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- 24 May
IEA chief calls for growth stimulus package
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) chief has called for a major growth stimulus package now to avoid long-term damage to Ireland’s export and economic prospects.
- 23 May
Taoiseach to address second EU Asia Top Economist Round Table in Dublin
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD will address the second EU Asia Top Economist Round Table taking place tomorrow, 24 May, as a key part of Ireland’s presidency of the EU.
Huggity to create 16 jobs and fast track international strategy with €600,000 investment
Dublin-based digital start-up Huggity has secured a €600,000 investment from Enterprise Ireland and the AIB Seed Capital Fund, co-managed by Enterprise Equity Venture Capital.
Cork Chamber conference to focus on the UK
Cork Chamber’s 2013 conference has been launched with a focus on winning in the UK, which accounts for almost a quarter of total Irish exports, totaling €28bn.
- 22 May
Burger King comes back to Irish beef with Kepak deal
Burger King Worldwide has entered into a new partnership with Irish-owned Kepak Group to supply its restaurants in Ireland and the UK with 100pc Irish and British beef.
Limerick-Shannon Gateway being studied as logistics hub for Europe
The location of the Limerick-Shannon Gateway on the western periphery of Europe could result in the region becoming a strategic freight logistics hub, according to director of the Mid West Regional Authority Liam Conneally.
Hytech Logistics develops new process for the 'last mile'
Dublin-based Hytech Logistics is taking a supply chain process developed by its team for the last mile delivery of high value and sensitive equipment to the world stage.
- 21 May
55 Irish companies on business mission in London
Representatives from 55 Irish-based companies are on a business mission to London today and tomorrow, which represents Dublin Chamber of Commerce’s largest ever international business mission.
- 20 May
Changes in Asia present opportunity for Irish manufacturing
Hourly wages in China have gone up by over 400pc since 2001 and this, coupled with the time difference and an average shipping time of six weeks, may diminish the attractiveness of manufacturing in the East, a seminar will hear this week.
DHL ships latest Mercedes S-Class to its international premiere
Logistics provider DHL shipped the latest generation of the Mercedes S-Class to its international premiere this month in Hamburg.
- 17 May
Ground broken on €150m GIL dairy processing facility in Co Kilkenny
Ground has been officially broken on the construction of the €150m Glanbia Ingredients Ireland (GIL) dairy processing facility in Belview, Co Kilkenny – the first Greenfield primary dairy processing facility to be constructed in Ireland in over 40 years.
€17m in deals signed during trade mission to Czech Republic and Poland
Irish companies have secured new contracts with a potential value of €17m on the trade mission to the Czech Republic and Poland this week.
Goods exports hurt by patent cliff and eurozone crisis
Trade figures released by the Central Statistics Office show that exports fell 10.3pc year on year in the first quarter of this year, largely driven by the sharp declines in pharmaceuticals production throughout the second half of 2012 relating to the patent cliff.
- 16 May
Briefing to explore export potential of Belarus as a gateway market
The Ireland Russia Business Association is hosting a business breakfast briefing on trade opportunities for Irish businesses tomorrow in the Alexander Hotel in Dublin.
Food Chain for Competitive Advantage programme kicks off
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has held the first Food Chain for Competitive Advantage (FCCA) workshop, which is funded by European Regional Development and supported by Bord Bia.
Glanbia expects US to drive growth in second half of 2013
Trading at Glanbia is in line with expectations so far this year and this trend is likely to continue, driven by growth in its US cheese and global nutritionals segment, according to an interim management statement.
ESRI forecasts 2.7pc GDP growth for Ireland in 2014
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has forecast 1.8pc GDP growth for Ireland this year and 2.7pc for 2014, reflecting stronger growth in exports and growth in domestic demand.
- 15 May
Global economic climate remains positive -- ICC
The outlook for the global economic climate for the next six months remains positive, according to the latest World Economic Survey, published by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the Munich-based Institute for Economic Research.
Viatel joins Digiweb Group creating pan-European provider
Digiweb Group has acquired London-based Viatel for an undisclosed amount, creating a pan-European telecommunications provider with a combined workforce of 200 and revenues of $78m.
- 14 May
Fund managers expect China's economy to weaken -- survey
Investors are positioned for slower growth in China along with a commodity collapse, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s May Fund Manager Survey.
Nursing exec Dr Mary Boyd appointed to senior position in Qatar
Irish nursing executive Dr Mary Boyd has joined healthcare facility Sidra Medical and Research Centre in Qatar as chief nursing and allied health officer, reporting to chief executive officer Dr William Owen.
- 13 May
EI trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic starts today
A four-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission to the Czech Republic and Poland aimed at growing exports to Central and Eastern Europe begins today.
- 10 May
EU funded training being offered to Irish exporters to Japan and Korea
The European Commission is seeking applicants for its Executive Training Programme (ETP), which aims to assist Irish companies with their export efforts to South Korea and Japan.
Germany's exports down 4.2pc in March, while imports fall by 6.9pc
Germany’s exports in March 2013 were down 4.2pc when compared with March 2012, while its imports fell by 6.9pc, according to provisional data from the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).
Services and agri-food exports grow in Q1 -- report
Services exports continued their robust growth in the first quarter of 2013, climbing by 8pc and now making up 52pc of total exports, according to the latest Exporting Industry Review released by Irish Exporters Association.
- 09 May
Exporters reflect on EU membership at Europe Day events
Ireland and its export industry have been transformed over the past 40 years of EU membership, president of the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) Colin Lawlor said at an event to mark Europe Day today.
Nationwide programme of events to mark 'Africa Day' announced
Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD has announced a nationwide programme to mark Africa Day 2013, with the main event taking place on Farmleigh Estate on 26 May.
The US now biggest profit contributor for United Drug
Headquartered in Citywest in Dublin, United Drug has reported that the US has become its largest profit contributing region, followed closely by the UK and the rest of Europe.
Kingspan sales up 10pc in first four months to €520m
Low energy building solutions provider Kingspan Group has reported a 10pc increase in sales to €520m for the first four months of the year, compared to the same period last year.
- 08 May
CommScope opens tech innovation centre in Bray
US company CommScope has opened a new technology innovation centre at its Bray, Co Wicklow facility which will provide customers from across the European, Middle East and African regions a greater opportunity to see and learn about the latest technologies underpinning networks.
iServe launches "revolutionary" luggage tagging system
A new tagging system for luggage being described as “revolutionary” has been launched by co-founders of Dublin-based company iServe Technology.
- 07 May
Cloud awareness events for SMEs launched
The Irish Internet Association (IIA), in partnership with Enterprise Ireland and sponsored by Microsoft, is holding a series of events this summer aimed at helping Irish SMEs assess the potential of using cloud-based business models to support their export growth.
Irish arm of global network to protect mobile workers' rights is launched
The Irish element of a new global legal network to protect the rights of executives and employees working in an international environment has been launched by Hayes Solicitors.
- 03 May
Exporters in the Mid-West to come together for Europe Day event
An event to mark Europe Day, 9 May, is taking place at the Westpark Shannon, focusing on business supports through EU programmes and exploring opportunities and challenges facing companies keen to grow exports to Europe.
- 02 May
‘One World, One Future’ policy on international development launched
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD and Minister of State for Trade & Development Joe Costello TD have launched Ireland’s new policy for international development, setting out goals and priorities in relation to overseas aid for the next four years.
17 Irish food companies to take part in Tesco/Bord Bia programme
The 2013 Tesco/Bord Bia Supplier Development Programme has been launched with 17 Irish food companies from various categories lined up to take part.
- 01 May
Further reform essential for Greece, despite resistance -- report
There is evidence of ongoing fragility in Greece’s political situation while severe woes remain in its economy amid signs of some improvement, according to a new report by credit insurer Atradius.
IT Alliance signs deal to expand HP initiative online in nine countries
Dublin-based tech company IT Alliance Group has signed a deal to assist HP with the expansion of its sustainability and social innovation initiative HP Life.
- 30 April
New Glanbia facility to create 76 direct jobs
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Ltd (GIIL) said today that it is developing a new dairy facility in Belview on the Kilkenny/Waterford border that will create 76 direct and 1,600 indirect jobs and contribute around €400m each year to the economy.
Cork's Inhance Technology drives US growth with new office
Cork-based software provider Inhance Technology has opened an office in Cambridge, Massachusetts to support US sales, marketing and clients.
- 29 April
US and Europe drive strong first quarter for Irish tourism -- CSO
Irish tourism has experienced a strong start to 2013, with Central Statistics Office figures showing the best first quarter performance from North America since 2004 and the best ever first quarter from Australia and developing markets such as China and India.
- 26 April
CRH becomes market leader in Ukraine with €96m acquisition
Building materials group CRH is acquiring Lafarge-owned Mykolaiv Cement for €96m, including debt, which will make it the market leader in Ukraine.
- 25 April
Irish business visit planned to Suzhou and Hangzhou in June
A business visit to two of China’s leading business cities, Suzhou and Hangzhou, is taking place in June, the Asia Trade Forum (ATF) has announced.
- 24 April
Irish exports to Africa could grow from €2.7bn to €24bn a year by end of decade - IEA
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has today launched a new initiative targeting African export markets, which it believes will offer more opportunity to Irish companies than China over the next 10 years.
- 23 April
Irish sci-fi feature selected for Director's Fortnight at Cannes
‘Last Days on Mars’, the debut feature film from Irish director Ruairí Robinson, has been chosen for the ‘Director’s Fortnight’ selection at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in May.
- 22 April
European Business Awards 2013/14 now open for Irish entries
The 2013/14 European Business Awards are now open for entries, with Irish businesses with an impressive story to tell being invited to take part.
- 19 April
Record €16.2bn exports from Enterprise Ireland client companies in 2012
Enterprise Ireland client companies achieved record exports in 2012, breaking €16bn for the first time, up from €15.2bn in 2011.
- 18 April
Risks in extended value chain greatest concern in supply chain management – Deloitte
Almost two-thirds (63pc) of respondents to a new survey from Deloitte identified risk in the extended value chain – comprising vendors and customers and where they have less control – as their greatest concern with regards to supply chain risk.
- 17 April
EU Trade Council meeting in Dublin to discuss US partnership
An informal meeting of the EU’s Trade Council is taking place at Dublin Castle today and tomorrow, focusing on international trade matters including an EU-US transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP).
IEA developing knowledge portal for life sciences sector
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has received part-funding through the Ireland Wales 2007-2013 Interreg 4A programme to develop a new knowledge portal for the life sciences sector.
10.04.2013 We have to get the balance right between China and other countries, according to Sean O’Driscoll, chairman and chief executive of Glen Dimplex.
09.04.2013 Irish professional services firm PM Group has officially opened of a new regional office in Ankara during the trade mission to Turkey led by Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD.