The Government has welcomed survey findings that show 44% of businesses that are strongly impacted by Brexit have a plan in place, and urged those without a plan to urgently put one in place. With a sample size of 546 SMEs, the survey is the third in a series on the impact of Brexit on […]
- Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019 Creating a series of long-term tourism development plans for specific geographical locations, developing new festivals to lengthen the tourism season, and promoting careers in the tourism sector – these are just some of the key initiatives Fáilte Ireland’s CEO Paul Kelly has outline, as he set out plans for 2019. As the tourism agency looks to [...]...
- Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has announced it is creating 200 new technology jobs in Ireland over the next three years. The senior and highly skilled technical roles are based at the company’s new Galway office. The state-of-the-art facility serves as a Genesys research and development (R&D) hub [...]...
- Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford Bausch Health Companies will invest to expand contact lens manufacturing capacity at its Bausch + Lomb sites in Waterford, Ireland and Rochester in the US. The company is adding multiple production lines at these two sites to support the manufacture of its innovative daily disposable silicone hydrogel (SiHy daily) contact lenses. “Bausch + Lomb is one [...]...
- PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland Propertybridges.com, Ireland’s new peer to peer lender to the property development marketplace, has just successfully fulfilled its first loan. Over 100 lenders piled into the 250k loan for a new mews build in Sandycove, County Dublin and supported the small developer as well as made 8.5% return for themselves. The whole process took less than [...]...
- Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation More citizens are involved in science through public engagement. Natural scientists and social scientists have formed collaborations. Users are leading innovation. Open access trends are changing the publishing system. Gender equality has gained political momentum. Together, these efforts form a European-wide approach called Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). It implies that all of society (researchers, [...]...
- Fáilte Ireland Unveils Range of Measures to Sustain Tourism Growth For 2019
- Genesys Creates 200 New Tech Jobs and Establishes Global Artificial Intelligence Centre of Excellence
- Bausch Health to Expand Contact Lens Manufacturing Facility in Waterford
- PropertyBridges.com Successfully Completes First Ever Peer to Peer Property Loan in Ireland
- Inclusive and Sustainable Responsible Research & Innovation
- Ireland Starts to Feel Bite of US Tax Reforms
The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland, for the 12 weeks ending 9 September 2018, show growth of 2.6% among Irish supermarkets. This is the seventh consecutive period that all five of Ireland’s major grocers have recorded increased sales, the longest run since December 2017.
The summer heatwave continued to provide a […]
HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), the all-island organisation responsible for the promotion of business angel investment, and a joint initiative of Enterprise Ireland and InterTrade Ireland, has announces that its MedTech Syndicate has led a €1.1 million Series A funding round in medical device start-up, Ostoform. HBAN Angels contributed €280,000, with venture capital investor, SOSV, Enterprise […]
HealthKit, the global cloud-based healthcare management platform, has opened its EMEA office in Cork. HealthKit has grown to over 28,000 health practitioners across 75 different professions in 50 countries and is on track to realising 40,000 practitioners by year’s end.
Its new EMEA office will create 10 new high-level jobs in Cork over the next nine […]
Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched Local Economic Indicators 2018: Doing Business Locally. The annual report measures data from across eight regions and in all 31 local authorities.
Local Economic Indicators 2018 is an evidenced-based report compiled from publicly available data. It provides insights for future policy planning in relation to eight categories: population, […]
The effects of the Central Bank Lending Rules are now clearly showing in Ireland’s property prices. Since the measures were tightened in January, inflation in the residential market has stabilised significantly, giving way to more sustainable property prices. In figures released today by DNG, Q3 2018 saw house second hand price inflation in Dublin of […]
Irish Law firm Matheson has established an office in Cork to support its continually growing domestic and international client base in the Munster region. The opening of the firm’s new Cork office will increase its physical proximity to its already significant range of multinational and domestic clients located in the Cork and wider Munster region […]
Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge has unveiled the final elements of a major refurbishment that sees the hotel provide an enhanced offering for guests. The hotel, which is owned and operated by Dalata Hotel Group and is already one of the Dublin’s leading hotels, took approximately 7 months and a €9 million refurbishment to complete. The renovation […]
County Down-based digital agency Eyekiller is expanding its team in Bangor and securing new business. Symphony Space, a Broadway performance venue in New York City, recently hired the company to design its website.
Eyekiller offers creative, development and digital marketing services that enable its clients to maximise the business potential of the internet. This US venture […]
Strong growth is likely to persist in the Irish economy through 2018 and 2019. This is indicated by rising private consumption, increases in taxation receipts and continued declines in unemployment rates. The ESRI’s latest Quarterly Economic Commentary states that GDP is expected to grow by 8.9 per cent in 2018, followed by 4.5 per cent growth in […]
New research commissioned by specialist regeneration and property developer U+I shows that Dublin’s housing crisis is seriously hampering business’ efforts to recruit and retain talent in the city. The Housing availability, recruitment and retention in Dublin research, conducted by market research company Behaviour & Attitudes*, surveyed over 100 senior hiring managers representing large national and international employers […]
Kerry Group, the global taste and nutrition company, has opened its first plant in Russia, in the Istra district of Moscow. The new production and warehouse complex occupies a site covering more than 7,000 square meters and employs over 50 people. Production begins immediately with ingredients for the meat processing and snacks market. At full […]
Belfast-based 3DEO NI is creating 33 highly skilled technology jobs over the next four years as it prepares to commercialise unique space technology applications. 3DEO NI combines technologies from immersive 3D, financial services and earth observation to present and interact with data in a new way.
The company’s solutions are based on earth observation data and have […]
Government must urgently address the needs of the labour market, if Ireland is to stay apace with the rapid digitalisation of the global workplace and future employment challenges, according to Ibec CEO, Danny McCoy who was addressing a broad range of business leaders. Speaking at ACCA’s recent Business Leaders Forum in Dublin, Danny McCoy set out […]
Work has commenced on a new €100 million distribution centre and regional headquarters for Lidl in Newbridge, County Kildare. The new facility, which is a key part of Lidl Ireland’s €200 million investment programme for 2018, will cost €100 million and is expected to be completed by November 2019.
This project represents Lidl’s largest single investment […]
Caitriona Allis (pictured) has been appointed as the new Head of ACCA Ireland (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Caitriona joined ACCA on 11 September and is now responsible for the strategic development of the professional body in Ireland, including building ACCA’s brand presence. Her role also has a strong focus on supporting ACCA students […]
STATSports is planning to create 237 new jobs over the next three years as part of aggressive growth plans to build on its global success. As well as job creation, the Newry-headquartered business is making a multi-million pound investment in R&D and staff training supported by Invest Northern Ireland.
STATSports is the world-leading provider of wearable […]
Student social entrepreneurs, business leaders, academics and Enactus alumni from across the country gathered recently in Bank of Ireland, Grand Canal Square to celebrate the official Enactus Team Ireland Launch ahead of the Enactus World Cup in Silicon Valley from 9th-11th October.
Enactus Ireland is one of 36 country organisations around the world that operates an Enactus programme, bringing […]
The Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, has announced 90 new jobs at E+I Engineering Ltd in Donegal. E+I Engineering Ltd is a global leader in the critical power distribution sector, manufacturing electrical switchgear, busduct systems and energy management software, for some of the most recognisable brands and technically advanced companies all over the world.
Announcing the jobs boost, […]
The Government has announced €8 million in funding to support 45 innovative energy projects in companies and research institutions across Ireland. The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is responsible for awarding the funding to the 45 projects which aim to develop solutions that will help our homes, businesses and communities deliver a cleaner energy future. […]
McKeever Hotel Group, one of Northern Ireland’s largest family hotel groups, is undertaking a multi-million pound investment designed to revitalise the Dunadry Hotel to a four star, luxury business and leisure venue. The acquisition of the Dunadry Hotel last year was the 5th property to be added to the McKeever Hotel Group portfolio which, also purchased […]
Breedon Group, a leading construction materials group in the UK and Ireland, has reported revenue of £378.4 million for the six months to 30 June 2018, up from £326.3 million in the corresponding period of 2017. Underlying earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) increased by 17% to £42.0 million. However, excluding acquisitions, both revenue and […]
Alchemy Technology Services has announced it is setting up a European Centre of Excellence in Londonderry. It will provide software implementation and technology consultancy to the UK and European insurance sector.
The company will provide certified staff to System Integrators, Software Providers and insurance companies for the implementation of digital solutions across the insurance industry. To […]
In February, Lidl Ireland called out to Irish suppliers nationwide to enter products into their Supplier Development Programme, Kick Start. This programme, run by Lidl Ireland and supported by Bord Bia, is designed to help small and medium Irish food and drink businesses to grow their brand and build their supply network. 60 suppliers have been chosen […]
Just Energy, Ireland’s newest energy supplier, has announced it is to create 50 new jobs nationwide. The announcement comes as the Irish arm of the company looks to celebrate its first anniversary, after entering the market in September 2017.
These jobs are in addition to the dedicated team of energy advisors already based in the company’s Cork contact centre […]
A Fingal County Council disability initiative, in partnership with Dublin City Council and Enterprise Ireland, is to be rolled out nationwide during the month of September after a successful pilot programme in Swords and Dublin’s Docklands. Route4U won the SBIR Wayfinding Challenge which was initiated by Fingal County Council and Dublin City Council – under […]
Whitbread, the owner of the Premier Inn hotel chain, has secured planning permission for a 97 -bedroom Premier Inn hotel at 41–46 South Great Georges Street, in its first site in Dublin city centre. The decision represents the first step towards fulfilling Whitbread’s requirement for between 1,500 to 2,000 Premier Inn bedrooms in Dublin, with […]
Danske Bank has chosen Londonderry as the location for a new Customer Protection Centre. The centre will create 67 new roles, including quality assurance managers and analysts.
The Centre will complete due diligence checks on personal and business customers, as part of regulatory requirements for all banks to demonstrate an increased responsibility for knowing and understanding how […]
Dairygold Food Ingredients was crowned company of the year at the 2018 Food & Drink Business Awards. The event, which celebrated the best of manufacturing and the people behind the products, followed the Food & Drink Business Europe Conference and Exhibition. Both events were held recently at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
A total of 245 […]
Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture Andrew Doyle TD (pictured) has identified three key areas the Government is negotiating on as Brexit looms. Speaking at the recent Food & Drink Business Europe Conference and Exhibition held at The Citywest Hotel in Dublin, the Minister outlined the importance of maintaining a strong trading relationship […]