Having successfully completed a €4 million funding round earlier this year, marine foods ingredients firm, Bio-marine Ingredients Ireland (BII) has been further boosted with an investment of €750,000 from Enterprise Ireland. The company has just commenced full commercial production at its €12 million marine ingredients processing facility in Lough Egish, Co Monaghan. Fifteen of the […]
The European Commission has announced how it will spend €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council. Horizon 2020, the EU’s €77 billion research and innovation funding programme, supports scientific excellence in Europe and has contributed to high-profile scientific breakthroughs […]
Novi, the proactive managed service provider, has launched its new off-site data recovery service called AirGap following a €120,000 investment. The service will enable Novi’s customers to safeguard their data, providing them with business continuity back-up and ensuring against data compromise or loss. The investment includes development of new infrastructure and enhanced security.
Novi provides flexible […]
Invest Northern Ireland has offered eight companies in Belfast support to collectively create 55 jobs. The companies, from a range of sectors including software, construction, cybersecurity and consumer products are investing over £4million in the local economy.
Welcoming the investments, Moira Loughran, Invest NI’s Eastern Regional Manager, said: “The investments by these ambitious Northern Ireland companies […]
Theravance Biopharma, a diversified biopharmaceutical company specialising in the creation of medicines for patients suffering from serious illness, has opened a new corporate office in Dublin. The company plans to expand its Dublin employee base by hiring 30 highly-skilled professionals over the next two years in areas such as clinical development, finance, and technical operations.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) to help make government buildings more energy and cost efficient with the added benefit of making them warmer and healthier places to work. The Central Government Building Upgrade Fund, funded by SEAI and administered by the OPW, […]
Enterprise Ireland has signed a Technical Collaborative Arrangement with the European Space Agency. This Arrangement will provide the State with unprecedented access to the Copernicus Programme’s near-real time earth observation information. The data will be stored locally for research, commercial development and policy informing purposes. Enterprise Ireland co-ordinates Ireland’s industrial and research participation in ESA […]
The Government has officially launched the 5-year Acclimatize project (www.acclimatize.eu/), a new €6.7 million climate change research initiative, with Professor Andrew J. Deeks, President, University College Dublin (UCD). The project has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Programme 2014-2020.
The overall objective of the project, led by UCD in partnership with […]
Guaranteed Irish has welcomed measures in Budget 2018 to increase housing supply and support enterprise. However, the organisation cautioned that further measures are needed to adequately stimulate Ireland’s construction sector. Measures welcomed by the business membership organisation included a total allocation of €1.8 billion for housing in Budget 2018, the establishment of Home Building Finance […]
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has stated that the measures announced in Budget 2018 will help address the systemic weaknesses in infrastructure investment.
Tom Parlon, CIF Director General, stated: “The Government has taken significant steps today towards insulating the economy from externals shocks today with the announcement of a 17% increase of €790 million in public […]
Following the release of Budget 2018, JLL, the financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services and investment management, has mixed views about some of the measures that were introduced. Whilst it is encouraging to see an overall drive for positive economic growth, there is concern about the impact that some […]
TERMINALFOUR, the digital marketing and web content management platform for higher education, has announced results of its Global Higher Education Survey which reveal large disparities in investment in digital by universities and colleges. These disparities are a source of frustration for web, marketing, recruitment and leadership professionals; more than one-quarter (26%) of respondents stated they […]
Strabane-based food manufacturer, Dragon Brand Foods is investing over £500,000 in jobs, innovation and a new factory with the support of Invest Northern Ireland. The company is due to begin construction on its new factory at Strabane Business Park as part of its plans to grow its business.
The company is also creating four new roles […]
Bord Bia is increasing its investment in the German food and beverage market as Irish exporters continue to look outside the traditional UK market to build business. Speaking recently at ANUGA, the biggest food fair in the world, where a record 34 Irish companies exhibited, the CEO Tara McCarthy outlined the strategic importance of the […]
The Government’s newly published draft National Planning Framework correctly recognises that Ireland’s future is urban – now that appreciation must be backed by ambitious investment in Dublin and Ireland’s other main cities, according to business organisation Dublin Chamber.
Dublin Chamber, which represents companies throughout the Great Dublin Area, commended Government on the production of the draft […]
NDRC, the investor in young digital companies, in partnership with Bank of Ireland, is launching a new early-stage, part-time fintech programme for professionals in the financial services sector.
With the sector attracting record levels of investment in Europe and the US, and growing here at a rapid rate, the potential for Irish startups to create transformative […]
The BioExel Accelerator at NUI Galway, supported by Enterprise Ireland, has been launched to further enhance the medical technology sector start-up ecosystem within Ireland and attract global talent to the Galway region. Other partnership sponsors for this Enterprise Ireland supported Accelerator are the Western Development Commission, the Galway University Foundation and the Bank of Ireland […]
Tandem HR Solutions, the Irish company which has developed a powerful new HR Tech solution to help organisations re-shape how employee performance is managed through driving enhanced coaching and feedback practices, has attracted €2m in seed funding from investors led by Frontline Ventures, along with ACT Venture Capital, Enterprise Ireland and angel investors.
The €2m investment […]
An Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, is leading a five-day joint Enterprise Ireland/IDA Ireland trade mission to Singapore and Japan which started this week
On the first day of the trade mission, An Tánaiste and Julie Sinnamon, Enterprise Ireland CEO witnessed a number of Enterprise Ireland client companies sign agreements with Singapore […]
An overwhelming 97% of Irish SME’s are planning to invest in their businesses in the next 12 months, according to the latest Global Business Monitor published by Bibby Financial Services Ireland, a provider of financial support and funding solutions to Irish SME’s.
Irish SME’s have signalled that such investment will focus on up-skilling existing staff (77%), sales and marketing (63%), IT […]
Dairygold’s €86 million Nutritionals Campus in Mallow was officially opened on Friday 22nd at an event attended by An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Frances Fitzgerald, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan and Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Michael Creed.
Following the investment, the state of the art milk […]
Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has announced its expansion into Europe with the opening of its European Headquarters in Dublin. The move is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next three years.
KBRA is a full service credit rating agency that was established in 2010 to restore trust in credit ratings following the financial […]
Leveraging its strategic partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Northwell Health has announced two new partnership agreements with Irish companies Technopath Clinical Diagnostics and Salaso Health Solutions Limited.
Northwell Health President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Dowling were in Ireland to formally announce the two deals together with An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald and Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon. […]
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, along with IDA Ireland have welcomed the announcement by XL Group that it has selected Dublin as its preferred location for its principal European Union (“EU”) insurance company, XL Insurance Company SE (“XLICSE”).
XL Group has had insurance operations in Dublin since 1990, when it opened its first […]
The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) plc has recorded another strong financial year with results published this week showing a 21% rise in profit after tax to €8m (2015: €6.6m). Revenues grew by 6% to €29.2m and total assets rose by 22% to €64.2m. With over 35,000 securities quoted on its markets from issuers located in 85 […]
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald officially opened LinkedIn’s new 17,650 sq m Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ at Wilton Place in Dublin yesterday. The new building is the first that LinkedIn has built outside the USA and is the result of an €85 million investment. The development was undertaken in order […]
Ibec has met with political representatives in the North West to set out the key investment and planning priorities for the region, as well as the measures required in the upcoming budget to support the region’s future growth.
Ibec North West Regional Director Terry MacNamara said, “Business will play a critical role in the future economic […]
An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald recently joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies Inc., to announce the official opening of the company’s newly established Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Financial Shared Services and Operations Centre in Dundalk. The creation of 125 new jobs within the next three years […]
Cork Chamber has issued key recommendations to Government ahead of the annual budget. This comes after the Chamber asked its 1,200 members about the measures most wanted in the budget. In its submission, the Chamber includes a number of specific recommendations to improve Cork as a place to work and live. Among these are:
Urgent investment […]
Automated Intelligence (AI) has announced it has raised £1.5 million investment. The investment comprises of £1m from The Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund (NI), with the remainder provided by an existing private investor.
Currently employing 65 people, this round of funding will enable AI to expand into new geographical markets, building upon the success […]
Ibec has acknowledged the publication of the independent review of Ireland’s corporate tax code by Seamus Coffey. The group welcomed the analysis of the available evidence, and in particular a number of sensible recommendations. It cautioned, however, that some recommendations would require careful thought and further consultation in order to avoid any unnecessary negative impacts […]
Homecare provider Bluebird Care has announced that over the coming months, it will create over 370 jobs in its 26 offices across the country, growing its health and social care team by over 20%. Set up in Ireland in 2007, these new jobs will support Bluebird Care in the delivery of person-centred care to even […]
Software engineering services and solutions provider, Comtrade Digital Services, has announced that it has developed a flexible chatbot platform, Assisto. The platform, currently being used by airlines and banks, can securely process payments and requests via instant messaging apps such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Viber.
The software platform was developed by a team of Comtrade […]
Center Parcs was delighted that An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar joined Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs for the recent Official Sod Turning Ceremony, marking the start of construction work on the €233 million development at Center Parcs Longford Forest, Ballymahon, County Longford. The milestone occasion was celebrated with local community, as well as representatives from […]
The Bailieboro facility is among the most advanced milk powder plants in the world and one of the largest such plants in Europe. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys also attended, together with Alo Duffy, Chairman of Lakeland Dairies, the Board and regional committees of the co-operative and Group Chief Executive, […]
Pure Telecom has announced that it has signed a €35 million deal with wholesale telecoms provider open eir. The two-year agreement allows Pure Telecom to offer almost two million potential customers high-speed broadband and phone services via open eir’s nationwide open access network.
As open eir rolls out high-speed fibre broadband across Ireland, the agreement will help […]
A new €5 million bespoke Executive Development Centre has been opened by Dr. Michael WJ Smurfit at UCD Smurfit School, marking the culmination of a five-year investment programme which has seen the creation of a world-class Executive Development offering in Dublin. This latest evolution at UCD Smurfit School ensures Dr. Michael Smurfit’s vision of Ireland […]
John Halligan, Minister of State for Training, Skills & Innovation has congratulated ENBIO, an Irish SME with facilities in Dublin and Clonmel, Tipperary on winning €1.52 million from the European Commission to develop a green alternative to the toxic chemicals necessary to coat metals.
Their work will be focused initially on the space sector but has […]
Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive, David Franks was joined by Enterprise Ireland’s Executive Director of Global Business Development, Kevin Sherry at Amiens St. bridge recently to mark the invitation for tenders for bridge warning, prevention and pre emptive systems/technologies for Iarnród Éireann.
This tender process was designed jointly by Iarnród Éireann and Enterprise Ireland through Small Business […]
C&C Group plc has announced that in partnership with Proprium Capital Partners & Admiral management, it has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Admiral. The equity investment by C&C is £37m and represents 47% of the issued capital of Admiral. It will be funded from existing C&C facilities and Admiral will be […]
SCADA network and mobile telecommunications supplier, EMR Integrated Solutions has announced it has been selected by Irish Water to upgrade its telemetry networks in Waterford and Leitrim, in a deal valued in excess of €1m.
The upgrade plays a significant role in the battle against ‘unaccounted for water’, giving Irish Water greater monitoring capability and control […]
A Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competition worth up to €750,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services on Wednesday 13 September 2017.
This is Enterprise Ireland’s seventh Competitive Start Fund in 2017 and is open to all sectors with a focus on agricultural, manufacturing, life […]
EngageSmith, the millennial specialist, has announced the launch of the Millennial Friendly Index that will certify how millennial friendly employers are. Designed with input from both millennials and industry, the Index is a software tool that enables organisations to increase millennial engagement and reduce attrition.
The Index rates organisations’ millennial friendliness across a range of criteria […]
Earnings at One Fifty One plc, a leading rigid-plastic packaging company, increased by 31.1% to €32.4 million in the six months ended 30 June 2017, on revenue which grew by 32.4% to €225.8 million when compared with the six month period to 30 June 2016. The increased revenues and earnings were primarily driven by strong […]
According to the latest quarterly report from BNP Paribas Real Estate, the continuing fall-off in the number of large commercial property assets being offered for sale in the Irish market saw turnover of €278 million recorded for the three-month period to the end of June.
While that level of transactional activity was low compared to previous […]
ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, at the release of the CSO Earnings and Labour costs figures recently, called for greater investment in our public infrastructure and more cost competitiveness. The Association highlighted in its pre-budget submission the need for Government to target infrastructure at 4% of GNI and improve our cost competitiveness.
Average weekly earnings […]
Cubic Telecom, a global Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform company, has announced the close of a €40m Series C investment round. The new investment, which brings the total funding to €75m, is funded by four participants including previous investors Qualcomm Incorporated and Audi Electronics Venture GmbH, a subsidiary of AUDI AG. New investors include Valid Soluciones Tecnologicas SAU and Ireland Strategic […]
Information security provider Ward Solutions has announced the appointment of Orlagh Moylan as Business Development Executive. Orlagh’s key role will be to identify new business opportunities and build existing client relationships.
With over 12 years’ team management and commercial experience in the technology sector, Orlagh brings an understanding and depth of experience to her new position […]
Ibec has welcomed a High Court ruling in favour of An Bord Pleanála which should pave the way for the commencement of work on the long delayed but vital North-South Electricity Interconnector. It is time now for all TDs, political parties and other stakeholders to get behind this project and ensure its delivery as a […]
Ireland must seize the opportunities being created by the continued growth in the global medtech market, expected to be worth €475 billion next year. That will be the key message from more than 30 leading medtech professionals, including CEOs, Fortune 500 business leaders and international experts, at “Medtech Rising: The Irish Medtech CEO Conference taking […]
Ryanair has launched a new dedicated booking platform in partnership with Erasmus Student Network, offering Erasmus students fare discounts, free bags and tailored travel offers.
Delivered as part of Year 4 of Ryanair’s “Always Getting Better” programme, this partnership offers Erasmus students a dedicated ESN booking platform where they can avail of:
15% flight discounts on the […]
Irish start-up StudyBundles has developed an app that helps CAO applicants connect with third-level institutions while they are deciding which college to attend. The CampusConnect app benefits students as they become immersed in college life before they step foot on campus, making the transition easier. For colleges and universities it helps them to convert student […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]