Cork start-up programme IGNITE has officially announced it is to double capacity. Speaking this week in UCC’s Western Gateway Building at the IGNITE Open Evening for prospective applicants to the IGNITE 2017/18 programme, IGNITE Director, Eamon Curtin said: “This is an exciting time for IGNITE. Based on our track record of start-up success we can […]
Enterprise Ireland has announced the creation of 60 new jobs for the Cork region through six of its client companies – Aventamed based in the Rubicon Centre, Cork; Coolmore Foods based in Bandon; EviView based in South Mall, Cork; Intelligent Implants based in central Cork; Rinocloud based in central Cork and Velona Systems based on […]
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced today that IT services company, Version 1, will be creating 365 IT services jobs over the next three years at its base in Dublin’s city centre. The jobs will be in the areas of ERP, systems integration, cloud and data analytics. Version 1 is aiming to fill 100 positions […]
Ibec’s new Q1 Quarterly Economic Outlook forecasts growth of 3.1% for 2017 and 2.8% in 2018. Strong improvements in consumer spending and investment are the key drivers behind this growth, but Brexit related trading challenges will weaken export growth.
Ibec’s Director of Policy and Public Affairs Fergal O’Brien stated: “The Irish economy is now in a […]
Project management (PM) leaders fear a Brexit skills shortage, according to a survey by the Ireland Chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI). The findings on the potential implications of Brexit for Ireland revealed 60% of those surveyed said there are not enough experienced Irish project and programme managers to fulfil the country’s PM needs.
Concern for […]
Technology company Damovo has announced 30 new roles at its Global Services Centre in Dublin. Recruitment is underway for the roles in project management, project co-ordinators and Avaya technical support.
Damovo offers unified communications and collaboration solutions, enterprise networks, contact centres and global IT managed services. It established in 2001 and currently employs 40 people at […]
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor has launched Vodafone and SIRO’s national Gigabit Hub Initiative, which aims to spark a digital transformation in 15 towns across Ireland. A first of its kind, the companies will offer a 1 Gigabit broadband connection to qualifying business, technology and start up hubs free of charge […]
According to a study by PwC, robotics and artificial intelligence could affect almost a third of UK jobs by the 2030s. However, the report also predicted that the nature of some occupations would change rather than disappear and that automation could create more wealth and additional jobs elsewhere in the economy.
Jobs in manufacturing and retail […]
Boulder Media, which was acquired in 2016 by Hasbro, Inc, is adding several new animation positions to its operations in Dublin. To house the expanded team, Boulder Media will be relocating to a larger studio space in the summer.
The Studio, which currently employs a crew of 160, is significantly ramping up its hiring to support […]
As part of a major restructuring of the business, Ulster Bank has announced it will close 22 of its branches in the Republic by the end of September. The restructuring will also result in 220 redundancies and approximately 8% of its workforce leaving the business.
Staff were informed of the bank’s plans on Thursday and have […]
Ecommerce firm eShopWorld has announced it will create up to 250 new high-end jobs over the next three years. The announcement coincided with the official opening of its global headquarters at Airside Business Park in Swords, Co. Dublin by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton.
The jobs announcement is part of a €25 million investment […]
Fenergo, a provider of Client Lifecycle Management software solutions for investment, corporate and private banks, has announced the creation of 200 new jobs, bringing its total global employee base to 500.
The new positions, supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, are across many areas of the business and will begin immediately with all […]
Enterprise Ireland and Network Ireland, in conjunction with the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and the Entrepreneurs Academy, has announced the second nationwide Fuelling Ambition “Steps to Success” roadshow targeting existing and potential female entrepreneurs.
The aim of the roadshow is to encourage, support and drive the ambition of female entrepreneurs nationally by showcasing the ‘Steps to […]
British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, the formal notification of the United Kingdom’s intention to leave the European Union, on March 29th. The move will formally trigger Britain’s exit from the EU following a referendum in June last year.
Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty sets out how an […]
A new study from PwC has reported that Brexit and digital technology will reshape the asset and wealth management industry, although only 10% are investing in digital. Among global companies in Ireland, the value of the asset and wealth management industry is about to hit a high of $5 trillion. Despite this, only a few […]
Job site Indeed has compiled a list of 25 companies to feature in ‘Best Places to Work in the Private Sector in Ireland’, with tech giant Dell coming out on top. The list was determined from the input of thousands of employee reviews. According to Marie Moynihan, Senior Vice President of Global Talent Acquisition at […]
The Small Firms Association (SFA) has called for a complete review of the social welfare system to ensure that work always pays more than welfare. Linda Barry, SFA Assistant Director, stated: “Small businesses frequently encounter difficulties in getting people on social welfare to take up a job or increase their hours. These employers are effectively […]
A report from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has found that executive pay in some Irish private companies increased by up to 238% between 2009 and 2015, a period in which average hourly earnings increased by just 2% on a weekly basis. The ICTU is calling for reforms in relation to how executive […]
250 employees at the Coty plant in Nenagh are to lose their jobs when the multinational company closes its business in the town. Staff at the former Procter & Gamble site were called to a meeting last week, with the management shutting down production for the day. The company is expected to announce a phased […]
Abbeyfeale Community Council plans to transform the convent into a hub for new businesses and job creation, a community events hall and a visitor and heritage centre. If the community council’s plans go ahead, it could create a significant number of new jobs in the town as well as boosting Abbeyfeale’s attraction for tourism.
The community […]
Two Irish tech companies are joining forces to create a new €50m IT service operation. PlanNet21 Communications and Agile Networks have announced their plans to provide customers with a complete end-to-end portfolio of solutions including security, networks, wireless, unified communications and server storage. The move will be accompanied by a full-service offering ranging from Solution […]
Aviva Ireland has reported a 20% hike in operating profit for 2016 as it continues to turn around its financial performance following a major restructuring. The insurer said full-year profits rose climbed to €81.9 million last year from €68 million in 2015. The company’s general insurance business recorded a 19% rise in net written premium […]
Many Irish small- and medium-sized businesses are still unaware of the dangers posed to them by Brexit, according to a new report.
The report from the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, is calling for a nationwide campaign to highlight the risks, and of an “early warning system” to identify threatened sectors. It also calls […]
The Chief Executive of An Post, David McRedmond, has said that the cost of a national stamp is to rise from 72c to €1 and that some post offices will have to close as part of cost-savings measures.
Speaking on RTÉ’s Six One, Mr McRedmond said the increase is essential if there is to be a […]
Researchers from across Europe, led by University of Limerick (UL), have begun a project to produce carbon fibre from forestry by-products.
Carbon fibre is a reinforcement which when added to plastic improves its mechanical properties, thereby forming a composite material. Composites are used in many products including automotive parts and wind-turbine blades. However, carbon fibre is […]
The latest Live Register figures show a continuing fall in the numbers of people signing on. The seasonally adjusted figures show a decline of 2,800 compared to the January figures and a decline of 44,356 compared to the February 2016 figures.
At the end of February, there were 117,048 long term Live Register claimants, over 40% […]
Irish service providers benefited from improving economic conditions in February, seeing further sharp rises in activity and new business and recording an improvement in business confidence, according to the Investec Services PMI for Ireland, released on Friday. Higher workloads encouraged companies to increase their staffing levels again, the report said, while inflationary pressures eased slightly, […]
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor announced on Wednesday that Mobile Technologies Inc. (MTI) is to hire 150 people in its newly established European Contact Centre Headquarters in Drogheda over the next three years. Recruitment is already under way for a variety of technology based roles.
Mobile Technologies Inc. CEO Chris Remy said: […]
Average weekly earnings were €716.07 in Quarter four of 2016, a rise of 0.6% from €712.02 one year earlier according to preliminary estimates released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Monday, Final data for average weekly earnings in Quarter three were €702.69 and showed an increase of 1.3% over the same period in 2015.
Meat ingredient supplier Dawn Farms announced plans to create 150 new jobs over the next five years. The investment by Dawn Farms which will amount to over €25m over the period is focussed on enhancing the company’s R&D capabilities at its Meat Science & Innovation Centre in Naas and is supported by the Department of […]
Career Zoo, which takes place at The Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday, 11th March from 10am to 5pm, was officially launched on Wednesday by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor.
Employers hiring at the March event will include e-commerce giant Jet.com, internet of things company PTC, biopharma leaders BMS, performance marketing engine Criteo […]
Technology company Ricoh announced on Thursday plans to more than double Irish staff base to 190 in next three years. Ricoh currently employs 80 people in Ireland after creating 30 jobs here in the last 18 months.
Ricoh also announced the opening of its new Irish headquarters on the back of a €6.5 million investment. The new […]
The creation of 153 new jobs for Dublin from four North American and European high-growth companies was announced on Wednesday by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor. The new jobs are being created by technology companies working in the software-as-a-service (SaaS) area across a range of activities such as software engineering, R&D, […]
There was an annual increase in employment of 65,100 (3.3%) in 2016, bringing total employment to 2,048,100, according to the Quarterly National Household Survey released by the CSO on Tuesday. This compares with an annual increase of 57,500 (2.9%) in employment in the previous quarter and an increase of 2.3% or 44,100 in the year […]
A survey on employment pay and conditions in 576 small companies employing 12,903 employees, released by the Small Firms Association on Monday, shows that 34% of those companies surveyed pay maternity benefit above Social Welfare while only 22% pay paternity benefit above Social Welfare.
The survey also showed that the average rates of basic pay varied from €429 […]
Microsoft announced on Friday plans to hire 600 people, according to IDA Ireland. Following the selection of Dublin as the location for one of four global Inside Sales Centres, 500 new roles have been created with immediate effect.
The Company also announced that it is recruiting a further 100 people across its existing operations in Ireland […]
Job website Indeed announced on Wednesday expansion plans for its Dublin-based headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), adding 500 new employees over the next two years.
The company has already started recruiting for sales, client services, HR, business development, marketing, finance, strategy and operations roles, which will help companies across EMEA to maximise […]
Web server developer NGINX, Inc. announced on Monday plans to establish a new headquarters for EMEA in Cork, creating 100 tech jobs over the next three years in specialties including sales, marketing, finance, business development, software architecture, engineering, and research and development.
“By launching our EMEA headquarters in Cork we’ll be able to better serve our customers […]
Mobile and web testing platform BrowserStack has operationalized its devise Mobile Data Center in Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor announced on Tuesday. Mitchell O’Connor also announced that BrowserStack will expand its Dublin operations and plans to employ world class talent to lead the development of the next generation of mobile and web […]
Activity in the Irish construction sector rose sharply in January on the back of higher new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI Report, released on Monday. The survey highlighted a near-record rise in employment as companies responded to greater workloads.
The rate of input cost inflation quickened to the sharpest since February 2007 according […]
Accenture announced on Friday plans to hire more than 300 technology and design professionals in Ireland this year. This includes 100 new roles at The Dock, the company’s multi-disciplinary research and incubation hub, which was officially opened the same day. The Dock has capacity for more than 200 professionals to co-create new services and solutions.
Both mean and median weekly earnings for all employment increased by one percent in the period 2011 to 2014, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on Thursday. There was an increase of 1.5 percent in mean weekly earnings for females for the same period while mean earnings for males remained unchanged.
Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding and supporting training networks, announced on Tuesday details of a new training fund that will support private sector businesses by addressing their skills needs.
Groups of businesses from the same sector or region can collectively apply to establish a Skillnets training network and access training funding. Training networks enable […]
Canadian animation studio, Mercury Filmworks, together with Kilkenny-based animation studio, Cartoon Saloon, plan to create an all-new 2D-focused animation studio in Ireland, Lighthouse Studios, it was announced on Monday.
The joint venture, supported by IDA Ireland, will create over 140 jobs in the next three years. In the coming weeks, Lighthouse Studios plans to announce development […]
The Government-funded, not-for-profit lender, Microfinance Ireland (MFI), supported the creation of almost 1,000 Irish jobs through loans to small business in 2016, MFI reported on Monday.
A record number of 397 loans totaling €5.4 million were approved in 2016, supporting the creation of 990 jobs. This brings to 2,811 the number of new jobs supported by MFI […]
Open source software company, Red Hat, plans to invest €12.7 million in a new project, creating up to 60 jobs in Waterford over four years, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor and Minister of State for Training, Skills & Innovation John Halligan announced on Monday.
Red Hat’s Waterford office was established in 2014 following […]
The Taoiseach and Minister Simon Coveney launched a major national consultation for the preparation of a strategic planning and development framework for Ireland between now and 2040, in Maynooth University on Thirsday. The event was the first of two public consultation exercises and a series of regional and stakeholder events in preparing Ireland 2040 – […]
Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor launched the Action Plan for Jobs 2017 at the offices of NDRC in the Digital Hub, on Wednesday.
The Action Plan for Jobs was introduced in 2012 as a key instrument of Government to support job creation. New plans are published annually, setting […]
The Irish manufacturing sector remained in growth territory during the opening month of 2017, with both output and new orders increasing at sharper rates, according to the seasonally adjusted Investec Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) – an indicator designed to provide a single-figure measure of the health of the manufacturing industry, released on Wednesday.
The survey showed that […]
Synthetic diamond and supermaterials company Element Six, a member of The De Beers Group, announced on Friday the creation of a further 100 jobs at its Shannon facility as part of a €7 million investment at the plant this year. The investment will bring to €40 million the overall spend by Element Six at Shannon […]
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Predictive sales acceleration platform InsideSales is expanding into Ireland, the company announced on Wednesday. InsideSales also announced a new growth equity round of investment that included the participation of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, and signed a new partnership with Ireland’s Insight Centre for Data Analytics.
InsideSales is also looking to grow its presence in Ireland […]
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has done little to address the major uncertainty facing workers across the island of Ireland as a result of Brexit, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions said t the Congress Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
The ICTU represents almost 750,000 workers across Ireland, including 215,000 workers in Northern Ireland. The discussion […]
Card payment service provider EVO Payments International plans to open a new Irish headquarters and create 50 new jobs as part of a €9.1 million investment in the Irish market, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation reported on Friday.
The new full-time positions, spanning sales and marketing, customer support and administration, will be based in the […]
Lucan-based ICT comapny, Nostra, an independent, announced 50 new jobs on Wednesday. The company was established by Laois natives, Kevin and Barry O’Loughlin along with Gary Byrne and Senan Finucane in 2006 and has grown rapidly in the last number of years. The business has grown from just four staff in 2006 to 75 people […]
Galway-based steel shed-manufacturers, Steeltech Sheds Ltd., announced on Tuesday a major investment of €5 million over the next three years and 43 new jobs in the next 12 months. The expansion is due to the major growth of the company domestically in the last year, following the creation of 50 Jobs in 2016 and the […]
The Ulster bank Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for December, released on Monday, showed that activity in the construction sector constinued to rise until the end of 2016. The report gave December a 58.9 in December, down from 59.8 in November. For the PMI index, and reading above 50 represent a growth over the previous month.
Tech Mahindra, a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering, opened a Centre of Excellence in Dublin on Monday. The Centre, to be operational in the first quarter of 2017 will be central to Tech Mahindra’s operations in the country and will focus on emerging technologies such as Robotics and Automation, Business Analytics, Cloud […]