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  • Lack and cost of accommodation biggest problem for tech firms While staff retention was the primary difficulty for Digital and Technology companies in 2016, this has become secondary to the fastest emerging problem in 2017 – the lack and the cost of accommodation. According to the latest market analysis and salary survey by recruitment group Prosperity, the enduring reality is that the Digital and Tech [...]...
  • Private data exchange between businesses forecasted to be six times volume of public internet by 2020 – Equinix Equinix, Inc., the global Interconnection and data centre company, has announced that Bandwidth used in private data exchange between businesses is expected to be six times that of the public internet by 2020. The insights come from the Global Interconnection Index, a new market study published by Equinix. The Index found that Interconnection Bandwidth is outpacing growth of the public [...]...
  • Ireland boasts active M&A sector despite global uncertainty The first six months of 2017 have proven to be a dynamic period for Ireland’s merger and acquisition (M&A) market and it is clear that Ireland continues to be an attractive destination for international investment. This is according to the mid-year William Fry Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2017, in association with Mergermarket, which was published [...]...
  • 2017 Young Chartered Star announced A young accountant will represent Chartered Accountants Ireland at the ‘One Young World’ conference in Bogotá, Colombia, later this year after winning the ‘Young Chartered Star’ 2017 competition. Sinead Fox Hamilton ACA will represent the Institute at the prestigious international conference from 4 – 7 October 2017, along with other representatives of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide [...]...
  • UK Brexit paper welcome, but major challenges remain – Ibec Ibec has welcomed the aim of the UK government to avoid customs checks on the island of Ireland and develop streamlined or new customs arrangements with the EU in two new Brexit position papers. However, the group cautioned that a UK departure from the EU customs union would present very serious challenges to achieving these [...]...

Lack and cost of accommodation biggest problem for tech firms

  Lack and cost of accommodation biggest problem for tech firms

While staff retention was the primary difficulty for Digital and Technology companies in 2016, this has become secondary to the fastest emerging problem in 2017 – the lack and the cost of accommodation. According to the latest market analysis and salary survey by recruitment group Prosperity, the enduring reality is that the Digital and Tech […]

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Private data exchange between businesses forecasted to be six times volume of public internet by 2020 – Equinix

  Private data exchange between businesses forecasted to be six times volume of public internet by 2020 – Equinix

Equinix, Inc., the global Interconnection and data centre company, has announced that Bandwidth used in private data exchange between businesses is expected to be six times that of the public internet by 2020. The insights come from the Global Interconnection Index, a new market study published by Equinix. The Index found that Interconnection Bandwidth is outpacing growth of the public […]

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Ireland boasts active M&A sector despite global uncertainty

  Ireland boasts active M&A sector despite global uncertainty

The first six months of 2017 have proven to be a dynamic period for Ireland’s merger and acquisition (M&A) market and it is clear that Ireland continues to be an attractive destination for international investment. This is according to the mid-year William Fry Mergers & Acquisitions Review 2017, in association with Mergermarket, which was published […]

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2017 Young Chartered Star announced

  2017 Young Chartered Star announced

A young accountant will represent Chartered Accountants Ireland at the ‘One Young World’ conference in Bogotá, Colombia, later this year after winning the ‘Young Chartered Star’ 2017 competition. Sinead Fox Hamilton ACA will represent the Institute at the prestigious international conference from 4 – 7 October 2017, along with other representatives of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide […]

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UK Brexit paper welcome, but major challenges remain – Ibec

  UK Brexit paper welcome, but major challenges remain – Ibec

Ibec has welcomed the aim of the UK government to avoid customs checks on the island of Ireland and develop streamlined or new customs arrangements with the EU in two new Brexit position papers. However, the group cautioned that a UK departure from the EU customs union would present very serious challenges to achieving these […]

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Food companies encouraged to ‘Think Digital’

  Food companies encouraged to ‘Think Digital’

Bord Bia has announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view to increasing brand awareness and sales. ‘Think Digital’ is a 6-month digital marketing programme available to all Irish food and drink companies designed specifically to address […]

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OSi and CSO launch new Census website on Esri Ireland’s digital mapping platform

  OSi and CSO launch new Census website on Esri Ireland’s digital mapping platform

Geographic information services company, Esri Ireland, has announced that Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have launched a new website on its ArcGIS Open Data digital mapping platform. The new website, available at http://census2016.geohive.ie/, presents data gathered during Census 2016 in a clear and legible way and aims to make geographical and […]

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Needham Coding Ireland to show own brand ‘N’ Series continuous ink jet printers for first time

  Needham Coding Ireland to show own brand ‘N’ Series continuous ink jet printers for first time

Newly established business, Co Westmeath-based Needham Coding Ireland Limited, which was formed following a merger between The Needham Group and long-standing Irish distributor, Advanced Coding Solutions (ACS), will be highlighting a wide range of continuous ink jet (CIJ), thermal ink jet (TIJ) and laser coding and marking equipment and associated printer inks and makeup at […]

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Entrepreneurship in Ireland at pre-recession levels with 35,000 new business owners in 2016

  Entrepreneurship in Ireland at pre-recession levels with 35,000 new business owners in 2016

One in every 23 people in Ireland (aged 18-64 years) is a new business owner, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) 2016 Survey of Entrepreneurship in Ireland which was published today. These figures are similar to the US and high compared to European countries.
Enterprise Ireland, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, […]

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Irish Medtech Awards launched amid strong industry growth

  Irish Medtech Awards launched amid strong industry growth

Strong growth within the medtech industry is driving further investment and job creation. That’s according to a new survey published by the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the sector, to mark the launch of the Irish Medtech Awards which are jointly hosted with Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.
The results of the Medtech […]

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Irish consumer sentiment remains positive in July

  Irish consumer sentiment remains positive in July

Irish consumer sentiment held broadly steady in July as an improved buying climate, likely boosted by summer sales and holiday spending plans, contrasted with a more cautious assessment of household finances. At current levels, the survey paints a reasonably positive picture of Irish economic conditions but also continues to highlight concerns about consumers’ personal financial […]

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New record For Dublin Airport with 3m passengers In July

  New record For Dublin Airport with 3m passengers In July

Dublin Airport welcomed more than 3.1 million passengers in July, which was a new monthly record for the airport and a 6% increase on the same period last year. July was the first time in the airport’s 77-year history that more than three million passengers have been facilitated in a single month.
A total of 3,121,469 […]

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Medium sized enterprises most satisfied with government

  Medium sized enterprises most satisfied with government

ISME has published the results of its latest Government Satisfaction Survey, showing that SMEs overall satisfaction with the Government experienced another improvement on the previous quarter. The Association welcomes the fact that this is the second overall improvement this year. Business costs still remain the biggest issue for SMEs, along with Government’s handling of the […]

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Canadian women’s rugby players learn camogie from under 11’s girls club

  Canadian women’s rugby players learn camogie from under 11’s girls club

The Women’s Rugby World Cup 2017 kicked off this week in Dublin, with 12 national teams participating. Rugby Canada and Tourism Ireland hosted a community event for the Canadian women’s team at a Dublin GAA club this week, to allow the team experience one of our unique national games.
Tourism Ireland arranged a fun camogie lesson […]

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Tourism Minister briefed on Brexit in London

  Tourism Minister briefed on Brexit in London

In a recent visit to London, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin met with the Tourism Ireland team, where he was briefed on the organisation’s 2017 promotional programme and the possible implications on travel of the decision by the UK to leave the EU.
Great Britain is a vital market for tourism to […]

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UK firm to take over 10% of Dublin Bus routes

  UK firm to take over 10% of Dublin Bus routes

UK bus company Go-Ahead has been announced as preferred bidder for 10% of Dublin bus routes after winning a tendering competition by the National Transport Authority. The company is expected to begin operating some of the 24 routes by the end of November 2018 and all routes by February 2019.
Dublin Bus also submitted a tender […]

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Ward Solutions invests €300,000 to launch new GDPR consultancy service

  Ward Solutions invests €300,000 to launch new GDPR consultancy service

Leading information security provider, Ward Solutions, has announces that it has invested €300,000 to launch a new GDPR consultancy service for Irish businesses. The new service will help organisations around Ireland to achieve and demonstrate compliance with incoming General Data Protection Regulation, due to come into force on 25th May next year. Ward has established a […]

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RADICAL launches new app to help save lives

  RADICAL launches new app to help save lives

Advertising content agency RADICAL has created a new mobile app for Toyota which is designed to help save lives on Irish roads. The company, which is of part Core Media, was asked by Toyota to help them bring their brand proposition ‘Built for a Better World’ to life. While researching ways in which Toyota could help improve […]

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Ibec forecasts strong economic growth & employment increases

  Ibec forecasts strong economic growth & employment increases

Ibec has published its latest Quarterly Economic Outlook, which forecasts growth of 4.2% for 2017 and 3.2% in 2018. A strong labour market, in particular, will underpin the buoyancy of the domestic economy, but Brexit related trading challenges will remain for exporters. This will be a particular challenge for the regions, with Ibec analysis showing […]

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Mid-year review of overseas tourism 2017

  Mid-year review of overseas tourism 2017

Official CSO figures for the first half of 2017 confirm growth of +4.2% in overseas visitors to Ireland, 182,000 arrivals more than the record first half of 2016. At the recent mid-year review of overseas tourism, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross and Tourism Ireland CEO, Niall Gibbons, confirmed that this growth has […]

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Minister Doherty urges new fathers to claim Paternity Benefit

  Minister Doherty urges new fathers to claim Paternity Benefit

As the first anniversary of the introduction of paternity benefit approaches, Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty has launched an awareness campaign to encourage new or expectant fathers to apply for the two weeks payment from her Department. Employed and self-employed fathers with the correct PRSI contributions are entitled to receive paternity benefit.
Paternity benefit is available […]

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Edina Group announces new website launch

  Edina Group announces new website launch

Edina, a leading supplier, installer and maintenance provider for combined heat and power (CHP), gas, and diesel generation solutions, announced today the launch of its newly redesigned website.
The new Edina website (http://www.edina.eu) offers quick and easy access to essential information and features, whilst showcasing Edina’s technical expertise and full EPC/turnkey capabilities as a leading total […]

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Growing costs undermining retail recovery – Retail Ireland

  Growing costs undermining retail recovery – Retail Ireland

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has highlighted growing concern amongst retailers that the sector’s competitive position is being undermined as costs increase. In its latest Retail Monitor, the group identified particular concerns regarding Government controlled costs such as commercial rates, the minimum wage, and levies attached to utilities.
Retail Ireland Director […]

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Three-quarters of Irish firms upped cybersecurity after WannaCry – DataSolutions survey

  Three-quarters of Irish firms upped cybersecurity after WannaCry – DataSolutions survey

IT solutions distributor firm DataSolutions has announced the results of a survey, which found that 73% of companies have made changes to their IT security as a direct result of the WannaCry ransomware incident. The research also found that one-fifth of senior IT decision-makers in Ireland would pay a ransom if under attack from cybercriminals.
In […]

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Sanner invests in Bensheim production facility

  Sanner invests in Bensheim production facility

Sanner GmbH, a manufacturer of high-quality primary plastic packaging and medical devices, has successfully completed the expansion of its production facility in Bensheim. Fourteen new, state-of-the-art injection-molding machines were installed to improve production processes. With an investment of close to three million euros, Sanner has paved the way for future-oriented manufacturing at its headquarters.
One year […]

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Brands must offer more to build loyalty with younger customers

  Brands must offer more to build loyalty with younger customers

A new study from technology specialist Ricoh Ireland has highlighted generational differences in customer service expectations. Older age groups are revealed as being less forgiving of brands, while younger customers expect far more information at the consideration stage, along with deep post-sales interaction to build lasting brand relationships. The survey of 3,600 consumers was conducted […]

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Companies not taking advantage of stable environment to plan for Brexit

  Companies not taking advantage of stable environment to plan for Brexit

The latest quarterly (April – June 2017) InterTradeIreland Business Monitor Report, shows that, despite the UK voting to leave the EU 12 months ago, the proportion of companies with a plan in place to deal with the potential outcomes of Brexit has remained static at 2 per cent. Alarmingly, this figure only increases to three […]

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Enterprise Ireland invests In IoT cloud platform

  Enterprise Ireland invests In IoT cloud platform

Venture capital fund, Suir Valley Ventures, has announced it has invested €750,000 into Wia, one of the leading Internet of Things (‘IoT’) cloud platforms. Wia’s IoT cloud platform enables developers to turn any type of sensing device into a secure, smart and useful application in a matter of minutes, generating considerable time and cost savings […]

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€3.5M govt fund to support community health projects

  €3.5M govt fund to support community health projects

The Minister for Health, Simon Harris TD has welcomed the recent announcement from the Department of Rural and Community Development of the approval of the 2017 Dormant Accounts Action Plan. Additional funding of up to €3.46 million is being made available to the Department of Health in the period 2017-2019 to support a range of […]

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Kabbage secures $250m funding

  Kabbage secures $250m funding

Kabbage, a company with some 115,000 customers and $3.5 billion in loans that has built an automated platform for lending money to small businesses and individuals using data points to determine a customer’s credit score, has announced SoftBank Group is investing $250 million in the company. The money will be used to expand into the […]

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