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New ESRI research compares productivity levels in Ireland and Northern Ireland

  New ESRI research compares productivity levels in Ireland and Northern Ireland

The Economic and Social Research Institute in partnership with the Shared Island unit in the Department of the Taoiseach have

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Rolls-Royce and easyJet set new world first

  Rolls-Royce and easyJet set new world first

Rolls-Royce and easyJet have confirmed they have set a new aviation milestone with the world’s first run of a modern

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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

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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

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Thompson Aero Seating to invest £7.5 million in world-class dynamic test facility

  Thompson Aero Seating to invest £7.5 million in world-class dynamic test facility

Thompson Aero Seating, the aviation manufacturing company, has announces its plans for the creation of a world-class Dynamic Test Facility

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Vaillant unveils new £4 million UK heat pump manufacturing line

  Vaillant unveils new £4 million UK heat pump manufacturing line

With the Future Homes Standard legislation coming into force in 2025, the UK heat pump market continues to see year

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Welsh fabricator wins trio of school projects across the UK

  Welsh fabricator wins trio of school projects across the UK

Cardiff-based fabricator Dudley’s Aluminium has secured three projects in the education sector across the UK. The first build will be

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Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

  Brewing industry to benefit from new automation solution

ABB has launched its ABB Ability™ BeerMaker intelligent process control solution to further support breweries in their operational efficiency through

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Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

  Ibec survey of Irish manufacturing sector shows cost of energy is the biggest challenge heading into 2023

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has published the results of a major new survey which shows a drop

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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

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Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

  Number of UK sectors with falling output highest since May 2020

The number of UK sectors experiencing falling output was at its highest level in 29 months in October, as demand

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£17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

  £17.6 million innovation support programme set to fuel green heat economy in Scotland

Scottish Enterprise has launched a new Green Heat Innovation Support Programme worth up to £17.6 million for companies across Scotland

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£500,000 investment in Southampton engineering hub

  £500,000 investment in Southampton engineering hub

Specialised industrial service provider ERIKS has invested £500,000 in a new Southampton regional hub as part of multi-million-pound infrastructure improvements

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Luminaries of Ireland’s whiskey industry honoured

  Luminaries of Ireland’s whiskey industry honoured

Eight Irish whiskey industry figures who have made outstanding contributions to the sector were recognised at the recent Irish Whiskey

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LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

  LMETB receives €11 million Government investment for its Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE)

The Irish Government has announced an €11 million investment in the Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre of Excellence (AMTCE) in Dundalk. The

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70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

  70% of Manufacturers Say Economic Climate Holding Back Sustainability Strategy

Almost seven-in-ten (69%) manufacturing decision makers agree that their sustainability strategy has been restricted due to cost pressures. This is

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Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

  Food and drink industry faces investment decisions as cost pressures soar

Nearly 50% of food and drink manufacturers have cut or paused investment projects as they face the toughest trading conditions

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Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

  Construction set to commence on the reopening of the Limerick to Foynes Rail Line for Freight Services

Construction is set to commence in the coming weeks on the first phase of works to reopen the Foynes to

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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

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Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites

  Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites

Bakkavor, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, is proposing to close two of its sites –

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Spanish brewer acquires Eagle Brewery in the UK

  Spanish brewer acquires Eagle Brewery in the UK

Spanish brewer Damm has acquired the Eagle Brewery in Bedford in the UK. The brewery, which previously belonged to Carlsberg

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Cullen to invest £15 million in Scottish manufacturing site

  Cullen to invest £15 million in Scottish manufacturing site

Glasgow-based Cullen, which is Europe’s only combined manufacturer of moulded fibre and corrugated packaging company, has  announced a £15 million

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Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain

  Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain

Stock inefficiencies and inventory ‘black holes’ are exacerbating the supply chain crisis for food companies according to new research.  Nearly 10% of

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Major boosts to Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector

  Major boosts to Northern Ireland’s Life & Health Sciences sector

Drug development company, CV6 Therapeutics, is investing almost £8 million in first-stage clinical trials and further scientific development work on its

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First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

  First Milk agrees new whey partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients

British dairy co-operative, First Milk, has announced that it has agreed a new partnership with Arla Foods Ingredients to produce

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Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

  Wayland Additive sells Calibur3 system to the RAF

Wayland Additive, developer of the Calibur3 metal additive manufacturing (AM) system, has announced the sale and installation of its technology at

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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

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Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

  Masterplan puts Shannon Foynes Port on course to become international floating offshore wind energy hub

The Shannon Estuary presents a unique opportunity and is best placed in Ireland and Europe to develop the Atlantic floating

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Avantor® Continues Investment to Support Biopharma Market with Opening of New Distribution Center

  Avantor® Continues Investment to Support Biopharma Market with Opening of New Distribution Center

Avantor, a leading global provider of mission-critical products and services to customers in the life sciences, advanced technologies and applied

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Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

  Mondelēz International Contributed £933 Million to UK Economy in 2021

Mondelēz International, makers and bakers of iconic brands including Cadbury, OREO and Maynards Bassetts, has launched its latest economic and

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