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  • TechConnect Live 2018 Opens This Wednesday – May 30th – at RDS, Dublin Time is running out to register to attend TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, which will be held at the RDS, Dublin, on Wednesday, 30th of May 2018. TechConnect Live provides a unique forum for technology companies, start-ups, investors and the largest Irish and global end users of technology and services in order to facilitate [...]...
  • New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018 The Mid West’s thriving aerospace and aviation industry will feature strongly at Manufacturing Solutions 2018, Ireland’s manufacturing supply chain conference and trade show, hosted by the GTMA* and Limerick Institute of Technology. Guest speakers from Boeing, Shannon IASC and Enterprise Ireland will discuss this growth industry which already employs over 1,600 people in more than [...]...
  • Productivity in Ireland A new publication, Productivity in Ireland 2016, has been published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This publication presents a comprehensive picture of productivity and economic growth in the Irish economy for the Domestic and Other Sector, and the Foreign-dominated sector in the economy since 2000. Productivity measures the efficiency with which an economy transforms inputs [...]...
  • Foods Connected to Create 20 jobs in the North West in Major Investment Foods Connected is making a £1.7 million investment and creating 20 new jobs to help it increase its export sales and keep up with the growing demand for its services. The Londonderry-based software firm provides a range of cloud-based software tools to help companies in the food industry manage processes and information across Supplier Approval, Quality [...]...
  • Kells Tech Hub Can Play a Major Role in Regional Enterprise Development Following 24 months of research, planning and development, the new Kells Tech Hub has been officially launched. The Kells Tech Hub is a world class regional enterprise development facility that will, through collaboration, clustering and creative thinking, help to support, promote and develop a culture of entrepreneurship in Kells, throughout Meath and across the wider [...]...

TechConnect Live 2018 Opens This Wednesday – May 30th – at RDS, Dublin

  TechConnect Live 2018 Opens This Wednesday – May 30th – at RDS, Dublin

Time is running out to register to attend TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, which will be held at the RDS, Dublin, on Wednesday, 30th of May 2018. TechConnect Live provides a unique forum for technology companies, start-ups, investors and the largest Irish and global end users of technology and services in order to facilitate […]

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New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018

  New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018

The Mid West’s thriving aerospace and aviation industry will feature strongly at Manufacturing Solutions 2018, Ireland’s manufacturing supply chain conference and trade show, hosted by the GTMA* and Limerick Institute of Technology. Guest speakers from Boeing, Shannon IASC and Enterprise Ireland will discuss this growth industry which already employs over 1,600 people in more than […]

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Productivity in Ireland

  Productivity in Ireland

A new publication, Productivity in Ireland 2016, has been published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This publication presents a comprehensive picture of productivity and economic growth in the Irish economy for the Domestic and Other Sector, and the Foreign-dominated sector in the economy since 2000.
Productivity measures the efficiency with which an economy transforms inputs […]

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Foods Connected to Create 20 jobs in the North West in Major Investment

  Foods Connected to Create 20 jobs in the North West in Major Investment

Foods Connected is making a £1.7 million investment and creating 20 new jobs to help it increase its export sales and keep up with the growing demand for its services. The Londonderry-based software firm provides a range of cloud-based software tools to help companies in the food industry manage processes and information across Supplier Approval, Quality […]

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Kells Tech Hub Can Play a Major Role in Regional Enterprise Development

  Kells Tech Hub Can Play a Major Role in Regional Enterprise Development

Following 24 months of research, planning and development, the new Kells Tech Hub has been officially launched. The Kells Tech Hub is a world class regional enterprise development facility that will, through collaboration, clustering and creative thinking, help to support, promote and develop a culture of entrepreneurship in Kells, throughout Meath and across the wider […]

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Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

  Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

Three early-stage start-ups have become the latest companies to spin-in to NovaUCD and join the community of entrepreneurs at University College Dublin’s (UCD) Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs. Over 25 companies, employing some 200 people, are currently located at NovaUCD.
The three companies, EPIC Conjoint, This is Seaweed and Travacoin, have located to NovaUCD in […]

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Irish Exporters Association Launches 18th Export Industry Awards

  Irish Exporters Association Launches 18th Export Industry Awards

The Irish Exporters Association, in partnership with platinum sponsors KPMG and Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, has announced that the 18th Export Industry Awards are now open for applications and launched the Alumni Programme for 2018. Companies can now submit their online application at http://www.irishexporters.ie/export-industry-awards/ to compete across 11 export industry related categories and be in with […]

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Tourism Industry Very Upbeat on Prospects for 2018 Despite Wet and Cold Start to Year

  Tourism Industry Very Upbeat on Prospects for 2018 Despite Wet and Cold Start to Year

A difficult start to the year – due to weather conditions – somewhat dampened tourism sentiment for many sectors but most businesses report a positive outlook for the remainder of the year. This was one of the findings from the latest Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer, a survey of more than 500 tourism businesses around the country. […]

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Skillnet Ireland – Without Upskilling, Businesses in Ireland Could Lose Competitive Advantage

  Skillnet Ireland – Without Upskilling, Businesses in Ireland Could Lose Competitive Advantage

Skillnet Ireland (formerly Skillnets), the national agency for workforce development, has been launched at an event in Co Clare to promote upskilling within enterprise. Its mission is to facilitate increased participation in enterprise training and workforce learning in Ireland. Skillnet Ireland brings together 67 Skillnet Enterprise Learning Networks across the country under one unified brand […]

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Innovation Centre Drives Decade of Growth at Willowbrook Foods

  Innovation Centre Drives Decade of Growth at Willowbrook Foods

Ireland’s largest bagged salad producer and specialist in prepared vegetables, Willowbrook Foods, has marked the tenth anniversary of its Innovation Centre in County Down, describing it as instrumental in helping the business grow by on average 18% year on year over the past decade. The centre, at Willowbrook’s Killinchy headquarters, was designed in 2008 to be […]

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Optimal Offices Could Unlock €3.4 Billion For Irish Economy

  Optimal Offices Could Unlock €3.4 Billion For Irish Economy

Ireland could unlock €3.4 billion in untapped GDP if organisations were to optimise their workplaces, according to a new study by Ricoh and Oxford Economics. The research, entitled The Economy of People, found that Ireland could achieve a 1.0% increase in GDP by providing more up-to-date technologies, embracing ethical business practices and enhancing office workspaces.
The […]

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Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection Recognised at International Excellence Awards

  Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection Recognised at International Excellence Awards

Dunnes Stores’ Simply Better Collection will be presented with five prestigious accolades at the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA’s) 2018 International Salute To Excellence Awards, taking place later this month in Amsterdam. This is the third year in a row that the Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection has been recognised for excellence at the PLMAs, last year […]

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Paradyn Wins €3 Million in IT Deals With Local Authorities

  Paradyn Wins €3 Million in IT Deals With Local Authorities

Paradyn, Ireland’s only end-to-end IT and communications service provider, has won €3 million in new IT and communications contracts with Ireland’s local authorities in the past 12 months. Following competitive tendering processes, the company design, implement and manage a number of technical solutions for local authorities.
The company now provides managed services to 25 of the […]

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Arkphire – The Mobile Device Management Solutions Specialist – to Sponsor TechConnect Live

  Arkphire – The Mobile Device Management Solutions Specialist – to Sponsor TechConnect Live

Arkphire, one of the fastest growing IT procurement companies in Europe, is sponsoring the Mobile Tech Summit, which is being held on 30th May 2018 at the RDS in Dublin. Part of the annual TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, the Arkphire Mobile Tech Summit, in association with Apple and Cisco, will showcase the mobile […]

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Gluten Free Baker Wins Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018

  Gluten Free Baker Wins Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018

Rachel McPartlin (pictured) has won the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018, organised by Foróige, the leading youth development organisation in Ireland. Rachel took the title with her business Rachel’s Heavenly Homemades, which is a Gluten Free Bakery at affordable prices. Rachel established the business as most of her family are Coeliacs, and because being Coeliac […]

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First of Dublin Visitor Attractions Accredited For Excellence in Customer Service

  First of Dublin Visitor Attractions Accredited For Excellence in Customer Service

Seasons at the Guinness Storehouse and Dalkey Castle have become the first Visitor Attraction Centres in Dublin to complete the Fáilte Ireland’s Accredited Services Excellence Programme. The Programme is aimed at helping tourism businesses reach the highest standards in customer care, which can result in major benefits such as business growth, additional repeat business, increased visitor spend […]

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Newry Software Business Creating 14 New Jobs to Support Growth in the US

  Newry Software Business Creating 14 New Jobs to Support Growth in the US

Fieldmotion is expanding its workforce in Newry as part of an investment targeting additional US sales. The company is benefiting from Invest Northern Ireland assistance to recruit 14 new jobs, almost half of which are already in place. Fieldmotion has a growing network of UK and US based partners licensing its workflow and field management software, […]

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Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

  Brokers Ireland Warns of Financial Impact of Inability to Buy Homes at Affordable Prices

Responding to the latest CSO house price figures indicating continuing house price growth of 12.1% in the year to March in Dublin and 13.4% elsewhere, Brokers Ireland has warned that unless supply of properties ramps up more quickly in the near future a whole generation now in their late twenties and thirties, and even beyond, […]

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OSSM Cloud Makes NetSuite Global Top 20

  OSSM Cloud Makes NetSuite Global Top 20

OSSM Cloud, the Dublin-based ERP software provider, has been named as one of the world’s most promising NetSuite solution providers. The company ranked among 20 global companies recognised by leading industry magazine CIOReview in its fourth annual feature highlighting innovative delivery of NetSuite solutions to clients. OSSM Cloud is the first Irish company to make […]

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Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

  Hardware Sector Set For Strong Growth as Economy Expands and Housebuilding Recovers

Ireland’s robust economic performance coupled with the ongoing recovery in the housebuilding sector are driving strong growth in the hardware sector. Despite the severe weather in the early part of the year the hardware industry, including retail, wholesale and manufacturing, is now responsible for direct employment of 19,000 and an overall economic contribution of €377 […]

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Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

  Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

As it marks 30 years of business, Specialist Joinery Group is recruiting 52 additional staff as part of a multi-million pounds investment. The investment included a major extension to its factory in Maghera which now spans three acres.
The bespoke joinery and fitted furniture manufacturer is expanding its workforce to help grow its business in Great Britain and Europe. […]

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UCD Opens Ireland’s First Hospital Knowledge Transfer Offices

  UCD Opens Ireland’s First Hospital Knowledge Transfer Offices

University College Dublin (UCD), in partnership with St. Vincent’s Healthcare Group (SVHG) and The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital (MMUH), has opened Ireland’s first in-hospital Knowledge Transfer (KT) Offices. The KT Offices have been established to develop the commercial potential of the research outputs emerging from both hospitals and to extend the reach of their medical advancements […]

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What are the Pillars of SME Success? Diversity, Leadership, Strategy and The Team

  What are the Pillars of SME Success? Diversity, Leadership, Strategy and The Team

The second annual Skillnet Ireland SME Research Conference took place recently in Dublin. Hosted by Skillnet Ireland in partnership with the College of Business in Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), the annual conference seeks to strengthen the Irish SME sector through the adoption of the latest evidence-based research.
The conference heard contributions from leading business academics […]

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Cork Software Provider Opens New Development Centre in Belfast

  Cork Software Provider Opens New Development Centre in Belfast

Cork headquartered software company Teamwork.com is creating 85 new jobs in Belfast. The company is setting up a development and support hub for a new product which will bring their total product suite to four.
Teamwork.com, a SaaS (Software as a Service) provider, creates online business applications to make teams around the world efficient and organised. It will be […]

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SEAI is Searching For Sustainable Energy Winners Across Ireland

  SEAI is Searching For Sustainable Energy Winners Across Ireland

SEAI has begun the search for Ireland’s energy leaders who are demonstrating innovative approaches to clean energy with high replication potential. The SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in all aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Businesses, public bodies and communities who are working towards a cleaner energy future for Ireland are encouraged […]

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SuperValu Returns to Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

  SuperValu Returns to Top Spot in Irish Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published for the 12 weeks ending 22 April 2018, show the Irish grocery market continuing to perform strongly, with overall sales up 3.1% on last year. SuperValu has returned to pole position with a 22.3% share of the market, the first time the retailer has held […]

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AIG Extends its Sponsorship of Gaelic Games in Dublin

  AIG Extends its Sponsorship of Gaelic Games in Dublin

AIG has extended its partnerships with Dublin GAA, Dublin LFGA and Dublin Camogie for a further five years.  The announcement was made at Beann Eadair GAA Club in Howth, where juvenile members of the local club joined representatives from Dublin’s four inter-county senior teams. The current deal, which was agreed in November 2013, expires this […]

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Whitewater Brewery Builds its International Customer Base

  Whitewater Brewery Builds its International Customer Base

Castlewellan-based Whitewater Brewery Co Ltd has secured new customers in Spain, Japan and Russia as part of efforts to increase traction in international markets. This success follows an investment to build a new, state-of-the-art, brewing facility to support the company’s continued growth in the global craft beer market.
Invest NI supported the development of Whitewater’s new manufacturing facilities […]

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The Economic Picture and Construction

  The Economic Picture and Construction

“The Irish economy is firmly back on its feet,” according to Loretta O’Sullivan, Group Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland. “Consumer spending is just above its previous peak and will be an important driver of growth going forward.”
The improvement in consumer confidence is being fuelled by rising employment as the economy continues to create jobs. […]

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No Single Solution to the Imbalance in the Housing Market

  No Single Solution to the Imbalance in the Housing Market

“How do you intervene in a market that is out of balance? We have a lot of policies but implementation is vital,” remarked David Duffy, Director of Property Industry Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, when assessing the issue and challenges facing Ireland’s housing market, where the growth in supply is lagging behind […]

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