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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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Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

    Half of consumers want carbon footprint labelling on food products

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG), the chilled prepared food processor, has launched a White Paper advising the UK Grocery sector and Government to improve education, simplify product labelling and to

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UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

    UK hospitality’s supply issues continue

Hospitality businesses face a damaging combination of mounting costs and supply problems, CGA and Fourth’s new Business Confidence Survey reveals. The exclusive survey of industry leaders shows more than two in three

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UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

    UK dairy farmers warn labour shortages are threatening food production and fuelling inflationary pressures

The UK’s leading dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has warned that a chronic shortage of suitably-qualified farm workers is already reducing production of nutritious dairy products and contributing to food price

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Survey results show spring in the step of Northern Ireland Manufacturing

    Survey results show spring in the step of Northern Ireland Manufacturing

More than half of Northern Ireland’s manufacturing businesses are experiencing growth so far this year, a survey conducted by Perceptive Insight for Manufacturing NI and Tughans shows. Compared to April 2021,

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Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

    Federation of Bakers calls for British Government action to avert impending bread crisis

Gordon Polson, Chief Executive of the Federation of Bakers has written to the Rt Hon George Eustice MP, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, calling for action

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Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

    Guinness embarks on regenerative agriculture pilot

Guinness is undertaking one of the most ambitious regenerative agriculture pilots to take place on the island of Ireland. Regenerative agriculture is an approach to farming that works in harmony with the

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Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

    Dairy Processing Technology Centre signs MoU with VistaMilk paving the way for future dairy collaborations

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Limerick and Teagasc will facilitate two leading dairy research centres – the Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) and VistaMilk – to

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Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

    Advanced track-and-trace platform to drive easier regulatory compliance and improvements in product quality, safety, and sustainability

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, has announced a partnership with Kezzler AS, a cloud-based product digitization and traceability platform, to help manufacturers

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World premiere: Schütz IBC receives the “FM approved” seal

    World premiere: Schütz IBC receives the “FM approved” seal

The Ecobulk SX-D is specially fitted with a steel hull to provide extensive protection against fire and withstand even extreme conditions. In the event of a fire, the steel containment

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New Round of Tariff Suspension/Quota Schemes

    New Round of Tariff Suspension/Quota Schemes
The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation has announced a new round of the tariff suspension/quota schemes and is calling for applications from manufacturers in the chemicals, microelectronic and related
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February Cost Burdens Rise at Fastest Rate Since May 2011

    February Cost Burdens Rise at Fastest Rate Since May 2011

The rate of input cost inflation accelerated sharply in February, amid higher prices for a range of raw materials, but output charge inflation moderated, according to the Investec Manufacturing PMI report

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Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

    Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

The price of basic metals rose 12.1 % in January while other factory gate prices remained relatively stable, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday. Total

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January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

    January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

Activity in the Irish construction sector rose sharply in January on the back of higher new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report, released on Monday. The survey

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January Sees 18-Month High for Manufacturing Output Growth

    January Sees 18-Month High for Manufacturing Output Growth

The Irish manufacturing sector remained in growth territory during the opening month of 2017, with both output and new orders increasing at sharper rates, according to the seasonally adjusted Investec Purchasing

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Applications Sought to Suspend Import Duties

    Applications Sought to Suspend Import Duties

Manufacturers importing from outside the EU were asked to apply for a scheme that allows for tariffs to be dropped on raw materials, components and intermediate products that cannot be

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Factory Gate Prices Rose 0.9% in November

    Factory Gate Prices Rose 0.9% in November

Monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.9% in November 2016, according to data released by the CSO on Thursday. This compares to an increase of 2.9% for November of last

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Fracking Ban Justified by EPA Report – Minister for Environment

    Fracking Ban Justified by EPA Report –  Minister for Environment

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment Denis Naughten said on  Wednesday, November 30, that an EPA-led research programme on the  on the Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on the

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Providence Resources Contract ‘Drill-Ship’ to Create Oil Well Off Irish Coast

    Providence Resources Contract ‘Drill-Ship’ to Create Oil Well Off Irish Coast

Providence Resources announced on Thursday, November 24, that a Stena IceMAX drill ship had been contracted to drill an exploration well at the Druid and Drombeg sites, about 220 kilometers

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Irish-Based Oil and Gas Explorer Drills in West Africa

Tullow, an Irish oil and gas explorer stated that its project in West Africa is on schedule. The Ten project, based in Ghana, is expected to see oil within the next three weeks.

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Turkey Approves the Import of Irish Cattle

While Irish beef farmers were fearing the affects of the rising herd numbers, agents from Turkey bought thousands of live cattle.

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Oil prices hit 2016 high on output-freeze hopes

    Oil prices hit 2016 high on output-freeze hopes

US oil futures touched new highs for 2016 today and are set to post gains for a fifth straight week on growing optimism that major producers would strike a deal

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Oil prices dip after rally but supply worries persist

    Oil prices dip after rally but supply worries persist

Oil prices held most of the previous day’s strong gains today as a dive in US petrol stockpiles fuelled hopes for a pick-up in demand. But traders remain on edge over the

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Tullow Oil sales surge as partner Africa Oil sells it’s assets

    Tullow Oil sales surge as partner Africa Oil sells it’s assets

Shareholders in Tullow Oil received a considerable boost today as Maersk Oil ventured into the world of East African oil

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Oil market on course to stabilise with growing demand

    Oil market on course to stabilise with growing demand

Global demand for crude is growing while non-OPEC countries are producing less of it. This is helping to bring the

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Ireland to be fastest growing economy in Europe

    Ireland to be fastest growing economy in Europe

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, today said that despite disappointing preliminary growth figures for the third quarter, the

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Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

    Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition is Major Success

450 delegates from food and drink businesses across the UK and Ireland attended the inaugural Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing

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