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  • Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril “Manufacturing is incredibly important to our economy and we are going through a ‘Renaissance’. Our economy has been performing strongly and manufacturing is at the centre,” said Fergal O’Brien (pictured), Director of Policy and Chief Economist, IBEC, when addressing the recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference at Citywest Hotel in Dublin. “Ireland is one of [...]...
  • Winners of the 2019 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards Former CEO and non-executive director of Creganna-Tactx Medical, Helen Ryan has been crowned the Outstanding Industry Contribution winner at this year’s IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards. The event, which celebrates the finest in Irish manufacturing, took place at the Citywest Hotel Convention Centre on the evening of the 17th of January, following the record [...]...
  • Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy The Irish manufacturing sector employs over 250,000 people and accounts for 32% of Ireland’s GDP – significantly higher than the European average of 15% and Germany at 21%, according to Martin Shanahan (pictured), CEO of IDA Ireland. Manufacturing also plays a key role in helping to address the regional imbalance in the Irish economy with [...]...
  • National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 Sets New Records The recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, held at the Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin, set new records in terms of its scale and visitor numbers. More than 5,000 people from all over Ireland attended the 2019 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which incorporated a comprehensive conference programme featuring 220 speaks [...]...
  • Ireland’s Ocean Energy Test Facility Opens Lir, Ireland’s ocean energy test facility, has been officially opened in Ringaskiddy, County Cork by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, TD. Located in the €20 million UCC Environmental Research Institute (ERI) Beaufort building, Lir – the National Ocean Test Facility – provides world-class laboratory testing for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy devices. The [...]...

Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

  Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has scooped the top ‘2018 CX Champion’ award at the Irish CX Impact Awards last week. It was selected from thirteen category winners to receive the overall winner award. Actavo also triumphed in winning the category for ‘CX Impact in Speciality’ which recognises best-in-class customer experience delivery.
The CX […]

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SEAI Calls on Business Leaders to Invest in Energy Efficiency

  SEAI Calls on Business Leaders to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Ireland’s largest energy users saved €14.5 million in energy costs last year, that is according to the annual review released by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The review shows that the reduction in carbon emissions achieved is equivalent to taking almost 30,000 petrol or diesel cars off Ireland’s roads.
This review presents the energy […]

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New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

  New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

Nine of Ireland’s leading agricultural processing and food businesses have come together to make the plastic packaging in their respective supply chains more sustainable. Plastics Action Alliance is the new collaboration that includes market leaders from Ireland’s beef, poultry, pork, lamb, fruit, vegetables and packed salad sectors. Aidan Cotter, former CEO of Bord Bia, will […]

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Dublin Fintech Firm Announces Strategic Partnership With 20 New Jobs

  Dublin Fintech Firm Announces Strategic Partnership With 20 New Jobs

Quaternion Risk Management, a leading Irish risk analytics firm, supported by Enterprise Ireland, and AcadiaSoft Inc, the leading industry provider of global margin and collateral automation solutions, have announced the formation of a strategic partnership. Quaternion Risk Management will create 20 new jobs as a result of this partnership and through investment by Enterprise Ireland.
AcadiaSoft […]

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New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

  New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

Naiad, an emerging life sciences venture, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. Naiad won the Award, and a €32,000 prize fund, after being declared overall winner of the 2018 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme.
Naiad is developing a novel liquid-based 3D bioprinting technology that helps researchers fabricate highly-reproducible 3D tissue models […]

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Survey Finds 68% of Irish CEOs Have Started to Mitigate Against Potential Impact of Brexit

  Survey Finds 68% of Irish CEOs Have Started to Mitigate Against Potential Impact of Brexit

Almost seven in ten (68%) Irish CEOs have said they have acted to mitigate against the potential impact of Brexit, according to a survey of Irish business leaders by Deloitte and Enterprise Ireland. The main areas of mitigation action included scenario planning, changes to supply chain and engaging with government and other agencies.
95% of Irish […]

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Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

  Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019. The event, which was officially launched in Dublin recently, will showcase exceptional achievement, teamwork and innovation in Irish manufacturing industry. Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) is an independent not-for-profit Research Organisation, funded under the Enterprise […]

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Healthcare Seating Manufacturer Motions Towards International Growth

  Healthcare Seating Manufacturer Motions Towards International Growth

Limavady-based Seating Matters is investing in a range of measures to grow export sales of its chairs across European and US markets. The family business works with leading healthcare organisations around the world and hopes to build on its recent supplier listing within the network of Veterans Hospitals in the USA.
Eight new jobs will be […]

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Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

  Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

As Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, debate rages on about the implications of a hard border in Ireland. The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the value of cross-border trade is at its highest level for five years.  Over the 12 months to 4 November 2018, shoppers from the Republic of […]

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Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

  Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

A major shift in Irish construction practices is urgently required to safeguard the sustainability of the sector into the future, according to Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 500+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland. Guaranteed Irish recently hosted a roundtable discussion with members and other key decision-makers in the Irish construction, manufacturing, […]

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ABP Successful at Prestigious UK Industry Awards

  ABP Successful at Prestigious UK Industry Awards

The UK Division of ABP has been named Company of the Year at the 2018 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which has taken place in London. The awards celebrate and recognise quality and excellence in the UK food and drink manufacturing market. ABP UK was praised by the judging panel, led by Iain Ferguson, Chairman of […]

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GLS Ireland Opens New Depot in Cork

  GLS Ireland Opens New Depot in Cork

GLS Ireland has commenced operations at a new depot in Cork. The move to a newly built site triples capacity. With this step, the parcel service provider is preparing for further growth.
The depot is strategically located in Blarney Business Park, 16 kilometres from the previous location. That means it is centrally positioned within Ireland’s second-strongest […]

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OSSM Puts €300,000 Deal With Respa to Bed

  OSSM Puts €300,000 Deal With Respa to Bed

OSSM Cloud Solutions the Dublin-based ERP software provider, has announced a €300,000 deal with Respa Beds. OSSM Cloud installed and customised an Oracle NetSuite ERP solution for Respa Beds that will streamline ordering, manufacturing and delivery processes and enable the company meet their growth plans for the future.
In business for over 70 years, the family-owned […]

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ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

  ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

ApisProtect, an Irish agtech innovator using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor honey bee colonies, has announced the close of a €1.5 million seed round of financing led by top-tier international venture capital investors Finistere Ventures and Atlantic Bridge Capital. Radicle Growth, the Yield Lab and Enterprise Ireland also participated in the investment round.
ApisProtect will use the investment to aggressively accelerate international expansion, opening […]

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Guinness Enterprise Centre Invests €200,000 in CoConnect Initiative

  Guinness Enterprise Centre Invests €200,000 in CoConnect Initiative

Dublin’s Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) has invested €200,000 in its innovative new CoConnect initiative. The programme, a home-away-from-home for businesses and their employees, will build connections between the GEC and the 120 enterprise hubs across the island of Ireland. The purpose of the initiative is to enrich the start-up ecosystem throughout the country by promoting […]

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HEINEKEN Ireland is First Drinks Company in Ireland to Achieve Business Working Responsibly Mark

  HEINEKEN Ireland is First Drinks Company in Ireland to Achieve Business Working Responsibly Mark

HEINEKEN Ireland is the first drinks company in Ireland to achieve the Business Working Responsibly mark from Business in the Community in recognition of its responsible and sustainable business practices. The Mark, developed by Business in the Community Ireland, and audited by the NSAI, is based on ISO 26000 and is the only independently audited […]

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Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019

  Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019

Creating a series of long-term tourism development plans for specific geographical locations, developing new festivals to lengthen the tourism season, and promoting careers in the tourism sector – these are just some of the key initiatives Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Paul Kelly has outline, as he set out plans for 2019.
As the tourism agency looks to […]

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Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

  Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The senior and highly skilled technical roles are based at the company’s new Galway office. The state-of-the-art facility serves as a Genesys research and development (R&D) hub […]

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Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford

  Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford

Bausch Health Companies will invest to expand contact lens manufacturing capacity at its Bausch + Lomb sites in Waterford, Ireland and Rochester in the US. The company is adding multiple production lines at these two sites to support the manufacture of its innovative daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses.
“Bausch + Lomb is one […]

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PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

  PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than […]

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Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

  Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading innovation. Open access trends are changing the publishing system. Gender equality has gained political momentum. Together, these efforts form a European-wide approach called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It implies that all of society (researchers, […]

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Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms

  Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms

Executives around the world are cooling to the idea of investing internationally in the face of a rising trade tariff war between the US and China, and renewed US sanctions on Iran and Russia, as well as the EU uncertainty created by the looming prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, writes John Whelan.
In its half-yearly assessment […]

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

  Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

‘Making Dairy Farming More Sustainable’  is the theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference which is taking place at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork  on Tuesday, 27 November  and again at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone  on Wednesday, 28 November.
The conference will examine the opportunities for Irish grass fed milk products with industry speakers providing a perspective from […]

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European Investment Fund and Enterprise Ireland Double Business Angels Fund to €40 Million

  European Investment Fund and Enterprise Ireland Double Business Angels Fund to €40 Million

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Government of Ireland, through Enterprise Ireland, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed an agreement to double the size of the existing European Angels Fund Ireland (EAF Ireland) to €40 million. The European Angels Fund Ireland co-invests alongside approved Business Angels in Irish-based internationally trading SMEs and […]

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Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

  Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

Following the landmark sale of his materials business to Breedon plc in April 2018, Kevin Lagan (pictured) has outlined his plans for the targeted and sustainable growth of his retained companies, Lagan Homes, FastHouse and a new investment arm, Lagan Investments. Kevin, who has been the driving force behind one of Ireland’s most successful construction […]

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Facebook Expands Investment in Ireland

  Facebook Expands Investment in Ireland

Facebook has announced that it is expanding its investment in Ireland by acquiring a long-term lease of 14 acres for a new campus development in the heart of Ballsbridge in Dublin 4 – the premises known as the Bank Centre currently occupied by AIB. The move will see Facebook quadruple its current floorspace to 870,000 […]

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Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

  Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

Premier Publishing & Events, in partnership with Irish Manufacturing Research, has launched the inaugural Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards. The awards are the first of their kind on the island of Ireland to celebrate the manufacturing and production industry. The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards will be presented on January 17th, 2019 at the Citywest […]

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Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

  Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

FinTech consultancy Vox Financial Partners has developed new software that will improve efficiencies in the global financial services industry post Brexit. The Belfast-based banking technology and consultancy firm plans to double its team by 2020 to support business growth and roll out a product solution to delivering over-the-counter (OTC) derivative contracts.
Vox advises on regulatory changes […]

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xSellco Takes Top Spot in 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking

  xSellco Takes Top Spot in 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking

E-commerce software company xSellco has secured the top spot in Ireland’s best known technology growth index – the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. The company, which achieved second spot in last year’s ranking, placed one better in 2018 with a growth rate of 2874% over the last four years. xSellco provides innovative products that allow […]

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Irish Foodservice Market Set to Grow by 6.1% to Reach Value of €8.2 Billion in 2018

  Irish Foodservice Market Set to Grow by 6.1% to Reach Value of €8.2 Billion in 2018

Bord Bia has released the findings of its 2018 Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report which shows that Ireland’s foodservice market is set to grow by 6.1% this year to reach a value of €8.2 billion. The report tracks trends in consumer behaviour when eating out of home and also highlights some of the challenges the industry faces […]

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