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EngageSmith creates 20 jobs with €400K investment

    EngageSmith creates 20 jobs with €400K investment

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 […]

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Monex Scholarship Program launched at UCC

    Monex Scholarship Program launched at UCC

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 […]

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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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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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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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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

Post Provided by Smart Factory.
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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Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning

    Career Zoo to Focus on e-Commerce, IoT, Deep Data, Biotechnology and Machine Learning

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 […]

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Enterprise Ireland Announces Two Start Fund Competitions

    Enterprise Ireland Announces Two Start Fund Competitions

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 […]

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Survey Reveals Pay and Conditions in Small Firms

    Survey Reveals Pay and Conditions in Small Firms

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 […]

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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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What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

    What Needs to Change in Ireland if we Want to be a Real Global Leader in R&D

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 […]

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HSA Develops Free Online Course to Help Employers Manage Workplace Bullying

    HSA Develops Free Online Course to Help Employers Manage Workplace Bullying

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) has created a free short online course, aimed at assisting employers in managing workplace bullying complaints, accessible through https://hsalearning.ie. The 30-minute course is intended help employers and managers to understand the nature of bullying complaints and to deal with them appropriately.
Employers and managers need to upskill themselves in order to […]

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Businesses Encouraged to Apply as New Funding is Made Available for Enterprise Training

    Businesses Encouraged to Apply as New Funding is Made Available for Enterprise Training

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 […]

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Almost 1,000 New Jobs Supported Through Microfinance Ireland Loans in 2016

    Almost 1,000 New Jobs Supported Through Microfinance Ireland Loans in 2016

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 […]

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2017 Sets New Records

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2017 Sets New Records

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 […]

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Government Invested €761 Million in Research & Development in 2016

    Government Invested €761 Million in Research & Development in 2016

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 […]

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€34.5 Million in Funding Announced for the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

    €34.5 Million in Funding Announced for the Technology Transfer Strengthening Initiative

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 […]

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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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Industry 4.0 finds increasing application in production

    Industry 4.0 finds increasing application in production

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 […]

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Enterprise Ireland Launches Strategy to 2020

    Enterprise Ireland Launches Strategy to 2020

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 […]

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Number of Fatal Workplace Accidents Drops by More Than 20%

    Number of Fatal Workplace Accidents Drops by More Than 20%

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, […]

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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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EIB Opens Dublin Office, Establishes New Financing Group

    EIB Opens Dublin Office, Establishes New Financing Group

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 […]

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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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Resources to Support Teenage Entrepreneurs Launched

    Resources to Support Teenage Entrepreneurs Launched

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 […]

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SEAI Announces €30 Million Community Energy Fund for 2017

    SEAI Announces €30 Million Community Energy Fund for 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) announced on Tuesday, November 6, that it will offer €30 million in grant supports for community energy projects next year.  This represents a 50% increase in funding from the 2016 grant levels – an additional €10 million.
CEO of SEAI  Jim Gannon said: “For 2017 we are particularly interested […]

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CSO Finds Average Weekly Earnings up in Third Quarter of 2016

    CSO Finds Average Weekly Earnings up in Third Quarter of 2016

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 […]

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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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Record Number of Collaborative Agreements Signed Between Industry and Researchers in 2015

    Record Number of Collaborative Agreements Signed Between Industry and Researchers in 2015

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 […]

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Minister for Employment and Small Business Leads Trade Mission to India

    Minister for Employment and Small Business Leads Trade Mission to India

The Minister for Employment and Small Business and TD for Clare, Pat Breen began a five-day trade mission to India on Tuesday, November 15, according to Enterprise Ireland. The trip, which will see Breen visit Mumbai, Bengaluru and New Delhi, is intended to develop trade and political links between Ireland and India.
The programme of official […]

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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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Digital Global Summit 2017 will be Hosted in Dublin

    Digital Global Summit 2017 will be Hosted in Dublin

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.

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Ulster Bank Announces RBS Winners

Today, Ulster Bank announced the winners of the RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund.

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Mexican Ambassador visits CONNECT Centre

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 […]

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NIIT to establish European Delivery Centre in Dublin creating 110 jobs

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, […]

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