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Northern Ireland Business Expenditure in R&D Continues to Rise

    Northern Ireland Business Expenditure in R&D Continues to Rise

The 2017 Research and Development Statistical Bulletin on R&D expenditure by businesses in Northern Ireland shows a 4 per cent rise on 2016, and 20 per cent on five years

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FastHouse Delivers 466 Holiday Lodges at New Center Parcs

    FastHouse Delivers 466 Holiday Lodges at New Center Parcs

Leading rapid-build home manufacturer FastHouse has announced the completion of its contract to provide and erect the timber frames for 466 lodges at the highly anticipated Center Parcs in Longford

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21st Operational Irish Whiskey Distillery Opens

    21st Operational Irish Whiskey Distillery Opens

Blackwater Distillery has become the 21st operational Irish whiskey distillery on the island of Ireland. The new distillery at Ballyduff, near Lismore in County Waterford, recently commenced Irish whiskey distillation. The

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IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

    IGD Predicts Five Trends Set to Shape Retail in 2019

Innovative advances in technology, coupled with seamless in-store shopping experiences, are among the IGD’s top predictions for 2019’s global retail trends: Data, and particularly customer data, will offer more personalised

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Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

    Actavo Scoops Top Irish Customer Experience Award

Actavo, a leading international engineering solutions company, has scooped the top ‘2018 CX Champion’ award at the Irish CX Impact Awards last week. It was selected from thirteen category winners

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SEAI Calls on Business Leaders to Invest in Energy Efficiency

    SEAI Calls on Business Leaders to Invest in Energy Efficiency

Ireland’s largest energy users saved €14.5 million in energy costs last year, that is according to the annual review released by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The review

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New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

    New Food Collaboration Aims to Make Plastic Packaging More Sustainable

Nine of Ireland’s leading agricultural processing and food businesses have come together to make the plastic packaging in their respective supply chains more sustainable. Plastics Action Alliance is the new

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Dublin Fintech Firm Announces Strategic Partnership With 20 New Jobs

    Dublin Fintech Firm Announces Strategic Partnership With 20 New Jobs

Quaternion Risk Management, a leading Irish risk analytics firm, supported by Enterprise Ireland, and AcadiaSoft Inc, the leading industry provider of global margin and collateral automation solutions, have announced the

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New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

    New Venture Developing a Liquid-based 3D Bioprinting Technology Wins UCD’s 2018 Start-up of the Year Award

Naiad, an emerging life sciences venture, has won University College Dublin’s (UCD) 2018 Start-Up of the Year Award. Naiad won the Award, and a €32,000 prize fund, after being declared

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Survey Finds 68% of Irish CEOs Have Started to Mitigate Against Potential Impact of Brexit

    Survey Finds 68% of Irish CEOs Have Started to Mitigate Against Potential Impact of Brexit

Almost seven in ten (68%) Irish CEOs have said they have acted to mitigate against the potential impact of Brexit, according to a survey of Irish business leaders by Deloitte

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Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

    Launch of the Inaugural Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019

Manufacturing excellence, teamwork and professionalism are set to be celebrated and acknowledged at the upcoming IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards 2019. The event, which was officially launched in Dublin

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Healthcare Seating Manufacturer Motions Towards International Growth

    Healthcare Seating Manufacturer Motions Towards International Growth

Limavady-based Seating Matters is investing in a range of measures to grow export sales of its chairs across European and US markets. The family business works with leading healthcare organisations

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Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

    Grocery Shoppers Cross the Border to Spend €65 Million

As Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, debate rages on about the implications of a hard border in Ireland. The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the

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Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

    Major Shift in Irish Housing Construction Needed to Safeguard Future Sustainability of the Sector

A major shift in Irish construction practices is urgently required to safeguard the sustainability of the sector into the future, according to Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing

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ABP Successful at Prestigious UK Industry Awards

    ABP Successful at Prestigious UK Industry Awards

The UK Division of ABP has been named Company of the Year at the 2018 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which has taken place in London. The awards celebrate and recognise

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GLS Ireland Opens New Depot in Cork

    GLS Ireland Opens New Depot in Cork

GLS Ireland has commenced operations at a new depot in Cork. The move to a newly built site triples capacity. With this step, the parcel service provider is preparing for

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OSSM Puts €300,000 Deal With Respa to Bed

    OSSM Puts €300,000 Deal With Respa to Bed

OSSM Cloud Solutions the Dublin-based ERP software provider, has announced a €300,000 deal with Respa Beds. OSSM Cloud installed and customised an Oracle NetSuite ERP solution for Respa Beds that

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ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

    ApisProtect Receives €1.5 Million Investment Boost

ApisProtect, an Irish agtech innovator using the Internet of Things (IoT) to monitor honey bee colonies, has announced the close of a €1.5 million seed round of financing led by

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Guinness Enterprise Centre Invests €200,000 in CoConnect Initiative

    Guinness Enterprise Centre Invests €200,000 in CoConnect Initiative

Dublin’s Guinness Enterprise Centre (GEC) has invested €200,000 in its innovative new CoConnect initiative. The programme, a home-away-from-home for businesses and their employees, will build connections between the GEC and

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HEINEKEN Ireland is First Drinks Company in Ireland to Achieve Business Working Responsibly Mark

    HEINEKEN Ireland is First Drinks Company in Ireland to Achieve Business Working Responsibly Mark

HEINEKEN Ireland is the first drinks company in Ireland to achieve the Business Working Responsibly mark from Business in the Community in recognition of its responsible and sustainable business practices.

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Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019

    Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019

Creating a series of long-term tourism development plans for specific geographical locations, developing new festivals to lengthen the tourism season, and promoting careers in the tourism sector – these are

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Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

    Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The senior

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Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford

    Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford

Bausch Health Companies will invest to expand contact lens manufacturing capacity at its Bausch + Lomb sites in Waterford, Ireland and Rochester in the US. The company is adding multiple

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PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

    PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over

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Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

    Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading

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Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms

    Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms

Executives around the world are cooling to the idea of investing internationally in the face of a rising trade tariff

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

    Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

‘Making Dairy Farming More Sustainable’  is the theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference which is taking place at

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European Investment Fund and Enterprise Ireland Double Business Angels Fund to €40 Million

    European Investment Fund and Enterprise Ireland Double Business Angels Fund to €40 Million

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Government of Ireland, through Enterprise Ireland, and the European Investment Fund (EIF)

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Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

    Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

Following the landmark sale of his materials business to Breedon plc in April 2018, Kevin Lagan (pictured) has outlined his

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Facebook Expands Investment in Ireland

    Facebook Expands Investment in Ireland

Facebook has announced that it is expanding its investment in Ireland by acquiring a long-term lease of 14 acres for

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Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

    Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

Premier Publishing & Events, in partnership with Irish Manufacturing Research, has launched the inaugural Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards. The

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Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

    Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

FinTech consultancy Vox Financial Partners has developed new software that will improve efficiencies in the global financial services industry post

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xSellco Takes Top Spot in 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking

    xSellco Takes Top Spot in 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking

E-commerce software company xSellco has secured the top spot in Ireland’s best known technology growth index – the Deloitte Technology

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Irish Foodservice Market Set to Grow by 6.1% to Reach Value of €8.2 Billion in 2018

    Irish Foodservice Market Set to Grow by 6.1% to Reach Value of €8.2 Billion in 2018

Bord Bia has released the findings of its 2018 Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report which shows that Ireland’s foodservice market is set

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Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

    Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

Flynn, one of Ireland’s leading contractors and fit out specialists, is adding 50 new jobs to its current workforce over

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Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

    Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

Talent Garden, Europe’s largest digital innovation and co-working hub operator, has opened its Dublin Innovation School with details of two

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EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

    EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU. These

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ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Cork

    ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Cork

ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, is expanding its Irish production

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HBAN Aims to Raise €10 Million From 50 Female Angels

    HBAN Aims to Raise €10 Million From 50 Female Angels

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

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Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

    Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm

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Winners of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

    Winners of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

Funded by the Government of Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of its Sustainable

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Carrick Therapeutics Co-founder Wins 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Carrick Therapeutics Co-founder Wins 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Dr Elaine Sullivan (pictured), co-founder and CEO of Carrick Therapeutics, is the winner of the 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of

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Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

    Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

PropertyBridges.com – a new Irish owned peer to peer property development company – has opened for business and has launched

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

    Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who

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