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Employment levels rise above 2m since 2008

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Pfizer to acquire US cancer drug company Medivation

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Software firm creating 20 jobs

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Craft breweries helped push beer production and exports higher in 2015

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Employment levels rise above 2m since 2008

23 August 2016

According to latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. More than two million people are in employment in Ireland for the first time since since 2008. There was annual increase of 2.9% or 56,200 in the number of people with jobs between April and June, bringing total employment in the country to 2,014,900. This compares […]

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Pfizer to acquire US cancer drug company Medivation

23 August 2016

Pfizer has announced that it is in advance talks to acquire US cancer drug company Medivation for close to $14 billion. Medivation shares were up 20pc at $80.56 in premarket trade, just shy of the offer price of $81.50 per share in cash. The offer is at a substantial premium to Sanofi’s initial offer to buy Medivation […]

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Software firm creating 20 jobs

23 August 2016

Dublin-headquartered company Exaxe has announced that it will be creating 20 jobs over the next two years following a significant rise in sales. The software firm, which specialises in software as a service product for life and pensions companies, has reported a 44% rise in revenue for 2015 after securing contracts with a number of […]

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Craft breweries helped push beer production and exports higher in 2015

23 August 2016

The rise of craft breweries helped push beer production and exports higher in 2015, according to the Irish Brewers Association. In its annual Beer Market Report for Ireland, the business group said 750m litres of beer were produced in Ireland last year – up 6% year on year and the first rise in production since […]

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Manufacturing confidence down as Services steadies the ship

22 August 2016

Business confidence continues to fall within the manufacturing sector following Brexit, according to the latest Credit Managers’ Index (CMI). The quarterly index generated by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) shows that confidence within Manufacturing has fallen for the second quarter in a row, and while the pace of decline has slowed, the trend […]

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Chopped announces 20 jobs at its newest store in Tallaght

22 August 2016

Chopped’s has announced that it will be creating 20 jobs at its newest franchise at The Square in Tallaght. The outlet, follows other newly opened restaurants from the franchise in Westmoreland Street, Blanchardstown and Rathmines. Speaking at the opening of Chopped Tallaght, Brian Lee, co-founder and Managing Director of Chopped said: “We’re delighted to be opening […]

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50% rise in Kingspan first-half profits

22 August 2016

Kingspan has reported a 50% rise in the first half of this year to to €154 million. A 19% rise in revenue between January and June to €1.47bn was spurred by a markedly improved activity across Central Europe, North America, and the UK in the past year. For the Republic of Ireland, there was a more than 47% […]

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72 jobs at risk in Lakeland Dairies

19 August 2016

72 jobs are at risk in Lakeland Diaries Banbridge facility. The Cavan headquartered company is to alter production schedules at its Down facility. Lakeland Dairies has confirmed it intends to switch production at Banbridge to a “seasonal processing schedule from September onwards”. A spokesperson said Lakeland Dairies is consulting with staff at Banbridge on the […]

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Dale Farm announces 60 new jobs

18 August 2016

Dale Farm has announced that it will be creating 60 jobs for Co. Tyrone. The company has decided to go ahead with its £7m investment in a new cheese processing and packing plant. The Economy Minister in the Northern Ireland Executive, Simon Hamilton, today unveiled Dale Farm’s new cheese processing and packing facility. This follows Dale Farm’s […]

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Zevas Communications creating 40 jobs

18 August 2016

Cork-headquartered Zevas Communications has announced that it will be creating 40 jobs across its Cork and Dublin offices. The company which is a provider of outsourced customer support, has said that the new positions follow a period of sustained growth and expansion, with the headcount at the firm set to rise from 145 to 185. The majority of […]

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Surge in jobs for Construction and Property professionals

18 August 2016

Hays Ireland, a leading construction recruitment firm has reveled that the demand for professionals in the construction and property sector has surged 40% in July, compared to this time last year. The recruitment agency also reveled that Architects were the most sought after up 60% but there was also strong demand for contract managers, quantity […]

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Nestlé falls short of its growth targets

18 August 2016

Nestlé, the world’s largest packaged foods maker, has had a difficult start to 2016 and fallen short of its sale growth targets during the first half of the year. The company is counting on new products and price increases in the second half of the year to meet its full-year sales growth target after a […]

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Cisco cutting 5,500 jobs globally

18 August 2016

Cisco Systems has announced that it will be cutting nearly 7% of its 70,000 workforce, the company is trying recasting itself as a provider of software-based systems and services. Cisco currently employs 300 people here in Ireland.The gradual move to fast-growing sectors such as security, the Internet of Things and the cloud is a response to sluggish […]

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Tech firm secures $6m funding

15 August 2016

Limerick based technology company Teckro has raised $6 million from a number of investors including a top US technology investment fund. The funds will be used to support “further development and expansion” of the Limerick-based mobile software platform for clinical trials. The investment was led by San Francisco-based Founders Fund, with participation from Enterprise Ireland […]

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One Spencer Dock sells for €242m

15 August 2016

One Spencer Dock, has been sold to London’s AGC Equity Partners for €242m. One of Dublin’s highest-profile office developments is currently occupied by PwC, which has has signed a 25-year lease from 2007 to 2032. The building is nine storeys high and comprises of  21,000 sq m of office space. It also features a basement with 100 car parking spaces. […]

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Apple granted permission for €850m data centre in Galway

15 August 2016

Tech giant Apple has been granted permission by An Bord Pleanala to build an €850m data centre in Co Galway. The 24,500 square metre data centre, an administration building and associated works will cater for the company’s Apple Music, App Store, Maps, Messages and Siri customer in Europe. The data centre in Athenry had been approved by […]

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Pictured at the announcement that EMIT has implemented a comprehensive managed IT security service for Depaul, powered by Dell SonicWALL, are (L-R): Eamon Moore, managing director, EMIT; Niamh Townsend, general manager, Dell Ireland; and Aoife Watters, director of finance and corporate services, Depaul.

EMIT helps Depaul increase network security and save money

15 August 2016

EMIT, a leading Irish business productivity and technology firm, today announces its implementation of a comprehensive managed IT security service for Depaul. Powered by Dell SonicWALL, the service provides Depaul with connectivity and control in each of its 20 locations around the country. Established in Ireland since 2002 and employing 350 professionally trained staff, Depaul […]

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€1m investment for Galway stem cell technology firm

12 August 2016

Orbsen Therapeutics, a stem cell technology company based at NUIG, has raised almost €1m from Irish and US investors. Founding directors include Timothy O’Brien, a professor and consultant endocrinologist at Galway University Hospital. Larry Couture is the firm’s chief executive. Orbsen is currently working on a six million euro EU-funded project to evaluate the clinical safety […]

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Jameson Distillery to receive €11m makeover

11 August 2016

The Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield is to receive an €11m makeover. The distillery will close at the end of August due to the reconstruction which will involve 100 jobs for the period. The distillery will then officially reopen in March 2017. The whiskey attraction currently gets 600,000 tourists a year. General Manager Ray Dempsey said: “When we next […]

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Irish start-up announces 40 new jobs

11 August 2016

Touchtech, the Irish fintech start-up has announced that it will be hiring 40 high quality technical and marketing staff over the next three years at its Dublin office. This comes after the Irish online authentication company signed its first contract with Optimus Cards Group, a leading provider of payment card services across the UK and Ireland. Founded […]

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Pulsate creating 40 new jobs as it expands its team in Ireland and the US

11 August 2016

Pulsate has announced that it will be adding up to 40 jobs as it expands its team in Ireland and the United States. At the moment the company currently employs 20 people, split between its offices in Dublin, where the company’s engineering is done, and in San Francisco, where it has a small sales team. […]

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Bombardier Aerospace bringing forward its redundancy programme

11 August 2016

Bombardier Aerospace has announced that it will be bringing forward its redundancies programme in Northern Ireland. A total of 95 jobs are likely to be affected as part of a global restructuring programme to shed more than 1,000 roles over two years. The Canada-based multinational has been under financial pressure and invested large sums in its […]

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10/08/2016 NO REPRO FEE, MAXWELLS DUBLIN open eir to provide high capacity fibre connection from Killala to Dublin in Aqua Comms deal worth more than €5m. Pictured at the announcement are (L-R): Adrian Marron, Head of Sales & Service Management, open eir; and Martin Reilly, vice president of sales, cloud and content, Aqua Comms. PIC: NO FEE, MAXWELLPHOTOGRAPHY.IE

Open eir and Aqua Comms agree multi-year deal worth more than €5m

11 August 2016

open eir, Ireland’s largest wholesale communications services provider, has been chosen by Aqua Comms to provide an ultra-high capacity fibre link to connect Aqua Comms’ transatlantic AEConnect cable system to bandwidth-hungry data centres in Dublin.   The fibre provided by open eir is a fundamental building block for the Aqua Comms network, providing ultra-high capacity, […]

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Researchers Paving the Way for Future Olympic Success

11 August 2016

Researchers currently working in Ireland are paving the way for future Olympic success stories.  That’s according to the Irish Research Council, which today (11.08.16) released details of innovative sports research projects underway in universities nationwide.   The research topics range from injury prevention and rehabilitation for Olympic athletes to mimicking sunlight in order to improve […]

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Mark Anthony Brands International invests €5.5m in Glendalough Distillery

10 August 2016

North American drinks production and distribution company Mark Anthony Brands has taken a significant stake in Glendalough Distillery, investing over €5.5m into the company. Glendalough Distillery is backed by investors including rugby legend Brian O’Driscoll, and C&C chief financial officer Kenny Neison. Founded five years ago by five friends, including two former Davy Stockbrokers analysts, Glendalough […]

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8% drop in availability of professional jobs

10 August 2016

The number of professional jobs available in Ireland last month has dropped 8% when compared with the same time last year, though the figure was higher than it had been in June. The latest Employment Monitor conducted by Morgan McKinley shows the availability of professional job opportunities rose by 2.4% to 11,909 month-on-month in July with […]

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SiriusXT secures a €3m investment

10 August 2016

SiriusXT has secured a €3m investment in the latest round of Horizon 2020 SME funding from the EU. The UCD spin-out company which was co-founded last year by Dr Kenneth Fahy, Dr Fergal O’Reilly and Dr Paul Sheridan following 10 years of research on the technology that underpins the soft x-ray tomography microscope. The microscope, which […]

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Arc-net creating 50 jobs for Belfast and Edinburgh

09 August 2016

Arc-net has announced that it will be creating 50 news jobs in Belfast and Edinburgh via business accelerator programme. Kieran Kelly, a Northern Ireland entrepreneur founded technology outfit arc-net last year. The company develops technology to help fight food fraud. Kieran is hoping to grow his business with another 50 staff in Belfast and Edinburgh. “The Entrepreneurial Spark experience has been transformative, […]

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Robot chefs are here, and they’re cooking lunch

08 August 2016

Get your lunch cooked by a robot and learn what food manufacturing could look like in 2030. Join us and other food industry leaders to ponder what food processing will look like when we’re in driverless cars at the “Food Manufacturing 2030 Conference” at the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, Holbeach, UK on Thursday 13th […]

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Voxpro investing $4m in US expansion

04 August 2016

Voxpro has announced that it will be investing $4m  in a new centre of excellence in the US state of Georgia. More than 500 jobs are expected to be created by 2020 in Georgia as a result of the expansion. The Cork-based customer service and tech support provider opened a California office in March, and the […]

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Verizon acquires Ireland’s Fleetmatics for €2.1bn

04 August 2016

Ireland-based GPS vehicle-tracking firm Fleetmatics is set to be bought by Verizon in a deal worth €2.1 bn. Verizon is the top US wireless company – this move will help it to make inroads into the fleet management market. The company’s HQ is in Tallaght in Dublin – it develops software to track vehicle location, speed, fuel usage, mileage, and […]

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Drug manufacturer Jazz opens €50m facility

04 August 2016

Jazz Pharmaceuticals today announced that the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Ms. Mary Mitchell O’Connor and the Global Head of Life Sciences of IDA Ireland, Mr. Barry Heavey joined the Chairman and Chief Executive of Jazz, Bruce Cozadd, at a ceremony today to mark the official opening of a new Jazz manufacturing and development […]

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NO REPRO FEES The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD,(centre) at the official launch of Springboard+ 2016 Wednesday, 15th June, at the Clock Tower Building, Department of Education and Skills, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.Pictured from left: John Devlin (left) and Fidelma O

Springboard+ to Hold Free Information Days in Dublin and Cork this Month

04 August 2016

Two information events showcasing the free third-level courses available through this year’s Springboard+ programme will be held in Dublin and Cork later this month.   Springboard+ is the government programme aimed at upskilling and reskilling jobseekers to work in growing enterprise sectors that need skilled personnel.  It is run by the Higher Education Authority on […]

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Repro Free: Wednesday 3rd August 2016 – Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD today announced nearly €40 million in research funding for 24 major research projects. The funding is distributed via Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators Programme through a funding stream provided by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation. With awards ranging from €500,000 to €2.7 million over four to five year periods, projects funded by the Investigators Programme will support over 200 researchers. Pictured are Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General SFI, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD with researchers Rachel McLoughlin Trinity College Dublin and Eoin Casey UCD. Picture Jason Clarke

€40 million funding granted to 24 research projects

04 August 2016

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor TD today announced nearly €40 million in research funding for 24 major research projects. The funding is distributed via Science Foundation Ireland’s Investigators Programme through a funding stream provided by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation. With awards ranging from €500,000 to €2.7 million over four to five year […]

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25 jobs to be lost in Kenmare as factory closes

04 August 2016

Food processing factory Kenmare Select, which specialises in smoked salmon and other fish products is to close its doors in Co. Kerry with the loss of 25 full-time jobs. The factory which was established in the early 1990s nformed of the decision at a meeting Wednesday morning. Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae says the job losses in Kenmare […]

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Kerry Group profits fall 6.5%

04 August 2016

Kerry Group’s net profits have fallen 6.5% during the first half of the year to €222m as revenue grew by 0.3% to more than €3bn. The group has indicated that it expects challenging conditions to remain in international trade during the second half of the year. The group now says that end-of-year earnings will be to the […]

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Lidl announces 600 new jobs for Ireland along with a €110m investment

04 August 2016

Lidl has announced that it will be creating 600 jobs in Ireland over the next two years. The German supermarket chain also announced that it will be pushing ahead with its €110 million capital investment plan of store improvements and greenfield expansion. The company is expanding due to significant growth in market share and needs new staff to […]

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Tullett Prebon creating 300 new jobs for Belfast

02 August 2016

London-based IT company, Tullett Prebon is to open a new global technology hub in Belfast, creating 300 new positions. The investment will contribute almost £10million in salaries to the economy each year, Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness have said. The new facility, which will focus on development and technical support for Tullett’s global business, is […]

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