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Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

    Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

Enterprise Ireland has published a Guide to assist affected exporting companies in transitioning through the immediate and critical challenges that Covid-19 presents and which outlines the relevant supports available to

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Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

    Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

A survey conducted by Enterprise Ireland of client companies exporting to the UK has revealed that 92% see opportunities for growth in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. The survey, conducted as

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Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US

    Bord Bia Launches First Consumer Promotion of Beef in the US

Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) has launched the first consumer promotion of Irish beef in the USA to date, giving US consumers the chance to win a trip to Ireland

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Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

    Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

Armagh-based refrigeration company, Cross Refrigeration, has secured its first contract in Melbourne, Australia estimated to be worth over £7 million. The contract, with the Australian based supermarket chain Coles and

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€24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

    €24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €24 million in Irish start-ups in 2019 and supported a total of

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Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

    Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey passed a record 8 million cases in the twelve months to December 2019 as the brand experienced strong value growth of 9% in the last

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Enterprise Ireland CEO to Step Down

    Enterprise Ireland CEO to Step Down

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Julie Sinnamon (pictured above) is to step down from her role later

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Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

    Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

By John Whelan The outbreak of the coronavirus has come at a difficult and sensitive time for China’s economy. China’s GDP growth last year was the slowest since 1990 –

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Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

    Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

Michael (Mick) Guinee, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Ei Electronics, which is one of Ireland’s leading indigenous electronics manufacturing and exporting companies, has received the IMR Life Time Achievement Award.

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Naturelle Set to Grow With 50 New Jobs

    Naturelle Set to Grow With 50 New Jobs

Omagh-based manufacturer, Naturelle Consumer Products, is creating 50 new jobs and expanding its manufacturing facility in a £4 million investment to grow exports. Naturelle is a leading manufacturer of disposable

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Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Exceed 1 Million For First Time

    Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Exceed 1 Million For First Time

Over one million people visited Irish whiskey distilleries and brand homes last year, the first time visitor numbers have exceeded the one-million mark. That is according to Drinks Ireland/Irish Whiskey Association,

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Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

    Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2019/2020 reveals a stand out 2019 performance by Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture industry as exports reached €13 billion in 2019 (2018: €12.1

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New Brexit Business Survey – SMEs Urged to Ramp Up Preparations

    New Brexit Business Survey – SMEs Urged to Ramp Up Preparations

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation has published the findings of a new Brexit survey. The Behaviour & Attitudes survey of 1,016 SMEs was conducted between September and October

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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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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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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 Asian region, with a total bilateral trade in goods of

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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