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  • Skillnet Ireland Launches New Network For Small Firms Sector Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland, has launched six new networks to address the growing skills needs in the film, television, retail, health and fitness sectors. The six new networks are SFA Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet, Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet, Dundalk Chamber Skillnet and CSNA Skillnet.  SFA [...]...
  • Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. The Warrant recognises the company’s work to create a “closed loop” solution for the Royal Household. Olleco supplies [...]...
  • OpenSky to Create 80 Jobs After €2.5 Million Investment in Expansion OpenSky, Ireland’s only GovTech transformation specialist which provides process automated solutions to public sector bodies, has announced that it has invested €2.5 million in its own expansion and will create 80 jobs over the next two years. The company’s employee numbers are set to reach 160 by the end of 2021. New roles will include [...]...
  • Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019 Irish-UK trade relations are to the fore of this year’s Manufacturing Solutions Ireland event, as the manufacturing supply chain roadshow and conference, hosted by GTMA* and LIT, has already confirmed more than 100 exhibitors and participants from both sides of the Irish Sea. Now in its third year, the popular event has grown to include [...]...
  • Investigation into Insurance Ireland Data Pooling System The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into Insurance Ireland to assess whether the conditions of access to its Insurance Link data pooling system may restrict competition, in breach of EU rules. Insurance Ireland is an association bringing together several member companies active in the insurance sector in Ireland. Insurance Ireland administers and makes [...]...

Skillnet Ireland Launches New Network For Small Firms Sector

  Skillnet Ireland Launches New Network For Small Firms Sector

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland, has launched six new networks to address the growing skills needs in the film, television, retail, health and fitness sectors. The six new networks are SFA Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet, Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet, Dundalk Chamber Skillnet and CSNA Skillnet. 
SFA […]

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Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant

  Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant

ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. The Warrant recognises the company’s work to create a “closed loop” solution for the Royal Household.
Olleco supplies […]

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OpenSky to Create 80 Jobs After €2.5 Million Investment in Expansion

  OpenSky to Create 80 Jobs After €2.5 Million Investment in Expansion

OpenSky, Ireland’s only GovTech transformation specialist which provides process automated solutions to public sector bodies, has announced that it has invested €2.5 million in its own expansion and will create 80 jobs over the next two years. The company’s employee numbers are set to reach 160 by the end of 2021. New roles will include […]

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Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019

  Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019

Irish-UK trade relations are to the fore of this year’s Manufacturing Solutions Ireland event, as the manufacturing supply chain roadshow and conference, hosted by GTMA* and LIT, has already confirmed more than 100 exhibitors and participants from both sides of the Irish Sea. Now in its third year, the popular event has grown to include […]

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Investigation into Insurance Ireland Data Pooling System

  Investigation into Insurance Ireland Data Pooling System

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into Insurance Ireland to assess whether the conditions of access to its Insurance Link data pooling system may restrict competition, in breach of EU rules. Insurance Ireland is an association bringing together several member companies active in the insurance sector in Ireland.
Insurance Ireland administers and makes […]

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Belfast to Get UK’s First Incentive-based Digital Currency

  Belfast to Get UK’s First Incentive-based Digital Currency

Belfast City Council and Colu, a UK & Israel based tech company, have announced a partnership to launch an innovative city currency. Known as Belfast Coin, it is designed to empower residents, local businesses, city authorities and partners, bringing them together to help Belfast develop and thrive. In particular, Belfast Coin will be deployed to boost the city economy […]

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Network Ireland and AIB Extend Partnership

  Network Ireland and AIB Extend Partnership

Ireland’s leading female business organisation, Network Ireland, and AIB have agreed to extend their partnership. AIB has been the official national partners of Network Ireland since 2013.
As part of this partnership, AIB will work closely with Network Ireland and its 1,200 members as it strives to continue to be the network of choice for enterprising […]

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Dublin Company Strong Roots Wins Local Enterprise of the Year Award

  Dublin Company Strong Roots Wins Local Enterprise of the Year Award

Fledgling Irish food company Strong Roots has won the Local Enterprise of the Year Award at the Irish Times Business Awards 2019 in association with KPMG. The company, which was founded by Dubliner Sam Dennigan in 2015 with the aim of revolutionising the frozen food category, won the award for its successful expansion into the UK.
Strong […]

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Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

  Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

Ecocem Ireland Ltd, Ireland’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement, has appointed Annemarie Harte (pictured) as Managing Director of the Irish business. Annemarie is taking over the role from Micheál McKittrick, who is moving to a new post as Ecocem’s Managing Director for Northern Europe with responsibility for the Irish, UK and Benelux markets.
Appointed […]

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Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

  Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges to the Dublin region. In response to this, each of the four Dublin Local Authorities have worked with Codema – Dublin’s Energy Agency and the Dublin Metropolitan Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in developing individual […]

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2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Open For Entries

  2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Open For Entries

The 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards, which recognise the pre-eminent manufacturing and supply chain companies operating across the food and drink sector in Ireland, are now open for entries.
The prestigious awards programme, which was first introduced last year, is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland in celebrating the food […]

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AMI Returns €2.5 Million to Clients From IT Recycling Services

  AMI Returns €2.5 Million to Clients From IT Recycling Services

AMI, Ireland’s leading secure IT recycling company, has announced that its clients received €2.5 million from the resale of their old IT equipment in 2018 – 25% more than the amount returned in 2017. The funds were generated through the recycling, refurbishment and resale of 85,000 PCs and laptops, collected from AMI’s clients as part […]

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Bord Bia is the Most Highly Regarded Organisation in Ireland

  Bord Bia is the Most Highly Regarded Organisation in Ireland

The Reputations Agency has announce the results of the annual Ireland RepTrak® 2019 study, the largest and longest running study of reputation in Ireland, now celebrating its tenth year. Based on the perceptions of over 7,000 members of the public who completed the survey across January and February 2019, the survey measures the level of […]

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Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

  Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

Supermarket shoppers in Ireland spent €34.6 million on alcohol in the week leading to Easter, a 5.3% increase in sales compared to last year, reveals Nielsen data. The rise in alcohol sales was a significant uplift over last year where sales increased by 3.9%, and the second year that the alcohol category benefited from changes […]

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Equinix Announces 12 New Data Centres in $1.7 Billion Expansion Programme

  Equinix Announces 12 New Data Centres in $1.7 Billion Expansion Programme

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, will open 12 new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centres and expand 23 existing IBX data centres in 2019 as part of an expected $1.730 to $1.920 billion of non-recurring capital expenditure expansion programme for the year. Equinix, which operates four data centres in Dublin, plays a strategic role in advancing enterprise […]

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Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

  Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

Teagasc secured €6.3 million funding for research from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme in 2018. In comparison with all other research organisations and universities across Europe, Teagasc was joint 5th in terms of number of successful projects and 6th overall in terms of money awarded in the agri-food stream of European funding.
Horizon 2020 is the European […]

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National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder for National Broadband Plan

  National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder for National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland, the Granahan McCourt led Consortium bidding for the Government of Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has today been announced as the Preferred Bidder by Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Richard Bruton. Established in response to the NBP, National Broadband Ireland brings together a team with significant national and international expertise in designing, […]

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Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

  Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has agreed a €44 million debt finance package with Allied Irish Bank plc for its bioenergy plant currently being completed at Huntstown in north County Dublin. The debt finance package includes a term loan of €38.6 million and ancillary facilities of €5.4 million. It is part of an […]

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Clean Sweep For Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

  Clean Sweep For Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

Sales in the Irish grocery market hit record levels as shoppers splashed out €208.2 million in the Easter week alone helping the overall sector grow by 4.1% in the 12 weeks to 21 April 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar. Meanwhile, SuperValu’s return to growth means all the major retailers are once again […]

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Combilift Celebrates 21 Years in Monaghan

  Combilift Celebrates 21 Years in Monaghan

Combilift, the Monaghan-based forklift manufacturer, is celebrating 21 years in business this year. The company employs 650 people at its Global Headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan and and another 100 across its 85 global markets. Its new factory, opened in 2018, has resulted in an increase in production.
Combilift is the largest global manufacturer of […]

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Comtrade Digital Services Launches AI Pop-Up Labs Service in Ireland

  Comtrade Digital Services Launches AI Pop-Up Labs Service in Ireland

Comtrade Digital Services, the leading provider of software engineering services and solutions, has launched its AI Pop-Up Labs in Ireland. The service will show Irish businesses how to leverage and implement Artificial Intelligence (AI).
Drawing on the expertise and experience of the wider AI Collective – a global hub of thought leaders and more than 100 data scientists […]

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Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

  Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

Global life-science innovation leader, Allergan, which is headquartered in Ireland and operates four facilities here, has announced a €65 million capital investment programme for 2019 to facilitate the continued expansion of the company’s state-of-the art laboratories and manufacturing campuses at Westport in County Mayo and Clonshaugh in north Dublin. The Westport facility has created 63 […]

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Support For Ireland’s Ambition to Increase the Number of Companies Exporting to the Eurozone

  Support For Ireland’s Ambition to Increase the Number of Companies Exporting to the Eurozone

Google has launched a new Grow with Google programme in Ireland which will see the company train more than 8,000 SMEs through workshops across Ireland and through partnerships with State agencies. Grow with Google is a global initiative that builds on the company’s efforts of training people and businesses to acquire the right digital skills to […]

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Skillnet Ireland Joins European DIGITAL SME Alliance

  Skillnet Ireland Joins European DIGITAL SME Alliance

Skillnet Ireland is the newest member of the European DIGITAL SME Alliance. The European DIGITAL SME Alliance is the largest network of ICT small and medium sized enterprises in Europe and represents about 20,000 digital SMEs across the EU.
This alliance represents 28 national and regional SME associations where members share knowledge, research and perspectives to […]

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Java Republic and Cafento Agree Deal

  Java Republic and Cafento Agree Deal

Java Republic has announced it is joining forces with the family-run Spanish coffee company Cafento. The deal will see the existing management team remain in place and work in partnership with Cafento to oversee the domestic and international expansion of the Java Republic brand.
Cafento will focus on growing the domestic offer in Ireland across all segments of the […]

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Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

  Call Open For Start-ups to Join Latest NDRC at ArcLabs Accelerator Programme

NDRC at ArcLabs is once again on the lookout for start-ups to join the South East accelerator programme. Applications are open until 30 June 2019, with NDRC at ArcLabs’ second accelerator beginning in August this year.
Following the success of the first NDRC at ArcLabs programme, which ran during 2018, as well as three other regional […]

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Kerrygold Reaches €1 Billion Annual Retail Sales Globally

  Kerrygold Reaches €1 Billion Annual Retail Sales Globally

Kerrygold, the brand owned by Irish dairy farmers through the Ornua dairy co-operative, has exceeded €1 billion annual retail value – the first Irish food brand to reach this momentous milestone. The Kerrygold brand was created by Sir Anthony O’Reilly, CEO of what was then called An Bord Bainne, in 1962. His vision was to […]

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TechConnect Live – Ireland’s Largest Technology Event – May 30th, RDS, Dublin

  TechConnect Live – Ireland’s Largest Technology Event – May 30th, RDS, Dublin

TechConnect Live, which is Ireland’s largest annual business and technology exhibition for Micro, SME and Enterprise level companies, is being held on Thursday, May 30th at the RDS in Dublin. With its comprehensive programme of free workshops and key note speakers combined with a vast array of exhibitors displaying the latest technological solutions available, TechConnect Live […]

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Fund For Circular Economy Innovators Launched

  Fund For Circular Economy Innovators Launched

The Government has launched a €600,000 funding opportunity for novel approaches to promote the circular economy, maximise resource efficiency and reduce waste. It will fund innovators to develop and demonstrate business-ready solutions in the circular economy for consumers and for commercial clients. This funding call is a key part of Ireland’s National Waste Prevention Programme which […]

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Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

  Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

Crop producer Beotanics is investing €1 million in a new research and development centre at its offices in Stoneyford, County Kilkenny. The firm has a focus on niche crops such as sweet potato, yacon and wasabi.
Pat and Noirín FitzGerald set up parent company FitzGerald Nurseries in 1990 to supply ornamental shrubs, and then established Beotanics Plant Lab to research and […]

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