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Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

    Lidl Ireland announces €1.6 billion worth of goods and services procured from Irish suppliers and business partners in 2023

Lidl Ireland has announced that more than €1.6 billion worth of goods and services was procured from Irish suppliers and business partners by the retailer in 2023. A total of

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Ornua appoints Conor Galvin as Chief Executive Officer

    Ornua appoints Conor Galvin as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Ornua Co-operative has announced the appointment of Conor Galvin (pictured) as Chief Executive. Ornua is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products and has annualised sales of over

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Diageo contributes €13 billion to Europe’s economy every year

    Diageo contributes €13 billion to Europe’s economy every year

A new report from Oxford Economics shows that Diageo – a global leader in beverage alcohol, with brands including Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Baileys and Guinness – is contributing over €13

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Stronger export sales boost Irish manufacturing production in January

    Stronger export sales boost Irish manufacturing production in January

Manufacturing output rose to the greatest extent since May 2022, albeit only marginally, accordingly to the latest AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® for January 2024. Production growth was supported by an

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Major R&D investment by Collins Aerospace in Northern Ireland

    Major R&D investment by Collins Aerospace in Northern Ireland

US company Collins Aerospace, an RTX business, has invested over £16 million in an ambitious R&D project at its Kilkeel site that is helping develop highly innovative passenger seating products

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Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

    Scotch whisky boosts UK economy by £7.1 billion

The contribution of the Scotch Whisky industry to the UK economy reached £7.1 billion in 2022. A new report by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) also reveals the industry supports

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Employment in Enterprise Ireland supported companies increases to a record 225,495

    Employment in Enterprise Ireland supported companies increases to a record 225,495

Employment in client companies of Enterprise Ireland increased to a total of 225,495 in 2023, the highest ever recorded. The total number of jobs created was 15,530.  When job losses are

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Irish food and drink exports exceed €16 billion for second consecutive year

    Irish food and drink exports exceed €16 billion for second consecutive year

The value of Ireland’s food, drink and horticulture exports were almost €16.3 billion in 2023, according to Bord Bia’s Export Performance and Prospects report 2023/24. Exports were impacted by inflation

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Downturn in UK manufacturing production deepens at end of 2023

    Downturn in UK manufacturing production deepens at end of 2023

The UK manufacturing sector ended 2023 on a weak footing. The downturn in production volumes accelerated as intakes of new work from both domestic and export clients declined. The further

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Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing order books, but business optimism improves slightly

    Renewed downturn in  Irish manufacturing order books, but business optimism improves slightly

The AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® for December pointed to worsening business conditions as 2023 drew to a close, representing a setback after the stabilisation seen during November. Overstocked customers and

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BioPharma & Life Sciences Connected Live – January 25th 2024 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

    BioPharma & Life Sciences Connected Live – January 25th 2024 – Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork

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 Thursday, January

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IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

    IDA Ireland reports strong annual results for 2023

IDA Ireland has reported strong annual results for 2023 showing an increased number of investments, steady levels of employment across the FDI sector, robust regional investment and strong performance across

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Majority of Irish SMEs confident about 2024

    Majority of Irish SMEs confident about 2024

A new economic survey, by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), has found that 80% of SMEs are either as confident or more confident about their business prospects for

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Irish manufacturing conditions stabilise in November

    Irish manufacturing conditions stabilise in November

Latest survey data from the AIB Ireland Manufacturing PMI® highlighted a stabilisation in overall business conditions, following modest downturns in September and October. Survey respondents commented on a slight uptick

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IDA Ireland acknowledges economic and social impact of multinational companies with special focus on life sciences industry

    IDA Ireland acknowledges economic and social impact of multinational companies with special focus on life sciences industry

IDA Ireland recently hosted an event marking the significant and substantial contribution of multinational companies to Ireland’s economy with a particular emphasis on the life sciences sector. Similar recognition has

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Record €19 billion in Irish agri-food exports

    Record €19 billion in Irish agri-food exports

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine has published its Annual Review and Outlook for 2023, which underlines the critical importance of the agriculture, food and marine sectors to

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Eakin Healthcare establishes Ostomy Centre of Excellence with £19 million investment in R&D

    Eakin Healthcare establishes Ostomy Centre of Excellence with £19 million investment in R&D

Eakin Healthcare has announced an investment of £19 million in Research and Development (R&D) to establish an Ostomy Centre of Excellence at its International Headquarters in Comber, County Down. Celebrating

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Dublin Port’s new €127 million freight terminal launched

    Dublin Port’s new €127 million freight terminal launched

Dublin Port Company (DPC) has announced the opening of T4, a newly redeveloped RoRo freight terminal in the Port costing €127 million. Self-financed by DPC and delivered on time, and on

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Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the growing malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland

    Strategic collaboration between Teagasc and SETU to enhance the growing malting, brewing and distilling sector in Ireland

Ireland’s South-East is Ireland’s principal area for the production of grain for the drinks sector, is also home to a national cluster of breweries, distilleries and malt houses as well

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Vertiv invests in manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland to support growing demand driven by AI and digitalisation trends

    Vertiv invests in manufacturing facility in Northern Ireland to support growing demand driven by AI and digitalisation trends

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has announced that it is making a significant investment in a manufacturing facility in Campsie, Derry/Londonderry, creating approximately 200

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Denroy achieves approved supplier status with Boeing

    Denroy achieves approved supplier status with Boeing

Bangor firm Denroy has achieved injection molding qualification for Boeing, becoming the first company in the UK to achieve this status, and has the capability to supply thermoplastic components to

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Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

    Irish dairy industry worth €17.6 billion to the economy

Dairy Industry Ireland (DII), the Ibec association representing the sector, has unveiled a new comprehensive report that highlights the substantial economic contribution, global market potential, and commitment to sustainable practices

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JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

    JLR accelerates electrification with new £250 million state-of-the-art electric vehicle test facility

JLR has unveil its new Future Energy Lab, a £250 million state of the art electric vehicle (EV) test facility, as it prepares to launch nine pure electric luxury models

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Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

    Ornua unveils new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park

Ornua, the owner of Kerrygold, has unveiled a new €40 million development at Kerrygold Park, its flagship butter production facility

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HID opens new logistic center in Shannon, Ireland

    HID opens new logistic center in Shannon, Ireland

HID, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, has opened its new Logistics Center in Shannon, Ireland. The new facility

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Wrightbus lands significant order for hydrogen-powered buses from Germany

    Wrightbus lands significant order for hydrogen-powered buses from Germany

Pioneering bus manufacturer Wrightbus has secured a new order in Europe for its single deck zero-emission hydrogen bus. German-based bus

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Official commencement of major €166 million project for Rosslare Europort

    Official commencement of major €166 million project for Rosslare Europort

A sod-turning event has taken place to mark the commencement of works for Rosslare Europort Terminal 7 and enabling works.

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New US Advisory Board launched to support Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences Sector

    New US Advisory Board launched to support Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences Sector

Joe Kennedy III, the US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs, has commended the launch of a new

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Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing performance as lower export sales hit total order books

    Renewed downturn in Irish manufacturing performance as lower export sales hit total order books

September data revealed a setback for the Irish manufacturing sector as new orders fell at the fastest pace so far

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Intel’s €17 billion investment in Fab 34 will be transformative to Ireland’s advanced manufacturing sector

    Intel’s €17 billion investment in Fab 34 will be transformative to Ireland’s advanced manufacturing sector

IDA Ireland and the Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment have welcomed the official opening of Intel’s Fab 34 at

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Port of Cork Company celebrates bumper first year at Cork Container Terminal

    Port of Cork Company celebrates bumper first year at Cork Container Terminal

Over 90,000 containers were loaded and discharged at the Port of Cork Company’s (PoCC) new Cork Container Terminal (CCT) in Ringaskiddy

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Rosslare Europort named Ferry Port of the Year at European Ferry Shipping Summit

    Rosslare Europort named Ferry Port of the Year at European Ferry Shipping Summit

Rosslare Europort in County Wexford has been named European Ferry Port of the year at the 2023 European Ferry Shipping

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UK manufacturing sector moves up the world rankings

    UK manufacturing sector moves up the world rankings

The latest ‘Manufacturing – The Facts’ report reveals the UK’s manufacturing sector has climbed one place to eighth in the

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Ornua CEO to step down

    Ornua CEO to step down

John Jordan (pictured), Chief Executive of Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, is to step down to take

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Green light for Diageo’s £26 million extension at Baileys site in Mallusk

    Green light for Diageo’s £26 million extension at Baileys site in Mallusk

To help facilitate the evolving needs of the company’s global operations and the demand for the Irish Cream Liqueur, the

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Scotch Whisky exports hold steady after record year

    Scotch Whisky exports hold steady after record year

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has released new figures demonstrating that exports in the first half of 2023 are continuing

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Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

    Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – the SEC Glasgow – 25th October 2023

The annual Scotland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which is being held at the SEC Glasgow on 25th

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International whisky firm to develop presence in Fife

    International whisky firm to develop presence in Fife

Plans to develop a bonded whisky storage facility in Glenrothes have taken a major step forward after the project received

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Strong performance by Irish alcohol spirits sector

    Strong performance by Irish alcohol spirits sector

The spirits sector once again demonstrated its strength with sales in Ireland increasing by just over 6% in 2022 to

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Allied Vehicles gears up to build sustainable accessible vehicles with Scottish Enterprise support

    Allied Vehicles gears up to build sustainable accessible vehicles with Scottish Enterprise support

Glasgow-based Allied Vehicles Group has secured a grant of £1.3 million from Scottish Enterprise towards a total £3.9 million project

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British pump sector welcomes announcement on CE Marking

    British pump sector welcomes announcement on CE Marking

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), on behalf of the £1.9 billion UK pump sector, has welcomed the recent announcement

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Irish exporters urged to get ready for new UK import controls

    Irish exporters urged to get ready for new UK import controls

The Government has urged Irish exporters to take all steps necessary to prepare for new UK import controls set to

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Scotch whisky industry releases Water Stewardship Framework

    Scotch whisky industry releases Water Stewardship Framework

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) has published a Water Stewardship Framework, offering research-based guidance for the Scotch Whisky industry as

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New ESRI research highlights strong trade relationship between Ireland and Northern Ireland

    New ESRI research highlights strong trade relationship between Ireland and Northern Ireland

Goods trade between Ireland and Northern Ireland has grown substantially since Brexit. International trade is strongly linked to better overall

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Diageo Ireland invests €25 million in new Guinness 0.0 facility at Dublin brewery

    Diageo Ireland invests €25 million in new Guinness 0.0 facility at Dublin brewery

Diageo Ireland has announced that production of Guinness 0.0 will increase by almost 300%, following an investment of €25 million

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Strongest deterioration in Irish manufacturing sector performance for over three years in June

    Strongest deterioration in Irish manufacturing sector performance for over three years in June

Amid ongoing demand weakness, Irish manufacturing firms continued to see a decline in the health of the sector during June.

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R&D leads to global success for Andor Technology

    R&D leads to global success for Andor Technology

Following a multi-million pounds investment to research and develop an innovative new microscope, West Belfast-based Andor Technology is poised to

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Partnership boosts Irish timber manufacturer’s impressive growth

    Partnership boosts Irish timber manufacturer’s impressive growth

Ireland’s largest manufacturer of timber packaging and pallets has achieved more than 100 per cent growth with its 10-year partnership

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Britten-Norman gives green light to UK aerospace manufacturing

    Britten-Norman gives green light to UK aerospace manufacturing

UK aircraft manufacturer Britten-Norman has revealed plans to increase production rates and to repatriate aircraft production to its historic home

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Made in Britain CEO to host NI manufacturers’ fireside chat at Manufacturing and Supply Chain conference in Belfast on 22nd June

    Made in Britain CEO to host NI manufacturers’ fireside chat at Manufacturing and Supply Chain conference in Belfast on 22nd June

Made in Britain, the organisation uniting close to 2,000 British manufacturers by their licensed use of both the Made in

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GBF officially launches €30 million low-carbon biofuel terminal in Cork Harbour

    GBF officially launches €30 million low-carbon biofuel terminal in Cork Harbour

Green Biofuels Ltd. (GBF), a global leader in advanced sustainable biofuels, has officially launched Ireland’s first dedicated biofuel terminal at

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European Commission approves Irish Government supported semiconductor investment

    European Commission approves Irish Government supported semiconductor investment

The European Commission has approved an investment by the Irish State in Analog Devices Inc.’s €630 million Project FANFARE, which

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Invest NI supported businesses show increases across all Key Performance Indicators, with External Sales surpassing £20 billion for the first time

    Invest NI supported businesses show increases across all Key Performance Indicators, with External Sales surpassing £20 billion for the first time

Invest Northern Ireland has published its Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for supported businesses, showing an increase across all metrics. Sales,

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Panelto Foods secures €22 million contract with Lidl

    Panelto Foods secures €22 million contract with Lidl

Lidl Ireland has announced a new deal with Longford bakery, Panelto Foods, valued at €22 million. The new deal will

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dōTERRA opens €12 million manufacturing facility in Cork

    dōTERRA opens €12 million manufacturing facility in Cork

dōTERRA, the world leader in essential oils, has officially opened its Cork manufacturing facility. Located in the northern suburbs of

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Diageo partners with SAP and IBM on five-year global digital transformation programme

    Diageo partners with SAP and IBM on five-year global digital transformation programme

Diageo, the maker of Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker, has announced a five-year business transformation program in partnership with SAP

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Invest NI adds Italy to international network

    Invest NI adds Italy to international network

Invest Northern Ireland has expanded its global network with a new presence in Milan, Italy. The office based in the

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 22nd June 2023

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 22nd June 2023

Expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors, the Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition is being held

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