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Alere to create 40 jobs in Galway

Medical technology company Alere is to triple the size of its operations in Galway, which will result in the creation of 40 new jobs. The company’s Ballybrit operation oversees the

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Center Parcs granted planning for €233m Longford

Longford Co Council has given the planning permission a green light for the new €233m holiday village Center Parcs development. The project, which will create 750 jobs during the construction

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OPTIMA MODULINE at the shareholders’ meeting

Siemens Chairman, Joe Kaeser, presented the newest results at the shareholders’ meeting in Munich at the end of January. An Optima machine known as the “MODULINE” was among the invited

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Smyths Toys makes €50K savings following €150K deal with Fastcom

Fastcom, the leading network management company, has helped Smyths Toys reduce its IT costs by €50,000 following a €150,000 deal. Over a three-year period, Fastcom will provide Smyths with a

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Aramark announces exclusive partnership with Chopped

Aramark, the global provider of award-winning services in food, facilities management and property, has announced an exciting new partnership with leading Irish healthy food company, Chopped. The five year deal

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Bewley’s to invest €5.3m to make all its fresh coffee Fairtrade Certified

Ireland’s leading fresh coffee company, Bewley’s, will further grow its direct links with coffee producers in developing countries by converting all of its branded fresh coffee products to Fairtrade Certified

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GSK to invest €12m in Cork manufacturing plant

Multinational pharmaceutical giant GSK has announced a new €12m investment at its manufacturing plant outside Cork city in Currabinny. GSK said that €9.5m will be spent on its Kilo Scale

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Oscars statuette will be a 3D-printed recreation of the 1929 original

This year’s Oscars trophies are set to have a twist based on the old and the new – the statuettes are to be 3D-printed to mimic the design of those

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Petroceltic gets buyout offer

Oil producer Petroceltic International’s  largest shareholder, Worldview Capital Management, has offered to acquire the company for £6.42m in cash. This comes a month after Petroceltic said it was considering an

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SEAI announces €4.3m grant award to 15 marine energy projects

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced a total grant award of €4.3m to 15 new marine energy projects underway in 2016 under its Prototype Development Fund.  The

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Two Lidl stores to create 45 jobs

Two new Lidl stores will open today with the creation of 45 jobs. The shops will open in Glanmire in Cork and Ballina in Mayo. There are 145 Lidl stores in

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Aston Martin to open new factory in South Wales

Aston Martin, famous James Bond car maker,  is to open a new factory in South Wales, creating more than 750 jobs. The luxury marque will build its new DBX model

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Irish broadband prices almost double EU average

Prices for fixed broadband in Ireland are almost double the EU average, according to the latest digital scoreboard from the European Commission. The annual survey shows that since last year

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Strike action planned at Dublin Cadbury plant

Cadbury’s operations in Ireland face disruption from next Thursday as SIPTU and Unite have served strike notice on the company. Unite Regional Coordinating Organiser Richie Browne said that workers were

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Asavie and Eir team up to bring IoT to Irish firms

Asavie, an enterprise mobility management firm, and Eir Business, the telecoms provider, have launched IoT Connect, a new service that will allow Irish firms to use the Internet of things

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201 jobs to go with Brinks closure

The Brinks security cash-in-transit company is to close its Republic of Ireland operation with the loss of 201 jobs, mostly in Dublin. A company spokesperson has stressed the closure will

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UK’s biggest businesses back campaign against Brexit

Bosses at more than a third of Britain’s biggest businesses have come out in support of the campaign for the country to remain in the European Union. Asda, BT, Marks

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Facebook a valuable ally to the wireless industry

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has tried to extend an olive branch to mobile phone companies, on which the popular social network company increasingly relies, but which are also among his biggest

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Daa to manage Saudi airport terminal

Daa International has secured a multi-million deal to manage and operate the new terminal 5 at Saudi Arabia’s King Khaled International Airport in Riyadh. The new terminal has a capacity

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Plastics are Future will meet in Valencia

AIMPLAS is holding on 26 and 27 April an international meeting, where they will be tackled the future of plastic materials and the latest innovations of sectors such as medicine,

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Allergan reports higher than expected Q4 revenue

Allergan, which is being bought by Pfizer, has today reported better than expected revenue. The company said its results were helped by strong performance in its US brands segment, which sells

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SuperValu reports sales of €2.6 bn

Supermarket group SuperValu has reported sales of €2.6 billion in 2015 and it said it now has 25% of the total market share. The retailer, which is owned by Musgraves,

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30 jobs & €5.5m investment for Kneat software company

Limerick software company Kneat has secured a €5.5m investment from Canadian firm Fortune Bay, which it plans to use for expansion, in the course of which it will hire 30

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Branson to unveil “Virgin Galactic SpaceShip 2”

Richard Branson is set to unveil the new Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo as the company pushes ahead in the race to

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Norwegian airline’s Cork plans on hold

Norwegian airlines announced planned flights from Cork to the US have been postponed pending receipt of a permit to enable the flight

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60 jobs at risk at Cameron in Longford

Up to 60 jobs may be lost at the Cameron plant in Longford Town. All 270 staff at the company

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€35m investment in Elm Park estate in Dublin

Two investment companies, the US-owned Starwood Capital and Irish firm Chartered Land, are to partner to spend €35m to reposition

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Bord na Móna to build €20m smokeless fuel plant in Limerick

Bord na Móna says it has secured planning permission from Limerick Co Council for a €20m smokeless fuel plant in

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KBC Bank reports operating profit for 2015

KBC Bank Ireland has today reported an operating profit of €119m before tax and impairment costs for full-year 2015. The

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Belgium: EIB signs loan deal with Puratos

With more than 70 years of expertise in producing and delivering ready-to-use mixes and toppings, Pennant Ingredients, located in Rochester, New York,

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Aerogen to represent Ireland in top European Business Awards

Aerogen, the global leader in aerosol drug delivery, has been named as a Ruban d’Honneur recipient for excellence in innovation

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Credit Agricole unviels new ownership structure

Credit Agricole has promised stable investor returns and a solid capital base in the future as the French bank outlined

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Deniel Ek:”Spotify saved the music industry from decline”

Founder of the digital music service Spotify, Daniel Ek, claims his firm to have saved the music industry from constant

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Study shows Ireland is least complex country for business compliance

Ireland is the least complex country in the world for businesses to stay compliant with corporate regulation and legislation, according

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AMBER researcher awarded €2.5m grant

An AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded materials science centre, researcher, Prof. Valeria Nicolosi, has been announced as a recipient of

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Vodafone pays €1bn to Liberty for Dutch joint venture

UK mobile giant Vodafone and John Malone’s cable company Liberty Global agreed last night to combine their operations in the

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EDF to extend life of 4 UK nuclear power stations

EDF Energy, the British arm of French giant EDF, will extend the life of four of its UK nuclear power

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Fry’s startup is a “Pinterest for education”

Stephen Fry has quietly co-founded a startup that bills itself as a “Pinterest for education”. The company called Pindex launched this month, and

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Engineering sector calls for repatriation tax breaks

Team Horizon, the global life sciences engineering solutions provider with an expert focus on the pharma and biopharma manufacturing processes,

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500 jobs to be created by three firms

500 new jobs by three different companies have been announced for counties Dublin, Carlow, Cork and Tipperary. The majority of the

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APC opens new Dublin HQ and creates 100 high-skill jobs

100 new high-skill jobs are to be created in Dublin over the next 18 months by a pharmaceutical research company.

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Dalata to build 181-bedroom hotel in Dublin

Ireland’s largest hotel operator Dalata has announced the acquisition of a site in Dublin on which it intends to develop

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AXA relocating roles from Dublin to Derry

AXA Insurance has confirmed  it is relocating roles from Dublin to Co Derry. In a statement the company said net job

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Dundrum Town Centre posts profits of €941m

Hammerson, the owner of Dundrum Town Centre has reported an increase  of 4% in its annual profits up to £726.8m (€941.8m). The

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Aspira aquires B-TEC Solutions and creates 50 jobs

Aspira, the Irish-owned enterprise IT project specialists, has announced it is to create 50 new jobs as well as to

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Cairn Homes and Hines Ireland deal for Cherrywood

Cairn Homes, the Irish house-builder and real estate firm, Hines Ireland agreed on a deal to purchase two sites in Cherrywood,

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LinkedIn: 25 skills that get Irish hired

Business-oriented social network, LinkedIn has unveiled the 25 top skills that got Irish professionals hired last year. It is the

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Exxon, Eni and Statoil win Irish offshore licences

The Government has awarded oil and gas licences to companies including oil majors Eni, Exxon and Statoil, allowing them to

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Pernod Ricard cautious on China

The situation in China remains challenging for spirits company Pernod Ricard and sales in its second biggest market could fall

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Nokia posts strong network result

Finland’s Nokia has today reported better than expected profits for its mainstay telecom network equipment business. But the company also warned

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Duma Combi – a tablet container with space for information leaflet

People who take medication know how important the patient information leaflet is, but they also never know where to put

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Start-ups backed by EI to create 1,500 jobs

Over 1,500 jobs are to be created across 105 high-potential start-ups (HPSUs) over the next three years supported by Enterprise Ireland,

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Smurfit Kappa’s pre-tax profits rose 58%

Irish packaging giant Smurfit Kappa has reported a 58% jump in its pre-tax profits while revenue in the firm remained

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Ryanair is now Ireland’s biggest listed company

Ryanair became Ireland’s biggest indigenous company by market capitalisation yesterday, overtaking CRH, the previous holder of the title. The airline’s market capitalisation

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Tullow Oil’s revenues drop by 27%

The Irish oil and gas explorer Tullow Oil has posted a full year loss of $1bn (€886m) for 2015 as

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Hutchison seeks EU approval for Vimpelcom merger

Hutchison Holdings has started formal proceedings to get EU approval for merging its Italian mobile telecoms business with Vimpelcom’s. This

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BT finance chief to step down

Telecoms giant BT confirmed that it has begun a search to replace its long-serving group finance director. The company announced that Tony

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Daft.ie: housing supply hits record low

A report today indicates that housing supply was at its lowest point on record at the beginning of this month. The

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