 15.06.16

Breaking News – Irish exporters express Brexit fears 12.06.16

Irish Independent – Ulster Bank takes to the road 07.06.16

Fleet Transport – Rising business costs continue to curtail growth for Irish exporters


Irish Independent – Ulster Bank Business Series

Irish Examiner – Ireland’s economy up global rankings

Business Plus- Cost Pressures Irk Exporters

RTE – Morning business news with Conor Brophy

Irish Independent – Exporters say skilled staff are harder to find

Irish Examiner – Exports grow despite cost concerns over UK’s Brexit vote

Newstalk – 44% of Irish exporters have said that they struggle to find skilled workers

Irish Examiner – Medal of honour 26.05.16

Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association and Kevin O’Connor, Managing Director of Colourtrend were interviewed for UTV Ireland News on the potential implications of Brexit to Irish exporters. To view the news broadcast click on this link and skip to 14:18 minutes.

Irish Independent – Cork and its importance to the Irish Export Industry – Business event

Iran-business  news – Irish Exporters highlight Opportunities in Iran

Irish Examiner – Irish exporters underpin food trade links with Iran

Business World – Ireland has most to lose from any British EU exit claim experts 

The Irish Times – Irish firms using invoice finance generated €25.9bn in 2015

Irish Independent – Focus on major economies as EU issues forecasts

Irish Examiner – Irish Exporters Association celebrates 65 years in business

The Irish Times – Opinion Potential Brexit already impacting Irish exports

Irish Examiner The Sky’s the limit for exporters with new Irish Exporters Association and Vhi International partnership 10.05.16


Irish Independent – Brexit briefing for SMEs

AGRILAND – Dairy companies lead Irish trade mission to Iran

Fleet Transport –  Irish Exporters Association Supply Chain Ireland Seminar 2016

Handling network Magazine – Good Distribution Practice passport is a key element in Pharma Supply Chain

Nicola Byrne, CEO of Cloud 90, Martin McVicar, founder of Combilift and Larry Murrin, MD of Dawn Farm Foods discuss Brexit and its possible implications to Irish businesses on Marian Finucane Show, RTÉ Radio 1, listen here. 

Export & Freight Magazine – Concern Over How Brexit Would Impact on Hauliers & Expoters

The Irish Times – Political instability bad for business

The Clare Champion – Business Groups  want  stable government

AgriFood – IEA profile

The Irish Times – Road Warrior The Business of travel


Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association and Sarah O’Connor and Isolde Johnson, founders of Cool Beans were interviewed for ZDF Heute, German news programme on the potential implications of Brexit to Irish exporters. To view the news broadcast click on this link and skip to 9:44minutes.

The Irish Times – Brexit would ‘severely damage Irish trade’ – Sean Kelly

Irish Food – Export excellence

Sunday Business Post – Pro-Brexit business leaders take names off campaign list

MNI DEUTSCHE BORSE GROUP – Analysis Euro Has Limited Upside after Recent Gains; No Threat to Growth

MENA FN.COM – Microsoft remains Ireland’s key exporter

Irish Times – Ibec warns of threats to Irish economic growth

Irish Independent – Brexit would make Irish exporters 30pc less competitive in UK – Ibec

Irish Examiner – Brexit fears already stalk Irish firms

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES – Brexit Irish Business Fears Border Controls, Tariffs, Uncertainty, While Some Eye Increased FDI

Fianna Fail – Brexit represents a direct threat to Irish exports and SME jobs – Calleary

The Irish Times – Brexit would hit Ireland almost as hard as UK – research

Freight Business Journal -Brexit vote could hurt exporters

Irish Examiner – New markets ‘key’ in case of Brexit

Open Europe  – New survey 60% of Irish exporters think Brexit would harm their business

Kildare Kfm – Irish Exporters Feeling The Impact Of Potential Brexit

Breaknews.ie  – ‘There’s a misconception that Ireland could negotiate a trade agreement’ after Brexit

The Irish Times – Exporters and small firms voice Brexit fears

Irish Independent – Exporters fret about Brexit

“The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has warned of the damaging effects that both a UK exit from the EU, and the uncertainty created by even the prospect of Britain leaving, will have on Irish firms.”, to listen to Simon McKeever interviewed on Newstalk Business Breakfast, click here.

The Sunday Times – Brexit would be a party pooper

AGRILAND – ‘Brexit – the honest truth is no one has a clue what the outcome would be’

Irish Examiner – Former UK chancellor Ken Clarke in Brexit warning for Ireland

Irish Independent – Brexit would pose enormous problems for Ireland, says Kenneth Clarke

RTE – Brexit poses ‘enormous problems’ – Ken Clarke

The  Belfast Telegraph – Brexit will cause huge problems for Republic of Ireland, warn Tory Ken Clarke and Allied Irish Bank chief Richard Pym

The Irish News – Brexit will cause huge problems for Ireland warns former British chancellor


Handling Network – IEA Supply Chain Ireland

RTE Radio 1 – Simon McKeever on Today with Sean O’Rourke  join the programme to talk about the consequences on Irish trade if Britain exit from EU, listen here

The Sunday Times – Exporter Forum Points towards sustainability

Irish Independent – Dairy exports won’t be hurt by a Brexit – Ornua director

Irish Independent – Power eyeing flotation for Aerogen once again

The Irish Times – Beps averts collapse of global tax rules, conference told

The Irish Times – No second Brexit vote in event of ‘wrong answer’, ambassador says

Irish Examiner – Iran offers ‘huge opportunity’ for Irish exporters

Irish Independent – ‘Where is it going to be better to set up business Here or north of the border’

Irish Independent – Pro-Brexit camp is lacking coherence – UK ambassador

Fleet Transport – Export Leadership Forum focuses on Growth & Circular Economy Opportunities for Irish business

Dairy & Food Industries E-Magazine – National Export Hub announces new initiative to educate SME’s in export

Irish Examiner – Enterprise Ireland plans Iranian visits to tap into trade opportunity

The Irish Times – Exporter forum kicks off as figures show value rise of 40% 

RTÉ Radio 1 – Morning Ireland, Simon McKeever interviewed by Adam Maguire on Business News about Brexit and global recovery, listen here

RTE – Morning business news with Adam Maguire


Irish Independent – African market rise for exporters

Fleet Transport – Top 10 exporting highlights from the Irish Exporters Association in 2015 


ThinkBusiness.ie – The Export Knowledge Programme is a new educational programme to help SMEs get ready for exporting

Sunday Business Post – Opportunities abound in the new Iran 


RTE – Morning business news – December 23


Breaknews.ie – 60 new jobs at Cork-based company Newsweaver

Irish Examiner – Heart of Africa

Freight Business Journal – Books balance but China is a concern

The Irish Times – Bringing Cool Beans to the UK


Sunday Business Post – Worse things could happen than a Brexit

Irish Examiner – The Little Milk Company shows it’s a big cheese in Dungarvan

IMDO Ireland – ICG wins Maritime Services Company at the 2015 Irish Exporters Awards

The Sunday Times – Combilift is exporter of the year

The Irish Times – Monaghan firm wins award for exporter of the year

Fleet Transport – COMBILIFT wins Irish Exporter of the Year 2015 Award

SHD Logistics – Combilift wins Irish Exporter of the Year Award for 2nd time

Afloat – Maritime Services Company of the Year Awarded to ICG’s Container & Terminal Division

THE IRISH TIMES Friday, November 6 , 2015 Irish Exporters – A special report


Irish Examiner SPOT ON 29.10.15

Irish Independent Minister Joked he didnt know what data protection was 29.10.15

Fleet Transport – Supply Chain Ireland seminar highlights demand for further growth of rail and air freight

Fleet Transport – Study into potential for expansion of rail freight welcomed


Irish Independent There are 1.27 billion reasons why Indian visit is crucial to Ireland 23.09.15

Herald – Microsoft’s exports beat Google to top league 22.09.2015 (1)

Irish Times – Microsoft overtakes Google as State’s top exporter 22.09.2015

Irish Examiner US Firms are Irelands Top Exporters 22 September .15

Irish Independent – Microsoft Ireland overtakes Google as the country’s top exporter 22.09.2015

Business Plus 2015 Top 250 Exporters in Ireland and Northern Ireland launched 21 September 2015

Business + Finance FDI companies dominate Ireland’s export industry 21 September 2015

The Irish Times Awards Announcement 04 September 2015

Irish Independent What China’s economic wobble means for Irish agri-business 01.09.2015


Simon McKeever on ”This Week’ RTE Radio 1 http://bit.ly/1ICKqwX 30.08.15

Irish Independent Here are the business stories you need to know about this morning 25.08.15

Irish Examiner ‘Pay restraint a must to protect competitiveness’ 24.08.15

Handling Network Aug.Sep 2015


Sunday Business Post China syndrome 12 July 2015

Irish Independent Viewpoint ‘Brexit’ would damage Irish beef exports 01 06 15


The Irish Times Ireland could pick an additional €15bn in FDI if Britain leaves EU 24 June 2015

Irish Independent Brexit Ireland-UK trade could fall by a fifth exporters warned 24 05 15

Irish Examiner In The Papers 24 06 15

Sunday Business Post Thinking Global Holds the Key For Irish SMEs 21 06 15

Irish Independent Boost for Irish exporters as sterling soars 22 06 15

Irish Independent Diary The Week Ahead 22 06 15

Irish Examiner Developing export channels for a sustainable future 16 June 2015

Irish Examiner Crisis giving exceptional boost for Irish exporters 17 June 2015


Handling Network Print Irish Exporters Association launches Supply Chain Ireland forum May 2015

Handling Network Print Rail Freight May 2015

Irish Mirror Aer Lingus takeover Uproar in Dail as coalition accused of ‘ramming through’ sale of airline 27 May 2015

The Irish Times Exporters urge government to resist wage increases 25 May 2015

Irish Exporters Association Host Forum On Asian Trade 20 May 2015

Newstalk Brexit Radio interview and online 18 May 2015

Irish Independent – Exporters warn we must plan for ‘Brexit’ 18 May 14

Irish Examiner Exporters chief says Ireland must prepare for possibility of ‘Brexit’ 18 May 2015

Handling Network Online Irish Exporters Association launches Supply Chain Ireland forum 07 May 2015


Sunday Business Post New This Week 12 April 2015

Fleet Transport Weekly Newsletter 2 April 2015

Fleet Transport Supply Chain Ireland launched by Irish Exporters 02 April 2015


The Irish Times Depreciating Euro Boosts Export Tourism Sectors 13 March 2015

Business Leadership IEA launches new supply chain initiative to support exporters 31 March 2015

The Irish Times Depreciating Euro Boosts Export Tourism Sectors 13 March 2015