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New CEO at Barclays Bank Ireland

    New CEO at Barclays Bank Ireland

Barclays Bank Ireland has announced the appointment of Kevin Wall as its new chief executive. He succeeds Sarah Wiggins who will take up a new role within Barclays as head of east and south east in UK corporate banking next month. Mr Wall joined Barclays in 1981 and has held a variety of roles across the business, […]

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GSK opens new €8m state of the art biomass energy plant at Dungarvan site

    GSK opens new €8m state of the art biomass energy plant at Dungarvan site

GSK has announced the opening of an €8 million investment project at its manufacturing site in Dungarvan. The facility was officially opened Friday 23 June, by Site Director Brian Fox. The investment has been utilised to develop a new purpose-built biomass energy facility which is expected to reduce the site’s carbon emissions by up to […]

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Eurotek designs and installs digital signage network in Ulster Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium

    Eurotek designs and installs digital signage network in Ulster Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium

Eurotek, the Irish owned specialist provider of audio-visual solutions to companies nationwide and across the world, has designed and installed a new state of the art digital signage network at Ulster Rugby’s Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. The new system enables Ulster Rugby to deliver live match footage and tailored visitor information to 96 screens across […]

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Winner of High Potential Start-Up ‘Founder of the Year 2017’ announced

    Winner of High Potential Start-Up ‘Founder of the Year 2017’ announced

Tony McEnroe of SiriusXT has won the inaugural Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) “Founder of the Year Award”, supported by Grant Thornton. SiriusXT has developed and built a bench-top, Soft X-Ray Microscope [SXT100] that is capable of generating high-resolution 3D images of the internal structure of whole biological cells. The SXT100 is built on […]

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Chaucer launches Dublin-based company to write international specialty business

    Chaucer launches Dublin-based company to write international specialty business

Chaucer, the specialist insurance group, has announced that the Central Bank of Ireland has approved the formation of a Dublin-based company that will trade under the name of Chaucer Dublin (incorporated in Ireland as Chaucer Insurance Company DAC) to write international specialty insurance and reinsurance business.
Chaucer Dublin, which plans to write a broad range of […]

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Falls in oil, gas, coal and electricity lead to 6% drop in Bord Gáis Energy Index in May

    Falls in oil, gas, coal and electricity lead to 6% drop in Bord Gáis Energy Index in May

A broad-based fall in oil, gas, coal and electricity in May led to the Bord Gáis Energy Index falling by 6% during the month.  The main influencers were a 6% fall in oil prices as OPEC’s production cuts failed to have the desired effect, and a 6% fall in electricity costs.  However, year-on-year the Index […]

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PaycheckPlus wins global accolade at ‘The Payroll Awards’

    PaycheckPlus wins global accolade at ‘The Payroll Awards’

PaycheckPlus, the Irish payroll outsource provider for Irish, UK and international clients, has won a prestigious global award at the ‘The Payroll Awards’ hosted by the Global Payroll Association in Amsterdam. The Co. Louth based payroll company beat a host of international competition to take home the “In-country Payroll Provider of the Year 2017” award.
In […]

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Bristol-Myers Squibb to sell Swords manufacturing facility to SK Biotek Co., Ltd.

    Bristol-Myers Squibb to sell Swords manufacturing facility to SK Biotek Co., Ltd.

IDA Ireland has welcomed the joint-announcement by Bristol-Myers Squibb and South Korean company SK Biotek Co., Ltd of agreement for SK Biotek to acquire Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) Manufacturing Facility in Swords, Co Dublin.
The announcement confirms that the two companies have signed a definitive purchase agreement for Bristol-Myers Squibb to sell its small […]

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BNY Mellon celebrates 15 years in Wexford

    BNY Mellon celebrates 15 years in Wexford

BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment servicing, is celebrating 15 years of operations in Wexford. BNY Mellon’s Irish operations currently employ over 1,600 people and offer a broad range of services including asset servicing, alternative investment services and corporate trust.
Commenting on BNY Mellon’s  anniversary, Head of International Financial Services Kieran Donoghue […]

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Applegreen appoints new chief financial officer

    Applegreen appoints new chief financial officer

Forecourt retailer Applegreen has appointed Niall Dolan as its new chief financial officer. Mr Dolan, who is currently head of corporate finance and treasury with Applegreen, will take up his new role on July 1st.
Prior to joining Applegreen in 2015, Mr Dolan was chief financial officer of ISS Ireland, a facility service provider. He qualified […]

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Decline in satisfaction with broadband speeds

    Decline in satisfaction with broadband speeds

Irish broadband is still stuck in the slow lane, while many consumers are in the dark over whether they are getting the speeds they are actually paying for, according to new research from independent and impartial price comparison website Switcher.ie.
Despite the Government making a concerted effort through the National Broadband Plan to get Ireland up-to-speed, […]

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Pinsent Masons to launch Dublin presence

    Pinsent Masons to launch Dublin presence

International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced plans to open in Dublin in a move which will see the firm open its fourth international office in less than 18 months. The office will focus on the Financial Services and Technology sectors initially. A team of three eminent practitioners in Dublin will found the new practice including Gayle […]

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Pure Telecom’s €1.75m deal enables DSM to create 15 jobs

    Pure Telecom’s €1.75m deal enables DSM to create 15 jobs

Pure Telecom has announced it has signed a €1.75 million two-year deal with sales agency DSM. The deal will allow DSM to recruit 15 sales representatives, who will be tasked with growing Pure Telecom’s business across the country, with a particular focus on rural Ireland.
Pure Telecom has agreements with several of Ireland’s major wholesale telecoms […]

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Air Cleaners in Food Storage Warehouses – A New Sizing Tool

    Air Cleaners in Food Storage Warehouses – A New Sizing Tool

Post provided by Camfil.
Food Quality is of the utmost importance for Food and Beverage manufacturing. Ensuring that food is delivered to your customers to the highest standard is key for brand image and customer satisfaction.
Have you noticed dust build up in your storage warehouses? Are products being affected by Dust problems? Are vehicle exhausts entering your […]

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Smartbox to add 100 Dublin jobs

    Smartbox to add 100 Dublin jobs

Experience gift market company Smartbox group is set to create 100 new jobs as part of future growth in its Dublin office. Additionally, the company announced its acquisition of Odisseias, a gift experience company in Portugal with 75% market share.
The roles at the Talbot Street location will focus on areas including research and development, customer […]

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Carlow tech company opens new Chicago office

    Carlow tech company opens new Chicago office

Security specialist company Netwatch is set to open a new office in Chicago. The move will create 15 new jobs in the area. The company has chosen Chicago as its North-western location as it is one of the fastest growing regions in the USA for its transportation and logistics hub, built around Chicago O’ Hare […]

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Nova Leah to create 50 new jobs in Dundalk

    Nova Leah to create 50 new jobs in Dundalk

Medical device security firm Nova Leah has announced plans to recruit 78 people to its workforce over the next four years. Around 50 of those roles will be based in Dundalk and be in the area of engineering and support. The remainder will be sales and marketing roles in the company’s newly-opened office in Boston.
Nova […]

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HealthBeacon to create 20 jobs

    HealthBeacon to create 20 jobs

Dublin-based digital health company HealthBeacon has announced the creation of 20 jobs, which will aim to bring the company’s headcount to 37. The new positions will support the launch of the firm’s technology expansion – the ‘Smart Sharps System’ that helps patients adhere to their medication schedule – into North America.
The company is set to […]

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Regatta Great Outdoors announces 100 new jobs

    Regatta Great Outdoors announces 100 new jobs

Outdoor clothing company Regatta Great Outdoors has announced the creation of 100 new jobs in Ireland with the opening of several new stores nationwide including key locations in Galway, Dublin and Waterford. This expansion sees Regatta Great Outdoors set to become a prominent household name across Ireland as the company has reported multi-million turnovers in […]

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Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

    Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

A survey commissioned by Ricoh Ireland has found that just 29% of Irish people believe schools are equipping children with the necessary skills for the digital era. It also revealed that only a third of respondents feel that Irish schools have access to the range of modern technologies that will help students to become digitally […]

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Construction to start on GCP2 Production Facility at Takeda Ireland Ltd site

    Construction to start on GCP2 Production Facility at Takeda Ireland Ltd site

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited has announced that a groundbreaking ceremony has been held for its new production facility at the existing Grange Castle site in Ireland. Takeda’s existing footprint at the Grange Castle site will be expanded with the construction of a new standalone, high-containment production facility dedicated to manufacturing its oncology product NINLARO for […]

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Grant Thornton launches new Centre of Excellence

    Grant Thornton launches new Centre of Excellence

Grant Thornton has announced it is to create 250 new jobs across all areas of its business operations in Ireland. A significant number of the new posts will be in its Centre of Excellence, which provides a new framework for the delivery of global compliance and reporting services, from its base in Ireland.
Welcoming the announcement […]

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Abbott and IDA Ireland announce investment of €10m to fund Sligo site relocation

    Abbott and IDA Ireland announce investment of €10m to fund Sligo site relocation

Global healthcare company Abbott will relocate its Irish Nutritional Devices business from its existing base at Ballytivnan, Sligo, to a new, purpose-built IDA Ireland Advance Technology building located in the Finisklin industrial estate.
The move will see a combined investment of almost €10 million and will enable the consolidation of manufacturing and business support within one […]

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MSD Ireland announces 330 new jobs and €280m investment in Carlow and Cork

    MSD Ireland announces 330 new jobs and €280m investment in Carlow and Cork

MSD has announced it will create 330 new jobs and invest €280 million over the next three years at two of its Irish manufacturing sites. The new jobs, which will be created in Carlow and Cork, are as a result of increased global demand for MSD’s medicines and vaccines produced in Ireland, while the investment […]

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Equinix appoints Kevin O’Connor as Channel Manager in Ireland

    Equinix appoints Kevin O’Connor as Channel Manager in Ireland

Interconnection and data centre company Equinix has announced the appointment of Kevin O’Connor as channel manager for Ireland. Kevin will be responsible for the management of Equinix Ireland’s channel business – helping channel partners enhance their existing offerings with Equinix’s interconnection and cloud solutions.
Kevin will help partners offer their customers truly hybrid cloud solutions through […]

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Linked Finance moves into UK market

    Linked Finance moves into UK market

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) lending platform Linked Finance has received full authorisation by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) which will enable it to move into the UK market. The approval comes as the Department of Finance initiates a public consultation process on the potential introduction of regulation of the P2P sector in Ireland.
The authorisation means that […]

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Pitney Bowes invests in Dublin creating 100 jobs

    Pitney Bowes invests in Dublin creating 100 jobs

Pitney Bowes has announced plans to open a new operations centre in Dublin that will house a three-year multi-million euro R&D project focused on developing a next generation e-commerce and payments platform for global brands.
The new operations centre will comprise a Client Support Centre and Research & Design Centre, creating approximately 100 new jobs for […]

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Accenture launches virtual ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’

    Accenture launches virtual ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’

Accenture has launched its ‘Skills to Succeed Academy’, which aims to equip 10,000 young people by helping them gain the skills to get a job or build a business. Launched in partnership with the Department of Social Protection, the Academy is a free, interactive online training programme, developed to give those aged 15-24 the skills […]

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OpenJaw Technologies to double workforce

    OpenJaw Technologies to double workforce

Irish travel software company OpenJaw Technologies has announced plans to double its global workforce from 230 to 450 employees in the next three years, with at least 50 of the jobs being located at the company’s offices in Dublin and Galway.
The jobs announcement was made at OpenJaw’s travel retailing summit at Dublin’s Mansion House, a […]

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Consumer research puts PayPal, Yamaha Motor and Amazon as customer relationship leaders

    Consumer research puts PayPal, Yamaha Motor and Amazon as customer relationship leaders

70% of European consumers say the best brands are those who treat them as individuals, according to new research commissioned by technology specialist Ricoh. The finding highlights the demand for personalised services, and for businesses to ensure they have the digital solutions to meet and exceed evolving customer requirements. The survey of 3,600 consumers was […]

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IDA Ireland welcomes JP Morgan’s expansion announcement in Dublin

    IDA Ireland welcomes JP Morgan’s expansion announcement in Dublin

IDA Ireland has welcomed JP Morgan’s announcement that it will be expanding its operations significantly in Dublin. The global financial services company has been in Ireland since 1968 and currently employs 500 people here. The company is to acquire a 130,000sq ft building in the heart of Dublin’s docklands in a move that will provide […]

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25 new software and tech jobs for Drogheda

    25 new software and tech jobs for Drogheda

Fintech software company Aphix Software has announced the creation of 25 new jobs at its Drogheda base. The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland are across many areas of the business to include customer success, software engineering and development. Recruitment has begun with all positions to be filled over the […]

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Irish businesses will spend average of €190K on cloud in next year

    Irish businesses will spend average of €190K on cloud in next year

Interconnection and data centre company Equinix has announced the results of an independent survey of senior IT decision-makers in Ireland, which found that the typical medium to large enterprise will spend on average €190,000 on cloud technology and services in the next 12 months. The survey shows that about 85% of businesses are currently deploying […]

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156K cancer patients could miss out on life-saving drugs every year in US and Europe

    156K cancer patients could miss out on life-saving drugs every year in US and Europe

Irish medtech company Diaceutics has announced research results showing that more than 156,000 cancer patients in the US and Europe could be missing out on targeted life-saving drugs every year due to suboptimal diagnostic testing – therefore potentially affecting their chances of survival. The company has also found that substandard testing practices are causing pharmaceutical […]

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First Derivatives to hire 400 graduates

    First Derivatives to hire 400 graduates

Fintech company First Derivatives is to take on 400 graduate recruits this year and has also reported a 30% increase in revenues for the year of £151.7 million. The company also reported a profit of £12.5 million, up 20% on last year.
First Derivatives employs 1,750 people worldwide at offices in Newry, London, New York, Stockholm […]

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Secure websites a cyber security risk for Irish businesses

    Secure websites a cyber security risk for Irish businesses

Secure websites present one of the biggest headaches for Irish companies looking to protect themselves from potentially crippling online attacks, a top cyber security expert has claimed. “Most traditional firewalls allow all traffic coming from secure websites straight into your network, presenting a huge opportunity for cyber criminals,” said cyber security expert James Canty of […]

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Leading privacy lawyer joins FP Logue

    Leading privacy lawyer joins FP Logue

FP Logue Solicitors has announced that Dr TJ McIntyre has joined the firm as a consultant. TJ is a solicitor and a lecturer in law at University College Dublin specialising in information technology and privacy issues. Recognised as one of Ireland’s leading experts in his field, TJ has advised a range of public and private […]

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Mallinckrodt to create 45 jobs at new Dublin centre

    Mallinckrodt to create 45 jobs at new Dublin centre

Pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt has reported it is to create 45 high-skilled jobs at its new medical device engineering centre in Blanchardstown in Dublin. The jobs will be in a range of areas including product design, software development and electro-mechanical engineering.
The company’s new centre in Blanchardstown has been set up to consolidate its global device research […]

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New appointment at Comtrade Digital Services

    New appointment at Comtrade Digital Services

Software engineering services and solutions provider Comtrade Digital Services has announced the appointment of Žarko Kostić as business development manager. The role reflects Comtrade Digital Services’ growth plans as it looks to continue expanding its service offerings and position in the Irish and UK markets.
A certified accountant, Žarko has a passion for business growth and […]

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EHL Ingredients increases manufacturing capacity by 50%

    EHL Ingredients increases manufacturing capacity by 50%

EHL Ingredients, a leading importer, blender and packer of food ingredients from around the world, has acquired a new manufacturing site at the Broadstone Industrial Estate in Stockport giving them 8000 sq. ft. of extra space to further expand the family business which has been operating for over 20 years.
The acquisition is an exciting prospect for […]

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UrbanVolt completes 100th installation at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry

    UrbanVolt completes 100th installation at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry

Irish energy services company UrbanVolt has completed its 100th project installation. In just over one year, UrbanVolt has upgraded 100 business premises to LED lighting via its zero capex ‘Light as a Service’ business model, reducing these clients energy costs by over €20 million over the next five years.
It is now the largest commercial and […]

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Path to GDPR – practical steps to take

    Path to GDPR – practical steps to take

Information security company Ward Solutions will host a seminar on June 9th in the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI), Kildare Street, Dublin 2, to outline the practical steps that organisations need to take to achieve compliance to impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. The seminar aims to raise awareness of the implications […]

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Bring capital beyond the capital – Financial Services Ireland

    Bring capital beyond the capital – Financial Services Ireland

A recently-held conference in Limerick for local business leaders, hosted by Financial Services Ireland (FSI), explored how the Mid-West can become a finance hub, if the objectives of the Government’s International Financial Services (IFS2020) strategy are realised and if regions get their fair share of economic growth post-Brexit.
Speakers at the conference, Making the Mid-West a […]

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€10m upgrade planned by Bank of Ireland

    €10m upgrade planned by Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is planning to spend €10 million on upgrading its branch network. Works will include opening a new branch in Cherrywood, south Dublin this September. The Bank also plans to install 90 new external lodgement and ATM machines (eLATMs), meaning that 80% of its branches will have round-the-clock lodgement and withdrawal capabilities available […]

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Datapac provides Walsh Whiskey Distillery with customised ERP solution

    Datapac provides Walsh Whiskey Distillery with customised ERP solution

Datapac has announced the implementation of a customised ERP solution for Walsh Whiskey Distillery. The new system unifies Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s different departments, providing increased oversight and streamlining the company’s production and sales processes.
Located on the 18th century Royal Oak estate in a €25 million distillery in Co. Carlow, Walsh Whiskey Distillery is one of […]

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Immedis acquires US international payroll company Expaticore

    Immedis acquires US international payroll company Expaticore

Payroll technology and employment tax services firm Immedis has announced a $10 million acquisition of US international payroll company, Expaticore.
Expaticore has an established international client base and a proven reputation for high quality work, which has led to impressive client retention rates. The acquisition is set to strengthen Immedis’ capabilities in the US and globally, […]

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BorgWarner adds new production line for electric vehicle technology

    BorgWarner adds new production line for electric vehicle technology

Hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) technology company BorgWarner has announced a €10 million investment in capital equipment and a €1.5 million investment in its facility in Tralee to expand the plant’s engineering and testing capabilities, create new jobs and improve the facility’s environmental footprint.
Beginning in 2017, the company plans to add a flexible manufacturing line […]

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Globoforce Dublin headquarters expansion to create 100 jobs

    Globoforce Dublin headquarters expansion to create 100 jobs

Social recognition solutions company Globoforce has unveiled its new 45,000 sq ft Dublin headquarters at Park West, Dublin 12 and announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years. Recruitment is underway for the first phase of the jobs and 50 of these positions are expected to be filled within the next year.
The […]

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MSD to invest in Tipperary plant

    MSD to invest in Tipperary plant

US drug company MSD is set to invest €40 million in its manufacturing facility in Co Tipperary this year, as it installs new technology used to improve a number of products. The investment will bring the total MSD has spent over a three-year period upgrading the Tipperary facility to €75 million.
New technology being installed includes […]

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Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

    Dolmen and Ash Technologies Celebrate 20 Years of Collaboration

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 won […]

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Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

    Esri Ireland to create 35 new jobs

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

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 has […]

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Diaceutics signs multi-million-euro partnership with BioReference Laboratories

    Diaceutics signs multi-million-euro partnership with BioReference Laboratories

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 with […]

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PM Group wins manufacturing facility project in China

    PM Group wins manufacturing facility project in China

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 research […]

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Novi invests €510,000 in proactive service centre

    Novi invests €510,000 in proactive service centre

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

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 academic […]

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Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 2017

    Ostoform wins AIB Start-up Academy 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. Runners […]

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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

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 survey […]

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