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British Institute of Facilities Management Ireland Region Awards Launched

    British Institute of Facilities Management Ireland Region Awards Launched

The search is on for top facilities management talent across Ireland as the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) Ireland region launches this year’s BIFM Ireland Region Awards. The prestigious awards will be celebrated at the industry body’s 21st annual FM Summit which returns to the newly refurbished National Stadium at Windsor Park in Belfast […]

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DiskShred invests €500,000 in on-site shredding service

    DiskShred invests €500,000 in on-site shredding service

DiskShred, a leading on-site IT shredding provider in Ireland, has announced it is investing €500,000 in its shredding service. The investment includes the purchase of a new bespoke shredding vehicle to join its fleet and the cost of running the vehicle for the next three years. Currently providing secure on-site hard drive and media shredding […]

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Tech firms unite to create €50m IT service operation

    Tech firms unite to create €50m IT service operation

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 […]

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Post offices to close and stamp cost to rise

    Post offices to close and stamp cost to rise

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 […]

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71,647 Days Lost to Industrial Disputes in 2016

    71,647 Days Lost to Industrial Disputes in 2016

During 2016 there were 71,647 days lost to industrial disputes, according to figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Friday. This compares with 32,964 days lost in 2015.
There were a total of ten industrial disputes in 2016 compared with nine in 2015. The ten disputes in progress in 2016 involved 29,372 workers and ten […]

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Service Activity Continues Expanding in February

    Service Activity Continues Expanding in February

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, […]

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Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017

    Irish Companies to Showcase at Mobile World Congress 2017

Fourteen client companies will showcase their communications technology solutions on the Ireland Pavilion at Mobile World Congress which takes places in Barcelona from the 27 February to 2 March 2017, Enterprise Ireland announced on Thursday.
The 14 exhibitors on the Ireland Pavilion comprise of three High Potential Start-Up companies and 11 established companies showcasing in areas […]

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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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BrowserStack to Establish International Headquarters in Dublin

    BrowserStack to Establish International Headquarters in Dublin

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 […]

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Jobs Minister to Launch National Design Forum

    Jobs Minister to Launch National Design Forum

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, announced on Thursday that she will establish a National Design Forum which will drive Ireland’s capability and reputation as a source of design innovation.
“Innovation gives companies and products their competitive edge and design is the piece that makes products distinctive, valuable and desirable,” Mitchell O’Connor […]

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Minister Eoghan Murphy Publishes IFS2020 Action Plan for 2017

    Minister Eoghan Murphy Publishes IFS2020 Action Plan for 2017

Minister for International Financial Services Eoghan Murphy, published the IFS2020 Action Plan for 2017 on Monday.
The IFS2020 Strategy is a five year Strategy for the development of our International Financial Services Sector. The Strategy was first launched in March 2015 under the previous Government by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the then Junior Minister for […]

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Econova CSR Solutions

    Econova CSR Solutions

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We are very proud to introduce Econova CSR solutions Ltd. a newly established company dedicated to helping their clients reach the next level of success, by providing tangible Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental and Health & Safety Solutions, incorporating a total service from strategic planning to implementation.
By undertaking a comprehensive and systematic review […]

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EVO Payments International to Create 50 Jobs as Part of €9.1 Million Investment

    EVO Payments International to Create 50 Jobs as Part of €9.1 Million Investment

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 […]

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Tech Mahindra Opens Centre in Dublin

    Tech Mahindra Opens Centre in Dublin

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 […]

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Masterlift Ireland Ltd.

    Masterlift Ireland Ltd.

Masterlift Ireland Ltd is a leader in the forklift and material-handling solutions industry in Ireland.  Masterlift was established in 1986 by Dermot & Anne Carroll, and 30 years later employs over 30 staff nationwide across four Centers of Excellence which together allow Masterlift to provide the highest quality sales and service in Ireland.  Masterlift has […]

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November Retail Sales Volume Rises 4.3 Percent

    November Retail Sales Volume Rises 4.3 Percent

The volume of retail sales  for November was up 4.3 percent when compared with the previous year, and up  0.9 percent compared with October 2016, figures released by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday reveal.  These figures exclude price effects.
If Motor Trades are excluded, there was an increase of 3.1% in the volume of retail […]

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Service Sector New Order Growth Sees Five-Month High

    Service Sector New Order Growth Sees Five-Month High

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 […]

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Pure Telecom Increases Customer Base by 25%

    Pure Telecom Increases Customer Base by 25%

Pure Telecom surpassed the 40,000 customer mark, after adding more than 10,000 new customers in 2016, the company announced on Thursday. The Irish-owned telecoms provider now has 42,500 customers and is aiming to acquire a customer base of 100,000 in the next three years.
The company’s intends to grow through acquisition of other telecommunications companies, competitive […]

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Online Tool to Teach SMEs About Corporate Social Responsibility

    Online Tool to Teach SMEs About Corporate Social Responsibility

Minister for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen announced the launch of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) online Tool for SMEs on Wednesday. CSR refers to enterprises integrating social and environmental concerns into their mainstream business operations on a voluntary basis.
The online tool is designed to help SMEs understand more about CSR and provide further […]

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Social Media Use by Irish Enterprises Second-Highest in the EU

    Social Media Use by Irish Enterprises Second-Highest in the EU

Ireland were recorded as the second-highest users of social media by enterprises in 2016, according to a report released by the CSO on Tuesday. 67% of Irish enterprises employing 10 or more people used some type of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube compared with an EU-28 average of 45%. The use of […]

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BOIPA Partners With Licensed Vintners Association

    BOIPA Partners With Licensed Vintners Association

Card payment provider BOI Payment Acceptance (BOIPA) and the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) entered a partnership that will see BOIPA become the preferred payments platform for the LVA’s 600 Dublin pubs and bars ahead of the busy festive season., it was announced on Tuesday.
Cashless transactions in Ireland are currently valued at over €35 billion. Both […]

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Facilities Managers Gather For BIFM Ireland

    Facilities Managers Gather For BIFM Ireland

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 […]

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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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HR and Payroll Company SD Worx Officially Launches in Limerick

    HR and Payroll Company SD Worx Officially Launches in Limerick

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 […]

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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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Voxpro Expansion to Create 400 New Jobs in Dublin

    Voxpro Expansion to Create 400 New Jobs in Dublin

Cork-based multilingual customer experience and technical support providers Voxpro, announced on Tuesday, November 30, that it intended to create 400 new jobs, alongside the launch of a new Dublin office located in the Silicon Docks.
Voxpro currently operates centres in Cork, Dublin, California and Georgia, USA. The company delivers customer support to customers in over 32 countries […]

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2016 Set to be ‘Best Year Ever’ for Irish Tourism

    2016 Set to be ‘Best Year Ever’ for Irish Tourism

2016 is set to be the best year ever for Irish tourism, surpassing all previous records, according to Tourism Ireland who launched its marketing plan to promote Ireland as a tourist destination in 2017 on Sunday, November 27. Tourism Ireland said that, by the end of the year, 10.5 million people will have visited the […]

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor Supports EU Proposal to Prevent Geo-Blocking

    Minister Mitchell O’Connor Supports EU Proposal to Prevent Geo-Blocking

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor attended a day-long meeting of EU Single Market Ministers in Brussels on Monday, November 28, to support the proposal for an EU Regulation to prevent geo-blocking, the practice whereby consumers are charged different prices on websites based on their nationality or the location from which they […]

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Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

    Valitacell win InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Competition

Dublin biotech company, Valitacell, was crowned the overall winner of the 14th annual InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition on Wednesday, 23 November. Valitacell won a cash prize of €100,000 at the grand final held at The Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
Dundalk based Gecko Governance who won the Best Early Stage Company Category award and a cash prize of […]

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India Trade Mission Sees Partnerships Signed

    India Trade Mission Sees Partnerships Signed

Enterprise Ireland’s Trade Mission to India, led by the Minister of State for Employment and Small Business Pat Breen, concluded on Sunday, 20th November 2016, having seen multiple partnerships signed between Irish and indian companies. Thirteen Irish companies traveled on the mission to the cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi.
During the mission, Dublin company […]

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Belfast Push Notification Platform Crowdsources More Than £200,000 Online

    Belfast Push Notification Platform Crowdsources More Than £200,000 Online

Push notification platform Hurree has raised more than £200,000 online since launching a crowdsourcing campaign on Crowdcube less than two weeks ago.
Created by Aaron Gibson, described by the Belfast Telegraph as a 23-year-old early school leaver from County Down, Hurree allows app developers to monitor and analyse user information  to optimise push notification apps on […]

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Galway Technology Campus to Create 200 IT Jobs

    Galway Technology Campus to Create 200 IT Jobs

US insurance company MetLife announced on Wednesday, November 16, that it would expand its Irish operations by opening a Global Technology Campus in Galway. The Campus, which is expected to open in the first half of 2017, will support 200 skilled IT jobs, according to IDA Ireland.
“Ireland is uniquely positioned to become a leading global […]

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Aer Lingus to Open Dublin-Miami Route

    Aer Lingus to Open Dublin-Miami Route

Aer Lingus have announced that the airline will offer direct flights from Dublin to Miami, Florida, from 1 September 2017, as well as increasing the number of flights to other US cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and Orlando.
The Irish airline also intends on opening Summer routes to Split, Croatia, and Porto, Portugal. Charlie Taylor reports […]

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Just two years after opening, 100 jobs set to go at Yelp’s Dublin HQ

    Just two years after opening, 100 jobs set to go at Yelp’s Dublin HQ

It has emerged that online local business platform Yelp is in talks to close its Dublin office, with 100 jobs at risk.
While growth was up and profits stood at $2.1 million for the third quarter of this year, the company is set to cull 175 jobs worldwide as part of a restructuring plan as the […]

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NetNeutrals EU announces 20 new jobs for Dublin

    NetNeutrals EU announces 20 new jobs for Dublin

Online dispute resolutions platform NetNeutrals EU has announced that Dublin is set to house its European headquarters, creating 20 jobs over the next three years.
Its office in Dublin 2 will house 20 employees who will handle key functions such as management, sales and marketing support, programme administration, and finance.
The company’s platform offers a single point […]

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Over 7,300 community projects supported by US companies in Ireland last year

    Over 7,300 community projects supported by US companies in Ireland last year

Ireland leads the way in terms of volunteer participation across Europe, and is well above average in terms of civic engagement, social support networks and trust in institutions, according to new figures.
A new report from the American Chamber of Commerce has highlighted the positive social impact of US investment in Ireland, with around 7,300 community […]

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Trusource Labs create 134 jobs in Limerick

    Trusource Labs create 134 jobs in Limerick

Technical support services company Trusource Labs have announced the establishment of an international operations centre in Limerick, which is set to create 134 jobs over three years.
Trusource will be based on the site of the old Anglo Irish Bank on Henry Street, near the centre of Limerick city. Co-founder Alton Martin indicated that the presence […]

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Supply issues hurting housing market as prices set to rise, according to reports

    Supply issues hurting housing market as prices set to rise, according to reports

Two new reports on the Irish housing market, commissioned by myhome.ie and daft.ie respectively, have warned of the shortfall in the supply of new homes across the country.
The lack of necessary housing units being provided will house prices to rise more than 5% by year end. According to the daft.ie report, this increase is twice […]

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Prospects of job creation “not too optimistic” in manufacturing index

    Prospects of job creation “not too optimistic” in manufacturing index

The latest Investec Manufacturing purchasing manager index (PMI) for Ireland has shown a lull in new jobs in the sector, indicating that they “would not be too optimistic about the prospect for a near term return to job creation.”
The headline PMI figure for September was slightly lower than the previous month, falling from 51.7 to […]

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Central Bank warns “forget the lessons from the crisis at our peril” on non-performing loans

    Central Bank warns “forget the lessons from the crisis at our peril” on non-performing loans

A senior Central Bank official has warned that, while progress is being made by Irish banks on non-performing loans, they remain far too high.
Addressing delegates at a Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland event, Director of Credit Institutions Supervision Ed Silbey said: “We forget the lessons from the crisis at our peril.”
By the end of […]

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New business and legal consultancy launches in Dublin

    New business and legal consultancy launches in Dublin

Leman Consulting, a new business and legal consultancy, has launched at the RDS Members club in Dublin 4.
Calling themselves the first of its kind and the only legal consultancy in Ireland, Leman Consulting aims to partner with businesses, the civil service and in house council in preventing costly litigation, ensuring best practice and delivering good […]

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Salesforce calls for EU probe into Microsoft’s €23 billion bid for LinkedIn

    Salesforce calls for EU probe into Microsoft’s €23 billion bid for LinkedIn

US software giant Salesforce has urged EU regulators to launch a rigorous antitrust probe into Microsoft’s $26 (€23.4) billion bid for professional networking site, LinkedIn.
Salesforce had originally pursued the social network themselves, but Microsoft now intend to seek antitrust clearance from the EU in the coming weeks to close its largest ever deal. As it’s now […]

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Irish business waiting 40 hours to retrieve essential data, says new survey

    Irish business waiting 40 hours to retrieve essential data, says new survey

A survey conducted by ICT solutions provider Datapac has revealed that Irish businesses expect to wait an average of 40 hours to recover mission critical data that has been lost.
Amid the increasing demands placed on businesses’ technology infrastructures, the survey of 163 IT professionals found that the amount of data stored by organisations has increased […]

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Enterprise Ireland Plans Advising Event

Enterprise Ireland plans to pull its global staff back to Ireland in order to assist exporters in finding new markets as a way to put less reliance on the UK.

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Irish broadband prices almost double EU average

Prices for fixed broadband in Ireland are almost double the EU average, according to the latest digital scoreboard from the European Commission.
The annual survey shows that since last year Ireland’s overall digital ranking has risen one place to eighth among the 28 EU states.
Ireland scored well for internet, the survey found, but less so on […]

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Blackrock Clinic treated right by Pure Telecom in €217,000 deal

    Blackrock Clinic treated right by Pure Telecom in €217,000 deal

Pure Telecom has been selected to provide managed communications services for Ireland’s largest private healthcare centre, Blackrock Clinic. In a deal worth €217,000 over three years, Pure Telecom was chosen following a competitive bidding process due to its low costs and access to 24/7 support.
The Irish-owned telecoms company, which is on target to increase its […]

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New mediation scheme aims to save businesses time and money

Chambers Ireland has recently launched a new Business and Commercial Mediation Scheme to promote a cost effective way for businesses to resolve commercial disputes.
The scheme, which is supported by the Courts Service of Ireland, was developed in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Law society, the Bar Council of Ireland and the Mediator’s Institute […]

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