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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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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 whiskey industry invested €1.55 billion in all-island economy over last 10 years

    Irish whiskey industry invested €1.55 billion in all-island economy over last 10 years

The Irish industry invested €1.55 billion in the all-island economy from 2010 to 2020, while the value of Irish whiskey exports from the island of Ireland reached €890 million in

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November PMI data reveal encouraging signs for Irish manufacturing sector

    November PMI data reveal encouraging signs for Irish manufacturing sector

The Irish manufacturing sector regained some momentum in the penultimate month of 2020 as business confidence improved, the November PMI® data from AIB indicated. New orders and output both returned

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Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

    Pace of UK economic recovery slows in October amid further lockdown measures

In October, the pace of the UK’s economic recovery from coronavirus fell behind the global benchmark for the first time since June 2020, as consumer facing industries and their suppliers

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Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

    Irish economy set to contract by 3.9% in 2020 but shows resilience despite COVID-19 impact

EY has revised upwards its mid-year forecasts for the Republic of Ireland in the firm’s latest Economic Eye as the resilience of the technology and pharmaceutical sectors combined with the effect of

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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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Irish company Aspira opens two overseas offices as it announces 30 high-level jobs

    Irish company Aspira opens two overseas offices as it announces 30 high-level jobs

Aspira, the Irish-owned consulting and technology specialists, today announced the opening of its Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Malaysia and the expansion of its mainland European operations with the opening of

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Pfizer announces €300 million investment in Irish operations

    Pfizer announces €300 million investment in Irish operations

Pfizer has announced approximately €300 million capital investment in its Irish operations which will support the further development of existing manufacturing sites in Grange Castle, Newbridge and Ringaskiddy. The investment

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NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

    NI Business Recovery Survey shows significant levels of concern about the year ahead

A new survey conducted by Duff & Phelps, the world’s premier provider of governance, risk and transparency solutions, in partnership with Trade NI, shows that over one third (35%) of

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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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Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

    Tech Innovation to Improve Resilience and Agility Will Be Critical Post-COVID-19

COVID-19 has drastically changed the landscape for businesses across all industries, forcing immediate changes – but ones that will have long-term consequences. In the latest report by Lux Research, “The

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Edwards to open new Technology Centre in Dublin

    Edwards to open new Technology Centre in Dublin

Edwards, the leading supplier of vacuum and abatement services and solutions to the global semiconductor industry, announced that it is establishing a new Service Technology Centre (STC) in Blanchardstown, Dublin

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MANUFACTURING FIRM TO INVEST £2M WITH INVEST NI SUPPORT

    MANUFACTURING FIRM TO INVEST £2M WITH INVEST NI SUPPORT

A packaging manufacturing company is to invest more than £2m in skills development at its West Belfast and Antrim facilities, with the firm having been backed by Invest NI. Huhtamaki

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Key industries brought closer to UK trade negotiations

    Key industries brought closer to UK trade negotiations

International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has launched 11 new trade advisory groups (TAGs), as part of a major new business engagement drive designed to support the UK’s ambitious trade negotiations.

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Regeneron to add 400 jobs in Limerick as Covid treatment shows promise

    Regeneron to add 400 jobs in Limerick as Covid treatment shows promise

US drug development group Regeneron Pharmaceuticals is to add more than 400 new jobs at its Limerick facility, bringing the total number employed at the campus to more than 1,400. The roles will be

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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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Honeywell to create 450 jobs in the UK as face masks production expands

    Honeywell to create 450 jobs in the UK as face masks production expands

Honeywell has announced that it will build a new production line capable of producing up to 4.5 million FFP2 and FFP3 disposable face masks per month at its Newhouse site in

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Submitting evidence to the House of Commons inquiry into the impact of Covid-19

    Submitting evidence to the House of Commons inquiry into the impact of Covid-19

The Scaffolding Association is a member organisation of SEC Group – The Specialist Engineering Contractors’ Group, who have just the select committee to recommend the following actions to support small

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Make UK publishes 3 point plan to recover the manufacturing industry

    Make UK publishes 3 point plan to recover the manufacturing industry

Almost two-fifths (37%) of manufacturers don’t expect trading conditions to return for normal for 6-12 months after COVID crisis ends. And further 17% say it will take over a year to

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Irish manufacturing suffers record falls in output and new orders in April as coronavirus pandemic worsens

    Irish manufacturing suffers record falls in output and new orders in April as coronavirus pandemic worsens

The April AIB PMI® survey of Irish manufacturers revealed a deepening downturn in the sector at the start of the second quarter of 2020, as the economic fallout from lockdowns

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Hand sanitizer market size to exceed $3.6 Bn by 2026

    Hand sanitizer market size to exceed $3.6 Bn by 2026

Hand Sanitizer Market size is set to exceed USD 3.6 billion by 2026, according to a new research report by Global Market

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UK Government offers fast-growing UK companies £1.25bn support package

    UK Government offers fast-growing UK companies £1.25bn support package

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £1.25bn government package to support UK start-ups and businesses driving research and development during

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Coronavirus: 81% of manufacturing firms in Northern Ireland put workers on furlough

    Coronavirus: 81% of manufacturing firms in Northern Ireland put workers on furlough

More than four in five manufacturing companies in Northern Ireland had to put some staff on leave, according to the

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Enterprise Ireland welcomes new Covid-19 business supports and opens EU-approved €180 million scheme

    Enterprise Ireland welcomes new Covid-19 business supports and opens EU-approved €180 million scheme

New Covid-19 “Sustaining Enterprise Fund” administered by Enterprise Ireland provides up to €800k in liquidity support for companies affected by

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Covid-19: With Chinese manufacturing rebounding, European stocks rise

    Covid-19: With Chinese manufacturing rebounding, European stocks rise

The Irish Times reported yesterday that Dublin’s Iseq index and wider European equities markets rose on Tuesday morning as investors

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Irish Economy to Fall into Recession in 2020 as a Result of Covid-19

    Irish Economy to Fall into Recession in 2020 as a Result of Covid-19

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest threat that the Irish economy has faced since the financial crisis, according 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
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New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers

    New EU Circular Economy Action Plan Shows the way to a Climate-neutral, Competitive Economy of Empowered Consumers
The European Commission has adopted the EU’s new Circular Economy Action Plan. It is one of the main building blocks
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Vivid Edge Wins the Sustainability Award at 2020 SFA National Small Business Awards

    Vivid Edge Wins the Sustainability Award at 2020 SFA National Small Business Awards
Vivid Edge, the energy efficiency specialist company, has won the Sustainability Category Award at the 2020 SFA National Small Business
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Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19

    Guide to Exporting Companies in Meeting the Challenges of Covid-19
Enterprise Ireland has published a Guide to assist affected exporting companies in transitioning through the immediate and critical challenges that
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A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe

    A New Industrial Strategy For a Globally Competitive, Green and Digital Europe
The European Commission has presented a new Strategy to help Europe's industry lead the twin transitions towards climate neutrality and
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Reduction in Overall Carbon Emissions But Transport and Home Heating Increases put Ireland well off Target

    Reduction in Overall Carbon Emissions But Transport and Home Heating Increases put Ireland well off Target
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has published its Energy-Related CO2 Emissions in Ireland report. The report shows that energy-related CO2 emissions
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The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar

    The Guinness Storehouse Unveils New €20 Million Gravity Bar
The Guinness Storehouse, Ireland’s number one visitor attraction, has officially opened the highly anticipated new Gravity Bar. Developed over three
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National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin

    National Construction Summit – 24th March 2020 – The National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus in Dublin
The annual National Construction Summit is being held on Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at a new venue - the National
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€24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019

    €24 Million Invested in Start-ups by Enterprise Ireland in 2019
Enterprise Ireland, the government agency responsible for the development and growth of Irish companies in global markets, invested €24 million
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Shaping Europe’s Digital Future – European Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence

    Shaping Europe’s Digital Future – European Commission Presents Strategies for Data and Artificial Intelligence
The European Commission has unveiled its ideas and actions for a digital transformation that works for all, reflecting the best of Europe:
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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
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Enterprise Ireland CEO to Step Down

    Enterprise Ireland CEO to Step Down
Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Julie Sinnamon
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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
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Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports

    Coronavirus to Impact Irish Exports
By John Whelan The outbreak of the coronavirus has come at a difficult and sensitive time for China’s economy. China’s
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Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award

    Ei Electronics Chief Receives IMR Life Time Achievement Award
Michael (Mick) Guinee, Chairman, CEO and Co-founder of Ei Electronics, which is one of Ireland’s leading indigenous electronics manufacturing and
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Unlocking the Value of the Circular Economy

    Unlocking the Value of the Circular Economy
Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) launched CIRCULEIRE - the National Platform for Circular Manufacturing – at the 2020 National Manufacturing &
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Impact Every Aspect of Life

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution Will Impact Every Aspect of Life
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will fundamentally change every aspect of our lives and manufacturing is at the epicentre of that.
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Microsoft to Establish Cyber Security Centre in Belfast

    Microsoft to Establish Cyber Security Centre in Belfast
Microsoft has chosen Northern Ireland as the location for a new Cyber Security Centre which will see the creation of
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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
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Irish Economic Confidence Up 20%

    Irish Economic Confidence Up 20%
Accountancy experts say Irish economic confidence in Q4 has bounced back after capitulating in the previous quarter. A survey of
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European Commission Calls For More Industry-led Training Infrastructures, Similar to Skillnet Ireland

    European Commission Calls For More Industry-led Training Infrastructures, Similar to Skillnet Ireland
The European Commission’s Skills for Smart Industrial Specialisation and Digital Transformation report has featured Skillnet Ireland as an example of best practice. Skillnet Ireland
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Financing the Green Transition – The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism

    Financing the Green Transition – The European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism
The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. This requires significant investment
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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
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Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January

    Industrial Revolutionary to Speak at the 2020 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin – 29-30th January
Credited with being the originator of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ (Industry 4.0) and named by the Financial Times as one
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Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions

    Over €40 Million For 26 Projects to Drive Job Creation in the Regions
The Government has announced the results of the third call of the Regional Enterprise Development Fund (REDF), an open national
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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
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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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Driving Productivity Key to Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth

    Driving Productivity Key to Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth
The NCC (National Competitiveness Council) has launched Ireland’s Competitiveness Challenge 2019 report. Building on the Council’s previous reports, the Competitiveness Challenge 2019 notes that
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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020 and Awards – 29-30th January, Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020 and Awards – 29-30th January, Citywest Hotel & Exhibition Centre, Dublin
Having set new records in terms of its scale and visitor numbers last year, the 2020 National Manufacturing and Supply
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