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Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

    Voxbit Disrupting Telecoms Sector With Innovative Technology

Belfast company Voxbit has won business in Great Britain worth more than £3.5 million for its innovative new internet-based business phone platform, byphone, less than 18 months after launching. The firm is challenging global players in the communications market with its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) platform, which was developed with research and development support […]

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Ifac Launches Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

    Ifac Launches Food & AgriBusiness Report 2019

Ifac, which provides specialist advisory services for the Irish farming, food and agri-business sectors, has launched its 2019 Food & AgriBusiness Report. Overall, the findings point to a less than positive outlook across Ireland compared to last year, including a 20% decrease in optimism and a 100% increase in concern over Brexit. Less than one in five […]

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GDP Growth Revised Downwards Based on Gloomier Global Outlook But Labour Market Continues to Beat the Odds

    GDP Growth Revised Downwards Based on Gloomier Global Outlook But Labour Market Continues to Beat the Odds

EY has revised downwards its economic forecast for 2020, from 3.3% to 3.0% on the back of weaker global outlook and following remarkable GDP growth of 8.2% in 2018. Growth in 2019 is projected at 3.7%, down from 4.1% projected in June. This moderate downward revision, based on the assumption of an orderly Brexit, is […]

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Corporate Culture a Turn-off For Irish Workers

    Corporate Culture a Turn-off For Irish Workers

New research commissioned by One4all has found that start-ups and SMEs are the workplace of choice for a large majority of Irish workers. Smaller companies in Ireland are perceived to be better in a number of key areas, notably in providing better opportunities for career development, making friends, and having the best company culture.
The research […]

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Grocery Market Defies Expectations

    Grocery Market Defies Expectations

Against a challenging back drop of last summer’s heatwave and major sporting events, the Irish grocery market continued to grow in the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019. The latest figures from Kantar show that the overall grocery sector increased by 2.7% in the latest period as cooler weather led to a deviation from typical […]

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Over 28,000 Vacant Commercial Properties in Ireland

    Over 28,000 Vacant Commercial Properties in Ireland

The national commercial vacancy rate has risen to 13.3% in Q2 2019, an increase of 0.2 percentage points (pp) on Q2 2018, according to the latest GeoView Commercial Vacancy Rates Report published by GeoDirectory. The report, prepared by EY-DKM Economic Advisory Services, found that just over 28,000 commercial units were vacant across the country.
The east-west […]

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Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

    Sustainable Apartment Living For Ireland

A new report on sustainable apartment living in Ireland was launched by the Housing Agency and Clúid Housing. Amongst some of the reports findings and research were that apartment living has increased in the last few years and according to the report, the number of apartments in Ireland has increased by 85% between 2002 and […]

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Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland Have High Growth Ambitions, Ranking First Against Comparator Countries

    Early Stage Entrepreneurs in Ireland Have High Growth Ambitions, Ranking First Against Comparator Countries

According to the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Survey of Entrepreneurship in Ireland, Ireland now ranks 5th highest among European countries for rates of early stage entrepreneurship. The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), which is the world’s foremost study of entrepreneurship, was recently conducted in Ireland by Paula Fitzsimons of Fitzsimons Consulting and Dr Colm O’Gorman, Professor […]

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Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

    Affordability and Uncertainty Push Irish Property Price Inflation Lower

Irish house price inflation eased further to 2.0% in June from 2.6% in July. The annual increase in June is the slowest rise in six years (since the 1.0% increase of June 2013), according to the KBC Economics Desk. While there has been a marked slowdown in the annual rate of increase in Irish property prices, it should […]

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Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

    Kinsetsu Develops Innovative Product to Promote Independent Living For Older People

Belfast-based IT firm Kinsetsu has developed a new product, HomeHug, to allow older people to live independently at home for longer. HomeHug ensures family members are aware of environmental aspects which could have an adverse negative impact on health.
The innovative technology uses sensors to capture data about the home environment – such as temperature and […]

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The Future of the Irish Workplace – No Offices or 9-5 Workdays

    The Future of the Irish Workplace – No Offices or 9-5 Workdays

Forty-two per cent of Irish office workers believe that a physical office will be unnecessary in the next five to ten years, according to new research from Ricoh. In fact, the study found that 57% of respondents believe they will soon be able to work effectively from any location. The research, commissioned by Ricoh Europe and conducted by […]

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Grocers Seek Bright Spots as Summer Arrives Late

    Grocers Seek Bright Spots as Summer Arrives Late

The latest Irish grocery market share figures, released by Kantar for the 12 weeks to 14 July 2019, show overall sales are up 2.7% on last year. This marks a drop in growth compared with the 3.1% increase experienced 12 months ago, which was thanks to a bumper summer featuring soaring temperatures and the men’s Football World […]

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Strong Performance in Irish Knowledge Transfer System With New Licences Up 33% in 2018

    Strong Performance in Irish Knowledge Transfer System With New Licences Up 33% in 2018

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), the State body that works to make it easier for businesses to access publicly-funded research, has launched its 2018 Review and the findings of its Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey (AKTS). The results of the 5th annual survey point to solid increases in levels of licensing activity, spin-out company formation and new products […]

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Irish Tech Firm Makes Global 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Mobile Marketing Platforms

    Irish Tech Firm Makes Global 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Mobile Marketing Platforms

Dublin-based mobile technology business, Xtremepush, has become the first Irish-owned tech firm to earn a place on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms. Established in 2014 by tech entrepreneur Tommy Kearns and Dr Kevin Collins, the business has become a leading global provider of customer engagement channels, marketing automation tools and analytics software, […]

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Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

    Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has announced the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, and a strategic collaboration with RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) to develop digital solutions for use in emergency and specialist care settings to provide more seamless care coordination for patients […]

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Irish Hotel Sector at a Turning Point

    Irish Hotel Sector at a Turning Point

Crowe, Ireland’s leading accountancy practice and advisors to the Irish hotel sector, has launched the 24th edition of Ireland’s most comprehensive annual analysis of the Irish hotel sector. The Crowe Ireland Annual Hotel Survey, compiled from an analysis of Irish hotels’ 2018 accounts, shows that the sector experienced a positive year in 2018 with an eight-consecutive year of […]

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Late Summer Fails to Dampen Growth For Groceries

    Late Summer Fails to Dampen Growth For Groceries

Summer may have been late to arrive to Ireland, but new figures from Kantar show that the grocery market has remained buoyant in the face of inclement weather, up by 4.6% for the 12 weeks to 16 June 2019. While overall sales remain robust, hot weather categories which experienced a surge in popularity this time […]

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Younger Generations Pose Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to Businesses

    Younger Generations Pose Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to Businesses

Younger generations have been revealed as the biggest security threat to businesses as one in ten (10%) Millennials admitted that they would knowingly use a work device that was under cyber-attack. Meanwhile, 42% of Gen Z office workers confessed that they have lost a device that was linked to their work email account.
The survey of […]

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Kerry Group Inaugurates New €20 Million Production Facility in India

    Kerry Group Inaugurates New €20 Million Production Facility in India

Kerry Group has officially opened its new €20 million production facility in Tumkur, India. The new, state-of-the-art 40,585 square metre facility, located 120 km from Bangalore, will serve Kerry Taste & Nutrition’s global and regional customers in the South West Asia region, with Kerry Taste and Beverage systems for the fast-growing retail and foodservice markets.
This is Kerry Group’s […]

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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 range of technological domains and develop technology with both space and non-space applications.
The development of this strategy is extremely timely as the international space sector […]

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Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Grocery Shoppers

    Premium Products and Value Prices a Hit With Grocery Shoppers

The latest figures from Kantar show that overall the Irish grocery market grew by 4.2% over the 12 weeks to 19 May 2019, with Dunnes Stores holding off the challenge of Tesco and retaining pole position. Respective growth of 12.6% and 5.9% for Aldi and Lidl means that the retailers’ combined grocery market share stands […]

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Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

    Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is looking for leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy to enter this year’s SEAI Energy Awards. Now in their 16th year, the SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in sustainable energy. Businesses, public bodies and communities who are using smart energy solutions and practices are encouraged to […]

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Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

    Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

Supermarket shoppers in Ireland spent €34.6 million on alcohol in the week leading to Easter, a 5.3% increase in sales compared to last year, reveals Nielsen data. The rise in alcohol sales was a significant uplift over last year where sales increased by 3.9%, and the second year that the alcohol category benefited from changes […]

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Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

    Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

Teagasc secured €6.3 million funding for research from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme in 2018. In comparison with all other research organisations and universities across Europe, Teagasc was joint 5th in terms of number of successful projects and 6th overall in terms of money awarded in the agri-food stream of European funding.
Horizon 2020 is the European […]

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Clean Sweep For Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

    Clean Sweep For Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

Sales in the Irish grocery market hit record levels as shoppers splashed out €208.2 million in the Easter week alone helping the overall sector grow by 4.1% in the 12 weeks to 21 April 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar. Meanwhile, SuperValu’s return to growth means all the major retailers are once again […]

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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 potato, yacon and wasabi.
Pat and Noirín FitzGerald set up parent company FitzGerald Nurseries in 1990 to supply ornamental shrubs, and then established Beotanics Plant Lab to research and […]

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Significant Slowdown in Dublin Housing Market

    Significant Slowdown in Dublin Housing Market

The average ‘sold price’ for houses across Dublin this year is almost identical to last year, indicating that growth in the housing market has slowed down, according to new research by Perfect Property, Ireland’s innovative property search engine. An analysis of the Property Price Register by Perfect Property shows that the average sold price of […]

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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 investors is evident with large office and residential developments in most demand.
Retail emerged as the second best performing sector in Q1 with €186 million invested […]

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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 31 deals. Although this is a decrease on volumes compared to previous quarters, this was expected given the strong performance in the market last year […]

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Nearly 45% of Irish Employees Say Their CEO Isn’t Visible to Staff

    Nearly 45% of Irish Employees Say Their CEO Isn’t Visible to Staff

Nearly 45% of employees say that their CEO isn’t visible to staff and discourages them from dropping into their office, according to a new report published by Dublin-based communications agency PR360. Almost 30% of CEOs rarely or never socialise with staff, and a third of employees say that their CEO doesn’t even know their name.
The PR360 […]

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€3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

    €3 Million FEXCO-UCC Research Collaboration Launched

FINTECHNEXT – a financial technology (fintech) research collaboration between technology company Fexco, University College Cork (UCC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) – has been launched in Killorglin, County Kerry. The €3 million investment in the project will be provided by Science Foundation Ireland and Fexco in equal parts with critical knowledge and expertise provided by researchers at […]

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Easter Timing Slows Sales as St Patrick’s Day Provides a Boost For Grocery Market

    Easter Timing Slows Sales as St Patrick’s Day Provides a Boost For Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show that the Irish grocery market grew by 3.2% in the 12 weeks to 24 March 2019. Despite Easter falling three weeks later than last year, and the absence of the extreme weather which provided an unexpected boost for some retailers in 2018, strong overall performance […]

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National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

    National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

The Government has launched the National IP Protocol 2019. The Protocol, which is in its third edition, is produced and managed by Knowledge Transfer Ireland on behalf of the Department of Business, Enterprise & Innovation. It provides a practical, best practice framework for businesses, from start-ups and SMEs to large multi-nationals and entrepreneurs to access and […]

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Ireland Ranks Lowest in Europe For Realising Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

    Ireland Ranks Lowest in Europe For Realising Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

Irish business leaders rank lowest in Europe when it comes to realising the benefits of environmentally-friendly approaches with only 45% seeing EU and global environmental regulations, including the Paris Agreement, as an enabler of success. The findings were revealed in new research, commissioned by Ricoh Europe, involving 2,550 business leaders from across 24 countries. A […]

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53% of Guaranteed Irish Members Forecast Employment Growth in 2019

    53% of Guaranteed Irish Members Forecast  Employment Growth in 2019

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 550+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland, expects employment among its members to increase by 4,151 in 2019, with 53% of members reporting that they expect to hire new staff by the end of the year. This continued growth comes as total employment at all Guaranteed Irish member […]

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Irish Research Centre Selected to Participate in €15 Million EU Cybersecurity Research Project

    Irish Research Centre Selected to Participate in €15 Million  EU Cybersecurity Research Project

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is backed by Science Foundation Ireland, has been selected to participate in a €15 million European Commission cybersecurity research project. Lero researchers Dr Liliana Pasquale (pictured above) of UCD and Professor Bashar Nuseibeh of University of Limerick will head the Irish team for the CyberSec4Europe 42-month project which […]

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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 Partnership Scheme supports collaborations between researchers and partner organisations. Over the coming months, a total of 53 researchers will take up positions at higher education institutions in collaboration with 48 partner organisations.
The awards are two […]

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100 New Jobs Created by Global Human Data Sciences Innovator

    100 New Jobs Created by Global Human Data Sciences Innovator

IQVIA, a leading global provider of information, innovative technology solutions and contract research services, has announced the creation of 100 jobs in Dublin. The new roles at IQVIA’s Dublin East Point Campus will consist of highly skilled, full-time jobs in the areas of Clinical Project Management, Data Management, Drug Safety and Biostatistics.
In particular, IQVIA is recruiting Pharmacovigilance […]

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30% Increase in Dublin Industrial Take-up

    30% Increase in Dublin Industrial Take-up

Dublin industrial take up for 2018 totalled 3.3 million sq ft which is a 31% increase on last year. Whilst activity was dominated by smaller deals, take-up totals were boosted by a number of larger-sized deals.
There were 14 deals greater than 50,000 sq ft in the last 12 months. The top 5 deals this […]

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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 research and development project that will deliver innovation in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The company, founded just over a year ago, is headquartered in Nottingham but is setting up a research and […]

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42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

    42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

PM Summit, Ireland’s premier conference for project and programme managers, has announced the findings of a new study which reveals that 42% of project managers believe that they have less control of projects when their project team is working remotely. Only 10% of project management professionals believe that remote working gives them more control of […]

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€4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

    €4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

€4.5 million in funding has been awarded to 38 research projects to support the commercialisation of government-funded research. 47 research positions will be supported through the awards, in areas such as cancer research, preterm infant care, medical devices, agriculture, energy and food technologies, for a duration of 12 months.
The funding is provided through Science Foundation Ireland’s […]

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Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

    Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that malicious insiders are the fastest-growing threat to businesses, according to CIOs. The research was conducted in October and involved 840 IT leaders from Ireland and across the globe.
Thirty-nine per cent of CIOs said that malicious insiders are a […]

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Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

    Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, now has access to the most advanced patent analysis available in the food & drink and beauty & personal care industries, through its new partnership with Cipher.
As the world’s most sophisticated patent analysis system, Cipher harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse patents globally. The partnership will provide Mintel’s […]

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Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

    Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the results of an independent study that found that Irish IT decision-makers fear the impact of rising data volumes and the ability to manage them. The survey of 100 Irish IT-decision makers found that Ireland’s IT leaders believe IoT will put significant pressure on data infrastructure over the […]

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Grocery Market Hits Festive Record as Retailers Cash in on Christmas

    Grocery Market Hits Festive Record as  Retailers Cash in on Christmas

The Irish grocery market grew by an impressive 3.0% over the 12 weeks to 30 December, ensuring a record festive period for retailers. The latest Kantar Worldpanel data shows value sales reached €995 million in the month of December – the highest monthly total ever recorded in the Irish grocery market. This was driven by […]

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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 2017, when €2.2 billion traded. This is a 58% increase year-on-year. Total volumes were boosted by a significant increase in larger-sized transactions, with 21 deals greater than €50 million, of which 11 were greater than […]

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Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant

    Irish Genetics Company Wins €1.8 Million ‘Beyond Food Labelling’ R&D Grant

Irish genetics company IdentiGEN has welcomed a €1.8 million research and development award to further strengthen its position as a world leader in DNA technologies within the food industry. IdentiGEN, which is based in Dublin and provides DNA traceability solutions for the meat and seafood sectors, will use the investment to advance food quality and […]

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Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot

    Retailers Relish Run Up to Christmas as Dunnes Takes Top Spot

Dunnes Stores has claimed pole position as Ireland’s leading retailer for the third consecutive period, boasting a market share of 22.4% in the 12 weeks to 2 December 2018.  The latest grocery market figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the retailer registered sales growth of 3.4% on last year.
Dunnes held on to top spot despite stiff competition from […]

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Invite SMEs to Tackle Diabetes in New Challenges

A new competition to address health complications that arise as a result of diabetes has been announced by Enterprise Ireland and the HSE through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative. The health and wellness challenges aim to harness innovation and technology to help diabetes patients avoid the development of typical complications associated with the […]

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Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

    Grass-fed Beef – Opportunities For Healthier Diets

Ireland’s climate means that the country is good at growing grass. It is well known that producing beef from grass results in lower costs than feeding animals on concentrates. But what about the consumer? Is grass-fed beef better than other types of beef for consumers?
This was the focus of a Department of Agriculture, Food and […]

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Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

    Pioneering Proteomics Researcher and Entrepreneur Receives the NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award

The NovaUCD 2018 Innovation Award has been presented to University College Dublin’s (UCD) Professor Stephen Pennington (pictured), a global leader in proteomics (the study of proteins) research and innovation. The Award was presented to him in recognition of his commitment and success in protein biomarker research, undertaken during the last 15-years at the UCD School […]

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94% of CIOs Dedicating Up to Half Their Time on Innovation

    94% of CIOs Dedicating Up to Half Their Time on Innovation

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that 94% of CIOs spend between 10% and 50% of their time on innovation and other related activities. The research, conducted in October and involving 840 IT leaders from Ireland and across the globe, reveals that there has […]

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Accela Expands Operations in Ireland

    Accela Expands Operations in Ireland

Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based productivity solutions for government, has announced the opening of its Dublin office and plans to double the company’s current Ireland workforce. With support by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, Accela plans to onboard nearly 30 staff to grow its world-class research and development team focused on modernizing government […]

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IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

    IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends:

Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalised shopping
Sustainability concerns will change the way retailers do business
Stores will offer more seamless shopping experiences
Healthy eating and wellness will grow in popularity
Shopping opportunities will increasingly be […]

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New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

    New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

Naiad, an emerging life sciences venture, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. Naiad won the Award, and a €32,000 prize fund, after being declared overall winner of the 2018 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.
Naiad is developing a novel liquid-based 3D bioprinting technology that helps researchers fabricate highly-reproducible 3D tissue models […]

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Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

    Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019. The event, which was officially launched in Dublin recently, will showcase exceptional achievement, teamwork and innovation in Irish manufacturing industry. Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is an independent not-for-profit Research Organisation, funded under the Enterprise […]

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Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

    Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

As Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, debate rages on about the implications of a hard border in Ireland. The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the value of cross-border trade is at its highest level for five years.  Over the 12 months to 4 November 2018, shoppers from the Republic of […]

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