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  • Largest Ever European Investment Bank Support in Ireland The European Investment Bank is to provide a loan of €490 million to support construction of the new children’s hospital in Dublin. This represents the largest ever financial engagement by the European Union’s long-term lending institution in Ireland and the EIB’s first backing for a hospital in the country. The new children’s hospital project includes two [...]...
  • Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion Strabane-based Fabplus is planning to more than double its workforce and turnover with support from Invest Northern Ireland. The investment is part of a three year expansion plan to increase its market share in the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain, and gain a foothold in mainland Europe and Scandinavia. Recruitment is underway to employ 83 additional staff at [...]...
  • PM Group Appoints a New Non-Executive Director Michael McNicholas has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Project Management Holdings (PM Group), the Irish headquartered international project delivery specialists. Michael McNicholas. Michael has over 35 years’ experience in senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors. He is the former CEO of Ervia, NTR plc and Managing Director of ESB International.  During his [...]...
  • Center Parcs Signs Contract With John Sisk & Son As construction activity on the much anticipated €233 million Center Parcs Longford Forest resort in County Longford ramps up, the company has announced it has formally awarded two major construction contracts to Dublin-based construction firm John Sisk & Son. The contracts for the construction of the 470 lodges and 30 apartments as well as the state-of-the-art centre [...]...
  • Medi-Shower Invests in Innovation to Drive Export Growth Multi-award-winning manufacturer Medi-Shower has created ‘smart showerhead’ technology which can reduce the risk of Legionnaires disease. The cutting edge product, developed with R&D support from Invest Northern Ireland is designed to meet the high requirements for hygiene within the healthcare sector. It reduces the risk of waterborne infection from bacteria that can build up due to poor design [...]...

Largest Ever European Investment Bank Support in Ireland

  Largest Ever European Investment Bank Support in Ireland

The European Investment Bank is to provide a loan of €490 million to support construction of the new children’s hospital in Dublin. This represents the largest ever financial engagement by the European Union’s long-term lending institution in Ireland and the EIB’s first backing for a hospital in the country.
The new children’s hospital project includes two […]

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Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion

  Strabane Manufacturer to Invest Over £7 Million in Ambitious Expansion

Strabane-based Fabplus is planning to more than double its workforce and turnover with support from Invest Northern Ireland. The investment is part of a three year expansion plan to increase its market share in the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain, and gain a foothold in mainland Europe and Scandinavia.
Recruitment is underway to employ 83 additional staff at […]

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PM Group Appoints a New Non-Executive Director

  PM Group Appoints a New Non-Executive Director

Michael McNicholas has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Project Management Holdings (PM Group), the Irish headquartered international project delivery specialists.
Michael McNicholas.
Michael has over 35 years’ experience in senior leadership positions in the public and private sectors. He is the former CEO of Ervia, NTR plc and Managing Director of ESB International.  During his […]

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Center Parcs Signs Contract With John Sisk & Son

  Center Parcs Signs Contract With John Sisk & Son

As construction activity on the much anticipated €233 million Center Parcs Longford Forest resort in County Longford ramps up, the company has announced it has formally awarded two major construction contracts to Dublin-based construction firm John Sisk & Son.
The contracts for the construction of the 470 lodges and 30 apartments as well as the state-of-the-art centre […]

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Medi-Shower Invests in Innovation to Drive Export Growth

  Medi-Shower Invests in Innovation to Drive Export Growth

Multi-award-winning manufacturer Medi-Shower has created ‘smart showerhead’ technology which can reduce the risk of Legionnaires disease.
The cutting edge product, developed with R&D support from Invest Northern Ireland is designed to meet the high requirements for hygiene within the healthcare sector. It reduces the risk of waterborne infection from bacteria that can build up due to poor design […]

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EIB Loan Will Trigger €180 Million Investment Programme in Fingal

  EIB Loan Will Trigger €180 Million Investment Programme in Fingal

Fingal County Council has signed a €70 million Framework Loan Agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) which will trigger a €180 million investment in strategic infrastructure projects within the county’s Capital Development Plan. This represents the first EIB support for county-wide investment in partnership with an Irish local authority for more than a decade […]

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Deliveroo Boosts Irish Restaurant Sector to the Tune of €15 Million

  Deliveroo Boosts Irish Restaurant Sector to the Tune of €15 Million

New figures show the extent to which Deliveroo is benefiting the Irish restaurant sector. An exclusive new report, ‘Delivering to the Global Economy’, produced by Capital Economics, shows that the additional revenue generated across the restaurant sector in Ireland due to Deliveroo’s operations was €15 million. This is a combination of increased revenue for partner restaurants due to increased […]

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Greater Skill Utilisation and Skilled Migration Needed to Boost Productivity in Ireland

  Greater Skill Utilisation and Skilled Migration Needed to Boost Productivity in Ireland

New research published by the ESRI finds that greater skill utilisation and skilled migration are required to support a productive and competitive economy. The research examines the difference between the skills possessed by employees and those required to do their job. The report also explores sources of future skilled labour supply, including Ireland’s ability to attract […]

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Irish Cream Liqueur Recovers From ‘Lost Decade’

  Irish Cream Liqueur Recovers From ‘Lost Decade’

The Irish Spirits Association (ISA) has launched a Love Irish Cream Liqueur campaign. In the lead-up to Christmas, which is a very important time for Irish cream liqueur sales, the campaign aims to restart a conversation about the uniqueness of the product category, its importance to Ireland, and the need to protect it against fake products.
According to […]

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Climate Change Advisory Council Calls For Urgent New Measures to Reduce Carbon Emissions

  Climate Change Advisory Council Calls For Urgent New Measures to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Ireland is not on track to meet its 2020 targets or to decarbonise its economy by 2050, according to the Climate Change Advisory Council’s first Annual Review. “The actions in the current National Mitigation Plan do not put Ireland on a pathway to achieve our 2020 targets or our long term decarbonisation objective,” said Chair […]

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Irish Support Scheme For SMEs in Difficulty

  Irish Support Scheme For SMEs in Difficulty

The European Commission has found a €10 million Irish aid scheme to facilitate the restructuring of SMEs in Ireland, to be in line with EU State aid rules. The scheme will help SMEs in financial difficulty restore their competitiveness, whilst preserving competition in the EU’s Single Market.
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager (pictured), in charge of competition policy, said: “Small […]

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Packaging Waste From Online Retailers Growing By 28% Per Year

  Packaging Waste From Online Retailers Growing By 28% Per Year

The amount of packaging waste material being generated in Ireland from online shopping outside the State is growing by 28% per annum and is now over 7,000 tonnes of waste per year. Yet online retailers from outside the state, such as Amazon and others are using a loop hole in the law to avoid not spending […]

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New Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence Will Improve Patient Treatment

  New Precision Medicine Centre of Excellence Will Improve Patient Treatment

A £10 million Centre of Excellence in Precision Medicine has been launched by Invest Northern Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast. The Centre of Excellence in Precision Medicine will develop an internationally accredited laboratory focusing on diagnostics which can be used to predict a cancer patients’ response to treatment. This will allow potentially costly drugs to […]

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European Investment Bank and DLL Confirm €200 Million Support For Irish Business Investment

  European Investment Bank and DLL Confirm €200 Million Support For Irish Business Investment

Companies across Ireland are expected to benefit from cheaper financing following a new €200 million initiative agreed by the European Investment Bank and DLL, a global vendor finance company and 100% subsidiary of Rabobank. The new scheme will strengthen leasing and financing for SMEs and mid-cap companies active in agri-business and the food industry, construction, […]

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It’s Take Off For Cork’s Food and Drink Producers

  It’s Take Off For Cork’s Food and Drink Producers

Taste Cork is teaming up with The Loop at Cork Airport to showcase the very best of Cork’s outstanding, locally produced food and drink products to the more than 2.3 million passengers who pass through the Irish airport each year. The food and drink section at The Loop at Cork Airport is being rebranded by […]

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Prolego Scientific Scoops Top Prize at University College Dublin’s 2017 Start-Up of the Year Award

  Prolego Scientific Scoops Top Prize at University College Dublin’s 2017 Start-Up of the Year Award

Prolego Scientific, an early-stage enterprise has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2017 Start-Up of the Year Award. The start-up won the Award, and a €20,000 prize, after being declared overall winner of the 2017 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.
Prolego Scientific offers proprietary artificial intelligence solutions that are used to improve the accuracy of genetic tests in many areas for […]

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Europe’s Largest Card Linked Offers Company Chooses Belfast

  Europe’s Largest Card Linked Offers Company Chooses Belfast

Reward, Europe’s largest Card Linked Offers and loyalty platform provider, is establishing a new software engineering team in Belfast, creating up to 60 new jobs. Working with some of the world’s largest retailers from Amazon to Waitrose, Reward is developing a cloud based platform that enables retailers to optimise their marketing spend by providing loyalty […]

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Equifax Announces 150 New Jobs For Dublin IT Centre

Equifax Inc., a global information solutions company headquarted at Atlanta in the US, has announced the creation of 150 new jobs in Dublin over the next 12 months, bringing its total Irish workforce to more than 350. Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen T.D, Mark […]

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European Commission Approves Joint Capacity Mechanism for Ireland and Northern Ireland

  European Commission Approves Joint Capacity Mechanism for Ireland and Northern Ireland

The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules the new capacity mechanism for the jointly operated Irish and Northern Irish electricity market. The mechanism will help ensure security of electricity supply whilst preserving competition in the Single Market.
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “The joint Irish and Northern Irish capacity mechanism will […]

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Review Confirms Core Elements of Mortgage Measures Remain Unchanged

  Review Confirms Core Elements of Mortgage Measures Remain Unchanged

The outcome of the annual review of the residential mortgage measures has been published by the Central Bank of Ireland. The review is based on analysis of mortgage lending data in the context of wider housing market developments. The review considered the appropriate setting for the measures in 2018, given the current conditions and the […]

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Applications Now Open for Cork County Council’s International Start-Up Accelerator Competition for Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Digital Health Companies

  Applications Now Open for Cork County Council’s International Start-Up Accelerator Competition for Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Digital Health Companies

Applications are now open for entrepreneurs all across Ireland to take part in Cork County Council’s International Start-Up Accelerator Competition for Life Sciences, Medical Technology and Digital Health Companies. This a huge opportunity for ambitious, early stage entrepreneurs across Ireland, as MassChallenge is set to connect them to a Global Network and facilitate the creation […]

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Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute Appoints New President

  Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute Appoints New President

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has appointed Pat Lucey as President at the association’s Annual General Meeting. The Cork-based businessman succeeds out-going Ireland Chapter of PMI President, Niall Murphy, in the two-year voluntary role.
Pat has been on the Board of the Chapter since 2011, with responsibility for membership and sponsorship. CEO of consulting […]

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Dublin City’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced

  Dublin City’s Best Young Entrepreneurs Announced

Dublin City’s best young entrepreneurs have been announced at the County Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. Run by the Local Enterprise Offices, IBYE is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland. Now in its 4th year, this year attracted almost 1,500 applications nationwide.
Greg Swift, Head of Enterprise in […]

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference- Seizing Opportunities For a Better Future

  Teagasc National Dairy Conference- Seizing Opportunities For a Better Future

Milk production in Ireland has gone from 5.5 billion litres to over 7 billion litres and that trend is set to continue. That was the opening message from Michael Hanley, chief executive of Lakeland Dairies, as he delivered the key note address at the recent Teagasc National Dairy Conference.
“Our milk suppliers are increasing production by […]

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Strencom to Invest €6 Million and Add 20 Employees

  Strencom to Invest €6 Million and Add 20 Employees

Strencom, the Irish managed connectivity and cloud computing provider, has announced €6 million investment from reinvested profits and the addition of 20 employees to its current 28 people in its Dublin and Cork offices. The jobs are being created on the back of strong revenue growth of over the past three years. The company is […]

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Over 120 Communities Nationwide Working on Long-term Energy Plans With SEAI

  Over 120 Communities Nationwide Working on Long-term Energy Plans With SEAI

124 communities across Ireland are now part of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Sustainable Energy Communities network, a rapidly expanding national movement towards a cleaner energy future. The communities have committed to developing long-term energy plans with the assistance of SEAI. The network has doubled in size in 2017, as momentum gathers in […]

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Irish Food & Drink Industry Champion Award Presented to ‘Mr Cheestrings’

  Irish Food & Drink Industry Champion Award Presented to  ‘Mr Cheestrings’

At its Food and Drink Industry Awards in the RDS, Dublin, Bord Bia recently presented the inaugural ‘Industry Champion’ Award to Denis O’Riordan (pictured above) of Kerry Foods in recognition of his outstanding contribution to delivering global success for the Cheestrings brand. More than 300 Irish food and drink industry leaders gathered for the awards ceremony which […]

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Yelo Opens New £2 Million Factory in Carrickfergus

  Yelo Opens New £2 Million Factory in Carrickfergus

Yelo, a leading test equipment manufacturing company, has officially opened its new 25,000 sq ft facility at Trooperslane Industrial Estate, Carrickfergus. Invest Northern Ireland offered Yelo over £243,000 towards the construction project.
Invest NI’s Chief Executive, Alastair Hamilton, says: “This new facility marks an exciting new chapter for Yelo that will facilitate the company’s continued growth in […]

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2017 KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Award Winners

  2017 KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Award Winners

800 of Ireland’s property industry stakeholders; commercial & residential agencies, developers, architects, designers, investment managers and contractors convened at the Convention Centre Dublin recently for the announcement of the winners of the highly contested KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards. Over 120 shortlisted nominations were judged across 11 categories where the standard of entries […]

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Irish Craft Beer Sustaining Growth

  Irish Craft Beer Sustaining Growth

A new Bord Bia report has revealed that Irish craft beer is performing well across all fronts, from the number of production facilities to production output, market share and exports. The number of craft breweries in Ireland has grown by more than 500% in the last 5 years, with 72 now in operation, up from […]

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