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Big marketing push for Irish food and drink for St Patrick's Day
Bord Bia is planning various marketing activities around the world aimed at consumers, retailers, trade and foodservice operators to coincide with St Patrick’s Day.
- 07 March
Suretank's new corporate centre officially opened in Co Louth
Engineering company Suretank’s new corporate centre in Dunleer, Co Louth has been officially opened, representing a multi million euro investment.
- 04 March
Ireland wins 'Best Potential Destination' award in China
Ireland has been deemed to be the destination offering the most potential for Chinese travellers at an awards ceremony in Shanghai.
- 03 March
€75m fund launched for companies targeting export-led growth
A €75m fund for Irish companies targeting growth through export markets has been launched under the Development Capital Scheme.
- 27 February
EU-US trade talks could copper-fasten economic recovery - Louise Phelan
A speedy resolution to EU-US trade talks could copper-fasten Ireland’s economic recovery, according to American Chamber of Commerce president Louise Phelan.
DHL delivers two giant pandas safely to Belgian sanctuary from China
Logistics company DHL has assisted in the relocation of two giant pandas across a distance of over 8,000km from China to Belgium.
- 26 February
Third series of TV drama 'Ripper Street' to be produced in Ireland
A third series of the TV drama ‘Ripper Street’ is to be produced in Ireland, which is expected to provide a major boost to the Irish film and TV industry.
'Gateways to Growth' leads to increased turnover for 68pc of SMEs surveyed
A survey has revealed that 68pc of SMEs who took part in the cross-border programme ‘Gateways to Growth’ reported an increase in turnover in the past six months while 78pc felt more confident about their ability to export.
Liam Kavanagh named new chair of Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum
Irish Times managing director Liam Kavanagh has replaced Ronan King as chairman of the Ireland Hong Kong Business Forum (IHKBF).
- 25 February
Greencore acquires Minnesota food to go manufacturer Lettieri's
Irish headquartered food company Greencore Group has acquired Lettieri’s, a manufacturer of food to go products for the US convenience store channel, for an undisclosed amount.
- 24 February
Oneview Healthcare opening SF office after winning UCSF Medical Centre contract
Irish software company Oneview Healthcare said today that it is opening a new office in San Francisco after winning a contract with UCSF Medical Centre.
- 21 February
Fleetmatics reports 39.8pc rise in revenue following year of expansion
Software-as-a-service provider Fleetmatics has reported a 39.8pc increase in revenue to $50.1m for the fourth quarter of 2013 (compared to the same period in 2012).
- 20 February
14 Irish farmhouse cheesemakers exhibiting at major French trade fair
Bord Bia is hosting 14 Irish farmhouse cheesemakers at trade fair Salon du Fromage taking place in Paris later this month.
MyPlace Connect enters the Indian market signing up major comedy venue
Irish WiFi provider MyPlace Connect has entered the Indian market, signing up the largest comedy venue there Canvas Laugh Factory as its first customer.
- 19 February
Terminalfour wins contract with Virginia Commonwealth University
Dublin-based company Terminalfour has won a contract to deliver a digital platform to Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) with the aim of unifying its online brand across 573 unique websites.
Enterprise Ireland's high potential start-ups to create 1,850 new jobs over three years
1,850 new jobs are to be created over the next three years by 122 Enterprise Ireland-supported high potential start-up (HPSU) companies.
- 18 February
Taste Ireland strikes deal with Australian retailer Coles
Taste Ireland, the Australia-based business set up by Irish entrepreneur Eamon Eastwood, has secured a supply contract with retailer Coles to stock a range of Irish brands including Tayto, Barry’s Tea and Club Orange in 600 of its stores across Australia.
Special seminar on doing business in India coming up in Dublin
The Ireland India Business Association is holding a special lunchtime seminar on doing business in India on 26 February.
Co Tipp based Sepam looking for 200 Irish professionals for Saudi project
A construction and engineering company headquartered in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, Sepam, is looking to hire at least 200 Irish professionals to work on a project in Saudi Arabia.
- 17 February
SouthWestern to expand in the UK and create 40 jobs in Cork
Cork-based outsourcing company SouthWestern is expanding in the UK with plans to create 200 jobs at its Milton Keynes base near London as well as 40 new jobs in Cork.
New grant scheme announced as part of overall trade programme for 2014
Enterprise Ireland has launched a new Market Access Grant Scheme as part of an overall programme of trade missions and events announced today.
Fexco makes third retail foreign exchange acquisition in UK since 2011
Kerry-based financial services company Fexco has announced its acquisition of Intercash, which has retail foreign exchange operations extend across the south of England.
- 14 February
Ireland's exports down 5.2pc in 2013, while trade surplus drops 12.4pc - CSO
Ireland’s exports were worth €86.9bn in 2013, a 5.2pc or €4.8bn decline from 2012 and the lowest value for goods exports since 2009, according to preliminary figures from the CSO.
Sports nutrition start-up Elivar raises €700k from multiple sources
Dublin-based sports nutrition start-up Elivar has raised €700,000 from investors, which will allow it to create 10 new jobs by the end of 2015.
€25m in deals announced during Singapore and Malaysia trade mission
Some €25m worth of contracts and new business partnerships were announced during the trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia which concluded yesterday, 13 February.
- 13 February
DHL and IMG Fashion launch programme to help designers extend their global footprint
DHL and IMG Fashion have launched a programme called DHL Exported to help designers to gain momentum internationally via the world’s most powerful fashion week platforms.
Cathay Pacific launches China Business Awards for 2014 with HSBC
Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has launched its ninth annual China Business Awards scheme, which celebrates UK and Irish business dynamism and success in China and Hong Kong.
Suretank to strengthen position in Dutch offshore industry through new agreement
Irish tank and cargo-carrying unit manufacturer Suretank has entered into an agreement with its Dutch partner Stainless Equipment Works (SEW) to launch Suretank Netherlands, which will act as an agent to strengthen its position in the Dutch offshore industry.
- 11 February
Vital to Ireland that EU-US free trade agreement concludes this year - briefing
The EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) offers Ireland an opportunity to make sure its development of a strong institutional framework and investment in an educated workforce are rewarded, according to a former US under secretary of commerce Grant Aldonas.
- 10 February
AMCS Group acquires PC Scale Technologies in Pennsylvania
Limerick-based tech company AMCS Group has acquired US software company PC Scale Technologies (PCST) as part of AMCS’s strategy of further consolidating its position in international markets.
First ever joint trade mission with the UK and NI to Singapore
Over 40 Irish companies are taking part in the first-ever joint trade mission between Ireland and the UK (including Northern Ireland) to Singapore.
- 06 February
Communicorp plans to enter the UK market with acquisition of eight radio stations
The international media holding company founded by Denis O’Brien, Communicorp Group, has announced plans to acquire eight regional radio stations from Global Radio in the UK, subject to regulatory approvals.
First Derivatives opens new office in Singapore
Software and services provider First Derivatives (FD), which is headquartered in Newry, Co Down, has opened a new office in Singapore.
Limerick's GenCell in US$12m deal to develop screening systems for Brazilian Ministry of Health
Limerick-based GenCell BioSystems has signed a US$12m agreement with the Fiocruz Public Health Foundation and the Institute of Molecular Biology of Paraná (IBMP) in Brazil to partner in the development of new clinical screening systems for the Brazilian Ministry of Health.
- 03 February
Primark's second store in France opens
Primark has opened its second store in France, in La Toison d’Or, Dijon, creating 304 jobs for the local area.
Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky reps meet to explore growth opportunities
Industry representatives from the Irish whiskey and Scotch whisky sectors are meeting in Dublin today to discuss ways in which the two sectors can collaborate as well as emerging market trends and Europe-level issues.
- 31 January
Expansion in Irish agrifood sector gaining pace but investment needed - AFBP
There is a necessity to ensure that the mistakes made in the pre-crash Celtic Tiger boom are not repeated in the agri-food sector as expansion gathers pace, a major agrifood conference heard in Dublin today.
- 30 January
Datalex to supply JetBlue with ecommerce platform
JetBlue Airways is to use the Travel Distribution Platform from Dublin headquartered software company Datalex as its new retail ecommerce platform.
Record sales of €316m in Germany for Irish Dairy Board
The Irish Dairy Board achieved record sales figures of €316m in 2013 in the German market, the company’s managing director for Germany Gisbert Kügler told an event yesterday evening (29 January).
- 28 January
US dollar to gain against emerging market currencies - Clear Currency
Irish companies doing business in Asia should start to trade directly in local currencies rather than incurring additional fees trading through the US dollar, according to a research note issued by Clear Currency.
Limerick formalises Silicon Valley connections and signs MoU with ITLG
Limerick was the focus of a global business spotlight this week as technology leaders from Silicon Valley convened to participate in the Irish Technology and Leadership Group (ITLG) Global Technology Forum 2014.
- 27 January
Kerry Foods in €3.6m deal with Tesco for new 'Healthy Living' range
Kerry Foods is going to produce seven lines for Tesco’s new Healthy Living range in a deal expected to be worth around €3.6m.
- 24 January
Three Irish companies selected for German export programme
Three Irish companies – Kinnegar Brewing, Donegal Rapeseed Oil and Dan Kelly’s Cider – have been accepted onto an EU-funded programme focused on assisting companies to enter the German food market.
AMCS Group raises €23.5m to fund further expansion
Limerick-based environmental software and technology developer AMCS Group has raised an investment of €23.5m which will fund further expansion in the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
- 23 January
New embassies and consulates good news for exporters - IEA
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has welcomed the announcement that the Government is to open five new embassies and consulates.
- 22 January
Lebanon reopens market to Irish beef and sheepmeat imports
Lebanon has decided to fully reopen its market to Irish beef, sheepmeat and cooked meats.
MyPlace Connect to open London office to grow customer base in the UK
With hot spots already in the UK, Irish free WiFi network MyPlace Connect is to open an office in London to operate as a launch pad for the company to grow its customer base in that market.
Irish film 'Calvary' picked up by Fox Searchlight Pictures
Irish film ‘Calvary’, directed by ‘The Guard’ director John Michael McDonagh, has been picked up by Fox Searchlight Pictures, which has acquired US rights as well as select international territories.
- 21 January
British Irish Chamber of Commerce annual conference launched with a focus on growth
The theme of this year’s British Irish Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference, taking place on 13 February, is ‘Growing Stronger Together’.
Fleetmatics enters Dutch market signing deal with AM Koeriers
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider Fleetmatics group has entered the Dutch market, having signed a deal with courier company AM Koeriers.
07.01.2014 CRH spent €220m on acquisitions and investments in the second half of 2013, bringing its total spend in this area for the year to around €690m.
31.12.2013 Ireland is fast evolving as a world-class export arena, writes Frank Murphy, CEO of Monex.