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  • 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 [...]...
  • MessageBird Opens New Office in Dublin MessageBird, the Amsterdam-based cloud communications platform company, is expanding its European operations with a new office in Dublin. Led by former Salesforce and Oracle executive, Roberto Marzo, the new office will employ up to 50 new positions over the next two years. Initial hires will focus on sales, customer success and support for MessageBird’s fast-growing European [...]...
  • Signing of the Ireland-China MOU to Promote Science, Technology and Innovation Co-operation A revised Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote science, technology and innovation cooperation between Ireland and China has been signed. The revised MOU between the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China replaces the 2012 MOU to promote science, technology and co-operation. It [...]...
  • Colm McLoughlin Honoured at Aviation Industry Awards in Ireland At a glittering industry gathering that attracted over 300 senior aviation executives in Ireland, Dubai Duty Free’s Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Colm McLoughlin, was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to the Aviation Industry award at the annual Aviation Industry Awards in Dublin. Colm McLoughlin, who celebrated his 50th anniversary in the duty free industry on [...]...
  • Irish Hotel Sector at a Turning Point Crowe, Ireland’s leading accountancy practice and advisors to the Irish hotel sector, has launched the 24th edition of Ireland’s most comprehensive annual analysis of the Irish hotel sector. The Crowe Ireland Annual Hotel Survey, compiled from an analysis of Irish hotels’ 2018 accounts, shows that the sector experienced a positive year in 2018 with an eight-consecutive year of [...]...

Huhtamaki Opens a Paper Straw Manufacturing Facility in Northern Ireland

  Huhtamaki Opens a Paper Straw Manufacturing Facility in Northern Ireland

Huhtamaki, a global specialist in packaging for food and drink, has opened a new, state-of-the-art foodservice packaging manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland. The facility is located in the town of Antrim, near Belfast, and it is expected to employ approximately 100 people over the next few years. With the new facility Huhtamaki now has three manufacturing […]

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Carne Group Announces Significant Regional Expansion

  Carne Group Announces Significant Regional Expansion

Carne, the Irish-founded premier global provider of fund management company solutions to the asset management industry, has announced a significant expansion of its Irish operations, creating an additional 250 regional jobs over the next three years. The expansion is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, through Enterprise Ireland.
The company, which currently employs […]

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Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

  Construction Works Begin on €325 Million WuXi Biologics Dundalk Facility

The new €325 million state-of-the-art WuXi Biologics facility has begun to take structural form as steel erection begins on the company’s 52-acre campus site in Dundalk. Work is on schedule for the new contract manufacturing biologics facility which, at 48,000 square metres in size, is set to become the world’s largest single-use biologics manufacturing facility.
Planning […]

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Irish Software Company to Create 125 High Value Jobs in Cork

  Irish Software Company to Create 125 High Value Jobs in Cork

The employee communications software company Poppulo is to create 125 jobs in Ireland to support its international expansion. The jobs in the Cork-based company will be mainly high-tech engineering and R&D roles and there will also be sales and marketing positions. The expansion is supported by the Department of Business, Enterprise, and Innovation, through Enterprise […]

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Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series

  Irish Distillers Launches ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’ Podcast Series

Irish Distillers, Ireland’s leading supplier of spirits and wines and producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has launched its first podcast, ‘A Story of Irish Whiskey’. Produced by Last Cast Media, the five-part series is a story of coming together, sharing, conquering markets and how three families, competitors for […]

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Over 150,000 Jobs Created Outside of Dublin Since 2016

  Over 150,000 Jobs Created Outside of Dublin Since 2016

Labour Force Survey (LFS) data published by the Central Statistics Office show a continued momentum in Ireland’s labour market, with 79,800 jobs created in the year to Q1 2019. There were 2,316,100 people employed in Ireland in the first quarter of 2019, a 3.6 per cent increase on the same quarter of 2018. This consistent […]

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Belfast Harbour Awards Largest Ever Contract to Local Construction Company

  Belfast Harbour Awards Largest Ever Contract to Local Construction Company

At £50 million, City Quays 3, which will accommodate 1,800 people, represents Belfast Harbour’s largest development project to date and is the latest component of its very successful City Quays waterfront scheme which is already home to 1,100 office workers. The City Quays 3 development will provide another significant opportunity to offer world class office […]

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Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

  Cork Agtech Company Partners With Inmarsat to Save Bees and Increase Global Crop Production

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has announced a new partnership with ApisProtect, an Irish agritech innovator, which deploys the Internet of Things (IoT) technology to monitor the health of honey bees. This collaboration aims to develop a globally scalable IoT solution for connected apiaries, to help stem the significant decline of bee […]

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Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

  Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is looking for leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy to enter this year’s SEAI Energy Awards. Now in their 16th year, the SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in sustainable energy. Businesses, public bodies and communities who are using smart energy solutions and practices are encouraged to […]

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Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

  Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food

Healthy Thai delivery chain Camile Thai, have launched their new compostable range of packaging across their restaurants, which can go straight into the compost bin without washing. They are the first restaurant chain in Europe to make this move and replace their packaging with a more environmentally friendly, 100% compostable solution. The innovation will reduce […]

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Skillnet Ireland Launches New Network For Small Firms Sector

  Skillnet Ireland Launches New Network For Small Firms Sector

Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland, has launched six new networks to address the growing skills needs in the film, television, retail, health and fitness sectors. The six new networks are SFA Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet, Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet, Dundalk Chamber Skillnet and CSNA Skillnet. 
SFA […]

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Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant

  Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant

ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. The Warrant recognises the company’s work to create a “closed loop” solution for the Royal Household.
Olleco supplies […]

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OpenSky to Create 80 Jobs After €2.5 Million Investment in Expansion

  OpenSky to Create 80 Jobs After €2.5 Million Investment in Expansion

OpenSky, Ireland’s only GovTech transformation specialist which provides process automated solutions to public sector bodies, has announced that it has invested €2.5 million in its own expansion and will create 80 jobs over the next two years. The company’s employee numbers are set to reach 160 by the end of 2021. New roles will include […]

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Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019

  Irish-UK Trade Relations to the Fore of Manufacturing Solutions Ireland 2019

Irish-UK trade relations are to the fore of this year’s Manufacturing Solutions Ireland event, as the manufacturing supply chain roadshow and conference, hosted by GTMA* and LIT, has already confirmed more than 100 exhibitors and participants from both sides of the Irish Sea. Now in its third year, the popular event has grown to include […]

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Investigation into Insurance Ireland Data Pooling System

  Investigation into Insurance Ireland Data Pooling System

The European Commission has opened a formal antitrust investigation into Insurance Ireland to assess whether the conditions of access to its Insurance Link data pooling system may restrict competition, in breach of EU rules. Insurance Ireland is an association bringing together several member companies active in the insurance sector in Ireland.
Insurance Ireland administers and makes […]

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Belfast to Get UK’s First Incentive-based Digital Currency

  Belfast to Get UK’s First Incentive-based Digital Currency

Belfast City Council and Colu, a UK & Israel based tech company, have announced a partnership to launch an innovative city currency. Known as Belfast Coin, it is designed to empower residents, local businesses, city authorities and partners, bringing them together to help Belfast develop and thrive. In particular, Belfast Coin will be deployed to boost the city economy […]

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Network Ireland and AIB Extend Partnership

  Network Ireland and AIB Extend Partnership

Ireland’s leading female business organisation, Network Ireland, and AIB have agreed to extend their partnership. AIB has been the official national partners of Network Ireland since 2013.
As part of this partnership, AIB will work closely with Network Ireland and its 1,200 members as it strives to continue to be the network of choice for enterprising […]

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Dublin Company Strong Roots Wins Local Enterprise of the Year Award

  Dublin Company Strong Roots Wins Local Enterprise of the Year Award

Fledgling Irish food company Strong Roots has won the Local Enterprise of the Year Award at the Irish Times Business Awards 2019 in association with KPMG. The company, which was founded by Dubliner Sam Dennigan in 2015 with the aim of revolutionising the frozen food category, won the award for its successful expansion into the UK.
Strong […]

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Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

  Ecocem Ireland Appoints Annemarie Harte as Managing Director

Ecocem Ireland Ltd, Ireland’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement, has appointed Annemarie Harte (pictured) as Managing Director of the Irish business. Annemarie is taking over the role from Micheál McKittrick, who is moving to a new post as Ecocem’s Managing Director for Northern Europe with responsibility for the Irish, UK and Benelux markets.
Appointed […]

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Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

  Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges to the Dublin region. In response to this, each of the four Dublin Local Authorities have worked with Codema – Dublin’s Energy Agency and the Dublin Metropolitan Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in developing individual […]

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2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Open For Entries

  2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Open For Entries

The 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards, which recognise the pre-eminent manufacturing and supply chain companies operating across the food and drink sector in Ireland, are now open for entries.
The prestigious awards programme, which was first introduced last year, is the first of its kind on the island of Ireland in celebrating the food […]

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AMI Returns €2.5 Million to Clients From IT Recycling Services

  AMI Returns €2.5 Million to Clients From IT Recycling Services

AMI, Ireland’s leading secure IT recycling company, has announced that its clients received €2.5 million from the resale of their old IT equipment in 2018 – 25% more than the amount returned in 2017. The funds were generated through the recycling, refurbishment and resale of 85,000 PCs and laptops, collected from AMI’s clients as part […]

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Bord Bia is the Most Highly Regarded Organisation in Ireland

  Bord Bia is the Most Highly Regarded Organisation in Ireland

The Reputations Agency has announce the results of the annual Ireland RepTrak® 2019 study, the largest and longest running study of reputation in Ireland, now celebrating its tenth year. Based on the perceptions of over 7,000 members of the public who completed the survey across January and February 2019, the survey measures the level of […]

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Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

  Ireland Experiences Boost in Alcohol Sales Over Easter Period

Supermarket shoppers in Ireland spent €34.6 million on alcohol in the week leading to Easter, a 5.3% increase in sales compared to last year, reveals Nielsen data. The rise in alcohol sales was a significant uplift over last year where sales increased by 3.9%, and the second year that the alcohol category benefited from changes […]

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Equinix Announces 12 New Data Centres in $1.7 Billion Expansion Programme

  Equinix Announces 12 New Data Centres in $1.7 Billion Expansion Programme

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, will open 12 new International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centres and expand 23 existing IBX data centres in 2019 as part of an expected $1.730 to $1.920 billion of non-recurring capital expenditure expansion programme for the year. Equinix, which operates four data centres in Dublin, plays a strategic role in advancing enterprise […]

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Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

  Teagasc Joint 5th Among Research Organisations in Europe

Teagasc secured €6.3 million funding for research from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme in 2018. In comparison with all other research organisations and universities across Europe, Teagasc was joint 5th in terms of number of successful projects and 6th overall in terms of money awarded in the agri-food stream of European funding.
Horizon 2020 is the European […]

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National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder for National Broadband Plan

  National Broadband Ireland Announced as Preferred Bidder for National Broadband Plan

National Broadband Ireland, the Granahan McCourt led Consortium bidding for the Government of Ireland’s National Broadband Plan (NBP), has today been announced as the Preferred Bidder by Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment, Richard Bruton. Established in response to the NBP, National Broadband Ireland brings together a team with significant national and international expertise in designing, […]

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Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

  Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has agreed a €44 million debt finance package with Allied Irish Bank plc for its bioenergy plant currently being completed at Huntstown in north County Dublin. The debt finance package includes a term loan of €38.6 million and ancillary facilities of €5.4 million. It is part of an […]

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Clean Sweep For Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

  Clean Sweep For Grocers as Bank Holidays Boost Growth

Sales in the Irish grocery market hit record levels as shoppers splashed out €208.2 million in the Easter week alone helping the overall sector grow by 4.1% in the 12 weeks to 21 April 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar. Meanwhile, SuperValu’s return to growth means all the major retailers are once again […]

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Combilift Celebrates 21 Years in Monaghan

  Combilift Celebrates 21 Years in Monaghan

Combilift, the Monaghan-based forklift manufacturer, is celebrating 21 years in business this year. The company employs 650 people at its Global Headquarters and manufacturing facility in Monaghan and and another 100 across its 85 global markets. Its new factory, opened in 2018, has resulted in an increase in production.
Combilift is the largest global manufacturer of […]

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