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Cyber attack hits IT systems in Ireland and UK

    Cyber attack hits IT systems in Ireland and UK

Several organisations including big business and government offices in eastern Europe have been hit by a worldwide cyber attack. It has been reported that companies in Ireland may also have been affected, with computer systems at shipping group Maersk failing across regions including Ireland. Danish, British and Spanish multinationals have also been hit by the […]

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Irish doctors don’t trust online health information

    Irish doctors don’t trust online health information

While millions of people turn to digital when researching symptoms or looking up health conditions, Irish doctors still prefer traditional methods to educate themselves according to a study conducted by GSK. The study looked at the digital habits of Irish medics and found that while Irish doctors are increasingly looking to online resources, including pharmaceutical […]

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SportsTech Ireland launches

    SportsTech Ireland launches

With an ambition to double the number of sports tech companies operating in Ireland by 2020 SportsTech Ireland laid out ambitious plans when launching at King John’s Castle in Limerick recently. “We want to target at least 10 international companies operating in this space to establish a base here in that same period and help to […]

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Decline in satisfaction with broadband speeds

    Decline in satisfaction with broadband speeds

Irish broadband is still stuck in the slow lane, while many consumers are in the dark over whether they are getting the speeds they are actually paying for, according to new research from independent and impartial price comparison website Switcher.ie.
Despite the Government making a concerted effort through the National Broadband Plan to get Ireland up-to-speed, […]

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Pure Telecom’s €1.75m deal enables DSM to create 15 jobs

    Pure Telecom’s €1.75m deal enables DSM to create 15 jobs

Pure Telecom has announced it has signed a €1.75 million two-year deal with sales agency DSM. The deal will allow DSM to recruit 15 sales representatives, who will be tasked with growing Pure Telecom’s business across the country, with a particular focus on rural Ireland.
Pure Telecom has agreements with several of Ireland’s major wholesale telecoms […]

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Carlow tech company opens new Chicago office

    Carlow tech company opens new Chicago office

Security specialist company Netwatch is set to open a new office in Chicago. The move will create 15 new jobs in the area. The company has chosen Chicago as its North-western location as it is one of the fastest growing regions in the USA for its transportation and logistics hub, built around Chicago O’ Hare […]

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Nova Leah to create 50 new jobs in Dundalk

    Nova Leah to create 50 new jobs in Dundalk

Medical device security firm Nova Leah has announced plans to recruit 78 people to its workforce over the next four years. Around 50 of those roles will be based in Dundalk and be in the area of engineering and support. The remainder will be sales and marketing roles in the company’s newly-opened office in Boston.
Nova […]

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Sandyford to drive Dublin as Smart City

    Sandyford to drive Dublin as Smart City

Sandyford has been pinpointed as a Smart Region capable of driving Dublin on as a Smart City at Ireland’s first Smart Cities Summit in Leopardstown. The Summit, which was organised by Sandyford Business District and Alchemy Event Management, heard that there is currently 450,000 sq ft of available office space in the Sandyford and a […]

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HealthBeacon to create 20 jobs

    HealthBeacon to create 20 jobs

Dublin-based digital health company HealthBeacon has announced the creation of 20 jobs, which will aim to bring the company’s headcount to 37. The new positions will support the launch of the firm’s technology expansion – the ‘Smart Sharps System’ that helps patients adhere to their medication schedule – into North America.
The company is set to […]

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The Future of Food Tech Innovation

    The Future of Food Tech Innovation

“We are moving towards a time when anyone, anywhere can order anything,” according to Amanda Roche Kelly, Managing Director of JUST EAT in Ireland. “Consumers are looking for quick, innovative ways to order foods.”
JUST EAT is Ireland’s leading takeaway delivery service connecting over 1,800 restaurants and over 30 different cuisine types with customers throughout the […]

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Technology M&A – Trends and Themes

    Technology M&A – Trends and Themes

“The overall pace of M&A in the tech sector is at record levels,” according to Rory O’Sullivan, a managing director at Pagemill Partners, a division of Duff & Phelps, which advises both buyers and sellers in M&A transactions around the world. As a keynote speaker at TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, which was held […]

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Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

    Just 29% of Irish people believe schools are providing necessary digital skills

A survey commissioned by Ricoh Ireland has found that just 29% of Irish people believe schools are equipping children with the necessary skills for the digital era. It also revealed that only a third of respondents feel that Irish schools have access to the range of modern technologies that will help students to become digitally […]

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Equinix appoints Kevin O’Connor as Channel Manager in Ireland

    Equinix appoints Kevin O’Connor as Channel Manager in Ireland

Interconnection and data centre company Equinix has announced the appointment of Kevin O’Connor as channel manager for Ireland. Kevin will be responsible for the management of Equinix Ireland’s channel business – helping channel partners enhance their existing offerings with Equinix’s interconnection and cloud solutions.
Kevin will help partners offer their customers truly hybrid cloud solutions through […]

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OpenJaw Technologies to double workforce

    OpenJaw Technologies to double workforce

Irish travel software company OpenJaw Technologies has announced plans to double its global workforce from 230 to 450 employees in the next three years, with at least 50 of the jobs being located at the company’s offices in Dublin and Galway.
The jobs announcement was made at OpenJaw’s travel retailing summit at Dublin’s Mansion House, a […]

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Ibec calls for response to cyber attacks

    Ibec calls for response to cyber attacks

Commenting on last weekend’s unprecedented international cyber attacks, Ibec’s Head of Digital Policy, Erik O’Donovan said: “While Ireland appears to have been spared so far in the wave of cyber attacks currently affecting many countries, Ibec is liaising with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment to monitor the situation for Irish businesses.
“We advise […]

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Virgin Media Business partners with TechConnect Live 2017

    Virgin Media Business partners with TechConnect Live 2017

TechConnect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event, is delighted to confirm Virgin Media Business as the event’s headline sponsor for 2017. Ireland’s best business broadband provider is the perfect partner for TechConnect Live (now known as Virgin Media Business Ireland TechConnect Live), thanks to its commitment to providing unparalleled connectivity and service to Ireland’s SMEs, start-ups […]

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Path to GDPR – practical steps to take

    Path to GDPR – practical steps to take

Information security company Ward Solutions will host a seminar on June 9th in the Royal College of Physicians in Ireland (RCPI), Kildare Street, Dublin 2, to outline the practical steps that organisations need to take to achieve compliance to impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. The seminar aims to raise awareness of the implications […]

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€10m upgrade planned by Bank of Ireland

    €10m upgrade planned by Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland is planning to spend €10 million on upgrading its branch network. Works will include opening a new branch in Cherrywood, south Dublin this September. The Bank also plans to install 90 new external lodgement and ATM machines (eLATMs), meaning that 80% of its branches will have round-the-clock lodgement and withdrawal capabilities available […]

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Cork Airport launches tech competition

    Cork Airport launches tech competition

Cork Airport has launched a competition to invite tenders from the tech community in Cork under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) initiative. The competition, in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, is to identify and develop a smart and innovative new real time passenger feedback solution. Entrants need to show the technical feasibility of the concept […]

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Datapac provides Walsh Whiskey Distillery with customised ERP solution

    Datapac provides Walsh Whiskey Distillery with customised ERP solution

Datapac has announced the implementation of a customised ERP solution for Walsh Whiskey Distillery. The new system unifies Walsh Whiskey Distillery’s different departments, providing increased oversight and streamlining the company’s production and sales processes.
Located on the 18th century Royal Oak estate in a €25 million distillery in Co. Carlow, Walsh Whiskey Distillery is one of […]

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Trinity College plans €1bn tech & enterprise campus

    Trinity College plans €1bn tech & enterprise campus

A startup incubator in Dublin run by Boston-based Cambridge Innovation Centre (CIC) is set to be included in a €1bn technology and enterprise campus being planned by Trinity College. The campus aims to play a pivotal role in building Ireland’s global presence in the technology sector.
Chief innovation and enterprise officer at TCD Diarmuid O’Brien said […]

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Immedis acquires US international payroll company Expaticore

    Immedis acquires US international payroll company Expaticore

Payroll technology and employment tax services firm Immedis has announced a $10 million acquisition of US international payroll company, Expaticore.
Expaticore has an established international client base and a proven reputation for high quality work, which has led to impressive client retention rates. The acquisition is set to strengthen Immedis’ capabilities in the US and globally, […]

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BorgWarner adds new production line for electric vehicle technology

    BorgWarner adds new production line for electric vehicle technology

Hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) technology company BorgWarner has announced a €10 million investment in capital equipment and a €1.5 million investment in its facility in Tralee to expand the plant’s engineering and testing capabilities, create new jobs and improve the facility’s environmental footprint.
Beginning in 2017, the company plans to add a flexible manufacturing line […]

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Globoforce Dublin headquarters expansion to create 100 jobs

    Globoforce Dublin headquarters expansion to create 100 jobs

Social recognition solutions company Globoforce has unveiled its new 45,000 sq ft Dublin headquarters at Park West, Dublin 12 and announced the creation of 100 jobs over the next three years. Recruitment is underway for the first phase of the jobs and 50 of these positions are expected to be filled within the next year.
The […]

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DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

    DCU researchers develop space sensors for European Space Agency

Three Irish companies have successfully won contracts to develop satellite and communications systems to the European Space Agency (ESA). The three companies are Enbio, InnaLabs, and Pilot Photonics.
Enbio has won a contract to develop advanced surface coatings for Europe’s next generation platform for mid-sized telecommunications missions. InnaLabs will develop a space qualified Rate Measurement Unit […]

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42% of Irish businesses have no plan to handle data breaches

    42% of Irish businesses have no plan to handle data breaches

Information security company Ward Solutions has found that 42% of Irish businesses don’t have a crisis management plan to implement in the event of a data compromise. The finding was revealed in Ward’s 2017 Information Security Survey, which was carried out among 170 senior IT professionals and decision makers in Ireland.
The results of the survey […]

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Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital

    Ricoh Ireland donates to Temple Street Hospital

Ricoh Ireland it has donated print and document management devices worth more than €175,000 to Temple Street Children’s University Hospital. The donation will allow the hospital to make significant savings which will be redistributed within the overall hospital budget and used to fund medical devices and equipment.
Ricoh donated the suite of 44 nearly-new print and […]

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Meat Technology Ireland launched

    Meat Technology Ireland launched

Meat Technology Ireland, a strategic research and innovation base in beef and sheep meat processing in Ireland, has been launched by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O Connor and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed.
Meat Technology Ireland (MTI) is a new industry-led initiative with significant funding from Enterprise Ireland […]

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CWSI signs €2m deal with UK mobile network

    CWSI signs €2m deal with UK mobile network

Irish-owned security systems firm CWSI has signed a deal worth €2 million a year with a UK mobile network. CWSI manages security and other services for mobile devices used by companies in the Republic and the UK and includes Ryanair, CityJet, Paddy Power Betfair and the British Asset Resolution agency among its clients.
The company said […]

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Extra 300,000 premises to get high speed broadband

    Extra 300,000 premises to get high speed broadband

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten has announced that an additional 300,000 premises across Ireland will be able to access high speed broadband within 90 weeks. These premises were previously part of the State Intervention Area but will now be provided by Eir.
As a result of commercial investment which didn’t materialise, the […]

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Two thirds of Irish workers unable to work from home during transport strikes

    Two thirds of Irish workers unable to work from home during transport strikes

Hundreds of thousands of people around Ireland have been affected by the recent and ongoing public transport strikes, with many unable to reach their place of work. For many, that will mean that their entire day is written off. But according to Ricoh, advances in technology mean they could be just as productive at home as […]

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Asavie opens new HQ in Kuala Lumpur

    Asavie opens new HQ in Kuala Lumpur

Irish IoT platform provider Asavie has announced the opening of a new regional headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and the establishment of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in APAC. The new hub will provide enhanced coverage and increased diversity options to customers in the region. Asavie also announced the appointment of Paul Rogers as Vice President […]

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Damovo announces new Dublin jobs

    Damovo announces new Dublin jobs

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 […]

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Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative

    Minister for Jobs launches VODAFONE & SIRO National Gigabit Hub Initiative

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 […]

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Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

    Robots could affect 30% of UK jobs, says PwC

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 […]

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Datapac awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland

    Datapac awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland

Datapac, a leading technology solutions and services provider in Ireland, today announced that it has been awarded HP Inc. Partner of the Year for UK and Ireland. The HP Partner Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding performance and accomplishments that raise the standard for business excellence, innovation, growth and customer satisfaction.
Datapac became HP’s first Irish partner […]

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Apple unveils new iPad and iPhones

    Apple unveils new iPad and iPhones

Apple has updated its iPad line and dropped the “Air” branding as it boosts the specs on its mid-tier product. More colours for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have also been launched along with the announcement of a new video app, Clips. The new iPad is not expected to be available in Ireland until […]

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Paul Synnott appointed as a Director of Esri Ireland

    Paul Synnott appointed as a Director of Esri Ireland

Esri Ireland, a global leader in Geographic Information’s Systems (GIS), has appointed Paul Synnott to its board of directors. In his current role as country manager, Paul is responsible for leading Esri Ireland’s business strategy for development and growth on the island of Ireland. He brings more than 25 years’ geospatial-industry experience to his new role.
Already […]

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Irish woman making waves in Silicon Valley

    Irish woman making waves in Silicon Valley

Northern Ireland born Sarah Friar has been appointed the first independent board member at Slack, the business communications platform. Friar is currently the CFO of payments company Square and is also considered a prime candidate for the CEO job if Jack Dorsey ever decided to only lead Twitter, where he is also CEO.
Friar will also […]

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€6.7m EU boost to improve bathing waters in Ireland and Wales

    €6.7m EU boost to improve bathing waters in Ireland and Wales

A €6.7 million EU-backed initiative to combat the effects of pollution on bathing waters in Wales and Ireland has been announced by Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and Welsh Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford AM.
The Acclimatize project will help to improve the quality of sea shores in both countries, helping to boost […]

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Controversial online lottery website launches in Ireland

    Controversial online lottery website launches in Ireland

Lottoland, a website that allows users play lotteries in other jurisdictions, has launched in Ireland. Based in Gibraltar and headed up by Betfair’s former Irish regional manager Graham Ross, the website offers consumers the chance to bet on the outcome of 28 big state lotteries without purchasing an actual ticket for the draw. If a […]

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Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

    Reluctance among asset management sector to adapt to technological advances

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 […]

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Dublin City Council announces €100k of innovation procurement funding to increase cycling in city

    Dublin City Council announces €100k of innovation procurement funding to increase cycling in city

Four companies have been each awarded €25,000 Phase 2 funding to develop smart technology solutions to help increase bicycle usage, to gather better data to understand cyclist behaviour and also help deter bicycle theft.
In 2016, Phase 1 of the Smart Dublin Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition saw five small businesses receive €12,500 in funding […]

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Apple Pay mobile payment service launches in Ireland

    Apple Pay mobile payment service launches in Ireland

Apple Pay allows people using certain Apple mobile devices to pay for goods and services in thousands of retail outlets around the country where contactless payments are accepted. They will also be able to use the system to pay for purchases on participating apps and websites. The Apple Pay Irish launch comes two-and-a-half years after […]

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Windows loses ground as Android OS battles for top spot

    Windows loses ground as Android OS battles for top spot

Windows might be the leading operating system around the world thanks to its presence on desktop PCs and laptops but it is increasingly being overshadowed by Google’s mobile OS. New data from webs analytics firm StatCounter shows Android’s global market share hit 37.4% last month, just behind Windows on 38.6%.
Launched in September 2008, Android now […]

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Autism App Scoops Top Business Bootcamp Award

    Autism App Scoops Top Business Bootcamp Award

A talented group of teenagers from Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Offaly and Dublin claimed the winning spot at the 2017 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp with their project entitled Mi Contact on Thursday.
The winners were selected by a judging panel of accomplished business professionals following an intensive four day workshop at NovaUCD. The winning project is an […]

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Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

    Companies Invited to Tender for €30,000 to Support Energy Innovations

The FREED Project is inviting applications from companies, SME’s or start-ups to develop innovative energy technologies, the Western Development Commission (WDC) announced on Tuesday. The WDC are using the etenders platform and the tender documents are available at www.freedproject.eu/itt-call-ireland-2. The closing date for applications is Wednesday March 15th 2017. Aimed at businesses that are currently active […]

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R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box: An insight into Ireland’s ICT Sector

    R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box: An insight into Ireland’s ICT Sector

Post provided by Mazars.
Ireland has one of the highest concentrations of digital technology activity and employment within the OECD which is primarily due to a highly skilled workforce, high education standards, competitive corporate tax rates, political stability, geographic advantages, EU membership and a proven track record of business development. As a country, Ireland is emerging […]

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Mobile Technologies to Create 150 Jobs in Drogheda

    Mobile Technologies to Create 150 Jobs in Drogheda

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: […]

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SEAI Invites Businesses to Energy Saving Solutions Show

    SEAI Invites Businesses to Energy Saving Solutions Show

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is inviting businesses to come to the Energy Show 2017, taking place at the RDS, Dublin on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th of April.
The annual two-day free event brings together 160 exhibitors of sustainable energy technologies and services. Last year, in addition to attendance growing by 23% to […]

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BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp Kicks Off

    BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp Kicks Off

Some of the best young business minds in the country are getting ready to be put through their paces at the 2017 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp which kicked-off on Tuesday at NovaUCD.
Now in its 8th year, the four-day Bootcamp will see 30 students from across the island of Ireland participate in a mentoring and […]

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Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

    Smart Factory to Launch MES Data Entry Stations

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Smart Factory is to launch a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) range of mobile and fixed data entry stations with various screen options and full keyboard options during the first quarter of 2017 The stations are rated IP65, which means that they are protected against dust ingress and against low pressure water jets […]

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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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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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Phase Two Extension of ‘The Mill’ Enterprise Hub Opens in Drogheda

    Phase Two Extension of ‘The Mill’ Enterprise Hub Opens in Drogheda

The Minister for Small Business, Pat Breen, officially opened the Phase two extension of The Mill in Drogheda, County Louth, on Thursday. The Enterprise Hub was named The ‘Mill’ in recognition of Drogheda’s proud commercial and industrial heritage dating back to the early 1800’s, but is now staking it’s claim as one of the leading […]

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The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

    The Benefits of R&D Tax Credits and the Knowledge Development Box for the Construction Sector

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From building technologies and enhanced decision-making systems, the advances in both digital technology and connectivity with established engineering systems and principles has created the much needed drive for innovation in the construction sector. Given recent opportunities and prior reflections, owners and practitioners alike should seek efficient projects, lower costs, advance materials and […]

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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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