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  • 90 New Jobs at E + I Engineering in Donegal The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has announced 90 new jobs at E+I Engineering Ltd in Donegal. E+I Engineering Ltd is a global leader in the critical power distribution sector, manufacturing electrical switchgear, busduct systems and energy management software, for some of the most recognisable brands and technically advanced companies all over the world. Announcing the jobs boost, [...]...
  • €8 Million in Government Funding Awarded by SEAI to Innovative Energy Research Projects The Government has announced €8 million in funding to support 45 innovative energy projects in companies and research institutions across Ireland. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is responsible for awarding the funding to the 45 projects which aim to develop solutions that will help our homes, businesses and communities deliver a cleaner energy future. [...]...
  • McKeever Hotel Group Renovates Dunadry Hotel in Multi-million Pound Investment McKeever Hotel Group, one of Northern Ireland’s largest family hotel groups, is undertaking a multi-million pound investment designed to revitalise the Dunadry Hotel to a four star, luxury business and leisure venue. The acquisition of the Dunadry Hotel last year was the 5th property to be added to the McKeever Hotel Group portfolio which,  also purchased [...]...
  • Resilient Performance by Breedon Group Breedon Group, a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, has reported revenue of £378.4 million for the six months to 30 June 2018, up from £326.3 million in the corresponding period of 2017. Underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased by 17% to £42.0 million. However, excluding acquisitions, both revenue and [...]...
  • 250 New Jobs Announced by Alchemy in Major Investment in Northern Ireland Alchemy Technology Services has announced it is setting up a European Centre of Excellence in Londonderry. It will provide software implementation and technology consultancy to the UK and European insurance sector. The company will provide certified staff to System Integrators, Software Providers and insurance companies for the implementation of digital solutions across the insurance industry. To [...]...

DataStax Opens Office in Cork and Announces 30 New Jobs

  DataStax Opens Office in Cork and Announces 30 New Jobs

DataStax, powering the Right-Now Enterprise with the always-on, distributed cloud database built on Apache Cassandra™, has announced the opening of a new office in Cork, and expects to create 30 jobs over the next 3 years with 10 of the roles being filled immediately in Finance and IT.
In this data-driven world, DataStax provides the data […]

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Economy Growing at Robust Pace But Risk of Overheating

  Economy Growing at Robust Pace But Risk of Overheating

The Central Bank of Ireland has published its third Quarterly Bulletin of 2018. The Bulletin examines recent trends in the domestic economy and provides the Central Bank’s forecasts for the Irish economy and its views on domestic macro-economic policy issues.The Bulletin reports:

Domestic demand to provide the main stimulus to growth, with underlying domestic demand expected […]

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London-based Financial Services and IT Consultancy Chooses Belfast For New Development Centre

  London-based Financial Services and IT Consultancy Chooses Belfast For New Development Centre

McGinnis Consulting will be opening a new development centre in Belfast with the creation of 10 new jobs. McGinnis Consulting, based in London and founded by Marius and Anne-Marie McGinnis, provides financial services and information technology consultancy to Tier 1 banks across Europe. Focusing on Credit, Market and Regulatory risk business areas within the financial […]

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Hot Weather Proves Thirsty Work as Drink Sales Boom

  Hot Weather Proves Thirsty Work as Drink Sales Boom

The latest Irish grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, for the 12 weeks ending 15 July 2018, show sales soaring by 3.1% in the midst of the recent summer heatwave.  Two of the big winners have been bottled water and lager, which have seen take home sales growth of 27.3% and 11.6% respectively, buoyed […]

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Next Generation Data Centre Education Programs Released

  Next Generation Data Centre Education Programs Released

CNet Training, the global leader in technical education for the data centre and network infrastructure sectors, has released new industry approved technical education programs for data centre professionals.
The new and upgraded high level programs utilise advanced teaching methods that allow the classroom learning to be undertaken in five days. This new format has been applied to […]

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Crust & Crumb to Build New State-of-the-art Factory in Cavan

  Crust & Crumb to Build New State-of-the-art Factory in Cavan

Crust & Crumb, the manufacturers of chilled pizzas, pizza bases and flat breads, has announced plans to build a new, state-of-the-art factory in Ballyconnell, County Cavan. A total of €5 million will be invested in this new facility, which is supported by the Government of Ireland through Enterprise Ireland.
The development of the company into its new […]

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Over One Quarter of Irish Businesses Have Experienced Unscheduled Energy Failures

  Over One Quarter of Irish Businesses Have Experienced Unscheduled Energy Failures

More than one in four Irish businesses (27%) have experienced unscheduled energy failures, with 23% of these reporting that they cost the business upwards of €10,000. This is according to new research conducted by RED C on behalf of Bord Gáis Energy to mark the launch of Centrica Business Solutions in Ireland. Centrica Business Solutions […]

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Historic Milestone For Pearse Lyons Distillery With Release of 5-year-old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

  Historic Milestone For Pearse Lyons Distillery With Release of 5-year-old Single Malt Irish Whiskey

The Pearse Lyons Distillery is celebrating the general release of the exclusive Pearse 5-Year-Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey. The single malt carries the first new five-year age statement to appear on an Irish whiskey in more than 25 years. The limited release whiskey was produced on two small-batch copper pot stills, and aged in bourbon casks. Presented in 4,000 individually […]

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Skillnet Ireland Announces €2 Million Training Fund to Help Close the Widening Skills Gap

  Skillnet Ireland Announces €2 Million Training Fund to Help Close the Widening Skills Gap

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland has announced up to €2 million worth of funding will be made available to industry bodies and enterprise groups to develop new Skillnet Networks. The new enterprise-led learning networks will be launched in 2019 and will support Irish businesses […]

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DIT Launches Innovative Part-Time Learning Opportunities For Brewing & Distilling Industry

  DIT Launches Innovative Part-Time Learning Opportunities For Brewing & Distilling Industry

For centuries, Ireland has been a leader in the brewing and distilling industry with several home-grown brands synonymous with the very fabric of Irish culture. As competition in the global market intensifies, the industry is calling for more graduates with the scientific knowledge needed to drive innovation in the sector and strengthen Ireland’s reputation as […]

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Cabinet Approval For Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

  Cabinet Approval For Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS)

The Government has approved the new Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS). The new Scheme will incentivise the introduction of sufficient renewable electricity generation to meet national and EU-wide renewable energy and decarbonisation targets out to 2030.
In addition, the RESS will deliver broader energy policy objectives including: enhancing security of supply; diversifying the renewable technology mix; […]

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THE DARK ART OF BID WRITING

By ISO Quality Services Limited
 
The boss finds a potential bid and decides to go for it. He/she puts together a ‘bid writing team’. Smart bosses ensure that they are not actually on the team themselves. Really smart bosses book a holiday to a location without phone signal/internet which coincides with the bid due date.
Members of […]

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Mallaghan Engineering Announces 210 New Jobs as Part of Five Year Expansion Plan

  Mallaghan Engineering Announces 210 New Jobs as Part of Five Year Expansion Plan

Advanced manufacturing firm, Mallaghan Engineering Ltd is embarking on a multi-million pound investment and recruiting over 200 additional staff, to secure the future growth of the business. The plans include significant new product development, underpinning the need for capital investment in factory capacity and leading edge manufacturing equipment. Mallaghan will also implement an extensive training programme […]

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Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

  Dublin’s First Major Cost Rental Development

A Dublin City Council-owned site at Emmet Road in Inchicore, has been selected as the location for Dublin’s first major Cost Rental development. It is expected that the detailed proposal for the site will be brought before the Council in September for approval.
It is envisaged that delivery will be overseen by a dedicated project team […]

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Rolls Royce Treatment For Train Engines Targets 19% Reduction in Fuel and Emissions

  Rolls Royce Treatment For Train Engines Targets 19% Reduction in Fuel and Emissions

Iarnród Éireann has awarded a contract to Rolls-Royce to retrofit new gear transmissions to a 3-carriage Intercity train, to assess fuel and emission savings from the new system. The trial, if successful and rolled out to the 234 carriage Intercity railcar fleet, could see annual fuel and emission savings of 19%. This would generate annual […]

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ABP to Target 300 Million Subscribers Via Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

  ABP to Target 300 Million Subscribers Via Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

ABP Food Group has announced an exclusive ground breaking deal with Beijing Hopewise Ltd to launch a range of premium Irish beef products on JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce platform. It is one of the largest business-to-consumer online retailers in China by transaction volume and revenue, with 301.8 million active users recorded in the first quarter of 2018.
JD.com, […]

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Human Error is the Biggest Security Threat to Irish Businesses

  Human Error is the Biggest Security Threat to Irish Businesses

The majority (60%) of senior IT decision makers consider human error to be the greatest cyber threat facing Irish businesses, according to the results of new research commissioned by specialist IT solutions distributor, DataSolutions. The July survey* of 111 Irish IT decision-makers also revealed that 93% of respondents claim that their organisations now have a […]

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Irish Economy in Strong Position But Challenges Intensify

  Irish Economy in Strong Position But Challenges Intensify

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has welcomed the latest National Accounts figures published by the CSO, which show that Ireland was again the fastest growing economy in the EU last year. Ibec economist Alison Wrynn said: “The numbers show that the Irish economy remains in a very strong position. GDP growth of over […]

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M&A Deals Amongst the World’s Largest Consumer Goods Businesses Reached a 15-year High in 2017

  M&A Deals Amongst the World’s Largest Consumer Goods Businesses Reached a 15-year High in 2017

The number of mergers and acquisition deals among the top 50 consumer goods giants reached a 15-year high in 2017 – a 45% increase from the previous year. This is according to OC&C Strategy Consultants’ annual Global 50 report which, in collaboration with the Grocer, examines the financial performance of the world’s largest consumer goods […]

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Jobs.ie Survey Reveals that Almost Half of Dublin-based Workers Would Leave the Capital For Shorter Commuting Times

  Jobs.ie Survey Reveals that Almost Half of Dublin-based Workers Would Leave the Capital For Shorter Commuting Times

A new survey of employees conducted by Jobs.ie reveals employees’ strong desire for greater flexibility on when and where they work. The frustration with long commutes during peak hours is such that, when ‘don’t knows’ are excluded, almost half (49%) of Dublin-based workers say that they would leave the capital city if it meant that […]

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L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

  L&M Keating Awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec

L&M Keating are the first construction company to successfully achieve accreditation for their commitment to employee wellness, safety and health by being awarded The KeepWell Mark by Ibec, Ireland’s largest and most influential business representation organisation.

The KeepWell Mark is a new national accreditation developed by Ibec that recognises organisations who put the wellbeing of employees […]

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Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility

  Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility

Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in […]

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Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

  Grand Canal Innovation District Planned For Dublin

A far-reaching plan for the creation of the Grand Canal Innovation District in Dublin has been launched. The proposal from Trinity College Dublin is modelled on innovation districts in cities such as Boston, Toronto, Rotterdam and Barcelona. It will significantly strengthen Ireland’s competitive advantage when developing new indigenous companies or competing for foreign direct investment. […]

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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

  Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Mayo Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished branch in Castlebar, County Mayo . GAA star, Andy Moran, CEO of Grafton Merchanting ROI, Patrick Atkinson, Heiton Buckley Castlebar Branch Manager, Mick Kane, and longtime customer Mick Duane officially cut the ribbon and kicked […]

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Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

  Export Sales by Enterprise Ireland Client Companies Hit New Record

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has announced that its clients recorded export sales of €22.71 billion in 2017, representing a 7 per cent increase on 2016. This is the highest level of export sales recorded in the history of the agency and the eighth-consecutive year of […]

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BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

  BAM Wins €25 Million Contract to Build New Cheese Factory in Cork

TINE Ireland, a subsidiary of the Norwegian dairy co-operative TINE, has awarded the construction of a new Jarlsberg® cheese production facility and administration building at Mogeely, County Cork, to BAM Ireland. The contract value is more than €25 million. TINE is Norway’s largest producer, distributor and exporter of dairy products with 11,400 members (owners) and […]

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HBAN Scoops Major European Business Angel Network Award

  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 […]

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Irish Whiskey Industry Welcomes EU-Japan Trade Agreement

  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 […]

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BD Opens New State-of-the-art R&D Facility in Limerick

  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 […]

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National Project Awards 2018 Open For Entries

  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 […]

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