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SFI Research Infrastructure Programme 2018 – Call Open

    SFI Research Infrastructure Programme 2018 – Call Open

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has launched the Research Infrastructure Programme 2018. The aim of the SFI Research Infrastructure Call is to support the research community in building and sustaining the

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Four Times More New Houses Need to be Built in 2018 Compared to Last Year

    Four Times More New Houses Need to be Built in 2018 Compared to Last Year

Initiative Ireland, headquartered at NovaUCD, has launched a new annual housing report, entitled Housing 2031. The report was commissioned to provide a more accurate and consistent view of housing supply and

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Record Year For Kingspan

    Record Year For Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2017. 2017 was a significant year for

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Pharmaceutical Industry Unlikely to Avoid Harsh Brexit

    Pharmaceutical Industry Unlikely to Avoid Harsh Brexit

By John Whelan  International policy leaders attending the recent Bio Pharma Ambition conference in Dublin Castle were addressed by Dr Lorraine Nolan, the chief executive of Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Authority

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Construction Firm Sammon Group Recognised as One of Ireland’s Best Places to Work

    Construction Firm Sammon Group Recognised as One of Ireland’s Best Places to Work

Irish construction firm Sammon Group has been officially recognised as one of Ireland’s Best Places to Work in the major national workplace awards programme overseen globally by the Great Place

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Sustainabilty and Innovation in Seafood Production is Driving Employment in a Rural Coastal Community

    Sustainabilty and Innovation in Seafood Production is Driving Employment in a Rural Coastal Community

Swedish native Birgitta Curtin (pictured), who founded and runs the Burren Smokehouse in Co. Clare, has won the overall prize for Seafood at the recent Green Awards. Birgitta’s unending focus

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A Major EU Climate Innovation Summit to be Held in Dublin in Year of Sustainable Business 2018

    A Major EU Climate Innovation Summit to be Held in Dublin in Year of Sustainable Business 2018

Ireland will this year play host to Europe’s biggest summit on Climate Innovation, as part of an official programme of events to mark the first-ever Year of Sustainable Business 2018.

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Microsoft’s New €134 Million Campus Officially Opens

    Microsoft’s New €134 Million Campus Officially Opens

An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, was joined by Peggy Johnson, Executive Vice President, Microsoft Corporation; Cathriona Hallahan, MD, Microsoft Ireland; and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland at the recent official

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Expert Speakers Confirmed For Ireland’s Biggest Annual Project Management Conference

    Expert Speakers Confirmed For Ireland’s Biggest Annual Project Management Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for Ireland’s premier conference on project management. With the theme The Change Makers, the Chapter’s annual conference takes

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Tesco Ireland Achieves Great Place to Work Status

    Tesco Ireland Achieves Great Place to Work Status

Tesco Ireland has been awarded the coveted Great Place to Work accreditation. As a leading food retailer, Tesco is one of the biggest private sector employers in Ireland employing over

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Guinness Enterprise Centre Bags Global Award For Top Business Incubator

    Guinness Enterprise Centre Bags Global Award For Top Business Incubator

Dublin’s Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) has been named as the World’s Top Business Incubator, Collaborating with University, 2018. The award was presented to the GEC at the recent UBI Awards

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Datapac Wins €5.5 Million in New Managed Services Contracts

    Datapac Wins €5.5 Million in New Managed Services Contracts

Datapac, a leading technology solutions and services provider, won €5.5 million in new managed services contracts with Irish organisations in 2017. The company is expecting to grow its managed services

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MSD is to Develop a New Biotechnology Facility in Dublin

    MSD is to Develop a New Biotechnology Facility in Dublin

MSD is to develop a new biotechnology facility in Dublin, with the expected creation of up to 350 new jobs. Known as MSD Biotech, Dublin, the facility will be constructed

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Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

    Government Unveils €116 Billion Development Programme

The Government has published The National Development Plan 2018–2027, the most recent in the series of such capital plans adopted since 1988. The National Development Plan 2018–2027 is an ambitious

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Made to Engage to Create 40 New Jobs in ICT Sector

    Made to Engage to Create 40 New Jobs in ICT Sector

Belfast-based digital agency, Made to Engage is creating 40 new jobs to better service its existing customer base and generate new sales in export markets. Made to Engage was formed in 2012

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Over 300 Events Planned to Celebrate ‘Local Enterprise Week’ in March

    Over 300 Events Planned to Celebrate ‘Local Enterprise Week’ in March

From helping small businesses spot ‘mega’ trends to assisting start-ups to close more sales, the 31 Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) are teaming up to run hundreds of events across the

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Ireland’s First Space Strategy For Enterprise

    Ireland’s First Space Strategy For Enterprise

The Government has announced the development of Ireland’s first national Space Strategy for Enterprise by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation. The Strategy will set out how Ireland can

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Affidea Grows in Ireland and Opens New ExpressCare Clinic in Cork

    Affidea Grows in Ireland and Opens New ExpressCare Clinic in Cork

Affidea, Europe’s leading diagnostic imaging provider, is investing in Ireland and has officially opened its first ExpressCare clinic in Ireland in the Elysian building in Cork City to serve the

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National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 2nd May, 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, from across the country, the 2018 National Construction Summit will be held on Wednesday, 2nd May at the Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin. Now

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Copenhagen Economics Study on Impacts of Brexit on Trade and the Economy

    Copenhagen Economics Study on Impacts of Brexit on Trade and the Economy

The Government has published an independent study by Copenhagen Economics examining the impact of Brexit on Ireland’s trade and economy. The study examines the implications and quantifies the impact of possible

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FutureScope 2018 to Explore How Technology Will Change Our World

    FutureScope 2018 to Explore How Technology Will Change Our World

FutureScope, Ireland’s only conference that promotes collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and multinationals, will take place in the Convention Centre Dublin on Thursday, 31st May 2018. The event is limited to

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Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting All-island Supply Chains

    Brexit Deal Vital to Protecting All-island Supply Chains

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food industry, has said the full implementation of the December Brexit deal was vital to protect complex all-island supply chains.

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Gyproc Ireland to Invest €8 Million at Monaghan Quarry

    Gyproc Ireland to Invest €8 Million at Monaghan Quarry

Gyproc, Ireland’s leading manufacturer of plaster and plasterboard and part of the Saint-Gobain group, has announced an investment of €8 million as part of the development of its quarry in

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NIBRT Publishes 2017 Annual Report

    NIBRT Publishes 2017 Annual Report

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has published its 2017 Annual Report, announcing substantial growth across all

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Branded Sales Outpace Own Label For First Time Since 2014 in Irish Grocery

    Branded Sales Outpace Own Label For First Time Since 2014 in Irish Grocery

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 28 January 2018, show

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EU Commission Revises its Growth Forecasts For Ireland Upwards For 2017 and 2018

    EU Commission Revises its Growth Forecasts For Ireland Upwards For 2017 and 2018

The new EU Winter 2018 Interim Economic Forecast puts GDP growth for Ireland at 7.3% for 2017 – compared to the 4.8%

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Teagasc Announces New Programme For Future Research Leaders

    Teagasc Announces New Programme For Future Research Leaders

Teagasc and the European Commission will co-fund a new programme which will employ 20 new experienced researchers for 36 months

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Nuritas and Nestlé to Work Together on Discovery of Food-Derived Bioactive Peptides Through Artificial Intelligence

    Nuritas and Nestlé to Work Together on Discovery of Food-Derived Bioactive Peptides Through Artificial Intelligence

Nuritas, the Irish biotechnology company, and Nestlé have entered into a collaboration aiming at discovering bioactive peptide networks within specific

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Cork Business Association Elects New President

    Cork Business Association Elects New President

The Cork Business Association has elected Philip Gillivan (pictured above right), proprietor of the Shelbourne Bar, McCurtain Street, as their new

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UCC Scientists Reveal How Food Affects Our Mood

    UCC Scientists Reveal How Food Affects Our Mood

A new book, ‘The Psychobiotic Revolution’, is having a major impact in the field of biomedicine. It reveals that our brain

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EU Market For Electric Cars is Highly Fragmented

    EU Market For Electric Cars is Highly Fragmented

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) has published new data demonstrating the correlation between the market uptake of electrically-chargeable vehicles

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US Software Company Invests in NI’s Growing Software Development Sector

    US Software Company Invests in NI’s Growing Software Development Sector

Chef Software, a Seattle based software company, and leader in Continuous Automation software, is to create 55 new jobs with

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NTR Closes Debt Facilities to Value of €43.2 Million to Fund Irish Wind Projects

    NTR Closes Debt Facilities to Value of €43.2 Million to Fund Irish Wind Projects

NTR has announced that it has successfully closed three project debt facilities in recent weeks with AIB, Nord/LB and MUFG

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ESB to Deliver €150 Million in Savings to Large Businesses

    ESB to Deliver €150 Million in Savings to Large Businesses

Smart Energy Services, a business line in ESB, is to deliver €150 million in savings on energy costs for over

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Additional €30 Million Commitment From EU For Micro-enterprises in Ireland

    Additional €30 Million Commitment From EU For Micro-enterprises in Ireland

The European Investment Fund (EIF) has signed a second agreement with Microfinance Ireland (MFI) to support 2,100 micro-entrepreneurs under the

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3,700 New Jobs Created in 2017 by Local Enterprise Office-supported Companies

    3,700 New Jobs Created in 2017 by Local Enterprise Office-supported Companies

A net total of 3,700 new jobs were delivered in 2017 by start-ups and small businesses from across the country

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SEAI to Invest €2.5 Million in RD&D Solutions For Next Generation Energy

    SEAI to Invest €2.5 Million in RD&D Solutions For Next Generation Energy

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a research fund of over €2.5 million to support cutting-edge research,

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Ocean Energy Makes a Splash in the US With US Navy Partnership

    Ocean Energy Makes a Splash in the US With US Navy Partnership

Irish wave energy technology company, Ocean Energy, has announced that its pioneering wave energy convertor, the ‘OE Buoy’, will be

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Dublin is a Global Innovator City For the Future

    Dublin is a Global Innovator City For the Future

JLL has released new research that places Dublin as a global ‘Innovator’ city for the future. Among the new city types, ‘Innovators’

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National Asset Management Agency Did Not Breach EU Rules

    National Asset Management Agency Did Not Breach EU Rules

Following a complaint, the European Commission has assessed whether the Irish National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has benefited from illegal

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CIS and Esri Ireland Map €56 Billion Worth of Construction Projects Throughout Ireland

    CIS and Esri Ireland Map €56 Billion Worth of Construction Projects Throughout Ireland

Esri Ireland, the market leader in geographic information services, has announced that Construction Information Services (CIS) has leveraged its digital

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Irish Gin Exports Set to Grow Significantly in 2018

    Irish Gin Exports Set to Grow Significantly in 2018

Irish gin is expected to go global this year, with exports set to rise significantly, according to Alcohol Beverage Federation

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HBAN Syndicate Invests €300,000 in HamstringSolo

    HBAN Syndicate Invests €300,000 in HamstringSolo

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative

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Manufacturing Sector is Key to Ireland’s Economic Success But Brixit and Digitisation Challenges Loom Large

    Manufacturing Sector is Key to Ireland’s Economic Success But Brixit and Digitisation Challenges Loom Large

The Irish manufacturing sector, which contributes 25% of GDP and employs over 44,000 people both directly and indirectly, is key

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National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2018

    National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2018

Attracting more than 2,500 visitors, from across the country, and featuring 235 speakers and 350 exhibitors, the 2018 National Manufacturing

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Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

    Irish Businesses Should Prepare For a ‘Hard’ Brexit

“Businesses across Ireland must prepare themselves for a ‘hard’ Brexit. You must establish your exposure now,” cautioned Lucinda Creighton (pictured),

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Construction Industry Has Created 50,000 Jobs Since 2013

    Construction Industry Has Created 50,000 Jobs Since 2013

Over 50,000 jobs have been created in the construction industry since the lowest point of the recession in 2013. CSO

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