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  • AnaBio Appoints Dan MacSweeney as Chairman Dan MacSweeney has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Irish biotechnology company AnaBio Technologies. Dan MacSweeney has served for 25 years as CEO of Carbery Group, an Irish based cheese and food ingredients business. He led the company to become a global player in dairy ingredients, flavours and natural extracts. He retired [...]...
  • Kingspan Makes $10 Million Strategic Investment in Software Company Invicara Kingspan Group plc has announced a $10 million investment in Invicara, a provider of transformative software solutions for the entire ecosystem of the built environment. With this investment, Kingspan has made a definitive commitment to the development of a solution for digitalisation of the construction industry. Invicara has developed solutions that integrate with Building Information Modelling (BIM) [...]...
  • Irish Design Company Chosen to Work on Two Multi-Million Euro EU Projects Dolmen, an award-winning Irish product design and innovation consultancy, has been chosen to work on an €8million project to help the future of personalised biomaterials; and to work on a €3.5 million green project on solar cells which reduce CO2 in the atmosphere. The personalised biomaterials project will, for the first time, predict the patient specific [...]...
  • Information Age Has Given Way to Interconnected Era The Interconnected Era has replaced the Information Age, according to the results of an independent survey* commissioned by Equinix, Inc, the global interconnection and data centre company. Just over half of those surveyed (51%) state that the Interconnected Era  has taken over from the Information Age. The survey of senior IT decision-makers also found that 80% of those who use the public [...]...
  • European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, has been adopted. It is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It is designed to protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way [...]...

AnaBio Appoints Dan MacSweeney as Chairman

  AnaBio Appoints Dan MacSweeney as Chairman

Dan MacSweeney has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Irish biotechnology company AnaBio Technologies. Dan MacSweeney has served for 25 years as CEO of Carbery Group, an Irish based cheese and food ingredients business. He led the company to become a global player in dairy ingredients, flavours and natural extracts. He retired […]

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Kingspan Makes $10 Million Strategic Investment in Software Company Invicara

  Kingspan Makes $10 Million Strategic Investment in Software Company Invicara

Kingspan Group plc has announced a $10 million investment in Invicara, a provider of transformative software solutions for the entire ecosystem of the built environment. With this investment, Kingspan has made a definitive commitment to the development of a solution for digitalisation of the construction industry.
Invicara has developed solutions that integrate with Building Information Modelling (BIM) […]

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Irish Design Company Chosen to Work on Two Multi-Million Euro EU Projects

  Irish Design Company Chosen to Work on Two Multi-Million Euro EU Projects

Dolmen, an award-winning Irish product design and innovation consultancy, has been chosen to work on an €8million project to help the future of personalised biomaterials; and to work on a €3.5 million green project on solar cells which reduce CO2 in the atmosphere.
The personalised biomaterials project will, for the first time, predict the patient specific […]

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Information Age Has Given Way to Interconnected Era

  Information Age Has Given Way to Interconnected Era

The Interconnected Era has replaced the Information Age, according to the results of an independent survey* commissioned by Equinix, Inc, the global interconnection and data centre company. Just over half of those surveyed (51%) state that the Interconnected Era  has taken over from the Information Age.
The survey of senior IT decision-makers also found that 80% of those who use the public […]

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European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

  European Strategy on Plastic Waste Adopted

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, has been adopted. It is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy.
It is designed to protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way […]

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Beacon Broadband is Creating 12 Jobs in Derry

  Beacon Broadband is Creating 12 Jobs in Derry

A new wireless broadband provider based in the North West, Beacon Broadband, is creating 12 jobs in Derry to help it increase its export sales and position itself for future growth in the Republic of Ireland market.
Beacon Broadband delivers high speed wireless broadband to homes and businesses.
Des Gartland, Invest Northern Ireland’s North West Regional Manager welcomed the […]

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Goodfella’s Pizza Sold For €225 Million

  Goodfella’s Pizza Sold For €225 Million

Naas-headquartered Green Isle Foods, which is Ireland’s largest frozen food producer, is selling its Goodfella’s Pizza business for €225 million on a debt free, cash free basis to UK-based Nomad Foods.
The transaction includes the sale of brands such as Goodfella’s and San Marco, as well as the ongoing supply of private label frozen pizza contracts […]

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Ireland’s Supply Chain Security Post Brexit to Lead Agenda at National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

  Ireland’s Supply Chain Security Post Brexit to Lead Agenda at National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

The impact of Brexit on Ireland’s supply chain and potential border issues will be a prominent topic at this years National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference. The conference is the largest gathering of manufacturing and supply chain professionals in Ireland and will take place on the 31st January in the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin.
The annual […]

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Tech Companies Continue to Dominate Dublin City Centre Prime Office Market

  Tech Companies Continue to Dominate Dublin City Centre Prime Office Market

International tech companies continued to dominate the capital’s commercial office market in 2017 and are expected to do so again this year. Analysis from the Lisney report, Lisney 2018, ‘Our View’ highlights the impact these large and rapidly expanding companies are having on the market. Facebook and Google alone are on track to occupy 4% of all […]

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£70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School!

  £70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School!

NI Water, the Department for Infrastructure, Education Authority and the Department of Education have announced that an innovative new rainwater garden to help reduce the risk of flooding has been completed at Clandeboye Primary School. £70,000 has been invested in the garden, which is an innovative flagship project for NI Water and the Department for […]

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Irish Supermarkets Benefit From the Christmas Spirit

  Irish Supermarkets Benefit From the Christmas Spirit

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an extra €90 million on groceries over the festive period.
David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Over the Christmas period the average household spent a record €1,532 on groceries – an increase of […]

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Business Unprepared For GDPR

  Business Unprepared For GDPR

ISME, the Irish SME Association has published the results of its General Data Protection Regulations survey (GDPR). The report gives a breakdown of GDPR compliance among SMEs and the actions taken to date on GDPR compliance. The survey focused on knowledge, compliance and actions to be taken in light of GDPR.

The General Data Protection Regulation […]

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Dell Turns E-waste into New Treasures With Industry-first Gold Recycling Programme

  Dell Turns E-waste into New Treasures With Industry-first Gold Recycling Programme

Dell is announcing an industry-first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards, which will ship in the award-winning Latitude 5285 2-in-1s starting this spring. The pilot follows a successful feasibility study on server motherboards. The closed-loop gold process could support the creation of millions of new motherboards in the next year. It […]

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PM Group Acquires UK Specialist Engineering Firm

  PM Group Acquires UK Specialist Engineering Firm

PM Group has announced the acquisition of PROjEN, a 100-person multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in the UK, with offices near Manchester and in Edinburgh. The company has joined PM Group as PM PROjEN. PM PROjEN provides multidisciplinary engineering and project management services in the chemical, petrochemical, advanced manufacturing technology and energy sectors.
“The acquisition of PM […]

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Cork Airport Welcomes Air France

  Cork Airport Welcomes Air France

One of the biggest airlines in the world, Air France is to begin services out of Cork Airport from May, with a new Cork toParis-Charles de Gaulle route. The daily flight during this year’s summer season will not only link Cork to France, but also connect passengers from the south of Ireland to Air France’s extensive network of over […]

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Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCD Announces New €4 Million AI Research Project

  Insight Centre for Data Analytics at UCD Announces New €4 Million AI Research Project

The Insight Centre for Data Analytics at University College Dublin (UCD), has announced the launch of a new and collaborative €4 million artificial intelligence (AI) research project with Samsung Electronics, the multinational electronics company headquartered in South Korea. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics is a joint initiative between researchers at UCD, NUI Galway, UCC, DCU, and other […]

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Final Stage of €6.5 Million Rejuvenation of Cahernane House Hotel

  Final Stage of €6.5 Million Rejuvenation of Cahernane House Hotel

International hotel management company, The PREM Group, are preparing to enter the final phase of a major €6.5 million redevelopment of their latest acquisition, Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney. Purchased by the PREM Group in 2016, Cahernane House Hotel has undergone extensive renovations over the past 18 months in a bid to return the luxury […]

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Another Record Year For Irish Food and Drink Exports

  Another Record Year For Irish Food and Drink Exports

The value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 13% in 2017, to reach €12.6 billion for the first time. The figure increases to €13.5 billion when non-edible products such as forestry are included.
According to Bord Bia (Irish Food Board), last year’s export performance was driven by a surge in dairy exports to […]

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HBAN to Raise €7 Million in Angel Funding in One Day at National Conference

  HBAN to Raise €7 Million in Angel Funding in One Day at National Conference

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation and joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, plans to sign up a record 35 new business angel investors at its national conference on Thursday 8th February in the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. They will bring a combined €7 million of […]

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JLL Predicts a Buoyant Year For Ireland’s Hotel Industry

  JLL Predicts a Buoyant Year For Ireland’s Hotel Industry

What does 2018 have in store for the Irish Hotels Market? JLL expects approximately 1,300 new hotel rooms to open in Dublin City, representing a +6.0% increase in current room supply. The first new hotel to open will be the Iveagh Garden Hotel (pictured above), which opens this month on Harcourt Street.
The summer will also see […]

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Novi Gives Expert Electrical the Edge With €200,00 IT Upgrade

  Novi Gives Expert Electrical the Edge With €200,00 IT Upgrade

Novi, the proactive managed services provider, has announced that it has completed a €200,000 upgrade of electrical retailer Expert Electrical’s IT infrastructure. The work will contribute to protecting Expert’s systems from cybercrime while improving performance and reliability.
Expert Electrical is Ireland’s largest electrical retailer, specialising in computers, smart devices and home appliances. Since launching in Ireland […]

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Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Up 11% in 2017

  Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Up 11% in 2017

The number of visitors to Irish whiskey distillery visitor centres reached 814,000 in 2017, according to new figures published by the Irish Whiskey Association. This marked an increase of over 11 per cent from 2016, when 733,000 visitors were recorded. More significantly, it marks an increase of 25 per cent from 2015, when 653,000 visitors […]

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PM Group Appoints Two New Board Directors

  PM Group Appoints Two New Board Directors

Project Management Holdings (PM Group), the award-winning international project delivery firm headquartered in Ireland with over 2,200 people worldwide, has announced the appointment of Andy Rayner and Anthony O’Rourke to its Board.

Andy Rayner (pictured right) is the Group’s Pharma Sector Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Andy has worked with PM Group since 1989 and has […]

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210,443 Now Employed in IDA Ireland Portfolio

  210,443 Now Employed in IDA Ireland Portfolio

IDA Ireland, the Irish Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment to Ireland, has announced that employment levels in foreign owned companies have reached 210,443. This figure surpasses the overall five year target of 209,000 which was set in 2015 in IDA Ireland’s Winning: Foreign Direct Investment 2015-2019 strategy.
IDA Client Employment grew by 5.3% […]

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Fleetmatics Invests in New Office Space in Dublin to Facilitate Continued Growth

  Fleetmatics Invests in New Office Space in Dublin to Facilitate Continued Growth

Irish company Fleetmatics has announced plans to move its team into a state-of-the-art campus in Sandyford, Co. Dublin. The move facilitates the continued growth at the company which has already hired more than 100 people in the past year. This recent recruitment brings the total workforce in the rapidly growing company to about 250 people.
Fleetmatics […]

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Top 8 Technology Predictions For 2018 Unveiled By Dell Technologies

  Top 8 Technology Predictions For 2018 Unveiled By Dell Technologies

As organisations face into a new year of digital disruption, Dell Technologies has announced its predictions as to how emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, the Internet of Things and cloud computing, will transform our lives and how businesses will operate in Ireland in 2018.
In the coming twelve months, significant progress will be […]

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Enterprise Ireland Supported Companies Created Over 19,000 New Jobs in 2017

  Enterprise Ireland Supported Companies Created Over 19,000 New Jobs in 2017

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has reported the creation of 19,332 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland backed companies in 2017. 209,338 people are now employed in companies supported by the agency. This is the highest total employment achieved in the history of the agency.This represents a net increase of […]

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Increased Angel Investment in Medtech, Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

  Increased Angel Investment in Medtech, Virtual and Augmented Reality in 2018

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, has announced its predictions for 2018. HBAN is forecasting a 17% increase in angel investing in Irish start-ups as the economy grows in 2018, and it will reach €25 million per year by 2020.
HBAN, a joint initiative of Enterprise […]

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McHale Plant Sales Plans For Growth in 2018

  McHale Plant Sales Plans For Growth in 2018

The appointment of McHale Plant Sales as distributors of Komatsu Forest timber harvesting machinery and Terex Ecotec environmental and waste recovery equipment, which includes waste shredders and wood chipping machinery, is one that managing director, Michael McHale says ‘will augur well’ for the Birdhill and Rathcoole-based firm.
Following a highly successful year in which sales volumes […]

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Full-scale Cyber War to Break Out in 2018

  Full-scale Cyber War to Break Out in 2018

Ward Solutions, one of Ireland’s leading information security providers, has announces its cyber security predictions for 2018. Alongside warnings about the continuing arms race between Irish organisations and hackers, Ward forecasts that 2018 will be the year that a full-scale cyber war breaks out between countries. The provider also predicts that nation states and law […]

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