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  • OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit “If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Vice President of Engineers Ireland, about preparations for installing infrastructure at ports and airports in the event of a ‘no deal Brexit’. “Eighteen separate construction projects are now underway [...]...
  • Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials The vast majority of building materials used in the Irish construction sector are either sourced in the UK or enter Ireland through international distributors in Britain and represent a major risk for the industry, according to executives at the recent National Construction Summit in Citywest, Dublin – writes John Whelan (pictured above). And a huge majority of [...]...
  • Marketing Campaign Worth €1.2 Million Unveiled by Guaranteed Irish Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 600+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland, has unveiled a new marketing campaign worth €1.2 million, aimed at showcasing its members’ success. The campaign has been launched to coincide with Guaranteed Irish Month, an annual event running throughout March that shines a spotlight on businesses in Ireland [...]...
  • Jameson Enters the Top 10 Premium Spirits Brands in the World List Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers at Midleton Distillery in Cork, has entered the top 10 of IMPACT magazine’s annual ‘Top 100 Premium Spirits Brands Worldwide’ list for the first time ever, after increasing sales 10% to a record 7.5 million nine-litre cases in 2018. In addition, Jameson scored its 18th consecutive year [...]...
  • Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected Sales of waste handling and processing equipment are conservatively expected to increase by 5% to 10% annually in unit terms over the next decade, and possibly beyond, according to a study being conducted by leading Birdhill and Rathcoole-based plant and equipment distributor, McHale Plant Sales. Conscious of the growing importance of waste management, and of the [...]...

OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

  OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

“If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Vice President of Engineers Ireland, about preparations for installing infrastructure at ports and airports in the event of a ‘no deal Brexit’. “Eighteen separate construction projects are now underway […]

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Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

  Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

The vast majority of building materials used in the Irish construction sector are either sourced in the UK or enter Ireland through international distributors in Britain and represent a major risk for the industry, according to executives at the recent National Construction Summit in Citywest, Dublin – writes John Whelan (pictured above).
And a huge majority of […]

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Marketing Campaign Worth €1.2 Million Unveiled by Guaranteed Irish

  Marketing Campaign Worth €1.2 Million Unveiled by Guaranteed Irish

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 600+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland, has unveiled a new marketing campaign worth €1.2 million, aimed at showcasing its members’ success. The campaign has been launched to coincide with Guaranteed Irish Month, an annual event running throughout March that shines a spotlight on businesses in Ireland […]

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Jameson Enters the Top 10 Premium Spirits Brands in the World List

  Jameson Enters the Top 10 Premium Spirits Brands in the World List

Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers at Midleton Distillery in Cork, has entered the top 10 of IMPACT magazine’s annual ‘Top 100 Premium Spirits Brands Worldwide’ list for the first time ever, after increasing sales 10% to a record 7.5 million nine-litre cases in 2018. In addition, Jameson scored its 18th consecutive year […]

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Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected

  Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected

Sales of waste handling and processing equipment are conservatively expected to increase by 5% to 10% annually in unit terms over the next decade, and possibly beyond, according to a study being conducted by leading Birdhill and Rathcoole-based plant and equipment distributor, McHale Plant Sales.
Conscious of the growing importance of waste management, and of the […]

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Rising Prices Drive Grocery Sales Growth

  Rising Prices Drive Grocery Sales Growth

The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the Irish grocery market grew by 3.5% in the 12 weeks to 24 February 2019, putting the sector on a solid footing as the UK finalises preparations to leave the EU. After a prolonged period of deflation, an upward trajectory in grocery prices is making a significant contribution […]

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Ireland Ranks Lowest in Europe For Realising Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

  Ireland Ranks Lowest in Europe For Realising Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

Irish business leaders rank lowest in Europe when it comes to realising the benefits of environmentally-friendly approaches with only 45% seeing EU and global environmental regulations, including the Paris Agreement, as an enabler of success. The findings were revealed in new research, commissioned by Ricoh Europe, involving 2,550 business leaders from across 24 countries. A […]

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European Investment Bank Report Highlights Digitalisation Benefits For Irish SMEs

  European Investment Bank Report Highlights Digitalisation Benefits For Irish SMEs

The Government has formally accepted a report entitled ‘The Digitalisation of small and medium enterprises in Ireland’ from Andrew McDowell, Vice President of the European Investment Bank. The report, a collaborative project between the Advisory Hub of the European Investment Bank and the Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation, investigates how to increase digital technology diffusion among […]

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Acquisition of Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch

  Acquisition of Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is backing the acquisition of the Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch manufacturing and export businesses by a group led by the former Chief Executive of Largo Foods (Tayto), Maurice Hickey. The acquisition will support over 100 jobs at the manufacturing plant in Gurteen, County Sligo and offices in […]

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New Financing Opportunities For Companies Following €30 Million EIB Backing For Galway Medtech Firm

  New Financing Opportunities For Companies Following €30 Million EIB Backing For Galway Medtech Firm

Future medical technology investment by Galway-based Aerogen will be supported by a €30 million loan agreed with the European Investment Bank as highlighted at the recent first sector focused EIB-IBEC financing workshop. Representatives from 70 medtech companies from Galway and elsewhere in Ireland heard at first hand how new financial products can address challenges holding back […]

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National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

  National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.
The staging of the National Construction Summit is timely with construction industry output in the Republic of Ireland predicted to expand by 20% to €24 billion […]

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Terex Announces £12 Million Investment in Derry

  Terex Announces £12 Million Investment in Derry

Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing solutions, is to establish a new facility in Campsie, Londonderry as part of a £12 million investment. The new facility will manufacture product lines for Terex Ecotec (waste management and recycling) and Terex Conveying Systems (TCS) (mobile conveying). The investment will create 100 new jobs.

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Cult Drinks is Fingal’s Enterprise Award Winner For 2019

  Cult Drinks is Fingal’s Enterprise Award Winner For 2019

A drinks business from Donabate is this year’s winner of the Fingal Enterprise Award for 2019. Cult Drinks took the top prize of €5,000 and will now represent Local Enterprise Office Fingal at the 21st National Enterprise Awards on Wednesday 29th May in the Mansion House in Dublin.
Judging is taking place in April and May and Cult […]

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eBay Partners With Enterprise Ireland to Open Global Window of Opportunity For Irish SMEs

  eBay Partners With Enterprise Ireland to Open Global Window of Opportunity For Irish SMEs

eBay, one of the world’s largest online marketplaces has joined forces with Enterprise Ireland and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCOI) for an initiative that is set to benefit up to 50 small to medium-sized Irish companies. eBay’s Retail Expansion Programme, which was launched recently in Dublin, has been designed to support local […]

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BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

  BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

Commenting on latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Housing Market Monitor, Brokers Ireland said it reinforces what is known from several other sources – that major behavioural change is being forced upon what should be the normal house buying public, particularly  aspiring first-time buyers on average salaries.
Rachel McGovern, Director of Financial Services at the organisation […]

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Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

  Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015. The report presents the main results of implementing the action plan and sketches out open challenges to paving the way towards a climate-neutral, competitive circular economy where pressure on natural and freshwater resources as well […]

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Novi’s Data Security and Mobility Deal Alleviates IT Headache For CarePlus Pharmacy

  Novi’s Data Security and Mobility Deal Alleviates IT Headache For CarePlus Pharmacy

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has designed and implemented a new IT infrastructure for CarePlus Pharmacy, Ireland’s fastest growing independent retail pharmacy group, in a deal worth €200,000. The new solution will enhance data security and mobile working capabilities for CarePlus Pharmacy customers and all employees.
In 2015, the first CarePlus Pharmacy store […]

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Finnebrogue’s Major Investment in Nitrite-free Bacon to Create 125 Jobs

  Finnebrogue’s Major Investment in Nitrite-free Bacon to Create 125 Jobs

Finnebrogue, the Downpatrick-based artisan food manufacturer, is to create up to 125 new jobs following its £17 million investment in its state-of-the-art nitrite-free bacon facility. The Invest Northern Ireland-backed investment has enabled the company to establish a manufacturing facility in Downpatrick for the production of its nitrite-free bacon, hailed by many experts as a breakthrough […]

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53% of Guaranteed Irish Members Forecast Employment Growth in 2019

  53% of Guaranteed Irish Members Forecast  Employment Growth in 2019

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 550+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland, expects employment among its members to increase by 4,151 in 2019, with 53% of members reporting that they expect to hire new staff by the end of the year. This continued growth comes as total employment at all Guaranteed Irish member […]

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Irish Research Centre Selected to Participate in €15 Million EU Cybersecurity Research Project

  Irish Research Centre Selected to Participate in €15 Million  EU Cybersecurity Research Project

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is backed by Science Foundation Ireland, has been selected to participate in a €15 million European Commission cybersecurity research project. Lero researchers Dr Liliana Pasquale (pictured above) of UCD and Professor Bashar Nuseibeh of University of Limerick will head the Irish team for the CyberSec4Europe 42-month project which […]

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Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

  Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

Over 300 delegates attended the recent Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) sold-out annual national conference in Cork. The conference, with headline sponsor EY, heard that strategic project management of regional infrastructure is vital to ensure stabilisation and future growth of the Irish economy.
Speaking at the conference, which was held for the first time […]

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€4.3 Million Invested in Enterprise-based Research Partnerships

  €4.3 Million Invested in Enterprise-based Research Partnerships

The Government has announced details of a €4.3 million investment in the Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme supports collaborations between researchers and partner organisations. Over the coming months, a total of 53 researchers will take up positions at higher education institutions in collaboration with 48 partner organisations.
The awards are two […]

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Another Year of Record Profit Delivery For CRH

  Another Year of Record Profit Delivery For CRH

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has reported sales of €26.8 billion for 2018 – 6% ahead of 2017 – with EBITDA up 7% to €3.37 billion. Group like-for-like sales were ahead 3% in 2018 with 2% growth in Europe, 4% in the Americas and 8% in Asia. Like-for-like group EBITDA rose by 3%, […]

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2019 Applications Now Open For Scholarships For MBA and MSc Programmes at Ireland’s Top Business School

  2019 Applications Now Open For Scholarships For MBA and MSc Programmes at Ireland’s Top Business School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched the tenth year of its Aspire Scholarship Programme which provides talented graduates from across the country with financial support to advance their professional goals through a postgraduate qualification from Ireland’s leading business school. To date almost 100 graduates have benefited from the programme and many alumni have gone on […]

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Venture Capital Investment in Irish Tech Firms Fell by a Quarter in 2018

  Venture Capital Investment in Irish Tech Firms Fell by a Quarter in 2018

Funding into Irish technology firms fell by 25% to €739 million in 2018, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey published in association with William Fry. The fourth quarter of 2018 showed a decline in funding of 35% to €115 million, continuing the trend of previous quarters.
“However, the fourth quarter did contain some […]

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Guinness Enterprise Centre Announces €10 Million Expansion For Dublin

  Guinness Enterprise Centre Announces €10 Million Expansion For Dublin

The Guinness Enterprise Centre has unveiled an ambitious development plan for its landmark building on Taylor’s Lane in Dublin 8. Planning permission for the €10 million redevelopment and expansion has been lodged with Dublin City Council. 1,500 direct jobs are forecast for the next five years, while the Exchequer will also benefit from a €75 […]

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GW Plastics Increases Capabilities in Ireland

  GW Plastics Increases Capabilities in Ireland

GW Plastics, an industry-leading healthcare injection moulding and contract manufacturing company, is expanding its operations in Sligo, creating over 200 new jobs. GW Plastics  established its first European location with the purchase of Avenue Mould Solutions in 2017, and is growing its operation in response to increased customer demand in its medical device and drug delivery […]

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€760 Million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies Over the Last 15 Years

  €760 Million Raised by NovaUCD Supported Companies Over the Last 15 Years

University College Dublin (UCD) has announced the results of its latest survey of companies supported through NovaUCD, the University’s Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs, since it opened 15 years ago. UCD has supported over 360 companies and early-stage ventures through the services and supports provided by NovaUCD (www.novaucd.ie). The combined annual turnover of the […]

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Avantcard Announces 40 New Jobs For Carrick-on-Shannon and Dublin Offices

  Avantcard Announces 40 New Jobs For Carrick-on-Shannon and Dublin Offices

County Leitrim-based lender Avantcard has announced the creation of 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Carrick-on-Shannon and satellite office in Dublin. The announcement of these new jobs comes on the back of an additional 58 people joining the Avantcard workforce over the last eighteen months, making Avantcard an increasingly attractive prospect for talent in the […]

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Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

  Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

Signifyd, the market leader in guaranteed fraud protection, has announced its first-ever investment in Northern Ireland with a 150-person global R&D centre in Belfast. The centre will broaden the company’s European presence and support its global drive to provide innovative e-commerce technology and services for retailers.

Signifyd’s expansion puts the company in an ideal position to […]

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