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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 strong export sector. The ESRI (Economic and Social Research Institute)

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ISME Launches New Finance Solution for Irish Businesses

    ISME Launches New Finance Solution for Irish Businesses

An exciting new business funding matching tool that will revolutionise access to finance for businesses in Ireland has been launched by ISME – the Irish SME Association – in partnership with

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Carbery Group reports a positive performance for 2021

    Carbery Group reports a positive performance for 2021

Carbery Group, the West Cork-based international ingredients, flavours, and award-winning cheese producer, has reported a positive financial performance for the year ended 31 December 2021. Group turnover increased by 17% to

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Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

    Venue for 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – May 25th & 26th – changed to RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin

The 2022 National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held over two days – on 25th and 26th of May – at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin.

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Irish tech start-ups and SMEs raise record €1.3 billion venture capital in 2021

    Irish tech start-ups and SMEs raise record €1.3 billion venture capital in 2021

Venture capital investment into Irish tech start-ups and SMEs reached a record €1.3 billion in 2021, up 44% from €925m the previous year, according to Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse

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Investment in Biotech continues to grow

2021 was a year of continued societal uncertainty amidst the ongoing global pandemic, but venture capital investment into biotech shared none of that uncertainty, enjoying its fifth consecutive year of

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New €90 million Fund for Irish Start-ups

    New €90 million Fund for Irish Start-ups

The Irish Government has launched a new €90 million fund for Irish start-ups at Trinity College Dublin’s Tangent Ideas Workspace for student entrepreneurs. By investing in several underlying venture funds,

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Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle

    Dawn Allen Appointed Chief Financial Officer of Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle PLC has announced the appointment of Dawn Allen (pictured) to the position of Chief Financial Officer, and to the Board of Tate & Lyle, with effect from

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Over 1,100 food and drink acquisitions in 2021

    Over 1,100 food and drink acquisitions in 2021

2021 was another record year for food and drink industry transactions, with 1,116 registered on the Zenith Global mergers and acquisitions database, an average of 21 each week. The total

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British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to Reboot the UK–Ireland Economic Relationship

    British Irish Chamber calls for ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to Reboot the UK–Ireland Economic Relationship

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has today unveiled its Budget 2022 submission calling for the establishment of a ‘Shared Islands Fund’ to reboot the economic relationship between Ireland and

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Initiative Ireland to Lend €600 Million to Build 5,000 New Homes Nationwide Over Next 3-years

    Initiative Ireland to Lend €600 Million to Build 5,000 New Homes Nationwide Over Next 3-years

The Government has welcomed the announcement by Initiative Ireland of its new sustainable finance partnership, for the construction of residential homes, with Fairfield Real Estate Finance. Through this partnership, Initiative

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Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

    Ireland’s Top 25 Most Valuable Brands lose nearly €3 billion worth of brand value amid pandemic woes

Ireland has recorded mixed fortunes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, with the lowest rates per capita in Europe in mid-December 2020, but by mid-January this year was in the grips of

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Robust performance by CRH

    Robust performance by CRH

CRH plc, the global building materials group, has report a 2% decline in like-for-like sales revenue to $27.6 billion for the year ended 31 December 2020. However, despite lower activity

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Curvalux to open advanced telecommunications R&D centre and manufacturing facility in the UK

    Curvalux to open advanced telecommunications R&D centre and manufacturing facility in the UK

CurvaLux UK (“CurvaLux”), the innovative developer and manufacturer of new generation wireless broadband solutions and Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority (“SCR”) announce a joint investment to open a state-of-the-art

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Dell Technologies Extends $9B in Financing and 0% Interest Rates to Energize IT Investment

    Dell Technologies Extends $9B in Financing and 0% Interest Rates to Energize IT Investment

Today, business need a trusted advisor as they reevaluate IT priorities to drive business continuity in “the new normal.” Dell Technologies has rolled out the Payment Flexibility Program, which includes

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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 Coronavirus Enterprise Ireland has welcomed new Covid-19 supports for businesses announced

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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 Covid-19 presents and which outlines the relevant supports available to
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Practical Steps Businesses Can Take to Help Cope With the Covid-19 Crisis

    Practical Steps Businesses Can Take to Help Cope With the Covid-19 Crisis
The Government has advised businesses experiencing financial difficulties as a result of Covid-19 to take the following steps: Contact your Bank or Finance provider to talk about your financing needs
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Government Supports For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

    Government Supports For Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
The Government has announced details on the package of supports for businesses impacted by COVID-19. The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has put a range of supports in place,
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Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference

    Expert Speakers Announced For the 2020 Project Management National Conference
The Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the expert speakers for its National Conference, with former Irish Rugby head coach, Joe Schmidt, to deliver the keynote address. The future
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Dublin to Become Mastercard’s Technology Hub For Europe

    Dublin to Become Mastercard’s Technology Hub For Europe
Mastercard has announced its plans to create 1500 jobs in the next three to five years as it significantly grows its new European Technology Hub in Dublin. The plans reflect
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EIB Backs €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County

    EIB Backs €35 Million Social and Climate Investment Across Cork County
The European Investment Bank has signed a €35 million loan agreement with Cork County Council to support the Council’s Social Sustainability Investment Programme. This represents the first element of an
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EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment

    EIB Investment Report 2019 – Uncertainty Weighing on EU Business Investment
European firms are becoming increasingly pessimistic about the economic outlook according to the new EIB Investment Report 2019/2020. The report also finds that investment in climate change mitigation is lower than
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Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses

    Ireland’s Changing Financial Services Sector Will Force Major Changes to Third-level Degree Courses
The rapid growth in sustainable finance will require major changes to the make-up of third-level business and finance degree courses
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Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend

    Dramatic Changes For First-time House Buyers Not a Good Trend
The most recent Central Bank Household Credit Market Report reveals the very dramatic changes underway, particularly for first-time buyers (FTBs),
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€40 Million EIB Backing For An Post Transformation

    €40 Million EIB Backing For An Post Transformation
A new €40 million, 10-year European Investment Bank (EIB) loan to An Post has been formally announced in Dublin. More
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New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

    New EU Report Assesses the Use of Blockchain Technologies in Finance, Trade and Public Service

The European Commission’s science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre, has published a new flagship report exploring the challenges and impacts of

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Two New Equity Funds For Investments in Innovative SMEs

    Two New Equity Funds For Investments in Innovative SMEs
Invest Northern Ireland has launched two new Equity Funds offering investments to innovative high growth potential SMEs. The TechStart II
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EY Announces Plans for 600 New Jobs Across Island of Ireland

    EY Announces Plans for 600 New Jobs Across Island of Ireland

EY has announced its plans to create 600 new jobs adding to its current headcount of 3,076 on the island

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Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

    Continuation of Help-to-Buy Scheme in Budget 2020 Welcomed

The continuation of the Help-to-Buy Scheme in the 2020 Budget has been welcomed by Property Industry Ireland, Brokers Ireland, EY

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Only 46% of Small Business Owners Perceive Themselves to Have Good or Expert Knowledge of Financial Literacy

    Only 46% of Small Business Owners Perceive Themselves to Have Good or Expert Knowledge of Financial Literacy

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has launched the ‘Financial literacy amongst Irish micro, small and medium-sized businesses’ report, in collaboration

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NTR and Nord/LB Close Two Further Project Financings For a Combined €45 million

    NTR and Nord/LB Close Two Further Project Financings For a Combined €45 million

NTR has successfully closed two project debt facilities back-to-back in recent weeks with Nord/LB  for a combined €45 million. The debt facilities are being used to

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Non-Performing Loans – Still a Long Way to Go and Delays are Costing Borrowers

    Non-Performing Loans – Still a Long Way to Go and Delays are Costing Borrowers

Commenting on the newly published Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) paper on Non-Performing Loans, Brokers Ireland said while it is

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ACCA and Bank of Ireland Issue Warning Amid Foreign Currency Fluctuations

    ACCA and Bank of Ireland Issue Warning Amid Foreign Currency Fluctuations

Many Irish companies that deal in foreign currency are exposing their businesses to significant and unnecessary profitability risks due to

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Opus Fund Services to Expand Irish Operations

    Opus Fund Services to Expand Irish Operations

Opus Fund Services, an award winning independent, privately owned global fund administrator headquartered in Bermuda, plans to open a second

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The Licencing of FinTech Firms Across Europe

    The Licencing of FinTech Firms Across Europe

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets’ regulator, has published a report on the status of licencing

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Bibby Financial Services Ireland and SBCI Launch New Trade Finance Product

    Bibby Financial Services Ireland and SBCI Launch New Trade Finance Product

A new Trade Finance product that allows businesses to buy, receive and sell goods before needing to pay for them

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Bibby Financial Services Ireland Opens Cork Office

    Bibby Financial Services Ireland Opens Cork Office

To facilitate an increase in business in the Munster region, Bibby Financial Services Ireland (BFSI), a leading provider of financial

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€21 Million PTSB Fine Will Adversely Impact Consumers

    €21 Million PTSB Fine Will Adversely Impact Consumers

The €21 million fine imposed by the Central Bank on Permanent TSB in respect of tracker mortgage failings is likely

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New President For Brokers Ireland

    New President For Brokers Ireland

Brokers Ireland has appointed Duncan Duke (pictured) as President following its AGM held in Dublin. Duncan Duke is a founding member

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Carne Group Announces Significant Regional Expansion

    Carne Group Announces Significant Regional Expansion

Carne, the Irish-founded premier global provider of fund management company solutions to the asset management industry, has announced a significant

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Network Ireland and AIB Extend Partnership

    Network Ireland and AIB Extend Partnership

Ireland’s leading female business organisation, Network Ireland, and AIB have agreed to extend their partnership. AIB has been the official

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Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

    Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has agreed a €44 million debt finance package with Allied

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Robots and Artificial Intellegence Discussed at ACCA Conference in Sligo

    Robots and Artificial Intellegence Discussed at ACCA Conference in Sligo

The role of robots and Artificial Intelligence in accountancy were among the discussions at the recent ACCA conference hosted by

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EU Foreign Investment Screening Regulation Enters into Force

    EU Foreign Investment Screening Regulation Enters into Force

The new EU framework for the screening of foreign direct investments is now in force. The framework will be instrumental

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Dairygold Delivers a Satisfactory Financial Performance

    Dairygold Delivers a Satisfactory Financial Performance

Dairygold, the dairy co-operative, has announced that its annual turnover rose by €27.4 million to a record €992.9 million in

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Government Launches €300 Million Future Growth Loan Scheme For SMEs and Farmers

    Government Launches €300 Million Future Growth Loan Scheme For SMEs and Farmers

The Government has launched the Future Growth Loan Scheme to allow for the roll out of €300 million in funding to

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HNH Creates 14 Financial Services Jobs in Export-focused Expansion

    HNH Creates 14 Financial Services Jobs in Export-focused Expansion

Belfast financial services company HNH is investing over £1.3 million to create 14 new jobs to help it capitalise on opportunities

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Diaceutics Floats on the London Stock Exchange

    Diaceutics Floats on the London Stock Exchange

Diaceutics, which has offices in Belfast and Dundalk, has floated on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange with

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New Financing Opportunities For Companies Following €30 Million EIB Backing For Galway Medtech Firm

    New Financing Opportunities For Companies Following €30 Million EIB Backing For Galway Medtech Firm

Future medical technology investment by Galway-based Aerogen will be supported by a €30 million loan agreed with the European Investment Bank

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BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

    BPFI Figures Point to a Growing Lost Generation

Commenting on latest Banking and Payments Federation Ireland Housing Market Monitor, Brokers Ireland said it reinforces what is known from

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Avantcard Announces 40 New Jobs For Carrick-on-Shannon and Dublin Offices

    Avantcard Announces 40 New Jobs For Carrick-on-Shannon and Dublin Offices

County Leitrim-based lender Avantcard has announced the creation of 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Carrick-on-Shannon and satellite office

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Changing Banking Culture in Ireland

    Changing Banking Culture in Ireland

The Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB) Establishment Office has announced that Justice John Hedigan has been appointed to the role

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PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

    PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over

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Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

    Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

FinTech consultancy Vox Financial Partners has developed new software that will improve efficiencies in the global financial services industry post

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HBAN Aims to Raise €10 Million From 50 Female Angels

    HBAN Aims to Raise €10 Million From 50 Female Angels

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise

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Public Consultation Opens on Irish Banking Culture Board

    Public Consultation Opens on Irish Banking Culture Board

A public consultation to inform the establishment of a new, independent Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB) has opened. The Board

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Mazars Unveils New Galway Office

    Mazars Unveils New Galway Office

Leading audit, tax and advisory firm Mazars has officially opened its new Galway office and announced that it will create

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