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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 the EU. Delivering on the commitment made at the last

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Gamma Location Intelligence Launches Perilfinder™ Platform in the UK

    Gamma Location Intelligence Launches Perilfinder™ Platform in the UK

Gamma Location Intelligence, the leading location intelligence services provider in Ireland, is launching its Perilfinder™ software platform in the UK and projects the move to generate €3 million in new

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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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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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Kiverco Breaks into New Market With Export Deal

    Kiverco Breaks into New Market With Export Deal

Dungannon-based Kiverco, which provides customers with recycling solutions, has just secured new business in UAE worth nearly £3 million. Kiverco designs, engineers and builds recycling plants for the waste processing

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Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

    Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has successfully registered Irish whiskey as a certification mark in South Africa, the seventh largest market for Irish whiskey in terms of volume. This registration

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New Government Initiative to Help Customs Capacity Post-Brexit

    New Government Initiative to Help Customs Capacity Post-Brexit

The Irish Government, in association with key industry partners, has launched a new support measure to help customs agents, intermediaries and affected Irish businesses develop the capacity to deal with

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Enterprise Ireland Urges Businesses to Prepare For Brexit With its Currency Calculator Amid a Sharp Dip in Sterling

    Enterprise Ireland Urges Businesses to Prepare For Brexit With its Currency Calculator Amid a Sharp Dip in Sterling

As part of its Brexit response, Enterprise Ireland is continuing to proactively engage with client companies nationwide to confront the broad implications of Brexit, across a number of areas including

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Brexit Preparedness at Food and Drink Firms Jumps to 93%

    Brexit Preparedness at Food and Drink Firms Jumps to 93%

Three years since the UK voted to exit the European Union, Brexit preparedness is widespread amongst Ireland’s food and drinks companies at 93% (74% in 2018). However, firms are increasingly

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Bord Bia Opens Third Office in Asia

    Bord Bia Opens Third Office in Asia

Bord Bia has opened a new office in Tokyo, Japan, bringing to 14 the number of international offices it has promoting the Irish food and drinks industry overseas. Through its

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Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series

    Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has launched its first podcast, ‘A Story of

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Combilift Celebrates 21 Years in Monaghan

    Combilift Celebrates 21 Years in Monaghan

Combilift, the Monaghan-based forklift manufacturer, is celebrating 21 years in business this year. The company employs 650 people at its Global Headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan and and another

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Support For Ireland’s Ambition to Increase the Number of Companies Exporting to the Eurozone

    Support For Ireland’s Ambition to Increase the Number of Companies Exporting to the Eurozone

Google has launched a new Grow with Google programme in Ireland which will see the company train more than 8,000 SMEs through workshops across Ireland and through partnerships with State

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Kerrygold Reaches €1 Billion Annual Retail Sales Globally

    Kerrygold Reaches €1 Billion Annual Retail Sales Globally

Kerrygold, the brand owned by Irish dairy farmers through the Ornua dairy co-operative, has exceeded €1 billion annual retail value – the first Irish food brand to reach this momentous

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EU Commission Confirms Irish Whiskey’s Status as a Geographical Indication

    EU Commission Confirms Irish Whiskey’s Status as a Geographical Indication

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has welcomed the official announcement by the European Commission that Irish whiskey’s status as a Geographical Indication (GI) has been approved. Under a 2008 EU

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Ornua Delivers Strong 2018 Performance With Operating Profit Up 14.8%

    Ornua Delivers Strong 2018 Performance With Operating Profit Up 14.8%

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of dairy products, delivered a strong trading performance in 2018. Group turnover reached €2.082 billion with group EBITDA of €60.5 million, up 12.5%, and operating profit

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ABP Food Group Extends Range With Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

    ABP Food Group Extends Range With Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

ABP Food Group has confirmed that it will be extending its range of online beef products for Chinese consumers on the JD.com platform from three product lines to ten product

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HNH Creates 14 Financial Services Jobs in Export-focused Expansion

    HNH Creates 14 Financial Services Jobs in Export-focused Expansion

Belfast financial services company HNH is investing over £1.3 million to create 14 new jobs to help it capitalise on opportunities in the global financial advisory market. The firm currently offers

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Jameson Enters the Top 10 Premium Spirits Brands in the World List

    Jameson Enters the Top 10 Premium Spirits Brands in the World List

Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers at Midleton Distillery in Cork, has entered the top 10 of IMPACT magazine’s annual ‘Top 100 Premium Spirits Brands Worldwide’ list

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eBay Partners With Enterprise Ireland to Open Global Window of Opportunity For Irish SMEs

    eBay Partners With Enterprise Ireland to Open Global Window of Opportunity For Irish SMEs

eBay, one of the world’s largest online marketplaces has joined forces with Enterprise Ireland and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCOI) for an initiative that is set to

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EDGE Innovate Invests £8 Million in New Plant and New People

    EDGE Innovate Invests £8 Million in New Plant and New People

Dungannon-based EDGE Innovate is implementing a four year expansion programme focused on innovation, employment, skills development and export growth. The company is investing nearly £8 million in the business including an

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Kerrygold Unveils Major New Campaign to Reach Over 36 Million Irish Butter Lovers

    Kerrygold Unveils Major New Campaign to Reach Over 36 Million Irish Butter Lovers

Kerrygold, Ireland’s iconic dairy brand and one of the country’s most successful food exports globally, is placing Irish farming families at the fore of a major new global campaign that

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Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in Australia For the First Time

    Irish Whiskey Awarded Legal Protection in Australia For the First Time

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has successfully registered ‘Irish whiskey’ as a certification mark in Australia. This registration provides legal protection for Irish whiskey in Australia for the first time.

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Guaranteed Irish Celebrates 45 Years as Global Revenue Hits €26.2 Billion

    Guaranteed Irish Celebrates 45 Years as Global Revenue Hits €26.2 Billion

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation, has unveiled new figures which show that global revenues generated by its 550+

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EU and Japan Create the World’s Largest Open Trade Zone

    EU and Japan Create the World’s Largest Open Trade Zone

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan came into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers

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Italy’s Earthquake Rubble Recycled On-site Using Northern Irish Machinery

    Italy’s Earthquake Rubble Recycled On-site Using Northern Irish Machinery

Dungannon company Kiverco has won its first export success in the Italian market. The deal, worth six figures, sees its

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Digital Marketing Business Fat Fish Builds its Team in Newry

    Digital Marketing Business Fat Fish Builds its Team in Newry

Fat Fish a cross functional digital marketing agency in Newry, is creating six new roles in 2019 to support its

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Resilient Performance By Irish Food and Drink Exports in 2018

    Resilient Performance By Irish Food and Drink Exports in 2018

Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the

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TriMedika Secures Four Export Contracts

    TriMedika Secures Four Export Contracts

TriMedika has secured four new orders of its innovative non-contact thermometer at Medica 2018, the world’s leading trade fair for

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Survey Finds 68% of Irish CEOs Have Started to Mitigate Against Potential Impact of Brexit

    Survey Finds 68% of Irish CEOs Have Started to Mitigate Against Potential Impact of Brexit

Almost seven in ten (68%) Irish CEOs have said they have acted to mitigate against the potential impact of Brexit,

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New Enterprise Ireland ‘Prepare to Export Scorecard’ For Companies With Global Ambition

    New Enterprise Ireland ‘Prepare to Export Scorecard’ For Companies With Global Ambition

A new Prepare to Export Scorecard has been developed by Enterprise Ireland to help Irish entrepreneurs and business owners with

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ABP to Target 300 Million Subscribers Via Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

    ABP to Target 300 Million Subscribers Via Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

ABP Food Group has announced an exclusive ground breaking deal with Beijing Hopewise Ltd to launch a range of premium

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Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

    Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has announced that its clients recorded

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Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement

    Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the largest trade deal negotiated yet by

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Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

    Reliance on UK Exports Could Lead to High Brexit Cost Increases For Irish Firms

Irish-owned firms rely heavily on the UK as the source of intermediate inputs, which are goods used to produce a

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Nearly 10 Million Cases of Irish Whiskey Sold Globally Last Year

    Nearly 10 Million Cases of Irish Whiskey Sold Globally Last Year

The Irish whiskey industry sold 9.7 million cases of whiskey globally in 2017, a 10.6 percent increase on the previous

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Bord Bia’s 2018 Brexit Barometer Results

    Bord Bia’s 2018 Brexit Barometer Results

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD has launched the Bord Bia 2018 Brexit Barometer, a comprehensive survey

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Irish Gin Exports Up 433% in First Quarter of 2018

    Irish Gin Exports Up 433% in First Quarter of 2018

New CSO figures reveal that the value of Irish gin exports grew by a whopping 433 per cent in the

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Irish Exporters Association Launches 18th Export Industry Awards

    Irish Exporters Association Launches 18th Export Industry Awards

The Irish Exporters Association, in partnership with platinum sponsors KPMG and Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, has announced that

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Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

    Specialist Joinery Group Announces New Jobs as £5 Million Factory Opens

As it marks 30 years of business, Specialist Joinery Group is recruiting 52 additional staff as part of a multi-million pounds investment. The

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Whitewater Brewery Builds its International Customer Base

    Whitewater Brewery Builds its International Customer Base

Castlewellan-based Whitewater Brewery Co Ltd has secured new customers in Spain, Japan and Russia as part of efforts to increase traction in

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200 New Jobs in Monaghan as Combilift Opens New Global Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility

    200 New Jobs in Monaghan as Combilift Opens New Global Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility

200 new jobs will be created in Monaghan with the announcement that forklift manufacturer and material handling solutions provider Combilift

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Major Export Deal Helps BM Steel Fabrications Double Workforce and Triple Turnover

    Major Export Deal Helps BM Steel Fabrications Double Workforce and Triple Turnover

Newry-based steel fabrication company, BM Steel has won its first business in Holland & Great Britain, estimated to be worth

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Ornua Appoints Chief Executive Designate

    Ornua Appoints Chief Executive Designate

The Board of Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has appointed John Jordan as Chief Executive Designate. John

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Musgrave Agrees €5 Million Export Deal

    Musgrave Agrees €5 Million Export Deal

Musgrave Group, Ireland’s leading food retail and wholesale company, has announced an export deal worth €5 million with Alosra, the Kingdom

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Ornua Delivers Record Revenue

    Ornua Delivers Record Revenue

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products which supplies to over 110 countries worldwide, has reported record revenue of

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Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

    Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

Over 96% of the lens volume produced by Bausch + Lomb, the global eye care specialist, at its plant in

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Irish Spirits Association and Scotch Whisky Association Tackle Brexit at Annual Industry Meeting

    Irish Spirits Association and Scotch Whisky Association Tackle Brexit at Annual Industry Meeting

The Irish Spirits Association (ISA) recently hosted the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) in Dublin for their annual bilateral meeting, which

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Irish Gin Exports Set to Grow Significantly in 2018

    Irish Gin Exports Set to Grow Significantly in 2018

Irish gin is expected to go global this year, with exports set to rise significantly, according to Alcohol Beverage Federation

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Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

    Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

“Businesses across Ireland must prepare themselves for a ‘hard’ Brexit. You must establish your exposure now,” cautioned Lucinda Creighton (pictured),

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Three-quarters of SMEs Expect to be Impacted by Brexit in Next 18 Months

    Three-quarters of SMEs Expect to be Impacted by Brexit in Next 18 Months

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation’s second survey of SMEs about the impacts of Brexit on their businesses found

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Another Record Year For Irish Food and Drink Exports

    Another Record Year For Irish Food and Drink Exports

The value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 13% in 2017, to reach €12.6 billion for the

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference- Seizing Opportunities For a Better Future

    Teagasc National Dairy Conference- Seizing Opportunities For a Better Future

Milk production in Ireland has gone from 5.5 billion litres to over 7 billion litres and that trend is set

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Yelo Opens New £2 Million Factory in Carrickfergus

    Yelo Opens New £2 Million Factory in Carrickfergus

Yelo, a leading test equipment manufacturing company, has officially opened its new 25,000 sq ft facility at Trooperslane Industrial Estate,

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Irish Dog Foods is Exporter of the Year 2017

    Irish Dog Foods is Exporter of the Year 2017

The Export Industry Awards 2017, the premier event recognising the remarkable achievements of companies working in the export industry in

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Invest NI Expands International Network With New Office in Sydney

    Invest NI Expands International Network With New Office in Sydney

Invest Northern Ireland is to increase its presence in Australia with a new Regional Manager to be based in Sydney. The

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Carrickfergus Specialist Joinery Business Carves Out Growth Plans

    Carrickfergus Specialist Joinery Business Carves Out Growth Plans

Abbey Upholsterers Specialist Joinery & Fit Out is expanding its workforce and manufacturing space in Carrickfergus with support from Invest

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Invest NI to Build on Export Growth in Greater China

    Invest NI to Build on Export Growth in Greater China

Invest Northern Ireland has opened a new office in Hong Kong in a drive to increase exports to Hong Kong

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