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Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

    Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

20 years of collaboration between Dolmen and Ash Technologies has led to design awards for every single product developed. Last November 2016 Dolmen was delighted to have been awarded the

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Cork businesses report strong start to 2017 despite Brexit uncertainty

    Cork businesses report strong start to 2017 despite Brexit uncertainty

Cork Chamber’s first quarterly economic trends survey of 2017 reviewed activity over the closing months of January, February and March. The survey, which was conducted by Cork Chamber during April

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Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

    Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

Esri Ireland has announced it will create 35 new jobs over the next two-and-a-half years to support its goal of becoming a €10 million business by 2020. This will bring

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Shire opens new HQ Office in Dublin City Centre

    Shire opens new HQ Office in Dublin City Centre

Shire has announced the opening of its new office in Ireland at the Miesian Plaza on Dublin’s Baggot Street. Shire’s HQ office will move from its current location in Citywest,

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€750,000 announced in start-up funding for female entrepreneurs

    €750,000 announced in start-up funding for female entrepreneurs

Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3 May. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of

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Sugar sweetened drink tax will not tackle obesity

    Sugar sweetened drink tax will not tackle obesity

The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), the Ibec group that represents soft drinks companies, has highlighted the benefits achieved by soft drinks companies reducing the sugar content of their products through

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DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

    DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

Three Irish companies have successfully won contracts to develop satellite and communications systems to the European Space Agency (ESA). The three companies are Enbio, InnaLabs, and Pilot Photonics. Enbio has

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ISME report shows uncertainty around Brexit

    ISME report shows uncertainty around Brexit

The results of the ISME Quarterly Business Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2017 show a decline in the exports sector and an overall decline in profitability expectations for

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Diaceutics signs multi-million-euro partnership with BioReference Laboratories

    Diaceutics signs multi-million-euro partnership with BioReference Laboratories

Irish data insights and solutions company Diaceutics has announced a five-year multi-million-euro partnership with US-based BioReference Laboratories. The partnership will see Diaceutics acquire real-time testing data from BioReference, allowing it

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PM Group wins manufacturing facility project in China

    PM Group wins manufacturing facility project in China

PM Group has announced a major project win for its new Shanghai office to provide site master planning and engineering design services for BeiGene’s Biologics Manufacturing Facility, located in Guangzhou,

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Four finalists vie for FutureScope’s One2Watch competition

    Four finalists vie for FutureScope’s One2Watch competition

FutureScope, a conference that promotes collaboration between entrepreneurs and large enterprises, has announced the four finalists of its One2Watch competition. The competition seeks to find Ireland’s most scalable business idea

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Novi invests €510,000 in proactive service centre

    Novi invests €510,000 in proactive service centre

Managed services provider Novi has invested €510,000 in a new Proactive Service Centre in Naas, Co, Kildare. The investment includes the fit-out of a dedicated suite to accommodate the Proactive

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Monex Scholarship Program launched at UCC

    Monex Scholarship Program launched at UCC

Monex Financial Services has announced details of a new scholarship program created to support Killarney Leaving Cert students accepted to third level studies at Cork University Business School (CUBS) at

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Cope Foundation urges Cork firms to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’

    Cope Foundation urges Cork firms to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’

On Wednesday, 26th April 2017 Cope Foundation, an organisation providing support and services to 2,350 people with intellectual disability and/or autism in 65 locations across Cork City and County, will

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Government action needed on EU tendering opportunities – ISME

    Government action needed on EU tendering opportunities – ISME

Last month, ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association identified that billions of euro in tendering opportunities would open in the years ahead for Irish business as a result

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Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

    Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

Limerick company Ostoform has won the 2017 AIB Startup Academy competition ahead of 13 other contenders who pitched for the €20,000 cash investment before 300 attendees at the Lighthouse Cinema

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42% of Irish businesses have no plan to handle data breaches

    42% of Irish businesses have no plan to handle data breaches

Information security company Ward Solutions has found that 42% of Irish businesses don’t have a crisis management plan to implement in the event of a data compromise. The finding was

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Minister Breen leads 25 companies on trade visit to Antwerp

    Minister Breen leads 25 companies on trade visit to Antwerp

Pat Breen, Minister for Employment and Small Business is leading an Enterprise Ireland trade visit to Antwerp in Belgium. The aim of the trade visit is to promote Ireland’s extensive

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Irish company wins big at Red Dot International Design Awards

    Irish company wins big at Red Dot International Design Awards

Dolmen, a product design and innovation consultancy, beat 5,500 product design entries from 54 countries across the world this year to win an unprecedented five awards at the Red Dot

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Vision Express announces acquisition of Tesco Opticians

    Vision Express announces acquisition of Tesco Opticians

National optical retailer Vision Express has announced the acquisition of Tesco Opticians. The acquisition incorporates Tesco Opticians’ network of 209 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland, which will

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Retail Ireland announces new Chairman

    Retail Ireland announces new Chairman

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has announced Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director of BWG Foods, as its new Chairman. Mr O’Byrne will serve a two year

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New postal service offers businesses more choice

    New postal service offers businesses more choice

Citypost has announced it is launching a new nationwide postal service for businesses. The independent postal service said its €0.79 PostPICK-UP cost will undercut the annual costs of existing providers

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Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital

    Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital

Ricoh Ireland it has donated print and document management devices worth more than €175,000 to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The donation will allow the hospital to make significant savings

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DCU Showcase gives companies opportunities to engage with research experts

    DCU Showcase gives companies opportunities to engage with research experts

For companies interested in innovation through R&D, the DCU Business Matchmaker and Research Showcase 2017 gives firms the opportunity to

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Citrix to create 150 new Dublin jobs

    Citrix to create 150 new Dublin jobs

Citrix has announced that it will create 150 new jobs as part of an expansion drive at its Dublin office,

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InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches for 2017

    InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches for 2017

Early and new start companies across Ireland are being encouraged to enter the 15th annual Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition to

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Calls for Dublin to Belfast one-hour rail link

    Calls for Dublin to Belfast one-hour rail link

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan intends to seek money for a ‘rapid rail link’ between Dublin and Belfast as part

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Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

    Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance have launched the €80k Small

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Diaceutics announces 30 jobs on back of 60% revenue growth

    Diaceutics announces 30 jobs on back of 60% revenue growth

Irish data insights and solutions company Diaceutics has announces 30 new jobs which will facilitate further international growth for Diaceutics

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Meat Technology Ireland launched

    Meat Technology Ireland launched

Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, has been launched

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Irish IT services firm EMIT acquires Softech

    Irish IT services firm EMIT acquires Softech

IT services firm EMIT has announced it has acquired the manage services business and customer base of Irish IT service

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300 new jobs announced at Chopped

    300 new jobs announced at Chopped

Health food chain Chopped is set to open 20 new stores in Wicklow, Cork, Waterford and Dublin, creating over 300

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North South Interconnector needed ahead of Brexit threat

    North South Interconnector needed ahead of Brexit threat

Ibec and the CBI, the two major business groups in the Republic and Northern Ireland, have launched a new report

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Actavo wins five-year SSE ‘Shield’ contract in UK

    Actavo wins five-year SSE ‘Shield’ contract in UK

Actavo, an international engineering solutions company headquartered in Dublin, has signed a five-year contract with major energy supplier, SSE, to

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Teagasc hosts meeting to support short food supply chains

    Teagasc hosts meeting to support short food supply chains

On the 10th and 11th of April, Teagasc hosted 20 EU experts in Galway for a two day meeting to

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Chamber chief promises Brexit solutions

    Chamber chief promises Brexit solutions

Eoin O’Neill, the new President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce has said it’s time to move on from

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CWSI signs €2m deal with UK mobile network

    CWSI signs €2m deal with UK mobile network

Irish-owned security systems firm CWSI has signed a deal worth €2 million a year with a UK mobile network. CWSI

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20 new jobs at Windsor Motor Group

    20 new jobs at Windsor Motor Group

Windsor Motor Group has announced the appointment of Peter Nicholson as its new managing director and the creation of 20

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Johnson & Johnson buys Neuravi in multimillion euro deal

    Johnson & Johnson buys Neuravi in multimillion euro deal

Galway medtech company Neuravi has been taken over by US life sciences giant Johnson & Johnson Codman Neuro business in

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FundRock opens new Dublin office

    FundRock opens new Dublin office

FundRock Management Company S.A., a leading independent UCITS Fund Management Company and AIFM (Alternative Investment Fund Manager), has opened its

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New cloud exchange solution brings Equinix’s investment in Ireland to over €18.5m

    New cloud exchange solution brings Equinix’s investment in Ireland to over €18.5m

Equinix, Inc, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced that its total investment in Ireland now surpasses €18.5

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Cork start-up programme IGNITE to double capacity

    Cork start-up programme IGNITE to double capacity

Cork start-up programme IGNITE has officially announced it is to double capacity. Speaking this week in UCC’s Western Gateway Building

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60 new jobs announced for Cork region

    60 new jobs announced for Cork region

Enterprise Ireland has announced the creation of 60 new jobs for the Cork region through six of its client companies

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New products and markets key to export growth

    New products and markets key to export growth

The ESRI hosted a conference this week to launch the findings of a research programme on “Enterprise Exporting, Innovation and

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365 jobs announced at Version 1

    365 jobs announced at Version 1

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced today that IT services company, Version 1, will be creating 365 IT services jobs

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UK construction industry slows down

    UK construction industry slows down

A slowdown in the growth of UK construction activity has added to fears that the country’s economy may be starting

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Extra 300,000 premises to get high speed broadband

    Extra 300,000 premises to get high speed broadband

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten has announced that an additional 300,000 premises across Ireland will be

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Nutanix Cloud improves Vhi’s IT flexibility and performance

    Nutanix Cloud improves Vhi’s IT flexibility and performance

Enterprise cloud computing firm Nutanix has announced the implementation of its enterprise cloud solution for insurance provider, Vhi Group. Currently

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€120m paid out by banks over tracker mortgage scandal

    €120m paid out by banks over tracker mortgage scandal

Governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane has told the Oireachtas finance committee that Irish banks have paid out more

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Two thirds of Irish workers unable to work from home during transport strikes

    Two thirds of Irish workers unable to work from home during transport strikes

Hundreds of thousands of people around Ireland have been affected by the recent and ongoing public transport strikes, with many unable

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DiskShred invests €500,000 in on-site shredding service

    DiskShred invests €500,000 in on-site shredding service

DiskShred, a leading on-site IT shredding provider in Ireland, has announced it is investing €500,000 in its shredding service. The

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Economic growth outlook impressive despite Brexit effects

    Economic growth outlook impressive despite Brexit effects

Ibec’s new Q1 Quarterly Economic Outlook forecasts growth of 3.1% for 2017 and 2.8% in 2018. Strong improvements in consumer

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€44m investment in early stage funding for high growth companies announced

    €44m investment in early stage funding for high growth companies announced

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has announced that up to €44 million is being made

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Enterprise Ireland launches ‘Brexit SME Scorecard’

    Enterprise Ireland launches ‘Brexit SME Scorecard’

Enterprise Ireland has launched the ‘Brexit SME Scorecard’, a new interactive online platform which can be used by all Irish

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Ibec welcomes draft EU guidelines for Brexit

    Ibec welcomes draft EU guidelines for Brexit

Ibec has stated that the draft EU guidelines for Brexit negotiations set out a constructive approach towards achieving a smooth

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