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Beast From the East’s €10 Million Boost to Irish Grocery Retail

    Beast From the East’s €10 Million Boost to Irish Grocery Retail

The ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma may have caused havoc to the transport sector but the cold snap provided a huge boost to the Irish grocery market, according

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Loud Mouth Media Expands its Workforce and Client List

    Loud Mouth Media Expands its Workforce and Client List

Belfast-based Loud Mouth Media has quadrupled its workforce within the last four years, in response to growing demand for its services across Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Graduate Entrepreneurship €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to Accelerate Growth of Start-ups

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Graduate Entrepreneurship €500,000 Competitive Start Fund to Accelerate Growth of Start-ups

Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for recent graduates will open for applications on Tuesday 10th April 2018. The €500,000 fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity funding for

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Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

    Boost For Ireland’s Food & Drink Industry as Bord Bia Announces Largest-ever Recruitment Drive

In a major boost for the sector Bord Bia has announced that it is commencing recruitment for 29 new positions to support the continued growth and development of Ireland’s world-class food, drink and horticulture

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Maynooth Scientist Leads €6.3 Million SFI/Industry Project in Drone Operations Research

    Maynooth Scientist Leads €6.3 Million SFI/Industry Project in Drone Operations Research

Futurists predict that drone technology will soon significantly transform our daily lives, changing how we deliver and collect goods, giving us new ways to monitor and understand the world around

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Lisburn Manufacturer Pure Roast Coffee Invests in Future Growth

    Lisburn Manufacturer Pure Roast Coffee Invests in Future Growth

Pure Roast Coffee in Lisburn is doubling its workforce and boosting its capabilities to accommodate a growing customer base outside Northern Ireland. The business specialises in the roasting, packaging and distribution

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Kerry Group Announces Two Year Partnership With Special Olympics

    Kerry Group Announces Two Year Partnership With Special Olympics

Kerry Group has announced details of a two year partnership with Special Olympics that will include support for the 2019 Special Olympics Summer World Games in Abu Dhabi. As an

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How FM APPROVED Cooling Towers Help Reduce Risks

    How FM APPROVED Cooling Towers Help Reduce Risks

By Scott Maurer, Global Product Manager, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc When water flow is temporarily suspended, as in the event of a fire, some cooling towers that contain combustible materials

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Government Announces €29.6 Million Investment in Frontier Research

    Government Announces €29.6 Million Investment in Frontier Research

The Government has announced a €29.6 million investment by the Irish Research Council in “frontier research” projects. Thirty-six researchers will receive funding under the Irish Research Council’s new Laureate Awards

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Food and Drink Suppliers in Northern Ireland Get A ‘Kick Start’ From Lidl

    Food and Drink Suppliers in Northern Ireland Get A ‘Kick Start’ From Lidl

Lidl is championing local suppliers with the roll-out of their Kick Start Supplier Development Programme aimed at giving food and drink companies in Northern Ireland the chance to have their

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Strong Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2018

    Strong Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2018

In 2017, the Irish economy grew by 7.8 per cent. In 2018, GDP is expected to grow by 4.8 per cent, according to the latest ESRI economic forecast. GDP will

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Bright and Bold innovators to Receive €94.25 Million EU Funding to Scale Up Their Businesses

    Bright and Bold innovators to Receive €94.25 Million EU Funding to Scale Up Their Businesses

57 small and medium-sized companies have been selected for funding under the Horizon 2020 European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot, which aims to nurture breakthrough innovation. The companies, which underwent face-to-face interviews with a

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Registration Opens For EU Financing of Free Wireless Internet Hotspots in Public Spaces

    Registration Opens For EU Financing of Free Wireless Internet Hotspots in Public Spaces

The European Commission has launched the WiFi4EU web portal. As of now, municipalities all over Europe are invited to register their details ahead of the first call for projects in mid-May,

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TechConnect Live – RDS, Dublin – May 30th, 2018

    TechConnect Live – RDS, Dublin – May 30th, 2018

TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, is expected to attract over 3,000 visitors from across the Irish and international tech sector to the RDS, Dublin on 30th of May 2018.

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Ornua Delivers Record Revenue

    Ornua Delivers Record Revenue

Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products which supplies to over 110 countries worldwide, has reported record revenue of €2.1 billion for the year ended 30 December 2017. It

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EPA Welcomes Increase in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Waste

    EPA Welcomes Increase in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion of Waste

The EPA has released data and information on composting and anaerobic digestion in Ireland for 2016. The data updates the National Waste Statistics web resource, launched by the EPA in

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Revised Research Priority Areas For 2018-2023

    Revised Research Priority Areas For 2018-2023

The Government has published the ‘Research Priority Areas 2018–2023’ report. Research Prioritisation, introduced by the Government in 2012, aligns the majority of competitively awarded public investment in research with 14 priority

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Brexit Price Increases Could Affect Poorer Households Most

    Brexit Price Increases Could Affect Poorer Households Most

A hard Brexit would increase the cost of living for all households in Ireland by 2 per cent to 3.1 per cent – an annual increase of €892 to €1,360

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Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders

    Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders

Business leaders across Ireland are firm believers in the power of technology and the important role it plays, not only in supporting their own business needs, but in overcoming the

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Only 11% of Irish Businesses Using Renewable Energy

    Only 11% of Irish Businesses Using Renewable Energy

Irish businesses have yet to make the switch to renewable energy but are looking for cleaner energy alternatives, according to new research from Calor Gas. Just 11% of Irish businesses

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Research Reveals SMEs Lose €2.2 Billion a Year in Productivity Due to Administration

    Research Reveals SMEs Lose €2.2 Billion a Year in Productivity Due to Administration

Sage, a market leader in cloud accounting software, has revealed that Irish SMEs lose up to €2.2 billion annually in productivity due to burdensome administrative tasks. The report, ‘Sweating the

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European Commission Takes Action For a More Competitive and Innovative Financial Market

    European Commission Takes Action For a More Competitive and Innovative Financial Market

The European Commission has unveiled an Action Plan on how to harness the opportunities presented by technology-enabled innovation in financial services (FinTech). Europe should become a global hub for FinTech,

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40% Think Irish Government Not Doing Enough to Protect Ireland From Impact of Brexit

    40% Think Irish Government Not Doing Enough to Protect Ireland From Impact of Brexit

Brexit is coming closer and still a lot of questions remain unanswered. People are insecure not only about their own future but also the economic future of Ireland. iReach Insights

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Guinness Remains Ireland’s Most Valuable Brand at €2.1 Billion

    Guinness Remains Ireland’s Most Valuable Brand at €2.1 Billion

Guinness remains Ireland’s most valuable brand after growing by 5% over the last year to a brand value of €2.1

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Provides Over €742 Million For Future Development

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed a Capital Expenditure Programme of over €742 million. The Three Year Capital Programme 2018-2020

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Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

    Irish R&D Supports Bausch + Lomb’s $205 Million Investment in Waterford

Over 96% of the lens volume produced by Bausch + Lomb, the global eye care specialist, at its plant in

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Fine Grain invests €35m in Limerick office scheme for 400 staff

    Fine Grain invests €35m in Limerick office scheme for 400 staff

Fine Grain Property, an Irish-Singaporean commercial property vehicle, is investing €35 million in a new office development for 400 staff

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International Appetite Fed at First Birmingham Brexit Event

    International Appetite Fed at First Birmingham Brexit Event

With so many questions addressed at the first in a series of dedicated Brexit Seminars held in Birmingham, interest amongst

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TSM’s Shane O’Callaghan: ‘The key to IIoT is to keep it beautifully simple’

    TSM’s Shane O’Callaghan: ‘The key to IIoT is to keep it beautifully simple’

The rise of industry 4.0 and the industrial internet of things presents lots of unexpected business opportunities, says TSM Control

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Fine Grain Property acquires 60,000 square feet office development in Cork Airport Business Park

    Fine Grain Property acquires 60,000 square feet office development in Cork Airport Business Park

New Year, new acquisition! Fine Grain Property is delighted to announce it has acquired a 60,000 square feet office development

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Irish Technology Sector Has Overtaken Agriculture

    Irish Technology Sector Has Overtaken Agriculture

With 130,000 people now employed, the technology sector has overtaken agriculture as Ireland’s largest industry, according to Ken Finnegan (pictured

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2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

    2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition Provides Insight into the R&D and Innovation Ecosystem in Ireland

Designed to foster collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies, the 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition attracted over

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Dunnes Stores Comes Out on Top of a Growing Grocery Market

    Dunnes Stores Comes Out on Top of a Growing Grocery Market

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 25 February 2018, show

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New Irish Peer-to-peer Energy Trading Research Project Using Blockchain Technology

    New Irish Peer-to-peer Energy Trading Research Project Using Blockchain Technology

Imagine a future where Irish consumers will be able to gift or sell their solar power across their neighbourhood as

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BLENDI Wins ‘Best New Concept’ Category at World Food Innovation Awards 2018

    BLENDI Wins ‘Best New Concept’ Category at World Food Innovation Awards 2018

Irish start -up business Blendi came away as a big winner at the World Food Innovation Awards 2018. Blendi, which

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Ireland Deepens its International Links in Developing Green Finance

    Ireland Deepens its International Links in Developing Green Finance

Ireland is represented in a major new international partnership to drive the global growth in green finance and sustainable investment,

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Government Remains Committed to Getting an Extra 100,000 People at Work by End of 2020

    Government Remains Committed to Getting an Extra 100,000 People at Work by End of 2020

The  Government has launched Enterprise 2025 Renewed and the Action Plan for Jobs 2018. The Action Plan for Jobs 2018 is the 7th cross-Government annual plan to

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Construction Industry Requires More Female Workers

    Construction Industry Requires More Female Workers

A survey by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has found that on average approximately only 1 out of 10 construction

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Food Industry Veteran Jim Corbett Appointed Director of Food Institute UCC

    Food Industry Veteran Jim Corbett Appointed Director of Food Institute UCC

University College Cork has announced the appointment of Jim Corbett (pictured) as Director of the Food Institute UCC, which will

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Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia

    Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia

  Dachser Rail Services between Europe and Asia With Dachser Rail Services, the global logistics provider offers an alternative to

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New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork

    New €7.4 Million Software Development Centre Opens in Cork

Pilz, a leading global automation technology company, has opened a new €7.4 million software development centre in Cork. The opening

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Glanbia Ireland Reopens Wexford Cheese Plant and Plans €160 Million Investment at Belview

    Glanbia Ireland Reopens Wexford Cheese Plant and Plans €160 Million Investment at Belview

Glanbia Ireland, Ireland’s leading dairy and agri-business company, has officially reopened its Wexford cheese plant following a major capital investment

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Irish Spirits Association and Scotch Whisky Association Tackle Brexit at Annual Industry Meeting

    Irish Spirits Association and Scotch Whisky Association Tackle Brexit at Annual Industry Meeting

The Irish Spirits Association (ISA) recently hosted the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) in Dublin for their annual bilateral meeting, which

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Edwards Lifesciences to Invest €80 Million in the Mid-West

    Edwards Lifesciences to Invest €80 Million in the Mid-West

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, has announced that

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Progress on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

    Progress on Actions to Address Unfinished Housing Developments

The Government has published the sixth annual progress report and seventh housing survey on tackling the issue of unfinished housing

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Atlas Copco Ireland Opens New State-of-the-art Headquarters in Dublin

    Atlas Copco Ireland Opens New State-of-the-art Headquarters in Dublin

Atlas Copco Ireland, the country’s leading total solutions provider for compressed air and industrial gas markets, has officially opened its

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Westport-based Payslip Secures €1 Million Investment With Leading Technology Investors

    Westport-based Payslip Secures €1 Million Investment With Leading Technology Investors

Global Payroll Software company, Payslip, has announced a €1 million investment, led by Frontline Ventures and AIB, and leading technology

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Diaceutics to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients

    Diaceutics to Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients

Diaceutics, the Irish company helping patients to receive potentially lifesaving medicine through better diagnostic testing, has announced a collaboration with

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Restaurant Industry in Ireland is Optimistic About Business in 2018

    Restaurant Industry in Ireland is Optimistic About Business in 2018

As the Restaurants Association of Ireland has revealed the results of their benchmark survey conducted by BDO. The survey examined several aspects of the

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EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

    EU Maritime Strategy in the Atlantic Spurs €6 Billion of Investments

Half way through the implementation of the EU’s action plan for a maritime strategy in the Atlantic, an independent study finds it has spurred

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Continued Profit Growth at CRH

    Continued Profit Growth at CRH

Global building materials group CRH has reported another year of profit growth with margins and returns ahead in all its

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Takeda to Invest €25 Million at Grange Castle Site in Dublin

    Takeda to Invest €25 Million at Grange Castle Site in Dublin

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company is to create up to 70 new jobs and invest €25 million in the construction of a

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Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

    Emerson Collaborates With NIBRT to Help Upskill Ireland’s Biopharma Workforce

Emerson is providing automation software and systems valued at US$ 1 million (approximately €820,000) to Ireland’s National Institute of Bioprocessing

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Just 12% of Engineering Professionals are Women as Gender Gap Persists

    Just 12% of Engineering Professionals are Women as Gender Gap Persists

Just 16% of engineering graduates are women, with the overall ratio currently just one woman to eight men in the

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Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition – 14th March 2018 – CityWest, Dublin

    Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition – 14th March 2018 – CityWest, Dublin

The 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition, being held on Wednesday, 14th March 2018 at the Citywest Convention Centre,

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The Search Begins For Ireland’s Most Scalable Business Idea

    The Search Begins For Ireland’s Most Scalable Business Idea

FutureScope, Ireland’s only conference that promotes collaboration between the entrepreneurial community and multinationals, is taking applications for One2Watch 2018. The

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BPFI Mortgage Figures – Trend in Right Direction But Supply is Primary Impediment

    BPFI Mortgage Figures – Trend in Right Direction But Supply is Primary Impediment

The latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland figures showing very steady improvement in mortgage lending is to be welcomed but

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€30,000 Cottage Market Fund Announced

    €30,000 Cottage Market Fund Announced

A fund of €30,000 has been announced by GIY with the support of The Ireland Funds for the establishment of 10

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