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Launchpads to deliver local growth through innovation support in the UK

    Launchpads to deliver local growth through innovation support in the UK

A pioneering initiative will build on local innovation strengths, supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to deliver jobs, growth, and higher productivity. The first Launchpad pilot areas have been announced

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Takeda celebrates 25 years of business in Ireland

    Takeda celebrates 25 years of business in Ireland

Takeda in Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, has celebrated 25 years of business in Ireland with an anniversary event at its Bray site. Since first establishing

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Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

    Port of Cork Company officially launches €89 million Cork Container Terminal

Following years of significant planning, investment and development, the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) has officially launched its new state-of-the-art Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy. The launch of CCT

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Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland to invest €100 million in high-tech production lines to support operations

    Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland to invest €100 million in high-tech production lines to support operations

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland UC, a global leader in eye health and part of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, has announced an expansion of its existing facility in Plassey,

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IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

    IDA Ireland launches Two New Online Self Assessment Tools for Client Companies

IDA Ireland has launched two online self-assessment tools for client companies that will help companies assess current activities that enable advanced manufacturing or digitalisation of services, in addition to helping

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UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

    UKRI unveils plan to deliver outstanding research and innovation

UKRI’s corporate plan demonstrates how the world-class research and innovation UKRI supports will drive economic, social, environmental and cultural benefits for all. The plan sets out how UK Research and

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Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

    Clancy Construction plans to accelerate Irish housing delivery using off-site construction methods

Tipperary firm Clancy Construction is the first firm to secure approval under Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Built to Innovate’ initiative.  The initiative aims to achieve faster, higher quality construction of housing by

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Invest NI marks 20 years in business

    Invest NI marks 20 years in business

Invest Northern Ireland is marking 20 years of supporting business growth across Northern Ireland. Since establishing in 2002 Invest Northern Ireland has provided 66,000 offers of support to almost 15,000

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Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

    Boyne Valley Food Hub to be at the forefront of innovation in vibrant Irish food sector

The sod has been turned at the Boyne Valley Food Hub, a flagship project of the Boyne Valley Food Innovation District in County Meath, Ireland. The project will transform almost

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Ireland’s Inaugural ‘Digital First’ Day Announced

    Ireland’s Inaugural ‘Digital First’ Day Announced

Ireland’s first ever ‘Digital First’ Day will take place on November 16th 2022 with the goal of putting the power of digital to work in communities across the country, by

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Bord Bia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

    Bord Bia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Bord Bia, the semi-state agency responsible for the promotion, trade development, and marketing of Irish food, drink, and horticulture in Ireland and globally, has appointed Jim O’Toole (pictured) as its

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Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

    Leading Foodservice Provider Unveils Ambitious Expansion Plans for Northern Ireland

Leading foodservice provider Sysco Ireland has revealed plans to double the size of its Northern Ireland operation within five years as part of an ambitious growth strategy. To support this

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Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

    Supply chain issues to drive warehouse construction growth in the UK

New warehouses and infrastructure growth are expected to fuel a rise in construction output by 2.5 per cent for 2022, according to the Construction Product Association’s latest forecast. The trade body

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Invest NI 2021/22 performance strong despite economic and delivery challenges

    Invest NI 2021/22 performance strong despite economic and delivery challenges

In 2021/22 Invest NI made just over 2,500 offers to businesses throughout Northern Ireland to the value of £99 million, which will contribute to £573 million investment in the local

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New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

    New Construction Technology Centre in Ireland

The Irish Government has announced funding of €5 million, over 5 years, for the establishment of a Construction Technology Centre to accelerate research and innovation within the construction and built

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Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

    Diageo to Invest €200 Million in Ireland’s First Purpose-Built Carbon Neutral Brewery in Kildare

Diageo plans to invest €200 million in Ireland’s first purpose-built carbon neutral brewery on a greenfield site in Littleconnell, Newbridge, County Kildare. The new facility will brew lagers and ales

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UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

    UK steel industry sets out vision for net zero transition – securing green jobs and investment

To create a Net-Zero steel sector in the UK and meet Government targets, a new report from UK Steel calls for a renewed focus on establishing a positive policy environment

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Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

    Plan to Help Every Irish Region Play to its Strengths

The Government has published Ireland’s new National Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) 2022-2027 to identify and invest in the strengths and opportunities of every region in the country. Through the European Regional Development

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Report outlines Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges

    Report outlines Tomorrow’s Engineering Research Challenges

A new report sets out the long-term vision for how engineering research will help to tackle key challenges. In the UK, engineers have long been at the heart of technological

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£3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

    £3.2 million for food and drink tech hub in Scottish Highlands

A project to create a food and drink technology centre in the Highlands has secured more than £3.2 million investment from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE); including £1.2 million of

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Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

    Despite significant global economic headwinds, FDI continues to prove resilient in Ireland

IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, has reported significant investment growth in the first half of 2022, returning FDI (foreign direct investment) employment creation plans to

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Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

    Manufacturing Industry in the Irish Border Region Works Together to Compete on International Market

A new manufacturing cluster to help develop the industry in the border region to compete on a national and international level has been officially launched at Atlantic Technological University. The

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Details of Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) announced

    Details of Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2) announced

Details of the Galway Hydrogen Hub (GH2), Ireland’s first Hydrogen Valley have been announced.  GH2 is a consortium consisting of seven members – NUI Galway, the Port of Galway, CIÉ

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Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300 million Teesside offshore turbine base factory – the largest in the world

    Plans approved for SeAH Wind’s £300 million Teesside offshore turbine base factory – the largest in the world

The proposals for South Korean steel manufacturer, SeAH Wind’s giant £300 million, 40-metre-tall offshore turbine base factory at Teesside’s Freeport

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Planning approved for new £390 million glass manufacturing facility in Wales

    Planning approved for new £390 million glass manufacturing facility in Wales

Planning permission has been granted for a new £390 million glass bottle manufacturing facility in Ebbw Vale, which aims to

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Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

    Panattoni planning £250 million Avonmouth logistics development

Panattoni, the largest logistics real estate developer in Europe, is planning a £250 million speculative logistics development, which will include

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JDR Cable Systems to commence £130 million facility

    JDR Cable Systems to commence £130 million facility

JDR Cable Systems (JDR), the global subsea cable and umbilical supplier and servicer, part of the TFK Group, has reached final agreement

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Stronger Output and Activity for Irish Construction Sector but Challenges in Housing Remain

    Stronger Output and Activity for Irish Construction Sector but Challenges in Housing Remain

The construction industry in Ireland commenced 2022 on a solid footing, supported by a strong economy, a buoyant labour market

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North-west elevates UK mission to become leading space superpower

    North-west elevates UK mission to become leading space superpower

The north-west has become a strategic part of the UK multi-billion pound space sector, with the formal launch of a

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£50 million data innovation hub to accelerate UK digital tech

    £50 million data innovation hub to accelerate UK digital tech

UK manufacturers are to have their productivity and competitiveness boosted thanks to a new digital smart factory and testbed at

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Welsh fabricator secures top class projects

    Welsh fabricator secures top class projects

Leading Welsh fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium is supporting the construction of two innovative school projects. The first of the two builds

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New orders down for first time in 13 months amid strong cost pressures in Irish construction

    New orders down for first time in 13 months amid strong cost pressures in Irish construction

Near-record cost pressures acted to depress demand in the Irish construction sector during April, with new orders dropping for the

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Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

    Port of Cork Company celebrates significant milestone as €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy

The Port of Cork Company (PoCC) is celebrating the long-awaited launch of operations in its new Cork Container Terminal (CCT)

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Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

    Potential for up to 2,000 jobs in South-East Ireland under Rosslare Europort Offshore Wind Hub Plan

Rosslare Europort management has announced plans to establish the port, its hinterland and the south-east region as Ireland’s Offshore Renewable

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Framespace to hire 150 more staff to accelerate Irish offsite housing supply

    Framespace to hire 150 more staff to accelerate Irish offsite housing supply

Framespace Solutions, Ireland’s fastest growing offsite housing supplier, has announced plans to hire 150 more staff as it officially opened

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Growth in Irish construction activity slows at end of first quarter

    Growth in Irish construction activity slows at end of first quarter

There were signs of a growth slowdown in the Irish construction sector at the end of the first quarter of

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Janssen to Invest €150 Million in Cork to Expand Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Footprint

    Janssen to Invest €150 Million in Cork to Expand Biopharmaceutical Supply Chain Footprint

Janssen Sciences Ireland[i], part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, has announced an expansion of its biopharmaceutical supply

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Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

    Work commences on £80 million industrial and advanced manufacturing development in Sunderland

Construction of the first phase of a £80 million industrial development is underway in Sunderland. Legal & General-backed Hillthorn Business

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Irish residential construction activity in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels

    Irish residential construction activity in 2021 exceeded pre-pandemic levels

The number of residential commencement notices lodged in Ireland in 2021 was above pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from

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Launch of working group to help shape the future of UK airspace

    Launch of working group to help shape the future of UK airspace

The future flight challenge has launched a new industry working group, focusing on the emerging generation of vehicle types and

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Launch of €180 Million Plans to Boost Regional Development in Ireland

    Launch of €180 Million Plans to Boost Regional Development in Ireland

The Government has launched its €180 million Plans to boost regional development. The Plans, which set out actions to 2024

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British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

    British Government loans to help SMEs build more homes

A £1.5 billion home building fund offering loans to SMEs to help them deliver 42,000 new houses across the country

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Irish construction activity continues to rise, but at softest pace in eight months

    Irish construction activity continues to rise, but at softest pace in eight months

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity –

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Research and Development for the Manufacturing Industry Explained

Manufacturing firms could claim tens of thousands back in tax relief The HMRC Research and Development Tax Scheme was created

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Architects O’Donnell + Tuomey awarded the RIAI Gold Medal for Architecture for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast

    Architects O’Donnell + Tuomey awarded the RIAI Gold Medal for Architecture for the Lyric Theatre, Belfast

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has awarded the RIAI Gold Medal (2010-2012) to O’Donnell + Tuomey,

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Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

    Forum to advance greener, healthier homes in Ireland

Healthy Homes Ireland, a new forum established to influence public policy, has hosted its inaugural virtual meeting, to advance a

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Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

    Irish Government Invests €70 Million to Help Food Producers Develop and Diversify Post Brexit

The Irish Government has announced that 22 projects in the meat and dairy sectors across the country will receive funding to

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New European fund to scale up timber construction

    New European fund to scale up timber construction

A network of pioneering developers, designers, investors and insurers have launched a multi-million euro fund to scale up timber construction. Engineers

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McAleer & Rushe to build a £37.5 million Liverpool Hotel

    McAleer & Rushe to build a £37.5 million Liverpool Hotel

Leading UK design and build construction company McAleer & Rushe has been appointed as the contractor in a major £37.5

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Dublin Port Company to open €48 million Dublin Inland Port

    Dublin Port Company to open €48 million Dublin Inland Port

Dublin Port Company (DPC) has announced that Dublin Inland Port will open in early November 2021, with Dublin Ferryport Terminals

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Irish Construction – New orders continue to rise sharply, despite rate of growth softening

    Irish Construction – New orders continue to rise sharply, despite rate of growth softening

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – posted

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Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

    Two thirds of companies in Ireland are not confident they could reach carbon neutrality by 2030

New data from the inaugural EY Ireland State of Sustainability report reveals that although 41% of businesses believe the pandemic has spurred them to

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New report outlines role of offsite construction in addressing the housing crisis

    New report outlines role of offsite construction in addressing the housing crisis

Property Industry Ireland (PII), the Ibec group for businesses working in the property sector, has launched ‘Innovation Increasing Supply’, a

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Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

    Bord na Móna to develop Ireland’s first business park co-located with large scale renewable energy

The Midland’s Region is set to receive an economic boost following the announcement that  Bord na Móna is to develop

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Irish Construction industry advised to be aware of over-ambitious targets in government capital spending programme

    Irish Construction industry advised to be aware of over-ambitious  targets in government capital spending programme

It would be prudent for the Irish construction industry to discount over-ambitious targets in the next version of the National

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PM Group Delivers Strong Operational and Financial Performance and Announces Creation of 400 New Jobs

    PM Group Delivers Strong Operational and Financial Performance and Announces Creation of 400 New Jobs

PM Group, the Irish headquartered international project delivery company, achieved operating profits of €34.8 million in 2020, an increase of

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Irish construction firms see further sharp rises in activity and new orders

    Irish construction firms see further sharp rises in activity and new orders

The Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index® (PMI®) – a seasonally adjusted index designed to track changes in total construction activity – dipped

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Made Smarter to boost the North West’s £10 billion chemical industry

    Made Smarter to boost the North West’s £10 billion chemical industry

The £10 billion chemical industry in the North West of England is set to grow further thanks to the support

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