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London Tech Firm Chargifi to Set Up Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast

    London Tech Firm Chargifi to Set Up Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast

Chargifi, a leading provider of cloud-connected wireless charging technology, is to set up a Technology and Business Development Hub in Belfast, in a £3.6 million investment that will create 41

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Around Noon Announces New Jobs in Significant Investment

    Around Noon Announces New Jobs in Significant Investment

Newry-based firm, Around Noon, producer of a wide range of ‘food-to-go’ products, has announced that it is investing over £7 million in a major expansion to develop sales in the Great

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€100 Million Redevelopment of Former Home of Smithwick’s Brewery in Kilkenny Commences

    €100 Million Redevelopment of Former Home of Smithwick’s Brewery in Kilkenny Commences

Mythen Construction has broken ground on the prestigious new development at Abbey Quarter in the centre of Kilkenny. The breaking ground ceremony was attended by Eoin Murphy, Minister for Housing,

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New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

    New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

Cruise Belfast – the partnership between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast – has opened the first dedicated cruise terminal on the island of Ireland to cater for Belfast’s growing popularity

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Aurivo Opens New Dryer as Part of €48 Million Investment Programme

    Aurivo Opens New Dryer as Part of €48 Million Investment Programme

Aurivo, which is one of Ireland’s leading co-operatives, with businesses in Consumer Foods, Dairy Ingredients, Retail Stores, Animal Feeds, and Livestock Trading, has opened a new dryer at its site

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Creative Composites Invests £11 Million in State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

    Creative Composites Invests £11 Million in State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

Lisburn-based Creative Composites Ltd is investing £11 million in new machinery and expansion of its facilities to capitalise on growth opportunities for composite components. 132 new jobs are also being

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Lidl Opens 200th Store on the Island of Ireland

    Lidl Opens 200th Store on the Island of Ireland

Lidl has opened its 200th store on the island of Ireland. The new state-of-the-art store, located in Tullamore, County Offaly, brings the total number of Lidl employees on the island of

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Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

    Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

Lagan Investments, the investment vehicle formed following the sale of Kevin Lagan’s building materials business to Breedon in 2018, has acquired a majority stake in Frame-Tech Structures Ltd, a manufacturer

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Completion of €233 Million Center Parcs Longford Forest Project

    Completion of €233 Million Center Parcs Longford Forest Project

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has officially marked the completion of the landmark €233 million forest resort – Center Parcs Longford Forest. Following an almost two-year construction process Center Parcs

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Takeda Ireland Opens New Innovative Manufacturing Site in Dublin

    Takeda Ireland Opens New Innovative Manufacturing Site in Dublin

Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, has officially opened a new cutting-edge manufacturing facility at its site at Grange Castle in Dublin. Takeda has created this high

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Lidl to Invest €1 Million in Ireland’s Largest Ever Installation of Solar Panels

    Lidl to Invest €1 Million in Ireland’s Largest Ever Installation of Solar Panels

Lidl has welcomed a grant of planning from Kildare County Council for the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its 58,000 sq m distribution centre in Newbridge, County Kildare, which

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Dowds Group to Create 68 New Jobs in Construction Sector

    Dowds Group to Create 68 New Jobs in Construction Sector

Ballymoney-based Dowds Group, a mechanical, electrical, facilities management and build contractor, has announced that it will create 68 new jobs by 2021 to support planned export growth. The Invest Northern

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Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

    Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

Energia Group, the major all-island energy provider and infrastructure investor across Renewable Technologies, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions, will invest over €3 billion in Irish renewable energy generation and related

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EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

    EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

A major cross-border project which aims to improve water quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle through enhanced wastewater treatment has been launched. The Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL)

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Launch of Ireland’s First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

    Launch of Ireland’s First National Space Strategy For Enterprise 2019-2025

The Government has launched Ireland’s first National Space Strategy for Enterprise 2019-2025. The national strategy will provide strategic support to Ireland’s expanding space-active industry and research institutes, which work across a

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SaaS Firm Futrli Announces £5.5 Million Delivery Centre in Belfast

    SaaS Firm Futrli Announces £5.5 Million Delivery Centre in Belfast

Great Britain-based Futrli is to invest almost £5.5 million in a new delivery centre in Belfast, with 80 new jobs to be created over three years, more than doubling its

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Tourism Boost For Northern Ireland as Ballycastle Gains New Four Star Hotel

    Tourism Boost For Northern Ireland as Ballycastle Gains New Four Star Hotel

A new four star hotel, The Salthouse, is to open on the Dunamallaght Road in Ballycastle, just in time for the 148th Open Championship in July 2019. The Denis McHenry

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Davison Canners Grows into New Markets

    Davison Canners Grows into New Markets

Armagh-based Davison Canners is launching its own brand of hot-eat desserts and puddings – Simply Puddings – as it continues to grow its business. The company is reaping the benefits

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Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

    Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

The new €325 million state-of-the-art WuXi Biologics facility has begun to take structural form as steel erection begins on the company’s 52-acre campus site in Dundalk. Work is on schedule

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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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,

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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€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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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