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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]