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Food wastage an ‘enormous’ global concern, G20 says

19 May 2015

Food wasted by consumers is an enormous economic problem and nations should ensure excess food is given to the hungry instead of being thrown away, agriculture ministers from the Group of 20 leading countries said on Friday. The two-day meeting in Istanbul has focused on problems of food security and nutrition, including the impact of [...]

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NSAI publishes New European standards SR CEN TS 16555 Parts 1-6

19 May 2015

Innovation has in recent years become a new “buzz” word and is something many organizations are now striving towards – becoming more innovative. How can an organization take steps to becoming more innovative? There are many publications and tools that can help but it can be difficult to know where to start. NSAI has recently [...]

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Ecolabels: a booming business

15 May 2015

Ecolabelling in the spotlight ahead of the 18th European Forum on Eco-innovation Ecolabelling is a growth industry. The Ecolabel Index directory currently tracks more than 450 ecolabels spread across 197 countries. An Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development analysis from 2013 found that the number of labels increased roughly fivefold between 1988 and 2009  . [...]

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Alexion Pharmaceuticals Announces €450 Million Expansion in Dublin

12 May 2015

Alexion Pharmaceuticals today announced plans to significantly expand its operations in Ireland by constructing the Company’s first ever biologics manufacturing facility outside the United States. This €450 million, four-year project, which will be constructed at Alexion’s College Park site in Blanchardstown, is expected to create approximately 200 additional full-time jobs on completion, which will bring [...]

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Dublin Food Chain Seminar 12 May 2015

11 May 2015

Packaging remains one of the biggest challenges for food producers, cafes, restaurants and retailers in the convenience sector. This seminar will allow participants to hear from a panel of experts on the topic and to meet with some packaging companies showcasing some innovative packaging and engage in dialogue about challenges they may have. Who should [...]

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Enterprise award for Dublin noise monitoring firm

11 May 2015

Dublin City Council’s Local Enterprise Office (LEO) has announced that Sonitus Systems are the winners of Denis Colleran Award 2015. The award celebrates the achievements of small businesses in Dublin city. Sonitus Systems is based in Trinity College Dublin’s Technology and Enterprise Campus and provides noise monitoring devices which can be managed remotely through the [...]

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LEAN – Driving Competitiveness Summit, 22 May 2015

08 May 2015

On 22 May 2015, Enterprise Ireland and the EU-Japan Centre will organise a LEAN – Driving Competitiveness Summit in Dublin, showcasing best practice approaches from leading companies in a broad range of sectors. The event is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation of Ireland. The range of case studies (80+) will be [...]

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Apple seeks green energy projects

05 May 2015

Apple is considering directly funding at least six Irish renewable energy projects, which could result in total new investment of more than €400 million. The facilities will power its planned €850 million new data centre in Galway. The company has this week sought partnership proposals from developers for a number of new green energy projects, [...]

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Horizon 2020: 915 proposals seek funding

30 April 2015

The European Commission has received 915 proposals seeking funding for projects in the area of climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials by the calls’ deadline on 21 April 2015. An indicative budget of € 320 million is reserved for the Societal Challenge “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials” in 2015 under [...]

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Competitive energy prices crucial to future recovery

27 April 2015

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, hosted an event at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin addressing the impact of climate and energy policies on industrial energy consumers. Over one hundred member companies heard from Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White TD on the need to meet ambitious climate and energy targets [...]

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The revision of ISO 22000 on food safety management

27 April 2015

Since the first publication of ISO 22000 on food safety management in 2005, players in the food chain, including manufacturers, consumers and governments, have been facing new food safety requirements – spurring a need for the standard to be revised. The meeting of the ISO working group (ISO/TC 34/SC 17/WG 8) in charge of the [...]

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IES and EnergyDeck partner to make ESOS compliance easier

24 April 2015

Link between EnergyDeck and ESOS Auditor will make ESOS compliance quicker and easier Performance analytics firm IES and energy management platform provider EnergyDeck have today announced a partnership that will allow EnergyDeck customers to link the platform with IES’ ESOS Auditor to enable a quicker and easier route to ESOS compliance. The UK’s Energy Savings [...]

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