FTA Ireland appoints Head of Policy to champion Irish logistics

Wednesday 01 September 2010

FTA Ireland, a new multi-modal transport trade association for Ireland, has appointed Declan McKeon as its Head of Policy. Declan will ensure that the views and interests of FTA Ireland’s members – among them some of the country’s largest businesses – are expressed loudly and clearly.

Established by the Freight Transport Association as a response to industry’s need to improve the profile of logistics practices in the Republic of Ireland, FTA Ireland will give the Irish logistics industry a new opportunity to present their combined views on transport policy.

Declan McKeon, FTA Ireland’s newly appointed Head of Policy, said:

“FTA Ireland represents an exciting and very real opportunity to better the industry’s image and improve the way in which the logistics sector operates by sharing best practice and ideas. By vocalising these ideas at the very highest level we can create a safer, more environmentally friendly and more efficient supply chain.”

Declan is a dangerous goods specialist with over 20 years’ experience in the logistics sector. Before taking the mantle at FTA Ireland, Declan oversaw warehouse logistics for Coca-Cola Concentrate in Drogheda, Louth.

McKeon concluded:

“During my career I have come across companies that take their commitments to road safety very seriously. These same companies have a strong compulsion to differentiate themselves from those who take their adherence to transport regulations less seriously. My new role will enable me to help those companies achieve this aim.

“I am relishing the challenge of presenting the views of members to the Irish Government and other policy agencies, and I look forward to helping establish FTA Ireland as the undisputed voice for Irish logistics.”

Notes for editors

1. FTA Ireland’s address and contact details:

FTA Ireland
Unit 2010, Orchard Avenue
City West Business Campus
Dublin 24
Republic of Ireland

DDI + 353 1 4689511
DDI + 353 1 4689517
Fax: + 353 1 4677604
Email: dmckeon@ftai.ie

FTA Ireland is a not for profit membership trade association for the freight and logistics industry in Ireland. FTA Ireland will be wholly owned and governed by its members and will act solely in the advancement of their collective best interests. It will cover all aspects of the freight, passenger transport and logistics supply chain, including road, rail, sea, air, port, airport and public service transport interests, whether as operators of freight and logistics services, coach and bus operators or as shippers.

FTA Ireland members will benefit from a suite of high quality information services provided by FTA and designed to cater for their needs, including the clear interpretation of Irish and EU legislation and access to regular news and information bulletins.

Founding members:

Balcas Timber
Casserly Transport
DHL – Supply Chain
Emo Oil
Peninsula Ireland
South Coast Transport
BOC Gases (Ireland)
Cemex Ireland
Eddie Stobart Ireland
Kerry Foods
Reynolds Logistics
Tesco Ireland
Bus Eireann
DHL – Express Ireland
EM News Distribution
Irish Global Logistics
O’Reilly Transport
Safety Kleen Ireland

For further information on FTA Ireland contact Declan McKeon on 07818 450492 or the FTA media team on 0044 (0)1892 552255 or 0044 (0)1892 552253.


FTA Press Office

01892 552255