Working groups

As part of our service to members, Retail Ireland hosts a number of working groups covering topics of specific relevance to the retail industry. These groups offer a unique opportunity for close engagement between members on a host of issues which impact on retailers. Our working groups also help to inform and frame our policy agenda and advocacy activities.

Retail Ireland Board
The Board of Retail Ireland is comprised of a small group of senior executives of some of our member companies. All categories of retail are represented.

Retail Ireland Council
Each of our member companies is invited to appoint one or two senior representative to sit on our Council, which meets twice a year.

Alcohol Group
Our dedicated Alcohol Group complements our members' commitment to the Responsible Retailing of Alcohol in Ireland (RRAI) initiative.

Grocery Group
Our Grocery Group engages on policy, regulatory and operational issues pertaining specifically to the supermarket, convenience and grocery trade.

Health & Safety Group
Our dedicated Health & Safety Group brings together members from across the world of retail and meets three times per year. Please click here for more details.

Payments Group
Our Payments Working Group allows members to discuss and debate complex issues in the Irish and global payments system.

City & Town Centres Group
Our City & Town Centres Group leads Retail Ireland's commitment to reinvigorating the business environment in town centres and rejuvenating Ireland's traditional high streets.

Children's Clothing Group
This group monitors compliance with Retail Ireland's Responsible Retailing of Childrenswear guidelines.

Ibec Retail HR Council
Hosted in cooperation with our colleagues in Ibec's IR/HR Services Division, the Ibec Retail HR Council meets twice per year to debate the latest issues impacting HR practices within the retail industry.

Retail Ireland members are also invited to engage with Retail Ireland Skillnet to help drive their staff training and development.

We actively encourage our member companies to participate in these groups. Should you wish to get involved, or should you wish to be added to the mailing list for a particular group, please contact us.