Ministers Creed and Doyle Lead Major Irish Agri-Food Trade Mission to Asia

8 Days, 4 Countries, 2 Ministers, 1 Mission

Enterprise Ireland client companies taking part in the Trade Mission are promoting Irish food, drink and Agri-technologies in China, Vietnam, Korea and Singapore all this week. 

Go Dutch for big returns in the low-lying land of the giants
Sunday Independent: The Netherlands is Ireland's seventh largest export market with its biggest import being meat and dairy.

Enterprise Ireland Market Advisor Paul Barreveld looks at the opportunities in Agri-food, water, ICT, energy, life sciences and health.

Modular Automation unveils a €3m expansion at its Shannon Facility
A €3m expansion at Modular Automation, including an Innovation Centre and Technology Lab, was opened by Julie Sinnamon, CEO Enterprise Ireland, today.

The company has grown from a base in Shannon to become recognised as an international leader in the automation industry.


Irish exporters ask for freeze of minimum wage in budget
Irish Times
Rising insurance costs, pay and the impact of depreciation in sterling are among the issues highlighted by the Irish Exporters’ Association in its pre-budget submission.
New contests at National Ploughing Championships
Irish Times
One of the largest outdoor events in Europe, the 85th annual National Ploughing Championships will take place in Screggan, Tullamore from 20th-22nd September.
Games startup seeking a big debut
Irish Examiner
Dublin startup Pewter Games, the first Irish company to secure publication rights for Xbox One, is getting ready for the international launch of a new game, "Little Acre".
Software association looking for awards input from Irish tech sector
Irish Independent
The Irish Software Association has launched the 2016 ISA Software Industry Awards with entries invited from all Irish software and digital technology companies.
Venture capital firms provide over 1,000 jobs annually
Irish Independent
A Dublin City University study shows that Venture Capital firms have added 20,000 jobs to the economy in recent years, averaging at 1,600 jobs a year since 2003.
Popdeem drives its move into the US market with the help of Enterprise Ireland
Silicon Republic
Dublin-based social rewards player Popdeem has raised €500,000 in a new investment to drive its move into the US market via New York with the help of Enterprise Ireland and Delta Partners.
VistaMed creates 200 jobs in Leitrim
RTE Six One News
The Irish medical devices company announced 200 jobs and a €10m investment at the opening of its new state-of-the-art R&D facility in Carrick-on-Shannon last week.
ACORNS programme for aspiring female entrepreneurs in rural areas
Following the sucessful pilot programme, early stage female entrerpreneurs in rural areas can now apply to take part in the ACORNS 2 programme - closing date is 22nd September.
Reminder: Funding call closing dates
The closing date for the Competitive Feasibility Fund for Agri-Business is tomorrow, Tuesday 6th September at 3pm. The International Entrepreneur and Graduate Competitive Start Funds close at 3pm on Wednesday 7th September.
Exporting to the UK?
Are you diversifying into new markets? Find out more with the Enterprise Ireland Guide for Exporters.
SFA - Be the best in small business, building customer relationships - Cork, Athlone and Letterkenny Sept 12th - 13th
Finance 4 Growth: Expand your business internationally – market access and development Sept 13th & 14th
Excel at Export Selling – Sales Pipeline Management Workshop Sept 15th
National Ploughing Association Innovation Arena Awards 2016 Sept 20th - 22nd
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