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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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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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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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€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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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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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 sq ft factory comes on the back of Revive Active’s

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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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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, County Cork. The expanded plant represents a significant investment in

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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 a £1 million investment in new machinery by Hunter which

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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 and 40% of all online ordering is through retailer social

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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 Currabinny, Cork. Providing 19% of the site’s electricity in 2023,

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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 to its latest economic impact report, ‘ALDI in Ireland, 1999-2024′. The

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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 provides specialist joinery and interior fit out services for the

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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 among SME manufacturers. The Made Smarter Adoption Awards champion manufacturing

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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 Northern Ireland’s international trade calendar of events and trade missions.

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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 facility at Huntstown, County Dublin to be injected directly into

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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 event connects the partnerships required to deliver a secure diversified

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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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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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DPS Rockpak to Introduce Eco-Friendly Slip Sheets at Upcoming Exhibition

  DPS Rockpak to Introduce Eco-Friendly Slip Sheets at Upcoming Exhibition

Dublin, Ireland – DPS Rockpak is excited to announce the debut of their  latest innovation, the Eco-Plastic Slip Sheets, at

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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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MaintMaster broadens its portfolio and acquires OEEsystems

  MaintMaster broadens its portfolio and acquires OEEsystems

LINKÖPING — May 15, 2024 — MaintMaster, a leading provider of maintenance management solutions, today announced the acquisition of OEEsystems,

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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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Nucleic acid medicines manufacture receives £4.5 million in funding

  Nucleic acid medicines manufacture receives £4.5 million in funding

Five projects will receive funding to develop and commercialise innovative solutions for the manufacturing of nucleic acid medicines. Innovate UK

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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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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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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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Industry leader to head up Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at UL

  Industry leader to head up Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at UL

An experienced pharmaceutical industry leader has been appointed as Director of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at University of Limerick.

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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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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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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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IDA Ireland launches “Where next for MedTech – Key considerations for the factory of the future”

  IDA Ireland launches “Where next for MedTech – Key considerations for the factory of the future”

In a year marked by significant MedTech advancement, IDA Ireland, the national development agency responsible for attracting foreign investment to

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Schneider Electric appoints Rhonda Doyle as VP of Customer Operations UK and Ireland to enhance the Digital Customer Experience

  Schneider Electric appoints Rhonda Doyle as VP of Customer Operations UK and Ireland to enhance the Digital Customer Experience

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has appointed Rhonda Doyle as the new

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Wrightbus helps Irish city to become one of the first to deploy fully electric bus service

  Wrightbus helps Irish city to become one of the first to deploy fully electric bus service

Zero-emission technology from transport pioneer Wrightbus is playing a crucial role in the development of one of Ireland’s first fully-electric

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Sonatus expands into Ireland

  Sonatus expands into Ireland

Sonatus, a leading automotive software company accelerating the transition to software-defined vehicles (SDVs), has opened an R&D and engineering center

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Glanbia to expand its Nutritional Solutions business with $300 million acquisition

  Glanbia to expand its Nutritional Solutions business with $300 million acquisition

Glanbia plc, the Better Nutrition company, has agreed to acquire US-based Flavor Producers LLC for an initial consideration of $300

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ATU Innovation Hub secures €45.75 million of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding (DTIF)

  ATU Innovation Hub secures €45.75 million of Disruptive Technologies Innovation Funding (DTIF)

Demonstrating a commitment to innovation and technological advancement, Atlantic Technological University’s (ATU) Innovation Hubs (iHubs) have achieved outstanding success within

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Kilsaran launches two electric trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

  Kilsaran launches two electric trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

Kilsaran, a leading name in the construction and building materials industry, has announced the launch of two new electric concrete

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Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

  Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

Valued at EUR2.4 billion, Guinness remains the most valuable Irish brand for the third consecutive year, according to new data from Brand Finance,

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AstraZeneca’s 25-year milestone

  AstraZeneca’s 25-year milestone

AstraZeneca is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the merger of Swedish Astra AB and UK-based Zeneca Group PLC in 1999.

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Domino and Intrex deliver integrated traceability solution for Aspen Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

  Domino and Intrex deliver integrated traceability solution for Aspen Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Domino Printing Sciences (Domino) has helped to deliver a fully integrated, high-speed serialised coding solution for Aspen pharmaceutical manufacturer’s bottle filling

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Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology MedTech project

  Funding of €6.8 million announced for sustainable disruptive technology MedTech project

The Irish Government has announced funding of a further €6.8 million for a twelfth project under Call 6 of the

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Mbryonics awarded €17.5 million from European Innovation Council

  Mbryonics awarded €17.5 million from European Innovation Council

Galway-based space tech company Mbryonics has been approved for a recommended investment of €17.5 million from the European Innovation Council

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Crane Worldwide Logistics celebrates 3PL warehouse expansion in Cork

  Crane Worldwide Logistics celebrates 3PL warehouse expansion in Cork

Expanding its third-party logistics presence in Ireland, Crane Worldwide Logistics has opened its showcase warehouse facility in Cork, strengthening its

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