December 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives increased funding for peace programs in the north of Ireland to $2 million as part of a Fiscal Year 2020 government spending package, expected to be signed by the President on Friday. This substantial increase is a result of an amendment offered by Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) in June to the Fiscal Year 2020 State, Foreign Operations Appropriations.
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Almac Group and Exostar Collaborate to offer Better IRT Experience 
Standardizes integration and frictionless identity management integration for BioPharma
Souderton, PA, USA, 12 Dec 2019 – Almac Clinical Technologies, a member of the Almac Group, has today announced the launch of a standardized, operationally-proven integration between its Interactive Response Technology (IRT) platform – IXRS® 3 and Exostar’s Identity and Access Management Platform.

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Congratulations to Irish America Magazine’s 2019 Irish Business 100 honorees, especially Irish Chamber members:

Eileen McDonnell, Chair & CEO of The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company
Liam Kelly, CEO of Teleflex
Kevin Kent, Chairman of the Irish American Business Chamber & Network, and Partner at Conrad O’Brien

Philly’s Free Library cardholders can now access 11 cultural sites for free
by Ellie Rushing
The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Free Library of Philadelphia’s new experience pass now gives resident cardholders the ability to make free reservations at 11 of the city’s top cultural attractions.

The experience pass, which launched Monday, allows Philadelphians 18 and older to use their library cards to reserve tickets to science centers, botanical gardens, art museums, and historical sites that typically charge entry fees, at no cost.

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Almac’s W5 STEM Program Scoops “Innovation in Sponsorship” Award

Craigavon, N.I., 6 December 2019 –  Almac Group is delighted to announce Almac has won the “Innovation in Sponsorship” award during this year’s Irish Sponsorship Awards ceremony in Dublin.

This award, given annually, recognizes “a distinct new method or unique approach to a sponsorship activation, partnership or initiative” and we received the award in recognition of our unique and innovative £1 million sponsorship agreement with W5, the interactive discovery center in Belfast. As announced previously, this partnership, a first of its kind in Ireland, has resulted in a comprehensive STEM learning program based at W5 that aims to improve access to STEM education and promote exciting career possibilities available through pursuing STEM subjects.