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Free Trade Ireland is an innovative web-based service, which encourages and facilitates the reuse of household and business items.

Free Trade Ireland is simple and easy to use. Users wishing to advertise an item are required to become a member of the site. Item details can be posted through a number of simple steps in a secure environment for the user

Once uploaded, item posts will be available on the website for users to view. Anyone interested in any item will be free to contact the member using the details displayed. Users browsing the site will not need to become a member of the website

The service is free to use and all items advertised on the service are offered for free.

Golden anniversary for reuse on FreeTrade Ireland with 50,000 items in new homes

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An Taoiseach launches Smartphone App during EU Week of Waste Reduction

An Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny, T.D launches the FreeTrade Ireland Smartphone App with Shane Colgan (EPA) and Hugh Coughlan ( Dublin City Council)


An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny, T.D. has launched a new smartphone app for, the national online reuse service.

Reusing your unwanted items is now even easier and can be done through your smartphone in a few simple steps. iPhone, iPod touch and Android phone users can download the FreeTrade Ireland app for FREE from iTunes and the Android Play Store.

The free app allows users the same functionality as the website so new users can register as a FreeTrade Ireland member, upload, search for and manage items. Users can use the app to upload pictures of their unwanted items to help find it a new home even faster!

“It's particularly fitting that the new FreeTrade Ireland Smartphone app is being launched during the EU Week of Waste Reduction.  This app should help people find new owners for items that are no longer wanted, while allowing others to find the items they need - for free.  Everyone should be encouraged to save on the cost of disposal and on the cost of buying and, in doing so, cut down on waste.  This is in line with the Government's policy of becoming a recycling society, by not only reducing waste but by realising the resources we can recover from waste” says An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny, T.D.

“The FreeTrade Ireland smartphone app is a fantastic new addition to the service and makes reusing items through the service even easier. The service gives items an extended lifespan and greatly benefits people in terms of time and cost savings, as well as reducing pollution on the environment,” says Hugh Coughlan, spokesperson for

“We encourage all smartphone users out there to download the app and post ads for their unwanted items using the app to see how easy it really is! You might even win one of two smartphones through the app competition that is currently running so it’s well worth downloading over the next few weeks!”

From today until 13th December 2013 users of the FreeTrade Ireland App will have the chance to enter into a competition by registering for the service or uploading an item through the app. An iPhone and Android enabled smartphone are up for grabs and full details of the competition can be found on the website

The national FreeTrade Ireland service has been in place since July 2010 with Mayo County Council acting as the lead authority. In the three years has been operational, over three million visits to the website have been recorded and over 42,000 items reused. Items as large as mobile homes, cars, pianos, office furniture right down to smaller items like teddy bears, hair straighteners and golf clubs have received new homes through the FreeTrade Ireland reuse service. All items are welcome and all items are FREE!

The Free Trade Ireland service is funded by the EPA under the National Waste Prevention Programme.

Dublin, Wednesday, 20th November 2013

Pictured: An Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny, T.D, Shane Colgan (EPA) and Hugh Coughlan (Dublin City Council)

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