The Irish language and Ireland’s Irish speaking(Gaeltacht) regions will play a huge part in this year’s Food & Drink Awards as five producers have made it to the grand final. The event which celebrates the best of manufacturing and the people behind the products, takes place in the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on the 5th of […]
Slane Distillery, the recently-opened whiskey distillery located on the historic grounds of Slane Castle in the Boyne Valley, has celebrated a major milestone when it filled its first barrel. The inaugural cask contains new make malt whiskey using barley harvested on the Slane Castle Estate filled into a sherry hogshead.
Brown-Forman, a leader in whiskey since […]
Engineering business KME Steelworks is expanding its workforce in Lisburn to help leverage the growing opportunities which exist for its precision engineering sub contract services and precast concrete mould products globally. KME is a leading provider of sub-contract services to a wide range of equipment manufacturers. It is also recognised as a main supplier of bespoke steel […]
Despite an intensely competitive retail environment – with just 1.5 percentage points separating the market share of the three largest retailers – all the major Irish supermarkets have grown sales for the sixth period in a row. This is according to the latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending […]
Maxol, Ireland’s leading family owned forecourt and convenience retailer, continues its successful partnership with the award-winning food franchise Freshly Chopped, at the newly refurbished service station at Skehard Road, making it the ninth store within the Maxol network. The refurbishment of the service station follows an investment of €400,000 and the creation of nine new jobs […]
Businesses, large and small, as well as public bodies are achieving energy savings with support from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). SEAI’s EXEED (Excellence in Energy Efficient Design) certification programme is proving to have a real impact across a number of sectors. EXEED encourages innovation in how we design and manage projects and is driving the […]
Recognised as one of Ireland’s largest independent craft breweries, Rye River Brewing Company based in Celbridge, County Kildare, has won a remarkable 19 awards at the prestigious World Beer Awards 2018, making Rye River the most-awarded brewery in Europe. Among the awards were best double IPA for McGargles Dan’s Double IPA, best Kölsch style for Grafters Kölsch and […]
Impacted by severe and prolonged winter weather conditions early in the year, CRH plc has reported sales of €11.9 billion for the first half of 2018 – ahead by 1% on the same period last year and up 2% on a like-for-like basis. In Europe, like-for-like sales growth of 1% reflected continued recovery in some […]
Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), an award-winning specialist firm focused on the delivery of infrastructure projects involving complex and challenging ground conditions, has been awarded the first stage of the European Commission’s SME INSTRUMENT, a support fund designed to accelerate the route to market for innovative SMEs with game changing ideas within their specific sectors. […]
As a key component of its Engage 2022 strategic growth plan, Aurivo, the agri business headquartered in the north-west of Ireland, has announced a €48 million investment plan for the next five years. The expansion programme incorporates a range of projects across its dairy ingredients, consumer foods and agri businesses and will grow employment across […]
DataSolutions, the specialist IT distributor, has announced that it has had its best ever year, growing group revenues by 34% to €40 million for year-end 31st March 2018. The company has doubled its business in the past three years and is on-track to grow to €80 million by 2021.
DataSolutions expanded its operations to the UK […]
Valeo Foods Group, the acquisitive Irish and international food business, is reported to have purchased Tangerine Confectionery of the UK for £100 million (€112 million) from Blackstone Group. The deal adds popular UK confectionery brands such as Dip Dab, Fruit Salad and Blackjack to Valeo Foods Group’s growing portfolio, and will increase annual turnover to […]
SUBWAY®, the world’s largest submarine sandwich chain, has marked its 20th year in Northern Ireland with the opening of its first Subway® Fresh Forward concept store in Northern Ireland. Representing an investment of £90,000 the latest Ballycastle eatery is the 50th Subway® Fresh Forward premise to open in the UK and the 100th store in Europe.
Subway® Fresh Forward is set to transform the customer […]
Envisage Cloud, Ireland’s largest Sage systems integrator and software developer, has announces that it has designed and implemented a new cloud-based financial system for the Dalata Hotel Group in a €200,000 deal. The new solutions includes bespoke software and Sage 200cloud, which unified Dalata’s financial systems across all 39 hotels in the group making it easier […]
Diageo has opened the new home of Guinness in America – the Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House in Maryland. The creation of a world-class brewery, barrel house and visitor centre, and development of packaging and warehousing operations has generated more than 200 jobs and represents an investment by Diageo of approximately $90 million in […]
HEINEKEN Ireland has appointed Maarten Schuurman (pictured) as its new Managing Director, effective 1st September 2018. Maarten Schuurman has enjoyed a successful 22-year career at HEINEKEN encompassing both global and general management leadership positions.
He will join the Irish business from his current role as Head of Global Sales based in the company’s international headquarters in The […]
Belfast-based agri technology company Devenish Nutrition has secured €118 million in long-term funding to enable its research, development and growth plans. This major refinancing deal is made possible by a pioneering investment of €40 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB). The EIB investment has been combined with commitments from Devenish’s new commercial finance partners, […]
Belfast-based Kraydel has developed a revolutionary smart device which could change the way we care for older people in their homes. The device is designed specifically for people who may not be familiar or comfortable with technology. The smart device sits on top of the TV as a connected device, linking the older person to their […]
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, has announced that a number of the original HBAN investors in software developer Phorest have been bought out for a sum averaging 10 times their initial investment.
Phorest, which provides management software […]
ABP Ireland has been awarded a total of 17 stars at the prestigious annual Great Taste 2018 Awards in London, which is run by the Guild of Fine Food. ABP accounted for 14 out of 25 Irish beef products that were recognised at the event.
As part of a highly impressive performance, ABP Ireland received two stars […]
Carbery Group achieved great success at the world renowned International Cheese Awards which took place recently in Nantwich, near Manchester. Taking home 13 awards in total, Carbery once again had a very successful year at the annual cheese awards.
Carbery secured the following awards at the event:
3 Gold Awards for Dubliner Lighter White, Carbery Lactose and Dublin […]
Dublin-based Total Produce, Europe’s leading fresh produce company, has completed the acquisition of a 45% equity stake in Dole Food Company for a cash consideration of $300 million, following approval of the deal by the European Commission.
Dole is a US company whose EEA operations are headquartered in Germany. It produces, markets and distributes fresh fruit […]
DataStax, powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, has announced the opening of a new office in Cork, and expects to create 30 jobs over the next 3 years with 10 of the roles being filled immediately in Finance and IT.
In this data-driven world, DataStax provides the data […]
McGinnis Consulting will be opening a new development centre in Belfast with the creation of 10 new jobs. McGinnis Consulting, based in London and founded by Marius and Anne-Marie McGinnis, provides financial services and information technology consultancy to Tier 1 banks across Europe. Focusing on Credit, Market and Regulatory risk business areas within the financial […]
The latest Irish grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 15 July 2018, show sales soaring by 3.1% in the midst of the recent summer heatwave. Two of the big winners have been bottled water and lager, which have seen take home sales growth of 27.3% and 11.6% respectively, buoyed […]
Crust & Crumb, the manufacturers of chilled pizzas, pizza bases and flat breads, has announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art factory in Ballyconnell, County Cavan. A total of €5 million will be invested in this new facility, which is supported by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland.
The development of the company into its new […]
The Pearse Lyons Distillery is celebrating the general release of the exclusive Pearse 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey. The single malt carries the first new five-year age statement to appear on an Irish whiskey in more than 25 years. The limited release whiskey was produced on two small-batch copper pot stills, and aged in bourbon casks. Presented in 4,000 individually […]
Advanced manufacturing firm, Mallaghan Engineering Ltd is embarking on a multi-million pound investment and recruiting over 200 additional staff, to secure the future growth of the business. The plans include significant new product development, underpinning the need for capital investment in factory capacity and leading edge manufacturing equipment. Mallaghan will also implement an extensive training programme […]
Iarnród Éireann has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to retrofit new gear transmissions to a 3-carriage Intercity train, to assess fuel and emission savings from the new system. The trial, if successful and rolled out to the 234 carriage Intercity railcar fleet, could see annual fuel and emission savings of 19%. This would generate annual […]
ABP Food Group has announced an exclusive ground breaking deal with Beijing Hopewise Ltd to launch a range of premium Irish beef products on JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce platform. It is one of the largest business-to-consumer online retailers in China by transaction volume and revenue, with 301.8 million active users recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
L&M Keating are the first construction company to successfully achieve accreditation for their commitment to employee wellness, safety and health by being awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most influential business representation organisation.
The KeepWell Mark is a new national accreditation developed by Ibec that recognises organisations who put the wellbeing of employees […]
Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy has announced that it is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of nZEB modular courses. Starting this July, these innovative nZEB courses will offer those working in construction in Ireland a chance to up-skill, free of charge, in an increasingly regulated area of the construction industry.
The European […]
Lidl, the UK’s fastest-growing supermarket, has awarded Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative, a lead contract to supply cheddar cheese to its stores across the UK, Europe and the United States. The supply deal represents the single biggest contract awarded by Lidl to a Northern Ireland agri-food company and will see Dale Farm’s […]
Leading communications agency Springboard PR & Marketing and Waterford City & County Council have won a prestigious national PR award for the launch of the Waterford Greenway. The campaign won Best Public Sector Campaign at the recent Awards for Excellence in Public Relations.
The awards were hosted by the Public Relations Consultants Association (Ireland), the Public Relations Institute of […]
The Bretzel Bakery, one of Dublin’s oldest artisan bakeries, has invested in Internet of Things (IoT) technology to help it cut its utility bills and comply with Ireland’s tough food sustainability programme targets set out in Bord Bia’s Origin Green.
Irish food producers are internationally renowned for quality, but need to balance cost reduction with sustainability. […]
The Port of Cork has marked a major milestone for the company with the launch of the new Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy. The Cork Container Terminal will initially offer a 360 metre quay with 13 metre depth alongside and will enable larger ships to berth in Ringaskiddy. The development also includes the construction […]
Frank Gleeson, president of Aramark Northern Europe, has been named the 2018 NACS European Industry Leader of the Year. The award, sponsored by Mondelēz International, was presented during the recent NACS Convenience Summit Europe in London.
“I cannot think of a better leader to be recognised for this prestigious award. He has been one of the industry’s strongest advocates for […]
Northern Ireland-based developer and contractor McAleer & Rushe has been awarded the prize for ‘International Project of the Year’ at the Irish Construction Industry Awards for Global Student Accommodation’s 1000-bed Catherine House scheme in Portsmouth. The awards, now in their fifth year, recognise companies which demonstrate excellence and innovation in Ireland’s construction industry. McAleer & […]
College Group is to invest €10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil and animal fats in north County Meath. The investment is supported by the Irish government through Enterprise Ireland. The new 25 million litre purpose-built plant will be set on a 47.5 acre site and will […]
Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has announced a €27 million investment in new premises in Dublin and the UK. The investment will also lead to the creation of 80 jobs.
An investment of €15 million will see Zeus’ Dublin presence double in size to 250,000 sq ft, with the creation of 50 new jobs. Zeus […]
CRH plc has received regulatory approval for its proposed $3.5 billion acquisition of Ash Grove Cement Company, from the US Federal Trade Commission. Ashe Grove is a leading US cement manufacturer headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.
Ash Grove operates eight cement plants across eight US states, combined with extensive ready mixed concrete, aggregates and associated logistics […]