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Microsoft planning to cut 2,850 more jobs

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Actavo records pre-tax profit of nearly €18m for 2015

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DMS Announce Expansion at its Irish Operations

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Guinness sales boost Diageo performance

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Microsoft planning to cut 2,850 more jobs

29 July 2016

Microsoft has announced that it will cutting an additional 2,850 jobs in 2017 than it had previously announced in May 2016. Microsoft has has laid off over 10 percent of its workforce in the last two years. Some 2,850 positions will be culled during the next fiscal year according to the company’s latest filing. After purchasing […]

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Actavo records pre-tax profit of nearly €18m for 2015

28 July 2016

Actavo has recorded a pre-tax profit of €17.9m last year, compared with €14.3m in 2014. Denis O’Brien’s engineering company which has a global workforce of over 5,000, generated revenues of €431m for the period, a rise of €107m from the previous year. Around 70% of Actavo’s turnover for the year ending 31 December 2015 came […]

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DMS Announce Expansion at its Irish Operations

28 July 2016

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today officially announced the expansion of DMS operations in Ireland, with the opening of their bespoke, modern office in Dublin which will accommodate their growing team. Building on their success to date, DMS plan to hire an additional 50 new staff, in risk, trade execution, […]

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Guinness sales boost Diageo performance

28 July 2016

Sales of Guinness sales both on the island of Ireland and globally rose by 4% in the year to the end of June, according to results announced from Diageo. Diageo said the increase was due to “continued successful innovations” from its Brewers project. “Hop House 13 Lager has proven to be a stand out success gaining […]

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Advanced Material Handling Technologies from Crown at IMHX 2016

28 July 2016

Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, will showcase a full line-up of products and forward-thinking technologies on stand 10J61 at IMHX 2016, being staged at the NEC Birmingham from 13th to 16th September 2016.  In modern material handling, the constant need for improved productivity, connectivity and cost control leads to increased efforts […]

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Simco Nederland BV announces Pneumatics & Sensors Ireland as their new representative

27 July 2016

Simco Nederland BV is pleased with the appointment of Pneumatics & Sensors Ireland as their new representative starting August 1st 2016. Simco Nederland BV develops, manufactures and supplies ionisation equipment with the brand name Simco-Ion to industrial companies all across EMEA. As worldwide leader Simco-Ion products provide a perfect solution for many static electricity related […]

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PTC Establishes IoT Solutions Group R&D Centre in Dublin

27 July 2016

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today announced that PTC (NASDAQ: PTC), a global provider of technology platforms and solutions that transform how companies create, operate, and service the “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT), will create 50 new jobs at its newly established research and development centre in  Dublin. […]

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€27 million in funding secured for Irish energy research projects under Horizon 2020

27 July 2016

Irish research institutions and industry have consistently won funding for energy-related research under the EU Horizon 2020 programme with over €27 million in funding secured to date. As the programme’s National Delegate, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has been supporting many of these organisations in their Horizon 2020 bids, as well as providing […]

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Centre Parcs creating 1000 jobs for Longford

27 July 2016

Center Parcs UK has announced that it will be creating 1,000 permanent jobs after An Bord Pleanála granted them full planning permission for a €230 million holiday village park in Longford. 750 construction jobs will also be created by the project, which will see more than 400 holiday lodges being built in a forest near Ballymahon. […]

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EU Sets New Targets to Reduce Energy Emissions

27 July 2016

At last year’s Paris climate talk, 196 countries agreed to take action to keep global warming from rising 2C above pre-industrial levels.

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Central Bank Revises Irish Growth Projections

27 July 2016

After Brexit, the Central Bank has revised its growth projections for the Irish economy for the next year.

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Apple iPhone Sales Fall

27 July 2016

While Apple iPhone sales fell for the last two consecutive quarters, it was 15% less than they had planned. The company’s revenue dropped by 14.6% in the third quarter with ended on June 25th.

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PTC Creates 50 Jobs in Dublin

27 July 2016

PTC plans to create 50 new jobs in Dublin in 2018. The firm focuses on technologies in the Internet of Things. The company will set up a new research development office and investment supported by IDA Ireland.

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Iarnród Éireann Announces Strike Warning

27 July 2016

Iarnród Éireann union announces warning of a strike. The train drivers plan to take industrial action if they do not see improvements in their terms and conditions, such as a shorter work week.

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Permanent TSB Sees Post-Tax Profit

27 July 2016

For the first half of the year, Permanent TSP reports a post tax profit of €80m, which is the first recorded profit since 2007.

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Pharma giant creating 40 new jobs for Waterford

26 July 2016

Sanofi is enacting a name-change at its Waterford plant, bringing  in 40 new staff as it changes the site’s name from Genzyme Waterford to Sanofi Waterford. “Since Sanofi acquired Genzyme globally in 2011, the Waterford operation has been increasingly closely-integrated within Sanofi Industrial Affairs so this is the logical next step as we plan for […]

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CoreHR announces 300 new positions

25 July 2016

Cork headquartered software company CoreHR has announced 300 new positions at its offices in Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin today. A small number of jobs will be in the UK, where CoreHR also has a presence. The roles will be across product and development, professional services, customer support, and sales & marketing. The move will see the company more […]

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150 jobs at risk in Renewable Power project in Mayo

25 July 2016

The construction of a €180m Mayo Renewable Power project in Killala has been suspended due to financial difficulties. The company issued a suspension notice to its main contractor last week. More than 150 jobs are now at risk in the project which Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched at the end of 2015. Mayo Renewable Power said it […]

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John Sisk lands major IFSC contract

22 July 2016

Kennedy Wilson, a Los Angeles-based real estate investment firm has appointed Irish contractor John Sisk & Son to build a 660,000sq ft waterfront development in Dublin’s docklands. The development is one of the largest Irish commercial property contracts awarded in recent years.  Kennedy Wilson, which set up in Dublin in 2011 and has since spent €1.2 […]

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Chanelle Group Accelerates Export Growth

21 July 2016

Chanelle Group, which is the largest Irish-owned manufacturer of human and veterinary pharmaceutical products in Ireland, is undertaking a €70 million investment programme to accelerate the company’s growth and respond to the evolving needs of its customers worldwide. Headquartered in Loughrea, County Galway, Chanelle Group currently employs 375 people worldwide. The 15 acre site at […]

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Portwest creating 55 jobs for Westport

21 July 2016

Portwest, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of personal protective clothing and equipment based in Westport, has announced the creation of 55 new jobs over the next four years. The Portwest brand is sold in over 100 countries worldwide and turnover is also expected to rise from the current level of €125 million to €250 million […]

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50 jobs at risk in Bank of Ireland

21 July 2016

Bank of Ireland is to close eight of its branches in across its network in Northern Ireland which may result in 50 redundancies. Staff affected by the closures will be able to transfer, redeploy, or relocate to other roles within Bank of Ireland, or apply for voluntary redundancy. The lender said this is being done “where […]

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Chopped creating 30 jobs in newly opened store

21 July 2016

Chopped, the health-focused fast-food retailer has opened a new outlet in Blanchardstown Shopping Centre in Dublin. The new outlet will be retailers biggest in the chain’s portfolio creating 30 new jobs and is an equal partnership between Chopped and franchisee Cathal Pendred and involves an investment of €250,000. Cathal Pendred was announced as Chopped’s first official franchisee […]

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NEW GM FOR SOLUTIONSPT

21 July 2016

Industrial IT provider, SolutionsPT, has announced the promotion of Sue Roche to General Manager.   SolutionsPT specialises in providing industrial IT services to assist manufacturers in improving operational efficiencies, through operational intelligence, disaster resilience, cyber security and mobile technology solutions. The company is also the sole-authorised distributor in the UK and Ireland for Schneider-owned Wonderware. […]

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Compliance & Risks creating 50 jobs for Cork

20 July 2016

Cork-based Compliance & Risks has announced that it will be adding 50 new jobs to its workforce over the next three years. Most of the jobs will be based at the company’s Cork headquarters in Little Island in the areas of research, software development, client support, sales and account management. The company helps manufacturers, retailers and […]

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State set to save millions on new deal with the IPHA

20 July 2016

The Government and the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association have agreed on a deal that result in savings of €750 million for the Department of Health. However, opponents of the agreement claim it is a “big promise but a bad deal” and say it will block access to biosimilar medicines. The four-year deal between the IPHA and the Government is […]

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eBay jobs at risk in Dundalk

20 July 2016

Efforts are under way to secure the future of eBay in Dundalk, according to a Government TD. In a statement this afternoon, Peter Fitzpatrick said that over the last eight weeks questions had been raised about the future of the company in the Co Louth town. He reassured workers at ebay that efforts are underway to […]

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Pfizer creating 350 new jobs

20 July 2016

Pfizer has announced that it will be creating up to 350 new jobs with its latest multimillion euro expansion of its Grange Castle Campus in Dublin. The pharmaceutical company is planning to build a five-storey biopharma manufacturing unit , adding more than 34,500sq m to its current footprint on what is already one of the largest biotechnology plants in […]

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Swiss company Endress+Hauser to establish international SAP IT Hub in Kill, Co. Kildare, creating 20 jobs

19 July 2016

The Swiss process automation company Endress+Hauser has announced it is to establish an international SAP IT Hub, in Kill, Co. Kildare, creating 20 jobs over five years. The company offers comprehensive process automation products, solutions and services across pressure, level, flow, analytics and temperature allowing customers to optimise their processes to achieve greater efficiency, safety […]

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Sigmar Recruitment to more than double its workforce

18 July 2016

Sigmar Recruitment has announced that it plans to take on 150 new employees, doubling the size of its company. The new jobs are in recruitment, sales and digital marketing and both experienced and graduate level openings are being filled. They will be based in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Kerry. The company said it is establishing a centre of excellence […]

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Oakland International Red Ribbon Innovation Award

18 July 2016

Against strong competition, family business Oakland International secured Highly Commended at the National Red Ribbon Awards held at Wembley Stadium in London on Friday 15th July 2016 in The Innovation Award category for their specialist Distress Load Management Service.   Oakland International CEO, Dean Attwell, stated: “As a family business receiving Highly Commended in The […]

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Survey: Almost half of Irish businesses would hide data breach from customers

14 July 2016

Ward Solutions, Ireland’s leading information security provider, has revealed the results of a new survey that found almost half (46%) of Irish businesses wouldn’t disclose a data security breach to impacted third parties, including customers and suppliers. This is despite 33% of Irish businesses admitting that they have suffered a data breach in the past […]

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Kaseya opens new EMEA headquarters in Dublin creating 10 jobs

14 July 2016

Enterprise software player Kaseya, has opened a new Dublin based EMEA headquarters, employing 10 more tech jobs. The bigger office at Custom House Plaza in Dublin will house 40 employees, with room to expand to a staff of 70, reflecting Kaseya’s consistently growing presence throughout Europe. Miguel Lopez, general manager of Kaseya said,“We’re committed to our customers […]

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Iceland creates 55 new jobs for Dublin and Tipperary

13 July 2016

Iceland, the frozen food store has recently created a total of 55 jobs at its new stores in Dublin and Tipperary. The new jobs will bring the number of Irish Iceland workers to 250 across 12 stores. Managing Director of Iceland Ireland Ron Metcalfe said: “We’re delighted to announce the additions of our new Dublin and […]

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BoyleSports buys four Hacketts stores

13 July 2016

BoyleSports, the country’s largest independent bookmaker has announced that it has purchased four recently-closed Hacketts outlets.  The betting shops, placed in the control of High Court-appointed liquidators Ken Tyrell and Declan McDonald of PwC in June, will be reopened immediately and rebranded as BoyleSports outlets. Following the news Hacketts had gone into liquidation, BoyleSports indicated that […]

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Gourmet Food Parlour creating 15 new jobs in Swords

13 July 2016

Gourmet Food Parlour has announced that it will be creating 15 new jobs in Swords with an investment of €500,000 in a new store expansion due for completion in August. Gourmet Food Parlour own branches in Swords, Malahide and Dun Laoghaire and run successful kitchen partnerships with House on Leeson St and 37 Dawson St. Their catering […]

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John Phelan appointed National Director of Halo

13 July 2016

HBAN, the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, today announces the appointment of John Phelan as National Director. A successful entrepreneur, John will use his own experience to lead one of Ireland’s most influential and successful start-up support bodies; enabling early-stage enterprises to access funds and valuable expertise from business angels […]

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Virgin Media to take over UTV Ireland

13 July 2016

ITV has announced that it will be selling UTV Ireland to Virgin Media for €10m. The acquisition is expected to take some months before it is completed due both parties having to wait for clearance by the regulators. Virgin Media already owns UTV Ireland rival station TV3. The agreement includes a 10 year deal covering rights […]

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