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DIGI Chair Calls for Excise Cuts A reversal of the 2013 excise hike on alcohol is vital to protect jobs and domestic businesses against the challenging months and years ahead, argues Rosemary Garth, Chairperson of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland and Irish Distillers’ Communications and Corporate Affairs Director. ROSEMARY Garth became the new Chairperson of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI) in July 2018, taking over from Heineken Ireland’s Maggie Timoney in the role when Timoney relocated across the Atlantic

to take on the role of Heineneken USA’s CEO. The Communications and Corporate Affairs Director from Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard has vast experience of the Irish drinks sector, and has been very

vocal since her appointment, repeatedly calling on the Government to reduce Ireland’s excise duties on alcohol, which are amongst the highest in Europe, in a bid to combat the challenges ahead, particularly those coming from Brexit.

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Retail News, is Ireland’s longest established FMCG B2B magazine. It has been around for over 60 years, from the birth of the supermarket, th...

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