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Tipperary Company Raises Safety Standards

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Pictured formally receiving a presentation for recent certification at the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland), from left to right is: John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business, Robert Ryan and Keith Pheasey of MP Ryan with Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI.

 

Since its launch 25 years ago, over 1 million companies in more than178 countries have been certified to the internationally recognised standard for Quality Management Systems, ISO 9001. NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland) is celebrating ISO’s 25th anniversary by praising the first company in Ireland to have been ISO 9001 certified in 1987 at a special awards event. In addition, at the event MP Ryan Ltd were also formally presented with a certificate for their recent accreditation of their occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series of Standards OHSAS 18001:2007.

MP Ryan Ltd, specialise in Electrical Instrumentation Installation and Maintenance, Asset Integrity Services and Cathodic Protection.  The company was founded in Clonmel in 1984 and currently provides services within Ireland and the UK. Robert Ryan, Director of MP Ryan, said, “We use the certification of standards to demonstrate our commitment to the continuous improvement of the services we offer to our clients.”

Speaking at the event, John Perry, TD, Minister for Small Business, said, “Ireland’s small and medium size organisations benefit most from standards and certification. They can open the door to export markets, win new business, create growth and reduce business risks. In 1987, Longford based contract injection moulding company Tool and Plastic became the first Irish company to be certified to ISO 9001 by NSAI, taking its first step toward implementing quality management systems. The company is today being recognised for its pioneering work, driven by their passion for quality, from the company’s very foundation in 1968.  Using standards such as ISO 9001 can give Irish companies the required competitive edge they need to perform confidently in both the domestic and vitally important international markets.”

More than 1,200 companies have been certified by NSAI to date, with over 150 Irish companies certified in 2011 alone.  A Harvard study¹ of 1,000 companies has shown that ISO 9001 adopters have a greater chance for survival, suffering less “firm deaths” than non-ISO adopters. Organisations that pursued standards had higher growth rates for sales, employment, payroll and average annual earnings. Sales were close to 10% higher and there was higher employment growth at ISO certified workplaces.

Mr Maurice Buckley, CEO, NSAI, said, “On the 25th anniversary of the ISO 9001 standard, we honour both the first company to be certified in Ireland by NSAI as well as the more than 30 other companies being certified this morning. It is vital for businesses to understand that Standards are systems that become a company-wide way of doing business that puts the customer and his or her needs at the centre of all you do. ISO certification is not a one-time event – it is just the first step in on-going continuous quality improvement and has become the standard for conducting business in the international arena.”

Concluded Mr Buckley, “Today, Irish businesses are under more pressure financially than in previous years. The most critical priorities for SME’s are still cost reduction and improved efficiencies. Standards have a proven direct positive impact on a company’s business performance. Registration to recognised standards, such as ISO, by an accredited certification body such as NSAI, shows a commitment to quality, customers, and a willingness to work towards improving efficiency. Standards also enhance your company reputation and image in the eyes of customers, employees and shareholders alike.”


Council to build 9km waste pipe into sea

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DUBLIN City Council plans to build a 9km-long pipe into the Irish Sea to dispose of waste water.The council will seek planning permission today for a €200m upgrade of the Ringsend treatment plant, allowing it to process waste from 2.1m people in the council’s regional catchment area before disposing of it offshore. ”The plant is running to over-capacity now, and the only way to accommodate further capacity is to build an outfall (pipe),” a council spokesman said.

“There will be an extension to the works but it’s not going to be significant. The outfall pipe is the significant thing. Long-sea outfalls have been used in some of the largest coastal cities in the world including Barcelona, Miami Beach, Sydney, Boston and Lisbon. As a result, they are known for their vibrant harbours,” he said.

“We’ll be removing the treated water from the sensitive Liffey Estuary to a point further out. Even though the water quality is good in Dublin Bay, you’re moving it (the waste) further away from bathing areas and sensitive wildlife areas. There will be additional treatment capacity and improved odour controls also.”

The €200m extension will be funded by the Department of the Environment, with specialist companies employed to build the pipeline.

Construction is expected to take four years, but An Bord Pleanala may decide to open a public hearing into the project.

By Paul Melia 

Friday, 13th April 2012

The Irish Independent


Irish Distributor for BORIN Manufacturing Inc.

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MP Ryan selected as Irish Distributor for BORIN Manufacturing Inc. in Ireland.

About Borin

BORIN Manufacturing’s ever expanding product base consists of product lines all related to each other and designed for the corrosion industry. It started with a complete line of reference electrodes. This ranged from buried cells to deep sea electrodes to nuclear submarine applications and to the latest technology that the Stelth 7 IR free probe provides. From this beginning it was logical to introduce to the corrosion industry computer technology, in a variety of forms, to facilitate the gathering and presentation of corrosion data.

BORIN Manufacturing has an array of engineering talent that consists of PHD’s in chemistry and metallurgy, staff with master degrees in electronics and computer science and manufacturing engineers with massive amounts of experience in Quality assurance and manufacturing protocols.


Member of the Institute of Corrosion

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MP Ryan was recently welcomed as a New Sustaining Member of the Institute of Corrosion, (ICorr).


Water asset must leave no hole unplugged

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Irish Water is going to be the biggest and could be the most important State-owned asset created by an Irish government.

Yesterday, Phil Hogan, the environment minister, closed off the period for the receipt of submissions in the consultation process on a public water utility.

This is going to be a big beast. It will cost €1.2bn annually to run, employ 4,000 people, operate 15,500 miles of mains water pipes, supply 1.5m customers with 350m gallons of clean water a day, treat sewage and effluent from 1m establishments (equivalent to a population of almost 6m), and install 1.35m water meters [..]

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Conor Keane
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Irish Examiner