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Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

    Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published the results of a major new survey which shows a drop in confidence in the manufacturing sector for the next six

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Growing the Scottish life sciences sector

    Growing the Scottish life sciences sector

A new plan to help Scotland’s life sciences sector grow its exports has been unveiled. The strategy, An Export Plan for Scotland’s Life Sciences Sector, has been developed by the

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Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

    Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

The number of UK sectors experiencing falling output was at its highest level in 29 months in October, as demand for goods and services decreased, according to the latest Lloyds

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£17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

    £17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise has launched a new Green Heat Innovation Support Programme worth up to £17.6 million for companies across Scotland covering industries from manufacturing to technology innovators and the heating

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LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

    LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

The Irish Government has announced an €11 million investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk. The AMTCE is the largest advanced manufacturing training centre of its

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Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

    Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

Nearly 50% of food and drink manufacturers have cut or paused investment projects as they face the toughest trading conditions anyone can remember, according to new research by the Food

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Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

    Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks on the first phase of works to reopen the Foynes to Limerick Rail line, a project which is funded by the

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Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

    Strengthening of Irish and UK business relations

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visited Manchester recently to mark the strengthening of Irish and UK business relations in the North of England. The trade visit was led by Enterprise Ireland. During

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Major boosts to Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector

    Major boosts to Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector

Drug development company, CV6 Therapeutics, is investing almost £8 million in first-stage clinical trials and further scientific development work on its first anti-cancer drug CV6-168. CV6 is dedicated to improving the lives

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IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

    IRI report indicates small and mid-sized manufacturers losing ground in volume and value to private labels

The latest biannual ‘FMCG Demand Signals’ report from IRI has revealed that Private Labels now make up 36% of total FMCG value sales in Europe (€216 billion) – up from 34%

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Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

    Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

The Shannon Estuary presents a unique opportunity and is best placed in Ireland and Europe to develop the Atlantic floating offshore wind industry and help the country reach its climate

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Avantor® Continues Investment to Support Biopharma Market with Opening of New Distribution Center

    Avantor® Continues Investment to Support Biopharma Market with Opening of New Distribution Center

Avantor, a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied materials industries, has opened a new distribution center in Dublin,

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Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

    Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

Mondelēz International, makers and bakers of iconic brands including Cadbury, OREO and Maynards Bassetts, has launched its latest economic and social report – Mondelēz UK: Making the Right Impact – which

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New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

    New report on the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind highlights the “Unprecedented Opportunity for the Atlantic Region

A new report identifies an unprecedented opportunity for the Atlantic Region in the Growth of Onshore to Offshore Wind. The study was commissioned by the Mid-West, North-West and West Regional

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Fall in Business Sentiment Drags Irish Economic Pulse to a Two-Year Low

    Fall in Business Sentiment Drags Irish Economic Pulse to a Two-Year Low

The Bank of Ireland Economic Pulse came in at 60.5 in October 2022. The index, which combines the results of the Consumer and Business Pulses, was down 10.1 on September

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Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

    Over 90% of Irish whiskey producers have had production negatively impacted by supply chain issues

92% of Irish whiskey producers have said that supply chain delays have negatively impacted on their recent production output and will likely impact future production output. That’s according to a

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Soltec (Ireland) opens state-of-the-art waste management facility

    Soltec (Ireland) opens state-of-the-art waste management facility

Soltec (Ireland) Ltd has opened its newly developed five-acre waste treatment and recovery facility in the IDA Business Park, Clonmore, Mullingar. The opening of this state-of-the-art facility is the culmination

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Joint £64 million investment in collaborative centres of research across Ireland and the UK

    Joint £64 million investment in collaborative centres of research across Ireland and the UK

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have announced a £64 million investment to create new collaborative

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Powering the UK’s battery industry

    Powering the UK’s battery industry

New funding has been announced for the Faraday Battery Challenge. The additional £211 million in funding allows the challenge to exploit the momentum, nationwide learning and industrial support generated since

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Grifols inaugurates new albumin plant at its expanding Dublin site

    Grifols inaugurates new albumin plant at its expanding Dublin site

Grifols, a global leader in plasma-derived medicines, has inaugurated a new albumin purification and filling plant at its global manufacturing and supply hub in Grange Castle, Dublin, which will help

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New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

    New £35 million facility for Guala Closures in Scotland

A state-of-the-art £36 million superfactory will secure the Scottish future of a company crucial to the whisky industry. The huge investment includes a £3.3 million grant from Scottish Enterprise and

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Brexit reduced overall EU-UK goods trade flows by almost one-fifth

    Brexit reduced overall EU-UK goods trade flows by almost one-fifth

Research  by the ESRI (Economic & Social Research Institute) shows reductions in UK to EU goods trade by 16% and trade from the EU to UK by 20% relative to

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£14 million funding for sustainable smart factory projects

    £14 million funding for sustainable smart factory projects

£14 million has been awarded to projects that harness digital technology to drive energy efficiency, productivity and growth across key manufacturing industries. UK Research and Innovation has announced the winners

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Boost for Irish manufacturing as FANUC opens its first dedicated robotics facility in Ireland

    Boost for Irish manufacturing as FANUC opens its first dedicated robotics facility in Ireland

Leading robotics company FANUC has officially opened its first dedicated facility in Ireland – a 500 sq m training centre and

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GE Healthcare Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing Line in Cork

    GE Healthcare Opens New $30 Million Manufacturing Line in Cork

GE Healthcare has officially opened a new €30.5 million ($30 million) manufacturing line at its Carrigtohill facility in County Cork.

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Waters Marks 25 Years in Ireland with €6 Million Clinical Diagnostics R&D Center Expansion

    Waters Marks 25 Years in Ireland with €6 Million Clinical Diagnostics R&D Center Expansion

Waters Corporation has announced a combined investment of up to €6 million with support from IDA Ireland to expand its

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Chemical Business Association creates new roles to support growth plans

    Chemical Business Association creates new roles to support growth plans

The Chemical Business Association (CBA), which represents the UK chemical supply chain, has announced the recent appointment of two key

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Malone Group establishes new Digital Services & Project Support Centre in Northern Ireland

    Malone Group establishes new Digital Services & Project Support Centre in Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland headquartered engineering and technology services firm Malone Group is setting up a new Digital Services & Project

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Automatic Plastics Limited, a Comar Company, celebrates 50 years in Ireland

    Automatic Plastics Limited, a Comar Company, celebrates 50 years in Ireland

Comar has announced multi-million euro expansion plans for its Ireland-based affiliate – Automatic Plastics Limited (APL) located in Tinahely, County

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Scaling-up technologies for the UK’s foundation industries

    Scaling-up technologies for the UK’s foundation industries

Innovate UK has announced a £19.5 million award to the Foundation Industries Sustainability Consortium (FISC). The award will support the

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Lisburn manufacturer CASC invests £1.7 million to drive growth through skills and 26 jobs

    Lisburn manufacturer CASC invests £1.7 million to drive growth through skills and 26 jobs

Lisburn based manufacturer CASC is investing £1.7 million in its business growth through the creation of 26 jobs and the

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Despite significant headwinds, Irish economy set to perform in robust manner for remainder of 2022

    Despite significant headwinds, Irish economy set to perform in robust manner for remainder of 2022

Despite significant headwinds, the Irish economy is set to perform in a robust manner for remainder of 2022, however the

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£6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

    £6.1 million funding boost to accelerate digitalisation among SME food and drink manufacturers

A trailblazing programme that has backed 2,500 manufacturers to adopt new digital technology and skills to create growth and jobs

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How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

    How to Stay Competitive – Scottish Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – October 13th 2022 – Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow

The Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on Thursday, 13th of

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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

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Ipsen Ireland launches upgraded manufacturing site after €52 million investment

    Ipsen Ireland launches upgraded manufacturing site after €52 million investment

Biopharmaceutical company Ipsen has launched its newly upgraded manufacturing site at Blanchardstown, Dublin. The official site launch follows Ipsen’s recent

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Scottish Enterprise – Can you rise to the green heat hub grand challenge?

    Scottish Enterprise – Can you rise to the green heat hub grand challenge?

Scottish Enterprise has launched a Green Heat Hub Grand Challenge to encourage innovation around the green heat solutions of the

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Ortec officially opens European headquarters in County Limerick

    Ortec officially opens European headquarters in County Limerick

Ortec, Inc., a leading supplier of custom formulation and manufacturing services to the life science industry, has officially opened its

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MeiraGTx formally unveils industry-leading gene therapy manufacturing facility in Ireland

    MeiraGTx formally unveils industry-leading gene therapy manufacturing facility in Ireland

MeiraGTx Holdings Plc, a vertically integrated, clinical stage gene therapy company, has formally unveiled its GMP manufacturing facility in Shannon.

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AbbVie announces a €60 million expansion as company’s Cork facility marks 20th anniversary

    AbbVie announces a €60 million expansion as company’s Cork facility marks 20th anniversary

AbbVie, a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company with a significant presence across eight Irish locations, has announced a €60

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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

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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,

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100 new jobs and additional footprint expansion announced by ICS Medical Devices

    100 new jobs and additional footprint expansion announced by ICS Medical Devices

ICS Medical Devices, a leading catheter design & manufacturing services provider, has officially opened its new manufacturing and R&D facility

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STFC celebrates £100 million raised by space tech start-ups

    STFC celebrates £100 million raised by space tech start-ups

UK start-ups at the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre United Kingdom (ESA BIC UK) have raised over £100 million

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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

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IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

    IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Award Winners 2022

The 2022 IMR Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards, in partnership with Premier Publishing & Events, were revealed at a special

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West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

    West Midlands Gigafactory appoints leading electric vehicle and battery industry expert

West Midlands Gigafactory joint venture has appointed battery industry technology expert Richard Moore (pictured) to spearhead its strategy and global

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NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

    NIBRT starts construction of new Advanced Therapeutics facility at its Dublin site

The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has commenced construction work on an ambitious expansion of its existing

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£25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

    £25 million awarded to scope scale-up of electric vehicle technology

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) has announced winners sharing around £25 million of government funding to assess if projects are ready

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Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

    Scotland’s space sector set to become greenest on Earth

Scotland’s space sector has declared its commitment to reducing its impact on the environment through the publication of a new

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National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

    National Manufacturing Institute Scotland appoints former UKRI Challenge Director as Chief Executive Officer

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) has appointed former UKRI Made Smarter Innovation Challenge Director, Chris Courtney, as Chief Executive Officer.

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Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

    Irish Distillers announces €250 million investment plan for new distillery in Midleton

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has today announced it will invest

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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

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Out of control energy bills are now business threatening for 60% of British manufacturers

    Out of control energy bills are now business threatening for 60% of British manufacturers

Britain’s manufacturers are warning that their energy costs have already spiralled out of control, with nearly half reporting that their

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New state-of-the-art headquarters for Activ8 Solar Energies

    New state-of-the-art headquarters for Activ8 Solar Energies

Activ8 Solar Energies, the largest supplier of solar PV units in Ireland and exclusive solar partner to SSE Airtricity, has officially opened

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Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

    Glanbia Ireland reveals new identity

Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited and Glanbia Ireland, a world-class food and nutrition business, will in future be known as Tirlán,

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Orbex to hire new staff in final countdown to UK rocket launch

    Orbex to hire new staff in final countdown to UK rocket launch

UK-based launch services company Orbex is hiring an additional fifty staff members over the next six months. The new team

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UK builders merchants index reports record-breaking revenue due to inflation

    UK builders merchants index reports record-breaking revenue due to inflation

Builders merchants recorded the highest revenue since their building index began in 2014 for the second quarter of this year despite

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