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Microsoft to Hire 600 People in Dublin

    Microsoft to Hire 600 People in Dublin

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 […]

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OncoMark Secures €2.1 Million Investment to Commercialise Breast Cancer Diagnostic Test

    OncoMark Secures €2.1 Million Investment to Commercialise Breast Cancer Diagnostic Test

OncoMark, a University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company, announced on Wednesday that it has secured €2.1 million to fund the commercialisation of OncoMark’s lead product, OncoMasTR, which it plans to launch in 2018. OncoMasTR is a novel prognostic test for early-stage breast cancer that will reduce the number of breast cancer patients receiving unnecessary chemotherapy.
OncoMark CEO […]

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Accenture Launches R&D Hub ‘The Dock’, Announces 300 Jobs

    Accenture Launches R&D Hub ‘The Dock’, Announces 300 Jobs

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.
“Accenture […]

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Enterprise Ireland Invested €32 Million Into Start-Ups in 2016

    Enterprise Ireland Invested €32 Million Into Start-Ups in 2016

State agency Enterprise Ireland announced on Thursday that it invested €32 million in Irish start-ups in 2016 and supported a total of 229 start-up companies, the highest number to date in a single year. Investment was provided in the form of Competitive Start Funds (CSFs) and High Potential Start-Up (HSPU) funding.
Over 400 entrepreneurs and representatives […]

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded €4.5 Million European Space Agency Contract

    Curtiss-Wright Awarded €4.5 Million European Space Agency Contract

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division announced on Wednesday that its Ireland-based facility has been selected by the prime contractor on the Vega-C Launcher System and GPM Development and Qualification Program for the European Space Agency (ESA), to provide a COTS-based telemetry data system for the new launcher.
At €4.5 million, this is the largest ESA related contract […]

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€28 Million Funding Announced for Fishery Harbour Infrastructure

    €28 Million Funding Announced for Fishery Harbour Infrastructure

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed announced details of a €28 million Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s Local Authority owned small harbour network in Monday.
In announcing the initiative the Minister said: “The €28m I am allocating for the 2017 Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Capital Programme represents a […]

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Global Coordinators Appointed to Sell AIB Shares

    Global Coordinators Appointed to Sell AIB Shares

Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Davy and Deutsche Bank were appointed as ‘Global Coordinators’ to assist in a potential future Initial Public Offering (IPO) of AIB, the Department of Finance announced on Friday.
The appointments were made following a mini tender competition involving all of the members of Lot 3 of the Department’s Capital Markets Distribution […]

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SIRO to Invest €150 Million in 2017, Supporting 400 Subcontractor Jobs

    SIRO to Invest €150 Million in 2017, Supporting 400 Subcontractor Jobs

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 […]

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UNIFI-IX Switches International Internet Exchange on in Dublin

    UNIFI-IX Switches International Internet Exchange on in Dublin

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, […]

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West Pharmaceuticals Expansion to Create 100 Jobs

    West Pharmaceuticals Expansion to Create 100 Jobs

Medical manufacturer West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. announced on Tuesday, November 29, the completion of a 60,000 square foot expansion at its contract manufacturing facility near Mulhuddart, County Dublin. The expansion was initiated in response to customer demand for medical device manufacturing, especially in the area of diabetes.
West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. manufactures packaging components and delivery […]

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Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

    Medicine Research Network Launched at UCC

The UCC School of Pharmacy-led PEARRL (Pharmaceutical Education and Research with Regulatory Links) Network officially launched this week. The network, funded by Horizon 2020 and Marie Sklodowska-Curie innovation programme, aims to achieve earlier patient access to new medicines, has been launched.
The PEARRL project brings together 18 leading European institutions, including Pharma industry, academia and regulatory […]

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Providence Resources Contract ‘Drill-Ship’ to Create Oil Well Off Irish Coast

    Providence Resources Contract ‘Drill-Ship’ to Create Oil Well Off Irish Coast

Providence Resources announced on Thursday, November 24, that a Stena IceMAX drill ship had been contracted to drill an exploration well at the Druid and Drombeg sites, about 220 kilometers off the southwest coast of Ireland. The Stena IceMAX is a modern, harsh-environment, dual-derrick drill-ship designed to operate in water depths of up to 3 […]

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Telefex Opens International Headquarters in Athlone

    Telefex Opens International Headquarters in Athlone

US surgical device provider Telefex opened its newly-constructed Global Operations and International headquarters in Athlone on Tuesday, November 15.
The 45,000 square-foot facility, located in the IDA Business & Technology Park, houses a laboratory and office space and is intended to serve as the location for Teleflex’s global operations. Teleflex has operated in Athlone since 2007, […]

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FDT Win EnviroCom Award for Environmental Achievements

    FDT Win EnviroCom Award for Environmental Achievements

FDT Consulting Engineers & Project Managers won the EnviroCom Award on Thursday, November 10, for engaging communities in environmental projects with less than 50 employees. Hosted by the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, the 10th EnviroCom awards saw 130 guests attend the awarding ceremony at the Royal Marine Hotel.
FDT were given the award in recognition for […]

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Bidding Settled for New Luas Project

A €368m cross-city Luas line bid was settled in a High Court challenge during the process of settling the contract.

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Dart Expansion Requires Space at Dublin Airport

Don Cunningham, the Irish Rail’s director of infrastructure stated that the Dublin Airport needs to set aside a space for the Dart line.

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Poundland Plans Growth in Midst of Takeover

The discount retailer, Dealz plans to open 20 new shops in Ireland in the next year even though profits are at a low at Poundland.

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Ulster Bank Announces RBS Winners

Today, Ulster Bank announced the winners of the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund.

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SEAI announces €4.3m grant award to 15 marine energy projects

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a total grant award of €4.3m to 15 new marine energy projects underway in 2016 under its Prototype Development Fund.  The announcement was made as SEAI in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland hosts an “Ireland open for business” exhibition at the 6th International Conference for Ocean Energy […]

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EI signs deal with European Space Agency to develop Irish centre

Enterprise Ireland has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a Space Business Incubation Centre in Ireland.  The signing took place during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to Netherlands and Germany led by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD.
The Space business incubator has the objective of supporting 25 start-up companies […]

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O’SHARE research project to end network overload at concerts and festivals

    O’SHARE research project to end network overload at concerts and festivals

Trinity College Dublin’s CONNECT Centre has signed a deal to begin a €1m telecoms research project, O’SHARE, to help people at large gatherings such as concerts and sporting events access consistent mobile internet and phone signal in the face of a surge in demand.
O’SHARE will be a four-year project and will be led by Dr Marco Ruffini, Assistant […]

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Science programmes accompany new Amgen facility

    Science programmes accompany new Amgen facility

Biotechnology company Amgen, which yesterday unveiled its €260m facility in Dún Laoghaire, has launched two science education courses aimed at reaching more than 53,000 students and hundreds of teachers.
Amgen and its philanthropic arm announced Amgen Teach and Amgen Biotech Experience, which aim to equip secondary school teachers with the skills to increase students’ literacy and […]

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Sedicii’s technology: Taking control of data stored online

    Sedicii’s technology: Taking control of data stored online

Creating game-changing technology, which will give consumers control over the personal data stored by online companies, is the goal of Waterford startup Sedicii.
The multi-award winning company is already trialling software which allows the identity of online shoppers to be authenticated without the need for a password to be exchanged and which thus reduces the amount […]

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Vodafone investing €7m in data centre services

    Vodafone investing €7m in data centre services

Vodafone Ireland is investing €7 million as it seeks to bring new data-centre services to customers. The move is part of Vodafone’s plan to beef up its cloud and hosting business in Europe.
The new services will include everything from co-location, managed hosting, private cloud and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). The firm said it is […]

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Google to build second data centre in Dublin

    Google to build second data centre in Dublin

Google is building a new data centre in Ireland and investing €150 million in the project.
The centre will be its second owned and operated data facility in Ireland; it leases a third.
There had been speculation last year that Google planned to open a new facility in west Dublin – following a planning application – to […]

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6D Global Technologies to create jobs in Dublin

    6D Global Technologies to create jobs in Dublin

Digital business company 6D Global Technologies is to open an office in Ireland, creating 60 jobs over three years.
The Nasdaq-listed firm, which offers business intelligence, web content management, digital creative, mobile apps and digital publishing, is targeting the European market for expansion. The Dublin office will serve customers of 6D Global outside the US, as […]

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New mobile network set to enter Irish market

    New mobile network set to enter Irish market

New network iD is set to shake up the Irish mobile market, with individually tailored plans it hopes will be popular with consumers.
The mobile phone network, which is owned by Dixons Carphone, claims it can save consumers an average of €166 per year with a flexibility that will allow personalised plans that can be changed […]

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Petroceltic announces tendering process for Algerian project

    Petroceltic announces tendering process for Algerian project

Petroceltic confirmed the tendering process has begun for engineering, procurement and construction services at the Ain Tsila development in Algeria.
The contract will cover a central processing facility, an industrial base, an administration/ accommodation base, well gathering system, and product export system.
A short list of companies has been compiled, which includes Daewoo Engineering & Construction, the […]

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NTR to split group in dramatic re-organisation

    NTR to split group in dramatic re-organisation

The conglomerate will dump the toll roads business which gave it its original name, along with its other interests into a holding company that will be named Altas Investments.
The wind energy division meanwhile will be transferred into a new company which will be named NTR Plc.
Altas will have a separate leadership team. Current NTR boss […]

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Tullow Oil restarts production at Flagship jubilee filed

    Tullow Oil restarts production at Flagship jubilee filed

Tullow said that gas production at Jubilee, which was halted last month due to technical issues, has resumed ahead of its initial mid-August forecast.
Exports restarted on August 3 and have increased to around 100 million standard cubic feet per day. Oil production has also returned to its previous rates.
Meanwhile the firm said that it had […]

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Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

    Nokia prepares for mobile comeback

Nokia is hiring software experts, testing new products and seeking sales partners as it plots its return to the mobile phone and consumer tech arena it abandoned with the sale of its handset business.
Once the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, the Finnish firm was wrongfooted by the rise of smartphones and eclipsed by Apple […]

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Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

    Facebook says drone ready for real-world testing later this year

The company said it will test it in the United States later this year.
The plane will weigh about 880 pounds (400 kg), said Yael Maguire, the company’s engineering director of connectivity. It will hover between 60,000 feet and 90,000 feet (20 and 30 km), above the altitude of commercial airplanes, so that it is not […]

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