Skillnet Ireland (formerly Skillnets), the national agency for workforce development, has been launched at an event in Co Clare to promote upskilling within enterprise. Its mission is to facilitate increased participation in enterprise training and workforce learning in Ireland. Skillnet Ireland brings together 67 Skillnet Enterprise Learning Networks across the country under one unified brand […]
Designed to foster collaboration between industry, academia and government agencies, the 2018 Research and Innovation Conference & Exhibition attracted over 1,000 visitors from across the major industrial sectors in Ireland to the Citywest Hotel, Dublin, on Wednesday, March 14th.
The visitors who braved the inclement weather were able to meet with the key organisations that are […]
Just 16% of engineering graduates are women, with the overall ratio currently just one woman to eight men in the engineering profession, a new Engineers Ireland report has revealed. Engineering 2018 highlighted that very few engineering employers have been specifically targeting the recruitment of female talent, which has the potential to help overcome the engineering skills shortage that […]
A fund of €30,000 has been announced by GIY with the support of The Ireland Funds for the establishment of 10 new GIY Cottage Markets across the country during 2018. In 2017, the fund supported the establishment of 15 Cottage Markets for the first time with many of these markets being the catalyst of at least […]
The National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) has published its 2017 Annual Report, announcing substantial growth across all areas of research and training activity. 2017 was another excellent year for NIBRT, a year which saw activities continue to grow on the back of a robust and thriving biopharma sector. In particular, NIBRT research […]
The Eastern Corridor Medical Engineering Centre (ECME), a cross border centre of research excellence within the field of cardiovascular medicine, with partners in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland has been launched at Ulster University. The centre has received €8.2 million in funding from the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the […]
New research published by the ESRI finds that greater skill utilisation and skilled migration are required to support a productive and competitive economy. The research examines the difference between the skills possessed by employees and those required to do their job. The report also explores sources of future skilled labour supply, including Ireland’s ability to attract […]
Millennial training company EngageSmith has announced it will create 20 new jobs by the end of 2019 as it develops its range of training and e-learning products to respond to the growing demand for millennial training in organisations. The announcement follows a €400,000 injection of private funding in the company, which will enable the creation of the […]
Monex Financial Services has announced details of a new scholarship program created to support Killarney Leaving Cert students accepted to third level studies at Cork University Business School (CUBS) at University College Cork (UCC).
The scholarship will offer financial assistance to facilitate progression through third level studies and students from the three Killarney schools, demonstrating academic […]
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 […]
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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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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Career Zoo, which takes place at The Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday, 11th March from 10am to 5pm, was officially launched on Wednesday by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor.
Employers hiring at the March event will include e-commerce giant Jet.com, internet of things company PTC, biopharma leaders BMS, performance marketing engine Criteo […]
Two Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competitions worth a total of €1 million in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to international entrepreneurs and recent graduates on Wednesday 8 March 2017.
Up to twenty successful applicants will receive high-level business development support and an investment of up to €50,000 each. The CSF is designed to […]
A survey on employment pay and conditions in 576 small companies employing 12,903 employees, released by the Small Firms Association on Monday, shows that 34% of those companies surveyed pay maternity benefit above Social Welfare while only 22% pay paternity benefit above Social Welfare.
The survey also showed that the average rates of basic pay varied from €429 […]
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 […]
Post written by Ian Collins, Partner at EY Ireland. Previously published on Fora.ie
The burden for small firms investing in research should be lifted.
Ireland’s tax regime already ranks among the best in class internationally and allows companies to claim significant cash refunds for their research efforts – in turn facilitating the creation of jobs and ultimately driving the […]
Skillnets, the national agency responsible for funding and supporting training networks, announced on Tuesday details of a new training fund that will support private sector businesses by addressing their skills needs.
Groups of businesses from the same sector or region can collectively apply to establish a Skillnets training network and access training funding. Training networks enable […]
The Government-funded, not-for-profit lender, Microfinance Ireland (MFI), supported the creation of almost 1,000 Irish jobs through loans to small business in 2016, MFI reported on Monday.
A record number of 397 loans totaling €5.4 million were approved in 2016, supporting the creation of 990 jobs. This brings to 2,811 the number of new jobs supported by MFI […]
The largest ever gathering of the manufacturing community in Ireland took place at the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition, which was held at the Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Tuesday, January 31st, as approximately 2,500 people from all over the country attended this annual event.
Visitor numbers exceeded the previous year’s record breaking conference […]
The latest report on Government investment in research and development (R&D), published by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on Thursday, shows that the Irish government allocated €761 Million for R&D in 2016.
Survey data in ‘The Research and Development Budget 2015-16’ publication is compiled from a comprehensive survey of all Government Departments / Agencies and […]
Enterprise Ireland reported on Tuesday that the third phase of its Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative (TTSI), which serves to bolster the capability within the knowledge transfer system in Ireland, will see €34.5m invested over five years to further embed the transfer of knowledge from within the public research system to industry in Ireland and vice […]
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 […]
Digitalisation is the key to networked, flexible production of the future.
The implementation of Industry 4.0 is an ongoing process that involves challenges, but also offers great potential for the automation industry – Festo recognised this at an early stage. The key elements of industrial digitalisation are the individual components, which communicate with each other within […]
Enterprise Ireland, the Government agency responsible for developing Irish business globally, launched it’s 2017-2020 strategy on Monday, aiming to increase exports by €5 Billion and to create 60,000 new jobs.
The agency reported that over the period of its 2014-2016 Strategy “Driving Enterprise, Delivering Jobs”, 45,592 new full time jobs were created by client companies. This […]
There were 44 people killed in workplaces in 2016, representing a 21% reduction of the 56 reported in 2015, according to figures released by the Health and Safety Authority on Thursday.
Construction fatalities were down to nine in 2016, from 11 in 2015. The number of deaths on farms remained high, with 21 reported in 2016, […]
The first meeting of a European Investment Bank (EIB) – Ireland Financing Group, chaired by Minister of Finance Michael Noonan, took place on Friday morning, shortly before the EIB’s first permanent Dublin office was officially opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny.
The new office, located in Upper Mount Street, Dublin, is expected to strengthen links between the […]
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 […]
New resources, including a teachers’ manual, student workbook and helpful tips from successful entrepreneurs, were launched by Minister for Employment and Small Business, Pat Breen in County Wicklow on Wednesday November 7. The launch took place at Coláiste Chraobh Abhann in Kilcoole, the school of Luke Byrne, the 17-year-old inventor behind ‘Headphone Helpers.’ Byrne won […]
Preliminary estimates released by the Central Statistics Office on Friday, November 25, show that average weekly earnings and average hourly total labour costs both rose by 0.2% in the third quarter of 2016 over the second quarter. Average hourly earnings increased by 0.3% during the same period.
The figures also showed that average weekly earnings rose […]
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 […]
Research by Knowledge Transfer Ireland found that 748 collaborative new research agreements between research performing organisations and industry were signed in 2015, a record number, according to a November 18 report by Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation. This was an increase of 16% over 2014.
Results of the Annual Knowledge Transfer Survey, which tracks activity […]
It has recently been announced that Dublin will host a new Digital Global Summit that will take place May 10th and the 11th of 2017.
Today, Ulster Bank announced the winners of the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund.
Dr Johann M. Marquez-Barja, Professor Linda Doyle, Director of CONNECT and Mr Carlos García De Alba, Mexican Ambassador to Ireland.
The Mexican Ambassador to Ireland, Mr Carlos García De Alba, has praised the FORGE project at the CONNECT Centre in Trinity College which allows undergraduate students in Mexico to access European telecommunications testbed infrastructure, including the […]
Minister for Jobs, Richard Bruton TD announced today that NIIT Limited, a global company which provides multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries, is to establish a European Delivery Centre in Dublin, creating 110 jobs over five years.
The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, […]