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New independence referendum backed by Scottish parliament Damovo announces new Dublin jobs Dublin Airport named one of world’s best airports Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative
 
New independence referendum backed by Scottish parliament

New independence referendum backed by Scottish parliament

Damovo announces new Dublin jobs

Damovo announces new Dublin jobs

Dublin Airport named one of world’s best airports

Dublin Airport named one of world’s best airports

Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative

Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative

New independence referendum backed by Scottish parliament

New independence referendum backed by Scottish parliament

29 March 2017

The Scottish parliament has voted to back First Minister Nicola Sturgeon’s bid to hold a new independence referendum in late 2018 or 2019. Once the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU become clearer, Sturgeon will seek permission from the British parliament in London to press forward with preparations for a referendum. Sturgeon has […]

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Damovo announces new Dublin jobs

Damovo announces new Dublin jobs

29 March 2017

Technology company Damovo has announced 30 new roles at its Global Services Centre in Dublin. Recruitment is underway for the roles in project management, project co-ordinators and Avaya technical support. Damovo offers unified communications and collaboration solutions, enterprise networks, contact centres and global IT managed services. It established in 2001 and currently employs 40 people […]

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Dublin Airport named one of world’s best airports

Dublin Airport named one of world’s best airports

28 March 2017

Dublin Airport is one of the best 10 airports in the world, according to a new international survey based on passenger ratings. Users of the travel website eDreams have ranked Dublin tenth best airport in the world last year. Helsinki-Vantaa was named the world’s best airport, while Berlin Schönefeld was found to be the worst […]

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Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative

Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative

28 March 2017

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has launched Vodafone and SIRO’s national Gigabit Hub Initiative, which aims to spark a digital transformation in 15 towns across Ireland. A first of its kind, the companies will offer a 1 Gigabit broadband connection to qualifying business, technology and start up hubs free of charge […]

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Air routes from Cork and Dublin to Chicago from €139

Air routes from Cork and Dublin to Chicago from €139

28 March 2017

Low-cost Icelandic carrier WOW air has announced new routes from Dublin and Cork to Chicago, with fares starting in July from €139 one way including taxes. WOW already operates US routes from Ireland to New York, Miami, LA, San Francisco and Pittsburgh. “The addition of Chicago to WOW air’s growing list of destinations is part […]

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Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

27 March 2017

According to a study by PwC, robotics and artificial intelligence could affect almost a third of UK jobs by the 2030s. However, the report also predicted that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear and that automation could create more wealth and additional jobs elsewhere in the economy. Jobs in manufacturing and […]

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Boulder Media to expand Dublin studio

Boulder Media to expand Dublin studio

27 March 2017

Boulder Media, which was acquired in 2016 by Hasbro, Inc, is adding several new animation positions to its operations in Dublin. To house the expanded team, Boulder Media will be relocating to a larger studio space in the summer. The Studio, which currently employs a crew of 160, is significantly ramping up its hiring to […]

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€3m investment for Sandyford business district

€3m investment for Sandyford business district

27 March 2017

More than €3 million is to be invested in improving Sandyford’s business district over the next five years. Funded by the 1,000 companies based across the area’s four industrial parks, the new Sandyford Business Improvement District Council (SBID) aims to introduce a number of initiatives to make the area a better place to live and […]

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22 Ulster Bank branches to close in Republic

22 Ulster Bank branches to close in Republic

24 March 2017

As part of a major restructuring of the business, Ulster Bank has announced it will close 22 of its branches in the Republic by the end of September. The restructuring will also result in 220 redundancies and approximately 8% of its workforce leaving the business. Staff were informed of the bank’s plans on Thursday and […]

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New jobs for Dublin and Cork

New jobs for Dublin and Cork

24 March 2017

Ecommerce firm eShopWorld has announced it will create up to 250 new high-end jobs over the next three years. The announcement coincided with the official opening of its global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords, Co. Dublin by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton. The jobs announcement is part of a €25 million […]

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Datapac awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland

Datapac awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland

24 March 2017

Datapac, a leading technology solutions and services provider in Ireland, today announced that it has been awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland. The HP Partner Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding performance and accomplishments that raise the standard for business excellence, innovation, growth and customer satisfaction. Datapac became HP’s first Irish […]

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PayPal donates over €55,000 to Irish charities

PayPal donates over €55,000 to Irish charities

23 March 2017

PayPal has announced it has donated over €55,000 ($60,000) to seven Irish charities. Five of the charities received funding through the PayPal Gives initiative, a fund that supports and recognises PayPal employees who participate in charitable giving, volunteering and fundraising activities. A further two charities received donations through the PayPal Financial Inclusion Charity Grant Programme. […]

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Entrepreneurs Awards adds €5000 to prize fund

Entrepreneurs Awards adds €5000 to prize fund

23 March 2017

As part of its 2017 Awards Programme, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland has added an extra €5,000 to the winnings that applicants can compete for. The initiative recognises and rewards the most innovative ideas and energetic entrepreneurs to solve social problems in Ireland. The top eight entrepreneurs are offered an immediate €10,000 in unrestricted funding and a […]

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FinTech company to create 200 jobs in Dublin

FinTech company to create 200 jobs in Dublin

23 March 2017

Fenergo, a provider of Client Lifecycle Management software solutions for investment, corporate and private banks, has announced the creation of 200 new jobs, bringing its total global employee base to 500. The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, are across many areas of the business and will begin immediately with […]

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Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland launch roadshow for female entrepreneurs

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland launch roadshow for female entrepreneurs

22 March 2017

Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, has announced the second nationwide Fuelling Ambition “Steps to Success” roadshow targeting existing and potential female entrepreneurs. The aim of the roadshow is to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs nationally by showcasing the ‘Steps […]

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Apple unveils new iPad and iPhones

Apple unveils new iPad and iPhones

22 March 2017

Apple has updated its iPad line and dropped the “Air” branding as it boosts the specs on its mid-tier product. More colours for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have also been launched along with the announcement of a new video app, Clips. The new iPad is not expected to be available in Ireland until […]

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ISIF invests €50m in Reverence Capital Partners Opportunities Fund

ISIF invests €50m in Reverence Capital Partners Opportunities Fund

22 March 2017

A fund run by former executives at Goldman Sachs has received €50m from the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to develop financial services jobs in Ireland. Reverence Capital Partners Opportunities Fund has received €50 million from the Irish Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF) to develop financial services jobs in Ireland. Run by former Goldman Sachs bankers […]

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IFA calls for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat

IFA calls for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat

21 March 2017

IFA President Joe Healy has called for an immediate ban on Brazilian meat imports into the EU. He said the latest revelations on the failure of Brazil to meet EU standards and controls in the meat sector raises very serious concerns around EU meat imports. Joe Healy said the IFA has written to the EU […]

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UK to trigger article 50 on March 29th

UK to trigger article 50 on March 29th

21 March 2017

British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union, on March 29th. The move will formally trigger Britain’s exit from the EU following a referendum in June last year. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty sets out how […]

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Paul Synnott appointed as a Director of Esri Ireland

Paul Synnott appointed as a Director of Esri Ireland

21 March 2017

Esri Ireland, a global leader in Geographic Information’s Systems (GIS), has appointed Paul Synnott to its board of directors. In his current role as country manager, Paul is responsible for leading Esri Ireland’s business strategy for development and growth on the island of Ireland. He brings more than 25 years’ geospatial-industry experience to his new role. […]

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Irish woman making waves in Silicon Valley

Irish woman making waves in Silicon Valley

20 March 2017

Northern Ireland born Sarah Friar has been appointed the first independent board member at Slack, the business communications platform. Friar is currently the CFO of payments company Square and is also considered a prime candidate for the CEO job if Jack Dorsey ever decided to only lead Twitter, where he is also CEO. Friar will […]

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€720m spent on Irish hotel transactions in 2016

€720m spent on Irish hotel transactions in 2016

20 March 2017

According to new research from Cushman & Wakefield, a record €720 million was spent on 51 hotel transactions in Ireland last year. Cushman & Wakefield, the commercial partner here of Sherry FitzGerald, also found that the biggest deal in 2016 involved the sale of the former Burlington Hotel for €182 million to German asset manager […]

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UCD receives Athena SWAN Award on Gender Equality

UCD receives Athena SWAN Award on Gender Equality

20 March 2017

University College Dublin has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award in recognition of its commitment to improving gender equality. Athena SWAN was established in 2005 and is operated by the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) in the UK. It aims to promote the advancement of women’s careers in higher education and research. The award is […]

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€6.7m EU boost to improve bathing waters in Ireland and Wales

€6.7m EU boost to improve bathing waters in Ireland and Wales

17 March 2017

A €6.7 million EU-backed initiative to combat the effects of pollution on bathing waters in Wales and Ireland has been announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM. The Acclimatize project will help to improve the quality of sea shores in both countries, helping to […]

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Tourism Ireland reveals quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2017

Tourism Ireland reveals quirkiest ‘Greenings’ for St Patrick’s Day 2017

17 March 2017

What do the Big Banana in Australia, an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft in Addis Ababa and two rhino statues in Nairobi have in common? They are just some of the more unusual participants in Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative for St Patrick’s Day 2017. Tourism Ireland’s annual Global Greening initiative has gone from strength to strength […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Dublin Airport

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Dublin Airport

17 March 2017

Dublin Airport will welcome more than 376,000 passengers arriving and departing through the airport in the coming days for the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. A variety of musical entertainment is scheduled for passengers flying in for St. Patrick’s Day with singing from Portmarnock Community School students and Dublin Airport staff performing in Terminals 1 and […]

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Increased fuel costs see inflation rise to 0.5%

Increased fuel costs see inflation rise to 0.5%

16 March 2017

According to the latest consumer price index (CPI), inflation has risen to its highest level in almost four years due to rising fuel costs and a pick-up in hotel and restaurant prices. It also suggests that the average basket of goods and services in the Republic was 0.5% higher in February than 12 months previously. […]

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Controversial online lottery website launches in Ireland

Controversial online lottery website launches in Ireland

16 March 2017

Lottoland, a website that allows users play lotteries in other jurisdictions, has launched in Ireland. Based in Gibraltar and headed up by Betfair’s former Irish regional manager Graham Ross, the website offers consumers the chance to bet on the outcome of 28 big state lotteries without purchasing an actual ticket for the draw. If a […]

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Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

16 March 2017

A new study from PwC has reported that Brexit and digital technology will reshape the asset and wealth management industry, although only 10% are investing in digital. Among global companies in Ireland, the value of the asset and wealth management industry is about to hit a high of $5 trillion. Despite this, only a few […]

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Dell is best place to work, says Irish employees

Dell is best place to work, says Irish employees

16 March 2017

Job site Indeed has compiled a list of 25 companies to feature in ‘Best Places to Work in the Private Sector in Ireland’, with tech giant Dell coming out on top. The list was determined from the input of thousands of employee reviews. According to Marie Moynihan, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at […]

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Dublin City Council announces €100k of innovation procurement funding to increase cycling in city

Dublin City Council announces €100k of innovation procurement funding to increase cycling in city

15 March 2017

Four companies have been each awarded €25,000 Phase 2 funding to develop smart technology solutions to help increase bicycle usage, to gather better data to understand cyclist behaviour and also help deter bicycle theft. In 2016, Phase 1 of the Smart Dublin Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition saw five small businesses receive €12,500 in […]

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SFA says fundamental reform of social welfare needed to make work pay

SFA says fundamental reform of social welfare needed to make work pay

15 March 2017

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has called for a complete review of the social welfare system to ensure that work always pays more than welfare. Linda Barry, SFA Assistant Director, stated: “Small businesses frequently encounter difficulties in getting people on social welfare to take up a job or increase their hours. These employers are effectively […]

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One-third of Dublin’s office stock sold in deals worth €6bn since 2013

One-third of Dublin’s office stock sold in deals worth €6bn since 2013

15 March 2017

A new report from Savills on Ireland’s property investment market has revealed that, since the beginning of 2013, 1.1 million sq m (11.84 million sq ft) of modern office space has changed hands in Dublin. This is equivalent to one-third of Dublin’s entire office stock. The figure for the city’s Central Business District (CBD) is […]

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ICTU calls for action on executive salaries

ICTU calls for action on executive salaries

15 March 2017

A report from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has found that executive pay in some Irish private companies increased by up to 238% between 2009 and 2015, a period in which average hourly earnings increased by just 2% on a weekly basis. The ICTU is calling for reforms in relation to how executive […]

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Calling all Cork businesses - StartUp awards launched

Calling all Cork businesses – StartUp awards launched

14 March 2017

The Bank of Ireland StartUp awards 2017 were officially launched to business nationwide recently. The competition, now in its sixth year, recognises and rewards Irish startups for their success in business across 11 categories including digital, food and drink, retail and technology. This year local accountancy firm TaxAssist will sponsor the awards and they are encouraging […]

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Dunnes Stores takes top supermarket spot for second month

Dunnes Stores takes top supermarket spot for second month

14 March 2017

New figures show that for the first time, Dunnes Stores has maintained its position as the country’s biggest grocer for two months in a row. Figures from Kantar Worldpanel show that the supermarket increased its market share of the grocery market to 22.9% for the 12 weeks to February 26. This is up from 22.5% […]

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Enterprise Ireland brings 11 client companies to Texas event

Enterprise Ireland brings 11 client companies to Texas event

14 March 2017

Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen is leading a 4-day Enterprise Ireland trade visit to the USA. The highlight of the trade visit is the Enterprise Ireland exhibition stand at South by Southwest (SXSW), a world-famous digital technology conference, trade show and festival combination where emerging technologies, original music and independent films converge. […]

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Job losses at Nenagh plant

Job losses at Nenagh plant

14 March 2017

250 employees at the Coty plant in Nenagh are to lose their jobs when the multinational company closes its business in the town. Staff at the former Procter & Gamble site were called to a meeting last week, with the management shutting down production for the day. The company is expected to announce a phased […]

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