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5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

    5-year Plan to Future-proof the Manufacturing Sector

The Government recently launched Ireland’s Industry 4.0 Strategy at the Irish Manufacturing Research Centre in Mullingar to help firms respond to the transformation of the manufacturing sector being driven by

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DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

    DuPont Acquires UCD Spin-out OxyMem

DuPont has exercised its option to acquire full ownership of OxyMem Ltd, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company. OxyMem develops and produces Membrane Aerated Biofilm Reactor (MABR) technology for

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Planning Application Submitted For Waterford North Quays Development

    Planning Application Submitted For Waterford North Quays Development

Falcon Real Estate Development Ireland has submitted its application for Planning Permission to Waterford City & County Council for the Waterford North Quays development. Subject to the granting of planning permission,

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New Brexit Business Survey – SMEs Urged to Ramp Up Preparations

    New Brexit Business Survey – SMEs Urged to Ramp Up Preparations

The Department for Business, Enterprise and Innovation has published the findings of a new Brexit survey. The Behaviour & Attitudes survey of 1,016 SMEs was conducted between September and October

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Ireland Leads the Way in Ocean Energy as SEAI Funded Wave Energy Device Arrives in Hawaii For Testing

    Ireland Leads the Way in Ocean Energy as SEAI Funded Wave Energy Device Arrives in Hawaii For Testing

The wave energy device by Ocean Energy Ltd, funded by the Government of Ireland through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), has reached a major milestone as it embarks on a one-year

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New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

    New €10 Million Investment in Moorepark Technology

A new €10 million investment in Moorepark Technology Limited (MTL) has been officially opened in Fermoy, County Cork. The €10 million investment in the new Moorepark Technology Limited Pilot Plant

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Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But at a Reduced Rate

    Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But at a Reduced Rate

The Irish economy looks set to register strong growth again in 2019 with GDP likely to increase by almost 6 per cent in the current year, according to ESRI (Economic

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Grocery Retailers in the Black as Christmas Approaches

    Grocery Retailers in the Black as Christmas Approaches

Grocery retailers enjoyed increasing sales again in the 12 weeks to 1 December, as the market grew by 2.3% according to the most recent figures from Kantar.  This is slightly

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The European Green Deal Aims to Make Europe Climate-neutral by 2050

    The European Green Deal Aims to Make Europe Climate-neutral by 2050

The European Commission has presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU’s economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition

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BrewDog Opens its First Bar in Ireland

    BrewDog Opens its First Bar in Ireland

Independent Scottish craft brewer BrewDog has opened its 100th brewpub worldwide and its first in Ireland. BrewDog has been on a quest to open in Dublin for over four years,

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1-in-5 Irish Businesses Creating New Jobs Due to Automation

    1-in-5 Irish Businesses Creating New Jobs Due to Automation

Expleo, the technology partner for innovative companies, has announced the results of a survey that found that the majority of Irish businesses using automation say it has either helped to

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce Reacts to Outcome of UK General Election

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce Reacts to Outcome of UK General Election

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has congratulated UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson on his election win and urged elected MPs to work together in defining the UK’s future relationship

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Government Investment in Research & Development Amounted to €808.1 Million in 2019

    Government Investment in Research & Development Amounted to €808.1 Million in 2019

Government spend on R&D was €765.7 million in 2018 which marks an increase of 3.6% in expenditure over the previous year. It is estimated to increase in 2019 by a

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Finalists Announced For the IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2020

    Finalists Announced For the IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards 2020

The finalists in the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards have been announced. First introduced last year, the IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards showcase exceptional achievement, teamwork and

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€65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    €65 Million For 16 Ground-breaking Projects Under Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

The Government has announced that 16 innovative projects have been successful under the second round of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund administered by Enterprise Ireland. The projects will share €65

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McDonald’s Contributes €196 Million to the Irish Economy

    McDonald’s Contributes €196 Million to the Irish Economy

McDonald’s has launched an economic impact report, ‘McDonald’s in Ireland’, highlighting the significant economic contribution of the company in Ireland. The independent report* looks at the impact McDonald’s has on

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Equinix Accelerates Goodbody’s Investment in Digital Transformation

    Equinix Accelerates Goodbody’s Investment in Digital Transformation

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, today announces that it is supporting Goodbody’s investment in evolving and growing its business. By leveraging Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric™ (ECX Fabric™) and Equinix’s data centre

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OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

    OSSM Cloud Partners With SmartFreight to Revolutionise the Logistics Landscape

OSSM Cloud Solutions, the Dublin-based Oracle NetSuite solution provider, has partnered with international shipping software company SmartFreight to launch its new SmartFreight NetSuite Connector. The new integrated solution is targeted

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Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

    Esri Ireland Helps KN Circet to Speed Up Nationwide Broadband Rollout

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has implemented a new digital mapping system for telecom network service provider, KN Circet. The solution has led to a

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Textiles – The EU’s Fourth Largest Cause of Environmental Pressures After Food, Housing, Transport

    Textiles – The EU’s Fourth Largest Cause of Environmental Pressures After Food, Housing, Transport

Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union (EU) uses annually about 1.3 tonnes of raw materials and more than 100 cubic metres of water per person,

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Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

    Enterprise Ireland and HSE Award Five Companies Innovation Contracts to Address Diabetes

€100,000 in funding through Enterprise Ireland’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programme is to be awarded to five companies following a competitive call. The SBIR funding will enable the SMEs

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EIB Backs €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

    EIB Backs €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

The European Investment Bank has signed a €35 million loan agreement with Cork County Council to support the Council’s Social Sustainability Investment Programme. This represents the first element of an

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Smithstown Light Engineering Expands New Production Facility, Creating 60 jobs

    Smithstown Light Engineering Expands New Production Facility, Creating 60 jobs

A newly constructed 40,000 sq ft manufacturing facility has been officially opened in Shannon, County Clare. Smithstown Light Engineering, a precision engineering firm serving the top medical device and orthopaedic

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DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

    DIVA: The Second Call For SME Funding is Now OPEN!

DIVA is an EU funded project that aims to support SMEs to apply their digital technology to the agrofood, forestry

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70% time savings in system configuration and ordering achievable with the Festo Handling Guide Online

Machine builders, system designers and project engineers can now configure and create new handling system solutions in record time using

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce Appoints New President

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce Appoints New President

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has appointed Peter O’Shea, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at ESB, as its

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The ‘Digital Paradox’ Facing the Media Industry in 2020

    The ‘Digital Paradox’ Facing the Media Industry in 2020

Technology will continue to redefine the media landscape in 2020, creating opportunities and challenges for marketers. As ad spend on

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Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards Celebrate the Passion and Drive of Irish Producers

    Bord Bia’s Food and Drink Awards Celebrate the Passion and Drive of Irish Producers

At its biennial Food and Drink Awards, held at the RDS Dublin, Bord Bia presented nine awards for excellence to

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Enterprise Ireland Increases Eurozone Presence With New Offices in Munich and Lyon

    Enterprise Ireland Increases Eurozone Presence With New Offices in Munich and Lyon

Enterprise Ireland is expanding its footprint in the Eurozone with two new office openings in Munich, Germany, and Lyon, France.

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€20 Million Investment By JCD Group Boosts Blarney Business Park

    €20 Million Investment By JCD Group Boosts Blarney Business Park

The new owners of Blarney Business Park, JCD Group, have committed to a €10 million investment in the strategically important

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EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment

    EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment

European firms are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economic outlook according to the new EIB Investment Report 2019/2020. The report also

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