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Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration Cork businesses report strong start to 2017 despite Brexit uncertainty Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs Shire opens new HQ Office in Dublin City Centre
 
Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

Cork businesses report strong start to 2017 despite Brexit uncertainty

Cork businesses report strong start to 2017 despite Brexit uncertainty

Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

Shire opens new HQ Office in Dublin City Centre

Shire opens new HQ Office in Dublin City Centre

Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

28 April 2017

20 years of collaboration between Dolmen and Ash Technologies has led to design awards for every single product developed. Last November 2016 Dolmen was delighted to have been awarded the highest National Design Award for industrial design. The IDI Awards are an annual event that celebrate the best of design coming out of Ireland. Dolmen […]

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Cork businesses report strong start to 2017 despite Brexit uncertainty

Cork businesses report strong start to 2017 despite Brexit uncertainty

28 April 2017

Cork Chamber’s first quarterly economic trends survey of 2017 reviewed activity over the closing months of January, February and March. The survey, which was conducted by Cork Chamber during April 2017, highlights the confidence and practicality underpinning the Cork business community. Cork Chamber CEO, Mr. Conor Healy, in commenting on the survey findings, stated: “It […]

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Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

28 April 2017

Esri Ireland has announced it will create 35 new jobs over the next two-and-a-half years to support its goal of becoming a €10 million business by 2020. This will bring the total number employed by Esri Ireland to 85. The majority of new employees will be based in Dublin, while some will operate out of […]

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Shire opens new HQ Office in Dublin City Centre

Shire opens new HQ Office in Dublin City Centre

28 April 2017

Shire has announced the opening of its new office in Ireland at the Miesian Plaza on Dublin’s Baggot Street. Shire’s HQ office will move from its current location in Citywest, including the local commercial and technical operations (supply chain and IT) employees based there, who will move into Baggot Street in the coming months. Shire […]

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€750,000 announced in start-up funding for female entrepreneurs

€750,000 announced in start-up funding for female entrepreneurs

27 April 2017

Enterprise Ireland’s €750,000 Competitive Start Fund (CSF) for Female Entrepreneurs will open for applications on Wednesday 3 May. Up to €50,000 in equity funding is available to a maximum of 15 successful female applicants with early stage start-up companies. Last year, one in three companies who received CSF investment from Enterprise Ireland were female-led. As […]

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Sugar sweetened drink tax will not tackle obesity

Sugar sweetened drink tax will not tackle obesity

27 April 2017

The Irish Beverage Council (IBC), the Ibec group that represents soft drinks companies, has highlighted the benefits achieved by soft drinks companies reducing the sugar content of their products through reformulation. The IBC also raised questions regarding the minimal benefit of the proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks. IBC Director Colm Jordan said: “As an […]

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DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

26 April 2017

Three Irish companies have successfully won contracts to develop satellite and communications systems to the European Space Agency (ESA). The three companies are Enbio, InnaLabs, and Pilot Photonics. Enbio has won a contract to develop advanced surface coatings for Europe’s next generation platform for mid-sized telecommunications missions. InnaLabs will develop a space qualified Rate Measurement […]

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ISME report shows uncertainty around Brexit

ISME report shows uncertainty around Brexit

26 April 2017

The results of the ISME Quarterly Business Trends Survey for the first quarter of 2017 show a decline in the exports sector and an overall decline in profitability expectations for the SME sector. However, there are improvements in the overall confidence indicator index with positives in five of 12 areas. The Trends report also looks […]

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Diaceutics signs multi-million-euro partnership with BioReference Laboratories

Diaceutics signs multi-million-euro partnership with BioReference Laboratories

25 April 2017

Irish data insights and solutions company Diaceutics has announced a five-year multi-million-euro partnership with US-based BioReference Laboratories. The partnership will see Diaceutics acquire real-time testing data from BioReference, allowing it to help pharmaceutical companies achieve faster rollouts of new drugs through better understanding of the US diagnostics market. Through its partnership with BioReference, which works […]

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PM Group wins manufacturing facility project in China

PM Group wins manufacturing facility project in China

25 April 2017

PM Group has announced a major project win for its new Shanghai office to provide site master planning and engineering design services for BeiGene’s Biologics Manufacturing Facility, located in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China. The BeiGene facility is a US$330 million direct investment to establish a state-of-the-art commercial-scale biologics manufacturing plant and to provide funding for […]

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Four finalists vie for FutureScope's One2Watch competition

Four finalists vie for FutureScope’s One2Watch competition

25 April 2017

FutureScope, a conference that promotes collaboration between entrepreneurs and large enterprises, has announced the four finalists of its One2Watch competition. The competition seeks to find Ireland’s most scalable business idea and give the winning company a platform that will support their growth strategies. The finalists – WeSavvy, ProVerum Medical, Skytango and Hexafly – were chosen […]

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Novi invests €510,000 in proactive service centre

Novi invests €510,000 in proactive service centre

25 April 2017

Managed services provider Novi has invested €510,000 in a new Proactive Service Centre in Naas, Co, Kildare. The investment includes the fit-out of a dedicated suite to accommodate the Proactive Service Centre at Novi’s headquarters. It will also invest in new technology and tools, including advanced reporting and predictive analytics, which automate its service capability […]

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Monex Scholarship Program launched at UCC

Monex Scholarship Program launched at UCC

24 April 2017

Monex Financial Services has announced details of a new scholarship program created to support Killarney Leaving Cert students accepted to third level studies at Cork University Business School (CUBS) at University College Cork (UCC). The scholarship will offer financial assistance to facilitate progression through third level studies and students from the three Killarney schools, demonstrating […]

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Cope Foundation urges Cork firms to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’

Cope Foundation urges Cork firms to participate in ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’

24 April 2017

On Wednesday, 26th April 2017 Cope Foundation, an organisation providing support and services to 2,350 people with intellectual disability and/or autism in 65 locations across Cork City and County, will participate in and launch the ‘Job Shadow Day Initiative 2017’ as part of the National Job Shadow Week, in conjunction with the Irish Association Of […]

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Government action needed on EU tendering opportunities - ISME

Government action needed on EU tendering opportunities – ISME

24 April 2017

Last month, ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association identified that billions of euro in tendering opportunities would open in the years ahead for Irish business as a result of Brexit. As a consequence of Brexit, British companies are being frozen out of the EU tendering process because they will not be EU members […]

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Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

24 April 2017

Limerick company Ostoform has won the 2017 AIB Startup Academy competition ahead of 13 other contenders who pitched for the €20,000 cash investment before 300 attendees at the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin. The 14 finalists each delivered a five-minute elevator pitch about their business and then faced a five-minute Q&A session with the judging panel. […]

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42% of Irish businesses have no plan to handle data breaches

42% of Irish businesses have no plan to handle data breaches

21 April 2017

Information security company Ward Solutions has found that 42% of Irish businesses don’t have a crisis management plan to implement in the event of a data compromise. The finding was revealed in Ward’s 2017 Information Security Survey, which was carried out among 170 senior IT professionals and decision makers in Ireland. The results of the […]

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Minister Breen leads 25 companies on trade visit to Antwerp

Minister Breen leads 25 companies on trade visit to Antwerp

21 April 2017

Pat Breen, Minister for Employment and Small Business is leading an Enterprise Ireland trade visit to Antwerp in Belgium. The aim of the trade visit is to promote Ireland’s extensive experience and capability within the high-tech construction and engineering sectors. The programme provides four key networking opportunities for the 25 participating Irish companies to make […]

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Irish company wins big at Red Dot International Design Awards

Irish company wins big at Red Dot International Design Awards

21 April 2017

Dolmen, a product design and innovation consultancy, beat 5,500 product design entries from 54 countries across the world this year to win an unprecedented five awards at the Red Dot International Design Awards. The Red Dot International Design Awards have existed since 1954 and its awards, the ‘Red Dot’, is an international recognised quality seal […]

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Vision Express announces acquisition of Tesco Opticians

Vision Express announces acquisition of Tesco Opticians

20 April 2017

National optical retailer Vision Express has announced the acquisition of Tesco Opticians. The acquisition incorporates Tesco Opticians’ network of 209 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland, which will bring the total number of Vision Express outlets to 598. Tesco Opticians employs over 1,500 people and had revenues of approximately 90 million GBP in […]

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Retail Ireland announces new Chairman

Retail Ireland announces new Chairman

20 April 2017

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has announced Willie O’Byrne, Managing Director of BWG Foods, as its new Chairman. Mr O’Byrne will serve a two year term and replaces outgoing Chairman, Conor Whelan, Managing Director of Eason Group. He will be joined at the helm of the organisation by Brian Donaldson, […]

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New postal service offers businesses more choice

New postal service offers businesses more choice

19 April 2017

Citypost has announced it is launching a new nationwide postal service for businesses. The independent postal service said its €0.79 PostPICK-UP cost will undercut the annual costs of existing providers by up to 21%. The company is offering free postal collection from businesses and delivery to anywhere in Ireland, or in 200 countries globally. Outside […]

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Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital

Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital

19 April 2017

Ricoh Ireland it has donated print and document management devices worth more than €175,000 to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The donation will allow the hospital to make significant savings which will be redistributed within the overall hospital budget and used to fund medical devices and equipment. Ricoh donated the suite of 44 nearly-new print […]

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DCU Showcase gives companies opportunities to engage with research experts

DCU Showcase gives companies opportunities to engage with research experts

19 April 2017

For companies interested in innovation through R&D, the DCU Business Matchmaker and Research Showcase 2017 gives firms the opportunity to meet face-to-face with experts who are actively engaged in research that has applications across many industry sectors. The event, being held on the 11th of May in The Helix, DCU gives companies the chance to […]

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Citrix to create 150 new Dublin jobs

Citrix to create 150 new Dublin jobs

18 April 2017

Citrix has announced that it will create 150 new jobs as part of an expansion drive at its Dublin office, which is based in East Point Business Park, adding 26,000 square feet of office space to the current footprint. This project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. The […]

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InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches for 2017

InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches for 2017

18 April 2017

Early and new start companies across Ireland are being encouraged to enter the 15th annual Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition to be in with a chance of competing for a no-equity total cash prize fund of €280,000. At a time where it is competitive to get seed funding, the competition is a great avenue for ambitious […]

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Calls for Dublin to Belfast one-hour rail link

Calls for Dublin to Belfast one-hour rail link

18 April 2017

Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan intends to seek money for a ‘rapid rail link’ between Dublin and Belfast as part of the Brexit negotiations. He added that a special fund may also be needed to help improve our ports as the country looks to diversify trading partners. “I’d like to be able to see rail […]

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Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

Cork County Council & Cork Smart Gateway launch Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Challenge

14 April 2017

Cork County Council together with the Cork Smart Gateway initiative and the Age Friendly Alliance have launched the €80k Small Business Research and Innovation (SBIR) Challenge with Enterprise Ireland. Through this challenge call, Cork County Council wants to explore low cost, innovative and accessible solutions that will help all of its older citizens to maintain […]

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Diaceutics announces 30 jobs on back of 60% revenue growth

Diaceutics announces 30 jobs on back of 60% revenue growth

14 April 2017

Irish data insights and solutions company Diaceutics has announces 30 new jobs which will facilitate further international growth for Diaceutics and allow it to expand its presence in all of its key markets including the US, Europe, Asia and South America. Diaceutics allows pharmaceutical companies to reach more patients that need to be on specific […]

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Meat Technology Ireland launched

Meat Technology Ireland launched

14 April 2017

Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, has been launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed. Meat Technology Ireland (MTI) is a new industry-led initiative with significant funding from Enterprise […]

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Irish IT services firm EMIT acquires Softech

Irish IT services firm EMIT acquires Softech

13 April 2017

IT services firm EMIT has announced it has acquired the manage services business and customer base of Irish IT service provider, Softech. The deal will enable EMIT to grow its managed services business and it is forecasting that the acquisition will add a further €2 million in revenue over the next three years. Founded in […]

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300 new jobs announced at Chopped

300 new jobs announced at Chopped

13 April 2017

Health food chain Chopped is set to open 20 new stores in Wicklow, Cork, Waterford and Dublin, creating over 300 new jobs. A further 110 jobs will be created in the UK as the company opens six new stores across the water. The new outlets – which will be a mix of wholly owned and […]

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North South Interconnector needed ahead of Brexit threat

North South Interconnector needed ahead of Brexit threat

13 April 2017

Ibec and the CBI, the two major business groups in the Republic and Northern Ireland, have launched a new report setting out the economic importance and urgent need for the proposed 400kV overhead North South electricity Interconnector (NSIC). The report, prepared by Grant Thornton, demonstrates how the proposed Interconnector will not only safeguard electricity supply […]

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Actavo wins five-year SSE ‘Shield’ contract in UK

Actavo wins five-year SSE ‘Shield’ contract in UK

12 April 2017

Actavo, an international engineering solutions company headquartered in Dublin, has signed a five-year contract with major energy supplier, SSE, to support the national expansion of SSE’s ‘Shield’ programme in the UK. The contract, which has recently gone live, sees Actavo providing a range of services to SSE’s existing and future customer base across England, Scotland […]

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Teagasc hosts meeting to support short food supply chains

Teagasc hosts meeting to support short food supply chains

12 April 2017

On the 10th and 11th of April, Teagasc hosted 20 EU experts in Galway for a two day meeting to examine short food supply chains. This network, known as the SKIN (Short Supply Chain Knowledge and Innovation Network) project, is looking to identify best practice in short food chains across Europe to develop economically resilient […]

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Chamber chief promises Brexit solutions

Chamber chief promises Brexit solutions

12 April 2017

Eoin O’Neill, the new President of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce has said it’s time to move on from handwringing about Brexit to giving the Irish and UK Governments practical business solutions to the new political reality. Speaking at the Chamber’s AGM in PwC, Mr O’Neill said the Chamber’s member firms on both islands […]

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CWSI signs €2m deal with UK mobile network

CWSI signs €2m deal with UK mobile network

11 April 2017

Irish-owned security systems firm CWSI has signed a deal worth €2 million a year with a UK mobile network. CWSI manages security and other services for mobile devices used by companies in the Republic and the UK and includes Ryanair, CityJet, Paddy Power Betfair and the British Asset Resolution agency among its clients. The company […]

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20 new jobs at Windsor Motor Group

20 new jobs at Windsor Motor Group

11 April 2017

Windsor Motor Group has announced the appointment of Peter Nicholson as its new managing director and the creation of 20 new jobs with the opening of a new dealership in Dublin, its 15th nationwide. The group, which has an annual turnover of €200 million, now employs more than 300 people at its dealerships across the […]

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