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  • Huckletree Announces European FinTech Hub in Dublin 4 Huckletree, the pan-European co-working space operator and accelerator, has announced it will open Ireland’s first fintech co-working hub in Dublin, establishing a European Fintech Hub similar to Barclays RISE, Level39 London and Lhoft Luxembourg. Located in The Oval, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, the ambition for the fully equipped 23,500 sq ft space is to be a leading [...]...
  • Rye River Brewing Company Crowned the World’s Most Decorated Independent Craft Brewery Irish craft beer brewery, Rye River Brewing Company, has been crowned the world’s most decorated independent craft brewery at the World Beer Awards 2019. Rye River Brewing Company has achieved critical acclaim on the world stage, winning an unprecedented 21 World Beer Awards in 2019, officially making it the “World’s most decorated independent craft brewery”. The Celbridge-based brewery [...]...
  • Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre American company HighRoads has announced that it is establishing a product development Centre of Excellence in Belfast to support its rapid growth, and the company plans to recruit at least 20 professionals over the next three years. This team will bring together experts in engineering, product management, and engineering operations to support the creation and expansion [...]...
  • InvoiceFair to Co-Host Seminar on Working Capital Funding For SME Growth in Shannon InvoiceFair, which provides SMEs with alternative working capital funding options through its marketplace platform, is co-hosting a finance seminar for SMEs in Shannon, County Clare. The seminar, co-hosted with Shannon Chamber and Grant Thornton, is designed for companies that need to fund purchase orders, contracts, statement of works, or for companies that need to be [...]...
  • Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology Belfast company Voxbit has won business in Great Britain worth more than £3.5 million for its innovative new internet-based business phone platform, byphone, less than 18 months after launching. The firm is challenging global players in the communications market with its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform, which was developed with research and development support [...]...

Huckletree Announces European FinTech Hub in Dublin 4

  Huckletree Announces European FinTech Hub in Dublin 4

Huckletree, the pan-European co-working space operator and accelerator, has announced it will open Ireland’s first fintech co-working hub in Dublin, establishing a European Fintech Hub similar to Barclays RISE, Level39 London and Lhoft Luxembourg.
Located in The Oval, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, the ambition for the fully equipped 23,500 sq ft space is to be a leading […]

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Rye River Brewing Company Crowned the World’s Most Decorated Independent Craft Brewery

  Rye River Brewing Company Crowned the World’s Most Decorated Independent Craft Brewery

Irish craft beer brewery, Rye River Brewing Company, has been crowned the world’s most decorated independent craft brewery at the World Beer Awards 2019. Rye River Brewing Company has achieved critical acclaim on the world stage, winning an unprecedented 21 World Beer Awards in 2019, officially making it the “World’s most decorated independent craft brewery”.
The Celbridge-based brewery […]

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Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

  Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre

American company HighRoads has announced that it is establishing a product development Centre of Excellence in Belfast to support its rapid growth, and the company plans to recruit at least 20 professionals over the next three years. This team will bring together experts in engineering, product management, and engineering operations to support the creation and expansion […]

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InvoiceFair to Co-Host Seminar on Working Capital Funding For SME Growth in Shannon

  InvoiceFair to Co-Host Seminar on Working Capital Funding For SME Growth in Shannon

InvoiceFair, which provides SMEs with alternative working capital funding options through its marketplace platform, is co-hosting a finance seminar for SMEs in Shannon, County Clare. The seminar, co-hosted with Shannon Chamber and Grant Thornton, is designed for companies that need to fund purchase orders, contracts, statement of works, or for companies that need to be […]

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Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

  Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

Belfast company Voxbit has won business in Great Britain worth more than £3.5 million for its innovative new internet-based business phone platform, byphone, less than 18 months after launching. The firm is challenging global players in the communications market with its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform, which was developed with research and development support […]

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Deliveroo Revenue Soars 80% in Ireland

  Deliveroo Revenue Soars 80% in Ireland

Deliveroo has revealed that it grew rapidly in 2018. The company’s revenue rose by over 80% to €9,238,131 in 2018 from €5,115,712 in 2017 (all figures December 2017-December 2018). The company also saw its gross profit increase by almost 20%, to €1,246,275 in 2018 compared to €1,066,139 in 2017.
This comes as Deliveroo has grown across […]

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Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

  Output Sports’ CEO Wins Best Business Idea Award at Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur 2019 National Final

Dr Martin O’Reilly (pictured), the co-founder and CEO of Output Sports, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, has won the Best Business Idea Award at the national final of the 2019 Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. Representing the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Local Enterprise Office (LEO), he won the Award and a €15,000 investment, following […]

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Veriteer Expands its Irish Team as Business Grows in Europe and the USA

  Veriteer Expands its Irish Team as Business Grows in Europe and the USA

Veriteer, an international customer experience company with headquarters in Holywood, County Down, is expanding its workforce to meet a significant increase in demand from across Europe and the USA. Veriteer helps brands to organise their entire business around their customers, and to build the capabilities needed to engage and retain these customers in a connected […]

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Over 222,000 Companies Urged to Prepare For Brexit

  Over 222,000 Companies Urged to Prepare For Brexit

The Government has started the process of directly contacting over 220,000 companies through the Companies Registration Office highlighting the need to take urgent action now to protect their businesses against the risks posed by Brexit.
With the increasing risk of a no-deal Brexit, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, has instructed her Department to […]

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Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

  Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

As part of the second round of its Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, Gas Networks Ireland has awarded six transport companies €20,000 each towards the purchase of a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV). The Fund supports the purchase of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered commercial vehicles including trucks, buses and vans. Grants to support the purchase […]

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Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event

  Local Government Procurement Opportunities is Focus of Free Supplier Engagement Event

Fingal County Council is one of eight local authorities from Greater Dublin and surrounding areas supporting a Supplier Engagement event focusing on local government procurement opportunities. InterTradeIreland, together with the Local Government Management Agency (LGMA) are hosting the free half-day event at the CityWest Hotel on October 1.
Local government in Ireland manage contracts which support and […]

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Java Republic is ‘Beverage Company of the Year 2019’

  Java Republic is ‘Beverage Company of the Year 2019’

Java Republic won the award of Beverage Company of the Year at the recent 2019 Food & Drink Business Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate the very best in food and drink manufacturing, retail, and food service across the island of Ireland. The Awards recognise the very best in the industry across 18 categories.
For Java Republic winning Beverage […]

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Ifac Launches Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

  Ifac Launches Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

Ifac, which provides specialist advisory services for the Irish farming, food and agri-business sectors, has launched its 2019 Food & AgriBusiness Report. Overall, the findings point to a less than positive outlook across Ireland compared to last year, including a 20% decrease in optimism and a 100% increase in concern over Brexit. Less than one in five […]

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Enet Hits Record Customer Milestone

  Enet Hits Record Customer Milestone

Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator, has announced that it has grown its wholesale customer base to 80 unique retail service providers across Ireland. This milestone highlights how the company’s open-access model has provided increased choice and competition within Ireland’s telecommunications market.
Enet’s networks, including both national fibre and wireless infrastructure, enable it to deliver a variety […]

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GDP Growth Revised Downwards Based on Gloomier Global Outlook But Labour Market Continues to Beat the Odds

  GDP Growth Revised Downwards Based on Gloomier Global Outlook But Labour Market Continues to Beat the Odds

EY has revised downwards its economic forecast for 2020, from 3.3% to 3.0% on the back of weaker global outlook and following remarkable GDP growth of 8.2% in 2018. Growth in 2019 is projected at 3.7%, down from 4.1% projected in June. This moderate downward revision, based on the assumption of an orderly Brexit, is […]

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Non-Performing Loans – Still a Long Way to Go and Delays are Costing Borrowers

  Non-Performing Loans – Still a Long Way to Go and Delays are Costing Borrowers

Commenting on the newly published Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) paper on Non-Performing Loans, Brokers Ireland said while it is to be welcomed that the pace of progress to address the issue of such loans has increased substantially in the last two years the tragedy is that it has taken the best part of a […]

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AW Control Systems to Create 16 Jobs in Armagh as Business Grows

  AW Control Systems to Create 16 Jobs in Armagh as Business Grows

AW Control Systems Ltd in Armagh is creating 16 new jobs and building an additional production facility to support its growth plans. The company specialises in the design, manufacture, installation and commissioning of Automated Control Systems. It is investing £520,000 in a new building and equipment, more than doubling its production space. This, along with […]

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Fiid Tames the Lions Den at the 2019 National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

  Fiid Tames the Lions Den at the 2019 National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition

Fiid, the producer of ambient vegan ready meals, emerged as the winning start-up business from the Lions Den competition held at the recent 2019 National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition at the CityWest at the Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre in Dublin, which attracted over 2,000 visitors from across Ireland.
Shane Ryan (pictured above), […]

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Winners of the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

  Winners of the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards

The winners of the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards were announced at special presentation ceremony and gala dinner held recently at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
Established to recognise innovation and excellence across the entire food and drink industry on the island of Ireland, the Awards programme is the first of its kind in […]

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Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

  Irish Companies Secure Co-funding Under ESA’s Earth Observation Programme

Three Irish companies have been awarded co-funding under the European Space Agency’s Earth Observation programme, with a total value over €1.5 million. Two of these companies secured co-funding through Ireland’s investment in the InCubed programme, which supports industry to develop new commercial Earth Observation based products by providing rapid co-funding.
mBryonics, a Galway-based company which specialise in […]

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The Green Academy – Leave Only Footprints

  The Green Academy – Leave Only Footprints

TDM Consultancy Services can assist with linking technology and the environment using a revolutionary new platform, with the assistance of London South Bank University. The proprietor, Tina Irving, has a BSc in Computing and Spanish from LSBU, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Environmental Economics, Policy and Risk.
Environmental economics is not well understood in many […]

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Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

  Grafton Merchanting ROI Rebrands to Chadwicks Group

Grafton Merchanting ROI, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company, is rebranding to Chadwicks Group as part of a €5 million investment programme in the business. The €5 million investment over the next three years includes a nationwide rebrand, in-branch refurbishments and a technology upgrade to enhance the overall customer experience. All Chadwicks Group branches will remain in […]

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New CEO at Ronan Group Real Estate

  New CEO at Ronan Group Real Estate

Ronan Group Real Estate has announced the appointment of Rory Williams (pictured) as its new CEO. In his new role, Rory Williams will, under the guidance of Ronan Group’s founder John Ronan, lead the group in its continued development as a major player in the Irish real estate market.
Rory Williams is a former partner in […]

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Bob Carnell Appointed CEO of ABP UK

  Bob Carnell Appointed CEO of ABP UK

ABP Food Group (ABP) has appointed Bob Carnell (pictured) as Chief Executive Officer of its UK Division. He joins from Kerry Foods Consumer Brands Business in the UK and Ireland. He is replacing Tom Kirwan, who will step down from this role in October 2019.
Bob Carnell is currently Managing Director of Kerry Foods Consumer Brands […]

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Corporate Culture a Turn-off For Irish Workers

  Corporate Culture a Turn-off For Irish Workers

New research commissioned by One4all has found that start-ups and SMEs are the workplace of choice for a large majority of Irish workers. Smaller companies in Ireland are perceived to be better in a number of key areas, notably in providing better opportunities for career development, making friends, and having the best company culture.
The research […]

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Bitwise Invests in Software Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland

  Bitwise Invests in Software Centre of Excellence in Northern Ireland

International software development and consultancy company, Bitwise, is investing £1.35 million in the creation of its new Software Centre of Excellence in Belfast. The investment will generate 15 software engineering jobs.
The company aims to expand its global presence, as a first-time investment in Northern Ireland. Bitwise’s software can be found across the medical, automotive, aerospace, […]

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New Office Delivery Snack Service Business Launched

  New Office Delivery Snack Service Business Launched

The Snack People, a brand new healthy snack delivery service has been launched to businesses nationwide, following a 6 month research and testing period. The Snack People is the sister brand of The Fruit People, a leading office fruit box specialist in Ireland established in 2013 by company owners and health-conscious brothers Barry and Brian Dennis.
Initially […]

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Kiverco Breaks into New Market With Export Deal

  Kiverco Breaks into New Market With Export Deal

Dungannon-based Kiverco, which provides customers with recycling solutions, has just secured new business in UAE worth nearly £3 million. Kiverco designs, engineers and builds recycling plants for the waste processing industry. The company has won new business in UAE with waste management company Dulsco.
Paul Carolan, General Manager, Kiverco, said: “The recycling industry is changing dramatically […]

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Valeo Foods to Expand With £66 Million Acquisition

  Valeo Foods to Expand With £66 Million Acquisition

Dublin-based Valeo Foods has agreed to acquire Campbell Soup Company’s European Chips Business for approximately £66 million ($80 million). Campbell’s European Chips Business includes UK-based Kettle Foods and Netherlands-based Yellow Chips. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.
Under the terms of the agreement, Campbell will retain the Kettle Brand business in the […]

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Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland Call On Government to Retain Excise Relief

  Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland Call On Government to Retain Excise Relief

The Independent Craft Brewers of Ireland (ICBI), representing 34 small independent craft breweries, have asked Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe TD, to maintain the current 50% excise relief on Alcohol Products Tax, which is applicable to microbreweries, in advance of his Budget 2020 plans. The ICBI have just submitted their pre-budget submission to the Department […]

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