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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Impact Every Aspect of Life

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Impact Every Aspect of Life

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will fundamentally change every aspect of our lives and manufacturing is at the epicentre of that. Manufacturing will be totally reshaped,” pointed out Henrik von Scheel

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Winners of the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

    Winners of the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards

The winners of the 2020 IMR Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards were revealed at a special ceremony and gala dinner held recently at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. A total

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Granite Digital to Create 50 New Jobs in Dublin, Cork and Galway

    Granite Digital to Create 50 New Jobs in Dublin, Cork and Galway

Granite Digital, Ireland’s leading full-service digital agency, will create 50 new jobs across its Dublin, Cork and Galway offices. The jobs announcement comes as part of a €2.5 million investment in

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Microsoft to Establish Cyber Security Centre in Belfast

    Microsoft to Establish Cyber Security Centre in Belfast

Microsoft has chosen Northern Ireland as the location for a new Cyber Security Centre which will see the creation of up to 85 new jobs in Belfast. The Department for

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Blueface Acquired By Comcast

    Blueface Acquired By Comcast

Comcast, the global media and technology group, has completed the acquisition of Blueface – a Dublin-based global technology provider and leader in unified communications solutions. Terms of the acquisition were

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Hotel Outlook 2020

    Hotel Outlook 2020

Despite headwinds in terms of a higher VAT rate and Brexit uncertainty, the Irish hotel real estate market performed solidly in 2019, with more hotel supply expected to open in

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Innovation Zed and A Menarini Diagnostics Enter Commercial Agreement

    Innovation Zed and A Menarini Diagnostics Enter Commercial Agreement

Innovation Zed Ltd, an Irish medical technology company, and A. Menarini Diagnostics, a leading diagnostics company headquartered in Italy, and part of the Menarini Group, have announced an international partnership

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Esri Ireland Helps Waterford City & County Council to Improve Public Services

    Esri Ireland Helps Waterford City & County Council to Improve Public Services

Esri Ireland, the market leader in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), has announced that Waterford City and County Council has implemented Esri’s digital mapping software to help improve the delivery of

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Still Time to Register to Attend The 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 29-30th January, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    Still Time to Register to Attend The 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – 29-30th January, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

There is still time to register to attend the 2020 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which has been extended to a two-day event to meet growing demand,

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Naturelle Set to Grow With 50 New Jobs

    Naturelle Set to Grow With 50 New Jobs

Omagh-based manufacturer, Naturelle Consumer Products, is creating 50 new jobs and expanding its manufacturing facility in a £4 million investment to grow exports. Naturelle is a leading manufacturer of disposable

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Expleo Launches Returners Programme in Ireland in Move Towards 33% Female Workforce by 2021

    Expleo Launches Returners Programme in Ireland in Move Towards 33% Female Workforce by 2021

Expleo, the technology partner for innovative companies, has launched its returners programme in Ireland, which enables highly skilled professionals to return to the workplace following an extended career break. The

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Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Exceed 1 Million For First Time

    Visitors to Irish Whiskey Distilleries Exceed 1 Million For First Time

Over one million people visited Irish whiskey distilleries and brand homes last year, the first time visitor numbers have exceeded the one-million mark. That is according to Drinks Ireland/Irish Whiskey Association,

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Irish Economic Confidence Up 20%

    Irish Economic Confidence Up 20%

Accountancy experts say Irish economic confidence in Q4 has bounced back after capitulating in the previous quarter. A survey of more than 80 senior accountancy practitioners on Irish economic conditions,

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Derry Engineering Firm, Gallagher and McKinney, Expands

    Derry Engineering Firm, Gallagher and McKinney, Expands

Gallagher and McKinney Ltd has built a new manufacturing facility at Skeoge Industrial Park, and is creating 14 new jobs. The Londonderry-based mechanical engineering and piping firm provides contractor and

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AbbVie-Allergan Merger Will Impact Irish Units

    AbbVie-Allergan Merger Will Impact Irish Units

By John Whelan With EU regulatory approval in the bag and US regulatory scrutiny expected to clear in the coming weeks, the €55 billion AbbVie and Allergan merger should start

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OCO Global Accepted into United Nations Global Compact

    OCO Global Accepted into United Nations Global Compact

OCO Global, the international trade and investment specialist company headquartered in Belfast, has announced that it has been accepted onto the UN Global Compact, a movement of international stakeholders and

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Applications Open For Accenture’s Women in Data Science Accelerator Programme

    Applications Open For Accenture’s Women in Data Science Accelerator Programme

Accenture has announced the return of its award-winning Women in Data Science Accelerator for the second year. The six-week evening programme is free to attend and combines industry-led lectures, hands-on workshops and

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HBAN Recruited More Than 100 New Business Angels in 2019

    HBAN Recruited More Than 100 New Business Angels in 2019

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, recruited more than

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Grant Engineering Officially Opens New €14 Million Expanded Facilities

    Grant Engineering Officially Opens New €14 Million Expanded Facilities

Grant, Ireland’s leading engineering company specialising in the plumbing and heating industry, has officially opened its newly expanded facilities in Birr, County Offaly, representing a capital investment of €14 million.

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OEEsystems International Announces Official Irish Launch of PerformOEE™ Smart Factory Edition

    OEEsystems International Announces Official Irish Launch of PerformOEE™ Smart Factory Edition

OEEsystems International are The OEE People. Supporting global installations from Seattle to Shanghai since 2002, their Smart Factory Software, PerformOEE is the market leading and most comprehensive OEE Software Solution

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£3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

    £3.6 Million Funding to Support Pioneering Advances in Sustainable Energy

Invest Northern Ireland has offered £3.6 million of support for Phase II of the Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy (CASE). CASE, which is an industry-led sustainable energy research centre, is

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European Commission Calls For More Industry-led Training Infrastructures, Similar to Skillnet Ireland

    European Commission Calls For More Industry-led Training Infrastructures, Similar to Skillnet Ireland

The European Commission’s Skills for Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation report has featured Skillnet Ireland as an example of best practice. Skillnet Ireland was identified as one of two National Authorities throughout the

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Financing the Green Transition – The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

    Financing the Green Transition – The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. This requires significant investment from both the EU and the national public sector, as

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A Comprehensive EU-UK Free Trade Agreement Could Reduce Brexit Harm to the Irish Economy by Half

    A Comprehensive EU-UK Free Trade Agreement Could Reduce Brexit Harm to the Irish Economy by Half

The Government has published a study, commissioned by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, which examines the economic impact

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Reasons to be Cheerful For Grocery Retailers as December Sales Beat €1 Billion

    Reasons to be Cheerful For Grocery Retailers as December Sales Beat €1 Billion

The Irish grocery market hit a new milestone over the Christmas period, as December sales eclipsed €1 billion for the

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Galway is a European Capital of Culture For 2020

    Galway is a European Capital of Culture For 2020

Galway and Rijeka in Croatia will hold the title of European Capital of Culture for one year. Galway is the

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£8 Million Investment By Armstrong Medical

    £8 Million Investment By Armstrong Medical

Armstrong Medical is investing £8 million in the growth of its manufacturing business including the creation of 24 new jobs.

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Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

    Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

Credited with being the originator of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (Industry 4.0) and named by the Financial Times as one

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MAW Engineering Invests in Antrim Area

    MAW Engineering Invests in Antrim Area

MAW Engineering has invested £2.8 million in a new commercial vehicle venture, including a purpose-built new manufacturing facility and 46

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€300 Million Investment in Irish Solar Energy Sector

    €300 Million Investment in Irish Solar Energy Sector

Obton has announced details of its €300 million investment in the Irish solar energy sector. Obton, a Danish solar photovoltaic

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Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

    Record Performance by Irish Food and Drink Exports

Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2019/2020 reveals a stand out 2019 performance by Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture

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Electric Ireland Launches Brighter Energy Programme

    Electric Ireland Launches Brighter Energy Programme

Electric Ireland, Ireland’s leading energy provider, has officially announced its Brighter Energy Programme to drive awareness and empower customers to

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Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

    Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

The Government has announced the results of the third call of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF), an open national

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Funding of €35,000 For Food & Drink Start-ups

Enterprise Ireland has announced that it is offering up to €35,000 in funding for food and drink companies who participate in the

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Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

    Residential Prices in Dublin Will Grow by Maximum of 5% While New ‘Near Zero Energy Buildings’ Regulations Will Impact Construction Costs

Uncertainty stemming from global events will be the key aspect of the Irish property investment market in 2020, according to

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New Rules to Boost Consumer Protection Enter into Force

    New Rules to Boost Consumer Protection Enter into Force

The European Commission has welcomed the entry into force of new EU rules for consumer protection, as part of the New

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Record Number Now Employed by Enterprise Ireland Supported Companies

    Record Number Now Employed by Enterprise Ireland Supported Companies

The Government has reported the creation of 16,971 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland supported companies in 2019. 221,895 people are

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Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

    Top Emerging Workplace Innovation Trends For 2020

Rahi Systems, a leading IT Infrastructure Provider based in County Limerick, has revealed the top digitalisation trends that will reshape

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€28 Million Economic Stimulus Package For the Border Region

    €28 Million Economic Stimulus Package For the Border Region

The Government has announced details of a special €28 million economic stimulus package for the Border region. The package, which

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Angoka Chooses Northern Ireland For Headquarters With New Cybersecurity Development Centre

    Angoka Chooses Northern Ireland For Headquarters With New Cybersecurity Development Centre

Cybersecurity start-up, Angoka has made Belfast its HQ location of choice with a new Cybersecurity Development Centre. The company manages

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Irish Enterprises to Spend €715K on Making Tech Sustainable This Year

    Irish Enterprises to Spend €715K on Making Tech Sustainable This Year

Expleo, the technology partner for innovative companies, has announced the results of a survey which found that the average Irish

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New Round of Tariff Suspension/Quota Schemes

    New Round of Tariff Suspension/Quota Schemes

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has announced a new round of the tariff suspension/quota schemes and is calling

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Driving Productivity Key to Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

    Driving Productivity Key to Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

The NCC (National Competitiveness Council) has launched Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2019 report. Building on the Council’s previous reports, the Competitiveness Challenge 2019 notes that

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020 and Awards – 29-30th January, Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020 and Awards – 29-30th January, Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin

Having set new records in terms of its scale and visitor numbers last year, the 2020 National Manufacturing and Supply

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