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Texas Health and Public Safety Software Firm to Create 120 Jobs

    Texas Health and Public Safety Software Firm to Create 120 Jobs

ESO, a Texas-based, mission-driven software firm, is establishing an engineering centre in Belfast, which will create 120 jobs. The company’s mission is to improve community health and safety through the

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CLS Marks 25-year Anniversary With 100 New Jobs

    CLS Marks 25-year Anniversary With 100 New Jobs

Complete Laboratory Solutions (CLS), Ireland’s largest privately-owned contract laboratory, is celebrating 25 years in business with the creation of 100 new jobs over the next two years as the MedTech sector continues

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ESB to Roll Out Pilot Projects With Five International Start-ups as Part of Global Energy Programme

    ESB to Roll Out Pilot Projects With Five International Start-ups as Part of Global Energy Programme

ESB is to trial pilot projects with five international energy start-ups, cementing its commitment to delivering value-driven solutions for a low-carbon world. The start-ups – ev.energy (UK), Solandeo (Germany), Akselos

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Kevin Holland Appointed Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland

    Kevin Holland Appointed Chief Executive of Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of Kevin Holland (pictured) as Chief Executive to replace Alastair Hamilton who is stepping down from the role after ten years in the

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EY Announces Plans for 600 New Jobs Across Island of Ireland

    EY Announces Plans for 600 New Jobs Across Island of Ireland

EY has announced its plans to create 600 new jobs adding to its current headcount of 3,076 on the island of Ireland. This announcement will bring the headcount in EY

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Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

    Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

The continuation of the Help-to-Buy Scheme in the 2020 Budget has been welcomed by Property Industry Ireland, Brokers Ireland, EY Ireland and the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers. Reacting

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Kepak Becomes First European Meat Processor to Access $122 Billion US Burger Market

    Kepak Becomes First European Meat Processor to Access $122 Billion US Burger Market

Kepak Group, a  family owned Irish company and one of Europe’s leading food innovators, has become the first ever European meat processor to be awarded United States Department of Agriculture

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Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

    Simplified Motion Series electric drives from Festo are easy to use – just plug and work

Solving simple motion tasks electrically is now possible with the Simplified Motion Series from Festo. The electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the benefits of electric automation

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Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

    Leading US Insurance Company to Create Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre in Northern Ireland

Aflac Incorporated, a US-based insurance company with business in the United States and Japan, plans to create 150 jobs as it opens a new technology innovation centre in Northern Ireland.

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Classic Mineral Water to Invest £3.7 Million and Triple Workforce

    Classic Mineral Water to Invest £3.7 Million and Triple Workforce

Lurgan-based Classic Mineral Water is investing over £3.7 million in its soft drinks manufacturing business, to drive growth. This will create 39 new jobs, almost tripling the company’s current workforce.

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Finalists Announced For Innovation Awards 2019

    Finalists Announced For Innovation Awards 2019

The search for the most innovative business in Ireland is one step closer following the announcement of the shortlist of The Irish Times Innovation Awards 2019. The finalists – there

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New Head at Unilever Ireland

    New Head at Unilever Ireland

Emily Pittman (pictured) has been appointed Vice President and General Manager for Unilever Ireland. Based at the company’s head office in Citywest, Dublin, Emily takes responsibility for growing Unilever’s business in Ireland, working

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MetaCompliance to Create 70 Jobs in Latest Derry Expansion

    MetaCompliance to Create 70 Jobs in Latest Derry Expansion

Technology firm MetaCompliance is investing over £4.5 million to create 70 jobs as it looks to capitalise on demand in international markets. Based in Londonderry, MetaCompliance develops cloud software for

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Irish Spirits Exports Increase by 10%

    Irish Spirits Exports Increase by 10%

Irish spirits exports exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2018. The value of spirits exports from Ireland increased by 10.2% between 2017 and 2018, from €916 million to

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2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

    2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Open For Entry

Established in order to recognise excellence and raise standards across Ireland’s manufacturing industry and its associated supply chains, the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards are now open for

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Only 46% of Small Business Owners Perceive Themselves to Have Good or Expert Knowledge of Financial Literacy

    Only 46% of Small Business Owners Perceive Themselves to Have Good or Expert Knowledge of Financial Literacy

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has launched the ‘Financial literacy amongst Irish micro, small and medium-sized businesses’ report, in collaboration with TU Dublin, Microfinance Ireland, SBCI and Skillnet Ireland. The

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InvoiceFair Wins Most Disruptive Fintech Award at 2019 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards

    InvoiceFair Wins Most Disruptive Fintech Award at 2019 Deloitte Financial Services Innovation Awards

InvoiceFair, which has developed an innovative trading platform to enable SMEs access fast and flexible working capital finance, has won the Most Disruptive Fintech Award at the inaugural Deloitte Financial

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Ibec Welcomes New President

    Ibec Welcomes New President

Pat McCann, CEO of Dalata Hotel Group plc, is the new President of Ibec for 2019-2020. Pat McCann is a leading figure in the hotel and hospitality sector in Ireland.

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Cavan and Limerick Companies Take Top Honours at National Q Mark Awards

    Cavan and Limerick Companies Take Top Honours at National Q Mark Awards

Manor Farm in Cavan and Roadbridge in Limerick have been named as national winners at The National Q Mark Awards 2019. Manor Farm was awarded the title of National Winner of

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Invest NI Opens New London Hub

    Invest NI Opens New London Hub

Invest Northern Ireland has opened a new trade, investment and innovation hub in London city to support Northern Ireland businesses to drive exports and increase competitiveness. The hub, which will give

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Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But Significant Risks on the Horizon

    Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But Significant Risks on the Horizon

The Irish economy looks set to perform robustly in 2019 with the headline GDP rate forecast to increase by 4.9 per cent, according to the Quarterly Economic Commentary for Autumn 2019

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Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

    Neurovalens Embarks on Second Ground-breaking R&D Project and Creates 22 New Jobs

Belfast-based health tech company Neurovalens, a global leader of neuro-technology products, is embarking on the development of a ground-breaking medical device for the treatment of obesity. The company specialises in

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EirGrid Group Launches Five-year Strategy to Transform Irish Electricity System

    EirGrid Group Launches Five-year Strategy to Transform Irish Electricity System

EirGrid Group has launched a new five-year strategy aimed at transforming the electricity system on the island of Ireland for future generations. The strategy will ensure that renewable energy accounts

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Shortlist For Ireland’s Most Influential Project

    Shortlist For Ireland’s Most Influential Project

The public is being asked to vote for Ireland’s most influential project from the past 50 years from a shortlist

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Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

    Silicon Valley Technology Firm to Create 120 Jobs at New Northern Ireland Centre

Contrast Security, a California based cybersecurity company, is the latest firm to join Northern Ireland’s growing cybersecurity sector, creating up

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Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

    Irish Grocery Growth Holds Steady With Arrival of New Season

The latest figures from Kantar show that growth in the Irish grocery market remained at 2.7% during the 12 weeks to 8

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Aurivo Invests to Create Most Sustainable Liquid Milk Facility at its Killygordon Site

    Aurivo Invests to Create Most Sustainable Liquid Milk Facility at its Killygordon Site

Aurivo, which is one of Ireland’s leading dairy and agribusinesses, has completed a significant investment in its milk processing facility

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Artificial Intelligence Innovation Hub CeADAR Secures €12 Million in Funding From Enterprise Ireland

    Artificial Intelligence Innovation Hub CeADAR Secures €12 Million in Funding From Enterprise Ireland

Based in University College Dublin (UCD), in partnership with TU Dublin and supported by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, CeADAR

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Irish construction Companies Battled it Out at Croke Park in Aid of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association

    Irish construction Companies Battled it Out at Croke Park in Aid of the Irish Haemochromatosis Association

The inaugural Iron Games Ireland 2019, brought together over 120 players representing some well-known construction companies from across Ireland and

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Novi Helps Mater Hospital to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Cloud Solution

    Novi Helps Mater Hospital to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Cloud Solution

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has implemented a flexible cloud solution for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital

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Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

    Bluedrop Medical Raises €3.7 Million Investment

HBAN has announced that Bluedrop Medical, a Galway-based Medical device start-up, has secured €3.7 million in funding to help manage one

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NTR and Nord/LB Close Two Further Project Financings For a Combined €45 million

    NTR and Nord/LB Close Two Further Project Financings For a Combined €45 million

NTR has successfully closed two project debt facilities back-to-back in recent weeks with Nord/LB  for a combined €45 million. The debt facilities are being used to

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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