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50 jobs being created for Longford

Kiernan Structural Steel are to create 50 jobs in Longford.
The company are recruiting for quantity surveyors, design engineers and steel construction workers for their fabrication plant.
The company already employs 150 people in Ireland.
Jobs Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor is attending the opening of an extension to their factory in Longford later today.

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Norway’s largest dairy co-operative set to form partnership with Dairygold

TINE, Norway’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative are set to open a new Jarlsberg cheese production facility in Ireland.
The project will see the dairy company form a partnership with Dairygold’s existing speciality cheese factory in Mogeely, Co Cork.
Dairygold Chief Executive Jim Woulfe said: ““Dairygold is pleased that TINE has chosen to invest in a new Jarlsberg […]

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Ireland records its biggest jump in milk production

Ireland has recorded its biggest jump in milk production of any EU country since the lifting of quotas last year.

Figures from Central Statistics Office show milk output in Ireland rose by 18.5% to more than 6.5 billion litres in the 12 months since April last year, effectively the first full year of quota free production.
This was the biggest jump […]

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Amazon creating 500 jobs for Dublin

Amazon is to create 500 jobs for Ireland in the next two years as it seeks to expand its European workforce at its technical hub in Dublin.
The highly-skilled positions that Amazon is seeking will be data centre technicians, software engineers and customer support staff. The jobs will be based in Dublin and recruitment for the roles has already begun.
The internet […]

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New €500,000 Enterprise Ireland fund to support FinTech start-ups

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, today (26 May 2016) launched a new €500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund (CSF) to stimulate start-up activity in the FinTech sector. The fund, which is a part of the IFS2020 strategy, provides up to €50,000 in equity support by Enterprise Ireland for each […]

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Team of 50 blockchain developers and designers to be built in Dublin centre

Deloitte, the professional services and consulting firm, today announces Dublin as the base for the creation of an EMEA Financial Services Blockchain Lab as part of its FinTech initiative ‘The Grid’.
The firm will build a team of 50 people over 18 months to be based in the Dublin centre. The lab’s team will comprise blockchain […]

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Youth unemployment drops according to new CSO figures

According to the latest figures from the Central Statistics office, youth unemployment has fallen while the number of women in the workforce has risen.
The official unemployment rate dropped to 8.3% in the first three months of the year from 9 per cent in the final quarter of 2015, the data shows.
The decline in the jobless […]

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Harvey Nash creating100 jobs for Galway

Harvey Nash IT  said 40 of the new roles would be directly involved with the company in Ireland in the areas of recruitment and support services.

The IT specialist firm said the move was spurred by a growth in demand for workers in the technology, life sciences and finance sectors.
According to the firm, there are not enough […]

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Storage company to create 60 jobs in Ireland

Smart Storage will be creating 100 new jobs in Ireland and the UK over the next 18 months.
The company which specialises in discrete under-stair storage is to create 60 jobs in Ireland in the area of sales, marketing, logistics, operations and manufacturing.
While 40 of the jobs will also be created in the UK. The company […]

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Wayfair to create 160 jobs for Galway

US-owned online furnishing and homewares retailer Wayfair is to announce 160 new jobs for Galway this morning.
Wayfair currently employs 200 people in the city and specialises in home furnishings and décor. The compnay is planning to expand its new European Operations Centre on the Tuam Road in the building formerly known as Connaught House.
The IDA Ireland backed […]

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CS and STEM learning in schools hampered due to lack of resources

Fundamental reform in Ireland’s education system is needed if the digital skills gap evident in Irish society is to be met, a senior academic from Trinity College Dublin said today.
Brendan Tangney, Professor in Computer Science & Statistics,Trinity College Dublin said that teachers need comprehensive resources, whole school supports, training and technology available in the classrooms […]

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Irish Tech firms raise €237m in venture capital funding

Technology firms in Ireland have raised €237m in venture capital funding in the first quarter of 2016, almost double that of last year, according to the latest VenturePulse figures from the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA).
The amount of funding raised in the first quarter was nearly double the €119.8m raised in the first quarter of […]

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Pizza Hut to invest €50m into new outlets and staff across Ireland and the UK

Pizza Hut Delivery has announced that it is to create 3,000 jobs in 200 new stores across the UK and Ireland over the next four years.
The firm did not give an exact breakdown of how many jobs will be based in it’s stores in Ireland or where it plans to open the new stores.
However, the chain is set […]

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C&C reports a fall in revenues and operating profits

C&C has reported a fall in revenues and operating profits for the year to the end of February due to the company facing major challenges including poor weather and increased competition.
The drinks group said its full year revenues eased by 3.1% to €662.6m while operating profits fell by 10.3% to €103.2m, as it had previously […]

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Grafton Group reports postive start to trading year

UK and Ireland-based building materials group Grafton has reported a positive start to its trading year with group revenue for the first four months up 13.2% to £790m.
The builders merchanting and DIY group said it expects these trends to continue throughout the remainder of the year.
However, its Belgian business saw difficult trading conditions due to weak economic […]

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Allergan reports rise in quarterly revenues

Allergan, today reported a 48% rise in quarterly profit, led by strong sales of Botox and Restasis.
The Irish based company whose $160 billion merger with Pfizer fell apart last month,reported a better than expected quarterly profit.
Allergan was known as Actavis until it bought Botox-maker Allergan last year and took on its name.
It also said today that its board […]

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Smurfit Kappa profits grow by 31%

Smurfit Kappa has recorded a 31% increase in pre-tax profits for the first quarter of the year. Shares in the paper and packaging company jumped more than 3% in early trading yesterday.
The Dublin-based business switched its main share listing to London last month while keeping its Dublin presence as a secondary listing.
The move was instigated to […]

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Eir reports rise in revenue

Eir has reported a rise in revenue and earnings for the three months to the end of March.
The telecom company’s revenues  were up 3% to €321m, with earnings before interest, tax, deductions and amortisation and storm costs rising 4% to €125m.
The company also said that its operating costs, before storm costs, were broadly in line […]

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Manor Farm to spend €25m on 5 year expansion

Manor Farm is set to spend €25 million to expand its facility in Shercock, Co Cavan. The expansion is planned to take up to five years to complete.
The expansion also brings good news for Cavan with the creation of 600 new jobs for the area and it will boost the company’s output of processed chickens from 900,000 a […]

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Tech Connect Live, Ireland’s Largest Technology Event

Tech Connect Live, Ireland’s largest technology event takes place in the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday the 25th of May. Visitors to the 2016 Conference will get the chance to enjoy powerful keynote talks from leading Irish and global corporations, technology companies , entrepreneurs and investors, plus start up pitches  from the hottest startups,  all […]

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C&C strikes deal with Mahou San Miguel’s India unit

Drinks group C&C has announced a new partnership deal with Spanish-headquartered Mahou San Miguel. C&C have struck an agreement to brew several Tennent’s products under licence in India.
The deal comes as the company continues to ramp up its international expansion in Asia-Pacific and marks its third strategic partnership in the recent months.
In a statement, the company […]

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Kellton Tech to establish its EMEA HQ in Drogheda, creating 100 jobs

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today announced that Kellton Tech Solutions Limited, a global IT company, is to establish its EMEA headquarters in Drogheda, Co. Louth, creating 100 jobs over five years.The development is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland.
Kellton Tech enables businesses to make […]

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Shoe company to create 28 jobs in Ireland

Athlete’s Foot, a new shoe company for Ireland has announced it is to create 28 new jobs.
The global footwear company has announced plans to open four new shops in Ireland this year. Their first store, opening today on Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork will employ 7 people.
The Irish franchise of the T.A.F. is to be run by […]

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Entrepreneurship from across Ireland and the UK represented in Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016

(Left to Right) Angelo Urzua-Milla, Gail Bryden, Claire McGarry, Lilli Millar and model, William Bateman and Burt The Binman, Dean Evans, Julie Chen, Ruth Lucas and Bronwyn the dog, Jack Farmer, James Gordon and Julie Creffield.These 11 entrants competing in this year’s Virgin Media Business VOOM 2016 represent a cross section of sectors hoping to […]

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Kerry Foods reaffirms guidance growth for 2016

Kerry Food Group has said it is confident of delivering 6-10% growth after reporting in a 2.9% growth in business volumes in the first quarter.
The group which makes Dairygold, Dennys and Cheesestrings, said group trading profit was up 50 basis points, reflecting a 40 basic points improvement in its taste and nutrition business and a 20 basis […]

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Property prices rise for the first time in 5 months

New figures from the Central Statistics Office show property prices rose slightly in March for Dublin showing signs of growth in the sector for the first time in five months.
Property prices were up 0.3%  last month, and have risen by 7.4% in the year.
Following four consecutive months of decline, Dublin prices rose 0.9% in the month […]

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Obelisk Group secures €6m investment

Obelisk Group has secured a €6m investment to help fund the expansion of its telecommunications and power infrastructure sectors in the UK and South Africa.
The BDO Development Capital Fund provides development and growth capital for established, mid-sized and profitable companies. The fund will provide €3m for the telecommunications and utilities firm, while the remainder will be sourced […]

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Life Sciences in Ireland Prepare for Industry 4.0

25-4-2016Pictured from left is guest speaker Brian Dilleen, Zimmer Biomet Worldwide MES lead ;Sean O’Sullivan, Seabrook Managing Director; and speaker Dave McDermaid, Siemens PLM Software Business Development Consultants as Seabrook Technology Group held the first ‘Preparing for Industry 4.0’ conference for life sciences industries in Dublin today. Industry 4.0 describes the onset of mass digitisation […]

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Ralph Lauren to establish new eCommerce hub with the creation of 8 jobs

Ralph Lauren Corporation, one of the world’s most widely recognised families of premium lifestyle brands, announced today the establishment of an eCommerce hub in Dublin, Ireland.
Ralph Lauren Corporation is locating in Ireland with the intention of building a Global eCommerce Center to support the company’s omni-channel businesses. The company’s new Dublin office, located in the […]

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Search Optics creating 100 new jobs for Dublin

Search Optics will create over 100 jobs in its new Dublin HQ over the next two years through the establishment of its EMEA headquarters in the capital.
The US Digital Marketing firm will open its new European, Middle Eastern and African HQ in Dublin today on Fumbally Square.
The announcement is supported by IDA Ireland and the Department of Jobs, […]

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VMware adding to its Cork workforce

VMware is adding 40 jobs at its campus in Ballincollig Co. Cork. adding to its workforce of 800 people. The news marks continued expansion for the Cork site which is already the third largest location for VMware globally.

The software company opened its first Irish office in Cork in 2005.

The company is employing in the sectors of management and technical […]

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C&C asked to ‘repay loyalty’ over plant closure

Drinks giant C&C has been urged to find a buyer for its Shepton Mallet mill in Somerset after its announcement that it is to close the mill in the summer.
The closure will result in the loss of 120 jobs and will bring a 246-year-old tradition to an end.
Trade union chiefs in Unite said owner C&C should repay the […]

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Slack to create 80 jobs at new Dublin hub

Slack is to create 80 jobs in Dublin over the next two years, bringing its workforce to 180 employed in Dublin. The company is set to move to a bigger office in the capital.
The new roles will be in customer experience and account management.
Slack announced last May that it was opening its European headquarters in Dublin, and would […]

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Tesco returns to full year profits

Supermarket giant, Tesco’s has reported a bottom-line pre-tax profit of £162m for the three-month period to the end of February, the first quarter of sales growth since 2012. This compares to losses of £6.3 billion the previous year.
It also said that its like-for-like sales performance in Ireland turned positive in the fourth quarter for the first time since […]

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DZ Bank to close with loss of 20 jobs

DZ Bank Ireland, has become the latest former IFSC bank to hand back its Branch in Dublin.
The bank, which in recent years was particularly active in the securities and asset-backed securities business, closed its Dublin branch last month, with the loss of 20 jobs.
The move follows a decision last year by the supervisory board of DZ […]

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Rate of growth in construction industry eases

According to the latest Ulster Bank Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index, inflation in the construction sector has eased to its lowest in nearly two years, according to a study of the sector. Activity in the sector continued to rise strongly in March, although it did ease back on an historic high in February.
The industry posted a figure […]

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Kore first company in Ireland to achieve integrated ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 Certification

KORE, based in Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan, is the first company in Ireland to obtain integrated ISO certification for both the ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards from the NSAI (National Standards Authority of Ireland).  ISO 9001 is one of the most widely used management tools worldwide while ISO 14001 is the standard for Environmental Management. […]

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Facebook’s new data centre breaks ground in Clonee

The ground breaking ceremony for the new Facebook Data Centre has taken place in Clonee Co Meath.
The new site will be home to Facebook’s second data centre in Europe. It is hoped that more than 600 people will be employed during construction and there will be over 100 jobs in the data centre when it opens.
Brian Fitzgerald, […]

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Dublin Airport to invest €320m on new runway

The DAA has confirmed that it plans to construct a new parallel runway at Dublin Airport. Dublin Airport is to invest €320m on the project.
The 3,110 metre runway will be built 1.6km north of the existing main runway and is expected to be delivered in 2020.
The total cost will include the new runway itself as well […]

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Pure Storage opens new EMEA Support Centre in Dublin

Pure Storage (NYSE:PSTG), the market’s leading independent solid-state array vendor, today officially opened a new support centre in Dublin, Ireland in order to provide greater support for customers in the EMEA region.
The facility is Pure Storage’s first major support centre outside of the US, and will provide deep technical expertise to the region as well […]

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Intercom lands $50m investment creating 100 new jobs forDublin

Intercom has closed a new funding round of $50m and will create 100 new jobs for Dublin after raising. The massive investment comes from top-tier Silicon Valley investors, including Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield.
Intercom was founded in 2011 by Des Traynor, Ciaran Lee, Eoghan McCabe and David Barrett. Although the company is headquartered in downtown San Francisco, most […]

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CXC creates 30 new jobs for Dublin

 
CXC Corporate Services, a CXC Global Company and the Global Leader in multi country compliant Contingent Workforce Solutions has today announced the opening of its new service centre in Dublin.
CXC Corporate Services has announced a plan to create 30 new positions in Operations, Multi Lingual Sales, Marketing and Support at its new EMEA Hub in Dublin.  […]

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Bizimply completes €2m funding round

Bizimply, the Irish technology firm has completed a €2 million funding round to support its recent growth plans to double its workforce.
The funding led by Dublin and London-based private equity fund Causeway Capital alongside 500 Startups, will be used to expand’s the company’s sales and marketing capability.
The firm, which is based in the Digital Hub, is planning to double its workforce […]

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Energy efficiency is vital to Ireland achieving its renewable energy targets

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has today published a report detailing the actions needed to meet our energy efficiency and renewable energy targets by 2020, which will also help us to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. Key among the actions required is a trebling of the number of home and business energy upgrades […]

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Datapac improves business processes for Italicatessen with new ERP solution

Pictured at the announcement that Datapac has successfully implemented a new ERP system for Italicatessen are Richard Murphy, head of business solutions division, Datapac and Padraig McDermott, financial controller, Italicatessen.
Datapac, Ireland’s leading ICT solutions provider, today announces it has successfully implemented a new ERP system for Italicatessen, an Italian cuisine specialist. The integrated system gives […]

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ESB plans to invest over €3 million in Endeco Technologies

ESB NovusModus, ESB’s clean tech fund, is to invest €3.3 million in Endeco Technologies which is part of a growing portfolio of investments. This investment and ongoing partnership will enable ESB’s Smart Energy Services division to leverage from Endeco’s cutting-edge technology, as part of an overall portfolio of energy solutions, to significantly reduce energy costs […]

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Ward Solutions predicts €1.2M revenue from new ISO 27001 accreditation service

Pat Larkin, CEO, Ward Solutions
Ward Solutions, Ireland’s leading information security provider, today announces the launch of its new ISO 27001 consultancy service. It is forecasting that this service will lead to new revenues of €1.2M from its security consultancy business within the next year.
The launch of the new service follows Ward’s investment of €50,000 in […]

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One51’s revenues increased by 32.4% in 2015

One51 has reported an increase in it’s revenues and earnings for 2015 as it entered the North American plastics market.
The environmental services and plastics operator said its revenue for the year to the end of December rose by 32.4% to €366m from €276.5m, while EBITDA jumped by 67% to €36.1m from €21.6m the previous year.
The group […]

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Both Ireland and Northern Ireland’s economies would benefit financially if reunified

    Both Ireland and Northern Ireland’s economies would benefit financially if reunified

Political and economic reunification of both the North and South of Ireland could potentially deliver a €35.6bn boost in GDP for the island in the first eight years – according to a new report launched today.
The report, Modeling Irish Unification, is published by KLC Consulting in Vancouver, British Columbia and was written by economist Dr […]

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SFA warns of threat to Irish jobs from Brexit

    SFA warns of threat to Irish jobs from Brexit

The Small Firms Association has warned that if Britain decides to leave the EU it will pose a huge risk for small businesses in Ireland.
The SFA has said that thousands of jobs could be put at risk if the UK votes to leave the EU in a referendum on the the 23rd of June.
Linda Barry, […]

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Avoca creating 80 new jobs in Co Meath

    Avoca creating 80 new jobs in Co Meath

Avoca an Irish family-run business that spans one of the world’s oldest surviving manufacturing companies will create 80 new jobs in it’s new store in Dunboyne, Co Meath.
The company, which was acquired by Aramark last November for €60 million, said it intends to invest more than €3 million in the new store.
Avoca was previously owned […]

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55 new jobs for Donegal as fire-sale hotel re-opens

    55 new jobs for Donegal as fire-sale hotel re-opens

Shandon Hotel and Spa located in Dunfanaghy Co. Donegal re-opened last night with the creation of 55 new jobs, a year after the hotel was bought by London-based local businessman Warren McCarthy for just €810,000, at a fire-sale auction.
The hotel closed its doors in 2011 after going into receivership. During the boom the landmark premises […]

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Tucana Health Ltd to Create New Jobs in Cork

    Tucana Health Ltd to Create New Jobs in Cork

Tucana Health Ltd, a spin-out from the APC in University College Cork, is to build a new research team in Cork.
Tucana was founded by Professors Fergus Shanahan and Paul O’Toole. The spin out was set up to investigate the composition of bacterial communities in the gut, and to use this information to aid the diagnosis and […]

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ESB profit rose 33% in 2015

    ESB profit rose 33% in 2015

ESB has seen its profits rise by 33% in 2015 to €286m, from €71m a year earlier. The company said the increase came primarily from an improvement in the amount of time its power plants were available to generate energy.
The ESB currently employs over 7,000 people in Ireland, said pretax profits rose from €214 million to €307 million […]

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Facebook to expand its Dublin workforce by 200

    Facebook to expand its Dublin workforce by 200

Facebook is to grow its Dublin workforce by expanding the number of people it employs in Dublin by 200. The new jobs will be in the areas of sales, engineering, and online operations.
Facebook who already employs 1,300 people at its international headquarters in Dublin is expecting to have all of the 200 roles filled by the end of […]

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Applegreen’s revenues rose by 15 per cent in 2015

    Applegreen’s revenues rose by 15 per cent in 2015

Applegreen’s revenues rose by 15 per cent to €1 billion in 2015, the fuel forecourt retailer said on Monday, with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of €28.9m – a 26% rise year on year.
In its first year listed on the Irish stock exchange the company saw a 30% increase in gross profit on 2014 […]

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Caffe Nero plans 40 stores and 350 new jobs

    Caffe Nero plans 40 stores and 350 new jobs

Caffe Nero, the specialist coffee retailer chain has outlined plans to invest €20 million in Ireland by opening 40 new outlets across the country, with the potential creation of 350 new jobs in the process. It currently operates six outlets, five in Dublin and one recently opened in Drogheda. The firm also has planning permission for another store […]

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Aramark names Nominated Charities in Ireland for 2016

    Aramark names Nominated Charities in Ireland for 2016

Aramark, global provider of award winning services in food, facilities management and property,   has announced its nominated charities in Ireland for 2016.
 

Aware
Mater Foundation
Cork Samaritans
Galway Autism Partnership

 
Since the establishment of the Aramark Charitable Fund in Ireland in 2008, the fund has raised over €380,000 for its various nominated charities selected each year.
 
Throughout the year, Aramark employees […]

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