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UK trading strong for Dublin building firm Abbey
Dublin-based building firm Abbey has reported pre-tax profit of €7.65m for the six months to the end of October, up from €5.95m for the same period last year, saying that UK trading was particularly good.
- 05 December
Bibi Baskin to talk about her hotel in India at IIBA lunch
Former television presenter Bibi Baskin is to speak at the Ireland-India Business Association (IIBA) Cork chapter Christmas lunch tomorrow at the River Lee Hotel in Cork.
- 04 December
Taoiseach goes to Toyota plant to learn about 'Lean'
A Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD went to Toyota’s Motomachi plant in Japan yesterday to meet senior executives from Toyota Motor Corporation as part of the trade mission he is leading this week.
- 03 December
Fujitsu executives meet with Taoiseach in Japan
Senior executives from IT solutions provider Fujitsu met with An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD yesterday in Japan as part of the week-long trade mission he is leading.
Cylon Controls from Dublin in major US deal with Philips
Irish company Cylon Controls, which develops building energy management systems and services, has made an acquisition which it says transforms its footprint, distribution network and capabilities in the US and has the potential to add $10m to its annual sales.
Ties strengthen between Spar in Ireland and China
A delegation of eight people from Spar in China has visited Ireland for a ‘look and learn’ tour of the convenience store brand’s stores across Dublin and Kildare.
- 02 December
Ban on Irish beef exports to Japan is lifted
The ban on the importing of Irish beef into Japan has officially been lifted during the trade mission led by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, who said the initiative would be worth around €15m a year to Ireland.
Venezuelan Government announces intervention at Smurfit Kappa subsidiary
The Venezuelan Government has announced an intervention at Smurfit Kappa Group’s subsidiary there, Smurfit Kappa Carton de Venezuela (SKCV), as part of a nationwide programme of inspections and audits.
Top Irish food exporters take part in Japanese trade mission
Bord Bia and a delegation of more than 25 food industry representatives are in Japan this week as part of a trade mission coinciding with Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s visit to the country.
Taoiseach travels to Japan for five-day visit
Taoiseach Enda Kenny travelled to Japan yesterday to start a five day visit.
A&L Goodbody officially opens SF office
More than 200 clients and advisors attended the official opening of A&L Goodbody’s San Francisco office last week, which included a talk by Irish entrepreneur Patrick Collison, who founded Stripe.
- 29 November
Irish Piedmontese Beef exporting to Scotland
An agri-business set up in 2011, Irish Piedmontese Beef, has started exporting to Scotland further to building up domestic sales in Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Wicklow and Dublin in independent stores and restaurants.
Primark opening ten new stores in Europe
Irish-headquartered retailer Primark is expanding its European footprint with the opening of ten new stores in the space of a month, including its first store in France on 16 December.
- 26 November
Cellulac creating 30 jobs on former brewery site in Dundalk
Irish biochemicals company Cellulac is to create 30 jobs next year in Dundalk as it is leasing a 6.8 acre site from the Irish Whiskey Company where it intends to produce lactic acid.
Mincon raises €50m on ISE for international expansion
Shannon-headquartered company Mincon Group has raised €50m as part of its flotation further to joining the Enterprise Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE).
- 25 November
Brandtone investing €2m in R&D and creating 29 jobs
Dublin-based mobile marketing company Brandtone is investing over €2m in a research and development (R&D) programme which will mean the creation of 29 jobs.
- 22 November
Exporter of the Year Award won by National Pen Promotional Products Ltd
National Pen Promotional Products Ltd, Dundalk, Co Louth has won the Irish Exporters Association’s overall Exporter of the Year Award 2013 at a dinner at The Convention Centre Dublin tonight.
Primark recognised for international expansion in London
Primark has won the International Fashion Retailer of the Year Award as well as the Fashion Retail Business of the Year (over £125m turnover) award at the 2013 Drapers Fashion Awards in London.
Prim-Ed moves to new premises as it expands internationally
Educational publishing and resource company Prim-Ed has moved to a new premises in New Ross, Co Wexford, which was officially opened today by Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin TD.
Cork Plastics, Neopost Ireland and Smartbox honoured at 2013 Ireland France Business Awards in Paris
Cork Plastics, Neopost Ireland and Smartbox all received awards at the 2013 Ireland France Business Awards in Paris last night.
Espion appoints manager to drive international growth
Dublin-based information security company Espion has made a senior appointment to realise its overseas growth ambitions.
- 21 November
Golfgraffix to target US and China through deal with Nicklaus Design
Irish start-up Golfgraffix has signed a deal with Nicklaus Design to bring its suite of interactive digital marketing products to the US and China.
Qualcom creating 25 jobs through export-led expansion and €1.75m investment
IT solutions provider Qualcom has announced a new export-led expansion phase, which will it said will see it taking on 25 new employees by August 2014.
Three Irish companies make key announcements in India
Irish companies Taxback Group, Connolly Red Mills and Globoforce have announced new contracts and business developments during the trade and investment mission to India this week.
- 19 November
Hybrid Energy Solutions signs deal with Airtel in Nigeria
Irish company Hybrid Energy Solutions has entered into a deal with Airtel which will enable the telecoms provider to improve its network availability and reduce costs in the Nigerian market.
Third level Indian students studying in Ireland to double to over 2,000 by 2014
Ireland is on track to more than double the number of Indian students coming to Ireland for third level education programmes to over 2,000 by the end of 2014, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton said today.
TCAS Online in Dublin secures €650k investment
A Dublin-based provider of student accommodation management software, TCAS Online, has secured a €650,000 investment.
- 18 November
€7m in deals for Irish companies on South Africa and Nigeria trade mission
Irish companies participating in last week’s Enterprise Ireland trade mission to South Africa and Nigeria secured new contracts totalling over €7m and agreed a number of business alliances across the financial services, telecommunications and education sectors.
42 companies and educational institutions on five-day mission to India
Forty-two Irish companies and higher education institutions travelled to India on Saturday for a five-day trade and investment mission organised by Enterprise Ireland IDA Ida Ireland and led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.
- 15 November
Irish start-up Nutriband secures major deal in the US
Irish start-up Nutriband has sold the exclusive North American sales and distribution rights for its technology to publicly traded company Nutranomics.
- 14 November
Fintrax gets €20m credit facility to fuel expansion plans
Ulster Bank has agreed a €20m deal with international financial services company Fintrax Group.
Chevron Training & Recruitment to train 1,000 construction workers in Nigeria in deal worth €3m
Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello TD has officially opened Chevron Training & Recruitment’s inaugural training centre in Lagos.
62pc of Irish firms grew exports in 2013 - Export Ireland Survey
Nearly two thirds (62pc) of Irish firms grew their exports this year, up from 58pc last year, according to the Irish Exporters Association’s Export Ireland Survey 2013 in association with Grant Thornton.
Ireland losing ground in Japan which offers significant growth opportunities - ATF
The Japanese market offers significant growth opportunities for Ireland particularly in sectors such as life sciences, construction, food and drink and gaming, an Irish Exporters Association Asia Trade Forum (ATF) heard yesterday.
Cook Medical investing €10m in R&D at its Limerick site
Cook Medical has officially opened a new research and development (R&D) innovation centre at its plant in Limerick involving an investment of €10m with the support of IDA Ireland.
- 13 November
Arklow Marine Services completes €2.3m order for UK client
Family-run business Arklow Marine Services has completed a €2.3m order for a vessel that will be used to deliver service personnel to offshore wind farms in the UK.
Taste Ireland CEO appointed Enterprise Ireland start-up ambassador
Enterprise Ireland has appointed founder and CEO of Taste Ireland Eamon Eastwood as its start-up ambassador for Australia as part of its strategy to encourage overseas entrepreneurs to locate their start-up businesses in Ireland.
New partner for SourceDogg to open door to e-procurement market in South Africa
Irish software company SourceDogg is to partner with Resolve Solution Partners to deliver its e-procurement solution to the South African market.
- 12 November
Fineos Corporation opens new London Market office
Dublin-based claims management software provider Fineos Corporation is opening a new London Market office as part of its expansion in the UK.
- 11 November
Eirtech wins contract to paint Qatar Airways' fleet
Irish aviation services company Eirtech has won a contract to paint Qatar Airways’ fleet at a number of its operational bases including Shannon, Dublin and Rome.
DPS partners with Turkish firm EMA Engineering
Irish company DPS Engineering is entering into a partnership agreement with EMA Engineering, a specialist design/construction firm based in Istanbul, Turkey.
ESB International establishes official presence in South Africa
ESB International (ESBI) is establishing an on the ground presence in South Africa with the opening of a new office in Johannesburg.
- 08 November
Adaptation of Colm Tóibín novel 'Brooklyn' to be filmed in Ireland
The Irish Film Board (IFB) is co-funding the film adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s novel Brooklyn, which is to star Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters.
Ireland and Thailand sign double taxation agreement
Ireland and Thailand have this week signed a double taxation agreement (DTA), paving the way for increased trade between the two countries.
Centre at IT Tralee to lead €4m project for agri-food SMEs
Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre at the Institute of Technology Tralee is leading a €4m EU funded project that aims to increase market opportunities and the competitiveness of agri-food SMEs in Ireland and Europe.
- 07 November
Irish Ferries adding new ship to Dublin - Holyhead route
Irish Ferries has today announced the addition of a third ship to service its Dublin - Holyhead route, which will increase daily sailings from eight to 12.
Version 1 acquires UK operation of Tieto Corporation
Irish IT services company Version 1 has acquired the UK-based Forest business operations of Northern European IT services company Tieto Corporation for an undisclosed sum.
Haven Bay Care Food exporting to the UK after a year
Owen O’Brien established Haven Bay Care Food in Kinsale, Co Cork in 2012 and it now employs six full-time and eight part-time employees.
- 06 November
Irish malting barley growers recognised at Guinness Storehouse
Malting barley grower William Masterson from Clohamon, Co Wexford has been named the overall winner of the Irish Malting Barley Excellence Awards which took place in the Guinness Storehouse.
- 05 November
500 Brazilian students welcomed at Dublin Castle
Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, HE Frank Sheridan, the Irish Ambassador to Brazil and Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland welcomed 500 Brazilian third-level students to Ireland at an event in Dublin Castle today.
13.09.2013 The summer has brought encouraging signs that the European economy has reached a turning point, according to European Commission vice-president Olli Rehn.
04.09.2013 The Irish Dairy Board [IDB] has announced a €10.5m investment in new state of the art facilities to support continued growth in the German market.