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  • SEAI and OPW Partner on Energy Saving Pilot Programme The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) to help make government buildings more energy and cost efficient with the added benefit of making them warmer and healthier places to work. The Central Government Building Upgrade Fund, funded by SEAI and administered by the OPW, [...]...
  • British Institute of Facilities Management Ireland Region Awards Launched The search is on for top facilities management talent across Ireland as the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland region launches this year’s BIFM Ireland Region Awards. The prestigious awards will be celebrated at the industry body’s 21st annual FM Summit which returns to the newly refurbished National Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast [...]...
  • Keelings Raises Over €15,000 For Dyslexia Association of Ireland Keelings, Ireland’s leading producer and supplier of fresh fruit, has raised €15,556.50 for Dyslexia Association Ireland. Founded in 1972, the Dyslexia Association of Ireland works with people affected by dyslexia, by providing information, offering appropriate support services, engaging in advocacy, and raising awareness of dyslexia. Dyslexia is a learning difficulty, which affects the capacity for fluent and [...]...
  • New Directors Steer MaREI’s Vision For Ireland as Energy Leader MaREI, Ireland’s national centre for marine and renewable energy research and development, has appointed UCC professors Brian Ó Gallachóir and Jerry Murphy as its new co-directors, after the Citizens’ Assembly recently turned its attention to tackling climate change. The Assembly’s efforts align with MaREI’s vision to make Ireland a global leader in marine and renewable energy [...]...
  • ABP Food Group in £22 Million Renewable Energy Project A £22 million investment by ABP Food Group’s renewable division in a green energy plant in the UK will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.  ABP’s renewables division, Olleco, has just opened the new 15 MW Anaerobic Digestion facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The ABP Food Group facility is located adjacent to [...]...

UCD ranked 75th in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018

  UCD ranked 75th in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018

The QS World University Rankings have published their Graduate Employability Rankings for the coming year (2018) and place UCD 75th globally and number 1 in Ireland.
The rankings measure reputation among employers, alumni achievement, partnerships with employers, employer-student connections and graduate employment rate.
Earlier this year QS ranked UCD number 1 in Ireland for 40 out of 43 subjects offered by […]

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Minister Breen issues call for Competitive Challenges at SBIR Ireland Proposers Conference

  Minister Breen issues call for Competitive Challenges at SBIR Ireland Proposers Conference

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has issued a second call for up to 10 new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Ireland Competitive Challenges at a recent conference in Enterprise Ireland.
This year, Enterprise Ireland has successfully managed the launch of seven SBIR Challenges, including a […]

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Cork Chamber submits budget asks to Government

  Cork Chamber submits budget asks to Government

Cork Chamber has issued key recommendations to Government ahead of the annual budget. This comes after the Chamber asked its 1,200 members about the measures most wanted in the budget. In its submission, the Chamber includes a number of specific recommendations to improve Cork as a place to work and live. Among these are:

Urgent investment […]

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Automated Intelligence raises £1.5m investment

  Automated Intelligence raises £1.5m investment

Automated Intelligence (AI) has announced it has raised £1.5 million investment. The investment comprises of £1m from The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI), with the remainder provided by an existing private investor.
Currently employing 65 people, this round of funding will enable AI to expand into new geographical markets, building upon the success […]

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Corporate tax must be ring-fenced for capital investment

  Corporate tax must be ring-fenced for capital investment

Ibec has acknowledged the publication of the independent review of Ireland’s corporate tax code by Seamus Coffey. The group welcomed the analysis of the available evidence, and in particular a number of sensible recommendations. It cautioned, however, that some recommendations would require careful thought and further consultation in order to avoid any unnecessary negative impacts […]

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Dublin Airport welcomes 20M passengers so far this year

  Dublin Airport welcomes 20M passengers so far this year

More than 20 million passengers have been welcomed at Dublin Airport so far this year as traffic has increased by 6% compared to the first eight months of last year.
The growth in passenger numbers means that the airport has already facilitated an additional 1.2 million passengers this year.
Almost 3.1 million passengers used the airport in […]

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New South East Regional Ibec President appointed

  New South East Regional Ibec President appointed

The Ibec South East Regional Executive Committee (REC), the group that represents business in the South East region, has appointed the President of the Institute of Technology Carlow, Dr Patricia Mulcahy, as the new Ibec South East Regional President.
Speaking following the appointment, Ibec South East Regional Director John Farrell said: “I want to congratulate Dr […]

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Bluebird Care announces new jobs

  Bluebird Care announces new jobs

Homecare provider Bluebird Care has announced that over the coming months, it will create over 370 jobs in its 26 offices across the country, growing its health and social care team by over 20%. Set up in Ireland in 2007, these new jobs will support Bluebird Care in the delivery of person-centred care to even […]

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Departments launch Co-Innovate programme

  Departments launch Co-Innovate programme

The Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, has launched the Co-Innovate programme in Monaghan, along with Permanent Secretary of the Department for the Economy, Dr Andrew McCormick.
Co-Innovate aims to increase the numbers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in research and innovation across the border region of Ireland (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, […]

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Comtrade Digital Services helps airlines and banks target millennials with chatbot

  Comtrade Digital Services helps airlines and banks target millennials with chatbot

Software engineering services and solutions provider, Comtrade Digital Services, has announced that it has developed a flexible chatbot platform, Assisto. The platform, currently being used by airlines and banks, can securely process payments and requests via instant messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber.
The software platform was developed by a team of Comtrade […]

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200 additional emergency beds to be in place in Dublin by December 2017

  200 additional emergency beds to be in place in Dublin by December 2017

Minister Eoghan Murphy has announced the following outcomes on homelessness arising from the first phase of his review of Rebuilding Ireland and following the recently-held Housing Summit. As new measures are finalised and agreed, they will be announced.

200 additional emergency beds for individuals will be in place in Dublin by December 2017 (100 by end-October)
A […]

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Construction starts on €233m Center Parcs Longford Forest

  Construction starts on €233m Center Parcs Longford Forest

Center Parcs was delighted that An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar joined Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs for the recent Official Sod Turning Ceremony, marking the start of construction work on the €233 million development at Center Parcs Longford Forest, Ballymahon, County Longford. The milestone occasion was celebrated with local community, as well as representatives from […]

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Lakeland Dairies opens €40m expansion of milk powder operations

  Lakeland Dairies opens €40m expansion of milk powder operations

The Bailieboro facility is among the most advanced milk powder plants in the world and one of the largest such plants in Europe. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys also attended, together with Alo Duffy, Chairman of Lakeland Dairies, the Board and regional committees of the co-operative and Group Chief Executive, […]

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Pure Telecom and open eir agree €35M infrastructure deal

  Pure Telecom and open eir agree €35M infrastructure deal

 Pure Telecom has announced that it has signed a €35 million deal with wholesale telecoms provider open eir. The two-year agreement allows Pure Telecom to offer almost two million potential customers high-speed broadband and phone services via open eir’s nationwide open access network.
As open eir rolls out high-speed fibre broadband across Ireland, the agreement will help […]

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€5 million bespoke Executive Development Centre opening at UCD Smurfit School

  €5 million bespoke Executive Development Centre opening at UCD Smurfit School

A new €5 million bespoke Executive Development Centre has been opened by Dr. Michael WJ Smurfit at UCD Smurfit School, marking the culmination of a five-year investment programme which has seen the creation of a world-class Executive Development offering in Dublin. This latest evolution at UCD Smurfit School ensures Dr. Michael Smurfit’s vision of Ireland […]

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Enterprise Ireland companies to enter Eurozone market in next 12 months

  Enterprise Ireland companies to enter Eurozone market in next 12 months

A survey of Enterprise Ireland client companies attending International Markets Week shows that the Eurozone is the key region where they see the greatest opportunity for their business, with almost two out of three of those who are not currently exporting to the Eurozone (65%) planning to do so in the next 12 months.
According to […]

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Data Solutions’ 5th annual Secure Computing Forum

  Data Solutions’ 5th annual Secure Computing Forum

DataSolutions, the specialist IT solutions distributor, is set to host its fifth annual Secure Computing Forum in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Thursday, 21st September. The Secure Computing Forum is one of Ireland’s largest dedicated information security events, and more than 300 IT and business professionals are expected to attend this year.
New additions to the […]

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47% of Irish businesses don’t engage with quality assurance from product conception

  47% of Irish businesses don’t engage with quality assurance from product conception

Comtrade Digital Services has announced the results of a survey which has found that 47% of Irish businesses that develop software don’t engage with testers or quality assurance from conception of a product. The independent survey of 133 IT decision-makers in Irish-based medium to large enterprises also found that one-in-five only bring testers or quality assurance […]

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Minister Halligan congratulates ENBIO on €1.5m win from Horizon 2020

  Minister Halligan congratulates ENBIO on €1.5m win from Horizon 2020

John Halligan, Minister of State for Training, Skills & Innovation has congratulated ENBIO, an Irish SME with facilities in Dublin and Clonmel, Tipperary on winning €1.52 million from the European Commission to develop a green alternative to the toxic chemicals necessary to coat metals.
Their work will be focused initially on the space sector but has […]

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An Taoiseach Launches SFA National Small Business Awards 2018

  An Taoiseach Launches SFA National Small Business Awards 2018

The SFA National Small Business Awards 2018 have been officially launched by Awards Patron, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar. The aim of the awards is to celebrate the achievements of small business in Ireland and to recognise the vital contribution of the small business community to the Irish economy.
Small firms (employing less than 50 people) have from […]

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Iarnród Éireann to seek innovative solution to prevent bridge strikes

  Iarnród Éireann to seek innovative solution to prevent bridge strikes

Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive, David Franks was joined by Enterprise Ireland’s Executive Director of Global Business Development, Kevin Sherry at Amiens St. bridge recently to mark the invitation for tenders for bridge warning, prevention and pre emptive systems/technologies for Iarnród Éireann.
This tender process was designed jointly by Iarnród Éireann and Enterprise Ireland through Small Business […]

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C&C to acquire stake in UK pub group

  C&C to acquire stake in UK pub group

C&C Group plc has announced that in partnership with Proprium Capital Partners & Admiral management, it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Admiral. The equity investment by C&C is £37m and represents 47% of the issued capital of Admiral. It will be funded from existing C&C facilities and Admiral will be […]

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Irish Beverage Council calls for deferral of soft drinks tax

  Irish Beverage Council calls for deferral of soft drinks tax

The Irish Beverage Council, the Ibec group that represents soft drinks companies, has published its pre-Budget submission, “All cost – No benefit”. Calling on the Minister for Finance to defer the proposed sugar-sweetened drink tax, the Irish Beverage Council submission highlights that the combination of cross border shopping, uncertain all-island trade post-Brexit and the increasing cost […]

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Direct Hong Kong flights will help Ireland land business

  Direct Hong Kong flights will help Ireland land business

The addition of direct flights between Dublin and Hong Kong opens up a whole world of new opportunities for Irish business, according to Dublin Chamber. The Chamber was responding to the news that Cathay Pacific is to start direct flights from Dublin to Hong Kong from June 2018.
Dublin Chamber, which has acted as secretariat for […]

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EMR selected by Irish Water to upgrade telemetry networks in €1m deal

  EMR selected by Irish Water to upgrade telemetry networks in €1m deal

SCADA network and mobile telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions has announced it has been selected by Irish Water to upgrade its telemetry networks in Waterford and Leitrim, in a deal valued in excess of €1m.
The upgrade plays a significant role in the battle against ‘unaccounted for water’, giving Irish Water greater monitoring capability and control […]

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Ryanair back to school seat sale

  Ryanair back to school seat sale

Ryanair has launched a seat sale across its network, with 20% off up to 2 million seats for travel from November to January, allowing customers to book their winter getaway on the lowest fares and beat the back to school blues – or celebrate a job well done all summer.
Discounted seats are available right across Ryanair’s […]

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ESB and Web Summit begin search for Ireland’s best Start-Up

  ESB and Web Summit begin search for Ireland’s best Start-Up

ESB has announced that the call for applications for its Spark of Genius Award, has been extended for an extra week. The deadline for entries is now midnight on Sunday 17th September.
The ESB Spark of Genius Award, which will be presented in November at Web Summit in Lisbon, will see one Irish company win €25,000 and […]

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€750k Enterprise Ireland fund opening for start-up applications

  €750k Enterprise Ireland fund opening for start-up applications

A Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competition worth up to €750,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services on Wednesday 13 September 2017.
This is Enterprise Ireland’s seventh Competitive Start Fund in 2017 and is open to all sectors with a focus on agricultural, manufacturing, life […]

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EngageSmith invests €250,000 in development of Millennial Friendly Index

  EngageSmith invests €250,000 in development of Millennial Friendly Index

EngageSmith, the millennial specialist, has announced the launch of the Millennial Friendly Index that will certify how millennial friendly employers are. Designed with input from both millennials and industry, the Index is a software tool that enables organisations to increase millennial engagement and reduce attrition.
The Index rates organisations’ millennial friendliness across a range of criteria […]

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Minister Breen opens ‘Ireland – Estonia Tech Bridge’ event hosted by Enterprise Ireland

  Minister Breen opens ‘Ireland – Estonia Tech Bridge’ event hosted by Enterprise Ireland

Pat Breen, Minister of Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection opened the Ireland-Estonia Tech Bridge event in Enterprise Ireland this week.
The event is taking place at the beginning of the Estonian delegation’s two-day visit led by Estonian Deputy Secretary General for Communications and State Information Systems Simm Sikkut and Estonian tech […]

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