Bord Bia and Google Ireland partner to help boost food companies’ online sales

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Bord Bia , in partnership with Google Ireland, has today launched the Digital Food Hub, a new training programme aimed at helping Irish food businesses to maximize their online presence and sales. Following an application process, 21 Irish food companies have been selected to participate in the inaugural seven month programme, which will include workshops, training modules and one-to-one mentoring delivered by Google digital experts at its European headquarters in Dublin. The companies, representing dairy, meat, confectionary and chilled food sectors, range from large multinational players such as Kerry Foods and Cuisine de France to new businesses like The Little Milk Company and Elivar.According to Bord Bia’s Tomorrow’s Shopper 94pc of shoppers…

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Aer Lingus Regional launches new Dublin-East Midlands route

Aer Lingus Regional wins tender for Dublin-Kerry and Dublin-Donegal PSO routes

Aer Lingus Regional launches new Dublin-East Midlands route Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, has announced the addition of East Midlands Airport to its Dublin route network with twice daily flights due to begin on 5 February 2015. The airline expects to carry up to 70,000 customers annually on the new route and will operate all services on the company’s brand new fleet of regional aircraft. All flights to and from East Midlands will operate from the Aer Lingus hub at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 2. The addition of East Midlands to the airline’s route network follows the ongoing success of the franchise agreement between Stobart Air and Aer Lingus,…

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Aer Lingus Regional to operate new route from Dublin to Robin Hood Airport

Aer Lingus Regional to operate new route from Dublin to Robin Hood Airport

Aer Lingus Regional to operate new route from Dublin to Robin Hood AirportPictured: Steve Gill, managing director, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield Airport and with Ciara O’Connor, senior cabin crew, Aer Lingus Aer Lingus Regional is to run a new service between Dublin Airport and Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield from 29 May. The airline, which is operated by Stobart Air, will now serve 14 UK destinations from Ireland. The new route will operate five times a week. “Along with direct traffic to Dublin, we will also target the transatlantic market from Doncaster,” said Peter O’Mara, business development director, Stobart Air. “Passengers can travel to Dublin and seamlessly connect to Aer Lingus’ mainline services to the…

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Climote enters partnership with Electric Ireland

Climote enters partnership with Electric Ireland

Climote enters partnership with Electric Ireland Irish home energy management company Climote has signed a contract with Electric Ireland, estimated to be worth €800,000, that will see the retail arm of ESB, offer Climote technology to its customers. Climote said this is the first of a number of new contracts that is hoping to secure in the coming months and will set it on the way to secure lucrative contracts with energy providers across the UK. The company has developed a remote control device that allows consumers to control their home heating system via their phone or computer. “Based on over 10 years of research and development, the Climote system enables consumers to…

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Enverian signs deal with Mainstream Renewable Power

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Irish software company Enverian has announced what it says is a landmark partnership agreement with renewable energy developer Mainstream Renewable Power. The deal will see all of Mainstream’s onshore wind and solar energy portfolio being tracked, ranked, and valued using Enverian’s cloud-based Renewable Portfolio Manager application. The system has already been deployed and will be developed further for Mainstream in partnership with Enverian with the aim of bringing greater value and efficiencies to the organisation. According to Enverian, Renewable Portfolio Manager is the only solution in the market developed to help project managers, development executives, and chief financial officers in renewable energy companies maximise their investment by capturing real-time project…

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Sean Quinn Again Points Finger at Accountants

Sean Quinn again points finger at accountants

Following revelations that Quinn Insurance lost more than €700m in the year prior to it being placed into administration, former head of the insurer Sean Quinn is still insisting the blame lies with the accountants currently in charge. Quinn has claimed that the business had €1.1bn in liquid assets and €464m in property when Michael McAteer and Paul McCann were appointed as administrators.

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Vistakon Ireland creating 100 jobs in Limerick

Barry O'Leary, chief executive IDA, Minister Michael Noonan, Barry O'Sullivan, Vistakon Ireland plant manager and Minister Richard Bruton

Barry O’Leary, chief executive IDA, Minister Michael Noonan, Barry O’Sullivan, Vistakon Ireland plant manager and Minister Richard Bruton Contact lens manufacturer Vistakon Ireland is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Co Limerick, where it is investing €100m in the expansion of its manufacturing operations. The investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will also lead to 200 temporary construction jobs over the next 18 months. Established in Limerick in 1996, Vistakon Ireland designs, manufactures and markets the Acuvue range of soft disposable contact lenses, the world’s number one brand. It is one of several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of…

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79 new jobs for Leitrim medical devices company VistaMed

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Leitrim medical devices firm VistaMed is to create 79 new jobs as it invests €7.2m in research and development and the expansion of its production capacity. The investment, which is being supported by the government through Enterprise Ireland, will increase the company’s R&D activities to ensure continued growth in export sales and Irish employment and also expand its manufacturing facilities in Carrick-on-Shannon. Making the announcement this morning, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said it is a significant day for the Irish economy. “As I have said before, in order to create the jobs we so badly need we must not only deliver high levels of multinational investment, but also create…

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US Medical Giant ResMed Buys BiancaMed in All-Cash Deal

US medical giant ResMed

US medical giant ResMed buys UCD spin-out in all-cash deal San Diego-headquartered medical device manufacturer ResMed has acquired UCD spin-out BiancaMed in an all-cash deal. Original investors including DFJ ePlanet Capital and Enterprise Ireland are believed to receive a significant premium on their €11m investment in the company. BiancaMed is one of an emerging generation of young Irish medical device companies who are developing breakthrough technologies. It has developed a contactless, accurate device to measure sleep and breathing and combat deaths arising from the sleep disorder sleep apnea. Dr Philip de Chazal, Dr Conor Hanley and Prof Conor Heneghan founded the company in 2003 to commercialise research that emerged from the UCD…

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