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  • HBAN Scoops Major European Business Angel Network Award HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTradeIreland, was crowned Globally Networked Organisation 2018 at the recent EBAN (European Business Angel Network) Awards Ceremony held in Sofia, Bulgaria. HBAN was awarded the prominent European accolade in recognition of the significant [...]...
  • Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed the signing of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the largest trade deal negotiated yet by the European Union. While sales of Irish whiskey remain relatively low, Japan is currently the largest market in Asia for Irish whiskey and last year Irish whiskey sales in Japan recorded a 15.7% growth to [...]...
  • BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick BD, a leading global medical technology company, is to create 85 new jobs for the Limerick region. The announcement was made as Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection Pat Breen TD, officially opened BD’s Research Centre Ireland (RCI) in Limerick’s National Technology Park. The €21 million investment in BD’s [...]...
  • National Project Awards 2018 Open For Entries Entries for the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) National Project Awards, sponsored by PwC, are open. Over 120 applicants entered the awards last year, which celebrate the country’s leading project managers and teams and their forward-thinking projects. This year the Awards recognise the importance of community-led non-profit projects with the introduction of a new [...]...
  • McAleer & Rushe Transforming Edinburgh’s Old Town The new UK Government hub planned for New Waverley in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, which is being constructed by Northern Ireland-based design and build company McAleer & Rushe, has reached a significant milestone with the official ‘Topping Out’ of the office scheme. The project which is transforming a UNESCO Heritage site, in one [...]...

The Interconnected Era – Shaping Your Digital Transformation Strategy

  The Interconnected Era – Shaping Your Digital Transformation Strategy

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, will host an event at 14:00 on Thursday, 28th June in Quay 14, Ormond Quay Lower, Dublin 1 to advise  Irish companies on how to digitally transform their business to remain competitive.
Digital is disrupting the business world and driving increased need for collaboration. Businesses, partners and end users are becoming more reliant on one […]

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New Atlantic MedTech Cluster Launched

  New Atlantic MedTech Cluster Launched

Eight indigenous MedTech specialist companies have formed an innovative business cluster to promote Ireland as a global centre of excellence for the industry. The Atlantic MedTech Cluster is one of the first collaborative groups set up under Enterprise Ireland’s Clustering Programme. The cluster has been launched in Sligo by Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, […]

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Kildare Agri-business Wins National Enterprise Award For 2018

  Kildare Agri-business Wins National Enterprise Award For 2018

Terra Liquid Minerals in Kildare, an agri-business set up by two brothers in 2012, has won the overall title at the 2018 National Enterprise Awards in a competition organised by the Local Enterprise Offices. Backed by Local Enterprise Office Kildare, Tom (pictured right) and Padraig Hennessy (pictured left) have developed an automated mineral dosing system for […]

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The KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards 2018 Launched

  The KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards 2018 Launched

The KPMG Irish Independent Property Industry Excellence Awards 2018, which serve as a beacon for excellence in the Irish property sector, are open for entries. Award winners set the benchmark for professionalism and showcase the best that industry stakeholders have to offer.
The Irish property industry is going from strength to strength, and if you believe […]

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Europe Needs Digital Single Market to Boost its Digital Performance

  Europe Needs Digital Single Market to Boost its Digital Performance

The European Commission has published the results of the 2018 Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a tool which monitors the performance of Member States in digital connectivity, digital skills online activity, the digitisation of businesses and digital public services. According to it, the EU is getting more digital, but progress remains insufficient for Europe to […]

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PM Group Becomes 200th Supporter of 30% Club Ireland

  PM Group Becomes 200th Supporter of 30% Club Ireland

The 30% Club Ireland has announced that PM Group has signed up as its 200th supporter. The 30% Club is a voluntary movement of international companies which are committed to better gender balance at all levels of business. Comprising of CEOs and Chairs, the Group aims to achieve 30% female representation in senior management by 2020 […]

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RWL Expands Education Offering in Dublin

  RWL Expands Education Offering in Dublin

Representing leading manufacturers in the data, security and telecoms market in Ireland, RWL, has entered an agreement to allow delivery of the renowned technical education programs from The Global Digital Infrastructure Education Framework at their headquarters in Dublin.
The agreement predominantly focuses on the popular Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCIâ) program that has been delivered at […]

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ESB and Bord na Móna Reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

  ESB and Bord na Móna Reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

ESB and Bord na Móna have announce that financial close has been reached on the €160 million Oweninny project in North County Mayo. The project will be financed with long-term debt from a consortium of banks including the European Investment Bank (EIB), who are providing 50 per cent of the funding, as well as MUFG Bank, […]

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Waterford Greenway Set to Become Culinary Capital of the South East

  Waterford Greenway Set to Become Culinary Capital of the South East

Fáilte Ireland has unveiled plans to make the Waterford Greenway a top culinary destination with the potential to attract more overseas visitors and drive significant growth in the area. The new ‘Savour the Greenway’ programme seeks to leverage the growing tourism trend for seeking out locally sourced food and culture in order to maximise the […]

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SEAI Encourages Researchers to Avail of New €500,000 Government Fund

  SEAI Encourages Researchers to Avail of New €500,000 Government Fund

Funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a fund of €500,000 to support cutting-edge Irish energy research, development and demonstration projects. The aim of the call is to support regions and local communities move towards a decarbonized energy system by 2030.
Companies, research organisations […]

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UCD Spin-out Secures €2.5 Million in Horizon 2020 SME Funding

  UCD Spin-out Secures €2.5 Million in Horizon 2020 SME Funding

ATXA Therapeutics Ltd, a University College Dublin (UCD) life sciences spin-out, which is developing novel therapeutic drugs to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), and other related cardiovascular conditions, has secured €2.5 million in funding under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Programme Phase 2.

The company is one of just three Irish companies to secure funding […]

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Fusion Antibodies Doubling Workforce as it Targets Global Business

  Fusion Antibodies Doubling Workforce as it Targets Global Business

Belfast-based Clinical Research firm, Fusion Antibodies has announced plans to create 28 new jobs. This recruitment drive, supported by Invest Northern Ireland, will help Fusion deliver its services to its growing international customer base.
The company’s antibody engineering technology assists in the development of novel biological molecules that are used as innovative drugs for human diseases including cancer, […]

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Veolia Imagines Ireland 2050

  Veolia Imagines Ireland 2050

Veolia Ireland, experts in water, waste and energy resource management, is challenging Irish manufacturing to assess and incorporate global trends in all future planning. It comes as the company, headquartered in Glasnevin, Dublin, published its study, Imagine 2050: the future of water, waste and energy.
The paper was developed with academics and futurists to identify concisely the […]

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TechConnect Live 2018 Opens This Wednesday – May 30th – at RDS, Dublin

  TechConnect Live 2018 Opens This Wednesday – May 30th – at RDS, Dublin

Time is running out to register to attend TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, which will be held at the RDS, Dublin, on Wednesday, 30th of May 2018. TechConnect Live provides a unique forum for technology companies, start-ups, investors and the largest Irish and global end users of technology and services in order to facilitate […]

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New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018

  New Technologies to Make Irish Debut at Manufacturing Solutions 2018

The Mid West’s thriving aerospace and aviation industry will feature strongly at Manufacturing Solutions 2018, Ireland’s manufacturing supply chain conference and trade show, hosted by the GTMA* and Limerick Institute of Technology. Guest speakers from Boeing, Shannon IASC and Enterprise Ireland will discuss this growth industry which already employs over 1,600 people in more than […]

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Productivity in Ireland

  Productivity in Ireland

A new publication, Productivity in Ireland 2016, has been published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). This publication presents a comprehensive picture of productivity and economic growth in the Irish economy for the Domestic and Other Sector, and the Foreign-dominated sector in the economy since 2000.
Productivity measures the efficiency with which an economy transforms inputs […]

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Foods Connected to Create 20 jobs in the North West in Major Investment

  Foods Connected to Create 20 jobs in the North West in Major Investment

Foods Connected is making a £1.7 million investment and creating 20 new jobs to help it increase its export sales and keep up with the growing demand for its services. The Londonderry-based software firm provides a range of cloud-based software tools to help companies in the food industry manage processes and information across Supplier Approval, Quality […]

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Kells Tech Hub Can Play a Major Role in Regional Enterprise Development

  Kells Tech Hub Can Play a Major Role in Regional Enterprise Development

Following 24 months of research, planning and development, the new Kells Tech Hub has been officially launched. The Kells Tech Hub is a world class regional enterprise development facility that will, through collaboration, clustering and creative thinking, help to support, promote and develop a culture of entrepreneurship in Kells, throughout Meath and across the wider […]

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Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

  Three Early-Stage Start-ups Spin-in to NovaUCD

Three early-stage start-ups have become the latest companies to spin-in to NovaUCD and join the community of entrepreneurs at University College Dublin’s (UCD) Centre for New Ventures and Entrepreneurs. Over 25 companies, employing some 200 people, are currently located at NovaUCD.
The three companies, EPIC Conjoint, This is Seaweed and Travacoin, have located to NovaUCD in […]

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Irish Exporters Association Launches 18th Export Industry Awards

  Irish Exporters Association Launches 18th Export Industry Awards

The Irish Exporters Association, in partnership with platinum sponsors KPMG and Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, has announced that the 18th Export Industry Awards are now open for applications and launched the Alumni Programme for 2018. Companies can now submit their online application at http://www.irishexporters.ie/export-industry-awards/ to compete across 11 export industry related categories and be in with […]

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Tourism Industry Very Upbeat on Prospects for 2018 Despite Wet and Cold Start to Year

  Tourism Industry Very Upbeat on Prospects for 2018 Despite Wet and Cold Start to Year

A difficult start to the year – due to weather conditions – somewhat dampened tourism sentiment for many sectors but most businesses report a positive outlook for the remainder of the year. This was one of the findings from the latest Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer, a survey of more than 500 tourism businesses around the country. […]

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Skillnet Ireland – Without Upskilling, Businesses in Ireland Could Lose Competitive Advantage

  Skillnet Ireland – Without Upskilling, Businesses in Ireland Could Lose Competitive Advantage

Skillnet Ireland (formerly Skillnets), the national agency for workforce development, has been launched at an event in Co Clare to promote upskilling within enterprise. Its mission is to facilitate increased participation in enterprise training and workforce learning in Ireland. Skillnet Ireland brings together 67 Skillnet Enterprise Learning Networks across the country under one unified brand […]

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Innovation Centre Drives Decade of Growth at Willowbrook Foods

  Innovation Centre Drives Decade of Growth at Willowbrook Foods

Ireland’s largest bagged salad producer and specialist in prepared vegetables, Willowbrook Foods, has marked the tenth anniversary of its Innovation Centre in County Down, describing it as instrumental in helping the business grow by on average 18% year on year over the past decade. The centre, at Willowbrook’s Killinchy headquarters, was designed in 2008 to be […]

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Optimal Offices Could Unlock €3.4 Billion For Irish Economy

  Optimal Offices Could Unlock €3.4 Billion For Irish Economy

Ireland could unlock €3.4 billion in untapped GDP if organisations were to optimise their workplaces, according to a new study by Ricoh and Oxford Economics. The research, entitled The Economy of People, found that Ireland could achieve a 1.0% increase in GDP by providing more up-to-date technologies, embracing ethical business practices and enhancing office workspaces.
The […]

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Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection Recognised at International Excellence Awards

  Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection Recognised at International Excellence Awards

Dunnes Stores’ Simply Better Collection will be presented with five prestigious accolades at the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA’s) 2018 International Salute To Excellence Awards, taking place later this month in Amsterdam. This is the third year in a row that the Dunnes Stores Simply Better Collection has been recognised for excellence at the PLMAs, last year […]

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Paradyn Wins €3 Million in IT Deals With Local Authorities

  Paradyn Wins €3 Million in IT Deals With Local Authorities

Paradyn, Ireland’s only end-to-end IT and communications service provider, has won €3 million in new IT and communications contracts with Ireland’s local authorities in the past 12 months. Following competitive tendering processes, the company design, implement and manage a number of technical solutions for local authorities.
The company now provides managed services to 25 of the […]

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Arkphire – The Mobile Device Management Solutions Specialist – to Sponsor TechConnect Live

  Arkphire – The Mobile Device Management Solutions Specialist – to Sponsor TechConnect Live

Arkphire, one of the fastest growing IT procurement companies in Europe, is sponsoring the Mobile Tech Summit, which is being held on 30th May 2018 at the RDS in Dublin. Part of the annual TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, the Arkphire Mobile Tech Summit, in association with Apple and Cisco, will showcase the mobile […]

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Gluten Free Baker Wins Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018

  Gluten Free Baker Wins Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018

Rachel McPartlin (pictured) has won the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018, organised by Foróige, the leading youth development organisation in Ireland. Rachel took the title with her business Rachel’s Heavenly Homemades, which is a Gluten Free Bakery at affordable prices. Rachel established the business as most of her family are Coeliacs, and because being Coeliac […]

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First of Dublin Visitor Attractions Accredited For Excellence in Customer Service

  First of Dublin Visitor Attractions Accredited For Excellence in Customer Service

Seasons at the Guinness Storehouse and Dalkey Castle have become the first Visitor Attraction Centres in Dublin to complete the Fáilte Ireland’s Accredited Services Excellence Programme. The Programme is aimed at helping tourism businesses reach the highest standards in customer care, which can result in major benefits such as business growth, additional repeat business, increased visitor spend […]

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Newry Software Business Creating 14 New Jobs to Support Growth in the US

  Newry Software Business Creating 14 New Jobs to Support Growth in the US

Fieldmotion is expanding its workforce in Newry as part of an investment targeting additional US sales. The company is benefiting from Invest Northern Ireland assistance to recruit 14 new jobs, almost half of which are already in place. Fieldmotion has a growing network of UK and US based partners licensing its workflow and field management software, […]

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