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Government Launches €300 Million Future Growth Loan Scheme For SMEs and Farmers

    Government Launches €300 Million Future Growth Loan Scheme For SMEs and Farmers

The Government has launched the Future Growth Loan Scheme to allow for the roll out of €300 million in funding to eligible Irish SMEs including farmers. Businesses will be able to

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National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

    National IP Protocol 2019 to Drive Commercialisation of Irish Research and Boost Economic Growth

The Government has launched the National IP Protocol 2019. The Protocol, which is in its third edition, is produced and managed by Knowledge Transfer Ireland on behalf of the Department of

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CNP Santander Insurance Invests €3.5 Million in Dublin Expansion

    CNP Santander Insurance Invests €3.5 Million in Dublin Expansion

CNP Santander Insurance, the Irish-based insurance company that designs and manages insurance products for distribution in more than 10 European countries, has announced that it has invested €3.5 million in

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ABP Food Group Extends Range With Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

    ABP Food Group Extends Range With Chinese Internet Giant JD.com

ABP Food Group has confirmed that it will be extending its range of online beef products for Chinese consumers on the JD.com platform from three product lines to ten product

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Energia Group Announces €50 Million Bioenergy Agreement With Panda

    Energia Group Announces €50 Million Bioenergy Agreement With Panda

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has announced a commercial agreement to process 70,000 tonnes of Panda organic waste annually, at Energia’s €50 million new

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The Impact of Various Brexit Scenarios on the Irish Economy

    The Impact of Various Brexit Scenarios on the Irish Economy

A new study from the ESRI and the Department of Finance finds that GDP in Ireland ten years after Brexit will be around 2.6% lower in a Deal scenario, 4.8%

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Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

    Cork Airport Opens New Airport Control Centre and Office Facilities

Cork Airport, Ireland’s fastest growing and most punctual airport, has opened a new Airport Control Centre (ACC) and purpose-built office suite following a further significant investment in the airport by

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Malone Group is Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day Media Sponsor For Fourth Year Running

    Malone Group is Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s 65 Roses Day Media Sponsor For Fourth Year Running

Project management company, the Blanchardstown-headquartered Malone Group, has been announced as the media sponsor for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s (CFI) 65 Roses Day, taking place on Friday 12th April. 65 Roses Day

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An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

    An Overview of the Irish Construction Pipeline

A traditional barometer of the construction industry environment in Ireland is the number of cranes punctuating the Dublin skyline. “The crane count in Dublin reached a record 123 in March

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LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers

    LEOs Unite to Create New Opportunity For Producers to Pitch to Top Food Buyers

Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) in local authorities from all over the country have joined forces to make an unprecedented investment in raising the profile of the country’s finest food producers.

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HNH Creates 14 Financial Services Jobs in Export-focused Expansion

    HNH Creates 14 Financial Services Jobs in Export-focused Expansion

Belfast financial services company HNH is investing over £1.3 million to create 14 new jobs to help it capitalise on opportunities in the global financial advisory market. The firm currently offers

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Diaceutics Floats on the London Stock Exchange

    Diaceutics Floats on the London Stock Exchange

Diaceutics, which has offices in Belfast and Dundalk, has floated on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £52.9 million. Founded by EY Entrepreneur

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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

    €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing

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New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

    New Opportunities For Construction Companies as Dublin Airport Invests Over €1 Billion in Capacity Expansion

Having welcomed 31.5 million passengers during 2018 – a new record – Dublin Airport is currently being expanded to ultimately cater for more than 20 million additional passengers. “We are

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OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

    OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

“If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the Office of Public Works (OPW) and Vice President of Engineers

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Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

    Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

The vast majority of building materials used in the Irish construction sector are either sourced in the UK or enter Ireland through international distributors in Britain and represent a major

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Marketing Campaign Worth €1.2 Million Unveiled by Guaranteed Irish

    Marketing Campaign Worth €1.2 Million Unveiled by Guaranteed Irish

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 600+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland, has unveiled a new marketing campaign worth €1.2 million, aimed at showcasing its members’ success.

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Jameson Enters the Top 10 Premium Spirits Brands in the World List

    Jameson Enters the Top 10 Premium Spirits Brands in the World List

Jameson Irish whiskey, which is produced by Irish Distillers at Midleton Distillery in Cork, has entered the top 10 of IMPACT magazine’s annual ‘Top 100 Premium Spirits Brands Worldwide’ list

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Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected

    Growth in Demand For Waste Handling Equipment Expected

Sales of waste handling and processing equipment are conservatively expected to increase by 5% to 10% annually in unit terms over the next decade, and possibly beyond, according to a

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Rising Prices Drive Grocery Sales Growth

    Rising Prices Drive Grocery Sales Growth

The latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel show the Irish grocery market grew by 3.5% in the 12 weeks to 24 February 2019, putting the sector on a solid footing as

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Ireland Ranks Lowest in Europe For Realising Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

    Ireland Ranks Lowest in Europe For Realising Benefits of Sustainable Business Practices

Irish business leaders rank lowest in Europe when it comes to realising the benefits of environmentally-friendly approaches with only 45% seeing EU and global environmental regulations, including the Paris Agreement,

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European Investment Bank Report Highlights Digitalisation Benefits For Irish SMEs

    European Investment Bank Report Highlights Digitalisation Benefits For Irish SMEs

The Government has formally accepted a report entitled ‘The Digitalisation of small and medium enterprises in Ireland’ from Andrew McDowell, Vice President of the European Investment Bank. The report, a collaborative

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Acquisition of Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch

    Acquisition of Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) is backing the acquisition of the Green Isle Foods and Donegal Catch manufacturing and export businesses by a group led by the former Chief

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New Financing Opportunities For Companies Following €30 Million EIB Backing For Galway Medtech Firm

    New Financing Opportunities For Companies Following €30 Million EIB Backing For Galway Medtech Firm

Future medical technology investment by Galway-based Aerogen will be supported by a €30 million loan agreed with the European Investment Bank

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National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit – This Thursday, 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time left to register to attend the fifth National Construction Summit, which will be held on Thursday,

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Terex Announces £12 Million Investment in Derry

    Terex Announces £12 Million Investment in Derry

Terex Corporation, a global manufacturer of lifting and material processing solutions, is to establish a new facility in Campsie, Londonderry as

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Cult Drinks is Fingal’s Enterprise Award Winner For 2019

    Cult Drinks is Fingal’s Enterprise Award Winner For 2019

A drinks business from Donabate is this year’s winner of the Fingal Enterprise Award for 2019. Cult Drinks took the

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eBay Partners With Enterprise Ireland to Open Global Window of Opportunity For Irish SMEs

    eBay Partners With Enterprise Ireland to Open Global Window of Opportunity For Irish SMEs

eBay, one of the world’s largest online marketplaces has joined forces with Enterprise Ireland and the Design & Crafts Council

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BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

    BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

Commenting on latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Housing Market Monitor, Brokers Ireland said it reinforces what is known from

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Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

    Closing the Loop – European Commission Reports on Circular Economy Action Plan

The European Commission has published a comprehensive report on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan it adopted in December 2015.

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Novi’s Data Security and Mobility Deal Alleviates IT Headache For CarePlus Pharmacy

    Novi’s Data Security and Mobility Deal Alleviates IT Headache For CarePlus Pharmacy

Novi, the secure IT and cloud service provider, has designed and implemented a new IT infrastructure for CarePlus Pharmacy, Ireland’s

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Finnebrogue’s Major Investment in Nitrite-free Bacon to Create 125 Jobs

    Finnebrogue’s Major Investment in Nitrite-free Bacon to Create 125 Jobs

Finnebrogue, the Downpatrick-based artisan food manufacturer, is to create up to 125 new jobs following its £17 million investment in

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53% of Guaranteed Irish Members Forecast Employment Growth in 2019

    53% of Guaranteed Irish Members Forecast  Employment Growth in 2019

Guaranteed Irish, the not-for-profit business membership organisation championing 550+ homegrown and international businesses in Ireland, expects employment among its members

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Irish Research Centre Selected to Participate in €15 Million EU Cybersecurity Research Project

    Irish Research Centre Selected to Participate in €15 Million  EU Cybersecurity Research Project

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre, which is backed by Science Foundation Ireland, has been selected to participate in a

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Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

    Chronic Under-investment in Regional Infrastructure Placing Economic Growth at Risk

Over 300 delegates attended the recent Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) sold-out annual national conference in Cork. The

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€4.3 Million Invested in Enterprise-based Research Partnerships

    €4.3 Million Invested in Enterprise-based Research Partnerships

The Government has announced details of a €4.3 million investment in the Irish Research Council’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The Irish Research Council’s Enterprise

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Another Year of Record Profit Delivery For CRH

    Another Year of Record Profit Delivery For CRH

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has reported sales of €26.8 billion for 2018 – 6% ahead of 2017

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2019 Applications Now Open For Scholarships For MBA and MSc Programmes at Ireland’s Top Business School

    2019 Applications Now Open For Scholarships For MBA and MSc Programmes at Ireland’s Top Business School

UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School has launched the tenth year of its Aspire Scholarship Programme which provides talented graduates from across

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Venture Capital Investment in Irish Tech Firms Fell by a Quarter in 2018

    Venture Capital Investment in Irish Tech Firms Fell by a Quarter in 2018

Funding into Irish technology firms fell by 25% to €739 million in 2018, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association

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