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Beckman Coulter Diagnostics announces a €10 million investment and 80 jobs in Mid-West Ireland

    Beckman Coulter Diagnostics announces a €10 million investment and 80 jobs in Mid-West Ireland

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, the largest employer in East Clare and among the largest in the county, has announced a €10 million investment at its high-tech site at O´Callaghan´s Mills that

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Foundation industries key to sustainable UK automotive sector

    Foundation industries key to sustainable UK automotive sector

A new report has set out five key recommendations to support the sustainable future of the UK automotive industry. The report is published by UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Transforming

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Over five million cartons recycled since launch of dedicated sorting at Ireland’s largest MRF

    Over five million cartons recycled since launch of dedicated sorting at Ireland’s largest MRF

More than five million beverage cartons have been sorted and fully recycled since AI powered robotic sorting was launched at Panda’s materials recovery facility (MRF) in Ballymount, Dublin. Installed last year

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Ireland climbs to 5th in latest EY Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index

    Ireland climbs to 5th in latest EY Renewable Energy Attractiveness Index

Ireland is the 5th most attractive country to invest in renewable energy projects on a GDP-normalised basis, according to the latest EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, as ambitious energy transition

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Explore innovative processing and packaging technologies at PPMA Show

    Explore innovative processing and packaging technologies at PPMA Show

Established over 35 years ago, the PPMA Show is recognised as the UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition. Each September, world-class companies come together to display their latest cutting-edge

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Ireland’s FDI economic impact remains strong reflecting steady delivery of growth and transformative investments

    Ireland’s FDI economic impact remains strong reflecting steady delivery of growth and transformative investments

Ireland’s proposition for FDI investment remains strong according to IDA Ireland following publication of its mid-year results for 2024 alongside its latest Annual Report. IDA Ireland continues to deliver an

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Invest NI supports half a billion investment in future economic growth and business success

    Invest NI supports half a billion investment in future economic growth and business success

Over half a billion of investment will be made in the Northern Ireland economy as a result of Invest Northern Ireland support. In 2023/24 Invest NI offered £93 million of

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Sisk relocates to new retrofit smart HQ at Citywest Business Campus in Dublin

    Sisk relocates to new retrofit smart HQ at Citywest Business Campus in Dublin

Ireland’s largest construction and engineering firm, Sisk has moved over 200 of its staff into a newly retrofitted building at Citywest Business Campus, Dublin. As a result of the retrofit

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Adopting circular economy principles could add an additional £475 million to Northern Ireland’s economy and boost Ireland’s economy by €2.3 billion

    Adopting circular economy principles could add an additional £475 million to Northern Ireland’s economy and boost Ireland’s economy by €2.3 billion

Cross-border co-operation on sustainability took a leap forward with the first meeting of the All-Island Circular Economy Forum. InterTradeIreland, the all-island economic development agency, brought together Government departments and agencies across

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Launch of action plans to grow seven economic priority sectors in Northern Ireland

    Launch of action plans to grow seven economic priority sectors in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Economy Minister Conor Murphy has launched action plans designed to enhance growth across seven of the most innovative, productive and export-orientated economic sectors. The action plans set out

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Construction commences on Diageo’s €200 million brewery in County Kildare

    Construction commences on Diageo’s €200 million brewery in County Kildare

The sod has been turned on Diageo’s new €200 million state-of-the-art carbon neutral brewery in Littleconnell, Newbridge, County Kildare.  The new facility will brew lagers and ales including Rockshore, Harp,

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€300 million to drive the decarbonisation of Irish manufacturing sectors

    €300 million to drive the decarbonisation of Irish manufacturing sectors

The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Peter Burke, T.D.  has announced that €300 million will be available to drive the decarbonisation of Ireland’s industrial emitters over the coming years.

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Applications open for the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme 2024

    Applications open for the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme 2024

Applications for the 2024 funding round of the Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) are now open. This grant scheme aims to support innovation and circular economy projects by social

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Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

    Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition – Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast – 12th September 2024

The Northern Ireland Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, on Thursday, 12th of September 2024. Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme

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Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food and drink sector spent €165 million on R&D activities in 2023

    Enterprise Ireland-supported companies in the food and drink sector spent €165 million on R&D activities in 2023

Enterprise Ireland saw investment in R&D activities by companies it supports in the Food and Drink sector reach €165 million in 2023. 123 companies operating in the sector spent €100,000

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Lidl Ireland gives a €30 million ‘Kickstart’ to over 250 Irish producers

    Lidl Ireland gives a €30 million ‘Kickstart’ to over 250 Irish producers

Lidl Ireland is set to give a ‘Kickstart’ to a new batch of 48 Irish producers from across the country who successfully earned a place on the retailer’s coveted Kickstart

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Atlantic Technological University and FoodCloud Sign MOU for Collaborative Educational Course for Community Initiatives

    Atlantic Technological University and FoodCloud Sign MOU for Collaborative Educational Course for Community Initiatives

Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and FoodCloud, an Irish non-profit dedicated to fighting food waste and food insecurity, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a partnership that aims to

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Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

    Kerry Dairy Ireland opens state-of-the-art cheestrings facility in Charleville

Kerry Dairy Ireland, a division of Kerry Group, has announced the official opening of its new Cheestrings facility in Charleville, County Cork. The expanded plant represents a significant investment in

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Thermo Fisher Scientific marks ten-year anniversary of on-site wind turbine in Cork

    Thermo Fisher Scientific marks ten-year anniversary of on-site wind turbine in Cork

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, has celebrated the ten-year anniversary of its on-site wind turbine in Currabinny, Cork. Providing 19% of the site’s electricity in 2023,

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Made Smarter Adoption Awards recognise digital transformation champions among UK SME manufacturers

    Made Smarter Adoption Awards recognise digital transformation champions among UK SME manufacturers

Made Smarter, the movement connecting manufacturers to technology and skills, has launched a national awards programme to celebrate digital transformation among SME manufacturers. The Made Smarter Adoption Awards champion manufacturing

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TU Dublin is recognised as the first Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in Europe

    TU Dublin is recognised as the first Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum in Europe

TU Dublin has been recognised as a Centre for Sustainability Across the Curriculum, and will be the first such centre in Europe, joining 15 other centres internationally.  The recognition comes from

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Gas Networks Ireland to connect new €63 million Bia Energy biomethane plant directly to its network

    Gas Networks Ireland to connect new €63 million Bia Energy biomethane plant directly to its network

Gas Networks Ireland and Bia Energy have agreed a significant partnership to enable renewable biomethane gas from the Bia Energy facility at Huntstown, County Dublin to be injected directly into

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Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition – June 13th 2024 – The Tower Hotel, Waterford

    Power & Energy Conference & Exhibition – June 13th 2024 – The Tower Hotel, Waterford

The Power and Energy Conference brings together leaders and innovators to explore opportunities to deliver energy security and sustainable economic development. The event connects the partnerships required to deliver a secure diversified

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New campaign links Scottish manufacturers with energy transition opportunities

    New campaign links Scottish manufacturers with energy transition opportunities

A new campaign by Scotland’s national and international economic development agency Scottish Enterprise aims to alert businesses – particularly SMEs –

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Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

    Diageo undertakes paper-based bottle trial for Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur

Diageo, the maker of Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky, Don Julio Tequila and Guinness, has trialed paper-based packaging for Baileys, the

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Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

    Hubs launched to create a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

Five new hubs have been launched which aim to address the challenge of commercialising early-stage research within key areas of

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Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

    Discover cutting-edge processing and packaging machinery at PPMA Show

The UK’s largest processing and packaging machinery exhibition, PPMA Show, will return to the NEC in Birmingham between 24-26 September

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£86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

    £86 million investment to accelerate UK development of super turbines

Ambitious plans to keep the UK at the forefront of technology development in offshore wind have been given the green

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Primeline Group to open €50 million distribution hub

    Primeline Group to open €50 million distribution hub

Primeline Group, Ireland’s largest independent provider of logistics and route to market solutions to some of the world’s leading brands,

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CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research, Barry Kennedy, among those honoured by Engineers Ireland

    CEO of Irish Manufacturing Research, Barry Kennedy, among those honoured by Engineers Ireland

A number of leading Irish broadcasters, entrepreneurs, and academics were honoured with Fellowships of engineering representative body, Engineers Ireland, at

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Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

    Diageo to invest €100 million at St James’s Gate site in Dublin

Diageo has announced plans to invest over €100 million to decarbonise its historic St. James’s Gate site in Dublin 8,

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€104 million investment for science research in Ireland

    €104 million investment for science research in Ireland

A €104 million investment in scientific research across Ireland has been announced. The funding is being allocated to four SFI

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New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

    New £20 million energy support fund for businesses launched in Northern Ireland

A new £20 million fund which will offer support to local businesses in Northern Ireland to purchase and install energy

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€2.4 billion investment in Kildare Innovation Campus

    €2.4 billion investment in Kildare Innovation Campus

Kildare Innovation Campus (KIC), located in a parkland setting on 184 acres between Celbridge and Leixlip, has announced a €2.4

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IMR prepares to Demystify, Derisk and Deliver at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

    IMR prepares to Demystify, Derisk and Deliver at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

Irish Manufacturing Research (IMR) will be participating in this year’s National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, taking place

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Dale Farm to invest £70 million in Country Tyrone facility

    Dale Farm to invest £70 million in Country Tyrone facility

UK dairy co-operative Dale Farm is investing £70 million in its cheddar processing facility at Dunmanbridge, County Tyrone. The expansion

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EY Ireland Tech Leaders Outlook 2024 – AI, Cybersecurity & Talent top the agenda while Cloud adoption soars

    EY Ireland Tech Leaders Outlook 2024 – AI, Cybersecurity & Talent top the agenda while Cloud adoption soars

Tech leaders in Ireland are reporting strong interest in the transformative potential of AI, but this is not yet turning

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New projects sought for €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

    New projects sought for €500 million Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund

Call 7 of the Disruptive Technologies Innovation Fund (DTIF) has been launched. The aim of the Fund is to encourage

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Wrightbus plans major European expansion

    Wrightbus plans major European expansion

World-beating zero-emissions bus manufacturer Wrightbus has unveiled plans for more jobs and widespread European expansion following 12 months of strong

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28th & 29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28th & 29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

Incorporating a comprehensive conference programme and an extensive exhibition area displaying the latest technological solutions and business services available, the

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Industry leader to head up Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at UL

    Industry leader to head up Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at UL

An experienced pharmaceutical industry leader has been appointed as Director of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre at University of Limerick.

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Reducing Manufacturing Waste for Cost Efficiency

    Reducing Manufacturing Waste for Cost Efficiency

By Kati Hope, Global Account Manager, Mettler-Toledo Product Inspection This article looks at how food manufacturers can enhance the optimisation

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Greene King to invest £40 million in new state-of-the-art brewery

    Greene King to invest £40 million in new state-of-the-art brewery

Greene King, the UK’s leading pub company and brewer, has announced that it will invest £40 million in developing a

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Ireland’s second electrification revolution

    Ireland’s second electrification revolution

Nearly 80 years since the launch of the Rural Electrification Scheme, which transformed Ireland into a modern economy, a new

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Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use combination of natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

    Irish Tar & Bitumen first in sector to use combination of natural and renewable gas to reduce carbon emissions by almost a third

Gas Networks Ireland has announced that Irish Tar & Bitumen Suppliers (Irish Tar) is the first company in its industry

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Wrightbus helps Irish city to become one of the first to deploy fully electric bus service

    Wrightbus helps Irish city to become one of the first to deploy fully electric bus service

Zero-emission technology from transport pioneer Wrightbus is playing a crucial role in the development of one of Ireland’s first fully-electric

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Kilsaran launches two electric trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

    Kilsaran launches two electric trucks – the first of their kind in Ireland

Kilsaran, a leading name in the construction and building materials industry, has announced the launch of two new electric concrete

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Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

    Booze brands remain on top in annual ranking of top 25 Irish brands

Valued at EUR2.4 billion, Guinness remains the most valuable Irish brand for the third consecutive year, according to new data from Brand Finance,

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Northern Ireland Maritime & Offshore Network (NIMO) launched to propel maritime excellence

    Northern Ireland Maritime & Offshore Network (NIMO) launched to propel maritime excellence

Northern Ireland’s maritime and offshore sectors are set to reach new heights with the launch of the Northern Ireland Maritime

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New Smarter Factory Technology Gateway to propel Irish companies into a digital future

    New Smarter Factory Technology Gateway to propel Irish companies into a digital future

The new Smarter Factory Technology Gateway (SFT) launched recently at the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) Moylish Campus, is

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Deposit Return Scheme surpasses 20 million drinks containers collected since launch

    Deposit Return Scheme surpasses 20 million drinks containers collected since launch

Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme, Re-turn, has achieved a significant milestone, collecting over 20 million drinks containers since its inception on

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Mbryonics awarded €17.5 million from European Innovation Council

    Mbryonics awarded €17.5 million from European Innovation Council

Galway-based space tech company Mbryonics has been approved for a recommended investment of €17.5 million from the European Innovation Council

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28-29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2024 – 28-29th May – RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin

The annual Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition will he held at RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin, on Tuesday, 28th,

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Astellas Ireland breaks ground on new €330 million state-of-the-art facility in Tralee

    Astellas Ireland breaks ground on new €330 million state-of-the-art facility in Tralee

Astellas Ireland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma Inc, recently held a ceremony to mark the breaking of the

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Winners of £12 million REforMM CR&D competition announced

    Winners of £12 million REforMM CR&D competition announced

Innovate UK has announced the 18 projects selected in the Resource Efficiency for Materials and Manufacturing (REforMM) collaborative R&D competition.

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New Research highlights business opportunities in the All-island Circular Economy

    New Research highlights business opportunities in the All-island Circular Economy

InterTradeIreland, the all-island economic development agency, has launched a report revealing new business opportunities available in the all-island circular economy

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Lack of workers led automation decisions in 2023

    Lack of workers led automation decisions in 2023

Why did businesses automate in 2023? New data from HowToRobot shows the role of labor shortages, inflation, and employee well-being

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National Construction Summit –18th April 2024 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

    National Construction Summit –18th April 2024 – Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin

The 2024 National Construction Summit is being held on Thursday, April 18th at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown in Dublin.

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