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€65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government has announced that 16 innovative projects have been successful under the second round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland. The projects will share €65

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McDonald’s Contributes €196 Million to the Irish Economy

    McDonald’s Contributes €196 Million to the Irish Economy

McDonald’s has launched an economic impact report, ‘McDonald’s in Ireland’, highlighting the significant economic contribution of the company in Ireland. The independent report* looks at the impact McDonald’s has on

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Equinix Accelerates Goodbody’s Investment in Digital Transformation

    Equinix Accelerates Goodbody’s Investment in Digital Transformation

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, today announces that it is supporting Goodbody’s investment in evolving and growing its business. By leveraging Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) and Equinix’s data centre

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OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

    OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

OSSM Cloud Solutions, the Dublin-based Oracle NetSuite solution provider, has partnered with international shipping software company SmartFreight to launch its new SmartFreight NetSuite Connector. The new integrated solution is targeted

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Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

    Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has implemented a new digital mapping system for telecom network service provider, KN Circet. The solution has led to a

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Textiles – The EU’s Fourth Largest Cause of Environmental Pressures After Food, Housing, Transport

    Textiles – The EU’s Fourth Largest Cause of Environmental Pressures After Food, Housing, Transport

Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union (EU) uses annually about 1.3 tonnes of raw materials and more than 100 cubic metres of water per person,

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

€100,000 in funding through Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme is to be awarded to five companies following a competitive call. The SBIR funding will enable the SMEs

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EIB Backs €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

    EIB Backs €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

The European Investment Bank has signed a €35 million loan agreement with Cork County Council to support the Council’s Social Sustainability Investment Programme. This represents the first element of an

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Smithstown Light Engineering Expands New Production Facility, Creating 60 jobs

    Smithstown Light Engineering Expands New Production Facility, Creating 60 jobs

A newly constructed 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility has been officially opened in Shannon, County Clare. Smithstown Light Engineering, a precision engineering firm serving the top medical device and orthopaedic

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DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry or environmental sectors. The DIVA consortium is based across 6

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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using the Handling Guide Online from industrial automation specialists Festo. The

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce Appoints New President

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce Appoints New President

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has appointed Peter O’Shea, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at ESB, as its new President. Peter O’Shea (pictured) has been involved with the

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The ‘Digital Paradox’ Facing the Media Industry in 2020

    The ‘Digital Paradox’ Facing the Media Industry in 2020

Technology will continue to redefine the media landscape in 2020, creating opportunities and challenges for marketers. As ad spend on social and tech platforms continues to grow; technology innovations will

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Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards Celebrate the Passion and Drive of Irish Producers

    Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards Celebrate the Passion and Drive of Irish Producers

At its biennial Food and Drink Awards, held at the RDS Dublin, Bord Bia presented nine awards for excellence to some of Ireland’s foremost organisations and brands. ABP Food Group received the

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Enterprise Ireland Increases Eurozone Presence With New Offices in Munich and Lyon

    Enterprise Ireland Increases Eurozone Presence With New Offices in Munich and Lyon

Enterprise Ireland is expanding its footprint in the Eurozone with two new office openings in Munich, Germany, and Lyon, France. The opening of these new offices and additional personnel and

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€20 Million Investment By JCD Group Boosts Blarney Business Park

    €20 Million Investment By JCD Group Boosts Blarney Business Park

The new owners of Blarney Business Park, JCD Group, have committed to a €10 million investment in the strategically important site, which will see the next two phases delivered in

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EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment

    EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment

European firms are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economic outlook according to the new EIB Investment Report 2019/2020. The report also finds that investment in climate change mitigation is lower than

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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology Centre based in University College Dublin (UCD) that aims to

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Brexit and Slowing Global Economy are Key Challenges For Dublin’s Growth

    Brexit and Slowing Global Economy are Key Challenges For Dublin’s Growth

Brexit continues to cast a shadow of uncertainty over the Dublin economy while slowing global growth and increased global trade tensions are also posing downside risks. Dublin Port saw its

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UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

    UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

University College Dublin, through NovaUCD, has won two Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) 2019 Impact Awards. The annual KTI Impact Awards, in five categories, recognise significant achievements in knowledge transfer and

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London Company Smartzer Develops Digital Team in Belfast

    London Company Smartzer Develops Digital Team in Belfast

Interactive technology company, Smartzer is investing in Northern Ireland for the first time with a 16-strong digital team. Founded in London, the company develops digital video-tagging technology to create an

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WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Dundlak

    WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Dundlak

WuXi Vaccines, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed WuXi Biologics, is planning to build a $240 million vaccine production facility on the newly established WuXi Biologics Campus in Dundalk, bringing 200

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90 Jobs Announced at Irish Manufacturer Following €7.5 Million Investment

    90 Jobs Announced at Irish Manufacturer Following €7.5 Million Investment

Cosmetic Creations, Ireland’s leading cosmetic formulator and contract manufacturer, has announced that 90 jobs are to be created between its operations in Cork and Mayo, following an investment of €7.5

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Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

    Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

Lidl has opened its new €100 million Distribution Centre in Newbridge, County Kildare. The state-of-the-art facility, which represents the single

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HBAN Passes €100 Million Angel Investment Milestone Across Island of Ireland

    HBAN Passes €100 Million Angel Investment Milestone Across Island of Ireland

HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland

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ESB and Equinor to Deliver Potential Offshore Wind Projects

    ESB and Equinor to Deliver Potential Offshore Wind Projects

ESB has entered into a partnership with Equinor, a Norwegian-based energy company. The partnership will work to identify suitable sites

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£3 Million Development to Boost Tourism in Castlewellan

    £3 Million Development to Boost Tourism in Castlewellan

County Down retail company, Fresh Food Centres, is investing over £3 million to redevelop a former Castlewellan Guest House into

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€11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

    €11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

The Government has announced that €11 million in funding has been awarded to 50 cutting-edge research, development and demonstration energy projects.

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EU-Singapore Trade Agreement Now in Force

    EU-Singapore Trade Agreement Now in Force

The EU-Singapore trade agreement has come into force. Singapore is by far the EU’s largest trading partner in the Southeast

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New €20 Million Dairy Powders Plant Opens in Monaghan

    New €20 Million Dairy Powders Plant Opens in Monaghan

Newbaze Ireland Nutrition Food (trading as Ireliffey) has opened its new dairy formula plant at Carrickmacross in County Monaghan, marking

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Smart Hub Success For Lisburn’s Connected Care Solutions

    Smart Hub Success For Lisburn’s Connected Care Solutions

Lisburn-based health technology firm Connected Care Solutions has signed a deal with Powys Council in Wales for its innovative ETHEL

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NBI Signs Historic Contract to Deliver National Broadband Plan

    NBI Signs Historic Contract to Deliver National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) has signed a landmark Public Private Partnership with the Irish Government to deliver the National Broadband

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Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

    Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

All of Ireland’s major grocery retailers achieved growth again in the 12 weeks to 3 November 2019, according to the

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European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

    European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €2.6 billion of public support for the Irish National Broadband

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First New Nursing Home in €250 Million Healthcare Investment

    First New Nursing Home in €250 Million Healthcare Investment

BlackBee Group has announced that it is about to move to planning on the first new nursing home under its

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Winners of the National Project Awards 2019

    Winners of the National Project Awards 2019

The expansion of Ireland’s state airports has been revealed as Ireland’s most influential project over the past 50 years at

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Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

    Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has published the findings of an independent survey exploring the views of senior enterprise IT professionals

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Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

    Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

Output Sports, the University College Dublin (UCD) sports technology spin-out, has been named ‘Best Early Stage’ company, and won a

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The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

    The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

Obesity “represents the greatest single threat to the health and wellbeing of children in Ireland today and drastic action is

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Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

    Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

Newly-appointed managing director, James Godley, has heralded the start of a new era for Townmore when he officially launched the

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Total Spend in Ireland on Smart Apps Hits €59 Million This Year

    Total Spend in Ireland on Smart Apps Hits €59 Million This Year

A nationally representative survey of 1,000 people carried out by iReach has found that 96% of smartphone/tablet users in Ireland

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Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

    Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell

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UAE and Qatar Export Success Leads to New Jobs at Derry-based Joule

    UAE and Qatar Export Success Leads to New Jobs at Derry-based Joule

Technical fire engineering services specialist, Joule Group is winning new business in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar following R&D

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Kepak Group Serving Up ‘Sunday Roast’ to the Homeless

    Kepak Group Serving Up ‘Sunday Roast’ to the Homeless

Kepak Group is to supply enough meat to table a ‘Sunday Roast’ to those affected by homelessness supported by the

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Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

    Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

The rapid growth in sustainable finance will require major changes to the make-up of third-level business and finance degree courses

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IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

    IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

Linda Kiely (pictured), co-founder of Voxpro, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 IMAGE Businesswoman of the

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Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

    Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

Over one million Euro of investment in research and development has been awarded to companies involved in cross-border projects to

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Pure Telecom’s €12 Million Enet Deal to Deliver Ultra-fast SIRO Broadband

    Pure Telecom’s €12 Million Enet Deal to Deliver Ultra-fast SIRO Broadband

Pure Telecom has concluded a deal worth up to €12 million with Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator. By leveraging

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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in

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Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

    Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New  SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system

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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and

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Ornua Opens €30 Million State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

    Ornua Opens €30 Million State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has officially its new €30 million, state-of-the-art cheese production facility at Ávila

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IPRA Forecourt & Retail News Reports on Future Oil Pricing

The latest issue of the IPRA Forecourt & Retail News magazine is now available and its publication is extremely timely

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Travelport to Invest in New Inside Sales Centre in Dublin

    Travelport to Invest in New Inside Sales Centre in Dublin

Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel and tourism industry, has announced a further investment in its Dublin operations

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Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

    Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

JCD Group has formally lodged its planning application with An Bord Pleanála to construct a large-scale residential ‘build to rent’

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Buchanans New Nut Factory Generates £1 Million GB Success

    Buchanans New Nut Factory Generates £1 Million GB Success

WG Buchanan and Son Ltd has made an investment of over £1 million to develop a new standalone 12,000 sq

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Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend

    Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend

The most recent Central Bank Household Credit Market Report reveals the very dramatic changes underway, particularly for first-time buyers (FTBs),

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Winners of the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

    Winners of the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

The winners of the prestigious Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019 have been announced. The Awards were made in over

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