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The Print and Packaging Industry employs over 11,000 people in the Republic of Ireland. It contributes over 2 billion euro to the domestic economy. The Irish Printing Federation promotes the sector to Government, state agencies and other parties to ensure its economic impact is understood.

The The Irish Printing Federation also promotes the importance of good corporate governance and strategic management within its member companies to maximise the competitiveness of its members.

The Irish Printing Federation is the promoter of the Design, Print and Packaging Skillnet.  The Design Print & Packaging Skillnet provides a range of tailored, high quality, funded training programmes to the industry.  The Irish Printing Federation identified the opportunity to provide targeted training solutions to the sector and has developed, promoted and supported the Design, Print and Packaging Skillnet since its inception in 2005.

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Full members of the Irish Printing Federation may use its industrial relations representative service. This allows companies to have Irish Printing Federation representation in negotiations with trade unions where necessary. It also ensures professional representation at a range of third party tribunals including the Employment Appeals Tribunals, Labour Relations Commission hearings, full Labour Court hearings and Rights Commissioner hearings.

The Irish Printing Federation is also a signatory to the Registered Employment Agreement for the Printing and Allied Trades in the City and County of Dublin.