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€21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre

    €21.6 Million Boost For ‘Functional Food’ Technology Centre
The Government has announced Enterprise Ireland funding of €7.2 million, over five years, for Food for Health Ireland, a Technology Centre based in University College Dublin (UCD) that aims to
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Brexit and Slowing Global Economy are Key Challenges For Dublin’s Growth

    Brexit and Slowing Global Economy are Key Challenges For Dublin’s Growth
Brexit continues to cast a shadow of uncertainty over the Dublin economy while slowing global growth and increased global trade tensions are also posing downside risks. Dublin Port saw its
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UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards

    UCD Wins Two Knowledge Transfer Ireland 2019 Impact Awards
University College Dublin, through NovaUCD, has won two Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) 2019 Impact Awards. The annual KTI Impact Awards, in five categories, recognise significant achievements in knowledge transfer and
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London Company Smartzer Develops Digital Team in Belfast

    London Company Smartzer Develops Digital Team in Belfast
Interactive technology company, Smartzer is investing in Northern Ireland for the first time with a 16-strong digital team. Founded in London, the company develops digital video-tagging technology to create an
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WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Dundlak

    WuXi Vaccines to Build a $240 Million Manufacturing Facility in Dundlak
WuXi Vaccines, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed WuXi Biologics, is planning to build a $240 million vaccine production facility on the newly established WuXi Biologics Campus in Dundalk, bringing 200
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90 Jobs Announced at Irish Manufacturer Following €7.5 Million Investment

    90 Jobs Announced at Irish Manufacturer Following €7.5 Million Investment
Cosmetic Creations, Ireland’s leading cosmetic formulator and contract manufacturer, has announced that 90 jobs are to be created between its operations in Cork and Mayo, following an investment of €7.5
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Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre

    Lidl Opens New €100 Million Distribution Centre
Lidl has opened its new €100 million Distribution Centre in Newbridge, County Kildare. The state-of-the-art facility, which represents the single largest investment made by Lidl in Ireland since 2000, is
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HBAN Passes €100 Million Angel Investment Milestone Across Island of Ireland

    HBAN Passes €100 Million Angel Investment Milestone Across Island of Ireland
HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment and a joint initiative between Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, is celebrating more than €100 million
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ESB and Equinor to Deliver Potential Offshore Wind Projects

    ESB and Equinor to Deliver Potential Offshore Wind Projects
ESB has entered into a partnership with Equinor, a Norwegian-based energy company. The partnership will work to identify suitable sites for new offshore windfarms in Irish waters and work to
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£3 Million Development to Boost Tourism in Castlewellan

    £3 Million Development to Boost Tourism in Castlewellan
County Down retail company, Fresh Food Centres, is investing over £3 million to redevelop a former Castlewellan Guest House into a four-star Licensed Guest Inn. Once built, Hillyard House will
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€11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research

    €11 Million Funding For Cutting-edge Energy Research
The Government has announced that €11 million in funding has been awarded to 50 cutting-edge research, development and demonstration energy projects. These projects will develop solutions that will deliver cleaner energy
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EU-Singapore Trade Agreement Now in Force

    EU-Singapore Trade Agreement Now in Force
The EU-Singapore trade agreement has come into force. Singapore is by far the EU's largest trading partner in the Southeast Asian region, with a total bilateral trade in goods of
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New €20 Million Dairy Powders Plant Opens in Monaghan

    New €20 Million Dairy Powders Plant Opens in Monaghan
Newbaze Ireland Nutrition Food (trading as Ireliffey) has opened its new dairy formula plant at Carrickmacross in County Monaghan, marking the completion of a two-year building programme with a capital
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Smart Hub Success For Lisburn’s Connected Care Solutions

    Smart Hub Success For Lisburn’s Connected Care Solutions
Lisburn-based health technology firm Connected Care Solutions has signed a deal with Powys Council in Wales for its innovative ETHEL smart hub technology. ETHEL is a large, ‘always-on’ touchscreen device
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NBI Signs Historic Contract to Deliver National Broadband Plan

    NBI Signs Historic Contract to Deliver National Broadband Plan
National Broadband Ireland (NBI) has signed a landmark Public Private Partnership with the Irish Government to deliver the National Broadband Plan (NBP) across the country. The project is one of
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Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush

    Grocery Market on Strong Footing Ahead of Christmas Rush
All of Ireland’s major grocery retailers achieved growth again in the 12 weeks to 3 November 2019, according to the latest figures from Kantar. On average people visited stores 62 times
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European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan

    European Commission Approves €2.6 Billion Public Support For the Irish National Broadband Plan
The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, €2.6 billion of public support for the Irish National Broadband Plan. The scheme will bring high-speed broadband services to consumers
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First New Nursing Home in €250 Million Healthcare Investment

    First New Nursing Home in €250 Million Healthcare Investment
BlackBee Group has announced that it is about to move to planning on the first new nursing home under its new €250 million healthcare investment fund. The site, at Glanmire
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Winners of the National Project Awards 2019

    Winners of the National Project Awards 2019
The expansion of Ireland’s state airports has been revealed as Ireland’s most influential project over the past 50 years at the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute’s (PMI) National Project Awards,
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Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year

    Rise of Cloud Driving Average Irish Enterprise to Spend €445,000 on Channel Partnerships in Next Year
Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has published the findings of an independent survey exploring the views of senior enterprise IT professionals in Ireland on the future of the Channel industry. The
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Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin

    Output Sports Named Best Early Stage Company in Dublin
Output Sports, the University College Dublin (UCD) sports technology spin-out, has been named ‘Best Early Stage’ company, and won a €20,000 prize, at the Dublin Final of the 2019 InterTradeIreland
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The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto

    The Irish Heart Foundation Launches Ground-breaking Childhood Obesity Manifesto
Obesity “represents the greatest single threat to the health and wellbeing of children in Ireland today and drastic action is needed to protect them.” This is the main message of
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Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs

    Irish Construction Firm Creates 90 New Jobs
Newly-appointed managing director, James Godley, has heralded the start of a new era for Townmore when he officially launched the construction firm’s rebrand. James Godley’s move to Townmore, following three
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Total Spend in Ireland on Smart Apps Hits €59 Million This Year

    Total Spend in Ireland on Smart Apps Hits €59 Million This Year
A nationally representative survey of 1,000 people carried out by iReach has found that 96% of smartphone/tablet users in Ireland
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Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013

    Construction Activity Declines at Fastest Pace Since June 2013
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – fell
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UAE and Qatar Export Success Leads to New Jobs at Derry-based Joule

    UAE and Qatar Export Success Leads to New Jobs at Derry-based Joule
Technical fire engineering services specialist, Joule Group is winning new business in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar following R&D
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Kepak Group Serving Up ‘Sunday Roast’ to the Homeless

    Kepak Group Serving Up ‘Sunday Roast’ to the Homeless
Kepak Group is to supply enough meat to table a ‘Sunday Roast’ to those affected by homelessness supported by the
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Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

    Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses
The rapid growth in sustainable finance will require major changes to the make-up of third-level business and finance degree courses
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IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

    IMAGE Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Linda Kiely (pictured), co-founder of Voxpro, is to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 IMAGE Businesswoman of the
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Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme

    Firms Benefit From Over €1 Million R&D Funding Through Co-Innovate Programme
Over one million Euro of investment in research and development has been awarded to companies involved in cross-border projects to
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Pure Telecom’s €12 Million Enet Deal to Deliver Ultra-fast SIRO Broadband

    Pure Telecom’s €12 Million Enet Deal to Deliver Ultra-fast SIRO Broadband
Pure Telecom has concluded a deal worth up to €12 million with Enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network operator. By leveraging
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Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China

    Landmark Agreement to Protect 100 European Geographical Indications in China
The EU and China have concluded the negotiations on a bilateral agreement to protect 100 European Geographical Indications (GI) in China and 100 Chinese GI in
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Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New SBRD Smart Camera From Festo

    Visual Inspections are Simple to Configure With the New  SBRD Smart Camera From Festo
The new SBRD smart camera from industrial automation specialists Festo lies at the heart of an intuitive image processing system
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Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award

    Biotech Company Auranta Scoops a 2019 Irish Times Innovation Award
Auranta, which develops and produces a range of innovative and sustainable animal feed products to boost gut health, immunity and
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Ornua Opens €30 Million State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain

    Ornua Opens €30 Million State-of-the-art Cheese Facility in Spain
Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, has officially its new €30 million, state-of-the-art cheese production facility at Ávila
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IPRA Forecourt & Retail News Reports on Future Oil Pricing

The latest issue of the IPRA Forecourt & Retail News magazine is now available and its publication is extremely timely
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Travelport to Invest in New Inside Sales Centre in Dublin

    Travelport to Invest in New Inside Sales Centre in Dublin
Travelport, a leading technology company serving the travel and tourism industry, has announced a further investment in its Dublin operations
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Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development

    Planning Application Lodged For Major Cork City Centre Residential Development
JCD Group has formally lodged its planning application with An Bord Pleanála to construct a large-scale residential 'build to rent'
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Buchanans New Nut Factory Generates £1 Million GB Success

    Buchanans New Nut Factory Generates £1 Million GB Success
WG Buchanan and Son Ltd has made an investment of over £1 million to develop a new standalone 12,000 sq
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Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend

    Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend
The most recent Central Bank Household Credit Market Report reveals the very dramatic changes underway, particularly for first-time buyers (FTBs),
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Winners of the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019

    Winners of the Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019
The winners of the prestigious Irish Quality Food & Drink Awards 2019 have been announced. The Awards were made in over
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Scope Ophthalmics Eyes Up Business Growth Following Software Deal With OSSM

    Scope Ophthalmics Eyes Up Business Growth Following Software Deal With OSSM
OSSM Cloud Solutions, the Dublin-based cloud ERP software provider, has implemented a customised NetSuite ERP solution for Scope Ophthalmics in
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Derry Software Firm in Poll Position in Great Britain

    Derry Software Firm in Poll Position in Great Britain
Modern Democracy, a leading elections software and services company based in Londonderry, has used Invest Northern Ireland support for Research
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Major OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Review

    Major OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Review
The Government has launched an OECD Review of SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Ireland and an accompanying roadmap with priority
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