AM O’Sullivan PR takes top communications award

AM O’Sullivan PR takes top communications award

AM O’Sullivan PR Ltd has won the inaugural PR Agency of the Year prize

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Business Movers

Business Movers

Here is a selection of people starting new roles with companies and organisations in Ireland, including Ibec, Accelerated Payments, Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies, Johnson Hana, Triangle and First Derivatives.

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GRAPEVINE: Analyst warns sluggish Irish R&D investment levels risk stalling recovery

GRAPEVINE: Analyst warns sluggish Irish R&D investment levels risk stalling recovery

Barrie Dowsett, CEO of UK-based Myriad Associates, says Ireland can make better use of tax credits to incentive R&D investment.

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Dealz eyes seven more stores as discount retailer prepares to open in Clonakilty

Dealz eyes seven more stores as discount retailer prepares to open in Clonakilty

The owner Dealz-Poundland has opened three stores in the Republic and plans to open seven more this year as the discount retailer sees opportunities to expand in the Covid economic downturn with its Pep&Co clothing brand.

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Business Movers

Business Movers

Here is a selection of people starting new roles with companies and organisations in Ireland, including Sicon, Google, UFAC-UK, Alltech, Ibec’s Prepared Consumer Foods Council, Crowe accountants and entertainment agency Boys + Girls.

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GRAPEVINE: ReganWall adds an advisory board as investors seek Irish acquisitions; plus other news

GRAPEVINE: ReganWall adds an advisory board as investors seek Irish acquisitions; plus other news

Cork law firm ReganWall is dealing with a lot of international investors looking at acquisition opportunities in Ireland

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Cork law firm ReganWall adds advisory board as investors seek Irish acquisitions

Cork law firm ReganWall adds advisory board as investors seek Irish acquisitions

Cork-based solicitors Regan Wall are talking to multiple international investors seeking information about high-value Irish companies across all sectors. Having been tentative for the first few weeks of lockdown, overseas investors are now eager to get back on the pitch, with high-value Irish companies very much on their minds.

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Taking orders: Brothers’ app makes pub orders hands-free

Taking orders: Brothers’ app makes pub orders hands-free

Brothers and pub owners Ryan and Mark Fegan have launched DrinkApp, a new universal app that allows publicans, restaurant owners, and others to accept orders from patrons.

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Cork publisher offers the space to foster creativity

Cork publisher offers the space to foster creativity

Similar to many businesses across the country, the lockdown presented immediate challenges for Lettertec and the primary task of ensuring the safety of its staff.

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New Government must give Limerick and the Mid West special treatment, says chamber

New Government must give Limerick and the Mid West special treatment, says chamber

Limerick Chamber said they will give the newly formed government the benefit of the doubt despite the absence of a cabinet minister from the Mid West writes Alan Healy.

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Cork-based Keelvar is optimising supply lines in the face of Covid-19

Cork-based Keelvar is optimising supply lines in the face of Covid-19

Keelvar, a Cork-based procurement and supply chain optimisation company, has announced it is expanding with plans to recruit 40 new workers over the next two years.

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Bossard Ireland: Shipping fasteners and face masks from its base in Cork

Bossard Ireland: Shipping fasteners and face masks from its base in Cork

Having spent recent weeks supplying more than a million face masks and hand sanitiser for workers around the globe, Bossard Ireland has opened a new warehouse focused on their core business with plans to further expand its workforce.

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GRAPEVINE: Enet’s networks playing key role in State’s path to economic recovery; plus other business stories

GRAPEVINE: Enet’s networks playing key role in State’s path to economic recovery; plus other business stories

Grapevine: Irish business diary with news from Enet, Irish Distillers, Quintain and others

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Business Movers

Business Movers

Here is a selection of people starting new roles with companies and organisations in Ireland, including Bank of Ireland, Nitro Software, Alana, Sonica, Aviva Life and Pensions and Accenture.

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State-contracted emergency comms company reports 8% rise in profits

State-contracted emergency comms company reports 8% rise in profits

Pre-tax profits at the company which operates the State contract to provide secure communications amongst emergency services and other State agencies last year increased by 8% to €16.3m.

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GRAPEVINE: Cork TAB selects company owners for elite alternative boards; plus other business news

GRAPEVINE: Cork TAB selects company owners for elite alternative boards; plus other business news

Business owners in Cork are being cherry-picked to join The Alternative Board (TAB) Cork.

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Business Movers

Business Movers

A selection of people starting new roles in Ireland, including with Breedon Group, Bank of Ireland UK, Chartered Accountants Ireland, DataSolutions, LGIM and ASL Group.

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Ireland's €200 million conference industry is under threat

Ireland's €200 million conference industry is under threat

More than 32,000 people come to conferences in Ireland each year. Covid-19 means the sector is struggling to survive.

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Planemaker Bombardier to cut 600 jobs at Belfast base

Planemaker Bombardier to cut 600 jobs at Belfast base

Planemaker Bombardier is to cut up to 600 jobs in its Belfast operations as part of plans announced last week to cut 2,500 jobs - or about 11% - of the workforce in its global aviation unit.

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Surprise at low number of small firms tapping Covid-19 utility bill suspension aid

Surprise at low number of small firms tapping Covid-19 utility bill suspension aid

Utilities watchdog, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities, or CRU, said it is surprised that so few small business owners have applied for an energy supply suspension scheme and believes the take-up could be much higher to save businesses a lot of money.

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Providence Resources pays off ex-CEO Tony O'Reilly Jr with €450k exit deal

Providence Resources pays off ex-CEO Tony O'Reilly Jr with €450k exit deal

Providence Resources’ former CEO Tony O’Reilly Jr was paid just under €866,000 in 2019; a year which culminated in the Irish explorer tapping shareholders for emergency financing after the collapse of a long-awaited funding deal for its Barryroe field off the Cork coast.

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Investors cheer Bulmers maker C&C's growth plan despite €48m Covid lockdown hit

Investors cheer Bulmers maker C&C's growth plan despite €48m Covid lockdown hit

Shares in cider and beer maker C&C jumped by just over 4% despite the Irish drinks group taking a near €48m hit from the Covid-19 disruption, writing down the value of its US operations by over €34m and saying it is burning through €7m of cash per month.

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Ireland's Covid-19 business loans 'paltry compared with UK response'

Ireland's Covid-19 business loans 'paltry compared with UK response'

Lending schemes to small firms backed by the Government during the Covid-19 crisis have been “paltry” compared with those of the UK and a lot more will be required, Goodbody chief economist Dermot O’Leary has said.

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Denis O'Brien's Digicel in Caribbean deal with French firm that controls Eir

Denis O'Brien's Digicel in Caribbean deal with French firm that controls Eir

Denis O’Brien’s highly indebted mobile and broadband group Digicel has struck a deal to allow access to some of its networks for the first time in the Caribbean by rival Iliad.

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Amazon in talks for new 750-worker Dublin office despite virus

Amazon in talks for new 750-worker Dublin office despite virus

Amazon is in talks to rent an office block in Dublin with space for about 750 workers.

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EPA orders Merck to address persistent problem of bad odours from east Cork plant

EPA orders Merck to address persistent problem of bad odours from east Cork plant

The State environmental watchdog has instructed a leading medical science and technology firm to take “significant action” to address the persistent problem of bad odours coming from its plant in east Cork.

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Local firms partner on new Hansans sanitiser

Local firms partner on new Hansans sanitiser

MTD Precision Engineering, Weener Plastics, Water Technology and Frank Roche Engineering Services launch roll-on sanitiser

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Office Master: Tips for working from home

Office Master: Tips for working from home

Four key tips for working from home, advice from Office Master, a specialist in designing and developing working environments and offices.

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Inform Nutrition gears up to drive global sales

Inform Nutrition gears up to drive global sales

Inform Nutrition Ireland boosts its leadership team to fully capitalise on opportunities in agri-business.

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Business Movers

Business Movers

Here is a selection of people starting new roles with companies and organisations with operations in Ireland, including Cornmarket, AMX, Oaklee Housing, Mondi, ESRI and Neuromod Devices.

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GRAPEVINE: Australian life sciences firms considering  a June return to office but yet to set exact date

GRAPEVINE: Australian life sciences firms considering a June return to office but yet to set exact date

A survey shows challenges facing Australian life sciences companies seeking to return to work in June.

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Office supply wholesaler Spicers Ireland is rescued from liquidation

Office supply wholesaler Spicers Ireland is rescued from liquidation

The sale of the business includes the trade and stock and will see Paragon Group take assignment of the lease of the Spicers Ireland depot at Citywest in Dublin. Picture: iStock

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Providence Resources' new Barryroe partner flags early funding delay

Providence Resources' new Barryroe partner flags early funding delay

Irish exploration company Providence Resources has hit a fresh funding snag, with its prospective new development partner for its Barryroe oil and gas field delaying part of its promised introductory funding.

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Senior moves at financial services company JTC

Senior moves at financial services company JTC

JTC has made two senior appointments on foot of its acquisition of corporate services firm Cornerstone in Dublin.

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Business Movers

Business Movers

Here are people beginning new roles with Digital Business Ireland, Royal London Insurance, Sonica, SparksWealth, emovis and Three.

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GRAPEVINE: AIP develops automated bug fix for website developers worldwide

GRAPEVINE: AIP develops automated bug fix for website developers worldwide

AIP is an innovative Irish startup whose automated bug-fixing platform can process thousands of websites at a cost that is entirely negligible

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BNY’s Pershing adds to its service offering

BNY’s Pershing adds to its service offering

Pershing Trading Services is now offering its global equity trading services to firms who do not hold custody on the Pershing platform and beyond the UK and Ireland.

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Flogas acquisition as it expands in North

Flogas acquisition as it expands in North

Flogas Ireland is entering the electricity market in Northern Ireland with the acquisition of Budget Energy. Flogas already sells LPG in the North.

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Businesses can tap State assistance to meet 'green' sustainability goals

Businesses can tap State assistance to meet 'green' sustainability goals

In times of crises, Irish businesses big and small are understandably focusing on survival and wondering if they will be able to keep the days open by the end of the summer, writes Áine Kenny

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Government commits €250m to boost SMEs

Government commits €250m to boost SMEs

Small and micro businesses will be able to avail of up to €10,000 grant aid to help them reopen under a new scheme announced by government.

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Industry group calls for Government funding to boost Irish whiskey exports

Industry group calls for Government funding to boost Irish whiskey exports

A drinks industry group wants funding from both sides of the border to finance small whiskey producers’ international growth.

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Meath entrepreneur up against top global brands at Vogue Beauty Awards

Meath entrepreneur up against top global brands at Vogue Beauty Awards

Indeora, a healthy magnesium-based deodorant was created by Eimear Tully and has been shortlisted in the Best in Wellness category of The Vogue Beauty Awards 2020.

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Business Movers

Business Movers

Some people starting interesting new roles with companies in Ireland.

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GRAPEVINE: Tracworx patient-tracking system a key tool in battle with Covid-19

GRAPEVINE: Tracworx patient-tracking system a key tool in battle with Covid-19

Tracworx patient-tracking system uses existing wifi networks to help hospitals in their bid to tackle Covid-19.

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Fónfix door-to-door phone repair service

Fónfix door-to-door phone repair service

Mobile phone repair centre Fónfix has launched a nationwide door-to-door phone repair service

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Businesses urged to avail of €2,500  voucher

Businesses urged to avail of €2,500 voucher

Businesses are being urged to avail of €2,500 Business Continuity Voucher scheme hosted by the Local Enterprise Office.

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Finance firm says property sector set to reboot as Waterford project is fully funded in just 24 hours

Finance firm says property sector set to reboot as Waterford project is fully funded in just 24 hours

PropertyBridges.com platform is hosting a property development loan to a well known local Waterford private construction firm.

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Community groups to avail of €5m fund

Community groups to avail of €5m fund

Siel Bleu, at-home exercise provider for older adults, is broadcasting its programmes live across social media.

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Cork-based Workvivo secures €15m in new funding

Cork-based Workvivo secures €15m in new funding

Cork-based communications software firm Workvivo has secured almost €15m in new funding to expand its reach globally.

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Cork-based Ballymaloe Food secures Australian supermarket deal

Cork-based Ballymaloe Food secures Australian supermarket deal

Ballymaloe Foods will start supplying 120 Coles Supermarkets across Australia in May.

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Greencore shares slide as analyst slashes earnings forecasts due to Covid impact

Greencore shares slide as analyst slashes earnings forecasts due to Covid impact

Shares in sandwiches, wraps and ready meals maker Greencore tumbled by nearly 5% after an analyst forecast double-digit percentage falls in its earnings and revenues this year on the back of the erosion of its core food-to-go market in the UK.

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Cork does not need ‘tourist outlet village’, say businesses

Cork does not need ‘tourist outlet village’, say businesses

Cork does not need a Kildare Village-style centre, business leaders have told Cork County Council.

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Business Movers

Business Movers

Here is a selection of people who have begun new roles with companies based in Ireland

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GRAPEVINE: Irish animation hits new heights

GRAPEVINE: Irish animation hits new heights

Creative animators, enjoying record growth levels in Ireland, are set to grab a share of predicted 30% global growth in demand for film production services

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Youghal Credit Union unveils new manager

Youghal Credit Union unveils new manager

Youghal native Patrick Heaphy takes the helm at Youghal Credit Union as Barry Treacy retires after 30 years of service.

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Lisa says Irish funds sector very resilient

Lisa says Irish funds sector very resilient

Lisa Kealy of EY Wealth and Asset Management has been elected as chair of Irish Funds.

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Farley’s lead role with US tech giant Xilinx

Farley’s lead role with US tech giant Xilinx

Brendan Farley has been appointed as MD for the EMEA region with Xilinx.

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Survey reveals top 10 'most reputable' organisations in Ireland

Survey reveals top 10 'most reputable' organisations in Ireland

The data was collected from 7,000 people during January and February 2020 in Ireland.

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Deirdre Waldron joins board of Triskel Arts Centre

Deirdre Waldron joins board of Triskel Arts Centre

Fuzion Communications founder Deirdre Waldron has joined the board of the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork.

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Golden Rum wins gong for Blacks Brewery and Distillery of Kinsale at the World Rum Awards

Golden Rum wins gong for Blacks Brewery and Distillery of Kinsale at the World Rum Awards

Sam and Maudeline Black of of Blacks Brewery are delighted to win a prestigious gold award

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