Government’s reopening guidelines explained

Overview Today (October 19th) the Irish Government announced further guidelines on COVID19 restrictions. Speaking at the announcement, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the pandemic “isn’t over in Ireland. We have to get through another winter before we can safely say it’s behind us. We’re not where we hoped to be or expected to be for October 22. We are […]

Choice Talks 16 – John Mulholland – Henderson’s Foodservice

choice talk

In our latest Choice Talk, we talk with John Mulholland, Key Account Manager at Henderson Foodservice about the challenges the company has faced during COVID and how they had to adapt their business plan.   Learn more about Henderson Foodservice here:

Planning for hybrid working in Ireland

hybrid working

Advice on how organisations can begin to prepare for a return to the workplace and a longer term move to hybrid working in Ireland. Over the last few months a wide range of research, including the series of national remote working surveys, indicate that after the pandemic the majority of workers want to continue to […]

Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector


First Choice Purchasing recently held an event discussing the “Reopening & Rebuilding Of The Leisure & Hospitality Sector” across Ireland over the next couple of months. We had some fantastic speakers whose information you can find below. They discussed interesting insights on the reopening of the country which you can find by listening back to […]

Leaving Lockdown : FCP provides a helping hand

Leaving Lockdown : FCP Guide

Yesterday evening (April 29th) Taoiseach Micheál Martin has confirmed that Covid-19 restrictions will ease from May 10th, allowing Ireland to being leaving lockdown. In his address to the nation, Mr Martin outlined a detailed plan to reopen the country over the coming weeks and months. Ireland is in a “better place” with a “degree of […]

Choice Talks 014 – John Curley – Curley’s Quality Foods

Curley's Quality Foods

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with John Curley, Founder of Curley’s Quality Foods about the challenges Curley’s Quality Foods has faced over the last year due to COVID19. John states that one of the biggest challenges during COVID is the short notice of lockdowns for the hospitality sector.  He states that it was […]

Easing of COVID19 Restrictions – April 26

COVID19 Update

April 26, 2021 marks another step on the road to normality as the easing of more restrictions come into play from today. Sports pitches, golf courses and tennis courts are reopening and visitor attractions including zoos, pet farms and heritage sites are also back in business. Underage non-contact outdoor training in pods of 15 can […]

Easing Of Restrictions – Update

Easing Of Restrictions

Although April 5th was marked as the date for easing of restrictions, Government have now changed it to the 12th. The National Public Health Emergency Team (Nphet) warned that reopening too much, too fast will risk a fourth wave of the virus. It has advised a cautious reopening over the next four to eight weeks, […]

Choice Talks 010 – Tony Moore – Bunzl Irish Merchants

Choice Talks 010 - Tony Moore - Bunzl Irish Merchants

In our most recent Choice Talk we spoke with Tony Moore, Healthcare Sales Mangers at Bunzl Irish Merchants about the difficulties BIM has faced during COVID. He discusses their biggest challenge was sourcing the right products at the right price while also now competing with new competitors, also in the meantime keeping their clients satisfied. […]

Curam Care Homes partners with First Choice Purchasing

Curam Care Home

Curam Care Homes has partnered with First Choice Purchasing on their new site on the Navan Rd. FCP has worked closely with Curam Care Homes in the development of their 144-room nursing home from start to finish. We were proud to consult them on their process and introduce them to our wide range of suppliers. […]