L&M Keating are the first construction company to successfully achieve accreditation for their commitment to employee wellness, safety and health by being awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most influential business representation organisation.
The KeepWell Mark is a new national accreditation developed by Ibec that recognises organisations who put the wellbeing of employees […]
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Zeeko, an Irish EdTech start-up, has secured just over €100,000 in funding through the Horizon 2020 SME Innovation Associate Programme. The company is using the funding to launch a new research project, initially involving school children in Ireland, to evaluate the side effects of virtual reality (VR) technology on children’s health.
Zeeko, which was founded in […]
The EPA’s latest report on air quality shows that burning of solid fuel is the biggest threat to good air quality in Ireland, followed by emissions from vehicle exhausts. Despite monitored air quality being within EU limit values we face challenges in maintaining this position. And, at a number of locations, air quality failed to […]
Tractor Safe Lock, a device that automatically engages the handbrake in a tractor when the operator leaves the seat, has been awarded the Innovation Arena’s People’s Choice Award in association with Enterprise Ireland, the National Ploughing Association and the Irish Farmers Journal.
The Co. Kerry based company, founded by student Jack Nagle (16) is one of […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]
Wellington Eye Clinic has recently become the first optic clinic to utilize a new procedure for laser vision correction in the Republic of Ireland.
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 […]
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 […]
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% […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]