Happy St. Patricks Day – check out my new “Buy Irish” resource

Todays the day that we celebrate all things Irish.

As I said this time last year, maybe we can take a few minutes today to consider how we can support and develop our country into the days, months and years to come as well.

In the past year, I’ve written a fair bit about buying Irish. In the same time frame, we’ve seen some other developments on the “Buy Irish” front – such as the Love Irish Food campaign and the more recent Think Irish campaign.

With all this in mind, I’ve put together a “Buy Irish” resource page . This new page will bring together all of the posts I write on buying Irish here on ValueIreland.com as well as links to various other “Buy Irish” resources such as newspaper articles and links to other campaign websites.

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2 Responses to Happy St. Patricks Day – check out my new “Buy Irish” resource

  1. Colm March 18, 2010 at 12:51 #

    Maybe it’s just my suspicious nature but what’s in it for you? You say that its not a commercial campaign – that your interests are purely for the benefit of Irish consumers and creating Irish jobs but Will you promote all Irish products or will ones you have a commercial interest in get pride of place.
    I’m going to reserve judgement on the specifics of the campaign and the people behind it until I learn a bit more

    (and yes all those comments have been plagerised from recent articles you wrote)

  2. valueireland March 18, 2010 at 15:20 #

    Hi Colm,

    Fair questions – happy to answer.

    Firstly, I don’t believe that any of writing here could be considered a “campaign” – I’ve merely explained my opinion on buying Irish, and I’ve explained that where possible I buy Irish myself.

    I don’t promote, and won’t promote, any specific Irish products or services. Despite getting many requests from PR companies – I don’t actually promote any products or services here, full stop. When I write about a product or service, I only write about what I know and experience myself.

    I have consistently advocated that buying Irish, while sometimes potentially more expensive, is better for the country than buying imports, or buying from foreign firms based here.

    After that, it’s up to consumers themselves.

    I have nothing to gain personally by consumers deciding to buy Irish – apart from sharing in a general improvement in the well-being of the country if people do.

    Let me know how you go getting answers from anyone else promoting “Buy Irish” to the same questions.

    Regards,

    Diarmuid

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