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  • National Survey Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Projects The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest professional organisation for project managers in Ireland with over 1,300 members, has released its inaugural Annual Index Survey. The national survey completed by members across industries such as IT, construction, pharmaceuticals, and financial services outlined that almost 75% of Irish project management leaders had projects negatively impacted [...]...
  • Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland Calor Gas, Ireland’s longest established supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), has launched Ireland’s first certified renewable LPG for homes and businesses. Calor BioLPG will be available throughout Ireland and will allow customers to switch to a green clean renewable alternative. Calor BioLPG is certified at EU level, as offering up to 90% lower emissions [...]...
  • Musgrave Agrees €5 Million Export Deal Musgrave Group, Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company, has announced an export deal worth €5 million with Alosra, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading high-end supermarket. Alosra is the grocery retail subsidiary of BMMI Group, a long-established retail, distribution and hospitality group that is listed on the Bahraini stock exchange. Under the terms of the agreement, Musgrave will [...]...
  • €900,000 Funding For New Smart Dublin Solutions Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve challenges and improve city life.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council recently hosted the launch of the 2018 Smart Dublin Challenges at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s smart library. The funding has been increased from €600,000 in [...]...
  • Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstown Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has commenced a 6 week pre-draft public consultation process on a new Local Area Plan (LAP) for Ballyogan and Environs. Following this consultation period, a draft LAP will be produced to help frame development in the area over the coming 6 years. The areas covered will include Ballyogan, Kilgobbin, The Gallops/Glencairn (Leopardstown) [...]...

National Survey Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Projects

  National Survey Highlights Challenges Facing Irish Projects

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI), the largest professional organisation for project managers in Ireland with over 1,300 members, has released its inaugural Annual Index Survey. The national survey completed by members across industries such as IT, construction, pharmaceuticals, and financial services outlined that almost 75% of Irish project management leaders had projects negatively impacted […]

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Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland

  Calor Begins a New Era of Energy in Ireland

Calor Gas, Ireland’s longest established supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), has launched Ireland’s first certified renewable LPG for homes and businesses. Calor BioLPG will be available throughout Ireland and will allow customers to switch to a green clean renewable alternative. Calor BioLPG is certified at EU level, as offering up to 90% lower emissions […]

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Musgrave Agrees €5 Million Export Deal

  Musgrave Agrees €5 Million Export Deal

Musgrave Group, Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company, has announced an export deal worth €5 million with Alosra, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading high-end supermarket. Alosra is the grocery retail subsidiary of BMMI Group, a long-established retail, distribution and hospitality group that is listed on the Bahraini stock exchange.
Under the terms of the agreement, Musgrave will […]

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€900,000 Funding For New Smart Dublin Solutions

  €900,000 Funding For New Smart Dublin Solutions

Smart Dublin is an initiative of the four Dublin Local Authorities to engage with smart technology providers, researchers and citizens to solve challenges and improve city life.  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council recently hosted the launch of the 2018 Smart Dublin Challenges at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s smart library. The funding has been increased from €600,000 in […]

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstown

  Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstown

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has commenced a 6 week pre-draft public consultation process on a new Local Area Plan (LAP) for Ballyogan and Environs. Following this consultation period, a draft LAP will be produced to help frame development in the area over the coming 6 years. The areas covered will include Ballyogan, Kilgobbin, The Gallops/Glencairn (Leopardstown) […]

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Ecocem Rebrands

  Ecocem Rebrands

Ecocem Ireland and Ecocem GB have launched a new brand. Ecocem is Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of GGBS (Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag) cement with a capacity of 2.4 million tonnes. Significant developments in the organisation have seen a growing interaction across its operating regions in Ireland, Holland, France, UK and Sweden, as well as the […]

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€2.1 Billion to Boost Venture Capital Investment in Europe’s Innovative Start-ups

  €2.1 Billion to Boost Venture Capital Investment in Europe’s Innovative Start-ups

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe.
Europe boasts a wealth of talent, world-class researchers and skilled entrepreneurs, but it can do better at turning that excellence into success stories. Access to risk capital […]

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Economic Déjà Vu as Market Positivity Overshadows Ireland’s Vulnerability?

  Economic Déjà Vu  as Market Positivity Overshadows Ireland’s Vulnerability?

In the latest Friends First Economic Outlook report, Friends First Chief Economist, Jim Power, has warned of the potential dangers of allowing Ireland’s strong economic growth to overshadow the need for rigorous risk assessment, in order to avoid repeating the political and economic pitfalls of the past. An over-reliance on a small number of large […]

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Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Open National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

  Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government to Open National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

Eoghan Murphy TD, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, will make the opening address at the 2018 National Construction Summit, being held on Wednesday, 2nd May at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin.
The 2018 National Construction Summit is expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, from across the country. The Minister for Housing, Planning […]

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Government Funding of €10 Million For Energy Efficiency Design Projects

  Government Funding of €10 Million For Energy Efficiency Design Projects

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is now accepting applications from organisations planning an investment in a new design project or major energy upgrade. The Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten TD, secured an allocation of €10 Million in Budget 2018 for the Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) programme.
The €10 million allocation will be used to […]

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Equinix’s Brenden Rawle announced as Director of Interconnection across EMEA

Equinix’s Brenden Rawle announced as Director of Interconnection across EMEA
Appointment will drive the adoption of interconnection across EMEA as businesses look to digitally transform
9th April, 2018 — Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced it has appointed Brenden Rawle as Director of Interconnection, EMEA. Previously Senior Principal Solution Architect […]

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Irish Grocery Market Fends Off the Beast from the East

  Irish Grocery Market Fends Off the Beast from the East

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 25 March 2018, show that the Irish grocery market brushed off the Beast from the East to post strong sales growth of 3.8%.
Douglas Faughnan, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Although shoppers had upped their spend in preparation for the Beast […]

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Hourly Labour Costs Ranged From €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States in 2017

  Hourly Labour Costs Ranged From €4.9 to €42.5 across the EU Member States in 2017

In 2017, average hourly labour costs in the whole economy (excluding agriculture and public administration) were estimated to be €26.8 in the European Union (EU) and €30.3 in the euro area. However, this average masks significant gaps between EU Member States, with the lowest hourly labour costs recorded in Bulgaria (€4.9), Romania (€6.3), Lithuania (€8.0), […]

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Irish Gin Producers Aim to Treble Sales to 5 Million Bottles by 2022

  Irish Gin Producers Aim to Treble Sales to 5 Million Bottles by 2022

Irish gin producers want to treble sales by 2022, with the aim to sell 5 million bottles or 400,000 9-litre cases around the world, according to the Irish Spirits Association (ISA). The ISA has launched a Strategy for Irish Gin 2018-2022, which aims to promote the worldwide growth of Irish gin over the next five years by […]

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Hi-Spirits Ireland to Distribute Paddy Whiskey

  Hi-Spirits Ireland to Distribute Paddy Whiskey

Hi-Spirits Ireland is to take over the distribution of Paddy Whiskey in the Irish market from July 1st 2018. Until the handover date, Irish Distillers will continue to distribute Paddy Whiskey, with the two companies working together in the interim to ensure a seamless transition for on-trade and off-trade stockists.
George Roberts, Country Manager for Hi-Spirits Ireland, said: “We’re […]

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Discover Innovative Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show 2018

  Discover Innovative Energy Saving Solutions at SEAI’s Energy Show 2018

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Energy Show, Ireland’s leading business energy event returns to the RDS on Wednesday, 18 April and Thursday, 19 April 2018.
The annual free event, features 150 exhibitors of sustainable energy technologies and services, and is a must for those who want to network, learn, build business opportunities and experience the latest […]

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Dublin Docklands Makes Space For a New Way to Work

  Dublin Docklands Makes Space For a New Way to Work

International creative workspace provider Spaces has announced its first Irish centre at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, in Dublin’s Docklands. Spaces takes over 77SJRQ, a six-storey office building of 3,195 square metres, situated at the eastern end of the South Dublin Docklands. This is an area undergoing a transformation with JP Morgan, Accenture and AirBnB already settled in the area.
A workspace created […]

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Diaceutics Raises €4.3 Million to Support Global Expansion

  Diaceutics Raises €4.3 Million to Support Global Expansion

Irish company, Diaceutics, the diagnostic commercialisation company that improves patient outcomes via better diagnostic testing, has raised €4.3 million in new mezzanine financing from two partners, WhiteRock Capital Partners and Silicon Valley Bank. The money will be used to support the organisation’s continued global expansion.
Specifically, Diaceutics will use the funding to invest in the data analytics […]

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65% of Irish Businesses Have Not Reviewed Their Supply Chains to Gauge Brexit Impact

  65% of Irish Businesses Have Not Reviewed Their Supply Chains to Gauge Brexit Impact

65% of Irish businesses have not reviewed their supply chain to identify current business relationships that might be negatively impacted by Brexit. This was the finding of a business sentiment survey of 350 Irish Businesses carried out by one of Ireland’s leading accountancy firms, BDO.
Spokesperson Michael Costello, Managing Partner, commented: “Brexit will hit Ireland’s unprepared supply […]

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Ricoh Ireland to double sales team in ambitious commercial expansion programme

  Ricoh Ireland to double sales team in ambitious commercial expansion programme

Ricoh Ireland to expand sales division
Success of new services lines behind growth plans

Dublin, 5th April 2018 – Ricoh Ireland has today announced it plans to double its commercial sales team to meet rising demand for its services, products and solutions among its growing customer base across Ireland.
The company is looking to recruit additional sales professionals […]

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New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

  New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The BLUE PILOT project will deploy The BLUE Hammer, a new type of pile driver developed by Fistuca BV, a Dutch […]

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ABP Acquires Third Anaerobic Digestion Facility

  ABP Acquires Third Anaerobic Digestion Facility

ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, has announced the acquisition of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility at Westcott Park, Buckinghamshire in England from Renewi plc, a leading waste-to-product business, for an undisclosed sum. The facility has capacity to process 96,000 tonnes of food waste each year and produce up to 3.2 Mw of green electricity […]

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Teeling Whiskey Takes Over at World Whiskies Awards 2018

  Teeling Whiskey Takes Over at World Whiskies Awards 2018

Dublin-based Teeling Whiskey has taken the top prize in four categories at the 2018 World Whiskies Awards. Teeling Whiskey’s innovative product range has established the brand as category leaders within both the Irish and broader world whiskey industry.
The Teeling Whiskey Stout Cask won the award for Best Irish Blended Limited Release,Brabazon II came top in the NAS Irish […]

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Board Game Manufacturer Backspindle Games Kick-starts Global Ambition

  Board Game Manufacturer Backspindle Games Kick-starts Global Ambition

Backspindle Games in Newtownards is implementing a Kickstarter campaign for its MourneQuest board game targeting the international hobby market. The MourneQuest board game is filled with creatures and characters from the Irish fantasy novel of the same name by Garry McElherron. It is the latest in a series of innovative board games that Backspindle has created […]

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How to Make European Tech Companies Thrive

  How to Make European Tech Companies Thrive

An EU-wide database that pulls together all available information on financing for European tech companies; that is one of the recommendations of a new report prepared by the joint European Commission–European Investment Bank (EIB) InnovFin Advisory. It is also suggested to create a tool that helps investors to better understand the technical and economic viability […]

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Datapac and Swappsi Streamline Services and Cut Costs For Ireland’s Education and Training Boards

  Datapac and Swappsi Streamline Services and Cut Costs For Ireland’s Education and Training Boards

Datapac, Ireland’s leading technology solutions and services provider, has announced that, together with its software partner Swappsi, it has developed and implemented a new centralised records management solution for Ireland’s Education and Training Boards (ETBs). The new system streamlines administrative processes for the ETBs, allowing them to focus on better aligning education and training provision […]

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Government Opens €300 Million Brexit Loan Scheme For Applications

  Government Opens €300 Million Brexit Loan Scheme For Applications

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD, and Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe TD have opened the Brexit Loan Scheme for applications to allow for the roll out of €300 million in funding to eligible Irish businesses.
Eligible businesses can […]

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New General Manager For Opel Ireland

  New General Manager For Opel Ireland

Gillian Whittall (pictured) has been appointed as the new General Manager of Opel Ireland, effective April 1, 2018. Gillian joined Opel Ireland in 2008 as Head of Marketing & PR, bringing extensive experience from high profile brands within AIB, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson and Danone.

In her new role, she will report directly to Stephen Norman, Group Managing […]

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Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Amongst the Risks One Year Out From Brexit

  Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Amongst the Risks One Year Out From Brexit

With one year to go until Brexit, 62% of Irish entrepreneurs see business opportunities among the risks, according to research published by EY. The research was conducted amongst 130 top entrepreneurs across the island of Ireland who are previous finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme. Collectively the Alumni community employ a total […]

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Beast From the East’s €10 Million Boost to Irish Grocery Retail

  Beast From the East’s €10 Million Boost to Irish Grocery Retail

The ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma may have caused havoc to the transport sector but the cold snap provided a huge boost to the Irish grocery market, according to Nielsen retail performance data. Shoppers spent €9.6 million more on groceries (+4%) in the week of the storms than they did the week before and […]

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