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Every Minute Counts: Creating a flexible, intelligent pharmaceutical cold chain

    Every Minute Counts: Creating a flexible, intelligent pharmaceutical cold chain

By Barry Heavey, Life Sciences practice lead, Accenture in Ireland I recently had the pleasure to meet Emily Whitehead, the first CAR T cell therapy patient who has now been declared cured of

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ZeroAvia makes aviation history, flying world’s largest aircraft powered with a hydrogen-electric engine

    ZeroAvia makes aviation history, flying world’s largest aircraft powered with a hydrogen-electric engine

Zero-emission flight has taken a giant step forward with ZeroAvia flying the largest aircraft in the world to be powered by a hydrogen-electric engine. The leader in zero-emission aviation took to

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Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

    Britvic welcomes deposit return scheme news

Drinks manufacturer Britvic has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a deposit return scheme will be established across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in October 2025. In response to its March

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ESB Networks announces transformative plans for a Net Zero future with estimated investment of €10 billion

    ESB Networks announces transformative plans for a Net Zero future with estimated investment of €10 billion

ESB Networks has launched its Networks for Net Zero Strategy which outlines its commitment to future-proofing Ireland’s electricity network and making the country’s goal of net zero by 2050 a

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Rapid Power Generation to create 15 jobs in Northern Ireland expansion

    Rapid Power Generation to create 15 jobs in Northern Ireland expansion

Tandragee-based electrical engineering company, Rapid Power Generation is creating 15 jobs in efforts to meet global demand for its generator sets. The early-stage SME designs and manufactures diesel and natural

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Global retail trends for 2023

    Global retail trends for 2023

Global insight provider IGD has identified six trends set to influence the global retail landscape in 2023. With inflation driving a significant increase in production costs and retail prices across

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More UK sectors report output growth in December

    More UK sectors report output growth in December

The number of UK sectors reporting output growth more than doubled in December, according to the Lloyds Bank UK Sector Tracker. Seven of the 14 sectors monitored by the Tracker

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Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies announces a €4 million investment

    Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies announces a €4 million investment

Limerick engineering firm OMC Technologies has announced a €4 million investment, as well as the recruitment of 40 new personnel and the appointment of a new board of management as

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The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

    The National Sustainability Summit – 23rd February 2023 – The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin

The National Sustainability Summit, being held on 23rd February, 2023 at The Leopardstown Pavilion, Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, will focus on the new opportunities for businesses and enterprising individuals arising

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University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility to develop world’s largest tidal turbine blades

    University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility to develop world’s largest tidal turbine blades

A project aiming to maximise tidal energy generation has been launched at the University of Edinburgh’s FastBlade facility. The €10 million MAXBlade project – funded by the European Union and

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Diageo to acquire Don Papa Rum for up to €437.5 million

    Diageo to acquire Don Papa Rum for up to €437.5 million

Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal and JεB whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys,

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Lufthansa Technik announces further growth for Ireland

    Lufthansa Technik announces further growth for Ireland

Lufthansa Technik Turbine Shannon (LTTS) has announced the further expansion of its business in Ireland with the opening of a new 2,000 sq m manufacturing facility and the creation of

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New billet caster among £330 million of investments at British Steel

    New billet caster among £330 million of investments at British Steel

British Steel’s new billet caster, which is among £330 million worth of investments Jingye has made in the UK business since acquiring it 3 years ago, is scheduled to be

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Kerry Group to sell its Sweet Ingredients Portfolio for €500 million

    Kerry Group to sell its Sweet Ingredients Portfolio for €500 million

Kerry Group plc, a world leading provider of taste and nutrition solutions for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical markets, has entered into exclusive negotiations to sell the trade and assets

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Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

    Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

Nolan Transport, the European asset based logistics company which is headquartered in Ireland, has stepped forward and invested in the future of today’s supply chain requirements. The world has seen

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Irish whiskey export value exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022

    Irish whiskey export value exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022

The value of Irish whiskey exports to the all-island economy exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022, the Irish Whiskey Association has announced. The assessment by the Irish

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Roslin Innovation Centre boosts UK economy

    Roslin Innovation Centre boosts UK economy

Edinburgh’s Roslin Innovation Centre (RIC) has had a positive impact on the local, regional and national economy, a new report shows. An independent review has revealed that the RIC has delivered

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Contract signed for Foynes Freight line works

    Contract signed for Foynes Freight line works

Iarnród Éireann has awarded leading Irish builder and contractor John Sisk & Son the contract for the first phase of works to reinstate the Limerick to Foynes rail line for

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Irish food and drink exports reach record high of €16.7 billion despite challenging year

    Irish food and drink exports reach record high of €16.7 billion despite challenging year

The publication of Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2022/23 reveals the value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 22% last year to reach a new

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Hyperbat’s EV battery expertise wins Lotus Evija contract

    Hyperbat’s EV battery expertise wins Lotus Evija contract

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of high-performance electric vehicle battery packs has sealed a multi-million-pound contract to supply batteries to Lotus for its new all-electric Evija, the world’s most

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218,178 now employed by Enterprise Ireland client companies

    218,178 now employed by Enterprise Ireland client companies

Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced the creation of 19,660 new jobs by Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2022. The jobs growth translates

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Integrated Food Projects rebrands to NIRAS

    Integrated Food Projects rebrands to NIRAS

NIRAS has announced that its UK-based food and beverage capital investment expert, Integrated Food Projects (IFP) will rebrand and operate as NIRAS – creating the UK’s largest food and beverage

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Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

    Packaging Innovations shines spotlight on future of packaging with first speaker announcement

Packaging Innovations & Empack, Featuring Contract Pack & Fulfilment is set to kick off the packaging industry’s 2023 with a bang, after it announced the first batch of speakers hosting

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Scottish Engineering to Sponsor the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

    Scottish Engineering to Sponsor the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

Scottish Engineering, the industry membership and representative body for manufacturing and engineering in Scotland, has been announced as the Headline

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Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

    Chip crisis subdues UK new car market but EVs now second only to petrol

The UK new car market recorded its fifth consecutive month of growth in December, with an 18.3% increase to reach

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The National Composites Centre (NCC) participates in Horizon Europe GREEN-LOOP project

    The National Composites Centre (NCC) participates in Horizon Europe GREEN-LOOP project

The National Composites Centre (NCC) is participating in the GREEN-LOOP project, funded under the Horizon Europe Programme, which will focus

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Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

    Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

Yeovil-based Leonardo, one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to

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Scottish company creating UK first 100% renewables powered timber kit factory

    Scottish company creating UK first 100% renewables powered timber kit factory

Industry has been transformed time and again by great Scottish innovation, fuelled by limitless imagination and exceptional creativity. It is

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Deteriorating operating conditions for Irish manufacturing

    Deteriorating operating conditions for Irish manufacturing

The Irish manufacturing sector recorded a second month of deteriorating operating conditions in December as new orders fell sharply, according

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DFDS acquires McBurney Transport Group for £138 million

    DFDS acquires McBurney Transport Group for £138 million

DFDS, the European ferry and transport services giant, has agreed to acquire 100% of McBurney Transport Group headquartered in Northern

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Moderna finalises strategic partnership with UK Government

    Moderna finalises strategic partnership with UK Government

Moderna, a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, has announced the finalisation of a strategic partnership with

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Green Talent is on the rise – increased focus required to meet Ireland’s climate targets – Labour Market Pulse

    Green Talent is on the rise – increased focus required to meet Ireland’s climate targets – Labour Market Pulse

IDA Ireland, in partnership with Microsoft and LinkedIn, has published its latest Labour Market Pulse, which provides an overview of

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UK manufacturing output volumes fall at the fastest pace in over two years, while selling price inflation remains high

    UK manufacturing output volumes fall at the fastest pace in over two years, while selling price inflation remains high

UK manufacturers reported a fall in output volumes in the three months to December, at the fastest pace since the

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New research shows aligned renewable energy targets for Ireland and Northern Ireland supports more efficient electricity dispatch system

    New research shows aligned renewable energy targets for Ireland and Northern Ireland supports more efficient electricity dispatch system

New research conducted by the Economic and Social Research Institute and produced in partnership with the Shared Island unit in

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Manufacturers and importers warned of more red tape ahead as new deadline looms

    Manufacturers and importers warned of more red tape ahead as new deadline looms

European manufacturers exporting to the UK, and UK importers, must brace themselves for further red tape and costs, as the

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Kerry Group launches new tool which enables manufacturers to assess front of pack nutrition labels

    Kerry Group launches new tool which enables manufacturers to assess front of pack nutrition labels

Kerry Group, a world leader in taste and nutrition, has launched a new tool that will support manufacturers to optimise

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Majority of Irish businesses have positive outlook for 2023

    Majority of Irish businesses have positive outlook for 2023

The majority (84%) of businesses are either as confident or more confident about the year ahead than they were twelve

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CRH establishes new $250 million Venture Capital Unit

    CRH establishes new $250 million Venture Capital Unit

CRH plc, the global leader in building materials solutions, has established CRH Ventures, its venture capital unit, which will support

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Mulrines to invest in new drinks and liquid food manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

    Mulrines to invest in new drinks and liquid food manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

Mulrines, one of Ireland’s fastest growing indigenous food and drink businesses, is investing significantly in a new drinks and liquid

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Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

    Vision to make Shannon Estuary Region a renewable energy powerhouse

The Shannon Estuary has the potential to be the premier location in Ireland for offshore renewable energy as well as

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Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

    Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

Hospitality and tourism businesses saw the fastest operating cost rises of any UK sector in November, as firms faced sharp

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Irish Government launches Construct Innovate

    Irish Government launches Construct Innovate

Construct Innovate, a new Enterprise Ireland Technology Centre hosted at University of Galway, has been officially launched. The Centre has

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Made Smarter urges food and drink manufacturers to turn pain into empowerment with digitalisation plan

    Made Smarter urges food and drink manufacturers to turn pain into empowerment with digitalisation plan

SME manufacturers in the food and drink sector are being urged to start planning for next Christmas by exploring how

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Technimark expands Irish facility to meet growing demand in medical market

    Technimark expands Irish facility to meet growing demand in medical market

Technimark, a global manufacturing leader for the healthcare market, will create 80 new highly skilled roles over the next two

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British Manufacturing Outlook Q4 2022

    British Manufacturing Outlook Q4 2022

Britain’s manufacturers are set to plunge into recession next year as the deteriorating economic conditions at home and abroad exert

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Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live conference and exhibition – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork – January 25th 2023

    Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live conference and exhibition – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork – January 25th 2023

Reflecting Ireland’s position as a centre of excellence in life sciences and biopharmaceutical production, the Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected

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Highest Increase in Irish FDI Employment ever

    Highest Increase in Irish FDI Employment ever

IDA Ireland, the inward investment promotion and development agency of the Irish Government, has reported strong annual results for 2022

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New competition aims to improve UK sustainable biomanufacturing

    New competition aims to improve UK sustainable biomanufacturing

Innovate UK, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will support cross-sector collaborations

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Clegg Food Projects appointed to deliver UK’s largest fresh pasta facility

    Clegg Food Projects appointed to deliver UK’s largest fresh pasta facility

Construction company Clegg Food Projects has been appointed as principal contractor to deliver the UK’s largest fresh pasta manufacturing facility for

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Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

    Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

The Irish Government has launched the White Paper on Enterprise. Following a review of enterprise policy launched earlier this year, which

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Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

    Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

Dawn Meats has announced a substantial new plan which will see the Irish meat processor target Net Zero operational emissions

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SGS launches Food Contact Product Certification Mark

    SGS launches Food Contact Product Certification Mark

SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection and certification company, has launched the SGS Food Contact Product Certification Mark to help

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Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

    Ford to increase investment at Halewood plant to scale up electric vehicle portfolio

Building on its commitment to grow an all-electric vehicle range, Ford has invested a further £125 million in its Halewood

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Launch of Skills for Better Business – a new resource for Irish SMEs

    Launch of Skills for Better Business – a new resource for Irish SMEs

The Irish Government has launched Skills for Better Business, a two-part initiative aimed at assisting SME owners and managers across Ireland. Skills

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New PPMA Chairman appointed

    New PPMA Chairman appointed

The Processing & Packaging Machinery Association (PPMA) has announced the appointment of James Causebrook as chairman. James Causebrook, Managing Director

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Pfizer announces €1.2 billion capital investment in Grange Castle, Dublin

    Pfizer announces €1.2 billion capital investment in Grange Castle, Dublin

Pfizer is to invest more than €1.2 billion capital investment in its Grange Castle, Dublin manufacturing site. The investment, which

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Composites UK launches Sustainability Good Practice Guide

    Composites UK launches Sustainability Good Practice Guide

Composites UK has launched the latest in its series of good practice guides. This latest edition focuses on The Sustainability

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£30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics

    £30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics

Innovate UK is launching a new £30 million fund to advance life-changing cancer therapeutics delivered through the Biomedical Catalyst (BMC)

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