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Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

    Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

The FREED Project is inviting applications from companies, SME’s or start-ups to develop innovative energy technologies, the Western Development Commission (WDC) announced on Tuesday. The WDC are using the etenders platform and the tender documents are available at www.freedproject.eu/itt-call-ireland-2. The closing date for applications is Wednesday March 15th 2017. Aimed at businesses that are currently active […]

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New Car Sales Down 21 Percent in February

    New Car Sales Down 21 Percent in February

New car registration figures released on Wednesday by Motorcheck.ie show that new car sales in February 2017 have fallen 21% on last year with only 17,015 units sold compared to over 21,552 units for the same month in 2016. This puts the overall new car market for the year to date behind by 8.7% when […]

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The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

    The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

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From building technologies and enhanced decision-making systems, the advances in both digital technology and connectivity with established engineering systems and principles has created the much needed drive for innovation in the construction sector. Given recent opportunities and prior reflections, owners and practitioners alike should seek efficient projects, lower costs, advance materials and […]

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January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

    January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

Activity in the Irish construction sector rose sharply in January on the back of higher new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report, released on Monday. The survey highlighted a near-record rise in employment as companies responded to greater workloads.
The rate of input cost inflation quickened to the sharpest since February 2007 according […]

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded €4.5 Million European Space Agency Contract

    Curtiss-Wright Awarded €4.5 Million European Space Agency Contract

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced on Wednesday that its Ireland-based facility has been selected by the prime contractor on the Vega-C Launcher System and GPM Development and Qualification Program for the European Space Agency (ESA), to provide a COTS-based telemetry data system for the new launcher.
At €4.5 million, this is the largest ESA related contract […]

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MicksGarage.com Raises €1.5 Million for UK Market Growth

    MicksGarage.com Raises €1.5 Million for UK Market Growth

Irish online automotive parts retailer MicksGarage.com announced on Sunday the completion of a €1.5 million funding round to support further growth in the UK market. This latest fundraising for the Irish owned e-commerce business, which provides car parts and accessories to both do-it-yourself motoring enthusiasts and garages, was founded by brothers Ciaran and Michael Crean.
MicksGarage.com […]

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Jobs Minister to Launch National Design Forum

    Jobs Minister to Launch National Design Forum

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, announced on Thursday that she will establish a National Design Forum which will drive Ireland’s capability and reputation as a source of design innovation.
“Innovation gives companies and products their competitive edge and design is the piece that makes products distinctive, valuable and desirable,” Mitchell O’Connor […]

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Element Six Announces €7 Million Investment in Shannon, Creating 100 Jobs

    Element Six Announces €7 Million Investment in Shannon, Creating 100 Jobs

Synthetic diamond and supermaterials company Element Six, a member of The De Beers Group, announced on Friday the creation of a further 100 jobs at its Shannon facility as part of a €7 million investment at the plant this year. The investment will bring to €40 million the overall spend by Element Six at Shannon […]

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BIM4Analysis 2017 Webinar

    BIM4Analysis 2017 Webinar

The IES team will hold the next instalment of their IES Faculty BIM webinar series on Thursday 2nd February 2017. They’ll share the latest updates on their BIM4Analysis strategy, as well as their interoperability development work, helping you improve Revit to IES data exchange and enhance your BIM workflow with analysis. They also plan to […]

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Synecco to Exhibit at Dublin Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

    Synecco to Exhibit at Dublin Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

Synecco, a global supplier of contract manufacture and design solutions for the medical device market, will be exhibiting in Dublin at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition held on January 31st 2017.
Founded in 2004, Synecco offer a broad range of services to suit client’s needs including: design and engineering, component manufacture and […]

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Construction Activity Rises for 40th Month in a Row

    Construction Activity Rises for 40th Month in a Row

The Ulster bank Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for December, released on Monday, showed that activity in the construction sector constinued to rise until the end of 2016. The report gave December a 58.9 in December, down from 59.8 in November. For the PMI index, and reading above 50 represent a growth over the previous month.
Rates […]

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Sartorius Intec Rebrands as Minebea Intec

    Sartorius Intec Rebrands as Minebea Intec

Leading supplier of industrial measuring and inspection technology, Sartorius Intec, will now be offering its products, solutions and services under the new Minebea Intec brand. This rebranding is the next logical step following Sartorius Intec’s move to Japanese group Minebea at the start of 2015. Minebea Intec’s product portfolio includes platform scales, process vessel and […]

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LVP Conveyor Systems

    LVP Conveyor Systems

LVP Conveyor Systems Ltd. are an engineering systems driven organisation intent on automating processes and streamlining efficiencies in modern day production flows. LVP seek to create value in production process by utilising proven modular technologies but also customising those elements necessary to make each unique materials handling project a success.
In a global climate of increased […]

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Modula Storage Systems

    Modula Storage Systems

Modula manufactures automated storage and retrieval systems featuring one of the most advanced vertical lift modules in the world.
Modula’s automated storage and retrieval solutions are designed to optimise space and improve your picking and storage operations. Modula’s products help your company to recover up to 90% of valuable floor space while improving picking accuracy, increasing […]

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Interroll to Exhibit at Dublin Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

    Interroll to Exhibit at Dublin Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

Interroll, a worldwide leading producer of high-quality key products and services for internal logistics, will exhibit in Dublin at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition held on January 26th 2017.
Interroll’s products include easy-to-integrate drive solutions such as drum motors for belt conveyors, DC-powered and non-powered rollers for roller conveyor systems; energy-efficient flow […]

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Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

    Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

Contax Production Automation Ltd. will be showing showing a Yamaha orbital scara robot, the fastest, most robust and accurate of its kind on the market, capable of transferring payloads up to 5KG with an accuracy of 0.01mm, at the the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition on January 31st. The use of a […]

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Dublin Will “Grind to a Halt” Without Public Transport Investment – Chamber of Commerce

    Dublin Will “Grind to a Halt” Without Public Transport Investment – Chamber of Commerce

Dublin will grind to a halt unless the sharp rise in passengers using rail, bus and Luas is matched by an increase in spending on public transport, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce said on Thursday. The Chamber issued the warning after figures released by the National Transport Authority showed that 10m more passengers travelled on […]

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Pure Telecom Increases Customer Base by 25%

    Pure Telecom Increases Customer Base by 25%

Pure Telecom surpassed the 40,000 customer mark, after adding more than 10,000 new customers in 2016, the company announced on Thursday. The Irish-owned telecoms provider now has 42,500 customers and is aiming to acquire a customer base of 100,000 in the next three years.
The company’s intends to grow through acquisition of other telecommunications companies, competitive […]

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Tenders Sought for Major Flood Relief Works in Clonakilty

    Tenders Sought for Major Flood Relief Works in Clonakilty

A tender competition has been advertised on e-Tenders.ie for a major flood relief scheme for the town of Clonakilty in Cork, the Minister of State for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief Seán Canney announced on Friday.
“Clonakilty is one of many towns in Cork that has suffered serious flooding in recent times,” Canney […]

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Construction Industry to Experience Most Positive Outlook in a Decade

    Construction Industry to Experience Most Positive Outlook in a Decade

The economy is growing at a solid pace, and the quantity and quality of buildings and infrastructure delivered by the construction industry will play an important role in that economic recovery according to a recent CIF Report on Construction Skills and Prospects to 2020. The report says that there is a significant challenge the industry […]

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SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

    SEAI Doubles Sustainable Energy Research Fund to €2 Million in 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced on Thursday a doubling of its Energy Research, Development and Demonstration fund for next year to €2 million. The fund is open to Irish researchers in industry and academia to support sustainable energy research. Priority areas include energy efficiency, citizen engagement and energy storage with the programme […]

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Construction Industry Set to Grow by 9% Annually up to 2020

    Construction Industry Set to Grow by 9% Annually up to 2020

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) launched a website featuring career opportunities on Monday in the wake of a report that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017.
The DKM economic consultants report, Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020, indicated […]

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SIRO to Invest €150 Million in 2017, Supporting 400 Subcontractor Jobs

    SIRO to Invest €150 Million in 2017, Supporting 400 Subcontractor Jobs

SIRO officially opened new offices in Carrickmines, Co. Dublin, on Monday. The ceremony was attended by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who welcomed the creation of 60 new jobs by the company over the past 12 months. The company also announced that it will invest €150 million in its network rollout […]

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Acacia Communications Establishes EMEA-APAC Headquarters in Limerick

    Acacia Communications Establishes EMEA-APAC Headquarters in Limerick

Acacia Communications, announced on Wednesday, November 7, that it has established headquarters in Limerick, Ireland, for its Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific (EMEA-APAC) operations. The company anticipates that its EMEA-APAC headquarters will create thirty new jobs in Limerick. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through the Industrial Development […]

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SEAI Announces €30 Million Community Energy Fund for 2017

    SEAI Announces €30 Million Community Energy Fund for 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced on Tuesday, November 6, that it will offer €30 million in grant supports for community energy projects next year.  This represents a 50% increase in funding from the 2016 grant levels – an additional €10 million.
CEO of SEAI  Jim Gannon said: “For 2017 we are particularly interested […]

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Fracking Ban Justified by EPA Report – Minister for Environment

    Fracking Ban Justified by EPA Report –  Minister for Environment

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten said on  Wednesday, November 30, that an EPA-led research programme on the  on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Environment and Human Health justified the continued prohibition on hydraulic fracking.
“I am on record as having raised concerns with regard to the use of hydraulic […]

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Providence Resources Contract ‘Drill-Ship’ to Create Oil Well Off Irish Coast

    Providence Resources Contract ‘Drill-Ship’ to Create Oil Well Off Irish Coast

Providence Resources announced on Thursday, November 24, that a Stena IceMAX drill ship had been contracted to drill an exploration well at the Druid and Drombeg sites, about 220 kilometers off the southwest coast of Ireland. The Stena IceMAX is a modern, harsh-environment, dual-derrick drill-ship designed to operate in water depths of up to 3 […]

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€15.5 Million Wind Farm Opened In Co. Antrim

    €15.5 Million Wind Farm Opened In Co. Antrim

Gaelectric officially opened its £13.4 million (€15.5 Million) wind farm on Thursday, November 17, at Cloonty in Co. Antrim. The 9.2MW wind farm is located on the Castlecat Road between Derrykeighan and Bushmills.
Cloonty is renewable energy and energy storage group Gaelectric’s fouth operating wind farm in Northern Ireland. The Company has 184MW of operating wind […]

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PM Group to recruit 500 graduates over next five years

    PM Group to recruit 500 graduates over next five years

Irish-based PM Group has announced the recruitment of around 500 graduates over the next five years, as it announced operating profits of €10.9 million for the year ending 31st December 2015.
At least half of these graduates will be sourced in Ireland, across all engineering disciplines as well as architecture, environmental, construction and project management. Recruitment […]

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The sky’s no limit as Thales brings 150 engineering jobs to Belfast

    The sky’s no limit as Thales brings 150 engineering jobs to Belfast

French engineering company, Thales, will create 150 new jobs in Belfast to support the manufacturing of advanced electric engines to power space satellites.
A new manufacturing facility will open in Northern Ireland, with the possibility to add another 200 positions on top of the 150 just announced in the coming years.
Since acquiring Shorts Missiles Systems in […]

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Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

    Minister launches new Design+ Technology Gateway initiative

A new initiative designed to help developing businesses in the engineering, ICT & software and biosciences sectors has been launched by Minister of State for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen.
The Design+ Technology Gateway was announced at the Institute of Technology, Carlow, and will help to leverage the industry focused expertise within the college and […]

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Irish wind energy sector to create 1,100 jobs by 2020

    Irish wind energy sector to create 1,100 jobs by 2020

A new survey of companies carried out by the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) suggests that the wind energy industry has delivered 300 new jobs a year since 2013, with growth potential pinpointing a further 1,100 new jobs in the sector by 2020.
Over 150 energy companies took part in the survey, indicating that economic projections […]

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National Life Sciences and Engineering Expo 2016

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation
Keynote speaker at The National Life Sciences & Engineering Expo 2016
Mullingar Chamber of Commerce hosts The National Life Sciences & Engineering Expo in The Mullingar Park Hotel on Wednesday and Thursday 29th & 30th of June. A first for an Irish event, global leaders in Additive […]

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CoderDojo Hosts Coolest Projects Awards at the RDS

This past weekend, the RDChosted the fifth CoderDojo Coolest Projects Awards.

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Experis Ireland launches ‘No Craic Like Home’ campaign to entice expats to return home to take up skilled roles

Experis Ireland, which specialises in IT, Engineering and Science recruitment, has launched a new campaign aimed at enticing Irish expats to come back to Ireland to take up roles in the IT, Engineering and Science sectors. Entitled “No Craic Like Home”, the campaign is highlighting the economic recovery in Ireland and that it is the […]

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LotusWorks creating 100 jobs for Sligo

LotusWorks is creating 100 new jobs at its Sligo headquarters on the next 12 months.
 
LotusWorks, currently employs nearly 500 people and will create 50 new jobs over the next six months – with another 50 to come on stream by the end of 2017.
 
Founded in 1989 as Lotus Automation IRL LTD, LotusWorks provides specialist engineers and […]

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Horizon Life Sciences Group Introduces SeriCode™ To The Market

Horizon Life Sciences Group, the global life sciences engineering and manufacturing solutions provider, has officially launched its new subsidiary company, SeriCode™ – the strategic partner for serialisation implementation in the pharmaceutical industry.
 
SeriCode’s mission is to be a champion for patient safety by leading the way for the eradication of counterfeit drugs. It is a strategic […]

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Irish Company Actavo Expands Into U.S.

    Irish Company Actavo Expands Into U.S.

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company headquartered in Dublin, has announced that it has acquired a key division of U.S. company, Atlantic Engineering Group, Inc. The deal, for an undisclosed amount, represents Actavo’s first acquisition in the US.
Specialising in design engineering, field services, GIS (geographic information systems) services and permitting, primarily within the FTTH/B […]

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60 Jobs to go at Harland & Wolff in Belfast

    60 Jobs to go at Harland & Wolff in Belfast

Harland & Wolff is set to cut 60 jobs at the iconic former shipbuilder in Belfast. The announcement was made on Thursday, with Michael Mulholland speaking for both GMB and Unite. The announcement follows a recent strong decline in the company’s order books.
The company – which now specialises in industrial design, ship repair, and marine engineering – […]

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Engineering sector calls for repatriation tax breaks

Team Horizon, the global life sciences engineering solutions provider with an expert focus on the pharma and biopharma manufacturing processes, recently carried out a survey of over 2,000 engineers in Ireland to obtain the industry viewpoint on actions needed by the incoming Government to support the engineering sector. The survey, in which engineers predict that […]

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Team Horizon appoints chief technology officer

Team Horizon, the global life sciences engineering solutions provider with an expert focus on the pharma and biopharma manufacturing processes, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark McLean as Chief Technology Officer.
Mark brings over fifteen years of experience in project management of capital projects in the pharmaceutical and bio-pharmaceutical sectors to this new role. […]

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Team Horizon calls on Govt to invest in STEM

There needs to be a greater emphasis by Government on STEM in primary and secondary school according to an ongoing survey of over 2,000 engineers in Ireland carried out by Team Horizon, the global life sciences engineering solutions provider with an expert focus on the pharma and biopharma manufacturing processes.
Speaking at the National Manufacturing and […]

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Siemens donates €65m software grant to Trinity’s School of Engineering

Trinity’s School of Engineering has received today a €65 million grant from Siemens PLM Software, enabling access to industry-leading software for Trinity students.
Some of the software that will be available through this grant includes “Jack” software in the Siemens “Tecnomatix” portfolio, described as “industry-leading” digital manufacturing software used in the automotive, aerospace, machinery and shipbuilding […]

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Cork Science Festival is designing the future for budding scientists and engineers

Cork Science Festival 2015 takes place from 9- 20 November
Now in its 11th year, Cork Science Festival 2015, features a line-up of events in schools across Cork City and County and open days at City Hall from 9-20 November.
This year’s theme ‘Design Your Future’ encourages children of all ages to be inspired and get involved […]

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PM Group’s boss rules out flotation on profit rise

    PM Group’s boss rules out flotation on profit rise

Irish engineering firm PM Group doesn’t intend plotting a stock market flotation yet, with a strong enough balance sheet to allow it to continue its expansion strategy for at least the next five years, according to chief executive Dave Murphy.
The company, whose clients are almost entirely multinationals in the pharma, food and tech sectors, said […]

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Limerick Office will serve as European Hub for Leading Water Purification Company

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton TD today announced that MECO, a leading manufacturer of engineered products for water purification, is to open its European headquarters in the National Technology Park in Limerick, creating 44 jobs. The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The new office is a reflection […]

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Tricel announces creation of 100 jobs in Kerry

    Tricel announces creation of 100 jobs in Kerry

Manufacturing and engineering group Tricel is to create 100 new jobs over the next 18 months. 40 of these jobs will be based in the company’s headquarters in Killarney and be worth an extra €2.4m to the local economy.

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Irish students come first in the world for their award winning LED lightbulb!

    Irish students come first in the world for their award winning LED lightbulb!

Clonakilty, Sacred Heart Secondary School students pick up top prize at international awards for their research into LED street lights –
Friday 5th June, 2015 – Ellen Fitzgerald, Aoife Dolan and Niamh Nyhan, three students from Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, Cork, represented Ireland at the 7th annual International Environment and Sustainability Project Olympiad (INESPO) […]

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Dell creates 100 new jobs in Limerick to drive global digital transformation

    Dell creates 100 new jobs in Limerick to drive global digital transformation

Dell is to create 100 new highly-skilled engineering jobs at its Limerick operation to drive the company’s global digital transformation.
The development builds on 60 commerce R&D roles that were created in Dublin in October.
The Limerick-based R&D team will work closely with the R&D team based in Cherrywood, Co Dublin, as well as with IT colleagues located across the […]

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Four Irish SMEs win funding to develop innovative communal electric vehicle charging solutions

    Four Irish SMEs win funding to develop innovative communal electric vehicle charging solutions

SEAI, Enterprise Ireland and ESB announce the winners of the first Small Business Innovation Research competition to receive up to €200,000 for prototype demonstration
2nd April 2015 – The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and ESB, has announced the winners of Ireland’s first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition. Four […]

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New export guide to support companies reaching for new horizons

A new guide to support potential exporters based on the island of Ireland is now available. The Export Start Guide is a partnership initiative from Chartered Accountants Ireland and two enterprise development agencies, Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland.
The Export Start Guide offers comprehensive, practical guidance information for businesses considering new markets and opportunities. Content […]

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Ireland to be fastest growing economy in Europe

    Ireland to be fastest growing economy in Europe

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today said that despite disappointing preliminary growth figures for the third quarter, the economy will significantly outperform the rest of Europe and grow by a spectacular 5.7% this year. In 2014 the recovery finally reached the domestic economy. Unemployment is falling, investment is on the rise and the […]

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DPS Engineering to create 80 new jobs in 2015

    DPS Engineering to create 80 new jobs in 2015

The Irish engineering design and project management group has already increased its workforce by 50% in the past three years.
 
DPS Engineering is to create 80 new engineering jobs in 2015, having increased its turnover by 35% and its workforce by 50% in the past three years alone.
DPS Engineering, a wholly owned Irish company, recently acquired […]

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Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

    Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

450 delegates from food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland attended the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Motor Cycle Museum, Birmingham on Thursday, 23rd of October 2014.
In line with the event’s theme of ‘sustainable growth for sustainable profits’, the speakers at the Conference were […]

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