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  • Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019 Creating a series of long-term tourism development plans for specific geographical locations, developing new festivals to lengthen the tourism season, and promoting careers in the tourism sector – these are just some of the key initiatives Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Paul Kelly has outline, as he set out plans for 2019. As the tourism agency looks to [...]...
  • Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The senior and highly skilled technical roles are based at the company’s new Galway office. The state-of-the-art facility serves as a Genesys research and development (R&D) hub [...]...
  • Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford Bausch Health Companies will invest to expand contact lens manufacturing capacity at its Bausch + Lomb sites in Waterford, Ireland and Rochester in the US. The company is adding multiple production lines at these two sites to support the manufacture of its innovative daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses. “Bausch + Lomb is one [...]...
  • PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than [...]...
  • Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading innovation. Open access trends are changing the publishing system. Gender equality has gained political momentum. Together, these efforts form a European-wide approach called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It implies that all of society (researchers, [...]...

Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019

  Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019

Creating a series of long-term tourism development plans for specific geographical locations, developing new festivals to lengthen the tourism season, and promoting careers in the tourism sector – these are just some of the key initiatives Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Paul Kelly has outline, as he set out plans for 2019.
As the tourism agency looks to […]

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Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

  Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence

Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The senior and highly skilled technical roles are based at the company’s new Galway office. The state-of-the-art facility serves as a Genesys research and development (R&D) hub […]

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Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford

  Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford

Bausch Health Companies will invest to expand contact lens manufacturing capacity at its Bausch + Lomb sites in Waterford, Ireland and Rochester in the US. The company is adding multiple production lines at these two sites to support the manufacture of its innovative daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses.
“Bausch + Lomb is one […]

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PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

  PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland

Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than […]

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Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

  Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation

More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading innovation. Open access trends are changing the publishing system. Gender equality has gained political momentum. Together, these efforts form a European-wide approach called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It implies that all of society (researchers, […]

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Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms

  Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms

Executives around the world are cooling to the idea of investing internationally in the face of a rising trade tariff war between the US and China, and renewed US sanctions on Iran and Russia, as well as the EU uncertainty created by the looming prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, writes John Whelan.
In its half-yearly assessment […]

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Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

  Teagasc National Dairy Conference to Focus on Sustainability

‘Making Dairy Farming More Sustainable’  is the theme of this year’s Teagasc National Dairy Conference which is taking place at the Rochestown Park Hotel, Cork  on Tuesday, 27 November  and again at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone  on Wednesday, 28 November.
The conference will examine the opportunities for Irish grass fed milk products with industry speakers providing a perspective from […]

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European Investment Fund and Enterprise Ireland Double Business Angels Fund to €40 Million

  European Investment Fund and Enterprise Ireland Double Business Angels Fund to €40 Million

The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation, the Government of Ireland, through Enterprise Ireland, and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have signed an agreement to double the size of the existing European Angels Fund Ireland (EAF Ireland) to €40 million. The European Angels Fund Ireland co-invests alongside approved Business Angels in Irish-based internationally trading SMEs and […]

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Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

  Kevin Lagan Sets Out Investment Plans Following £455 Million Sale

Following the landmark sale of his materials business to Breedon plc in April 2018, Kevin Lagan (pictured) has outlined his plans for the targeted and sustainable growth of his retained companies, Lagan Homes, FastHouse and a new investment arm, Lagan Investments. Kevin, who has been the driving force behind one of Ireland’s most successful construction […]

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Facebook Expands Investment in Ireland

  Facebook Expands Investment in Ireland

Facebook has announced that it is expanding its investment in Ireland by acquiring a long-term lease of 14 acres for a new campus development in the heart of Ballsbridge in Dublin 4 – the premises known as the Bank Centre currently occupied by AIB. The move will see Facebook quadruple its current floorspace to 870,000 […]

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Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

  Inaugural National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards Still Open For Entries

Premier Publishing & Events, in partnership with Irish Manufacturing Research, has launched the inaugural Manufacturing & Supply Chain Awards. The awards are the first of their kind on the island of Ireland to celebrate the manufacturing and production industry. The Manufacturing and Supply Chain Awards will be presented on January 17th, 2019 at the Citywest […]

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Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

  Vox Financial Identifies New Opportunities in Response to Brexit

FinTech consultancy Vox Financial Partners has developed new software that will improve efficiencies in the global financial services industry post Brexit. The Belfast-based banking technology and consultancy firm plans to double its team by 2020 to support business growth and roll out a product solution to delivering over-the-counter (OTC) derivative contracts.
Vox advises on regulatory changes […]

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xSellco Takes Top Spot in 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking

  xSellco Takes Top Spot in 2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Ranking

E-commerce software company xSellco has secured the top spot in Ireland’s best known technology growth index – the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 ranking. The company, which achieved second spot in last year’s ranking, placed one better in 2018 with a growth rate of 2874% over the last four years. xSellco provides innovative products that allow […]

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Irish Foodservice Market Set to Grow by 6.1% to Reach Value of €8.2 Billion in 2018

  Irish Foodservice Market Set to Grow by 6.1% to Reach Value of €8.2 Billion in 2018

Bord Bia has released the findings of its 2018 Irish Foodservice Market Insights Report which shows that Ireland’s foodservice market is set to grow by 6.1% this year to reach a value of €8.2 billion. The report tracks trends in consumer behaviour when eating out of home and also highlights some of the challenges the industry faces […]

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Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

  Flynn to Add 50 New Jobs as it Pushes into New Overseas Markets

Flynn, one of Ireland’s leading contractors and fit out specialists, is adding 50 new jobs to its current workforce over the next two years. This will bring its headcount to a total of over 200 by 2021.
These jobs will be based across its Irish operations and in the company’s London office. The new roles will […]

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Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

  Talent Garden Opens Digital Innovation School

Talent Garden, Europe’s largest digital innovation and co-working hub operator, has opened its Dublin Innovation School with details of two significant Masterclass events taking place this month. The company’s highly regarded digital skills boot camp model has a proven track record in up-skilling entrepreneurs and assisting corporates on their digital transformation journeys across Europe. The […]

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EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

  EU Ban on Throwaway Plastics By 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU. These products, which make up over 70% of marine litter, will be banned from the EU market from 2021, under draft plans approved by the European Parliament.
MEPs added to this list of plastics banned from the […]

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ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Cork

  ILC Dover to Open New Production Facility in Cork

ILC Dover, a global leader in flexible containment solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry, is expanding its Irish production footprint by opening a location in Blarney, County Cork, creating up to 70 jobs over two years. The project is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Welcoming the announcement, Minister for Business, Enterprise & […]

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HBAN Aims to Raise €10 Million From 50 Female Angels

  HBAN Aims to Raise €10 Million From 50 Female Angels

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and an initiative of Enterprise Ireland, InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland, plans to recruit 50 new female business angel investors over the next three years. HBAN will run a series of events to encourage more female investors to invest in ambitious start-ups based […]

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Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

  Dublin Airport North Runway Construction Contract Awarded to Irish-Spanish Consortium

daa has awarded the main construction contract for Dublin Airport’s new North Runway to a joint venture comprising Irish firm Roadbridge and Spanish infrastructure company FCC Construcción (FCC). The contract is for the design and construction of the new 3.1 km North Runway at Dublin Airport. Mobilisation and preparatory site works will begin immediately, and […]

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Winners of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

  Winners of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards

Funded by the Government of Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of its Sustainable Energy Awards. The Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun, Dublin received the Buildings Award. The Awards reward excellence in energy management in businesses, communities and public sector organisations.
The Rediscovery Centre is a creative space in Ballymun connecting […]

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Carrick Therapeutics Co-founder Wins 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  Carrick Therapeutics Co-founder Wins 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Dr Elaine Sullivan (pictured), co-founder and CEO of Carrick Therapeutics, is the winner of the 2018 EY Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year TM (EOY) Award. Carrick Therapeutics was established in 2016 with the aim of building Europe’s leading oncology company. It brings together world-class cancer researchers and drug development experts, backed by some of the most eminent scientific […]

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Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

  Property Bridges Launches Ireland’s First Peer to Peer Property Loans

PropertyBridges.com – a new Irish owned peer to peer property development company – has opened for business and has launched Ireland’s first peer to peer property development investment opportunity. The PropertyBridges.com platform will raise money for small developers, small construction companies and private companies looking to develop housing and match them with thousands of lenders […]

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Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

  Fire Science Firm Efectis Establishes Testing Centre in Northern Ireland

Efectis is establishing a new business in Northern Ireland, offering fire testing services to UK and Ireland based manufacturing businesses who are servicing the construction sector. Seven new roles will be created as part of Efectis’ investment, which is locating at Ulster University’s Fire Safety Engineering Research and Technology Centre in Jordanstown.

Welcoming the investment, Invest Northern Ireland’s […]

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High-profile Business Women Urge Others to Join Development Programme For Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs

  High-profile Business Women Urge Others to Join Development Programme For Ambitious Female Entrepreneurs

The call is open for ambitious female entrepreneurs who are looking to scale their businesses to join the latest cycle of Going for Growth, the award-winning business development programme. Going for Growth is a six-month part-time programme, sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG, which assists ambitious female entrepreneurs to achieve their growth aspirations.
The programme is seeking […]

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Public Consultation Opens on Irish Banking Culture Board

  Public Consultation Opens on Irish Banking Culture Board

A public consultation to inform the establishment of a new, independent Irish Banking Culture Board (IBCB) has opened. The Board is an initiative of the banking industry aiming to rebuild trust in the sector and embed a customer-first culture. Members of the public are invited to share their views via an online survey (yoursaybankingculture.ie) to […]

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Kerry Group Makes Further Strategic Acquisitions

  Kerry Group Makes Further Strategic Acquisitions

Kerry Group, the global taste, nutrition and consumer foods business, has agreed to acquire Fleischmann’s Vinegar Company and AATCO Food Industries for a total consideration of €365 million. The acquisitions further expand Kerry Group’s foundational technology portfolio, as well as strengthening its foodservice and developing markets positioning, in line with its strategic growth priorities.
These acquisitions […]

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ISME Expresses Concern With Lowest Price Bid Tendering

  ISME Expresses Concern With Lowest Price Bid Tendering

Following the award of school building contracts to Western Building Services after fire defects had been identified, ISME, the Irish SME association, has expressed concern with how public works contracts are granted to the lowest cost tenderers.
Commenting on Western Building Services investigation, ISME Vice Chair Ross McCarthy noted: “While we do not know the details surrounding structural safety […]

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Diaceutics is Developing a Data Science Platform in Belfast to Improve Patient Diagnostic Testing Globally

  Diaceutics is Developing a Data Science Platform in Belfast to Improve Patient Diagnostic Testing Globally

Precision Medicine and diagnostics commercialisation service provider, Diaceutics, is investing £2 million in R&D to create a new data platform leveraging data from global clinical laboratories, which will improve the way patients are tested in advance of treatment. Invest Northern Ireland has offered the company over £480,000 towards its project which is expected to leverage […]

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Irish Business Leaders Struggling to Balance Demands of Employees, Customers and Citizens

  Irish Business Leaders Struggling to Balance Demands of Employees, Customers and Citizens

Irish business leaders are struggling to cope with the demands of the three groups they need to serve in order to thrive: employees, customers and the wider society. The majority of Irish organizations (60 percent) currently prioritize the needs of their customers over those of employees (51 percent) and society as a whole (28 percent), […]

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