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There's really no need to stockpile everyday items... here's why

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 3:32pm
There's really no need to stockpile everyday items... here's why

Toilet paper has been disappearing from supermarket shelves in recent days. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

There's really no need to stockpile everyday items... here's why

Toilet paper has been disappearing from supermarket shelves in recent days. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

Have you been stockpiling items such as toilet paper or bread since the coronavirus outbreak reached Ireland?

Following the Government’s escalation of its response the COVID-19 pandemic todat, FTA Ireland has reassured the public that the nation’s supply chain is resilient and there is no need to stockpile items. 

Aidan Flynn, General Manager of FTAI, said: “As the business organisation representing Ireland’s logistics sector, FTAI wants to reassure the public that the nation’s supply chain is resilient and well equipment to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no need to stockpile food and other basic items.

“However, we ask that members of the public now stop stockpiling activity as it will place unnecessary pressure on the supply chain. As a nation, we should deal with this pandemic calmly and remain considerate of others.” 

He added: “FTAI is urging all businesses within the supply chain to work cohesively and constructively together to protect the welfare of the industry’s employees, subcontractors and drivers. This will help to ensure that businesses can continue to supply the goods and services the country relies upon.”

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