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New service to help UK manufacturers move goods smoothly in and out of EU

    New service to help UK manufacturers move goods smoothly in and out of EU

Make UK, the manufacturers’ organisation, has launched a partnership with leading certification company SGS to offer a simple customs brokerage service to help companies fill in complex customs declarations correctly

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Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse rises in February

    Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse rises in February

The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse came in at 68.6 in February 2021. The index, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, was up 7.0 on last

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First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

    First Call for €100 million Brexit Scheme for Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has opened the first call for applications under its €100m Scheme for the Agri-food sector. The Scheme agreed by Government at the end of 2020, has been

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Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

    Tough trading conditions hit confidence and investment hard in Northern Ireland

The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) published by Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber) and BDO shows that almost 7 in 10 members (69%) believe that prospects

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Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

    Fears over new relationship with EU cloud outlook for manufacturers

Fears over the impact of the UK’s new trading relationship with the EU and the attractiveness of the UK for both investment and talent are clouding the outlook for manufacturers

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€100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

    €100 Million Brexit Scheme For Irish Agri-food Sector

The Irish Government has launched a new €100 million Scheme for the food processing sector, in recognition of the sector’s unique exposure to the impact of Brexit. The new Capital

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UK Border with the EU – New Government Guidance

    UK Border with the EU – New Government Guidance

Following the conclusion and provisional ratification of the UK EU Trade & Cooperation Agreement, which came into force on 1 January 2021, the UK Government has published updated guidance on

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Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

    Irish economy to grow by 3.4% in 2020

The latest Commentary by the ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute) highlights a significant recovery in the Irish economy in Q3 coinciding with the easing of restrictions over this period.

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Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

    Irish food and agribusinesses turn to automation to help solve manufacturing challenges, mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and get ready for Brexit

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness professional services firm, and Reliance Automation have joined forces to support Irish food businesses considering automation. Recent advances in technology mean robotic automation is now

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Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

    Food Drink Ireland publishes new economic analysis Brexit report

Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink industry in Ireland, has published new economic analysis that details the need for urgent support measures for

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Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

    Scottish Food and Drink Industry sends open letter to British Prime Minister

Leaders in Scotland’s food and drink industry have written an open letter to the Prime Minister urging him and the UK Government to take urgent action to prevent the significant

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New Brexit Readiness Checker launched in Ireland

    New Brexit Readiness Checker launched in Ireland

The Irish Government has launched the new online Enterprise Ireland Brexit Readiness Checker to help businesses get ready for the UK’s departure at the end of the year. The Brexit Readiness

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Enterprise Ireland survey reveals customs a major issue as Brexit deadline approaches

    Enterprise Ireland survey reveals customs a major issue as Brexit deadline approaches

A new Enterprise Ireland survey of 600 companies on the PMI panel in Ireland, conducted in recent weeks for Enterprise Ireland by IHS Markit, revealed that customs and logistics are

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EPAL warns on Brexit pallet delays

    EPAL warns on Brexit pallet delays

Open-loop pallet pooler EPAL UK & Ireland has warned businesses exporting and importing to and from the UK to ensure their pallets do not cause delays to shipments, when the

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Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

    Strong export sales by Irish exporters in 2019

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies export to international markets, has reported strong levels of export performance by its client companies in 2019, up 8% to

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Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption

    Softer Rise in Construction Activity Amid Storm Disruption
The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted 50.6 in February, down slightly from 50.9 in January and
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Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit

    Enterprise Ireland Survey Reveals Irish Exporters Remain Optimistic About the UK Market – 92% See Growth Opportunities Post-Brexit
A survey conducted by Enterprise Ireland of client companies exporting to the UK has revealed that 92% see opportunities for growth in the United Kingdom post-Brexit. The survey, conducted as
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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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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 50.9 in January, above the 50.0 no-change mark for the
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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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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 on Ireland of a potential EU-UK Free Trade Agreement. The
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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 industry as exports reached €13 billion in 2019 (2018: €12.1
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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 now employed in companies supported by the agency. This is
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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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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
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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
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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
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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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Irish SMEs Struggling More With Rising Costs Than International Competitors

    Irish SMEs Struggling More With Rising Costs Than International Competitors
Small businesses around the world have described rising costs as their greatest challenge, and the problem is particularly acute in
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Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But Significant Risks on the Horizon

    Economic Growth Set to Continue in 2020 But Significant Risks on the Horizon

The Irish economy looks set to perform robustly in 2019 with the headline GDP rate forecast to increase by 4.9

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Over 222,000 Companies Urged to Prepare For Brexit

    Over 222,000 Companies Urged to Prepare For Brexit

The Government has started the process of directly contacting over 220,000 companies through the Companies Registration Office highlighting the need

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GDP Growth Revised Downwards Based on Gloomier Global Outlook But Labour Market Continues to Beat the Odds

    GDP Growth Revised Downwards Based on Gloomier Global Outlook But Labour Market Continues to Beat the Odds

EY has revised downwards its economic forecast for 2020, from 3.3% to 3.0% on the back of weaker global outlook

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ACCA and Bank of Ireland Issue Warning Amid Foreign Currency Fluctuations

    ACCA and Bank of Ireland Issue Warning Amid Foreign Currency Fluctuations

Many Irish companies that deal in foreign currency are exposing their businesses to significant and unnecessary profitability risks due to

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New Government Initiative to Help Customs Capacity Post-Brexit

    New Government Initiative to Help Customs Capacity Post-Brexit

The Irish Government, in association with key industry partners, has launched a new support measure to help customs agents, intermediaries

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Enterprise Ireland Urges Businesses to Prepare For Brexit With its Currency Calculator Amid a Sharp Dip in Sterling

    Enterprise Ireland Urges Businesses to Prepare For Brexit With its Currency Calculator Amid a Sharp Dip in Sterling

As part of its Brexit response, Enterprise Ireland is continuing to proactively engage with client companies nationwide to confront the

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Brexit Preparedness at Food and Drink Firms Jumps to 93%

    Brexit Preparedness at Food and Drink Firms Jumps to 93%

Three years since the UK voted to exit the European Union, Brexit preparedness is widespread amongst Ireland’s food and drinks

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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

Despite operating in the presence of a considerable degree of uncertainty, the Irish economy continues to grow at a robust

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Derry is the Most Exposed Region in Ireland Post-Brexit

    Derry is the Most Exposed Region in Ireland Post-Brexit

The newly appointed Chair of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in Ireland has said that Derry is hugely

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The Impact of Various Brexit Scenarios on the Irish Economy

    The Impact of Various Brexit Scenarios on the Irish Economy

A new study from the ESRI and the Department of Finance finds that GDP in Ireland ten years after Brexit

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OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

    OPW Prepared For No Deal Brexit

“If there is a ‘crash-out’, we will be ready. We are working 24/7,” said Maurice Buckley (pictured), Chairman of the

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Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

    Irish Builders Face Cost Hikes in UK Materials

The vast majority of building materials used in the Irish construction sector are either sourced in the UK or enter

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52% of SMEs in ROI and 56% in NI Have Yet to Begin Brexit Planning

    52% of SMEs in ROI and 56% in NI Have Yet to Begin Brexit Planning

The AIB Brexit Sentiment Index for Q4 2018 reveals that 35% of SMEs in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and

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Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

    Manufacturing Sector Represents Almost a Third of the Irish Economy

The Irish manufacturing sector employs over 250,000 people and accounts for 32% of Ireland’s GDP – significantly higher than the

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Survey Finds 68% of Irish CEOs Have Started to Mitigate Against Potential Impact of Brexit

    Survey Finds 68% of Irish CEOs Have Started to Mitigate Against Potential Impact of Brexit

Almost seven in ten (68%) Irish CEOs have said they have acted to mitigate against the potential impact of Brexit,

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Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

    Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

FinTech consultancy Vox Financial Partners has developed new software that will improve efficiencies in the global financial services industry post

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Research and Innovation Critical to Business Success Post Brexit

    Research and Innovation Critical to Business Success Post Brexit

The Managing Director of the Industry Research and Development Group (IRDG) says increased investment in research and innovation by both

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Tourism Industry Barometer Reflects Buoyant Year But Hints at Brexit Concerns

    Tourism Industry Barometer Reflects Buoyant Year But Hints at Brexit Concerns

Tourism performance throughout 2018 continues to be on a strong footing, according to the latest Fáilte Ireland Tourism Barometer. The

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Increase in Numbers of Businesses Preparing For Brexit

    Increase in Numbers of Businesses Preparing For Brexit

The Government has welcomed survey findings that show 44% of businesses that are strongly impacted by Brexit have a plan

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Economic Growth Revised Upward in 2018 and 2019

    Economic Growth Revised Upward in 2018 and 2019

Strong growth is likely to persist in the Irish economy through 2018 and 2019. This is indicated by rising private

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Government’s Three Pronged Approach to Food & Drink Industry Ahead of Brexit

    Government’s Three Pronged Approach to Food & Drink Industry Ahead of Brexit

Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle TD (pictured) has identified three key areas the Government is

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Customs and Logistics the Top Concern For Irish companies as Enterprise Ireland Launches its Next Wave of Brexit Advisory Clinics

    Customs and Logistics the Top Concern For Irish companies as Enterprise Ireland Launches its Next Wave of Brexit Advisory Clinics

Customs and Logistics is the single biggest Brexit challenge facing Irish business according to an Enterprise Ireland survey which took

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National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Wednesday, September 5th

    National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2018 – Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin – Wednesday, September 5th

The National Food & Drink Business Conference and Exhibition 2018, Ireland’s premier trade event for the food and drink processing,

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British Irish Chamber of Commerce Calls For EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund

    British Irish Chamber of Commerce Calls For EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has called for the establishment of an EU-wide Brexit Mitigation Fund for industries and

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Progress at Last! – British Irish Chamber Welcomes UK White Paper on Brexit

    Progress at Last! – British Irish Chamber Welcomes UK White Paper on Brexit

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the publication of the white paper on Brexit by the UK Government

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Bord Bia’s 2018 Brexit Barometer Results

    Bord Bia’s 2018 Brexit Barometer Results

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD has launched the Bord Bia 2018 Brexit Barometer, a comprehensive survey

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65% of Irish Businesses Have Not Reviewed Their Supply Chains to Gauge Brexit Impact

    65% of Irish Businesses Have Not Reviewed Their Supply Chains to Gauge Brexit Impact

65% of Irish businesses have not reviewed their supply chain to identify current business relationships that might be negatively impacted

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Government Opens €300 Million Brexit Loan Scheme For Applications

    Government Opens €300 Million Brexit Loan Scheme For Applications

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed TD, and

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Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Amongst the Risks One Year Out From Brexit

    Entrepreneurs See Opportunities Amongst the Risks One Year Out From Brexit

With one year to go until Brexit, 62% of Irish entrepreneurs see business opportunities among the risks, according to research

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