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Hershey rejects $23 billion takeover offer from Mondelez

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Manufacturing growth at 3 month high

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Survey Shows Growth in Manufacturing

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Hershey rejects $23 billion takeover offer from Mondelez

01 July 2016

Hershey has rejected a $23 billion takeover bid by Mondelez International that would seek to expand the latter’s limited US footprint and create the world’s largest confectioner. The snub underscores the challenges Mondelez chief executive Irene Rosenfeld faces in wooing Hershey’s controlling shareholder, the Hershey Trust, a $12 billion charity created by the eponymous company’s […]

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Manufacturing growth at 3 month high

01 July 2016

Ireland’s manufacturing sector recovered to a three-month high last month, according a survey concluded the day before the Brexit vote. The Brexit decision is expected to hurt the Irish economy. The Investec Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 53 in June from 51.5 in May, when it slowed to its lowest reading in almost three years […]

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Survey Shows Growth in Manufacturing

01 July 2016

According to a recent survey, Ireland’s manufacturing sector is experiencing recovery in the last month.

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Join over 1000 delegates at the annual IT Food and Drink Summit in Birmingham

30 June 2016

The Food and Drink IT Summit’s annual gathering will be taking place on July 5th in the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. The Summit will provide a timely platform to discuss and debate how Food and Drink companies are increasingly making the move towards creating a smarter business. More and more data is available throughout the food factory and across the […]

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Irish IT company creating 35 new jobs for Dublin

30 June 2016

Arkphire, the Irish IT consulting and managed services company has announced that it has acquired networking solution provider, Bootstrap for an undisclosed sum. The aquisition will combine the two companies into a single, enhanced enterprise. The IT Company says it intends to create 35 new jobs following completion of the deal. The combined entity will have annual revenues of […]

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SuperValu creating 60 jobs for Kildare

30 June 2016

SuperValu has announced that it will be creating 60 new jobs with its new store in Kilcock, Co Kildare. The €7 million, 12,000 square foot store will be located in The Square and will be operated by local retailers Steven Nally and Edward Casey. The site that the new store will be situated was bought from Kildare […]

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90 jobs lost in Co Westmeath

30 June 2016

Imperial Tobacco is closing its manufacturing facility in Mullingar, Co Westmeath with the loss of nearly 90 jobs. The company said it expects most of its employees will leave over the next 4 months The factory, whose brands include Golden Virginia and Drum has been in operation since 1967. The decision to close the facility follows on […]

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New Study Shows That Workers Expect to Change Rolls After Two Years

30 June 2016

As a result of a recent study, it was found than many Irish people feel the need to change jobs in order to gain new skills, gain new experience, and stay up to date in a rapidly changing world.

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Irish-Based Oil and Gas Explorer Drills in West Africa

30 June 2016

Tullow, an Irish oil and gas explorer stated that its project in West Africa is on schedule. The Ten project, based in Ghana, is expected to see oil within the next three weeks.

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Masonite Ireland creating 30 new jobs for Leitrim

30 June 2016

Masonite Ireland has announced that it will be creating 30 additional jobs at its plant in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co.Leitrim. The company currently employs 143 staff at its Co Leitrim plant and is hoping to fill the additional job roles over the next six months. A spokesperson for Masonite said the facility was continuing to experience growth in the […]

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AA Ireland sold to Carlyle Cardinal Ireland for €156.6m

30 June 2016

AA Ireland has been sold to Carlyle Cardinal Ireland in partnership with Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners for €156.6m, which includes consideration for cash left on the balance sheet. AA employs 430 people in Ireland and has been in operation here for over a century.  The deal for the insurer is expected to be completed by the end of […]

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Dalata begins operating on the Dublin and London Stock Markets

30 June 2016

Hotel operator Dalata has begun operating on the main markets of the London and Dublin stock exchanges. Trading in the group’s stock commenced at 8am with shares cancelled on the AIM and ESM markets at the same time. The hotel group is Ireland’s largest hotel operator, with a current portfolio of 40 three and four […]

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Bidding Settled for New Luas Project

29 June 2016

A €368m cross-city Luas line bid was settled in a High Court challenge during the process of settling the contract.

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Enterprise Ireland Plans Advising Event

28 June 2016

Enterprise Ireland plans to pull its global staff back to Ireland in order to assist exporters in finding new markets as a way to put less reliance on the UK.

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Government Negotiates for Lower Drug Prices

28 June 2016

Over the next four years, the State plans to cut the amount it pays for medication by €775 million.

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100 news jobs to be created at Accounting Technicians Ireland

27 June 2016

Ireland’s first ever apprenticeship program for accountants is set to start in Ireland creating 100 new jobs. The inaugural Accounting Technician Apprenticeship will be offered to both young school leavers and mature students at colleges based in Cork, Dublin , Monaghan and Wicklow. Major accountancy firms such as EY, Grant Thornton and BDO has come […]

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Government launches new €1.9m initiative to attract tech talent to Ireland

27 June 2016

The government has launched a new initiative that will see €1.9m invested into attracting top tech talent to Ireland. Tech/Life Ireland, a new national initiative to brand Ireland as a top destination to pursue a career in technology was launched on Monday. A goal of 3,000 technology professionals coming to the country from abroad each year […]

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Next Generation Recruitment creating 80 jobs for Dublin and Krakow

27 June 2016

Next Generation Recruitment has announced that it will be creating 80 new jobs in Dublin and Krakow over the next two years. The jobs will be aimed at technical professionals, with the company seeking to recruit software developers, data scientists and digital marketers. The company currently employs 35 staff in Dublin and eight in Poland. Founder and […]

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Applicants for Clerical Positions has risen to 30,000

27 June 2016

Basic clerical positions have risen to about 30,000, which is the most since 1993.

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Brexit Hits Irish Stock Market

27 June 2016

Many of Ireland’s largest companies are seeing downgraded stock ratings as recent analysts are predicting lower earnings as a result of the Brexit.

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Minister Naughten Awards €20m in Community Energy Grants

27 June 2016

Denis Naughten T.D., Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment has announced that 38 community energy projects are to receive €20m in grant funding through the Better Energy Communities scheme administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The funding will provide for energy efficiency upgrades to more than 2,600 homes and almost 300 community […]

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Irish Business Sectors Consider how Brexit will Affect Trade

24 June 2016

The business sector in Ireland is preparing for the blows that the economy will face after hearing the results of the Brexit vote.

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35 jobs losts at Hacketts bookmakers as it goes into liquidation

23 June 2016

Hacketts bookmakers are to close its 18 shops after the directors of Hacketts bookmakers decided to place the business in liquidation with the loss of 35 jobs. The bookmakers said that it is “with deep regret” that the decision has been taken to wind up the business originally founded by Cyril and Monica Hackett more than […]

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Cork-based jobs may be at risk in PCH

23 June 2016

Cork Headquartered company PCH has said it may need to cut some of its workforce as part of efforts to shed 1,500 jobs globally. Company founder and chief executive Liam Casey, said yesterday that there could be job losses at its Cork office where about 30 staff are employed but said that he “wouldn’t want to […]

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National Life Sciences and Engineering Expo 2016

23 June 2016

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Keynote speaker at The National Life Sciences & Engineering Expo 2016 Mullingar Chamber of Commerce hosts The National Life Sciences & Engineering Expo in The Mullingar Park Hotel on Wednesday and Thursday 29th & 30th of June. A first for an Irish event, global leaders […]

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e ShopWorld Creates Jobs in Dublin

23 June 2016

e ShopWorld recently announced that they will be creating over 60 jobs in Ireland.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific and NIBRT Announce Scientific Collaboration for Biopharmaceutical Characterisation

23 June 2016

Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, and the National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) today announced a scientific collaboration focused on the development of analytical solutions for the characterisation of complex biopharmaceuticals. Biopharmaceuticals represent protein molecules produced by genetically engineered living cells using large scale industrial bioprocessing. The complexity of […]

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Over 900 jobs recorded in Irish Spin-out companies last year

23 June 2016

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) launched its Annual Review ahead of the KTI Impact Awards taking place on 23rd June. The State-funded central technology transfer office has said 930 jobs were recorded in Irish spin-out companies last year. The report shows 1,235 collaborative research programmes between industry and research- performing organisations were under way at the […]

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Pilz Ireland acquires site to build a campus supporting expansion of operations in Ireland

23 June 2016

Operating in Ireland since 1998 Automation Technology company Pilz Ireland has recently finalised the purchase of a site adjacent to its existing facility from the IDA in the Cork Business & Technology Park, Model Farm Road, Cork. Pilz Ireland is the Irish subsidiary of Pilz GmbH & Co KG, a leading international automation technology company […]

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Apple Under Audit by the Irish DPC

23 June 2016

Helen Dixon, an Irish Data Protection Commissioner, will be leading a privacy audit on Apple due to the concern of a potential risk that users of Apple devices might face.

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A New Supercomputer is Created in Ireland

23 June 2016

Ireland has a new fastest supercomputer, owned by an unnamed software company. The computer was made by Hewlett-Packard and it runs at about 365.9 Teraflops per second.

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Twitters users less likely to support Brexit, say Irish data scientists

22 June 2016

Researchers at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics have analysed 1.5m tweets mentioning the UK’s referendum on Europe over the last two weeks.  As of Tuesday morning (June 21st)  62 per cent of tweets expressed support for the UK staying in the EU. Britons will vote in a referendum tomorrow on whether to stay in […]

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Enterprise Ireland Considers the Effects of Brexit

22 June 2016

According to the head of Enterprise Ireland, no matter what the result of the Brexit vote is, the company still plans to work with Irish exporters.

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Ferrero Ireland Reports Rise in Profits

22 June 2016

The Irish branch of Ferrero, the Italian producer of Nutella, chocolate praline and Kinder Eggs, saw a rise in profits by 34% this year

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Liberty Insurance Plans to Cut Jobs in Dublin

22 June 2016

Liberty Insurance officials plan to cut 70 jobs in Dublin due to office redundancies.

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Hainan Airlines Discusses Direct Flights From Dublin to China

21 June 2016

Hainan Airlines is investigating the potential for direct flights from Dublin to China.

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Minister Simon Coveney T.D. Launches €1 million THINKTECH initiative to use technology for social good in Ireland

21 June 2016

THINKTECH, a €1 million project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland, was today officially launched at The Foundry, Google by Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government, Simon Coveney, T.D.  Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, the unique THINKTECH […]

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Residential Flooding Halt’s Construction on Wind Farm

21 June 2016

Roscommon deputy, Michael Fitzmaurice stated that the construction will not continue until the investigation is complete.

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