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OpenSky to Create 80 Jobs After €2.5 Million Investment in Expansion

    OpenSky to Create 80 Jobs After €2.5 Million Investment in Expansion

OpenSky, Ireland’s only GovTech transformation specialist which provides process automated solutions to public sector bodies, has announced that it has invested €2.5 million in its own expansion and will create

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Equinix Announces 12 New Data Centres in $1.7 Billion Expansion Programme

    Equinix Announces 12 New Data Centres in $1.7 Billion Expansion Programme

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, will open 12 new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centres and expand 23 existing IBX data centres in 2019 as part of an expected $1.730 to

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Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

    Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has agreed a €44 million debt finance package with Allied Irish Bank plc for its bioenergy plant currently being completed

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Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

    Allergan Accelerates Expansion in Ireland With €65 Million Investment

Global life-science innovation leader, Allergan, which is headquartered in Ireland and operates four facilities here, has announced a €65 million capital investment programme for 2019 to facilitate the continued expansion

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Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

    Beotanics Builds New €1 Million R&D Centre

Crop producer Beotanics is investing €1 million in a new research and development centre at its offices in Stoneyford, County Kilkenny. The firm has a focus on niche crops such as sweet

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Biggest Ever Peer to Peer Loan in Ireland Launched

    Biggest Ever Peer to Peer Loan in Ireland Launched

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has launched its biggest loan so far – €750,000 to build two new housing development projects in County Waterford.

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EcoOnline Expands Irish Presence in Limerick

    EcoOnline Expands Irish Presence in Limerick

EcoOnline has officially opened a new 7,000 square ft office in Limerick, doubling its office space in an ongoing commitment to innovation and growth in the Irish and UK market.

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Strong Start For Irish Commercial Property Investment

    Strong Start For Irish Commercial Property Investment

Irish commercial property investment reached more than €609 million in Q1 2019 marking a strong start to the year, according to BNP Paribas Real Estate. Continued strong interest from overseas

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Gyproc Continues Monaghan Investments With New Work at Knocknacran

    Gyproc Continues Monaghan Investments With New Work at Knocknacran

Following a competitive tendering process, Gyproc Ireland, which mines gypsum at Knocknacran quarry for use in its factory in Kingscourt, has announced the awarding of an important new contract to

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LogMeIn to Create 200 Jobs in Dublin With New Office Expansion in Grand Canal Dock

    LogMeIn to Create 200 Jobs in Dublin With New Office Expansion in Grand Canal Dock

LogMeIn Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based connectivity and recognized as one of the world’s 10 largest public Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies, has officially opened its new international headquarters in the Reflector

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€600 Million of Investment in Irish Property in Q1 2019

    €600 Million of Investment in Irish Property in Q1 2019

Latest research from JLL, which tracks national investment deals greater than €1 million, indicates that total volumes for Ireland’s investment market totalled close to €600 million for Q1 2019 across

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EU Foreign Investment Screening Regulation Enters into Force

    EU Foreign Investment Screening Regulation Enters into Force

The new EU framework for the screening of foreign direct investments is now in force. The framework will be instrumental in safeguarding Europe’s security and public order in relation to

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Investing €100 Million to Expand Limerick Facility

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Investing €100 Million to Expand Limerick Facility

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) will be adding approximately 100 new roles as part of a €100 million expansion of its manufacturing operations at its site in the National

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CNP Santander Insurance Invests €3.5 Million in Dublin Expansion

    CNP Santander Insurance Invests €3.5 Million in Dublin Expansion

CNP Santander Insurance, the Irish-based insurance company that designs and manages insurance products for distribution in more than 10 European countries, has announced that it has invested €3.5 million in

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Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

    Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, has opened a new Airport Control Centre (ACC) and purpose-built office suite following a further significant investment in the airport by

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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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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

    €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing

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New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

    New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

Having welcomed 31.5 million passengers during 2018 – a new record – Dublin Airport is currently being expanded to ultimately cater for more than 20 million additional passengers. “We are

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OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

    OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

“If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Vice President of Engineers

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Acquisition of Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch

    Acquisition of Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is backing the acquisition of the Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch manufacturing and export businesses by a group led by the former Chief

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Terex Announces £12 Million Investment in Derry

    Terex Announces £12 Million Investment in Derry

Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing solutions, is to establish a new facility in Campsie, Londonderry as part of a £12 million investment. The new facility will

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Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

    Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015. The report presents the main results of implementing the action

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Finnebrogue’s Major Investment in Nitrite-free Bacon to Create 125 Jobs

    Finnebrogue’s Major Investment in Nitrite-free Bacon to Create 125 Jobs

Finnebrogue, the Downpatrick-based artisan food manufacturer, is to create up to 125 new jobs following its £17 million investment in its state-of-the-art nitrite-free bacon facility. The Invest Northern Ireland-backed investment

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€4.3 Million Invested in Enterprise-based Research Partnerships

    €4.3 Million Invested in Enterprise-based Research Partnerships

The Government has announced details of a €4.3 million investment in the Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise

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Venture Capital Investment in Irish Tech Firms Fell by a Quarter in 2018

    Venture Capital Investment in Irish Tech Firms Fell by a Quarter in 2018

Funding into Irish technology firms fell by 25% to €739 million in 2018, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association

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GW Plastics Increases Capabilities in Ireland

    GW Plastics Increases Capabilities in Ireland

GW Plastics, an industry-leading healthcare injection moulding and contract manufacturing company, is expanding its operations in Sligo, creating over 200 new

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Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

    Silicon Valley Tech Company Signifyd Opens Global R&D Centre in Northern Ireland

Signifyd, the market leader in guaranteed fraud protection, has announced its first-ever investment in Northern Ireland with a 150-person global

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Carbery Group Investing €78 Million in New Cheese Plant

    Carbery Group Investing €78 Million in New Cheese Plant

Carbery Group, the West Cork-based international nutritional ingredients, flavours and natural cheese producer, has started construction work on a new

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€23 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2018

    €23 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2018

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €23 million

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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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Finch Capital to Step Up Investment Activity in Irish Fintech Market

    Finch Capital to Step Up Investment Activity in Irish Fintech Market

Finch Capital, a leading early stage venture capital firm with offices in Amsterdam, London and Singapore, has announced that it

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52% of SMEs in ROI and 56% in NI Have Yet to Begin Brexit Planning

    52% of SMEs in ROI and 56% in NI Have Yet to Begin Brexit Planning

The AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for Q4 2018 reveals that 35% of SMEs in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and

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Zeus Expands as It Opens New Dublin Premises

    Zeus Expands as It Opens New Dublin Premises

Zeus, the Irish-owned global packaging solutions company, has officially opened its state-of-the-art €15 million Dublin premises with the announcement of its

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IT Recycling Company AMI to Invest €4 Million in Acquisitions and 30 New Jobs

    IT Recycling Company AMI to Invest €4 Million in Acquisitions and 30 New Jobs

AMI, Ireland’s leading secure IT recycling company, plans to create 30 new jobs in the next two years, bringing its

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The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

    The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

The Robot Exchange, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions (facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks), is investing in a

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Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

    Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

Assystem Technologies and its affiliates have relaunch under a new brand. 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem

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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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Glanbia Ireland to Build New €140 Million Continental Cheese Facility in Belview

    Glanbia Ireland to Build New €140 Million Continental Cheese Facility in Belview

Glanbia Ireland, Ireland’s largest dairy processor, and Royal A-ware, a leading global cheese and dairy producer in The Netherlands, plan

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Portadown Engineering Firm to Double Workforce as it Opens New Manufacturing Facility

    Portadown Engineering Firm to Double Workforce as it Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Boyce Precision Engineering has officially opened its new manufacturing facility and announced plans to almost double its workforce as part of

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Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

    Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

“Manufacturing is incredibly important to our economy and we are going through a ‘Renaissance’. Our economy has been performing strongly

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Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

    Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

The Irish manufacturing sector employs over 250,000 people and accounts for 32% of Ireland’s GDP – significantly higher than the

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Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens

    Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens

Lir, Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, has been officially opened in Ringaskiddy, County Cork by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon

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Fáilte Ireland Ramps Up Brexit Preparations With €5 Million Investment

    Fáilte Ireland Ramps Up Brexit Preparations With €5 Million Investment

Fáilte Ireland – the National Tourism Development Authority – will invest €5 million to support the tourism sector as it prepares for Brexit.

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Datapac Helps National Opera House Hit the Right Notes With €175,000 Sponsorship Deal

    Datapac Helps National Opera House Hit the Right Notes With €175,000 Sponsorship Deal

Datapac, Ireland’s leading ICT solutions provider, has announced a new five year sponsorship deal with the National Opera House in

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€3.6 Billion of Investment in Irish Property Transacted in 2018

    €3.6 Billion of Investment in Irish Property Transacted in 2018

€3.6 billion of Irish property traded during the year 2018 across nearly 200 deals. This level is significantly higher than

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Hastings Hotels Invests in its 1,000 Strong Workforce

    Hastings Hotels Invests in its 1,000 Strong Workforce

Hastings Hotels is investing almost £2 million in staff training designed to enhance the world class hospitality currently offered across

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HBAN to Sign Up 75 New Angels in 2019

    HBAN to Sign Up 75 New Angels in 2019

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise

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Novi OneCloud Launched Following €150,000 Software Development Investment

    Novi OneCloud Launched Following €150,000 Software Development Investment

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has launched Novi OneCloud, following a €150,000 software development investment. The result

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Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

    Biotechnology Firm Visiblegy Plans to Quadruple Workforce in Omagh

Visiblegy Limited, a start-up tech company focused on the global pharmaceutical industry, is recruiting 11 new staff as part of

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Lowe Rental Aims High With New Website Targeting Global Sales

    Lowe Rental Aims High With New Website Targeting Global Sales

Global indigenous business Lowe Rental has invested significantly in its e-commerce and e-marketing capabilities to drive further growth across its worldwide

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EU Companies Increase Research Investments in Global Technological Race

    EU Companies Increase Research Investments in Global Technological Race

Companies in the European Union have increased their investment in research and development (R&D) for the eighth consecutive year, according

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EIB to Back €1.2 Billion Pan-European Renewable Investment Through Irish NTR Fund

    EIB to Back €1.2 Billion Pan-European Renewable Investment Through Irish NTR Fund

The world’s largest international financier for renewable energy, the European Investment Bank, will back renewable energy investment across Europe in

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Swedencare Expanding Operations in Ireland

    Swedencare Expanding Operations in Ireland

Swedencare AB, which acquired the Nutri-Science brand, product range and manufacturing facility in Waterford in November 2016, has moved into

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IDA Ireland Launches ‘The Landing Space’ in Sligo

    IDA Ireland Launches ‘The Landing Space’ in Sligo

IDA Ireland, in partnership with IT Sligo and Sligo County Council, have officially opened a new fast landing property solution.

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Imperva Chooses Northern Ireland For New Technology Hub

    Imperva Chooses Northern Ireland For New Technology Hub

Imperva, a leading global provider of best-in-class cybersecurity solutions, is expanding its operations with a new office in Belfast, creating

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Fáilte Ireland Calls For Investment in Hotels Across Key Cities

    Fáilte Ireland Calls For Investment in Hotels Across Key Cities

Fáilte Ireland has highlighted major investment opportunities in hotel stock in key cities. Its latest report on the current and

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SEAI Calls on Business Leaders to Invest in Energy Efficiency

    SEAI Calls on Business Leaders to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Ireland’s largest energy users saved €14.5 million in energy costs last year, that is according to the annual review released

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Healthcare Seating Manufacturer Motions Towards International Growth

    Healthcare Seating Manufacturer Motions Towards International Growth

Limavady-based Seating Matters is investing in a range of measures to grow export sales of its chairs across European and

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