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FTA Ireland welcomes support for apprentices

FTA Ireland has welcomed the Irish government’s announcement of a €3,000 financial incentive for employers taking on apprentices. General Manager Aidan Flynn said the association has been calling for some months for more support for employers FTAI is the lead proposer for the Logistics Associate Apprenticeship, which will see its first cohort of students graduate this autumn. Flynn said: “Supporting businesses as they recruit the workforce of tomorrow will futureproof our sector ... [+]

Ireland appoints first-ever transport minister

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has applauded the appointment of Hildegarde Naughton as the country’s first dedicated minister for transport and logistics. General manager Aidan Flynn, said the association had been campaigning for for several years and was ready and willing to work closely with the newly-formed coalition between Fianna Fail, Fine Gael ... [+]

FTA Ireland calls for cabotage concession

Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has welcomed a package of emergency measures by government to support logistics businesses through COVID-19 as a promising start but more needs to be done, including a relaxation of cabotage rules it says. FTAI general manager, Aidan Flynn, said: “Businesses within the freight distribution and logistics sector ... [+]

Please don’t stockpile, says FTA Ireland

FTA Ireland (FTAI) is asking the public not to stockpile, saying that the nation’s supply chain is resilient, after the government stepped up its corona virus response including closing schools and public institutions. Aidan Flynn, general manager of FTAI comments: “As the business organisation representing Ireland’s logistics sector, FTAI wants to ... [+]

Now wash your hands, says FTA Ireland

FTA Ireland urged the freight distribution and logistics sector to work effectively, collaboratively and transparently to assess the risk of the corona virus to the international supply chain. Operators should assess the potential impact on their businesses, put in place mitigation measures and review the situation regularly. “Communication is key and it is crucial for ... [+]

FTAI helps to turn Ireland green

FTA Ireland (FTAI)’s annual Transport Manager Seminar will give guidance on sustainable transport following the launch of the European Commission’s Green Deal that aims to transform Europe into a climate-neutral economy by 2050. This year’s one-day event will be on 25 March 2020 at the Johnstown House Hotel Spa in ... [+]

Election is good news, says FTA Ireland

FTA Ireland says that the calling of a general election on 8 February by the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar was good news for logistics. It said the industry was losing confidence in the government’s ability to successfully navigate Brexit and provide the right framework to transition to a zero-emission economy FTAI general ... [+]

Irish climate action: where’s the freight?

Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) general manager Aidan Flynn says that the Irish government’s Climate Action Plan, launched on 17 June, fails to recognise the vital role the freight transport industry must play. Without a clear plan for the logistics sector, it will struggle to meet its target of net ... [+]

FTA Ireland welcomes Brexit agreement

FTA Ireland (FTAI) says it has “reacted positively” to the draft withdrawal agreement presented by Teresa May to the UK Parliament on 15 November, and believes that it will assist the transition to a frictionless trading environment, while boosting confidence and certainty. General manager Aidan Flynn said: “Ireland would be the ... [+]

Brexit breathing space would be welcome, says Irish freight industry

FTA Ireland said it would welcome an extended Brexit transition period, following suggestions by UK Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday during negotiations with Brussels. The Trade Association suggested that it should last at least one year, to allow the logistics sector to prepare for the future trading environment. FTAI general manager Aidan ... [+]

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