Plans heat up for a cool idea

Having observed that more than 80 per cent of ice sold here comes from overseas, Pure Irish Ice is ready to ramp up production of its Irish-made product

At present, Pure Irish Ice is selling to the convenience retail sector – Spar, Eurospar and Londis – with plans to become the leading Irish supplier to the major multiple store operators

“It’s hard to believe that over 80 per cent of the ice sold in retail and convenience stores in Ireland is imported from England. Ireland needs an ice producer of scale. This is the opportunity we have identified and this is why we are raising Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme (EIIS) funds,” Gerry Murphy, chairman of Pure Irish Ice Ltd, said.

Pure Irish Ice was incorporated in January 2020 and has already established distribution through ...