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Irish SME develops app to help students connect with colleges

    Irish SME develops app to help students connect with colleges

Irish start-up StudyBundles has developed an app that helps CAO applicants connect with third-level institutions while they are deciding which college to attend. The CampusConnect app benefits students as they become immersed in college life before they step foot on campus, making the transition easier. For colleges and universities it helps them to convert student […]

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Lack and cost of accommodation biggest problem for tech firms

    Lack and cost of accommodation biggest problem for tech firms

While staff retention was the primary difficulty for Digital and Technology companies in 2016, this has become secondary to the fastest emerging problem in 2017 – the lack and the cost of accommodation. According to the latest market analysis and salary survey by recruitment group Prosperity, the enduring reality is that the Digital and Tech […]

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Food companies encouraged to ‘Think Digital’

    Food companies encouraged to ‘Think Digital’

Bord Bia has announced a partnership with the Digital Marketing Institute to offer Irish food and drink companies an opportunity to grow and develop their online presence with a view to increasing brand awareness and sales. ‘Think Digital’ is a 6-month digital marketing programme available to all Irish food and drink companies designed specifically to address […]

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OSi and CSO launch new Census website on Esri Ireland’s digital mapping platform

    OSi and CSO launch new Census website on Esri Ireland’s digital mapping platform

Geographic information services company, Esri Ireland, has announced that Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) and the Central Statistics Office (CSO) have launched a new website on its ArcGIS Open Data digital mapping platform. The new website, available at http://census2016.geohive.ie/, presents data gathered during Census 2016 in a clear and legible way and aims to make geographical and […]

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Needham Coding Ireland to show own brand ‘N’ Series continuous ink jet printers for first time

    Needham Coding Ireland to show own brand ‘N’ Series continuous ink jet printers for first time

Newly established business, Co Westmeath-based Needham Coding Ireland Limited, which was formed following a merger between The Needham Group and long-standing Irish distributor, Advanced Coding Solutions (ACS), will be highlighting a wide range of continuous ink jet (CIJ), thermal ink jet (TIJ) and laser coding and marking equipment and associated printer inks and makeup at […]

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Irish Medtech Awards launched amid strong industry growth

    Irish Medtech Awards launched amid strong industry growth

Strong growth within the medtech industry is driving further investment and job creation. That’s according to a new survey published by the Irish Medtech Association, the Ibec group that represents the sector, to mark the launch of the Irish Medtech Awards which are jointly hosted with Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.
The results of the Medtech […]

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RADICAL launches new app to help save lives

    RADICAL launches new app to help save lives

Advertising content agency RADICAL has created a new mobile app for Toyota which is designed to help save lives on Irish roads. The company, which is of part Core Media, was asked by Toyota to help them bring their brand proposition ‘Built for a Better World’ to life. While researching ways in which Toyota could help improve […]

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Three-quarters of Irish firms upped cybersecurity after WannaCry – DataSolutions survey

    Three-quarters of Irish firms upped cybersecurity after WannaCry – DataSolutions survey

IT solutions distributor firm DataSolutions has announced the results of a survey, which found that 73% of companies have made changes to their IT security as a direct result of the WannaCry ransomware incident. The research also found that one-fifth of senior IT decision-makers in Ireland would pay a ransom if under attack from cybercriminals.
In […]

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Brands must offer more to build loyalty with younger customers

    Brands must offer more to build loyalty with younger customers

A new study from technology specialist Ricoh Ireland has highlighted generational differences in customer service expectations. Older age groups are revealed as being less forgiving of brands, while younger customers expect far more information at the consideration stage, along with deep post-sales interaction to build lasting brand relationships. The survey of 3,600 consumers was conducted […]

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Enterprise Ireland invests In IoT cloud platform

    Enterprise Ireland invests In IoT cloud platform

Venture capital fund, Suir Valley Ventures, has announced it has invested €750,000 into Wia, one of the leading Internet of Things (‘IoT’) cloud platforms. Wia’s IoT cloud platform enables developers to turn any type of sensing device into a secure, smart and useful application in a matter of minutes, generating considerable time and cost savings […]

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Kabbage secures $250m funding

    Kabbage secures $250m funding

Kabbage, a company with some 115,000 customers and $3.5 billion in loans that has built an automated platform for lending money to small businesses and individuals using data points to determine a customer’s credit score, has announced SoftBank Group is investing $250 million in the company. The money will be used to expand into the […]

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Datapac announces 35 new jobs and €2.1m investment

    Datapac announces 35 new jobs and €2.1m investment

Technology solutions and services provider Datapac has announced it will create 35 new jobs at its location in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. The jobs are being created as part of a €2.1 million investment which is funding significant expansion and enhancement of ICT managed services at Datapac’s Network Operations Centre.
Established in 1982, Datapac provides a comprehensive […]

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Minister of State announces eGovernment Strategy 2017-2020

    Minister of State announces eGovernment Strategy 2017-2020

Patrick O’Donovan, Minister of State for Public Procurement, Open Government and eGovernment, has announced the publication of the eGovernment Strategy 2017-2020.
The new strategy has been developed to build upon the first eGovernment Strategy (eGovernment 2012-2015) with the aim of succinctly setting out the next phase for eGovernment in Ireland. The Strategy focuses on 10 key actions […]

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Send money with PayPal in Skype Mobile App

    Send money with PayPal in Skype Mobile App

PayPal and Skype users in 22 countries – including Ireland – can now send money from PayPal directly in their Skype mobile app. With this new app, people in Ireland can send money ‘in the moment’ to friends and family in Ireland and 21 other countries, including the United States and UK.
More than $7 million […]

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Kinesis win IAGG 2017 tech day pitch event

    Kinesis win IAGG 2017 tech day pitch event

Kinesis Health Technologies, an Irish health technology start-up, has been declared overall winner of the Tech Day pitching competition held during the 21st International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress which has just ended in San Francisco.
At the World Congress, which takes place every four years, over 6,000 experts in the field of ageing gathered together […]

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Global shares to create 80 new financial technology jobs in West Cork and overseas

    Global shares to create 80 new financial technology jobs in West Cork and overseas

West Cork based Global Shares, a leading global provider of share plan administration software, share-dealing, global custody and financial reporting tools has today announced the creation of a further 80 new jobs due to rapid global expansion, bringing its total global employee base to 228.
The new positions, some of which are supported by the Department of […]

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PayPal completes financial education workshops for 400 students

    PayPal completes financial education workshops for 400 students

PayPal has announced the successful completion of a series of financial education workshops for secondary school students in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland. More than 400 transition year students from six local secondary schools have taken part in the programme during the recent academic year at its Dundalk office.
The workshops are part of PayPal’s Financial Inclusion […]

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55% of young people plan to ditch TV licence – Pure Telecom

    55% of young people plan to ditch TV licence – Pure Telecom

A new online survey from Irish telecoms and broadband provider, Pure Telecom, has revealed that 55% of Irish TV licence holders aged 30 and under are planning to, or considering, ceasing payment of their TV licence due to an increase in consumption of online content and streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. The […]

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IP Telecom and GoldStar Telecom sign three year wholesale deal worth €500,000

    IP Telecom and GoldStar Telecom sign three year wholesale deal worth €500,000

IP Telecom, a Dublin based company which offers first class telephony solutions to companies in Ireland and across the world via its own VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) network, has signed a wholesale deal worth €500,000 with GoldStar Telecom, a Cork based company that provides a range of telephony solutions directly in the Munster area […]

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Getting the competitive edge

    Getting the competitive edge

Based in the Nexus Innovation Centre in University of Limerick, data capturing firm Smart Factory was set up to help companies identify hidden losses, increase productivity and maximise efficiency. The firm was established by Brendan Sheppard, Cathal Murtagh and Anthony Kelly; all three founding members come from data-centric backgrounds and have years of invaluable experience […]

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A Lion for three robots

    A Lion for three robots

Mitsubishi Electric’s interactive robotic installation known as “Threebots” has been awarded with the coveted Silver Lion in Cannes. “Threebots” has already received several awards since its installation at the German branch in Ratingen. In November 2016 Mitsubishi Electric was honored with the “Red Dot: Grand Prix“ award for its outstanding robot application. The “Threebots” (Three […]

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The journey towards Industry 4.0

    The journey towards Industry 4.0

Hartmut Pütz, President Factory Automation EMEA at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, talks about the digital transformation of industry. He focuses on the effects on manufacturing businesses, especially at a production level, and how customers will benefit from innovative Mitsubishi Electric solutions.
Manufacturing industry is currently undergoing a period of rapid change. In concrete terms this can be […]

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Belfast company set to revolutionise global weight loss industry

    Belfast company set to revolutionise global weight loss industry

Young tech firm Neurovalens has used Invest Northern Ireland support for research and development (R&D) to develop Modius, a weight loss device which combines neuroscience and technology to solve health issues. Neurovalens makes wearable technology which can modify metabolism rates, appetite and fat storage.
Congratulating the company, Invest NI’s Director of Innovation, Research and Development Dr […]

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Colt and Equinix partnership brings power of cloud to heart of enterprise

    Colt and Equinix partnership brings power of cloud to heart of enterprise

Colt Technology Services has announced a strategic partnership with Equinix, Inc. to interconnect theColt IQ Network with Equinix’s cloud ecosystem.
Today, Colt enterprise customers already benefit from connectivity to public and private clouds including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform through Colt’s Dedicated Cloud Access service, and inter-data centre connectivity through Colt DCNet.
Thanks to […]

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Major recruitment drive announced for Navan

    Major recruitment drive announced for Navan

Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) and its sister company eCOMM Merchant Solutions have announced that are launching a major recruitment drive to recruit for 28 jobs in Navan. HR Manager Lorna McCormack says: “We have a range of jobs to fill over the summer and autumn with positions in Software Development, Call Centre and Multilingual vacancies, […]

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Kildare tech firm invests €300k in cyber security solution

    Kildare tech firm invests €300k in cyber security solution

Kildare-based technology firm vCloud.ie has invested €300k in what it describes as a “cutting edge” cyber security product. The product is the first of its kind currently available globally.
Designed to protect operating systems and online facing services, the product can withstand hundreds of thousands attacks per minute, surpassing other online security systems.
“We expect the frequency […]

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Dialight opens new Technical Centre in Copenhagen

    Dialight opens new Technical Centre in Copenhagen

Dialight, the leading LED industrial lighting technology company, has announced the opening of a state-of-the-art Technical Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark. Dialight has chosen this location as the company has been operating out of Copenhagen for many years, developing and producing special solutions for the global wind power industry.
The Copenhagen Technical Centre will support the EMEA […]

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Microsoft Ireland announces new partnership with Payzone

    Microsoft Ireland announces new partnership with Payzone

Microsoft Ireland and Payzone have announced a new partnership which involves launching Xbox digital products and Office 365 subscriptions in Payzone agents across the country. A new approach for both businesses, the partnership is the first of its kind for Payzone – introducing the first digitally delivered gaming and productivity software to the platform.
The largest […]

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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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