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Tomra officialy open new Research Facility in Citywest

01 October 2014

Minister of State for Skills, Research & Innovation, Damien English TD along with Dr Volker Rehrmann, Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Sorting, and Maurice Moynihan, local Managing Director and Market Director TOMRA Sorting Food officially opens TOMRA Sorting’s new state of the art facility in Citywest, Dublin. The new centre of excellence is [...]

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Minister Bruton and Minister Nash welcome the start of European SME Week

01 October 2014

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Bruton, T.D. and the Minister for Business and Employment, Mr Ged Nash, T.D. today welcomed the start of European SME Week which takes place from today until next Sunday (Monday 29th September- Sunday, 5th October 2014). Present at the launch was Mr John Clarke of ID [...]

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Foreshore Bill ‘will radically change coastal responsibilities’

29 September 2014

A new Foreshore Bill, about to go before the Oireachtas, will “radically change coastal responsibilities” and give ordinary citizens a chance to participate for the first time in planning for the sea shore, according to Coastwatch Ireland. Launching the 27th annual survey of the coastline by “citizen scientists”, Coastwatch co-ordinator Karin Dubsky said this year’s [...]

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EU SME Instrument: first 155 winners of grants announced

29 September 2014

The European Commission has today published a list of the 155 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that will be first to benefit from its new €3 billion SME Instrument. 155 SMEs from 21 countries will each receive €50,000 to finance feasibility studies for their projects, and they can also benefit from up to three days [...]

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ISO50001 Ireland 2014 tomorrow in Aviva Stadium.

22 September 2014

Now in its second year, ISO50001 Ireland 2014 is primarily designed to bring the Irish business community a unique event which highlights the challenges and benefits to Irish companies transitioning to this Internationally recognised energy standard. Up to 150 senior management from food manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical, chemical, financial services, etc will attend the event as [...]

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ISO Survey shows how management systems help tackle global challenges

22 September 2014

Getting certified to ISO management systems is still very much a priority. This conclusion comes courtesy of the latest ISO Survey of Certifications, which records a grand total of 1 541 983 certificates issued worldwide at December 2013 – a 4 % increase on last year. This annual survey, now entering its third decade, continues [...]

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ISO goes green on sustainable forest management

22 September 2014

Sustainable forest management has become a critical global issue, with consumers increasingly demanding wood products supplied from “well-managed” forests. Environmental concerns, particularly the effects of illegal and indiscriminate logging resulting in forest disappearance, degradation and carbon emissions, have prompted ISO to start work on a new standard for the traceability of wood products. We asked [...]

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Countdown to the R22 ban in the Hospitality Industry

18 September 2014

From 1st January 2015, the use of all R22 refrigerants will be banned; R22 refrigerant is a HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon), which damages the ozone layer if emitted. Equipment containing R22 can continue to be used beyond this date, but R22 cannot be used for maintenance or servicing. As a member of the hospitality industry, you should [...]

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Nualight and OxyMem shortlisted for UK’s energy awards

18 September 2014

Irish companies Nualight and Oxymem have been shortlisted for the UK’s Energy Awards 2014. Nualight’s Titan LED car-park lighting solution has been shortlisted in the Energy Efficient Product of the Year Lighting category, while OxyMem is a finalist in the Energy Efficient Technology of the Year category for its wastewater aeration process. The awards, which [...]

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“Race to The Bottom” In Waste Collection has to End

17 September 2014

Mandatory Service Levels and Customer Charter for Waste Collectors to be introduced next year Minister Warns Waste Collectors they are in “Last chance Saloon” with new reforms Speaking at the Environment Ireland Conference, Croke Park, Thursday, Sept 11th, 2014, Minister Kelly said, “I am an advocate of competition for the market and I make no [...]

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Sustainability at the heart of Diageo’s Brewhouse No 4 at St James’s Gate

16 September 2014

‘Brewhouse No 4’ opened by Diageo at St James’s Gate is the largest stout brewery in the world and one of the most technologically advanced and environmentally sustainable in the world. Involving a €169m investment, Brewhouse No 4 combines tradition and modernity at the 255 year site with its centre for brewing excellence. Covering 10,000 [...]

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All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) Website

10 September 2014

Maynooth University in partnership with Dublin City Council, Monday September 8th 2014, launched AIRO, a free-to-use, online monitoring tool that maps housing data for the Dublin region . The interactive housing monitoring tool allows users to examine and interrogate the geography of Dublin’s housing, in a new and innovative way. It includes over 700 maps [...]

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