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  • Fáilte Ireland Crafts a New Path to Success Across Ireland’s Ancient East Fáilte Ireland has unveiled a bespoke toolkit to equip and train craft businesses across Ireland’s Ancient East with the skills to maximise the potential of craft tourism to generate increased revenue and support local jobs. John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, officially launched the Fáilte Ireland toolkit at Kilkenny’s Jerpoint Glass – a [...]...
  • Property Market Grows 8% – Almost Half of Homes Bought With Cash The latest quarterly Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, shows slow but steady growth in Ireland’s residential property market, with 55,000 homes purchased in 2018, an increase of just 8% on the previous year. Excluding mortgages from the 2018 figures, there were almost 25,000 [...]...
  • Kerry Group Benefits From Unique Business Model Kerry Group, the global taste, nutrition and consumer foods business, has reported a 3.1% increase in revenue to €6.6 billion for the year ended 31 December 2018, reflecting strong volume growth and contribution from acquisitions, partially offset by adverse currency movements. Business volumes grew by 3.5% and pricing decreased by 0.5% against a backdrop of [...]...
  • 30% Increase in Dublin Industrial Take-up Dublin industrial take up for 2018 totalled 3.3 million sq ft which is a 31% increase on last year. Whilst activity was dominated by smaller deals, take-up totals were boosted by a number of larger-sized deals. There were 14 deals greater than 50,000 sq ft in the last 12 months. The top 5 deals this [...]...
  • Skillnet Ireland Wins Big at Top Digital Awards 2019 Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning, won big at the recent 2019 Digital Media Awards , picking up the award for Best Brand. Other finalists in the ‘Best Brand’ category included Diet Coke, BMW, Thérapie Clinic and 98FM. Established in 2005, the Digital Media Awards are the most [...]...

Fáilte Ireland Crafts a New Path to Success Across Ireland’s Ancient East

  Fáilte Ireland Crafts a New Path to Success Across Ireland’s Ancient East

Fáilte Ireland has unveiled a bespoke toolkit to equip and train craft businesses across Ireland’s Ancient East with the skills to maximise the potential of craft tourism to generate increased revenue and support local jobs.
John Paul Phelan TD, Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, officially launched the Fáilte Ireland toolkit at Kilkenny’s Jerpoint Glass – a […]

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Property Market Grows 8% – Almost Half of Homes Bought With Cash

  Property Market Grows 8% – Almost Half of Homes Bought With Cash

The latest quarterly Consumer Market Monitor (CMM), published by the Marketing Institute of Ireland and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, shows slow but steady growth in Ireland’s residential property market, with 55,000 homes purchased in 2018, an increase of just 8% on the previous year. Excluding mortgages from the 2018 figures, there were almost 25,000 […]

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Kerry Group Benefits From Unique Business Model

  Kerry Group Benefits From Unique Business Model

Kerry Group, the global taste, nutrition and consumer foods business, has reported a 3.1% increase in revenue to €6.6 billion for the year ended 31 December 2018, reflecting strong volume growth and contribution from acquisitions, partially offset by adverse currency movements. Business volumes grew by 3.5% and pricing decreased by 0.5% against a backdrop of […]

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30% Increase in Dublin Industrial Take-up

  30% Increase in Dublin Industrial Take-up

Dublin industrial take up for 2018 totalled 3.3 million sq ft which is a 31% increase on last year. Whilst activity was dominated by smaller deals, take-up totals were boosted by a number of larger-sized deals.
There were 14 deals greater than 50,000 sq ft in the last 12 months. The top 5 deals this […]

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Skillnet Ireland Wins Big at Top Digital Awards 2019

  Skillnet Ireland Wins Big at Top Digital Awards 2019

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning, won big at the recent 2019 Digital Media Awards , picking up the award for Best Brand. Other finalists in the ‘Best Brand’ category included Diet Coke, BMW, Thérapie Clinic and 98FM.
Established in 2005, the Digital Media Awards are the most […]

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Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

  Planning Approval For North South Interconnector

EirGrid has welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold planning approval for the southern section of the North South Interconnector. Planning approval for the project was granted by An Bord Pleanála in December 2016.
This was subsequently made the subject of judicial review proceedings in the High Court. The proceedings were dismissed by the High […]

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EDGE Innovate Invests £8 Million in New Plant and New People

  EDGE Innovate Invests £8 Million in New Plant and New People

Dungannon-based EDGE Innovate is implementing a four year expansion programme focused on innovation, employment, skills development and export growth. The company is investing nearly £8 million in the business including an expansion of its production and office facilities and the construction of a new 37,500 sq ft factory. The investment also includes the creation of 80 […]

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Kerrygold Unveils Major New Campaign to Reach Over 36 Million Irish Butter Lovers

  Kerrygold Unveils Major New Campaign to Reach Over 36 Million Irish Butter Lovers

Kerrygold, Ireland’s iconic dairy brand and one of the country’s most successful food exports globally, is placing Irish farming families at the fore of a major new global campaign that will reach over 36 million people worldwide and aims to take the brand to new heights.
The digital campaign entitled ‘A True Taste of Kerrygold’ puts Ireland’s grass-fed […]

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Finch Capital to Step Up Investment Activity in Irish Fintech Market

  Finch Capital to Step Up Investment Activity in Irish Fintech Market

Finch Capital, a leading early stage venture capital firm with offices in Amsterdam, London and Singapore, has announced that it now has an active presence in the Irish market and is dedicating up to €20 million to Irish start-ups in the fintech sector, following a €10 million investment from Enterprise Ireland.
In 2018, Finch Capital closed […]

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ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

  ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

ESB is engaged in bilateral discussions with Coillte which, if successful, would lead to the establishment of a new joint venture development company to deliver 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030. It is proposed that a new joint venture will build on a successful track record of the two companies working together at Raheenleagh […]

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Grocery Market Fends Off January Blues

  Grocery Market Fends Off January Blues

The Irish grocery market followed up a record-breaking festive period by posting year-on-year sales growth of 3.4% during the 12 weeks to 27 January. Despite shoppers tightening the purse strings, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show a strong start to 2019 as New Year’s resolutions shaped shopping baskets.
Douglas Faughnan, consumer insight director at Kantar […]

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McAleer & Rushe Commences Construction on London Development

  McAleer & Rushe Commences Construction on London Development

Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has announced that construction is to commence on a new 620 room hotel and hybrid aparthotel development in Paddington, London with a contract value worth c.£82 million.
Led by developer Concierge 3, a consortium of BSW Land & Property, Staycity and The Pickstock Group, the scheme is the final stage of the […]

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Launch of 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building Marks Completion of Dublin 4 Redevelopment Project

  Launch of 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building Marks Completion of Dublin 4 Redevelopment Project

Chartered Land has announced that the major €45 million transformation of the eight storey 182,500 sq ft Seamark Building at the Elmpark Green campus in Dublin 4 is now complete. The completion of the Seamark Building, prominently located at the front of the campus with panoramic views over Dublin Bay, brings an end to the […]

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Galway-based Joulica in New Expansion

  Galway-based Joulica in New Expansion

Irish technology start-up, Joulica, has has announced a significant expansion of its operations headquartered in Galway, creating 45 new jobs over 3 years. The jobs form part of Joulica’s growth strategy reinforcing Galway’s position as the driving force of Ireland’s Information and Communication Technology industry. The development is supported by the Government through Enterprise Ireland’s Research, […]

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Ireland’s Leading Snack Food Manufacturer Changes Name

  Ireland’s Leading Snack Food Manufacturer Changes Name

Largo Foods, Ireland’s leading snack food manufacturer, has announced its name change to Tayto Snacks, reflecting the strength, longevity, and recognition of its flagship Tayto brand. Headquartered in Ashbourne, County Meath, where its operates its 80,000 sq ft manufacturing facility, the company employs almost 400 staff and indirectly supports a large group of industries and jobs across […]

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52% of SMEs in ROI and 56% in NI Have Yet to Begin Brexit Planning

  52% of SMEs in ROI and 56% in NI Have Yet to Begin Brexit Planning

The AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for Q4 2018 reveals that 35% of SMEs in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and 40% in Northern Ireland (NI) that had planned to expand or invest in their business have either cancelled or postponed investment plans due to Brexit. In line with this, 68% of SMEs in ROI believe […]

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Zeus Expands as It Opens New Dublin Premises

  Zeus Expands as It Opens New Dublin Premises

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has officially opened its state-of-the-art €15 million Dublin premises with the announcement of its strategic acquisition of Essential Supplies, a leading Irish hygiene supplies company.
Founded in 1992, the Naas-based company, which will continue to trade as Essential Supplies, has an annual turnover of €7 million. Driven by this acquisition […]

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IT Recycling Company AMI to Invest €4 Million in Acquisitions and 30 New Jobs

  IT Recycling Company AMI to Invest €4 Million in Acquisitions and 30 New Jobs

AMI, Ireland’s leading secure IT recycling company, plans to create 30 new jobs in the next two years, bringing its total workforce to 90 by 2021. The new roles will be shared across AMI’s Dublin and Belfast locations, whose premises will also be expanded, as part of a strategic €4 million investment.
AMI will leverage the […]

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Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in Australia For the First Time

  Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in Australia For the First Time

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has successfully registered ‘Irish whiskey’ as a certification mark in Australia. This registration provides legal protection for Irish whiskey in Australia for the first time. This will mean that decisive action can be taken against fake Irish whiskey products and will ensure consumer confidence in the quality and authenticity of […]

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The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

  The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

The Robot Exchange, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions (facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks), is investing in a research and development project that will deliver innovation in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The company, founded just over a year ago, is headquartered in Nottingham but is setting up a research and […]

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42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

  42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

PM Summit, Ireland’s premier conference for project and programme managers, has announced the findings of a new study which reveals that 42% of project managers believe that they have less control of projects when their project team is working remotely. Only 10% of project management professionals believe that remote working gives them more control of […]

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€4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

  €4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

€4.5 million in funding has been awarded to 38 research projects to support the commercialisation of government-funded research. 47 research positions will be supported through the awards, in areas such as cancer research, preterm infant care, medical devices, agriculture, energy and food technologies, for a duration of 12 months.
The funding is provided through Science Foundation Ireland’s […]

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Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

  Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland recently celebrated the graduation of the third cohort of the Thrive Project. The eight ambitious Irish companies were honoured for completing the six-month leadership programme, an initiative developed by Cola-Cola and Enterprise Ireland, in academic partnership with Dublin City University (DCU) to inspire and nurture the next generation of innovative food […]

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Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

  Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

Assystem Technologies and its affiliates have relaunch under a new brand. 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem SA’s Global Product Solutions division, and following a series of acquisitions in 2018 including SQS – an industry leading quality partner for digital business with a 500 people-strong presence in Ireland, the organisation becomes Expleo.
To […]

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

  Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo that will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Wednesday, 13th February 2019. The theme of the event is ‘Creating an Innovative Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ecosystem’.
Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme along with 150 exhibition […]

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Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

  Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that malicious insiders are the fastest-growing threat to businesses, according to CIOs. The research was conducted in October and involved 840 IT leaders from Ireland and across the globe.
Thirty-nine per cent of CIOs said that malicious insiders are a […]

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Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

  Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced that agritech company, Hexafly, has secured a total of €2.2 million after closing a recent round of €1.1 million. 
The total investment includes €900,000 in angel funding, with Enterprise Ireland, […]

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Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

  Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

Belfast-based SciLeads is growing its team threefold and also enhancing its lead generation and marketing intelligence platform, which is used by a growing number of global customers in the scientific industry.
Invest Northern Ireland has offered support towards the R&D investment, as well as the recruitment of seven additional staff by SciLeads, three of which are […]

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Guaranteed Irish Celebrates 45 Years as Global Revenue Hits €26.2 Billion

  Guaranteed Irish Celebrates 45 Years as Global Revenue Hits €26.2 Billion

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation, has unveiled new figures which show that global revenues generated by its 550+ members grew to €26.2 billion in 2018, up €350 million in just 12 months. Turnover figures for sales in Ireland by member companies also increased last year – rising by 2.3% to reach €11.2 billion.
Total […]

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EU and Japan Create the World’s Largest Open Trade Zone

  EU and Japan Create the World’s Largest Open Trade Zone

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan came into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world.
The Economic Partnership Agreement removes the vast majority of the €1 billion of duties paid annually by EU […]

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