The Government has announced the development of Ireland’s first national Space Strategy for Enterprise by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The Strategy will set out how Ireland can maximise the benefit of its investment in the European Space Agency (ESA) and in the European Union’s (EU) flagship space programmes, Copernicus, Galileo and Horizon […]
Affidea, Europe’s leading diagnostic imaging provider, is investing in Ireland and has officially opened its first ExpressCare clinic in Ireland in the Elysian building in Cork City to serve the people of Cork and surrounding areas. An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD, attended the opening of Affidea’s new state-of-the-art […]
Gyproc, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of plaster and plasterboard and part of the Saint-Gobain group, has announced an investment of €8 million as part of the development of its quarry in Knocknacran, Co. Monaghan. The development will see Gyproc recommence operations in the quarry, ensuring it has access to a long-term supply of gypsum rock, the mineral […]
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 28 January 2018, show continued growth for Irish supermarkets with branded goods leading the way. David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “The recovery of branded sales began in late 2017 and has continued apace in the new year. Sales […]
Nuritas, the Irish biotechnology company, and Nestlé have entered into a collaboration aiming at discovering bioactive peptide networks within specific target areas of significant value. In order to achieve the common goal, Nuritas will deploy its award-winning and novel technology platform, which uses Artificial Intelligence and DNA analysis to predict, unlock, and validate highly efficacious […]
Chef Software, a Seattle based software company, and leader in Continuous Automation software, is to create 55 new jobs with a new software development centre in Belfast. Chef is one of the founders of the DevOps (Development and Operations) movement, and has over 1,000 customers spread across many industries such as Facebook, Nordstrom, Target, IBM […]
NTR has announced that it has successfully closed three project debt facilities in recent weeks with AIB, Nord/LB and MUFG totaling a Euro equivalent of €66.5 million. Two of the debt facilities will be utilised to finance the construction of new wind farms, while the third is for the refinancing of a wind farm already […]
Irish wave energy technology company, Ocean Energy, has announced that its pioneering wave energy convertor, the ‘OE Buoy’, will be built in the United States by Oregon-based marine-fabrication company Vigor, and deployed at the US Navy’s Wave Energy Test Site on the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu in autumn 2018. The contract value is €5.25 million out of […]
Esri Ireland, the market leader in geographic information services, has announced that Construction Information Services (CIS) has leveraged its digital mapping platform to present its members with a visual guide to construction projects around Ireland. 36,500 construction projects, worth €56 billion, are currently mapped on this visual platform.
CIS is Ireland’s leading construction intelligence service whose […]
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 a €300,000 investment in Kilkenny-based ND Sports Performance and its cloud-based hamstring assessment system products for hamstring injury prevention and improving athlete performance. The funding, which will lead […]
AMI, Ireland’s leading secure IT retirement company, has announced a new sponsorship with Young Social Innovators (YSI) which includes an initial donation of IT equipment worth in excess of €30,000. AMI, as YSI’s Computer Sponsor, will be supporting Ireland’s largest social innovation and entrepreneurial education programme for 12 to 18 year-old teens. In this role, AMI […]
Over-C, the Irish Internet of Things (IoT) technology company, has opened their new headquarters in Cork city and announced two new significant partnerships in Europe worth an estimated €20 million over three years. The new partnerships are with KPN, the largest Dutch telecoms company, and Facilicom Group, the largest Dutch Facility Management company with contracts […]
The Irish and South Korean flags have been ceremoniously raised in the grounds of a pharmaceuticals manufacturing campus in Swords, Co. Dublin, which has been acquired by SK biotek, a global life sciences company, the first Korean pharma-company to invest in Ireland. SK biotek is a solely owned subsidiary of SK Group – a Top […]
Lidl Ireland has signed the Food Waste Forum Charter as part of the Retail Action Group for Food Waste. This charter sees Lidl commit to reduce food waste through the redistribution of surplus food. As part of the Food Waste Charter, Lidl has pledged to build an awareness and understanding of food waste and its […]
A record-breaking 29.6 million passengers travelled through Dublin Airport last year. A significant increase in long-haul traffic, and a robust performance from continental European routes, were the main elements of a 6% increase in passenger numbers in 2017, which was the seventh consecutive year of growth at Dublin Airport.
About 27.8 million passengers started or ended […]
Combined total traffic through the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017, a very good increase of 8.6% compared to 2016. Total imports increased by 6.4% while exports increased by 12.3%. The Port of Cork total container volumes through both Tivoli and Ringaskiddy Container Terminals grew by 3.7% […]
Dan MacSweeney has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Irish biotechnology company AnaBio Technologies. Dan MacSweeney has served for 25 years as CEO of Carbery Group, an Irish based cheese and food ingredients business. He led the company to become a global player in dairy ingredients, flavours and natural extracts. He retired […]
Kingspan Group plc has announced a $10 million investment in Invicara, a provider of transformative software solutions for the entire ecosystem of the built environment. With this investment, Kingspan has made a definitive commitment to the development of a solution for digitalisation of the construction industry.
Invicara has developed solutions that integrate with Building Information Modelling (BIM) […]
Dolmen, an award-winning Irish product design and innovation consultancy, has been chosen to work on an €8million project to help the future of personalised biomaterials; and to work on a €3.5 million green project on solar cells which reduce CO2 in the atmosphere.
The personalised biomaterials project will, for the first time, predict the patient specific […]
A new wireless broadband provider based in the North West, Beacon Broadband, is creating 12 jobs in Derry to help it increase its export sales and position itself for future growth in the Republic of Ireland market.
Beacon Broadband delivers high speed wireless broadband to homes and businesses.
Des Gartland, Invest Northern Ireland’s North West Regional Manager welcomed the […]
Naas-headquartered Green Isle Foods, which is Ireland’s largest frozen food producer, is selling its Goodfella’s Pizza business for €225 million on a debt free, cash free basis to UK-based Nomad Foods.
The transaction includes the sale of brands such as Goodfella’s and San Marco, as well as the ongoing supply of private label frozen pizza contracts […]
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 31 December 2017, reveal that shoppers spent an extra €90 million on groceries over the festive period.
David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Over the Christmas period the average household spent a record €1,532 on groceries – an increase of […]
Dell is announcing an industry-first pilot to use recycled gold from used electronics in new computer motherboards, which will ship in the award-winning Latitude 5285 2-in-1s starting this spring. The pilot follows a successful feasibility study on server motherboards. The closed-loop gold process could support the creation of millions of new motherboards in the next year. It […]
PM Group has announced the acquisition of PROjEN, a 100-person multi-disciplinary engineering firm based in the UK, with offices near Manchester and in Edinburgh. The company has joined PM Group as PM PROjEN. PM PROjEN provides multidisciplinary engineering and project management services in the chemical, petrochemical, advanced manufacturing technology and energy sectors.
“The acquisition of PM […]
International hotel management company, The PREM Group, are preparing to enter the final phase of a major €6.5 million redevelopment of their latest acquisition, Cahernane House Hotel in Killarney. Purchased by the PREM Group in 2016, Cahernane House Hotel has undergone extensive renovations over the past 18 months in a bid to return the luxury […]
Novi, the proactive managed services provider, has announced that it has completed a €200,000 upgrade of electrical retailer Expert Electrical’s IT infrastructure. The work will contribute to protecting Expert’s systems from cybercrime while improving performance and reliability.
Expert Electrical is Ireland’s largest electrical retailer, specialising in computers, smart devices and home appliances. Since launching in Ireland […]
Project Management Holdings (PM Group), the award-winning international project delivery firm headquartered in Ireland with over 2,200 people worldwide, has announced the appointment of Andy Rayner and Anthony O’Rourke to its Board.
Andy Rayner (pictured right) is the Group’s Pharma Sector Director and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Andy has worked with PM Group since 1989 and has […]
Irish company Fleetmatics has announced plans to move its team into a state-of-the-art campus in Sandyford, Co. Dublin. The move facilitates the continued growth at the company which has already hired more than 100 people in the past year. This recent recruitment brings the total workforce in the rapidly growing company to about 250 people.
The appointment of McHale Plant Sales as distributors of Komatsu Forest timber harvesting machinery and Terex Ecotec environmental and waste recovery equipment, which includes waste shredders and wood chipping machinery, is one that managing director, Michael McHale says ‘will augur well’ for the Birdhill and Rathcoole-based firm.
Following a highly successful year in which sales volumes […]
Cold-pressed vegetable ice-pops, a nutrient-rich postnatal drink for new mothers and a range of innovative sheep milk products are among the new concepts to be further developed as part of Food Works, Ireland’s leading accelerator programme for food and drink start-ups. Run by Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, over the last five years the […]
Exeter Property Company has appointed contractors for the construction of a new 110,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art logistics facility at Greenogue Business Park, just minutes from the Naas Road at Rathcoole. On completion, the company expects to employ over 200 people at the facility, whilst over 50 jobs will be created during construction.
“With the absence of […]
Lily O’Brien’s, the Irish manufacturer of premium chocolate and desserts, is being acquired by Colian Holding of Poland for €40 million on a debt-free, cash free basis from its existing shareholders, the Carlyle Cardinal Ireland Fund (CCI) and members of the Lily O’Brien’s management team. The acquisition is expected to complete in January 2018.
Based in […]
GIY and Energia are calling on people across to the country to get growing their own food in 2018 and are offering all budding growers the opportunity to apply for funding from the ‘Energia Get Ireland Growing’ €75,000 funding pool.
Grants from the Energia Get Ireland Growing Fund will be split across three categories ‘Sow’, ‘Grow’ and […]
O.C.E. Technology has announced an agreement with Shanghai Aerospace Technology Control Institute to supply satellite subsystems into international markets. This agreement represents an estimated €25 million revenue over the next 5 years.
The agreement with SACTI is in line with China’s new “Silk Road Initiative” put forward by President Xi Jinping. The initiative promotes cooperation between Chinese […]
TERMINALFOUR, the leading provider of Digital Marketing and Web Content Management Solutions to higher education, won €4.2 million worth of new business globally in the past 12 months, with more than half of the deals done in North America. The US and Canadian markets now account for more than 50% of TERMINALFOUR’s global revenue.
To manage […]
Ballymoney-based Groundsman Industries is investing over £220,000 in additional resources to meet a growing demand for its products across Great Britain and international markets.
The company manufactures a range of ground maintenance machinery including lawn aerators and turf sod cutters for use on football pitches, golf fairways, racecourses and cricket fields. Its products are sold globally to markets […]
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 3 December 2017, reveal that Dunnes Stores remains Ireland’s largest supermarket in the run up to the festive period.
David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Dunnes Stores has always performed strongly in the countdown to Christmas and this year is […]
Londonderry-based technology firm Wurkhouse is to create 30 digital marketing jobs as part of ambitious expansion plans to help it grow its export sales. Wurkhouse provides innovative marketing solutions to a wide range of clients based both locally and outside of Northern Ireland.
Welcoming the investment, Invest Northern Ireland’s Chief Executive, Alastair Hamilton said: “Wurkhouse is a […]
Ornua, the largest exporter of primary Irish dairy products with annualised sales of about €2 billion across 110 countries, has secured new five-year syndicated bank facilities of €610 million, replacing its existing €420 million syndicated bank facilities from February 2014. The new facilities will extend to November 2022, and Ornua’s early refinancing of the existing […]
Irish fashion buyer turned jewellery designer, Jane Asple of Emma by Jane has won the South Dublin Enterprise Ireland, ‘Best Start-Up’ Business award at the 2017 awards. Since applying in September 2017, Jane was shortlisted to attend a two-day Bootcamp and pitch the company plans to a panel of Judges who saw “confidence, ambition and […]
National Pen, a leading global provider of personalised marketing merchandise, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Dundalk. The expansion, creating 250 jobs, is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
The company established its International Headquarters in Dundalk in 1987, comprising a manufacturing plant which personalises promotional products, and a contact centre which supports corporate functions […]
Employees at Coca-Cola HBC Ireland and Northern Ireland have been raising vital funds for charity partners, MacMillan Cancer Support and the Simon Community. In the second year of partnership with both charities, employees based across Lisburn, Dublin, Cork, Tipperary and Tuam contributed to the success of the fundraising efforts, which were then matched by the business. […]
Invest NI has welcomed US technology firm Cayan’s reinvestment in Northern Ireland. Since establishing its technology development operation here in 2013, Cayan has seen steady growth over the past four years and expects its overall headcount in Northern Ireland to rise to 240 people by 2019.
Building on the success of its Northern Ireland engineering division, Cayan has […]
Handprint Coffee, a new Irish environmentally friendly coffee brand and café, has launched in Dublin at Freshii’s new outlet in Point Square beside the 3Arena. Handprint Coffee is a joint partnership between Bell Lane, a leading craft specialist coffee roastery, and Freshii Ireland’s Master Franchise owners Dave O’Donoghue and Cormac Manning.
From the very first bean […]
Terex Corporation, one of the world’s leading specialist plant and machinery manufacturers, has appointed Birdhill and Rathcoole-based McHale Plant Sales as distributors in Ireland, north and south, of its Terex Ecotec range of environmental and waste recovery equipment.
In its complete form, the Terex Ecotec range consists of high, medium and slow-speed shredders, trommel waste separator […]
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 […]
Michael McNicholas has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Project Management Holdings (PM Group), the Irish headquartered international project delivery specialists.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]