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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 in 2023. 123 companies operating in the sector spent €100,000

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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 construct a new industrial facility at CityNorth Business Campus in

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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 who successfully earned a place on the retailer’s coveted Kickstart

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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 in Dublin. Yourway is supported by the Irish government through

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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, which is key to an exciting future for advanced manufacturing

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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 annually over the next five years. Following this contract, Dawn

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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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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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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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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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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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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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€24 million invested in start-ups in 2023 by Enterprise Ireland

    €24 million invested in start-ups in 2023 by Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €24 million

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New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

    New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

A new £20 million fund which will offer support to local businesses in Northern Ireland to purchase and install energy

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€2.4 billion investment in Kildare Innovation Campus

    €2.4 billion investment in Kildare Innovation Campus

Kildare Innovation Campus (KIC), located in a parkland setting on 184 acres between Celbridge and Leixlip, has announced a €2.4

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IMR prepares to Demystify, Derisk and Deliver at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

    IMR prepares to Demystify, Derisk and Deliver at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) will be participating in this year’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, taking place

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Dale Farm to invest £70 million in Country Tyrone facility

    Dale Farm to invest £70 million in Country Tyrone facility

UK dairy co-operative Dale Farm is investing £70 million in its cheddar processing facility at Dunmanbridge, County Tyrone. The expansion

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EY Ireland Tech Leaders Outlook 2024 – AI, Cybersecurity & Talent top the agenda while Cloud adoption soars

    EY Ireland Tech Leaders Outlook 2024 – AI, Cybersecurity & Talent top the agenda while Cloud adoption soars

Tech leaders in Ireland are reporting strong interest in the transformative potential of AI, but this is not yet turning

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New Process Development Services Director appointed at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Cork site

    New Process Development Services Director appointed at Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Cork site

Thermo Fisher Scientific has appointed Peter McDonald (pictured above) as Process Development Services (PDS) Director at its contract pharmaceutical development

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New projects sought for €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    New projects sought for €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

Call 7 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) has been launched. The aim of the Fund is to encourage

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Wrightbus plans major European expansion

    Wrightbus plans major European expansion

World-beating zero-emissions bus manufacturer Wrightbus has unveiled plans for more jobs and widespread European expansion following 12 months of strong

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28th & 29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28th & 29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme and an extensive exhibition area displaying the latest technological solutions and business services available, the

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Greene King to invest £40 million in new state-of-the-art brewery

    Greene King to invest £40 million in new state-of-the-art brewery

Greene King, the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, has announced that it will invest £40 million in developing a

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Steepest fall in Irish manufacturing new orders since December 2022

    Steepest fall in Irish manufacturing new orders since December 2022

AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® data signalled a sustained reduction in output volumes and incoming new work during April, with both

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Ireland’s second electrification revolution

    Ireland’s second electrification revolution

Nearly 80 years since the launch of the Rural Electrification Scheme, which transformed Ireland into a modern economy, a new

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Report forecasts 21,000 additional jobs for Biopharma sector by 2027

    Report forecasts 21,000 additional jobs for Biopharma sector by 2027

A report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs (EGFSN) forecasts 21,000 additional jobs will be created by 2027,

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IceMOS Technology one of only ten exceptional exporters honoured in UK Government’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

    IceMOS Technology one of only ten exceptional exporters honoured in UK Government’s Made in the UK, Sold to the World Awards

Semiconductor technology firm, IceMOS Technology Corporation is among the 2024 winners of the Department for Business and Trade’s (DBT) Made

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Arla Foods Ingredients to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business

    Arla Foods Ingredients to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business

Arla Foods Ingredients has reached an agreement to acquire Volac’s Whey Nutrition business. The UK-based Volac group specialises in turning

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Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use combination of natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

    Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use combination of natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

Gas Networks Ireland has announced that Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers (Irish Tar) is the first company in its industry

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Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

    Norbev increases turnover by over 50% following £300,000 investment in skills development

Ballymena -based soft drinks manufacturer, Norbev has increased its turnover by over 50 per cent following an investment of almost

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