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Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

    Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

The rapid growth in sustainable finance will require major changes to the make-up of third-level business and finance degree courses and professional finance qualifications, to embed the required skills to

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€40 Million EIB Backing For An Post Transformation

    €40 Million EIB Backing For An Post Transformation

A new €40 million, 10-year European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to An Post has been formally announced in Dublin. More than €82 million of new investment by An Post over

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Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

    Europe’s Circular Economy Still in its Infancy

Circular material use can minimise waste and resource extraction, improve resource efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and contribute to conserving biodiversity. However, according to a newly published European Environment Agency

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ESB to Roll Out Pilot Projects With Five International Start-ups as Part of Global Energy Programme

    ESB to Roll Out Pilot Projects With Five International Start-ups as Part of Global Energy Programme

ESB is to trial pilot projects with five international energy start-ups, cementing its commitment to delivering value-driven solutions for a low-carbon world. The start-ups – ev.energy (UK), Solandeo (Germany), Akselos

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EirGrid Group Launches Five-year Strategy to Transform Irish Electricity System

    EirGrid Group Launches Five-year Strategy to Transform Irish Electricity System

EirGrid Group has launched a new five-year strategy aimed at transforming the electricity system on the island of Ireland for future generations. The strategy will ensure that renewable energy accounts

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Aurivo Invests to Create Most Sustainable Liquid Milk Facility at its Killygordon Site

    Aurivo Invests to Create Most Sustainable Liquid Milk Facility at its Killygordon Site

Aurivo, which is one of Ireland’s leading dairy and agribusinesses, has completed a significant investment in its milk processing facility at Killygordon in County Donegal. The €6 million investment, which

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Novi Helps Mater Hospital to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Cloud Solution

    Novi Helps Mater Hospital to Reduce Carbon Footprint With Cloud Solution

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has implemented a flexible cloud solution for the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin to enable the secure management of the hospital’s

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Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

    Gas Networks Ireland Grants €120,000 to Fund Natural Gas Vehicles

As part of the second round of its Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Fund, Gas Networks Ireland has awarded six transport companies €20,000 each towards the purchase of a Natural Gas

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The Green Academy – Leave Only Footprints

    The Green Academy – Leave Only Footprints

TDM Consultancy Services can assist with linking technology and the environment using a revolutionary new platform, with the assistance of London South Bank University. The proprietor, Tina Irving, has a

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Record Performance by Kingspan Group

    Record Performance by Kingspan Group

Kingspan Group, the County Cavan-based global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 12% increase in revenue to €2.2 billion (pre-currency up 11%) and an

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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

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Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

    Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

Dublin City Council continues to lead by example in energy management with the awarding of a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. The contract will

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3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

    3D Printing Competition Launched to ‘Shape the Future’ For a Sustainable World

I-Form, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Manufacturing, and science engagement specialists Gallomanor have launched a nationwide competition to turn an idea for sustainability into 3D-printed reality. The ‘Shape the

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Dawn Meats Reports Significant Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

    Dawn Meats Reports Significant Progress Towards 2025 Sustainability Goals

Dawn Meats, one of Europe’s leading meat processors, has cut its CO2 emissions by 33% just four years into a ten-year strategy to reduce the company’s environmental impact. Publishing its

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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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ABP Food Group Wins World’s Best Fillet Steak

    ABP Food Group Wins World’s Best Fillet Steak

ABP Food Group, the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK, was the winner of the World’s Best Fillet Steak at the recent World Steak Challenge 2019, which took

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Potato Partnership Powers Success

    Potato Partnership Powers Success

Teagasc and IPM Potato Group (IPM) have been collaborating since the early 1970s when they first formed a partnership to breed new varieties of potatoes for the Irish and global

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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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Limerick Wins European Green City Award

    Limerick Wins European Green City Award

Limerick has won the title of European Green Leaf 2020 for smaller cities along with the Belgian city of Mechelen. The Finnish city of Lahti won the European Commission’s European

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ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

    ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

ESB Networks has announced the initial locations in 2019 to benefit from the upgrade of Ireland’s electricity meters to modern smart ready technology. The next generation electricity meters are a

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Lynk Increases its Number of Hybrid Electric Taxis to 250 Vehicles

    Lynk Increases its Number of Hybrid Electric Taxis to 250 Vehicles

Lynk, Dublin’s taxi booking app, has increased its fleet of hybrid electric vehicles to 250, as it continues to reduce its carbon emission levels. Lynk now possesses one of the

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HEINEKEN Ireland Ahead on Sustainability Targets

    HEINEKEN Ireland Ahead on Sustainability Targets

HEINEKEN Ireland has published its 2018 Sustainability Report which saw the brewer achieve a 58% reduction in CO2 production since 2008, far exceeding its own 20% target. This achievement underscores

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Climate Action Plan Launched

    Climate Action Plan Launched

The Government has published the Climate Action Plan, designed to give Irish people a cleaner, safer and more sustainable future. The far-reaching plan sets out over 180 actions, together with hundreds

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Huhtamaki Opens a Paper Straw Manufacturing Facility in Northern Ireland

    Huhtamaki Opens a Paper Straw Manufacturing Facility in Northern Ireland

Huhtamaki, a global specialist in packaging for food and drink, has opened a new, state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility in Northern

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Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

    Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has announced a new partnership with ApisProtect, an Irish agritech innovator, which

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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

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Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant

    Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant

ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has

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Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

    Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

Ecocem Ireland Ltd, Ireland’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement, has appointed Annemarie Harte (pictured) as Managing Director of

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Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

    Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges

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AMI Returns €2.5 Million to Clients From IT Recycling Services

    AMI Returns €2.5 Million to Clients From IT Recycling Services

AMI, Ireland’s leading secure IT recycling company, has announced that its clients received €2.5 million from the resale of their

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Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic

    Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic

Plastics Action Alliance, the recently formed group that comprises of 11 leading agricultural processing and food businesses in Ireland, has

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SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

    SEAI Leads €2.6 Million European Project to Unlock Potential of Ocean Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is leading a new pan-European project, Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN), which aims

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Grants For SMEs to Save Up to 60% on Lighting Energy Costs

    Grants For SMEs to Save Up to 60% on Lighting Energy Costs

The Government has announced €2 million funding for small and medium-sized businesses to invest in energy efficient lighting. The grant,

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Energia Group Announces €50 Million Bioenergy Agreement With Panda

    Energia Group Announces €50 Million Bioenergy Agreement With Panda

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has announced a commercial agreement to process 70,000 tonnes

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Marketing Campaign Worth €1.2 Million Unveiled by Guaranteed Irish

    Marketing Campaign Worth €1.2 Million Unveiled by Guaranteed Irish

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 600+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland, has unveiled a new marketing

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Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected

    Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected

Sales of waste handling and processing equipment are conservatively expected to increase by 5% to 10% annually in unit terms

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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%

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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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National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

The fifth National Construction Summit will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin.

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ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

    ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

ESB is engaged in bilateral discussions with Coillte which, if successful, would lead to the establishment of a new joint

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Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

    Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick start the offshore wind generation industry in the Republic of Ireland

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ABP Reaches the Top Two at the World’s Leading Circular Economy Awards

    ABP Reaches the Top Two at the World’s Leading Circular Economy Awards

Olleco, the Renewables Division of ABP Food Group, has beaten 40 other innovative organisations from across the globe to become

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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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Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

    Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

Lidl has completed the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its recently opened Nenagh store adding a further investment of

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CRU Proposals to Facilitate Greater Integration of Renewable Natural Gas

    CRU Proposals to Facilitate Greater Integration of Renewable Natural Gas

The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) is supporting the introduction of renewable natural gas to the Irish transmission network

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SEAI Report Highlights Urgent Need to Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels

    SEAI Report Highlights Urgent Need to Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has published their annual Energy in Ireland report. Energy in Ireland presents the

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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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ABP’s Olleco on Shortlist For Davos Sustainability Award

    ABP’s Olleco on Shortlist For Davos Sustainability Award

ABP Food Group’s renewable division, Olleco, has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Circular’ sustainability award for its development of a

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DIT Launches New MSc in Transport and Mobility

    DIT Launches New MSc in Transport and Mobility

Over 250 million journeys were taken by passengers on Irish public transport services in 2017, and with the population set to

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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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New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

    New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

Nine of Ireland’s leading agricultural processing and food businesses have come together to make the plastic packaging in their respective

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ABP Successful at Prestigious UK Industry Awards

    ABP Successful at Prestigious UK Industry Awards

The UK Division of ABP has been named Company of the Year at the 2018 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

    Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

‘Making Dairy Farming More Sustainable’  is the theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference which is taking place at

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EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

    EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU. These

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Winners of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

    Winners of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

Funded by the Government of Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of its Sustainable

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SSE Airtricity and Verde LED Light the Way to Energy Savings in New Partnership

    SSE Airtricity and Verde LED Light the Way to Energy Savings in New Partnership

SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s leading provider of 100% green energy, has announced a new exclusive partnership with Verde LED to provide

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Irish Company is France’s Number One in Rooftop Solar

    Irish Company is France’s Number One in Rooftop Solar

Amarenco, the independent renewable energy power company that develops, builds and operates renewable energy power plants, has been announced as the

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Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kingspan Group, a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes, has joined over 370

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