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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 [...]...

The Future of the Irish Workplace – No Offices or 9-5 Workdays

  The Future of the Irish Workplace – No Offices or 9-5 Workdays

Forty-two per cent of Irish office workers believe that a physical office will be unnecessary in the next five to ten years, according to new research from Ricoh. In fact, the study found that 57% of respondents believe they will soon be able to work effectively from any location. The research, commissioned by Ricoh Europe and conducted by […]

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Around Noon Announces New Jobs in Significant Investment

  Around Noon Announces New Jobs in Significant Investment

Newry-based firm, Around Noon, producer of a wide range of ‘food-to-go’ products, has announced that it is investing over £7 million in a major expansion to develop sales in the Great Britain and Republic of Ireland markets. The expansion will also see the company create 94 jobs.
Invest Northern Ireland is providing financial assistance for 54 of […]

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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 save the Council up to €129,000 on its energy costs per annum and reduce carbon emissions by 321 tonnes.
The City Council, working closely with Codema […]

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Enet Selected as ‘One to Watch’ by European Business Awards 2019

  Enet Selected as ‘One to Watch’ by European Business Awards 2019

Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator, has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in a list published by the European Business Awards (EBAs), one of the world’s largest cross-industry, cross border business competitions. Enet operates the largest alternative wholesale telecoms network in Ireland, which comprises of over 5,400 km of fibre infrastructure, including the Irish […]

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‘Dairy’ Best Recognition For Dale Farm

  ‘Dairy’ Best Recognition For Dale Farm

Northern Ireland-based Dale Farm, the largest UK farmer-owned dairy co-operative,  has once again been recognised for its world-class quality products, picking up a total of 36 awards at the recent International Cheese Show in Nantwich, Cheshire.
Dale Farm’s world class quality cheese in addition to cottage cheese, quark and yogurt was recognised where the co-operative celebrated […]

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PREM Group Launches New Hospitality Brand

  PREM Group Launches New Hospitality Brand

International hospitality giant, PREM Group has launched a new business brand, PREM Hospitality. In a bid to gain better brand recognition with customers, guests and employees all properties will now be promoted under the PREM Hospitality Brand.
The new umbrella brand will bring many benefits for booking agents and guests offering an impressive website which showcases […]

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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 Future’ competition, which is supported through the Science Foundation Ireland Discover programme, is open to anyone who has an idea to improve our world.
Entrants are […]

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€100 Million Redevelopment of Former Home of Smithwick’s Brewery in Kilkenny Commences

  €100 Million Redevelopment of Former Home of Smithwick’s Brewery in Kilkenny Commences

Mythen Construction has broken ground on the prestigious new development at Abbey Quarter in the centre of Kilkenny. The breaking ground ceremony was attended by Eoin Murphy, Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, and the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. The renovation will accommodate offices, education and research and development spaces.
The Abbey Quarter, site of the […]

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Weather Produces Mixed Outcome For Farm Enterprise Margins in 2018

  Weather Produces Mixed Outcome For Farm Enterprise Margins in 2018

Teagasc has published its annual series of farm enterprise factsheets, which outline the output, costs and profit margins for a range of farm systems in Ireland, as well as metrics summarising their technical performance for 2018. The factsheet information is drawn from the Teagasc National Farm Survey, which collects data from 898 farms, representative of […]

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Enterprise Ireland Urges Businesses to Prepare For Brexit With its Currency Calculator Amid a Sharp Dip in Sterling

  Enterprise Ireland Urges Businesses to Prepare For Brexit With its Currency Calculator Amid a Sharp Dip in Sterling

As part of its Brexit response, Enterprise Ireland is continuing to proactively engage with client companies nationwide to confront the broad implications of Brexit, across a number of areas including customs, strategic sourcing, financial management, employment law and the movement of people. The continuous fluctuation of the value of Sterling continues to raise concerns among […]

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Grocers Seek Bright Spots as Summer Arrives Late

  Grocers Seek Bright Spots as Summer Arrives Late

The latest Irish grocery market share figures, released by Kantar for the 12 weeks to 14 July 2019, show overall sales are up 2.7% on last year. This marks a drop in growth compared with the 3.1% increase experienced 12 months ago, which was thanks to a bumper summer featuring soaring temperatures and the men’s Football World […]

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New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

  New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

Cruise Belfast – the partnership between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast – has opened the first dedicated cruise terminal on the island of Ireland to cater for Belfast’s growing popularity as a cruise destination. Belfast Harbour has invested more than £500,000 on upgrading the quayside facility which now includes a Visitor Information Centre, part funded […]

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Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

  Extend the Strategic Housing Development Scheme – Ibec

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has called for the extension of the Strategic Housing Development scheme. Aidan Sweeney, Ibec Senior Public Sector and Regulatory Executive, said: “Housing is a critical part of a country’s physical infrastructure. There is a clear link between its availability, its affordability and our economic competitiveness. Government must take the necessary steps to […]

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Aurivo Opens New Dryer as Part of €48 Million Investment Programme

  Aurivo Opens New Dryer as Part of €48 Million Investment Programme

Aurivo, which is one of Ireland’s leading co-operatives, with businesses in Consumer Foods, Dairy Ingredients, Retail Stores, Animal Feeds, and Livestock Trading, has opened a new dryer at its site in Ballaghaderreen, County Roscommon. The investment will boost Aurivo’s dairy ingredients capacity by 55%, and allow it to produce over 60,000t of milk powders for […]

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Creative Composites Invests £11 Million in State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

  Creative Composites Invests £11 Million in State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

Lisburn-based Creative Composites Ltd is investing £11 million in new machinery and expansion of its facilities to capitalise on growth opportunities for composite components. 132 new jobs are also being created as part of the expansion, half of which are already in place.
The company is the UK’s most advanced composites manufacturer supplying a wide range […]

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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 second Group CSR report, Dawn provided a progress update on its ambitious targets to reduce water and energy intensity by 40% and CO2 emission intensity […]

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Comtrade Digital Services Announces AI Energy Storage Partnership

  Comtrade Digital Services Announces AI Energy Storage Partnership

Comtrade Digital Services, the leading provider of software engineering services and solutions, has announced a partnership with STEM which allows the global leader to pair energy storage with AI to lower costs for building operators and energy managers. The collaboration with Comtrade Digital Services, which has its global HQ in Dublin, allows STEM – which manages […]

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Strong Performance in Irish Knowledge Transfer System With New Licences Up 33% in 2018

  Strong Performance in Irish Knowledge Transfer System With New Licences Up 33% in 2018

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI), the State body that works to make it easier for businesses to access publicly-funded research, has launched its 2018 Review and the findings of its Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey (AKTS). The results of the 5th annual survey point to solid increases in levels of licensing activity, spin-out company formation and new products […]

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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 Ireland to over 5,200. Hitting the 200th store mark, Lidl now welcomes over 2 million customers through its doors every week to enjoy high quality products […]

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Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

  Lagan Investment’s Acquires Majority Stake in GB Business

Lagan Investments, the investment vehicle formed following the sale of Kevin Lagan’s building materials business to Breedon in 2018, has acquired a majority stake in Frame-Tech Structures Ltd, a manufacturer of timber frame structures based near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2008, Frame-Tech has a leading market position in the North of […]

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Online Fraud Exceeding €3 Million Halted in Ireland and Finland

  Online Fraud Exceeding €3 Million Halted in Ireland and Finland

An organised crime group involved in extended online fraud and money laundering in several European countries was targeted by the Irish and Finish national authorities with Eurojust’s support. A coordinated investigative and prosecutorial strategy was agreed at Eurojust, which enabled the speedy execution of mutual legal assistance requests between the countries concerned to advance their […]

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Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

  Food & Drink Start-ups Encouraged to Enter Food Works Accelerator Programme Supports Valued at Over €50,000

Food Works, an initiative of Bord Bia, Enterprise Ireland and Teagasc, is calling on food and drink entrepreneurs throughout the country to apply for its 2020 programme. The supports offered by the programme are valued at over €50,000 and include in-depth consultancy and advice from the three agencies, access to consumer and market research, feasibility […]

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‘Real-time’ Data Streaming Technology Firm Chooses Belfast For New Technology Hub

  ‘Real-time’ Data Streaming Technology Firm Chooses Belfast For New Technology Hub

London- and Silicon Valley-based Push Technology is setting up a new eight person technology support centre in Northern Ireland, to augment the company’s global expansion plans. Push Technology specialises in real-time data streaming technology for business applications.
Its Diffusion Real-Time API Management Platform delivers centralised data management, optimisation, and integration that simplifies application development, reduces infrastructure requirements, […]

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OpenSky Partners With UiPath to Help Irish Public Sector Leverage Robotic Process Automation

  OpenSky Partners With UiPath to Help Irish Public Sector Leverage Robotic Process Automation

OpenSky, the Irish GovTech transformation specialist which provides process automated solutions to public sector bodies, has partnered with UiPath, the leading enterprise Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company. Through this strategic partnership, OpenSky will design, develop and implement cutting-edge RPA solutions for public sector bodies and government agencies in Ireland.
Leveraging robotic automation and Artificial Intelligence (AI), OpenSky will provide […]

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AxFlow Holding Acquires Induchem Group in Ireland

  AxFlow Holding Acquires Induchem Group in Ireland

AxFlow Holding, the international fluid handling group that is active in all European markets, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, has acquired the Irish Induchem Group, the specialist provider of fluid handling solutions, which predominately focuses on valves, pipe solutions, mixers and pneumatics. Headquartered in Cork, the Induchem Group has four sites, located in Ireland and […]

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Irish Tech Firm Makes Global 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Mobile Marketing Platforms

  Irish Tech Firm Makes Global 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant For Mobile Marketing Platforms

Dublin-based mobile technology business, Xtremepush, has become the first Irish-owned tech firm to earn a place on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms. Established in 2014 by tech entrepreneur Tommy Kearns and Dr Kevin Collins, the business has become a leading global provider of customer engagement channels, marketing automation tools and analytics software, […]

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Innovation Zed and SIRMA Medical Systems Sign Global Partnership

  Innovation Zed and SIRMA Medical Systems Sign Global Partnership

Innovation Zed, an Irish medtech company, has signed a global partnership and data integration agreement with SIRMA Medical Systems. As a result of this new partnership the companies will pursue joint efforts to promote and sell their products as a single integrated system to improve health outcomes for people with diabetes.
Innovation Zed, headquartered at NovaUCD, […]

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Restaurant Management Platform Toast Expands to New Office in Dublin

  Restaurant Management Platform Toast Expands to New Office in Dublin

Toast, the fastest-growing restaurant management platform in the US, has opened its new office in Dublin and officially announced plans to grow its headcount by adding 120 new roles focused on new product development for the company. The Irish site is the company’s first international technology and product development centre globally and was first established in […]

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Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

  Stryker and RCSI Collaborate to Drive Digital Healthcare Innovation

Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, has announced the opening of its Digital Platform Services Centre of Excellence in Dublin, Ireland, and a strategic collaboration with RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) to develop digital solutions for use in emergency and specialist care settings to provide more seamless care coordination for patients […]

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The Licencing of FinTech Firms Across Europe

  The Licencing of FinTech Firms Across Europe

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published a report on the status of licencing regimes of FinTech firms across the European Union (EU).  The report is based on two surveys conducted by ESMA since January 2018, which gathered evidence from national competent authorities (NCAs) on the licensing regimes of FinTech firms […]

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