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  • Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement The national body charged with helping Ireland to transition to a low-carbon economy has welcomed a new agreement by Microsoft to become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft Corp. has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the [...]...
  • Review of Energy Supplier Costs The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has published its analysis on supplier costs in the electricity and gas retail markets in Ireland. This follows the review of how the energy retail market competition has evolved following full price deregulation of electricity and gas retail tariffs that was published in February 2017. CRU reviews the retail [...]...
  • Combilift Signs $1 Million Contract in Australia Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts based in Monaghan, has signed a contract with Civmec, an Australian construction and engineering company that is worth an additional $1 million to the Irish company. Civmec is an integrated, multi-disciplined construction and engineering services provider to the oil and gas, metals and minerals, infrastructure and defence markets [...]...
  • Irish Women More Likely to Have a Third-level Qualification Than Men The Central Statistics Office has published ‘Women and Men in Ireland 2016′ which presents over 70 indicators that identify important gender differences in the activities of men and women and also presents the situation in Ireland in an international context. Statistician Helen Cahill comments: “More girls than boys sat higher level papers in the Leaving Certificate [...]...
  • The Future is FeMale An international study of global attitudes towards gender biases and roles has revealed that almost half of both men and women believe the world would be a better place if more women held positions of power. However, the study, carried out by Havas Creative in partnership with Market Probe International, revealed that globally, only 24% [...]...

Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

  Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

The national body charged with helping Ireland to transition to a low-carbon economy has welcomed a new agreement by Microsoft to become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft Corp. has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the […]

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Review of Energy Supplier Costs

  Review of Energy Supplier Costs

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) has published its analysis on supplier costs in the electricity and gas retail markets in Ireland. This follows the review of how the energy retail market competition has evolved following full price deregulation of electricity and gas retail tariffs that was published in February 2017.
CRU reviews the retail […]

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Combilift Signs $1 Million Contract in Australia

  Combilift Signs $1 Million Contract in Australia

Combilift, the Irish manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts based in Monaghan, has signed a contract with Civmec, an Australian construction and engineering company that is worth an additional $1 million to the Irish company. Civmec is an integrated, multi-disciplined construction and engineering services provider to the oil and gas, metals and minerals, infrastructure and defence markets […]

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Irish Women More Likely to Have a Third-level Qualification Than Men

  Irish Women More Likely to Have a Third-level Qualification Than Men

The Central Statistics Office has published ‘Women and Men in Ireland 2016′ which presents over 70 indicators that identify important gender differences in the activities of men and women and also presents the situation in Ireland in an international context.
Statistician Helen Cahill comments: “More girls than boys sat higher level papers in the Leaving Certificate […]

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The Future is FeMale

  The Future is FeMale

An international study of global attitudes towards gender biases and roles has revealed that almost half of both men and women believe the world would be a better place if more women held positions of power. However, the study, carried out by Havas Creative in partnership with Market Probe International, revealed that globally, only 24% […]

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European Commission Clears Acquisition of Inver by Greenergy

  European Commission Clears Acquisition of Inver by Greenergy

The European Commission has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the acquisition of Inver Energy of Ireland by Greenergy International of the UK. Inver is an independent importer and distributor of a range of fuel products predominantly in Ireland, where it also operates a number of retail service stations. In the UK, Inver operates a […]

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Portwest Acquires Second Australian Workwear Company

  Portwest Acquires Second Australian Workwear Company

Leading safety clothing and personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers Portwest have agreed to acquire a second workwear company in Australia (due to current legal obligations, the name of the Australian cannot be disclosed). The announcement was made at a recent Enterprise Ireland business lunch in Melbourne, attended by 200 business leaders from Ireland and Australia, […]

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Digital Transformation For Irish Greyhound Tracks

  Digital Transformation For Irish Greyhound Tracks

The Irish Greyhound Board (IGB) has announced a five-year technology partnership for a digital transformation which will enhance the sport’s customer experience. The IGB has signed a contract with Innovate Business Technology for the delivery of cloud managed services which will bring greyhound racing much closer to its followers both on and off track.
Innovate, a leading […]

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SEAI and OPW Partner on Energy Saving Pilot Programme

  SEAI and OPW Partner on Energy Saving Pilot Programme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) to help make government buildings more energy and cost efficient with the added benefit of making them warmer and healthier places to work. The Central Government Building Upgrade Fund, funded by SEAI and administered by the OPW, […]

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British Institute of Facilities Management Ireland Region Awards Launched

  British Institute of Facilities Management Ireland Region Awards Launched

The search is on for top facilities management talent across Ireland as the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland region launches this year’s BIFM Ireland Region Awards. The prestigious awards will be celebrated at the industry body’s 21st annual FM Summit which returns to the newly refurbished National Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast […]

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Keelings Raises Over €15,000 For Dyslexia Association of Ireland

  Keelings Raises Over €15,000 For Dyslexia Association of Ireland

Keelings, Ireland’s leading producer and supplier of fresh fruit, has raised €15,556.50 for Dyslexia Association Ireland. Founded in 1972, the Dyslexia Association of Ireland works with people affected by dyslexia, by providing information, offering appropriate support services, engaging in advocacy, and raising awareness of dyslexia.
Dyslexia is a learning difficulty, which affects the capacity for fluent and […]

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New Directors Steer MaREI’s Vision For Ireland as Energy Leader

  New Directors Steer MaREI’s Vision For Ireland as Energy Leader

MaREI, Ireland’s national centre for marine and renewable energy research and development, has appointed UCC professors Brian Ó Gallachóir and Jerry Murphy as its new co-directors, after the Citizens’ Assembly recently turned its attention to tackling climate change.
The Assembly’s efforts align with MaREI’s vision to make Ireland a global leader in marine and renewable energy […]

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ABP Food Group in £22 Million Renewable Energy Project

  ABP Food Group in £22 Million Renewable Energy Project

A £22 million investment by ABP Food Group’s renewable division in a green energy plant in the UK will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.  ABP’s renewables division, Olleco, has just opened the new 15 MW Anaerobic Digestion facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
The ABP Food Group facility is located adjacent to […]

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Ireland Signs Earth Observation Agreement With the European Space Agency

  Ireland Signs Earth Observation Agreement With the European Space Agency

Enterprise Ireland has signed a Technical Collaborative Arrangement with the European Space Agency. This Arrangement will provide the State with unprecedented access to the Copernicus Programme’s near-real time earth observation information. The data will be stored locally for research, commercial development and policy informing purposes. Enterprise Ireland co-ordinates Ireland’s industrial and research participation in ESA […]

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Maxol Roll Out Irish Tech Solution Across 100 Stores Nationwide

  Maxol Roll Out Irish Tech Solution Across 100 Stores Nationwide

The Maxol Group, the country’s leading family owned forecourt convenience retailer has announced the roll out of a new series of online business continuity services for its company owned service station network developed by Irish firm vCloud.ie. The new programme will be implemented across 100 forecourt stores nationwide and will see the retail convenience provider increase operational […]

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Launch of €6.7 Million Climate Change Research Initiative Led by University College Dublin

  Launch of €6.7 Million Climate Change Research Initiative Led by University College Dublin

The Government has officially launched the 5-year Acclimatize project (www.acclimatize.eu/), a new €6.7 million climate change research initiative, with Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, University College Dublin (UCD). The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020.
The overall objective of the project, led by UCD in partnership with […]

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McCulla Ireland Celebrates Successful Awards Season

  McCulla Ireland Celebrates Successful Awards Season

Specialist refrigerated transport and logistics company, McCulla Ireland, has been recognised both locally and at UK and all-Ireland industry events during the 2017 awards season.  Between May and September, the family-run, Lisburn-based business was a finalist for 17 separate awards, eight of which the Company went on to win.
Of the eight awards, achieved at six […]

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Guaranteed Irish Welcomes Support For Housing and Enterprise Development in Budget 2018

  Guaranteed Irish Welcomes Support For Housing and Enterprise Development in Budget 2018

Guaranteed Irish has welcomed measures in Budget 2018 to increase housing supply and support enterprise. However, the organisation cautioned that further measures are needed to adequately stimulate Ireland’s construction sector. Measures welcomed by the business membership organisation included a total allocation of €1.8 billion for housing in Budget 2018, the establishment of Home Building Finance […]

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Budget Will be Positive For Jobs and Investment – Ibec

  Budget Will be Positive For Jobs and Investment – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has reacted positively to Budget 2018, stating that it will help support further job creation and business investment. It noted that while the scale of resources for new measures was limited this year, important policy shifts on personal tax and infrastructure will underpin business confidence.
Ibec CEO Danny McCoy […]

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Budget 2018 – CIF Welcomes Increased Investment in Infrastructure at Critical Time For Irish Economy

  Budget 2018 – CIF Welcomes Increased Investment in Infrastructure at Critical Time For Irish Economy

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has stated that the measures announced in Budget 2018 will help address the systemic weaknesses in infrastructure investment.
Tom Parlon, CIF Director General, stated: “The Government has taken significant steps today towards insulating the economy from externals shocks today with the announcement of a 17% increase of €790 million in public […]

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SEAI Says Budget 2018 Shows New Urgency to Deliver a Cleaner Future

  SEAI Says Budget 2018 Shows New Urgency to Deliver a Cleaner Future

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has welcomed the increased funding allocated to it in Budget 2018, which it says highlights Ireland’s commitment  to invest in energy efficiency,  deliver greater change at community level, and  to further decarbonise our energy system.

Key announcements included:

Energy efficiency programmes targeted at reducing CO2 emissions from the built environment will […]

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Irish Exporters Association Response to Budget 2018

  Irish Exporters Association Response to Budget 2018

The Irish Exporters Association, the voice of the Irish industry, has welcomed Budget 2018 delivered by Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe.
Commenting on the Budget announcement, Simon McKeever, Chief Executive of the Irish Exporters Association, stated: “The Irish Exporters Association welcome the increased investment across health, education, housing and public transport as these […]

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Budget 2018 – A Mixed Budget, Says JLL

  Budget 2018 – A Mixed Budget, Says JLL

Following the release of Budget 2018, JLL, the financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management, has mixed views about some of the measures that were introduced. Whilst it is encouraging to see an overall drive for positive economic growth, there is concern about the impact that some […]

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Funding For SFI FutureMilk Centre Welcomed by Teagasc

  Funding For SFI FutureMilk Centre Welcomed by Teagasc

The Government has announced funding for the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) FutureMilk Centre, bringing to 17 the total number of funded SFI research centres. The FutureMilk Centre will be hosted by Teagasc, in partnership with the Tyndall National Institute, Ireland’s national microelectronics institute, the Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) at Waterford Institute of Technology […]

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Guaranteed Irish Calls For VAT Reduction and Expansion of Incentive Schemes to Stimulate Construction Sector

  Guaranteed Irish Calls For VAT Reduction and Expansion of Incentive Schemes to Stimulate Construction Sector

Guaranteed Irish has called for a reduction in VAT, the expansion of incentive schemes, and an overhaul of apprenticeships to stimulate the construction industry. The organisation has published recommendations on the steps needed to ensure sustainable construction in Ireland in future years. The recommendations were formulated at a roundtable event attended by Guaranteed Irish construction-industry […]

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NUI Galway is Named University of the Year

  NUI Galway is Named University of the Year

NUI Galway has been named The Sunday Times University of the Year. Trinity College Dublin is the runner-up in The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. Athlone Institute of Technology is The Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year, while Letterkenny IT is the runner-up. The guide contains Ireland’s only league table that measures the performance of all 21 […]

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TERMINALFOUR Survey Reveals Disparities in Digital Investment Among Higher Education Institutions

  TERMINALFOUR Survey Reveals Disparities in Digital Investment Among Higher Education Institutions

TERMINALFOUR, the digital marketing and web content management platform for higher education, has announced results of its Global Higher Education Survey which reveal large disparities in investment in digital by universities and colleges. These disparities are a source of frustration for web, marketing, recruitment and leadership professionals; more than one-quarter (26%) of respondents stated they […]

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Dragon Brand Foods to Drive Export Growth With New Investment

  Dragon Brand Foods to Drive Export Growth With New Investment

Strabane-based food manufacturer, Dragon Brand Foods is investing over £500,000 in jobs, innovation and a new factory with the support of Invest Northern Ireland. The company is due to begin construction on its new factory at Strabane Business Park as part of its plans to grow its business.
The company is also creating four new roles […]

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Bord Bia Investing in Opportunities in the German Food Market

  Bord Bia Investing in Opportunities in the German Food Market

Bord Bia is increasing its investment in the German food and beverage market as Irish exporters continue to look outside the traditional UK market to build business. Speaking recently at ANUGA, the biggest food fair in the world, where a record 34 Irish companies exhibited, the CEO Tara McCarthy outlined the strategic importance of the […]

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IdentiGEN Secures €17 Million Deal With Swiss Meat Industry

  IdentiGEN Secures €17 Million Deal With Swiss Meat Industry

Irish food safety and traceability company IdentiGEN has secured a major contract in Switzerland which will see it provide DNA based traceability for all Swiss beef. The deal is estimated to be worth in excess of €17 million over a five-year contract period and involves use of IdentiGEN’s DNA-TraceBack system to guarantee the integrity of […]

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