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IFA calls for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat

    IFA calls for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat

IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around EU meat imports.
Joe Healy said the IFA has written to the EU Commissioner […]

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Air Cleaners in Food Storage Warehouses – A New Sizing Tool

    Air Cleaners in Food Storage Warehouses – A New Sizing Tool

Post provided by Camfil.
Food Quality is of the utmost importance for Food and Beverage manufacturing. Ensuring that food is delivered to your customers to the highest standard is key for brand image and customer satisfaction.
Have you noticed dust build up in your storage warehouses? Are products being affected by Dust problems? Are vehicle exhausts entering your […]

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Econova CSR Solutions

    Econova CSR Solutions

Article provided by Econova.
We are very proud to introduce Econova CSR solutions Ltd. a newly established company dedicated to helping their clients reach the next level of success, by providing tangible Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental and Health & Safety Solutions, incorporating a total service from strategic planning to implementation.
By undertaking a comprehensive and systematic review […]

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Discover Industrial Flooring at Manufacturing & Supply Chain 2017

    Discover Industrial Flooring at Manufacturing & Supply Chain 2017

On Stand 213 of this year’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Exhibition, Flowcrete UK will be showcasing specialist resin solutions that allow businesses to optimise the floor underfoot with finishes tailored to specific demands.
The exhibition, taking place at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin on January 31st, provides Ireland’s manufacturers with a space to learn about […]

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Is your head in the cloud?

    Is your head in the cloud?

Rising material costs, extended supply chains and stricter regulatory controls and food safety standards have put ever increasing demands on the food and beverage industry.
You may begin to wonder what the way forward could be for a food and beverage business looking to keep up with customer satisfaction and regulatory demands, as their business continues […]

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Number of Fatal Workplace Accidents Drops by More Than 20%

    Number of Fatal Workplace Accidents Drops by More Than 20%

There were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction of the 56 reported in 2015, according to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority on Thursday.
Construction fatalities were down to nine in 2016, from 11 in 2015. The number of deaths on farms remained high, with 21 reported in 2016, […]

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Free Tool to Fight Food Fraud Released

    Free Tool to Fight Food Fraud Released

A free tool to help food companies to assess their food fraud vulnerabilities was released on Monday, December 12. The tool was developed by SSAFE in partnership with PwC, Wageningen University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and food industry leaders around the world.
“Recent food fraud incidents have increased the need to strengthen the food industry’s ability to […]

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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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UDG Healthcare Announces 8% Increase in Operating Profit

    UDG Healthcare Announces 8% Increase in Operating Profit

Dublin-based Healthcare services provider UDG released preliminary results of their financial year on Thursday, November 24, which showed an 8% increase in operating profit for continuing operations over 2015. The results for the year ending on September 30 show increases in revenue, operating profit, profit before tax, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) […]

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Ayrton Group creates 60 jobs as it opens Dublin office

    Ayrton Group creates 60 jobs as it opens Dublin office

Ayrton Group has announced the creation of 60 new jobs as it expands its Cork base and opens new offices in Tallaght, Dublin.
The company, which provides safety training, consultancy and staffing solutions, has opened its Dublin office to coincide with the rebrand from Health & Safety Solutions (HSS).
The new positions will support the Ayrton’s growth […]

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Dublin Eye Clinic Offers New Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

    Dublin Eye Clinic Offers New Laser Eye Surgery Procedure

Wellington Eye Clinic has recently become the first optic clinic to utilize a new procedure for laser vision correction in the Republic of Ireland.

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Carlsberg commits to Russia and improved return on capital

    Carlsberg commits to Russia and improved return on capital

Carlsberg has decided to remain in Russia despite the problems it faces there. The Danish brewer has also vowed to improve its return on capital under a strategy outlined by its new CEO.
Dutchman Cees ‘t Hart was hired last summer to break the deadlock the world’s fourth largest brewer has been in since taking control of […]

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Tucana Health Ltd to Create New Jobs in Cork

    Tucana Health Ltd to Create New Jobs in Cork

Tucana Health Ltd, a spin-out from the APC in University College Cork, is to build a new research team in Cork.
Tucana was founded by Professors Fergus Shanahan and Paul O’Toole. The spin out was set up to investigate the composition of bacterial communities in the gut, and to use this information to aid the diagnosis and […]

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Aviva Ireland’s operating profit up by 39%

    Aviva Ireland’s operating profit up by 39%

Yesterday Aviva announced the sale of its health business to leading financial services company Irish Life for an undisclosed sum. Aviva holds a 70% stake in Aviva Health, a joint venture with AIB, which owns the remaining 30%.
In today’s results statement, Aviva said the value of new business in life and pensions in Ireland jumped by 97% […]

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IRISH Life set to become a major force in the health insurance market after buying Aviva Health and GloHealth

    IRISH Life set to become a major force in the health insurance market after buying Aviva Health and GloHealth

Irish Life has confirmed that it has now taken control of Aviva Health and GloHealth.

The deal is the biggest in the sector since Aviva’s larger rival Laya Healthcare was sold to AIG last year in a deal understood to have been worth in the region of €90m.
Aviva Health is Ireland’s third biggest health insurer after […]

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Johnson Controls, Tyco to merge in tax-saving deal

Tyco International and Johnson Controls announced today they will merge in a tax-saving deal. The deal combines Tyco’s operations in security and fire safety with Johnson’s businesses, which include energy storage.
The merger will result in $150m in annual tax savings as Johnson, based in Wisconsin in the US, will shift its domicile for tax purposes to Ireland, […]

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Pepperl+Fuchs presents world’s smallest ultrasonic sensor

    Pepperl+Fuchs presents world’s smallest ultrasonic sensor

The UMB800 from Pepperl+Fuchs is the world’s smallest ultrasonic sensor in solid stainless steel. It is made entirely from FDA-compliant materials. With its large detection range and highly compact design, it opens up new automation possibilities in hygienic applications.
The new sensors in the UMB800 series feature hygienic housing that is made entirely from V4A stainless […]

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SFI Europe and AbbVie announce €10m investment

Minister for Jobs Mr Richard Bruton has announced a joint investment of €10 million by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in a partnership with leading international biopharmaceutical company AbbVie to undertake two new therapeutic research collaborations in Ireland.
The collaborations, which will each investigate disease markers and potential targets […]

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Irish Water investing €5m plant in Kinvara

Irish Water is investing €5million to construct a new wastewater treatment plant in Kinvara.
The new plant will be located at Ballybranagan and Irish Water says its design, now entering its final stages, will allow for future population growth and tourist numbers.
Over the next two weeks, Irish Water will host meetings with community groups to address […]

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Euromedic creates 100 jobs with Affidea rebrand

Affidea, a Diagnostic healthcare provider, is to create 100 jobs over the next 18 months as part of a new €15 million investment.
The company, which was previously known as Euromedic,  said the new positions will be a mix of clinical and administrative roles.
Affidea, which announced its rebrand on Thursday, entered the Irish market in March 2007 with […]

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First ever female recipients of the Researcher of the Year accolade at the SFI Science Summit

Professor Geraldine Boylan and Professor Louise Kenny have been announced as the Science Foundation Ireland Joint Researchers of the Year 2015.
Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD made the announcement at the SFI Science Summit, to an audience of 300 researchers in attendance.
Professor Geraldine Boylan and Professor Louise Kenny the joint Directors of […]

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Nursing home group Carechoice bring a further 200 jobs to Ireland

The Carechoice facility Malahide Road Dublin
Carechoice, a retirement and nursing home group,  is to create 200 jobs with the opening of a new purpose-built 165-room facility in north Dublin .
The company already employs 400 people and operates five homes across Cork and Waterford that provide care for approximately 338 residents.
Carechoice’s new facility is based on the […]

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Healthcare company Grifols to create 140 jobs with $100m investment in Dublin

Plans for GRIFOLS International Logistics Centre – Grange Castle Business Park, Dublin (Stewart Building)
Global Healthcare Company Grifols is to Create 140 Jobs with $100 Million Investment.
Grifols is the world’s third-largest plasma product manufacturer. It is a pioneer in the research and development of therapeutic alternatives designed to contribute to both scientific and social development.
The healthcare […]

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Join over 2,000 delegates at the National Sustainability Summit

The National Sustainability Summit will take place for the first time on 3 November in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.
The event will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate the parameters for COP21/CMP11 Conference of the Parties to the United Nationas Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris 2015) that is fast approaching on 30 November, […]

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Mediterranean diet good for health?

    Mediterranean diet good for health?

Researchers at the APC Microbiome Institute in University College Cork and University of Naples Federico II have shown that a Mediterranean diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to a rise in health promoting short chain fatty acids and the bacteria in the gut that make these compounds.
The Cork researchers provided the complex bioinformatic […]

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Areva supplies vessel head for nuclear reactor in Belgium

    Areva supplies vessel head for nuclear reactor in Belgium

France-based energy generation firm Areva has delivered a new vessel head to Engie Group’s subsidiary, Electrabel, for the 1,047MW Unit 4 of the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium.
Belgian Electrabel is the majority stakeholder of the facility, which is the second-largest power plant in the country.
Doel nuclear plant has four units, with the first two […]

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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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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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