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Spin-out SOLVE to digitally transform chemical manufacturing

    Spin-out SOLVE to digitally transform chemical manufacturing

A new spin-out will use artificial intelligence and innovative experimental methods to improve the manufacturing of products such as drugs and fertilisers. Pandemic-beating drugs could enter production more quickly and

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Foundation industries key to sustainable UK automotive sector

    Foundation industries key to sustainable UK automotive sector

A new report has set out five key recommendations to support the sustainable future of the UK automotive industry. The report is published by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Transforming

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Over five million cartons recycled since launch of dedicated sorting at Ireland’s largest MRF

    Over five million cartons recycled since launch of dedicated sorting at Ireland’s largest MRF

More than five million beverage cartons have been sorted and fully recycled since AI powered robotic sorting was launched at Panda’s materials recovery facility (MRF) in Ballymount, Dublin. Installed last year

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Ireland climbs to 5th in latest EY Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index

    Ireland climbs to 5th in latest EY Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index

Ireland is the 5th most attractive country to invest in renewable energy projects on a GDP-normalised basis, according to the latest EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, as ambitious energy transition

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Irish economic optimism continues to outshine Eurozone counterparts

    Irish economic optimism continues to outshine Eurozone counterparts

New research released by Grant Thornton has revealed that Irish businesses’ optimism about the outlook of Ireland’s economy for the next 12 months remains buoyant, with almost three quarters (73%)

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Explore innovative processing and packaging technologies at PPMA Show

    Explore innovative processing and packaging technologies at PPMA Show

Established over 35 years ago, the PPMA Show is recognised as the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition. Each September, world-class companies come together to display their latest cutting-edge

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Launch of new National Enterprise Hub

    Launch of new National Enterprise Hub

The Irish Government has launched the National Enterprise Hub, a new all-of-Government service staffed by experts and trained advisors, which is focused on helping businesses access a range of Government

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Michael Harte appointed as new Dairygold Chief Executive

    Michael Harte appointed as new Dairygold Chief Executive

The Board of Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited has appointed Interim Chief Executive, Michael Harte (pictured right), as the Irish dairy co-operative’s new Chief Executive. Michael Harte has been a key

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Ireland’s FDI economic impact remains strong reflecting steady delivery of growth and transformative investments

    Ireland’s FDI economic impact remains strong reflecting steady delivery of growth and transformative investments

Ireland’s proposition for FDI investment remains strong according to IDA Ireland following publication of its mid-year results for 2024 alongside its latest Annual Report. IDA Ireland continues to deliver an

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Carlsberg Group to acquire Britvic For £3.3 billion

    Carlsberg Group to acquire Britvic For £3.3 billion

The boards of the Carlsberg Group and Britvic PLC have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash offer to be made by Carlsberg UK Holdings Limited, a wholly-owned

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Invest NI supports half a billion investment in future economic growth and business success

    Invest NI supports half a billion investment in future economic growth and business success

Over half a billion of investment will be made in the Northern Ireland economy as a result of Invest Northern Ireland support. In 2023/24 Invest NI offered £93 million of

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Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy

    Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy

The rebirth of Northern Ireland bus-maker Wrightbus has contributed more than £1.5 billion to the UK economy thanks to its support for home-grown suppliers and a UK workforce. Wrightbus has

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Sisk relocates to new retrofit smart HQ at Citywest Business Campus in Dublin

    Sisk relocates to new retrofit smart HQ at Citywest Business Campus in Dublin

Ireland’s largest construction and engineering firm, Sisk has moved over 200 of its staff into a newly retrofitted building at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin. As a result of the retrofit

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Adopting circular economy principles could add an additional £475 million to Northern Ireland’s economy and boost Ireland’s economy by €2.3 billion

    Adopting circular economy principles could add an additional £475 million to Northern Ireland’s economy and boost Ireland’s economy by €2.3 billion

Cross-border co-operation on sustainability took a leap forward with the first meeting of the All-Island Circular Economy Forum. InterTradeIreland, the all-island economic development agency, brought together Government departments and agencies across

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Launch of action plans to grow seven economic priority sectors in Northern Ireland

    Launch of action plans to grow seven economic priority sectors in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Economy Minister Conor Murphy has launched action plans designed to enhance growth across seven of the most innovative, productive and export-orientated economic sectors. The action plans set out

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Construction commences on Diageo’s €200 million brewery in County Kildare

    Construction commences on Diageo’s €200 million brewery in County Kildare

The sod has been turned on Diageo’s new €200 million state-of-the-art carbon neutral brewery in Littleconnell, Newbridge, County Kildare.  The new facility will brew lagers and ales including Rockshore, Harp,

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Irish manufacturing sector deteriorates solidly in June

    Irish manufacturing sector deteriorates solidly in June

AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® data indicated a deeper deterioration in operating conditions across the Irish manufacturing sector in June. The downturn was the most severe in nearly a year as

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Enterprise Ireland announces client exports of €34.57 billion in 2023

    Enterprise Ireland announces client exports of €34.57 billion in 2023

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish government’s trade and innovation agency, has announced that client exports reached a record €34.57 billion in 2023, a new record for Irish exporters, supported by the

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€300 million to drive the decarbonisation of Irish manufacturing sectors

    €300 million to drive the decarbonisation of Irish manufacturing sectors

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Peter Burke, T.D.  has announced that €300 million will be available to drive the decarbonisation of Ireland’s industrial emitters over the coming years.

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All-Island focus key to boosting economic prosperity for Northern Ireland

    All-Island focus key to boosting economic prosperity for Northern Ireland

Trade NI has said that greater economic co-operation across the island of Ireland is key to prosperity in Northern Ireland. A report from Trade NI concluded that collaboration, investment in

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Positive outlook for Ireland’s economy in 2024 and 2025, with robust labour market and declining inflation

    Positive outlook for Ireland’s economy in 2024 and 2025, with robust labour market and declining inflation

The ESRI (Economic & Social Research Institute) has published The Quarterly Economic Commentary, Summer 2024 by Kieran McQuinn, Conor O’Toole and Lea Hauser. The ESRI anticipates growth across all main economic activity

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Applications open for the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme 2024

    Applications open for the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme 2024

Applications for the 2024 funding round of the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) are now open. This grant scheme aims to support innovation and circular economy projects by social

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

The Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Thursday, 12th of September 2024. Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme

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Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food and drink sector spent €165 million on R&D activities in 2023

    Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food and drink sector spent €165 million on R&D activities in 2023

Enterprise Ireland saw investment in R&D activities by companies it supports in the Food and Drink sector reach €165 million

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PCI Pharma Services to construct new pharmaceutical packaging facility at CityNorth Business Campus

    PCI Pharma Services to construct new pharmaceutical packaging facility at CityNorth Business Campus

PCI Pharma Services, a leading pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has signed a 25-year lease agreement and will

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Revive Active opens 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar

    Revive Active opens 10,000 sq ft state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar

Revive Active, Ireland’s No1 VMS brand, has opened its second state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mullingar, County Westmeath. This new 10,000

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CÚRAM SFI research centre delivers 12-fold return on Government investment

    CÚRAM SFI research centre delivers 12-fold return on Government investment

CÚRAM, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centre for medical devices based at the University of Galway, has launched an

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Lidl Ireland gives a €30 million ‘Kickstart’ to over 250 Irish producers

    Lidl Ireland gives a €30 million ‘Kickstart’ to over 250 Irish producers

Lidl Ireland is set to give a ‘Kickstart’ to a new batch of 48 Irish producers from across the country

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Youway celebrates opening of its Flagship GMP Depot in Dublin

    Youway celebrates opening of its Flagship GMP Depot in Dublin

Yourway, a global leader in integrated clinical supply solutions, has marked the grand opening of its new flagship GMP depot

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Construction starts on AMIC’s Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

    Construction starts on AMIC’s Factory of the Future to reinvigorate Northern Ireland’s industrial potential

Construction has started on a state-of-the-art Factory of the Future at Global Point in Newtownabbey led by Queen’s University Belfast,

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Dawn Meats signs €125 million contract with ALDI

    Dawn Meats signs €125 million contract with ALDI

ALDI Ireland has announced a new €125 million contract with supplier Dawn Meats. This is a significant contract, worth €25 million

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Atlantic Technological University and FoodCloud Sign MOU for Collaborative Educational Course for Community Initiatives

    Atlantic Technological University and FoodCloud Sign MOU for Collaborative Educational Course for Community Initiatives

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and FoodCloud, an Irish non-profit dedicated to fighting food waste and food insecurity, have signed a Memorandum

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Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

    Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

Kerry Dairy Ireland, a division of Kerry Group, has announced the official opening of its new Cheestrings facility in Charleville,

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Derry business wins multi-million contract following investment in state-of-the-art equipment

    Derry business wins multi-million contract following investment in state-of-the-art equipment

Derry-based professional clothing company Hunter Apparel Solutions has won a £3.5 million contract with Dublin Fire Brigade. The contract follows

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An Post eCommerce Index Highlights reveals how Irish SMEs can do more for their customers

    An Post eCommerce Index Highlights reveals how Irish SMEs can do more for their customers

A full year’s data from the An Post eCommerce Index reveals that convenience (72%) is the key driver for online purchases

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Thermo Fisher Scientific marks ten-year anniversary of on-site wind turbine in Cork

    Thermo Fisher Scientific marks ten-year anniversary of on-site wind turbine in Cork

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, has celebrated the ten-year anniversary of its on-site wind turbine in

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ALDI records €1.1 billion spend with Irish suppliers in 2023 and economic impact of €757 million, as retailer marks 25 years in Ireland

    ALDI records €1.1 billion spend with Irish suppliers in 2023 and economic impact of €757 million, as retailer marks 25 years in Ireland

ALDI’s economic contribution to Ireland in 2023 was €757 million as the retailer spent €1.1 billion with Irish suppliers, according

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Aspire Create to expand its team following £1 million contract wins in Great Britain

    Aspire Create to expand its team following £1 million contract wins in Great Britain

Bangor-based bespoke joinery company, Aspire Create has secured two new contracts worth over £1 million in Great Britain. Aspire Create

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Made Smarter Adoption Awards recognise digital transformation champions among UK SME manufacturers

    Made Smarter Adoption Awards recognise digital transformation champions among UK SME manufacturers

Made Smarter, the movement connecting manufacturers to technology and skills, has launched a national awards programme to celebrate digital transformation

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Northern Ireland businesses urged to seize trade opportunities

    Northern Ireland businesses urged to seize trade opportunities

“Trade opportunities should be seized and maximised,” advised  Economy Minister, Conor Murphy when speaking at the recent launch of Invest

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TU Dublin is recognised as the first Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in Europe

    TU Dublin is recognised as the first Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in Europe

TU Dublin has been recognised as a Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum, and will be the first such centre in

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Gas Networks Ireland to connect new €63 million Bia Energy biomethane plant directly to its network

    Gas Networks Ireland to connect new €63 million Bia Energy biomethane plant directly to its network

Gas Networks Ireland and Bia Energy have agreed a significant partnership to enable renewable biomethane gas from the Bia Energy

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Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition – June 13th 2024 – The Tower Hotel, Waterford

    Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition – June 13th 2024 – The Tower Hotel, Waterford

The Power and Energy Conference brings together leaders and innovators to explore opportunities to deliver energy security and sustainable economic development. The

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May Ireland Manufacturing PMI signals near-stabilisation in operating conditions

    May Ireland Manufacturing PMI signals near-stabilisation in operating conditions

AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® data signalled a broad stabilisation in operating conditions in May as the headline index from the

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Almac Group announces record revenue figure resulting from another year of growth

    Almac Group announces record revenue figure resulting from another year of growth

Almac Group, the Craigavon-based global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, has announced its financial results for year ending 30

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New campaign links Scottish manufacturers with energy transition opportunities

    New campaign links Scottish manufacturers with energy transition opportunities

A new campaign by Scotland’s national and international economic development agency Scottish Enterprise aims to alert businesses – particularly SMEs –

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Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

    Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Don Julio Tequila and Guinness, has trialed paper-based packaging for Baileys, the

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Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

    Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

Five new hubs have been launched which aim to address the challenge of commercialising early-stage research within key areas of

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Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

    Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

The UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, PPMA Show, will return to the NEC in Birmingham between 24-26 September

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NIBRT opens new Advanced Therapies manufacturing research & training facility

    NIBRT opens new Advanced Therapies manufacturing research & training facility

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has officially launched a new advanced therapies facility. This expansion will

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£86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

    £86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of technology development in offshore wind have been given the green

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Primeline Group to open €50 million distribution hub

    Primeline Group to open €50 million distribution hub

Primeline Group, Ireland’s largest independent provider of logistics and route to market solutions to some of the world’s leading brands,

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Jacobs announces 100 new jobs and celebrates 50 years in Ireland

    Jacobs announces 100 new jobs and celebrates 50 years in Ireland

Jacobs has announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next two years in Ireland, at the official opening of

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UPS Healthcare opens its first dedicated facility in Dublin to support the Irish pharma and medical sectors

    UPS Healthcare opens its first dedicated facility in Dublin to support the Irish pharma and medical sectors

The pharma and medical device industries are booming in Ireland, and that is creating an increased need for integrated, globally

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CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research, Barry Kennedy, among those honoured by Engineers Ireland

    CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research, Barry Kennedy, among those honoured by Engineers Ireland

A number of leading Irish broadcasters, entrepreneurs, and academics were honoured with Fellowships of engineering representative body, Engineers Ireland, at

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63% of Irish businesses admit to struggling with too many systems

    63% of Irish businesses admit to struggling with too many systems

In an era marked by an explosion of documents, information and data, a recent survey of industry leaders, carried out

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Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

    Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

Diageo has announced plans to invest over €100 million to decarbonise its historic St. James’s Gate site in Dublin 8,

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€104 million investment for science research in Ireland

    €104 million investment for science research in Ireland

A €104 million investment in scientific research across Ireland has been announced. The funding is being allocated to four SFI

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