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McCulla Ireland Celebrates Successful Awards Season

    McCulla Ireland Celebrates Successful Awards Season

Specialist refrigerated transport and logistics company, McCulla Ireland, has been recognised both locally and at UK and all-Ireland industry events during the 2017 awards season.  Between May and September, the family-run, Lisburn-based business was a finalist for 17 separate awards, eight of which the Company went on to win.
Of the eight awards, achieved at six […]

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Teagasc hosts meeting to support short food supply chains

    Teagasc hosts meeting to support short food supply chains

On the 10th and 11th of April, Teagasc hosted 20 EU experts in Galway for a two day meeting to examine short food supply chains. This network, known as the SKIN (Short Supply Chain Knowledge and Innovation Network) project, is looking to identify best practice in short food chains across Europe to develop economically resilient […]

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R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box: An insight into Ireland’s ICT Sector

    R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box: An insight into Ireland’s ICT Sector

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Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of digital technology activity and employment within the OECD which is primarily due to a highly skilled workforce, high education standards, competitive corporate tax rates, political stability, geographic advantages, EU membership and a proven track record of business development. As a country, Ireland is emerging […]

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February Cost Burdens Rise at Fastest Rate Since May 2011

    February Cost Burdens Rise at Fastest Rate Since May 2011

The rate of input cost inflation accelerated sharply in February, amid higher prices for a range of raw materials, but output charge inflation moderated, according to the Investec Manufacturing PMI report for Ireland, released on Wednesday.
The report found that, overall, business conditions continued to improve in the Irish manufacturing sector during February as new orders rose […]

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Temporary Building Provides Breathing Space for Irish Catering Supplier

    Temporary Building Provides Breathing Space for Irish Catering Supplier

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A multinational FTSE 100 distributor of non-food consumables and equipment turned to temporary building specialist, Spaciotempo, to provide a welcome breathing space whilst the firm builds a 70,000 square feet permanent building inclusive of 30,000 square feet of office space.
Bunzl McLaughlin, based in Armagh, has been supplying the hospitality trade […]

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Late Payment Threatens Survival of Small Business – Minister Breen

    Late Payment Threatens Survival of Small Business – Minister Breen

Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen met with the Prompt Payment Code Stakeholders to discuss the importance of paying on time and launched a public campaign to promote awareness of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) and encourage membership among businesses in Ireland, the Department of Jobs announced on Tuesday.
By signing up […]

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Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

    Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

The price of basic metals rose 12.1 % in January while other factory gate prices remained relatively stable, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday. Total monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.2% in January compared to the previous month, and fell by 0.1 % compared to Janaury 2016.
The price index […]

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Survey Indicates 98 Percent of Irish Companies Have no Brexit Plan

    Survey Indicates 98 Percent of Irish Companies Have no Brexit Plan

The September – December 2016 InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, issued on Monday, shows that 98 percent of businesses surveyed have no plan in place to deal with the consequences of a British exit from the EU. The report also showed that 37 percent of construction companies surveyed reported difficulties recruiting skilled labour, with 33 per […]

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European Parliament Approves Trade Agreement with Canada

    European Parliament Approves Trade Agreement with Canada

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday. The landmark trade deal could apply provisionally from as early as April 2017.
“By adopting CETA, we chose openness and growth and high standards over protectionism and stagnation,” Parliament’s […]

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Record Level of Exports in 2016

    Record Level of Exports in 2016

Exports totalled more than €116 billion in 2016, the highest annual total on record, according to preliminary figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday. This is an increase of €4.5 billion (4%) over 2015. Imports in 2016 decreased by €507 million (1%) to €69.60 billion compared with 2015 while the preliminary trade surplus for […]

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Limerick Company Sign €1.1 Million Deal to Distribute Medical Devices in Oman

    Limerick Company Sign €1.1 Million Deal to Distribute Medical Devices in Oman

A delegation of 20 Irish companies, led by Enterprise Ireland and Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, participated in the 2017 edition of Arab Health, which took place at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre from January 30 to February 2.
One participating company, Fleming Medical, signed a distribution agreement with Muscat Pharmacy […]

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Traceability – How to Have Your Cake and Eat It

    Traceability – How to Have Your Cake and Eat It

“Implementing a traceability system is not an expense. The benefits of traceability should outweigh the cost of implementation,” according to Denis O’Brien, Director of Standards and Solutions at GS1 Ireland.
GS1 global standards are the most widely used supply chain standards in the world. Over 2 million organisations across the globe currently use GS1 Standards to […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2017 Sets New Records

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2017 Sets New Records

The largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland took place at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday, January 31st, as approximately 2,500 people from all over the country attended this annual event.
Visitor numbers exceeded the previous year’s record breaking conference […]

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January Sees 18-Month High for Manufacturing Output Growth

    January Sees 18-Month High for Manufacturing Output Growth

The Irish manufacturing sector remained in growth territory during the opening month of 2017, with both output and new orders increasing at sharper rates, according to the seasonally adjusted Investec Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – an indicator designed to provide a single-figure measure of the health of the manufacturing industry, released on Wednesday.
The survey showed that […]

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Synecco to Exhibit at Dublin Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

    Synecco to Exhibit at Dublin Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference

Synecco, a global supplier of contract manufacture and design solutions for the medical device market, will be exhibiting in Dublin at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition held on January 31st 2017.
Founded in 2004, Synecco offer a broad range of services to suit client’s needs including: design and engineering, component manufacture and […]

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Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

    Contax to Exhibit Robots at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

Contax Production Automation Ltd. will be showing showing a Yamaha orbital scara robot, the fastest, most robust and accurate of its kind on the market, capable of transferring payloads up to 5KG with an accuracy of 0.01mm, at the the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition on January 31st. The use of a […]

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Industrial Production increased by 17.1% in November 2016

    Industrial Production increased by 17.1% in November 2016

Production for Manufacturing Industries rose 17.1 percent in November 2016 compared with the previous month, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Friday. On an annual basis production for November 2016 increased by 14.8% when compared with November 2015. The seasonally adjusted volume of industrial production for Manufacturing Industries for the three […]

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Manufacturing Production Accelerates at Fastest Rate in 17 Months

    Manufacturing Production Accelerates at Fastest Rate in 17 Months

The Irish manufacturing sector showed further signs of recovery following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, with business conditions strengthening to the greatest extent in almost a year-and-a-half during December, according to a report on released by Investec and IHS Markit on Tuesday. The improvement was supported by faster growth in output, new orders […]

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Breege O’Donoghue Appointed Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

    Breege O’Donoghue Appointed Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Breege O’Donoghue was appointed as the new Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said on Friday.
Breege O’Donoghue is currently a non-executive director of C&C and of Shaws and Sons Ltd. and has worked in the fashion and retail sector with Primark for […]

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Factory Gate Prices Rose 0.9% in November

    Factory Gate Prices Rose 0.9% in November

Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.9% in November 2016, according to data released by the CSO on Thursday. This compares to an increase of 2.9% for November of last year. The annual percentage change showed a decrease of 0.3% in November 2016, compared with an increase of 1.6% in the year to October 2016.
Price […]

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Social Media Use by Irish Enterprises Second-Highest in the EU

    Social Media Use by Irish Enterprises Second-Highest in the EU

Ireland were recorded as the second-highest users of social media by enterprises in 2016, according to a report released by the CSO on Tuesday. 67% of Irish enterprises employing 10 or more people used some type of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube compared with an EU-28 average of 45%. The use of […]

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Northern Ireland Export Orders Rise at Record Rate

    Northern Ireland Export Orders Rise at Record Rate

A record rise in new export orders was signaled as companies benefited from Sterling weakness in November, according to data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI. The data also showed that the rate of input cost inflation quickened again and companies raised their output prices sharply. Overall the report indicated that the rate of […]

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Voxpro Expansion to Create 400 New Jobs in Dublin

    Voxpro Expansion to Create 400 New Jobs in Dublin

Cork-based multilingual customer experience and technical support providers Voxpro, announced on Tuesday, November 30, that it intended to create 400 new jobs, alongside the launch of a new Dublin office located in the Silicon Docks.
Voxpro currently operates centres in Cork, Dublin, California and Georgia, USA. The company delivers customer support to customers in over 32 countries […]

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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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English Food Producer Buys Dunbia Ballymena

    English Food Producer Buys Dunbia Ballymena

English food producer Cranswick announced on Wednesday, November 16, that it has acquired the whole of the issued share capital of Northern Irish pork processing company Dunbia Ballymena, which employs about 360 people.
The acquisition establishes a significant presence for Cranswick in Northern Ireland. Cranswick issued a press release stating that Jack Dobson, Executive Director of Dunbia […]

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Aer Lingus to Open Dublin-Miami Route

    Aer Lingus to Open Dublin-Miami Route

Aer Lingus have announced that the airline will offer direct flights from Dublin to Miami, Florida, from 1 September 2017, as well as increasing the number of flights to other US cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando.
The Irish airline also intends on opening Summer routes to Split, Croatia, and Porto, Portugal. Charlie Taylor reports […]

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Enterprise Ireland Considers the Effects of Brexit

According to the head of Enterprise Ireland, no matter what the result of the Brexit vote is, the company still plans to work with Irish exporters.

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B&Q partners form ‘One Team’ for Fresh challenge

The logistics partners of B&Q have formed the first ever cross-company team to enter The Fresh Connection supply chain training contest.
XPO Logistics, Wincanton and BRS have joined forces to take part in the UK & Ireland competition, run by SCALA Consulting, and help develop B&Q’s ‘One Logistics Team’ operational ethos.
Kingfisher Group made the ‘One Logistics […]

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Promise Fulfilled at The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016

Just over 2,000 people from all over Ireland visited the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, and participated in arguably the largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland.
Visitors who braved the inclement weather were rewarded with a conference and exhibition that […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel, Dublin – Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Featuring over 150 keynote speakers, a wide variety of free workshops as well as 150 exhibitors, displaying the latest processing and supply chain technology available to Irish industry, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition takes place on Tuesday, January 26th, at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin.
2,000 people are expected to visit the event, […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 to Set New Records

With 2,000 people expected to visit The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition being held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, the event will mark the largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland.
Now in its third year and firmly established as an All-Ireland ‘must-attend’ annual event, the […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 Breaks New Ground

The National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition being held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Tuesday, January 26th, 2016, continues to set new records and has been further expanded to meet growing interest and demand from Irish businesses within the manufacturing and supply chain sector.
Designed with the objective of connecting key stakeholders across […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 – Tuesday, January 26th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 – Tuesday, January 26th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

In line with its newfound status as an All-Ireland ‘must-attend’ annual event, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition has switched to a larger and more conveniently placed venue, moving from the Aviva Stadium to the Citywest Hotel, Ireland’s premier conference venue. The one-day event is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates from […]

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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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Milestone Year for Oakland International as New MD Announced

    Milestone Year for Oakland International as New MD Announced

In what will be a milestone year for the UK and Ireland supply chain specialists Oakland International, it has now been confirmed that Barry Davies is the company’s new Managing Director.
 
Previously Managing Director of Logistics for A. F. Blakemore & Son, leading and implementing many achievements within his eight year tenure as the business doubled […]

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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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