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  • An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The crane count in Dublin reached a record 123 in March 2019 – the fifth consecutive month when the survey recorded a new high,” pointed out Tom Moloney, Managing Director of CIS (Construction Information Services), when [...]...
  • LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in local authorities from all over the country have joined forces to make an unprecedented investment in raising the profile of the country’s finest food producers. They have linked with The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards to create a brand new ‘Meet the Buyer’ event, the first of its kind, [...]...
  • HNH Creates 14 Financial Services Jobs in Export-focused Expansion Belfast financial services company HNH is investing over £1.3 million to create 14 new jobs to help it capitalise on opportunities in the global financial advisory market. The firm currently offers corporate finance, business restructuring, forensic accounting, recruitment and human capital advisory services. It is now adding a transactions services division and a mergers and acquisition [...]...
  • Diaceutics Floats on the London Stock Exchange Diaceutics, which has offices in Belfast and Dundalk, has floated on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £52.9 million. Founded by EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 finalist Peter Keeling, Diaceutics helps pharmaceutical companies reach more patients that need to be on better, targeted and potentially life-saving drugs. In [...]...
  • €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) test site near Belmullet, County Mayo, by 2022. The project is [...]...

The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

  The Robot Exchange Chooses Lisburn For New R&D Hub

The Robot Exchange, specialists in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions (facilitating the automation of repetitive tasks), is investing in a research and development project that will deliver innovation in the areas of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
The company, founded just over a year ago, is headquartered in Nottingham but is setting up a research and […]

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42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

  42% of Project Managers Believe Remote Working Reduces Control Over Projects

PM Summit, Ireland’s premier conference for project and programme managers, has announced the findings of a new study which reveals that 42% of project managers believe that they have less control of projects when their project team is working remotely. Only 10% of project management professionals believe that remote working gives them more control of […]

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€4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

  €4.5 Million Investment in Research Commercialisation

€4.5 million in funding has been awarded to 38 research projects to support the commercialisation of government-funded research. 47 research positions will be supported through the awards, in areas such as cancer research, preterm infant care, medical devices, agriculture, energy and food technologies, for a duration of 12 months.
The funding is provided through Science Foundation Ireland’s […]

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Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

  Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland Celebrate Graduates of 2018 Thrive Project

Coca-Cola and Enterprise Ireland recently celebrated the graduation of the third cohort of the Thrive Project. The eight ambitious Irish companies were honoured for completing the six-month leadership programme, an initiative developed by Cola-Cola and Enterprise Ireland, in academic partnership with Dublin City University (DCU) to inspire and nurture the next generation of innovative food […]

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Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

  Expleo Ireland to Invest €8 Million and Create 150 New Jobs

Assystem Technologies and its affiliates have relaunch under a new brand. 18 months after taking over the operations of Assystem SA’s Global Product Solutions division, and following a series of acquisitions in 2018 including SQS – an industry leading quality partner for digital business with a 500 people-strong presence in Ireland, the organisation becomes Expleo.
To […]

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

  Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 13 February 2019

More than 2,000 people are expected to visit the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference and Expo that will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Wednesday, 13th February 2019. The theme of the event is ‘Creating an Innovative Manufacturing & Supply Chain Ecosystem’.
Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme along with 150 exhibition […]

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Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

  Malicious Insiders are Fastest-growing Threat Facing Businesses, say CIOs

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which shows that malicious insiders are the fastest-growing threat to businesses, according to CIOs. The research was conducted in October and involved 840 IT leaders from Ireland and across the globe.
Thirty-nine per cent of CIOs said that malicious insiders are a […]

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Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

  Hexafly Secures Another €1.1 Million in Funding

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, has announced that agritech company, Hexafly, has secured a total of €2.2 million after closing a recent round of €1.1 million. 
The total investment includes €900,000 in angel funding, with Enterprise Ireland, […]

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Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

  Big Data Business SciLeads Targets Customers in Global Scientific Market

Belfast-based SciLeads is growing its team threefold and also enhancing its lead generation and marketing intelligence platform, which is used by a growing number of global customers in the scientific industry.
Invest Northern Ireland has offered support towards the R&D investment, as well as the recruitment of seven additional staff by SciLeads, three of which are […]

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Guaranteed Irish Celebrates 45 Years as Global Revenue Hits €26.2 Billion

  Guaranteed Irish Celebrates 45 Years as Global Revenue Hits €26.2 Billion

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation, has unveiled new figures which show that global revenues generated by its 550+ members grew to €26.2 billion in 2018, up €350 million in just 12 months. Turnover figures for sales in Ireland by member companies also increased last year – rising by 2.3% to reach €11.2 billion.
Total […]

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EU and Japan Create the World’s Largest Open Trade Zone

  EU and Japan Create the World’s Largest Open Trade Zone

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and Japan came into force on 1 February 2019. Businesses and consumers across Europe and in Japan can now take advantage of the largest open trade zone in the world.
The Economic Partnership Agreement removes the vast majority of the €1 billion of duties paid annually by EU […]

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Italy’s Earthquake Rubble Recycled On-site Using Northern Irish Machinery

  Italy’s Earthquake Rubble Recycled On-site Using Northern Irish Machinery

Dungannon company Kiverco has won its first export success in the Italian market. The deal, worth six figures, sees its mobile recycling plant used to help recover post-earthquake rubble in Umbria, central Italy.
Kiverco consults, designs, manufactures and builds robust recycling plants to suit all types of waste streams. The company has worked with Invest Northern […]

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Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

  Mintel Delivers Ground-breaking Patent Analysis Through New Partnership

Mintel, the world’s leading market intelligence agency, now has access to the most advanced patent analysis available in the food & drink and beauty & personal care industries, through its new partnership with Cipher.
As the world’s most sophisticated patent analysis system, Cipher harnesses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse patents globally. The partnership will provide Mintel’s […]

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Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

  Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick start the offshore wind generation industry in the Republic of Ireland through ESB’s acquisition of up to 35% in the Oriel project. The Oriel project, located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Dundalk, has a capacity of up to 330MW and is planned to […]

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Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

  Irish IT Decision-makers Warn of Impact of Rising Data Volumes

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced the results of an independent study that found that Irish IT decision-makers fear the impact of rising data volumes and the ability to manage them. The survey of 100 Irish IT-decision makers found that Ireland’s IT leaders believe IoT will put significant pressure on data infrastructure over the […]

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‘Clerys Quarter’ to Regenerate Dublin’s O’Connell Street

  ‘Clerys Quarter’ to Regenerate Dublin’s O’Connell Street

Europa Capital, the pan-European investment manager, and its local partners, Core Capital and Oakmount, have launched ‘Clerys Quarter’, one of Dublin’s most iconic and exciting new mixed-use developments in the heart of the capital city. Uniquely located on Dublin’s premier thoroughfare, O’Connell Street, and centred around the restoration of the historic former Clerys department store, […]

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Digital Marketing Business Fat Fish Builds its Team in Newry

  Digital Marketing Business Fat Fish Builds its Team in Newry

Fat Fish a cross functional digital marketing agency in Newry, is creating six new roles in 2019 to support its sales growth in North America. Established last year, Fat Fish Marketing helps its customers to increase the reach of their online presence, developing and implementing digital campaigns which drive sales growth. Many of its customer […]

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2019 ISPE Europe Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

  2019 ISPE Europe Annual Conference Keynote Speakers Announced

The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) has announced its keynote speakers for their 2019 Europe Annual Conference. Taking place in Dublin, Ireland, 1–4 April 2019, keynote addresses will showcase global pharmaceutical industry leaders offering compelling and enlightening presentations on industry-critical technical developments.
Keynote Speakers:
Jim Breen – Vice President – Lead Biologics Expansion, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, ISPE Board […]

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Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

  Realtime Technologies Awarded €3.4 Million Contract by German Space Company OHB System

Realtime Technologies has announced that its Réaltra Space Systems Engineering Division has been awarded a €3.4 million contract from German space company OHB System to design, develop and deliver the PayLoad Interface Unit (PLIU) for the European Space Agency (ESA) PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars (PLATO) mission that will be launched in 2026.
The PayLoad […]

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ABP Reaches the Top Two at the World’s Leading Circular Economy Awards

  ABP Reaches the Top Two at the World’s Leading Circular Economy Awards

Olleco, the Renewables Division of ABP Food Group, has beaten 40 other innovative organisations from across the globe to become one of just two finalists in an enterprise category of the 2019 Circulars Awards – an initiative of the World Economic Forum. This recognition reflects the leading role that ABP has made in addressing the […]

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Tipperary Automation Company Wins at 2019 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

  Tipperary Automation Company Wins at 2019 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

Horan Automation and Consulting has been crowned the Best Micro Manufacturing Company winner at this year’s IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards. Horan Automation & Consulting was recognised as a heavy hitter in the industry despite only having six employees and being based in rural Tipperary.
The company designs, manufactures and integrates customised industrial automation and […]

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Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record

  Dublin Airport Sets New Passenger Record

Dublin Airport welcomed a total of 31.5 million passengers during 2018, setting a new record for the airport. Passenger numbers were up 6%, as the equivalent of more than five times the population of the island of Ireland used Dublin Airport last year. An additional 1.9 million passengers were welcomed at the airport during 2018.
About […]

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New Global R&D Centre For Nestlé Opens in Ireland

  New Global R&D Centre For Nestlé Opens in Ireland

Nestlé has opened its first Research and Development Centre in Ireland at its existing manufacturing facility at Askeaton in County Limerick, marking the completion of a three-year building programme with a capital investment of €27 million. The new R&D centre will focus on scientific research to support innovations in the development of milk-based maternal and […]

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ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

  ESB Networks Announces Successful Tenderers For First Phase of National Meter Replacement Programme

ESB Networks has announced the results of three major tenders which will pave the way for a programme upgrading electricity meters to modern smart ready technology as a key part of the drive to combat climate change. The upgrade will enable smart electricity services from 2021 bringing benefits to the environment, the consumer and the […]

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Glanbia Ireland to Build New €140 Million Continental Cheese Facility in Belview

  Glanbia Ireland to Build New €140 Million Continental Cheese Facility in Belview

Glanbia Ireland, Ireland’s largest dairy processor, and Royal A-ware, a leading global cheese and dairy producer in The Netherlands, plan to enter a strategic partnership that proposes to build a new continental cheese manufacturing facility in Belview, County Kilkenny, Ireland. It is proposed that a total of €140 million will be invested in this best-in-class […]

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Portadown Engineering Firm to Double Workforce as it Opens New Manufacturing Facility

  Portadown Engineering Firm to Double Workforce as it Opens New Manufacturing Facility

Boyce Precision Engineering has officially opened its new manufacturing facility and announced plans to almost double its workforce as part of a £6.9 million investment. The company has built a new facility at Charlestown Road Industrial Estate in Portadown on a site purchased from Invest Northern Ireland. The investment is part of a five year project […]

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Irish Manufacturing Renaissance in Peril

  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 […]

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Winners of the 2019 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

  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 […]

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Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

  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 […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019 Sets New Records

  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 speakers […]

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