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Weekly Round Up, February 2, 2016

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Weekly Round Up, February 2, 2016

The Teeling Whiskey Distillery’s Visitor Centre has won the ‘Visitor Attraction of the Year’ award at Whisky Magazine’s Icons of Whisky Rest of World Awards. The distillery, located in the Liberties area of Dublin City, is now in the running for the overall global award, which will be announced at the Whisky Magazine Awards on March 17th.

Bord Bia is promoting farmhouse cheeses as the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. The move is part of the 'Discover Farmhouse Cheese' programme, which was set up to celebrate farmhouse cheese in Ireland. It recommends matching various cheeses to wine, and complementing them with apples, pears, honey, or chutney.

The Board of Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited has announced that the Member Support Package for 2016 will be worth at least €35.6 million. This includes at least €21 million of milk price support, patronage support worth €4 million and a Special Dividend totalling €10.6 million. The Package is financed by a fund created after the sale of four million Glanbia plc shares in May 2015.

Four large units have been bought in the Bosheen retail park next to Tesco in New Ross in Co. Wexford. The New Ross Standard states that the units were purchased by a well-known local businessman, and that there is rumoured to be interest from a number of retailers, including Dealz. However, a spokesperson for Dealz refused to comment on the issue.

A new programme has been launched in Northern Ireland that aims to help independent retailers offer a ‘Click and Collect’ service, reports. The programme offers workshops and advice to retailers in Armagh City, Banbridge, Lurgan and Portadown, and the goal is to increase footfall in urban centres by taking advantage of the recent growth in online trading.


Retail tech firm CBE Software has announced the creation of 40 new jobs in an R&D-led expansion, reports. The new jobs will see the company, which is headquartered in Claremorris, Co. Mayo, expand its workforce to 150 by the end of 2017.

The Small Firms Association held its National Small Business Awards 2016 on Monday (1st February). The finalists consisted of 38 companies from a range of different sectors, which the SFA believes highlight the positivity being expressed by small firms in Ireland. The event took place in the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel and was opened by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton.

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