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Galway to get 50 jobs as medical devices company SMT sets up EU HQ Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth Most tech professionals planning to change jobs in next year Medtech company BD invests €36 million to expand Drogheda operations
 
Galway to get 50 jobs as medical devices company SMT sets up EU HQ

Galway to get 50 jobs as medical devices company SMT sets up EU HQ

Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth

Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth

Most tech professionals planning to change jobs in next year

Most tech professionals planning to change jobs in next year

Medtech company BD invests €36 million to expand Drogheda operations

Medtech company BD invests €36 million to expand Drogheda operations

Galway to get 50 jobs as medical devices company SMT sets up EU HQ

Galway to get 50 jobs as medical devices company SMT sets up EU HQ

29 September 2016

Sahajanand Medical Technologies (SMT) is to establish its European headquarters, including a state-of-the-art research, development and innovation centre, in Galway. The investment by SMT will see 50 jobs created over the next five years. The company develops and manufactures minimally invasive coronary stent systems in India and supplies these products across 60 countries in Europe, […]

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Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth

Medical software certification sees Comtrade target 25% growth

29 September 2016

Software engineering and solutions provider Comtrade are targeting 25% year-on-year growth between now and 2020, after the company announced that its Digital Services division has received ISO certification as a developer of medical software solutions. The medtech industry is undergoing a relative boom in Ireland, with the export market for medical devices and diagnostic products […]

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Most tech professionals planning to change jobs in next year

Most tech professionals planning to change jobs in next year

28 September 2016

A survey released by Career Zoo has suggested that 80% of tech professionals plan to change jobs within the next 12 months, with factors such as family-friendly policies and travel opportunities the incentives that would attract them to new roles. A similarly overwhelming majority (85%) indicate in the survey that will change jobs every five […]

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Medtech company BD invests €36 million to expand Drogheda operations

Medtech company BD invests €36 million to expand Drogheda operations

28 September 2016

In more good news for Drogheda today, medical technology company BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) has announced an investment of €36 million that will create up to 20 additional jobs at its facility. BD produces BD PosiFlush syringes and safety components for insulin injection at its site in Louth. The investment will see two new […]

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Fintech leader Yapstone opens global headquarters in Drogheda

Fintech leader Yapstone opens global headquarters in Drogheda

28 September 2016

US-based fintech company, Yapstone, has held the grand opening of its international headquarters at a new, 16,000 sq ft office in Drogheda. The company delivers online and mobile payment solutions for businesses large and small. Intended to streamline how transactions are made and collected, the company has undergone significant growth in the US and around […]

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Graduates pick KPMG as most desirable company to work for

Graduates pick KPMG as most desirable company to work for

27 September 2016

A GradIreland report has highlighted the 100 companies that Irish graduates want to work for most with KPMG taking top spot, and three financial services in the top 10. The desirability of KPMG has improved considerably on its 14th spot last year with other climbers into the top 10 including Lidl Ireland (4th), Pfizer (7th) […]

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Banks fear fintech’s disruptive potential, says new report

Banks fear fintech’s disruptive potential, says new report

27 September 2016

More than three quarters of banks from around the world fear the impact that fintech could have on their business, according to a new report published by PwC. The report highlights that as many as 76% of banking respondents included in the report believe that sections of their business may be at risk due to […]

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PayPal launches initiative to boost financial inclusion with Irish charities

PayPal launches initiative to boost financial inclusion with Irish charities

26 September 2016

PayPal has invited Irish charities to apply for bursaries totalling €13,500, in order to help people and businesses that struggle to secure safe and affordable financial services. Individuals with poor credit histories usually find it difficult utilising financial services, creating a feeling of exclusion from accessing credit and other essential services. Start-ups and small businesses […]

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Fort Wayne Metals expands in Castlebar with €10 million investment

Fort Wayne Metals expands in Castlebar with €10 million investment

26 September 2016

Fort Wayne Metals has announced a €10 investment to expand its production operations in Castlebar, with 40 jobs to be created over the next five years. The company is a leading supplier of precision wire and components for medical devices. Their products are used in tools such as stents, pacemaker leads, endoscopy, orthopaedic devices and […]

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100 new jobs for Limerick as WP Engine opens new centre

100 new jobs for Limerick as WP Engine opens new centre

26 September 2016

Around 100 new jobs are set to be created over the next three years in Limerick as WP Engine has just opened its new Technical Support & Innovation Centre.  The company delivers managing services for premium sites built on WordPress. Approximately 5% of the whole online world visits a WP Engine-powered WordPress site each day. […]

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Alter Pharma celebrates Official Opening and announces 80 new jobs in Balbriggan, Co Dublin

23 September 2016

Alter Pharma today officially inaugurated its new 48,000 sq. ft. Headquarters for its worldwide operations in Balbriggan, Co Dublin.  The company also announced its plans to add 80 new jobs bringing total employment onsite to 120 by 2018.  Alter Pharma CEO Pieter Van Rompay was joined by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, […]

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Eir creating 100 jobs

22 September 2016

Eir has announced that it will be hiring 100 staff to join its team involved in the rollout of high-speed fibre broadband across the country. The new positions will include poling crews, cabling technicians and fibre splicers. KN Network Services a supplier to eir will recruit the 100 staff required. They expect to fill most of […]

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Biopharma Engineering creating 70 jobs over the next three years

22 September 2016

Biopharma Engineering has announced that it will create 70 jobs over the next three year, after opening a new office in Dublin. Speaking at the office opening, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell-O’Connor said the 70 new positions will be highly skilled graduate jobs. It is expected that 20 new positions will be […]

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Spain’s Riu Group Acquires Gresham for €92m

21 September 2016

Spain’s Riu Group has completed the purchase of the historic Gresham Hotel on O’Connell Street for €92m. The Gresham hotel has 323 rooms and suites, 20 function rooms, a restaurant and a bar, and is situated at the heart of Dublin. It was previously owned by Precinct Investments, which in 2004 took the then stock-market […]

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Industrial Sector to Benefit from New Contingency Air Solutions

21 September 2016

O’Neill Industrial, Ireland’s leading air solutions company, has announced the arrival of the Big Blue Hire Fleet – a fleet of four portable Ingersoll Rand Oil Free Air Compressors with Diesel Engines for hire. This significant investment sees O’Neill Industrial become the leader in supplying contingency air solutions in Ireland. O’Neill Industrial has noticed the […]

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The official launch of THINKTECH,  a 1 million euro project to support and grow ideas for a better Ireland.Created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org, and the Department of Environment, Community & Local Government, the unique THINKTECH challenge will identify innovative ideas that use technology to create positive social impact in IrelandPhoto Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

Finalists of THINKTECH €1 million project to develop ideas for a better Ireland

21 September 2016

THINKTECH, a €1 million project to grow ideas for a better Ireland today announced the 11 finalists who will compete for access to an award fund of up to €750,000 in grants as well as support and mentoring to further develop their social innovations.  The finalists will take part in a development programme devised by […]

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SoftwareONE announces the creation of 100 new jobs as part of €16m expansion plan

21 September 2016

SoftwareONE has today announced a major expansion of its Irish operations, creating 100 new jobs in a move that will increase its workforce across Ireland tenfold over the next three years. The expansion is part of a €16m investment plan, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland. Established in 1985 […]

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Fazzi Healthcare Services to establish a healthcare services and coding centre in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over the next five years

21 September 2016

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor today announced that US-based Fazzi Healthcare Services has established a new Irish based coding and healthcare services company in Limerick, creating 300 jobs over five years. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. Medical coding, a regulated process […]

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Mallinckrodt Grows Investment in Dublin College Business and Technology Park to €85 million

21 September 2016

Mallinckrodt plc, a leading specialty pharmaceutical company, today officially opened its new offices in College Business and Technology Park in Blanchardstown, Dublin, and announced creation of a new €10 million state-of-the-art Research and Development (R&D) facility at the location. The R&D facility will house global device engineering for the company and bring 40 more new […]

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GE to invest €150 million in biopharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Cork, Ireland, and establish advanced manufacturing training centre at NIBRT

21 September 2016

Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today announced that GE (NYSE:GE) is to invest €150 million in a new biopharmaceutical manufacturing campus on Industrial Development Agency (IDA) Ireland’s strategic site at Loughbeg, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. GE BioPark Cork, subject to contract and planning approvals, will feature Europe’s first KUBio™, prefabricated, […]

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Software developer MathWorks to establish Shared Sales and Services Centre in Galway

21 September 2016

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD today announced that MathWorks, the leading developer of mathematical computing software for engineers and scientists, is to establish a shared sales and services centre in Galway. The company’s long term investment in Galway includes plans to fill 50 positions in its new location.  The company […]

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ESB launches interactive educational resource on electricity generation for students

21 September 2016

ESB has launched an interactive educational resource to allow students a greater understanding of how electricity is generated and the workings of a power station.   InsideAghada is a web-based power station demonstration that allows teachers and students gain a real insight into the workings of the Aghada generating plant. Located outside Midleton in Cork, […]

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WONDERWARE NEXT GENERATION CONFERENCE 2016 TO SHOWCASE SCADA INNOVATIONS

16 September 2016

Industrial IT software solutions provider, Wonderware UK, a division of SolutionsPT, is hosting a two day event at which it will exclusively reveal the next generation of Wonderware industrial automation software, including updates to its HMI and SCADA offerings. For 30 years, Wonderware has led the way with the world’s most innovative industrial software. On […]

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KPMG creating 500 jobs over the next year

15 September 2016

KPMG is to create 500 new jobs in Ireland over the next 12 months. The roles will comprise of 200 positions for experienced professionals and 300 opportunities for graduates. KPMG says that this is a response to “strong client demand.” The company’s Irish workforce has grown to 2,500 employees – up from just over 2,000 in 2014. The 200 […]

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Ornua creating 65 new jobs with the opening of its new facility

15 September 2016

Ornua has just opened its new butter and packaging facility in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, creating 65 new jobs. “Kerrygold Park” will produced up to 50,000 tonnes of butter per annum and will initially employ 65 people. The move comes as part of a plan to grow Kerrygold’s export sales from €750 million per year to […]

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Dell to cut up to 3,000 jobs globally

15 September 2016

Dell Technologies,could be cutting up to 3,000 jobs after its recently acquisition with data storage company EMC on Wednesday. Most of the job cuts will be in the United States, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter. The layoffs will be mainly in supply chain, marketing and general and administrative divisions, Bloomberg said, […]

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Biomaterial and polymer company Ortec creating 110 jobs

15 September 2016

IDA Ireland has announced that Biomaterial and polymer company Ortec is to establish its European headquarters in Co Limerick, creating up to 110 jobs for the area. The new facility, which will also include a manufacturing and operations centre, will be located in Newcastle West. The jobs created will be highly skilled engineering and science […]

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Belfast accountancy firm BDO to create 31 jobs over 3 years

15 September 2016

Business advisory firm BDO has announced that they will be creating 31 jobs over the next three years to support its international network. The expansion will add more than £1 million in salaries to the north’s economy annually. BDO announced the need for job creation having secured a lucrative contract to provide assistance for UK […]

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Nightline creating 150 new jobs

15 September 2016

Delivery service company Nightline has announced that they will be creating 110 new jobs in Dublin, as part of a €3 million expansion of the company. The three new sites where the jobs will be based are Swords in Dublin, Omagh in Co Tyrone and Kilbarry in Co Waterford. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell […]

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The Coca Cola Company announces 26 million euro investment in Ballina operations

15 September 2016

Investment Announced by Taoiseach Enda Kenny with Muhtar Kent, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Coca-Cola Company today at the Ballina Operations Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland, September 1st – The Coca-Cola Company today announced an investment of 26 million Euro in its Ballina operations in Co. Mayo. The announcement was made by An Taoiseach, Enda […]

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BIFM IRELAND SET TO REWARD TOP FM PROFESSIONALS IN 2016 AWARDS

15 September 2016

The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland Region is on the lookout for top facilities management professionals to enter this year’s BIFM Ireland Region Awards, sponsored by Tech Skills Resources. The awards ceremony will take place at the industry body’s 20th FM Summit on Friday 25 November 2016, Croke Park, Dublin, and will honour […]

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IDA Ireland welcome announcement of new Data Lab and Job Creation in Deutsche Bank in Dublin

09 September 2016

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by Deutsche Bank that the company has opened a data lab in Dublin that will create 40 new jobs. The company also announced plans to create a further 125 Technology and Operations roles in Dublin supporting its Global […]

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Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has completed the acquisition of Leybold Vacuum

09 September 2016

Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, has completed the acquisition of Leybold Vacuum September 1st, 2016 – Effective as of September 1, 2016, Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden) owns the former Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum GmbH, renamed Leybold GmbH. Founded in 1873, Atlas Copco is a global player with more than 43,000 employees […]

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250 jobs to go at Caterpillar’s Northern Ireland facility

07 September 2016

Caterpillar the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy construction equipment has annunced that is will be letting go 250 of its staff from its facility in Monkstown and two other sites in Belfast, Caterpillar currently employs 1,800 people across the North of Ireland. The job cuts will effect those working in production, support and management roles […]

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Intel planning to purchase Movidius

07 September 2016

  Intel has announced that it is planning to buy specialist chip maker Movidius. Moividius, which has a base in Silicon Valley, has been growing strongly in Ireland and has seen employment numbers rise from 50 to 130 in the past year. No price has been disclosed for the deal, but Movidius is understood to be […]

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Dell and EMC’s merger now complete

07 September 2016

Dell and EMC have announced that their multi-billion merger has now been completed. The merger has made the two combined companies the largest privately owned controlled tech company. Last year, Dell announced it would buy data storage company EMC in a deal valued at about $67 billion, the largest on record in the technology sector. The […]

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An overview of the Agri-food Sector and the benefits of R&D tax credits and the Knowledge Development Box for Irish based companies

07 September 2016

Ireland benefits from its green image and reputation for quality which is most important given the increased focus on traceability, food security, standards and quality production systems. With this in mind, brand recognition is vital to build consumer trust and confidence and international reputation 1. The Irish Agri-food sector is Ireland’s most important indigenous sector […]

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Kaspersky creating 50 jobs for Dublin

07 September 2016

Kaspersky Lab is planning to create 50 jobs with an investment of $5m The Cybersecurity firm will be opening its first European research and development centre in Dublin. The new office will focus mainly on developing data analysis and machine learning technologies for the company’s enterprise solutions offering. Meanwhile, Kaspersky has appointed Keith Waters as […]

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