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Dawn Farms to Invest €25 Million in Research, Creating 150 Jobs Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017 Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning Direct Flights Between Cork and North America Announced
 
Dawn Farms to Invest €25 Million in Research, Creating 150 Jobs

Dawn Farms to Invest €25 Million in Research, Creating 150 Jobs

Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017

Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017

Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning

Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning

Direct Flights Between Cork and North America Announced

Direct Flights Between Cork and North America Announced

Dawn Farms to Invest €25 Million in Research, Creating 150 Jobs

Dawn Farms to Invest €25 Million in Research, Creating 150 Jobs

24 February 2017

Meat ingredient supplier Dawn Farms announced plans to create 150 new jobs over the next five years. The investment by Dawn Farms which will amount to over €25m over the period is focussed on enhancing the company’s R&D capabilities at its Meat Science & Innovation Centre in Naas and is supported by the Department of […]

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Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017

Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017

24 February 2017

Fourteen client companies will showcase their communications technology solutions on the Ireland Pavilion at Mobile World Congress which takes places in Barcelona from the 27 February to 2 March 2017, Enterprise Ireland announced on Thursday. The 14 exhibitors on the Ireland Pavilion comprise of three High Potential Start-Up companies and 11 established companies showcasing in […]

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Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning

Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning

24 February 2017

OnCareer Zoo, which takes place at The Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday, 11th March from 10am to 5pm, was officially launched on Wednesday by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor. Employers hiring at the March event will include e-commerce giant Jet.com, internet of things company PTC, biopharma leaders BMS, performance marketing engine […]

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Direct Flights Between Cork and North America Announced

Direct Flights Between Cork and North America Announced

24 February 2017

Cork Chamber welcomed the Norwegian Air’s Thursday announcement that it will offer direct flights between Cork Airport and Providence in Rhode Island, less than an hour’s drive from Boston, Massachusetts. New North American routes were also announced from Dublin, Belfast and Shannon airports. “The opening of new flights between Cork and Boston, to be followed later by […]

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One Third of Irish Hotels Have Changed Hands Since 2011

One Third of Irish Hotels Have Changed Hands Since 2011

23 February 2017

One third of Irish hotels have changed hands since 2011, according to a study from property consultants, Savills Ireland. The combined sales value over the five-year period was approximately €2.4 billion. The highest number of hotel sales occurred in the larger cities of Dublin, Cork and Limerick. “Hotel development, like many areas of the property […]

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Two Start Fund Competitions

Enterprise Ireland Announces Two Start Fund Competitions

23 February 2017

Two Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competitions worth a total of €1 million in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to international entrepreneurs and recent graduates on Wednesday 8 March 2017. Up to twenty successful applicants will receive high-level business development support and an investment of up to €50,000 each. The CSF is designed […]

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Ricoh Announces 110 Jobs and €6.5 Million Investment in New Irish HQ

Ricoh Announces 110 Jobs and €6.5 Million Investment in New Irish HQ

23 February 2017

Technology company Ricoh announced on Thursday plans to more than double Irish staff base to 190 in next three years. Ricoh currently employs 80 people in Ireland after creating 30 jobs here in the last 18 months. Ricoh also announced the opening of its new Irish headquarters on the back of a €6.5 million investment.  The […]

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Ireland Records Lowest Annual Inflation in the Eurozone

Ireland Records Lowest Annual Inflation in the Eurozone

22 February 2017

Ireland’s annual inflation rate was recorded as 0.2% in January 2017, the lowest in the Euro Area which saw an inflation rate of 1.8% , up from 1.1% in December 2016, according to figures released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on Wednesday.  In January 2016 the rate was 0.3%. European Union annual inflation […]

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153 Dublin Jobs Announced in Four Companies

153 Dublin Jobs Announced in Four Companies

22 February 2017

The creation of 153 new jobs for Dublin from four North American and European high-growth companies was announced on Wednesday by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor. The new jobs are being created by technology companies working in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) area across a range of activities such as software engineering, R&D, […]

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Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

Price of Basic Metals Rises 12.1 Percent

22 February 2017

The price of basic metals rose 12.1 % in January while other factory gate prices remained relatively stable, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday. Total monthly factory gate prices increased by 0.2% in January compared to the previous month, and fell by 0.1 % compared to Janaury 2016. The price […]

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Glanbia Proposes Sale of Dairy Ireland as Earnings Per Share Increases 11.2 Percent

Glanbia Proposes Sale of Dairy Ireland as Earnings Per Share Increases 11.2 Percent

22 February 2017

Nutrition company Glanbia announced the proposed sale of 60% of Dairy Ireland on Wednesday as results for the year 2016 were released, showing an increase in adjusted Earnings Per Share  to 87.66 cent, up 11.2% from 2015. This marks the seventh year in a row of double-digit earnings for the group. “ It has been an […]

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Employment Increased 3.3 Percent in 2016

Employment Increased 3.3 Percent in 2016

21 February 2017

There was an annual increase in employment of 65,100 (3.3%) in 2016, bringing total employment to 2,048,100, according to the Quarterly National Household Survey released by the CSO on Tuesday.  This compares with an annual increase of 57,500 (2.9%) in employment in the previous quarter and an increase of 2.3% or 44,100 in the year […]

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Kerry Group Chief Executive to Retire as 2016 Results Show 7.1 Percent Trading Profit Increase

Kerry Group Chief Executive to Retire as 2016 Results Show 7.1 Percent Trading Profit Increase

21 February 2017

Trading profit for the food company, Kerry Group, increased by 7.1% to €750 million in 2016, according to preliminary results released on Tuesday. The report also announced that Stan McCarthy, who became Chief Executive of the Group in January 2008, will retire as Chief Executive on September 30 and as a Director of the Group […]

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Air Cleaners in Food Storage Warehouses – A New Sizing Tool

Air Cleaners in Food Storage Warehouses – A New Sizing Tool

21 February 2017

Post provided by Camfil. Food Quality is of the utmost importance for Food and Beverage manufacturing. Ensuring that food is delivered to your customers to the highest standard is key for brand image and customer satisfaction. Have you noticed dust build up in your storage warehouses? Are products being affected by Dust problems? Are vehicle exhausts […]

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Survey Indicates 98 Percent of Irish Companies Have no Brexit Plan

Survey Indicates 98 Percent of Irish Companies Have no Brexit Plan

20 February 2017

The September – December 2016 InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, issued on Monday, shows that 98 percent of businesses surveyed have no plan in place to deal with the consequences of a British exit from the EU. The report also showed that 37 percent of construction companies surveyed reported difficulties recruiting skilled labour, with 33 per […]

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Survey Reveals Pay and Conditions in Small Firms

Survey Reveals Pay and Conditions in Small Firms

20 February 2017

A survey on employment pay and conditions in 576 small companies employing 12,903 employees, released by the Small Firms Association on Monday, shows that 34%  of those companies surveyed pay maternity benefit above Social Welfare while only 22% pay paternity benefit above Social Welfare. The survey also showed that the average rates of basic pay varied from […]

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Taoiseach Unveils Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Finalists

Taoiseach Unveils Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur Finalists

17 February 2017

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, today unveiled on Thursday the 24 finalists from around the country who will battle it out in the National Final of Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition. A record 1,842 young entrepreneurs, aged between 18 and 35, have taken part in this year’s IBYE. The competition has progressed through county and […]

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Microsoft to Hire 600 People in Dublin

Microsoft to Hire 600 People in Dublin

17 February 2017

Microsoft announced on Friday plans to hire 600 people, according to IDA Ireland. Following the selection of Dublin as the location for one of four global Inside Sales Centres, 500 new roles have been created with immediate effect. The Company also announced that it is recruiting a further 100 people across its existing operations in […]

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Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

Kingspan Full Year Report Shows Revenue up 12 Percent in 2016

17 February 2017

Full year results for Cavan-based building materials producer, Kingspan, released on Friday, showed revenue up 12% to €3.1 billion in 2016.  Trading profit was up 33% to €340.9 million, while acquisitions contributed 11% to sales growth and 7% to trading profit growth in the year. “2016 was another record year for Kingspan,” Kingspan Chief Executive Gene […]

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What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

17 February 2017

Post written by Ian Collins, Partner at EY Ireland. Previously published on Fora.ie The burden for small firms investing in research should be lifted. Ireland’s tax regime already ranks among the best in class internationally and allows companies to claim significant cash refunds for their research efforts – in turn facilitating the creation of jobs and ultimately […]

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OncoMark Secures €2.1 Million Investment to Commercialise Breast Cancer Diagnostic Test

OncoMark Secures €2.1 Million Investment to Commercialise Breast Cancer Diagnostic Test

16 February 2017

OncoMark, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, announced on Wednesday that it has secured €2.1 million to fund the commercialisation of OncoMark’s lead product, OncoMasTR, which it plans to launch in 2018. OncoMasTR is a novel prognostic test for early-stage breast cancer that will reduce the number of breast cancer patients receiving unnecessary chemotherapy. OncoMark […]

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ICON Report 12.4 Percent Net Income Increase For 2016

ICON Report 12.4 Percent Net Income Increase For 2016

16 February 2017

Irish-based drug developer ICON reported on Thursday its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year, 2016, showing that the fourth quarter net revenue grew 7.9% year on year to $435.1 million from $403.3 in 2015. This represented 8.4% constant currency growth and 4.2% constant dollar organic growth year on year. Income from operations in […]

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Phase Two Extension of 'The Mill' Enterprise Hub Opens in Drogheda

Phase Two Extension of ‘The Mill’ Enterprise Hub Opens in Drogheda

16 February 2017

The Minister for Small Business, Pat Breen, officially opened the Phase two extension of The Mill in Drogheda, County Louth, on Thursday. The Enterprise Hub was named The ‘Mill’ in recognition of Drogheda’s proud commercial and industrial heritage dating back to the early 1800’s, but is now staking it’s claim as one of the leading […]

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European Parliament Approves Trade Agreement with Canada

European Parliament Approves Trade Agreement with Canada

15 February 2017

The EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which aims to boost goods and services trade and investment flows, was approved by the European Parliament on Wednesday. The landmark trade deal could apply provisionally from as early as April 2017. “By adopting CETA, we chose openness and growth and high standards over protectionism and stagnation,” […]

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Record Level of Exports in 2016

Record Level of Exports in 2016

15 February 2017

Exports totalled more than €116 billion in 2016, the highest annual total on record, according to preliminary figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Wednesday. This is an increase of €4.5 billion (4%) over 2015. Imports in 2016 decreased by €507 million (1%) to €69.60 billion compared with 2015 while the preliminary trade surplus for […]

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Indeed to Hire 500 New Dublin Staff

Indeed to Hire 500 New Dublin Staff

15 February 2017

Job website Indeed announced on Wednesday expansion plans for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), adding 500 new employees over the next two years. The company has already started recruiting for sales, client services, HR, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations roles, which will help companies across EMEA to […]

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The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

15 February 2017

Post provided by Mazars. From building technologies and enhanced decision-making systems, the advances in both digital technology and connectivity with established engineering systems and principles has created the much needed drive for innovation in the construction sector. Given recent opportunities and prior reflections, owners and practitioners alike should seek efficient projects, lower costs, advance materials […]

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Dublin Office Tenants 'Pre-Letting' Space In Buildings That Have Not Yet Been Constructed

Dublin Office Tenants ‘Pre-Letting’ Space In Buildings That Have Not Yet Been Constructed

14 February 2017

There has been a surge in office “pre-letting” – the practice of tenants committing to lease contracts before a building has even been constructed – accounting for 28,000 square meters (44%) of all the Dublin office space leased in Q4 2016, property consultants Savills said on Monday. In Dublin 2 and 4, where the demand […]

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NGINX to Establish EMEA Headquarters in Cork

NGINX to Establish EMEA Headquarters in Cork

14 February 2017

Web server developer NGINX, Inc. announced on Monday plans to establish a new headquarters for EMEA in Cork, creating 100 tech jobs over the next three years in specialties including sales, marketing, finance, business development, software architecture, engineering, and research and development. “By launching our EMEA headquarters in Cork we’ll be able to better serve our […]

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BrowserStack to Establish International Headquarters in Dublin

BrowserStack to Establish International Headquarters in Dublin

14 February 2017

Mobile and web testing platform BrowserStack has operationalized its devise Mobile Data Center in Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor announced on Tuesday. Mitchell O’Connor also announced that BrowserStack will expand its Dublin operations and plans to employ world class talent to lead the development of the next generation of mobile and web […]

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HSA Develops Free Online Course to Help Employers Manage Workplace Bullying

HSA Develops Free Online Course to Help Employers Manage Workplace Bullying

13 February 2017

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has created a free short online course, aimed at assisting employers in managing workplace bullying complaints, accessible through https://hsalearning.ie. The 30-minute course is intended help employers and managers to understand the nature of bullying complaints and to deal with them appropriately. Employers and managers need to upskill themselves in order […]

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January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

January Sees “Near-Record” Rise in Construction Employment

13 February 2017

Activity in the Irish construction sector rose sharply in January on the back of higher new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report, released on Monday. The survey highlighted a near-record rise in employment as companies responded to greater workloads. The rate of input cost inflation quickened to the sharpest since February 2007 […]

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Founder of THEYA Healthcare Shortlisted for Cartier Awards

Founder of THEYA Healthcare Shortlisted for Cartier Awards

10 February 2017

Irish entrepreneur, Ciara Donlon, founder and CEO of medical device company THEYA Healthcare has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2017 Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards. Ciara is the only Irish entrepreneur shortlisted for the European Award category alongside an entrepreneur from Russia and an entrepreneur from the UK. The Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards are an […]

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Three Agencies Upgrade Eir's Credit Rating

Three Agencies Upgrade Eir’s Credit Rating

10 February 2017

Eir announced on Friday that all three ratings agencies; Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s, and Fitch Ratings have each upgraded their credit rating for eircom Holdings (Ireland ) Limited, trading as eir. These upgrades reflect eir’s improved operational and financial performance as the Company continues its successful business transformation. Moody’s, S&P and Fitch previously […]

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Shard Capital Launches Venture Capital Fund

Shard Capital Launches Venture Capital Fund

10 February 2017

Shard Capital Partners LLP announcesd on Thursday the launch and first closing of the Suir Valley Venture Fund of Suir Valley Funds ICAV, the first Irish focused venture capital fund in Ireland that uses a regulated fund with a fully regulated Alternative Investment Fund Manager. The Fund invests in early stage software companies in the […]

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Accenture Launches R&D Hub 'The Dock', Announces 300 Jobs

Accenture Launches R&D Hub ‘The Dock’, Announces 300 Jobs

10 February 2017

Accenture announced on Friday plans to hire more than 300 technology and design professionals in Ireland this year. This includes 100 new roles at The Dock, the company’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub, which was officially opened the same day.  The Dock has capacity for more than 200 professionals to co-create new services and solutions. […]

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Mean Weekly Earnings Increased by One Percent Between 2011 and 2014

Mean Weekly Earnings Increased by One Percent Between 2011 and 2014

09 February 2017

Both mean and median weekly earnings for all employment increased by one percent in the period 2011 to 2014, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Thursday. There was an increase of 1.5 percent in mean weekly earnings for females for the same period while mean earnings for males remained unchanged. […]

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Enterprise Ireland Invested €32 Million Into Start-Ups in 2016

Enterprise Ireland Invested €32 Million Into Start-Ups in 2016

09 February 2017

State agency Enterprise Ireland announced on Thursday that it invested €32 million in Irish start-ups in 2016 and supported a total of 229 start-up companies, the highest number to date in a single year. Investment was provided in the form of Competitive Start Funds (CSFs) and High Potential Start-Up (HSPU) funding. Over 400 entrepreneurs and […]

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