Tánaiste Simon Coveney with Oscar (6) and Peter Creighton, managing director of Reliance at the opening of the company’s new facility in Limerick. Reliance, headquartered in Cork, is the Irish distribution partner for Universal Robots, which makes  collaborative robots (cobots) to assist businesses carry out repetitive tasks,  freeing up employees for more rewarding roles. Photograph: Julien Behal Photography

A distributor of industrial maintenance and automation products formally opened a new 6,0000sq ft facility in Limerick on Friday following a €500,000 (...)