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 […]
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.
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 […]
Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced on Monday that they have entered into a lease agreement with IDA Ireland to establish a new manufacturing plant in the recently-constructed 2,650 square meter IDA Advanced Technology Building in Athlone, Ireland.
Aerie has commenced equipment ordering and will begin internal construction immediately. Estimated project-wide construction and equipment costs are expected to […]
Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, launched it’s 2017-2020 strategy on Monday, aiming to increase exports by €5 Billion and to create 60,000 new jobs.
The agency reported that over the period of its 2014-2016 Strategy “Driving Enterprise, Delivering Jobs”, 45,592 new full time jobs were created by client companies. This […]
There were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction of the 56 reported in 2015, according to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority on Thursday.
Construction fatalities were down to nine in 2016, from 11 in 2015. The number of deaths on farms remained high, with 21 reported in 2016, […]
Rates of expansion in the Irish service sector saw a boost at the end of 2016, with new orders, activity, and employment all rising at faster rates and new business from abroad returning to growth, according to the Investec Services Purchasing Managers Index, released on Thursday. The report also showed a marked pick-up in sentiment […]
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December 2016 was 7.2%. down from 7.3% in November 2016 and down from 8.9% in December 2015, the Central Statistics Office announced on Wednesday. The seasonally adjusted number of persons unemployed was 157,700 in December 2016, down from 160,500 when compared to the November 2016 figure and a decrease […]
IDA Ireland, the Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, announced the highest level of employment in its client companies in its history on Tuesday. Total employment at overseas companies stands at 199,877 people, the highest level on record.
IDA client companies created just under 19,000 (18,627) jobs on the ground during the year across […]
The Irish manufacturing sector showed further signs of recovery following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, with business conditions strengthening to the greatest extent in almost a year-and-a-half during December, according to a report on released by Investec and IHS Markit on Tuesday. The improvement was supported by faster growth in output, new orders […]
The economy is growing at a solid pace, and the quantity and quality of buildings and infrastructure delivered by the construction industry will play an important role in that economic recovery according to a recent CIF Report on Construction Skills and Prospects to 2020. The report says that there is a significant challenge the industry […]
Breege O’Donoghue was appointed as the new Chair of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI), Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor said on Friday.
Breege O’Donoghue is currently a non-executive director of C&C and of Shaws and Sons Ltd. and has worked in the fashion and retail sector with Primark for […]
Telecoms company eir announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors to the board of eircom Holdings Ireland Limited (EHIL) on Tuesday. David Goldie, Rosalia Portela De Pablo and Paul Reynolds will join the existing four EHIL board members.
Commenting on the announcement, Chairman Padraig McManus said, “I am delighted to welcome our three new directors. […]
As mobility evolves and more organisations see talent moving internationally, many businesses are facing a growing challenge to understand where in the world their people are working and what they are doing, which can have huge implications for their tax affairs and pose reputational risk, according to PwC’s global survey, Managing mobility in a changing […]
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, announced details of the “Local Enterprise Showcase Awards” on Monday. The awards are run by the Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) and open to their local craft and design businesses taking part in Showcase – Ireland’s International Creative Expo, which is being held in the RDS, Dublin […]
The ERSI forecast GDP growth at 4.2 percent for 2016, and 3.5 percent for 2017 in the Quarterly Economic Commentary for Winter 2016, published on Thursday. The report notes that the GDP forecasts have been revised downwards since the beginning of the year, largely as a result of the Brexit referendum and other potential trade-related […]
Over 99% of business in Ireland are Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME), however these generate less than half (49.6%) of the Gross Value Added (GVA) in the Irish economy, while foreign-owned enterprises account for more than half the GVA in the Irish non-financial business economy, according to CSO’s Business in Ireland 2014, published on Thursday.
The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) launched a website featuring career opportunities on Monday in the wake of a report that construction activity can sustain an additional 112,000 jobs up to 2020 with an estimated €17.8billion worth of projects in the pipeline in 2017.
The DKM economic consultants report, Demand for Skills in Construction to 2020, indicated […]
Irish construction firms continued to record strong activity growth during November, supported by a further sharp increase in new orders, according to the Ulster Bank Construction PMI released on Monday. Rising workloads encouraged companies to up their rate of job creation and increase purchasing activity. Meanwhile, there were further signs of intensifying price pressures. The […]
SIRO officially opened new offices in Carrickmines, Co. Dublin, on Monday. The ceremony was attended by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, who welcomed the creation of 60 new jobs by the company over the past 12 months. The company also announced that it will invest €150 million in its network rollout […]
Facilities managers from across the UK and Ireland gathered at Croke Park on November 25 for the BIFM Ireland Summit, hosted by Rose of Tralee winner Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain.
This is the second Facilities Management (FM) event of its kind to take place in Ireland and will see a host of industry experts take to the […]
MDO Management Company S.A., a privately held company based in Luxembourg, will establish a branch in Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor announced on Friday. MDO Management Company Ireland plans to create 30 roles in risk management, compliance, business development and administration over the next few years.
MDO Management Company currently acts […]
Medical Technology company Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) announced on Friday that it plans to open a research and development centre in Limerick, creating about 100 jobs.
The €21 million investment in the centre includes an extensive renovation of the former UniGolf facility in the National Technology Park. Once completed, it is planned to house more […]
Internet exchange operator UNIFI-IX switched on a new international internet exchange in Dublin on Thursday, making Dublin the fourth city to be connected to its 100 gigabit network.
The opening of the internet exchange will see five jobs created in the first twelve months, as well as an investment of €600,000. This is expected to rise, […]
Acacia Communications, announced on Wednesday, November 7, that it has established headquarters in Limerick, Ireland, for its Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific (EMEA-APAC) operations. The company anticipates that its EMEA-APAC headquarters will create thirty new jobs in Limerick. The project is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through the Industrial Development […]
European HR & payroll service provider SD Worx officially launched in Ireland on Tuesday, December 6, following the company’s acquisition of Ceridian UK & Ceridian Ireland. SD Worx Ireland provides fully managed payroll outsourcing service to over 180 clients in the Irish market as well as HR software packages.
Speaking at the launch, CEO of SD […]