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Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

    Nolan Transport officially opens its new €12 million Global Logistics Park in Wexford

Nolan Transport, the European asset based logistics company which is headquartered in Ireland, has stepped forward and invested in the future of today’s supply chain requirements. The world has seen

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Irish whiskey export value exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022

    Irish whiskey export value exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022

The value of Irish whiskey exports to the all-island economy exceeded €1 billion for the first time in 2022, the Irish Whiskey Association has announced. The assessment by the Irish

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Irish food and drink exports reach record high of €16.7 billion despite challenging year

    Irish food and drink exports reach record high of €16.7 billion despite challenging year

The publication of Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2022/23 reveals the value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports increased by 22% last year to reach a new

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Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

    Leonardo awarded €690 million contract

Yeovil-based Leonardo, one of the UK’s leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD, has been awarded a C$1 billion (€690

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Manufacturers and importers warned of more red tape ahead as new deadline looms

    Manufacturers and importers warned of more red tape ahead as new deadline looms

European manufacturers exporting to the UK, and UK importers, must brace themselves for further red tape and costs, as the deadline for compliance with the new quality control mark, UK

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Mulrines to invest in new drinks and liquid food manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

    Mulrines to invest in new drinks and liquid food manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland

Mulrines, one of Ireland’s fastest growing indigenous food and drink businesses, is investing significantly in a new drinks and liquid food manufacturing facility at Sion Mills. The fourth-generation family business

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Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live conference and exhibition – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork – January 25th 2023

    Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live conference and exhibition – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork – January 25th 2023

Reflecting Ireland’s position as a centre of excellence in life sciences and biopharmaceutical production, the Biopharma & Life Sciences Connected Live Conference and Exhibition will be held on Wednesday, January

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Highest Increase in Irish FDI Employment ever

    Highest Increase in Irish FDI Employment ever

IDA Ireland, the inward investment promotion and development agency of the Irish Government, has reported strong annual results for 2022 with a substantial increase in growth in FDI employment on

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Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

    Government sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

The Irish Government has launched the White Paper on Enterprise. Following a review of enterprise policy launched earlier this year, which involved public consultation and engagement of an international advisory panel

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Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

    Dawn Meats to invest €100 million in Net Zero climate commitment

Dawn Meats has announced a substantial new plan which will see the Irish meat processor target Net Zero operational emissions across the business by 2040, and work towards a Net

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Lakeland Dairies signs new deal worth over €1 million with Lidl Ireland

    Lakeland Dairies signs new deal worth over €1 million with Lidl Ireland

Lidl Ireland has announced a new contract extension worth more than €1 million with Lakeland Dairies, based in County Cavan. This new deal will see the Killeshandra-based dairy co-op supply

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UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

    UK CV production up for 10th straight month in October

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew by 10.7% in October, with 8,740 vans, buses, trucks, coaches and taxis rolling off British factory lines, according to the latest figures released today

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Major change for small Irish companies

    Major change for small Irish companies

Thousands more Irish companies will now be eligible for Government export grants in a move designed to fill a crucial gap and help strengthen Ireland’s indigenous SMEs. The Government has

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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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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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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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Scotch Whisky Industry Revises Marketing Code of Practice

    Scotch Whisky Industry Revises Marketing Code of Practice

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has published the 5th edition of its Code of Practice for the Responsible Marketing and Promotion of Scotch Whisky. The Code, which came into force

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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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UPS Healthcare announces expansion in Irish market with first-of-its-kind global healthcare facility

    UPS Healthcare announces expansion in Irish market with first-of-its-kind global healthcare facility

UPS has announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind healthcare facility in Dublin. Opening in late 2023, the new facility will boast nearly 6,000 sq m of healthcare-dedicated space to connect

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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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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 pace of growth is set to moderate in 2023 as

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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,

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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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Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

    Irish Government opens second call under €100 million Brexit response scheme for Agri-Food Sector

The Irish Government has launched the second call for applications under its €100 million Scheme for the agri-food sector. The

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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

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Green light for one of Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing projects

    Green light for one of Northern Ireland’s biggest manufacturing projects

Antrim and Newtownabbey Council’s planning committee has approved one of the biggest investments in advanced manufacturing in Northern Ireland –

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Northern Ireland exporters up, but revenues down

    Northern Ireland exporters up, but revenues down

According to the latest UK Exporter Monitor by Coriolis Technologies and The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT), Northern

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Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

    Belfast Distillery Company invests £22 million in new J&J McConnell’s Distillery and Visitor Centre

Belfast Distillery Company is to invest £22.3 million at Crumlin Road Gaol. The major investment includes plans to regenerate the A

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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

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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,

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Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

    Exports by Enterprise Ireland backed companies increased by 12% to record level in 2021

Enterprise Ireland, the state agency responsible for helping Irish companies to grow and expand in international markets, saw exports by

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62% of Businesses in Ireland Forge Ahead with Expansion Plans Despite Economic Concerns

    62% of Businesses in Ireland Forge Ahead with Expansion Plans Despite Economic Concerns

Businesses around the world are planning major investments in digital technologies to support ambitious expansion plans following lessons learned from

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UK export revenues decline by 6% in the past year

    UK export revenues decline by 6% in the past year

The June edition of the UK Export Monitor by Coriolis Technologies and The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT)

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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

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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

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AstraZeneca to invest €65 million in biologic manufacturing, research and development in Ireland

    AstraZeneca to invest €65 million in biologic manufacturing, research and development in Ireland

Alexion, AstraZeneca’s Rare Disease group, has announced a €65 million investment in new and enhanced capabilities across its sites in

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Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

    Work starts on new €200 million continental cheese factory

Representatives from Glanbia Co-op, international dairy producer Royal A-ware and the Irish Government recently took part in the turning of

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Export sector driving strong economic growth in Ireland, however, challenges ahead with greater inflationary pressures, tight labour markets and rising interest rates

    Export sector driving strong economic growth in Ireland, however, challenges ahead with greater inflationary pressures, tight labour markets and rising interest rates

Despite significant challenges in the global economy, Irish economic growth is set to continue in 2022, largely driven by a

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Innovate UK consortium continues to develop new digital solutions for the food and trade industry

    Innovate UK consortium continues to develop new digital solutions for the food and trade industry

BSI, the business improvement and standards company, has been successfully developing and demonstrating future digital solutions with Trace Labs and

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The British Irish Chamber of Commerce Expresses Alarm at Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

    The British Irish Chamber of Commerce Expresses Alarm at Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has expressed alarm at the presentation of the Northern Ireland Protocol Bill by Secretary

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Latest UK export data highlights revenue challenges for SMEs

    Latest UK export data highlights revenue challenges for SMEs

The number of UK exporters increased slightly in May 2022 according to the latest Exporter Monitor by Coriolis Technologies and

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Another major export deal for Wrightbus

    Another major export deal for Wrightbus

Leading UK bus manufacturer Wrightbus has announced a second international zero-emission bus deal in a fortnight that will see it

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Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

    Irish Whiskey Association publishes roadmap to make Irish distilleries the most sustainable in the world

The Irish whiskey industry will lead the way in making Ireland the home of the world’s most sustainable distilleries and

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Valeo has produced its 100 millionth camera at its Tuam site in Ireland

    Valeo has produced its 100 millionth camera at its Tuam site in Ireland

Valeo has produced its one hundred millionth automotive nearfield camera, which gives the car its rear and surround vision, at

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Takeda celebrates opening of innovative cell therapy production facility in Ireland

    Takeda celebrates opening of innovative cell therapy production facility in Ireland

Takeda Ireland, a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, has opened a cell therapy production facility at its Grange Castle site

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Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

    Chivas Brothers to invest £88 million in expansion of two distilleries

Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky business of Pernod Ricard, is to invest £88 million into Aberlour and Miltonduff, two of

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UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

    UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

Vivarail, a British rolling stock manufacturer, has sent a second set of battery train stock across the Atlantic, as 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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Irish Distillers appoints new Chairman and CEO

    Irish Distillers appoints new Chairman and CEO

Irish Distillers, producer of some of the world’s most well-known and successful Irish whiskeys, has announced that Chairman and CEO,

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Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

    Diageo to invest £40.5 million in its beer packaging facilities

Diageo is making a £40.5 million investment to expand capacity at its packaging facilities in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and Runcorn,

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Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

    Arla announces new 5-year growth strategy for the UK

Britain’s largest dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, is planning long-term investments in its UK supply chain, key sales channels and market

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Digitalisation of trade: new report identifies the £25 billion prize for UK

    Digitalisation of trade: new report identifies the £25 billion prize for UK

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has launched a new report setting out the opportunities and challenges of

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Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

    Growing appetite worldwide for super-premium and prestige Irish whiskeys

The Irish Whiskey Association has welcomed new figures which show that Irish whiskey is becoming an increasingly significant player in

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UK businesses urged to take share of £1 million export funding boost

    UK businesses urged to take share of £1 million export funding boost

The Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has announced that it has made over £1 million in funding available

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Record Employment Levels in Companies Supported by Irish Government Agencies

    Record Employment Levels in Companies Supported by Irish Government Agencies

Two recently published surveys demonstrate the strength of Ireland’s economy despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and Brexit. The

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