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Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

    Jacobs’ Symposium Spotlights Strategies to Enhance Safety in Construction Supply Chain

With 150,000 people working in construction in Ireland and the sector experiencing annual growth of 10%, a sustainable safety culture is critical to keeping people safe. The supply chain’s complexity

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Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

    Ten Trends For Sustainable Business Revealed

With the 2020s set to be the most disruptive decade yet for business leaders, a new report from Veris Strategies highlights ten key global trends that are likely to shape

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Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

    Multi-million Pound Australian deal for Cross Refrigeration

Armagh-based refrigeration company, Cross Refrigeration, has secured its first contract in Melbourne, Australia estimated to be worth over £7 million. The contract, with the Australian based supermarket chain Coles and

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Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

    Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for its National Conference, with former Irish Rugby head coach, Joe Schmidt, to deliver the keynote address. The future

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Web Aggregator Seopa Expands Team in Ambitious Plan to Double Revenue

    Web Aggregator Seopa Expands Team in Ambitious Plan to Double Revenue

Seopa Ltd is to create 31 new jobs as part of its latest growth plans as it targets new markets. Headquartered in Belfast’s Linen Quarter, Seopa operates price comparison websites in

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€24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

    €24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €24 million in Irish start-ups in 2019 and supported a total of

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155 Jobs Boost For Coleraine

    155 Jobs Boost For Coleraine

Coleraine-based manufacturer Maine Surface Finishing is creating 155 jobs in a major £9.5 million expansion. The company provides powder coating and wet paint spraying and in-house fabrication across its four

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The Virtual Factory Becomes a Reality

    The Virtual Factory Becomes a Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) is becoming commonplace due to its increasing popularity in the gaming industry. Companies within industry are also now recognizing the benefits of this technology and are starting

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Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Lisburn Plant

    Coca-Cola HBC Invests £9.3 Million in Expanding Lisburn Plant

Coca-Cola HBC has commissioned a new ‘canning line’ at its plant in Lisburn. The canning line is the second of its kind to be installed at the plant and will

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Dublin to Become Mastercard’s Technology Hub For Europe

    Dublin to Become Mastercard’s Technology Hub For Europe

Mastercard has announced its plans to create 1500 jobs in the next three to five years as it significantly grows its new European Technology Hub in Dublin. The plans reflect

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3EN Invests Over £1 Million and Doubles Holywood Headcount

    3EN Invests Over £1 Million and Doubles Holywood Headcount

Cloud solutions company, 3EN Cloud Ltd, is doubling its headcount with 16 new jobs at its Holywood offices in County Down as part of a £1.2 million investment, following successful growth

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Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

    Jameson Irish Whiskey Passes 8 Million Cases Annual Sales Barrier

Sales of Jameson Irish whiskey passed a record 8 million cases in the twelve months to December 2019 as the brand experienced strong value growth of 9% in the last

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Shaping Europe’s Digital Future – European Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence

    Shaping Europe’s Digital Future – European Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence

The European Commission has unveiled its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe: open, fair, diverse, democratic and confident. It presents a European

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The World’s Most Valuable Brands

    The World’s Most Valuable Brands

Defending its position as the world’s most valuable brand for the third consecutive year, Amazon has broken the so far unattainable US$200 billion brand value mark, according to the latest Brand Finance Global

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Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods

    Lidl Announces €40 Million Deal With O’Brien Fine Foods

Lidl Ireland has announced a two-year supply deal with Kildare-based cooked meats producer, O’Brien Fine Foods (OBFF) worth €40 million. Lidl has also made a further €50,000 investment in O’Brien

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A Quarter of Irish Businesses Concerned About Losing Data to Dark Web

    A Quarter of Irish Businesses Concerned About Losing Data to Dark Web

Logicalis Ireland, the IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the results of a survey which explored the barriers, challenges and concerns around cloud adoption in Ireland. The research,

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GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

    GDP Growth Revised Upwards Thanks to Strong Domestic Economy and Potential Increase in Government Spending

EY has revised upwards its forecasts for the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the firm’s latest EY Economic Eye report, thanks to a strong domestic economy with wage growth and public spending

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 27th February 2020

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is being held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Thursday, 27th of

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Enterprise Ireland CEO to Step Down

    Enterprise Ireland CEO to Step Down

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Julie Sinnamon (pictured above) is to step down from her role later

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StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

    StormHarvester Develops New Green Technology to Help Reduce Environmental Pollution

Lisburn-based technology start-up, StormHarvester, has developed a system to monitor and control water and wastewater levels within drainage networks. The green technology, Smart Control System, reduces the volume of mains

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Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

    Keelings Acquires Pineapple Farm in Costa Rica

Keelings, the Irish-owned family business, has acquired Las Brisas, a pineapple farm located in Costa Rica that is highly acclaimed for its product quality and community initiatives. Las Brisas is

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EDF Group Moves into Ireland by Acquiring 50% of the Codling Offshore Wind Project

    EDF Group Moves into Ireland by Acquiring 50% of the Codling Offshore Wind Project

The EDF Group, the international integrated electricity giant, has bought a 50% interest in the Codling offshore wind farm project in Ireland from Hazel Shore. Its subsidiary EDF Renewables, which

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Major Milestone For Premier Inn as it Surpasses 1,000 Hotel Rooms in Ireland and Appoints New Development Manager

    Major Milestone For Premier Inn as it Surpasses 1,000 Hotel Rooms in Ireland and Appoints New Development Manager

Whitbread Plc, the owner of the Premier Inn hotel chain, is continuing to gain momentum in its expansion into Ireland with the announcement of its sixth site and the appointment

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Management Changes at the Guinness Storehouse

    Management Changes at the Guinness Storehouse

Guinness and Diageo have announced that Paul Carty (pictured above) is to retire from his role as Managing Director of

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Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

    Manor Farm Wins IFSA Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020

Irish chicken producer Manor Farm, has won the IFSA (Irish Foodservice Suppliers Alliance) Best Sustainable Food Product Award 2020. Manor

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Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

    Continued Rise in Construction Activity as New Order Growth Quickens to Seven-month High

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted

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Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

    Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

By John Whelan The outbreak of the coronavirus has come at a difficult and sensitive time for China’s economy. China’s

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We Are Paradoxx Invests in R&D to Develop World’s First 3-in-1 Hair Tool

    We Are Paradoxx Invests in R&D to Develop World’s First 3-in-1 Hair Tool

Belfast-based haircare company, WE ARE PARADOXX, has developed the world’s first cordless 3-in-1 hair tool following significant investment in research

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Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

    Ireland Tightens its Belt as Election Impacts Customer Confidence

Following a record-breaking festive season for the Irish grocery market, the buzz around Veganuary and Dry January failed to outweigh

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EY Launches Wavespace Client Innovation Centre in Dublin

    EY Launches Wavespace Client Innovation Centre in Dublin

EY has launched its new EY wavespace centre in Dublin, expanding its global network of innovation centres that bring EY technology and

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European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

    European Commission Approves €200 Million Investment Scheme For Processing and Marketing of Agricultural Products in Ireland

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Irish scheme to support long-term capital investments in the

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Fexco Opens €21 Million Research and Development Facility

    Fexco Opens €21 Million Research and Development Facility

Irish-international fintech company, Fexco has opened a new building in Killorglin, County Kerry, which will house its own Research Development

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Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK

    Initiative Ireland to Expand Operations in Ireland and the UK

Initiative Ireland, the property finance and impact investment specialist, has announced that it plans to expand operations to fund the

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Festo Introduces a Compact Servo Drive For Demanding Positioning Applications

Festo has expanded its range of servo drives with the introduction of the CMMT-ST. Complementing the existing CMMT-AS, this new

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HBAN Business Angels Invested €16.8 Million in 66 Start-ups in 2019

    HBAN Business Angels Invested €16.8 Million in 66 Start-ups in 2019

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

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Payescape to Create 20 Jobs in Ballymoney in £1 Million Investment

    Payescape to Create 20 Jobs in Ballymoney in £1 Million Investment

Ballymoney-based payroll provider, Payescape, is investing over £1 million and creating 20 jobs to grow its business. The company uses

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SPRINT 2020 Launched by Gateway UCC to Support Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

    SPRINT 2020 Launched by Gateway UCC to Support Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

SPRINT 2020, which is designed to support early stage start-ups, entrepreneurs and UCC-based researchers has been launched. Participants will now

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Strategic Industry-University Agreement For Border and North East Between DCU and Combilift

    Strategic Industry-University Agreement For Border and North East Between DCU and Combilift

Dublin City University and Combilift, the largest global manufacturer of multi-directional forklifts and an acknowledged leader in long load handling

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Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

    Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

Michael (Mick) Guinee, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Ei Electronics, which is one of Ireland’s leading indigenous electronics manufacturing and

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Unlocking the Value of the Circular Economy

    Unlocking the Value of the Circular Economy

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) launched CIRCULEIRE – the National Platform for Circular Manufacturing – at the 2020 National Manufacturing &

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