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  • Irish exporters feeling pressure of long term Brexit uncertainty The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), the voice of Irish exporters, has released results of its most recent survey, the ‘IEA Export Eye,’ conducted with members regarding Irish exporters’ sentiments on critical issues that have both direct and indirect impacts on business. The areas members were surveyed on include: ‘Brexit’ and its impact on business; entrepreneurship [...]...
  • National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED), which is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) on Thursday, 12 October 2017. All 31 LEOs, which jointly supported over 14,000 female entrepreneurs in 2016, are behind the initiative. [...]...
  • Average Irish business to spend €455K on digital transformation in next 12 months Comtrade Digital Services, the leading software engineering services and solutions provider, has announced the results of a survey, which found that the average Irish business will spend €455,000 on digital transformation projects over the next 12 months. The independent survey of 133 Irish IT decision-makers also found that 62% of businesses that have started their [...]...
  • Ireland’s most innovative Agri-Tech Products named From a solar powered water pumping system to a water treatment machine that reduces the need for antibiotics in poultry flocks, the most innovative Irish agri-tech products were named this week by An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald as she presented the 2017 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards at the [...]...
  • Rents in Dublin grew by 3.3% in Quarter 2 2017 According to the Residential Tenancies Board, private sector rents grew 6.6% in the year end to the end of June this year. However, the rate of increase in the second quarter was marginally slower than in Quarter 1. The standardised average national rent stood at €1,017 per month in Q2, 2017 – up by €63 – [...]...

Irish exporters feeling pressure of long term Brexit uncertainty

  Irish exporters feeling pressure of long term Brexit uncertainty

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), the voice of Irish exporters, has released results of its most recent survey, the ‘IEA Export Eye,’ conducted with members regarding Irish exporters’ sentiments on critical issues that have both direct and indirect impacts on business. The areas members were surveyed on include: ‘Brexit’ and its impact on business; entrepreneurship […]

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National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

  National Women’s Enterprise Day 2017 to take place on 12th October

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald has launched the biggest-ever programme of events to mark National Women’s Enterprise Day (NWED), which is being organised by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) on Thursday, 12 October 2017.
All 31 LEOs, which jointly supported over 14,000 female entrepreneurs in 2016, are behind the initiative. […]

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Average Irish business to spend €455K on digital transformation in next 12 months

  Average Irish business to spend €455K on digital transformation in next 12 months

Comtrade Digital Services, the leading software engineering services and solutions provider, has announced the results of a survey, which found that the average Irish business will spend €455,000 on digital transformation projects over the next 12 months. The independent survey of 133 Irish IT decision-makers also found that 62% of businesses that have started their […]

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Ireland’s most innovative Agri-Tech Products named

  Ireland’s most innovative Agri-Tech Products named

From a solar powered water pumping system to a water treatment machine that reduces the need for antibiotics in poultry flocks, the most innovative Irish agri-tech products were named this week by An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald as she presented the 2017 Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena Awards at the […]

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Rents in Dublin grew by 3.3% in Quarter 2 2017

  Rents in Dublin grew by 3.3% in Quarter 2 2017

According to the Residential Tenancies Board, private sector rents grew 6.6% in the year end to the end of June this year. However, the rate of increase in the second quarter was marginally slower than in Quarter 1. The standardised average national rent stood at €1,017 per month in Q2, 2017 – up by €63 – […]

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Credit ratings agency KBRA selects Dublin for European Headquarters

  Credit ratings agency KBRA selects Dublin for European Headquarters

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has announced its expansion into Europe with the opening of its European Headquarters in Dublin. The move is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next three years.
KBRA is a full service credit rating agency that was established in 2010 to restore trust in credit ratings following the financial […]

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NY’s largest health care provider partners with Irish companies Technopath and Salaso

  NY’s largest health care provider partners with Irish companies Technopath and Salaso

Leveraging its strategic partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Northwell Health has announced two new partnership agreements with Irish companies Technopath Clinical Diagnostics and Salaso Health Solutions Limited.
Northwell Health President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Dowling were in Ireland to formally announce the two deals together with An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald and Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon. […]

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Ryanair publishes list of flights to be cancelled up to end of October

  Ryanair publishes list of flights to be cancelled up to end of October

Ryanair has published the full list of flight cancellations (now less than 50 per day) between Thurs 21st Sept. to Tues 31st Oct. next. These cancellations have been allocated where possible, to Ryanair’s bigger base airports, and routes with multiple daily frequencies so that Ryanair can offer these disrupted customers the maximum number of alternate flights and […]

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Global insurer XL Group selects Dublin for EU insurance carrier business

  Global insurer XL Group selects Dublin for EU insurance carrier business

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, along with IDA Ireland have welcomed the announcement by XL Group that it has selected Dublin as its preferred location for its principal European Union (“EU”) insurance company, XL Insurance Company SE (“XLICSE”).
XL Group has had insurance operations in Dublin since 1990, when it opened its first […]

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DiskShred returning in excess of €250,000 to clients in next 12 months

  DiskShred returning in excess of €250,000 to clients in next 12 months

DiskShred, Ireland’s leading on-site hard drive and media shredding provider, has announced the launch of a new service to help companies recover the value of their retired IT equipment. The company expects to return in excess of €250,000 to clients in the next 12 months.
DiskShred specialises in providing secure on-site shredding services to the most […]

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Irish Stock Exchange 2016 profits up 21% to €8m

  Irish Stock Exchange 2016 profits up 21% to €8m

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) plc has recorded another strong financial year with results published this week showing a 21% rise in profit after tax to €8m (2015: €6.6m). Revenues grew by 6% to €29.2m and total assets rose by 22% to €64.2m. With over 35,000 securities quoted on its markets from issuers located in 85 […]

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Official opening of LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ as company continues to grow in Dublin

  Official opening of LinkedIn’s EMEA HQ as company continues to grow in Dublin

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald officially opened LinkedIn’s new 17,650 sq m Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ at Wilton Place in Dublin yesterday. The new building is the first that LinkedIn has built outside the USA and is the result of an €85 million investment. The development was undertaken in order […]

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Ibec sets out business priorities for the North West

  Ibec sets out business priorities for the North West

Ibec has met with political representatives in the North West to set out the key investment and planning priorities for the region, as well as the measures required in the upcoming budget to support the region’s future growth.
Ibec North West Regional Director Terry MacNamara said, “Business will play a critical role in the future economic […]

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23% of Irish companies would be forced to cease trading if found liable to GDPR fines – DataSolutions survey

  23% of Irish companies would be forced to cease trading if found liable to GDPR fines – DataSolutions survey

Almost one quarter (23%) of Irish organisations would be forced to close if they were found to be liable to fines under impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation, according to the results of a commissioned by specialist IT solutions distributor DataSolutions. The survey was carried out among more than 100 senior IT decision makers […]

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Ryanair to cancel less than 2% of flights over next six weeks to improve punctuality

  Ryanair to cancel less than 2% of flights over next six weeks to improve punctuality

Ryanair has announced that it will cancel 40-50 flights daily for the next six weeks (to the end of October) to improve its system-wide punctuality which has fallen below 80% in the first two weeks of September. This fall is due to a combination of ATC capacity delays and strikes, weather disruptions and the impact of […]

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Minister Donohoe publishes Review of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Code

  Minister Donohoe publishes Review of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Code

The Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure & Reform, Paschal Donohoe, has published the Review of Ireland’s Corporation Tax Code, undertaken by Mr Seamus Coffey.
Mr Coffey was appointed as an independent expert in October 2016 to review Ireland’s corporation tax code. The terms of reference for the review included: tax transparency; avoiding preferential treatment; further implementing […]

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Minister Breen leads delegation to largest animal production show in France

  Minister Breen leads delegation to largest animal production show in France

Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection led an Enterprise Ireland trade visit to SPACE (Salon des Productions Animales – Carrefour Europeen) tradeshow, the largest animal production show this week.
The trade visit focused on promoting the innovation capabilities of Irish agri-tech companies in areas including connected […]

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Graebel Companies to create 125 new jobs in Dundalk

  Graebel Companies to create 125 new jobs in Dundalk

An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald recently joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies Inc., to announce the official opening of the company’s newly established Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Financial Shared Services and Operations Centre in Dundalk. The creation of 125 new jobs within the next three years […]

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Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Innovation in Construction Conference

  Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Innovation in Construction Conference

60 companies from across the construction sector attended the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateways Innovation in Construction conference in Dublin this week. The event focused on the importance of innovation in this pre-Brexit era.
The conference brought together two clusters of Technology Gateways – A-IoT* and EMD Ireland**, providing specialised presentations and industry case studies from Technology Gateways involved […]

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UCD ranked 75th in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018

  UCD ranked 75th in QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018

The QS World University Rankings have published their Graduate Employability Rankings for the coming year (2018) and place UCD 75th globally and number 1 in Ireland.
The rankings measure reputation among employers, alumni achievement, partnerships with employers, employer-student connections and graduate employment rate.
Earlier this year QS ranked UCD number 1 in Ireland for 40 out of 43 subjects offered by […]

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Minister Breen issues call for Competitive Challenges at SBIR Ireland Proposers Conference

  Minister Breen issues call for Competitive Challenges at SBIR Ireland Proposers Conference

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has issued a second call for up to 10 new Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Ireland Competitive Challenges at a recent conference in Enterprise Ireland.
This year, Enterprise Ireland has successfully managed the launch of seven SBIR Challenges, including a […]

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Cork Chamber submits budget asks to Government

  Cork Chamber submits budget asks to Government

Cork Chamber has issued key recommendations to Government ahead of the annual budget. This comes after the Chamber asked its 1,200 members about the measures most wanted in the budget. In its submission, the Chamber includes a number of specific recommendations to improve Cork as a place to work and live. Among these are:

Urgent investment […]

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Automated Intelligence raises £1.5m investment

  Automated Intelligence raises £1.5m investment

Automated Intelligence (AI) has announced it has raised £1.5 million investment. The investment comprises of £1m from The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI), with the remainder provided by an existing private investor.
Currently employing 65 people, this round of funding will enable AI to expand into new geographical markets, building upon the success […]

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Dublin Airport welcomes 20M passengers so far this year

  Dublin Airport welcomes 20M passengers so far this year

More than 20 million passengers have been welcomed at Dublin Airport so far this year as traffic has increased by 6% compared to the first eight months of last year.
The growth in passenger numbers means that the airport has already facilitated an additional 1.2 million passengers this year.
Almost 3.1 million passengers used the airport in […]

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Corporate tax must be ring-fenced for capital investment

  Corporate tax must be ring-fenced for capital investment

Ibec has acknowledged the publication of the independent review of Ireland’s corporate tax code by Seamus Coffey. The group welcomed the analysis of the available evidence, and in particular a number of sensible recommendations. It cautioned, however, that some recommendations would require careful thought and further consultation in order to avoid any unnecessary negative impacts […]

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New South East Regional Ibec President appointed

  New South East Regional Ibec President appointed

The Ibec South East Regional Executive Committee (REC), the group that represents business in the South East region, has appointed the President of the Institute of Technology Carlow, Dr Patricia Mulcahy, as the new Ibec South East Regional President.
Speaking following the appointment, Ibec South East Regional Director John Farrell said: “I want to congratulate Dr […]

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Bluebird Care announces new jobs

  Bluebird Care announces new jobs

Homecare provider Bluebird Care has announced that over the coming months, it will create over 370 jobs in its 26 offices across the country, growing its health and social care team by over 20%. Set up in Ireland in 2007, these new jobs will support Bluebird Care in the delivery of person-centred care to even […]

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Departments launch Co-Innovate programme

  Departments launch Co-Innovate programme

The Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys, has launched the Co-Innovate programme in Monaghan, along with Permanent Secretary of the Department for the Economy, Dr Andrew McCormick.
Co-Innovate aims to increase the numbers of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) involved in research and innovation across the border region of Ireland (Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, […]

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Comtrade Digital Services helps airlines and banks target millennials with chatbot

  Comtrade Digital Services helps airlines and banks target millennials with chatbot

Software engineering services and solutions provider, Comtrade Digital Services, has announced that it has developed a flexible chatbot platform, Assisto. The platform, currently being used by airlines and banks, can securely process payments and requests via instant messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber.
The software platform was developed by a team of Comtrade […]

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200 additional emergency beds to be in place in Dublin by December 2017

  200 additional emergency beds to be in place in Dublin by December 2017

Minister Eoghan Murphy has announced the following outcomes on homelessness arising from the first phase of his review of Rebuilding Ireland and following the recently-held Housing Summit. As new measures are finalised and agreed, they will be announced.

200 additional emergency beds for individuals will be in place in Dublin by December 2017 (100 by end-October)
A […]

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