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  • Huckletree Announces European FinTech Hub in Dublin 4 Huckletree, the pan-European co-working space operator and accelerator, has announced it will open Ireland’s first fintech co-working hub in Dublin, establishing a European Fintech Hub similar to Barclays RISE, Level39 London and Lhoft Luxembourg. Located in The Oval, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, the ambition for the fully equipped 23,500 sq ft space is to be a leading [...]...
  • Rye River Brewing Company Crowned the World’s Most Decorated Independent Craft Brewery Irish craft beer brewery, Rye River Brewing Company, has been crowned the world’s most decorated independent craft brewery at the World Beer Awards 2019. Rye River Brewing Company has achieved critical acclaim on the world stage, winning an unprecedented 21 World Beer Awards in 2019, officially making it the “World’s most decorated independent craft brewery”. The Celbridge-based brewery [...]...
  • Health Plan Technology Company Chooses Northern Ireland For New Software Engineering Centre American company HighRoads has announced that it is establishing a product development Centre of Excellence in Belfast to support its rapid growth, and the company plans to recruit at least 20 professionals over the next three years. This team will bring together experts in engineering, product management, and engineering operations to support the creation and expansion [...]...
  • InvoiceFair to Co-Host Seminar on Working Capital Funding For SME Growth in Shannon InvoiceFair, which provides SMEs with alternative working capital funding options through its marketplace platform, is co-hosting a finance seminar for SMEs in Shannon, County Clare. The seminar, co-hosted with Shannon Chamber and Grant Thornton, is designed for companies that need to fund purchase orders, contracts, statement of works, or for companies that need to be [...]...
  • 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 [...]...

Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

  Maynooth University Receives €25 Million Capital Grant From Government For New ‘Technology Society and Innovation Project’

Maynooth University has welcomed a capital grant of €25 million from Government for a major new building project to support the University’s rapidly growing student population. The €25 million contribution from the Higher Education Strategic Infrastructure Fund (HESIF) along with €32 million in university and EIB funds will deliver a landmark €57 million campus project.
The […]

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Envisage Cloud Targets €1 Million in New Revenue From UK Launch of Retail Software Solution

  Envisage Cloud Targets €1 Million in New Revenue From UK Launch of Retail Software Solution

Envisage Cloud, Ireland’s largest Sage systems integrator and software developer, is launching its ‘Connections’ solution in the UK market. Envisage Cloud expects to generate €1 million in new revenue from the retail software solution.
Connections helps retailers to manage their back office tasks in a fast and efficient way. The solution is already available in Ireland […]

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Lions Den Finalists Announced For National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

  Lions Den Finalists Announced For National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition – Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

Four start-ups have been chosen to enter the ‘Lions Den’ at the National Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition being held on Thursday, September 5th, 2019 at the Citywest Hotel & Convention Centre in Dublin, which is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from across Ireland. The four Finalists are:
* Fiid
* Gogo Roos/Humble Acre
* […]

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Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

  Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

Celtic Anglian Water (CAW), the water solutions company which provide treatment services across Ireland, has signalled ambitious growth plans with the announcement of a raft of new appointments and promotions. With four new starts and three promotions, the Irish design, construction, and operations company which operates on sites across Ireland including in counties Dublin, Sligo […]

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Jacobs Announces 200 New Jobs in Ireland

  Jacobs Announces 200 New Jobs in Ireland

Jacobs announced 200 new jobs for Ireland over the coming two years, as it unveiled a €4.5 million investment in its office in Cork. The company, which provides end-to-end solutions for infrastructure, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semi-conductor, data centres and manufacturing clients, plans to fill the positions in Dublin, Cork and Belfast.
The new roles will be professional […]

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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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Only 16% of Coastal Areas and Waterways Are Clean

  Only 16% of Coastal Areas and Waterways Are Clean

While the majority of Irish towns are clean, our beaches and waterways are not, according to the latest litter survey by business group Irish Business Against Litter (IBAL). A study of 42 areas across the country revealed that only 1 in 6 were deemed ‘clean’, while 14% were classed as ‘littered’ or ‘heavily littered’.
Beaches, harbours, […]

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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 18% rise in trading profit to €230.4 million (pre-currency up 17%) for the six-month period ended 30 June 2019. Group trading margin at 10.3% advanced […]

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Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

  Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco

Pinkfinch, a County Down-based fruit snacks supplier, has secured a major contract with Tesco Ireland, which will see an estimated 100,000 bags sold annually. From launching his business in his parent’s spare bedroom five years ago,  Pinkfinch founder Michael Heaslip (pictured) has grown his innovative product line across Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the Middle East,  with […]

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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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ASAI Issues New Guidelines For Advertising Mobile Phone and Broadband Services

  ASAI Issues New Guidelines For Advertising Mobile Phone and Broadband Services

The Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland (ASAI), the independent self-regulatory body committed to promoting the highest standards of marketing communications in Ireland, has introduced new guidelines relating to the advertising of mobile phone and broadband services. The guidelines will complement the existing ASAI Code in ensuring that certain marketing terms used by telecommunications operators convey […]

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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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Brand New Campaign Showcasing Ireland’s Food and Drink Starts

  Brand New Campaign Showcasing Ireland’s Food and Drink Starts

Fáilte Ireland’s Taste the Island campaign has gone live with a brand-new TV ad encouraging domestic holidaymakers to take a short break in Ireland to enjoy some of the 700+ food and drink related experiences on offer across this September, October and November.
Taste the Island is a 12-week celebration of Ireland’s seasonal ingredients, adventurous tastes […]

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Enet Expands its Data Centre Connectivity Portfolio Across Dublin

  Enet Expands its Data Centre Connectivity Portfolio Across Dublin

Enet, Ireland’s largest wholesale, open-access network provider, has added six more data centres across Dublin to its national network. The additional data centres allow it to offer more options when it comes to dark fibre and managed bandwidth to its customers, and will result in increased connectivity for consumers.
Enet is now connected to 25 data […]

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ACCA and Bank of Ireland Issue Warning Amid Foreign Currency Fluctuations

  ACCA and Bank of Ireland Issue Warning Amid Foreign Currency Fluctuations

Many Irish companies that deal in foreign currency are exposing their businesses to significant and unnecessary profitability risks due to a lack of consideration of appropriate hedging within their organisations. That’s the message from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Bank of Ireland who have launched a new programme to support businesses in […]

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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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Plans For Revamping Disused Buildings, a New Town Square, and a Cultural Corridor Announced

  Plans For Revamping Disused Buildings, a New Town Square, and a Cultural Corridor Announced

Re-purposing disused buildings, a revamped town square and a new cultural corridor are just three of the six projects which form part of a community-led architecture and design programme, ‘Reimagine…’, announced by the Irish Architecture Foundation. Reimagine… brings together local communities, architects, designers and planners to develop projects which will enhance the local built environment of […]

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Fulfil Announces The Hershey Company as Minority Investor

  Fulfil Announces The Hershey Company as Minority Investor

Fulfil Holdings Ltd, the owner of the snacking brand FULFIL, has announced that The Hershey Company, the US-based food group, has made a minority investment to further propel its phenomenal growth and disruption of the snacking market across Europe and Australia since its launch in 2016. FULFIL, headquartered in Dublin, Ireland has rapidly grown since its […]

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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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Opus Fund Services to Expand Irish Operations

  Opus Fund Services to Expand Irish Operations

Opus Fund Services, an award winning independent, privately owned global fund administrator headquartered in Bermuda, plans to open a second office in Ireland, locating in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, with the creation of 100 jobs over five years. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Founded in 2006, Opus Fund Services announced the […]

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CCPC Asked to Undertake a Study of the Public Liability Insurance Market

  CCPC Asked to Undertake a Study of the Public Liability Insurance Market

The Government has requested the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) to undertake a study into the public liability insurance market. Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD made the request using her powers under section 10(4) of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act 2014.
In her request, Minister Humphreys asked that the study should […]

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Major Cash Prize For Sportstech Start-ups Competing to be Crowned ‘The Front Runner’

  Major Cash Prize For Sportstech Start-ups Competing to be Crowned ‘The Front Runner’

Start-ups in the sportstech industry are being targeted in an innovative new competition entitled ‘The Front Runner’, aimed at showcasing this country’s talent in the sector. Enterprise Ireland is putting forward a cash prize of ten thousand euro to help take these businesses to the next level.
The contest is the latest element of the One-Zero […]

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Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

  Legal Protection For Irish Whiskey in South Africa

The Irish Whiskey Association (IWA) has successfully registered Irish whiskey as a certification mark in South Africa, the seventh largest market for Irish whiskey in terms of volume. This registration provides legal protection for Irish whiskey in South Africa for the first time and follows a successful trademark registration for Irish whiskey in Australia in […]

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Diaceutics Appoints New Head of Global Data

  Diaceutics Appoints New Head of Global Data

Diaceutics, a provider of data analytics and implementation services to the global pharmaceutical industry, has appointed Derek Hosty as Head of Global Data with immediate effect. Derek will lead Diaceutics’ data team as it helps more patients across the world access precision medicine drugs by driving better diagnostic testing through unique data insights.
Diaceutics, which has a base […]

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Irish Businesses at Risk as 350,000 Office Workers Use Unsecure Devices For Remote Working

  Irish Businesses at Risk as 350,000 Office Workers Use Unsecure Devices For Remote Working

Datapac, a leading technology solutions and services provider, and Sophos, a global leader in network and endpoint security, have announced the results of a joint survey on security concerns associated with remote working and increased mobility. The survey found that more than one-quarter (27%) of Irish office workers – approximately 350,0001 people – use an unencrypted mobile device to access […]

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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 jobs. The hub is part of the company’s expansion plan that aims to significantly increase its sales by developing its presence in the UK, Europe, […]

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Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

  Dublin Airport Wins International Award For Digital Transformation

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced that daa has won a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the recent Esri International User Conference in San Diego. daa was chosen ahead of 300,000 eligible candidates from across the world for its deployment of Esri’s mapping technology across Dublin Airport […]

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The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

  The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – September 5th, 2019

The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2019 – Ireland’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing, retail, food service and hospitality sectors – is being held at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. The event will highlight the key trends and challenges facing the industry, […]

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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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New Government Initiative to Help Customs Capacity Post-Brexit

  New Government Initiative to Help Customs Capacity Post-Brexit

The Irish Government, in association with key industry partners, has launched a new support measure to help customs agents, intermediaries and affected Irish businesses develop the capacity to deal with the additional customs requirements due to the UK’s departure from the EU, notably under No Deal. The number of customs declarations required is estimated to […]

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