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  • Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin A far-reaching plan for the creation of the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin has been launched. The proposal from Trinity College Dublin is modelled on innovation districts in cities such as Boston, Toronto, Rotterdam and Barcelona. It will significantly strengthen Ireland’s competitive advantage when developing new indigenous companies or competing for foreign direct investment. [...]...
  • Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished branch in Castlebar, County Mayo . GAA star, Andy Moran, CEO of Grafton Merchanting ROI, Patrick Atkinson, Heiton Buckley Castlebar Branch Manager, Mick Kane, and longtime customer Mick Duane officially cut the ribbon and kicked [...]...
  • Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has announced that its clients recorded export sales of €22.71 billion in 2017, representing a 7 per cent increase on 2016. This is the highest level of export sales recorded in the history of the agency and the eighth-consecutive year of [...]...
  • BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork TINE Ireland, a subsidiary of the Norwegian dairy co-operative TINE, has awarded the construction of a new Jarlsberg® cheese production facility and administration building at Mogeely, County Cork, to BAM Ireland. The contract value is more than €25 million. TINE is Norway’s largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products with 11,400 members (owners) and [...]...
  • HBAN Scoops Major European Business Angel Network Award HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, was crowned Globally Networked Organisation 2018 at the recent EBAN (European Business Angel Network) Awards Ceremony held in Sofia, Bulgaria. HBAN was awarded the prominent European accolade in recognition of the significant [...]...

Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

  Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

A far-reaching plan for the creation of the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin has been launched. The proposal from Trinity College Dublin is modelled on innovation districts in cities such as Boston, Toronto, Rotterdam and Barcelona. It will significantly strengthen Ireland’s competitive advantage when developing new indigenous companies or competing for foreign direct investment. […]

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

  Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished branch in Castlebar, County Mayo . GAA star, Andy Moran, CEO of Grafton Merchanting ROI, Patrick Atkinson, Heiton Buckley Castlebar Branch Manager, Mick Kane, and longtime customer Mick Duane officially cut the ribbon and kicked […]

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Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

  Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has announced that its clients recorded export sales of €22.71 billion in 2017, representing a 7 per cent increase on 2016. This is the highest level of export sales recorded in the history of the agency and the eighth-consecutive year of […]

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BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

  BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

TINE Ireland, a subsidiary of the Norwegian dairy co-operative TINE, has awarded the construction of a new Jarlsberg® cheese production facility and administration building at Mogeely, County Cork, to BAM Ireland. The contract value is more than €25 million. TINE is Norway’s largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products with 11,400 members (owners) and […]

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HBAN Scoops Major European Business Angel Network Award

  HBAN Scoops Major European Business Angel Network Award

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, was crowned Globally Networked Organisation 2018 at the recent EBAN (European Business Angel Network) Awards Ceremony held in Sofia, Bulgaria.
HBAN was awarded the prominent European accolade in recognition of the significant […]

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Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement

  Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the largest trade deal negotiated yet by the European Union. While sales of Irish whiskey remain relatively low, Japan is currently the largest market in Asia for Irish whiskey and last year Irish whiskey sales in Japan recorded a 15.7% growth to […]

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BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

  BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

BD, a leading global medical technology company, is to create 85 new jobs for the Limerick region. The announcement was made as Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen TD, officially opened BD’s Research Centre Ireland (RCI) in Limerick’s National Technology Park. The €21 million investment in BD’s […]

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National Project Awards 2018 Open For Entries

  National Project Awards 2018 Open For Entries

Entries for the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) National Project Awards, sponsored by PwC, are open. Over 120 applicants entered the awards last year, which celebrate the country’s leading project managers and teams and their forward-thinking projects. This year the Awards recognise the importance of community-led non-profit projects with the introduction of a new […]

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McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town

  McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town

The new UK Government hub planned for New Waverley in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, which is being constructed by Northern Ireland-based design and build company McAleer & Rushe, has reached a significant milestone with the official ‘Topping Out’ of the office scheme. The project which is transforming a UNESCO Heritage site, in one […]

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Neueda Technologies Establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone

  Neueda Technologies Establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone

Neueda Technologies, a privately-owned IT Training, development and consulting services company headquartered in Belfast, is establishing a Software Engineering Hub in Athlone, Co. Westmeath, employing 200 staff over four years. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
The company will undertake software development services for global telecommunications and financial services clients at […]

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Progress at Last! – British Irish Chamber Welcomes UK White Paper on Brexit

  Progress at Last! – British Irish Chamber Welcomes UK White Paper on Brexit

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the publication of the white paper on Brexit by the UK Government but has called for a full agreement on services to be sought.  
Commenting after the publication of the white paper, John McGrane, the Director-General of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, said: “At last we […]

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Fexco to Create 175 New Jobs in Ireland’s South West

  Fexco to Create 175 New Jobs in Ireland’s South West

Irish-international fintech company, Fexco has announced a significant expansion of its operations headquartered in Killorglin, Co Kerry creating 175 new jobs over 3 years. The jobs form part of Fexco’s expansion strategy reinforcing the South West’s position as the driving force of Ireland’s fintech industry.
The announcement was made in Killorglin by Julie Sinnamon, CEO of […]

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Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

  Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

Irish-owned firms rely heavily on the UK as the source of intermediate inputs, which are goods used to produce a final product. Over half of the total imports used by Irish-owned firms are sourced in the UK with many importing solely from the UK market. Many Irish-owned companies are therefore highly exposed to cost increases […]

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Center Parcs Serves Up €5.2 Million in Contracts to Irish Food Companies

  Center Parcs Serves Up €5.2 Million in Contracts to Irish Food Companies

Four of Ireland’s top food companies will benefit from a significant boost to their businesses as Center Parcs announces the awarding of food supplier contracts to its Center Parcs Longford Forest resort – due to open in summer 2019 – worth a combined total of €5.2 million. Center Parcs has awarded the following food supplier contracts:

Dublin […]

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Digitalisation of Irish SMEs and National Research Investment to Benefit From European Best-practice

  Digitalisation of Irish SMEs and National Research Investment to Benefit From European Best-practice

Crucial future investment to improve Ireland’s competitiveness will be strengthened by assessment of international best-practice in two key policy areas. EIB (European Investment Bank) advisory experts will identify ways to ensure more effective funding to support research and innovation in Ireland and to accelerate digitalisation by Irish small businesses.
The two new advisory programmes have been […]

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How much is your data worth to hackers and what can you do to protect it?

By ISO Quality Services Ltd
Our world is changing at a rapid pace. As technology continues to evolve, we’re struggling to ‘stay connected’ with the latest developments.  The result? A rise in cyber-attacks! But what exactly are these hackers after? Your data, and they want it for their financial gain.
Your data is an asset to your business. […]

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Electric Ireland Moved Below 50% Market Share For First Time in 2017

  Electric Ireland Moved Below 50% Market Share For First Time in 2017

Electric Ireland remained the largest electricity energy provider in 2017, however, it was the first year the supplier moved below a 50% share (49.5% of total consumption) in the electricity market, according to a report published by the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU).
The annual Electricity and Gas Retail Market Report is part of the […]

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First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway in Dublin

  First Phase of the Regeneration of O’Devaney Gardens Gets Underway in Dublin

Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government; Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform; and Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring have turned the sod for the development of the first phase in the Regeneration of  O’Devaney Gardens in Dublin.  The first phase will deliver 56 social homes with […]

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Third Year of Consistent Growth For Dale Farm

  Third Year of Consistent Growth For Dale Farm

Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative, has announced significant increases in profit, return on capital employed (ROCE) and turnover as part of its financial results for the year ending March 2018. Group operating profit rose from £9.8 million to £12.1 million, profit before tax increased from £7.9 million to £10.1 million, with an […]

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Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

  Home For Life is a New Participant in the Mortgage to Rent Scheme

The Government has welcomed Home For Life Ltd as a new participant in the Mortgage to Rent [MTR] scheme, where they will work in tandem with local authorities as landlords providing a long term solution for those in mortgage distress. The announcement coincides with the launch by the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government […]

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Public Consultation For Ireland’s Space Strategy For Enterprise

  Public Consultation For Ireland’s Space Strategy For Enterprise

Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, has published a consultation document for Ireland’s Space Strategy for Enterprise. The consultation document seeks input from stakeholders on issues to be considered in the development of Ireland’s Space Strategy for Enterprise. The strategy will set out how Ireland will maximise on […]

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New Wind Farm Opens to Power Nestlé in the UK & Ireland

  New Wind Farm Opens to Power Nestlé in the UK & Ireland

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and drink company, has opened a new wind farm at Sanquhar in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The farm, developed in partnership with energy business Community Windpower, is made up of nine turbines which, combined, are now producing around 125 GWh of power per annum. That is enough to supply half […]

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Intertrust Ireland to Create up to 60 New Financial Services Roles

  Intertrust Ireland to Create up to 60 New Financial Services Roles

Intertrust Ireland has announced that continued growth and additional service offerings have resulted in an opportunity to create up to 60 new jobs. Intertrust is a global leader in providing expert administrative services to clients operating and investing in the international business environment. Dublin is a key financial centre and Intertrust Ireland has built a […]

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Paradyn to Invest €4 Million in More Acquisitions and Creating 40 New Jobs

  Paradyn to Invest €4 Million in More Acquisitions and Creating 40 New Jobs

Paradyn, Ireland’s only end-to-end IT and communications service provider, plans to double its workforce from 40 to 80 employees by 2020, with positions in both its Dublin and Cork offices. The new jobs are being created as part of a €4 million investment that will fund company growth and acquisitions.
Paradyn is the newly created company […]

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Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

  Enterprise Ireland Launches €500,000 Competitive Start Fund For Entrepreneurs in Marine Technology and Agritech Sectors

Enterprise Ireland has announced a new Competitive Start Fund (CSF) totalling up to €500,000 to support start-ups in the marine technology and agritech sectors. The fund was launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, TD, at the recent Our Ocean Wealth Summit, at Seafest 2018 in Galway.
The Fund will provide up […]

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ESB Launches a Call to Action For a Cleaner Energy Future

  ESB Launches a Call to Action For a Cleaner Energy Future

ESB has launched a call to action to the Irish public and industry to help the country move to a clean energy future by embracing electric heat and transport. ESB is showcasing the steps that everyone can take such as using electric heat pumps and electric vehicles to make energy savings, improve air quality and […]

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Summer Sun Heats Up the Grocery Market

  Summer Sun Heats Up the Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 17 June 2018, reveal that the soaring temperatures have increased sales of summer grocery favourites by 9% – ahead of the overall market at 2.1%.  This surge in summer essentials, such as sun care products and ice cream, has boosted the Irish […]

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Nearly 10 Million Cases of Irish Whiskey Sold Globally Last Year

  Nearly 10 Million Cases of Irish Whiskey Sold Globally Last Year

The Irish whiskey industry sold 9.7 million cases of whiskey globally in 2017, a 10.6 percent increase on the previous year, according to figures compiled by International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR). Irish whiskey remains the world’s fastest-growing spirit category and the 2017 global total exceed interim sales targets set by the Irish Whiskey Association […]

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Successful Year For Sisk

  Successful Year For Sisk

John Sisk & Son (Sisk), the innovative, engineering and construction company with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, has reported a strong outcome for its 2017 financial year in both profitability and business development.
Although turnover decreased by 5% to €792.2 million for the year ended 31 December 2017, pre-tax profit increased […]

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Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

  Failed Projects Cost Irish Companies €580,000

PM Summit, Ireland’s most diverse conference for project, programme and portfolio management professionals, has announced the results of a new survey which reveals that failed projects cost Irish companies on average €580,000. The research, which involved 407 project management professionals in Ireland from a broad range of sectors and was carried out with the assistance […]

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