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BioMarin expands facility to manufacture medicine for rare genetic diseases

    BioMarin expands facility to manufacture medicine for rare genetic diseases

Simon Coveney, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, has officially opened a new expansion at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. in Shanbally, Co Cork. BioMarin has recently extended its site footprint to

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SME lending market remains highly concentrated

    SME lending market remains highly concentrated

According to the latest Central Bank SME Market Report for the first half of 2017, the SME lending market remains highly concentrated, despite continued reduction in the bank concentration of

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Over 4.2% growth in overseas visitors for January-June 2017

    Over 4.2% growth in overseas visitors for January-June 2017

Commenting on figures published by the CSO for overseas visitors to Ireland for January to June, Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, said: “I am pleased to see growth of +4.2%

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PayPal completes financial education workshops for 400 students

    PayPal completes financial education workshops for 400 students

PayPal has announced the successful completion of a series of financial education workshops for secondary school students in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland. More than 400 transition year students from

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20 year anniversary for leading water recycling company

    20 year anniversary for leading water recycling company

Aquabio Ltd, one of the UK’s leading water re-use companies, is celebrating 20 years in the industry. The company was originally set up as a private business in 1997 with

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55% of young people plan to ditch TV licence – Pure Telecom

    55% of young people plan to ditch TV licence – Pure Telecom

A new online survey from Irish telecoms and broadband provider, Pure Telecom, has revealed that 55% of Irish TV licence holders aged 30 and under are planning to, or considering,

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IP Telecom and GoldStar Telecom sign three year wholesale deal worth €500,000

    IP Telecom and GoldStar Telecom sign three year wholesale deal worth €500,000

IP Telecom, a Dublin based company which offers first class telephony solutions to companies in Ireland and across the world via its own VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) network, has

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Getting the competitive edge

    Getting the competitive edge

Based in the Nexus Innovation Centre in University of Limerick, data capturing firm Smart Factory was set up to help companies identify hidden losses, increase productivity and maximise efficiency. The

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Money and progress critical for ambitious Irish millennials

    Money and progress critical for ambitious Irish millennials

EngageSmith has announced its EngageSmith Millennial Workplace Survey that tracks Irish millennials’ attitudes to work and career on a quarterly basis. This is the first edition of the new survey and reveals

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“Propeller Shannon” Start-Up Accelerator at Shannon Airport launches

    “Propeller Shannon” Start-Up Accelerator at Shannon Airport launches

Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, Pat Breen has launched the Propeller Shannon start-up accelerator programme, supported by Enterprise Ireland to further

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Dublin Port trade volumes increase 2.9% in first six months of 2017

    Dublin Port trade volumes increase 2.9% in first six months of 2017

Dublin Port Company has published its latest trade figures showing half-year growth of 2.9%, putting Dublin Port on track for a third successive record year. Overall, volumes in Dublin Port

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A Lion for three robots

    A Lion for three robots

Mitsubishi Electric’s interactive robotic installation known as “Threebots” has been awarded with the coveted Silver Lion in Cannes. “Threebots” has already received several awards since its installation at the German

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40 new roles at Queens Uni as EU puts €9m into major energy hub

    40 new roles at Queens Uni as EU puts €9m into major energy hub

A new ‘virtual centre of competence’ is being created at Queens University in Belfast, after the EU’s INTERREG VA Programme pumped money into further bioenergy research. Billed with supporting cross-border

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New initiative for Irish SMEs

    New initiative for Irish SMEs

Crowe Horwath has partnered with Dublin Chamber to create the ‘Pinnacle Programme’, an initiative targeted at businesses with a turnover of at least €1 million and employing 10 or more

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Resources for Budget 2018 €400 million more than estimated

    Resources for Budget 2018 €400 million more than estimated

Ibec has called on the Government to show further ambition in meeting Ireland’s critical infrastructure and demographic needs. Launching the group’s Budget 2018 submission, Ibec said that the Government has

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Bank of America to locate EU legal entities to Dublin

    Bank of America to locate EU legal entities to Dublin

IDA Ireland has welcomed Bank of America confirmation that it has chosen Dublin as the preferred location for its principal EU legal entities following the UK’s departure from the EU.

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Bord Gáis Energy Index drops 7% in June, as oil, gas and electricity prices continue to fall

    Bord Gáis Energy Index drops 7% in June, as oil, gas and electricity prices continue to fall

The Bord Gáis Energy Index fell 7% in June and is 5% lower than the same period last year. June saw a broad drop in wholesale energy markets as oil,

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Irish companies exposing themselves to huge GDPR fines

    Irish companies exposing themselves to huge GDPR fines

AMI, one of Ireland’s leading secure IT retirement company, has revealed the results of a survey of senior IT decision-makers in Ireland, which found that almost one-third (32%) of organisations

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Facebook sets up SME council in Ireland

    Facebook sets up SME council in Ireland

Facebook is set to establish an SME Council in Ireland as it aims to grow its usage amongst small businesses here. The council comprises 14 Irish firms and will be

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NCC publishes Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2017

    NCC publishes Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2017

The National Competitiveness Council has published its annual benchmarking report, Ireland’s Competitiveness Scorecard 2017. The Scorecard provides a statistical assessment of Ireland’s competitiveness performance with regard to a range of

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ISME calls on employer representatives on the LPC to resign

    ISME calls on employer representatives on the LPC to resign

ISME, the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association, has called on the three employer representatives on the Low Pay Commission to resign from it. According to the Association, it fully

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The journey towards Industry 4.0

    The journey towards Industry 4.0

Hartmut Pütz, President Factory Automation EMEA at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, talks about the digital transformation of industry. He focuses on the effects on manufacturing businesses, especially at a production level,

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Belfast company set to revolutionise global weight loss industry

    Belfast company set to revolutionise global weight loss industry

Young tech firm Neurovalens has used Invest Northern Ireland support for research and development (R&D) to develop Modius, a weight loss device which combines neuroscience and technology to solve health

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‘Ireland’s stability seen as a strength in an uncertain world’

    ‘Ireland’s stability seen as a strength in an uncertain world’

Address by Martin D. Shanahan CEO, IDA Ireland at the MacGill Summer School Uncertainty is the “mot du jour” or

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Visa and PayPal extend partnership to Europe

    Visa and PayPal extend partnership to Europe

Visa and PayPal have announced an extension of their strategic partnership to Europe. The two companies are already collaborating in

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SFA criticises recommendation for 30c increase in minimum wage

    SFA criticises recommendation for 30c increase in minimum wage

The Small Firms Association (SFA) has criticised the recommendation of the Low Pay Commission for the National Minimum Wage to

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Colt and Equinix partnership brings power of cloud to heart of enterprise

    Colt and Equinix partnership brings power of cloud to heart of enterprise

Colt Technology Services has announced a strategic partnership with Equinix, Inc. to interconnect theColt IQ Network with Equinix’s cloud ecosystem. Today, Colt

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HireUp wins in Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund competition

    HireUp wins in Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund competition

A new Irish company HireUp is solving a big problem for companies that are spending huge sums every year on

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Barclays to continue passported activity post-Brexit

    Barclays to continue passported activity post-Brexit

Barclays has announced that it plans to use its licensed EU subsidiary to allow it to continue passported activity post-Brexit.

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Irish Exporters Association elects first female President

    Irish Exporters Association elects first female President

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has announced that Nicola Byrne, Founder of 11890 Directory Inquiries and Cloud90, is the President

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UK top destination for professionals leaving Ireland

    UK top destination for professionals leaving Ireland

According to new data released by LinkedIn, the UK remains the top destination for professionals leaving Ireland, despite the country’s

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Shopify looks to hire 100 support staff in West Ireland

    Shopify looks to hire 100 support staff in West Ireland

Shopify Inc., the leading cloud-based, multi-channel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses came to Galway two years ago

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Underlying growth in Irish economy remains robust

    Underlying growth in Irish economy remains robust

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, welcomed the publication of new national accounts published today by the CSO which

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Unilever Foundry launches in Ireland

    Unilever Foundry launches in Ireland

Unilever has announced a new partnership between its global startup collaboration platform, Unilever Foundry and Dogpatch Labs, Ireland’s leading startup

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Ireland ranks 10th in overall global scientific ranking

    Ireland ranks 10th in overall global scientific ranking

Science Foundation Ireland has published its 2016 annual report, highlighting the significant impact achieved from the €184 million investment by

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Matheson announces opening of San Francisco office

    Matheson announces opening of San Francisco office

Irish law firm Matheson has announced the opening of an office in San Francisco. With over 650 staff headquartered in

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Beazley plc to establish European insurance company in Dublin

    Beazley plc to establish European insurance company in Dublin

Insurance firm Beazley plc is to establish a European insurance company in Dublin. The company, which is an IDA Ireland

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Zendesk plans to expand team to 500 staff in Ireland

    Zendesk plans to expand team to 500 staff in Ireland

Zendesk has announced that it is looking to hire an additional 300 staff and has agreed a lease to expand

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Retailers call for reform of local authority rates system

    Retailers call for reform of local authority rates system

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, has launched a new policy paper entitled ‘Tackling the rates

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Nearly 1,900 new company start-ups a month in first half of 2017

    Nearly 1,900 new company start-ups a month in first half of 2017

According to Vision-net.ie, new figures show that nearly 1,900 new company start-ups (1,878) were formed, on average, each month in

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Sharp increase in jobs saved through examinership

    Sharp increase in jobs saved through examinership

New data released to mark the end of the second quarter of 2017 has shown a sharp increase in jobs

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Davy Group acquires Danske bank wealth management business

    Davy Group acquires Danske bank wealth management business

The Davy Group has acquired Danske Bank UK’s discretionary portfolio management wealth business for an undisclosed sum. The deal involves

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Dundalk’s first SuperValu to open this autumn

    Dundalk’s first SuperValu to open this autumn

SuperValu has announced the creation of over 40 jobs at a new SuperValu store in Dundalk. Due to open in

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Ireland is fifth most open economy globally

    Ireland is fifth most open economy globally

According to ICC Ireland, Ireland is currently ranked fifth in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Open Markets Index highlighting the

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2% of British businesses support a ‘no deal’ negotiation option

    2% of British businesses support a ‘no deal’ negotiation option

One month on from the General Election, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a post-election survey of over

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Major recruitment drive announced for Navan

    Major recruitment drive announced for Navan

Prepaid Financial Services (PFS) and its sister company eCOMM Merchant Solutions have announced that are launching a major recruitment drive

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Applications open for Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2017

    Applications open for Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2017

Applications for the National Ploughing Championships Innovation Arena and Awards, in conjunction with Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Farmers Journal,

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Kildare tech firm invests €300k in cyber security solution

    Kildare tech firm invests €300k in cyber security solution

Kildare-based technology firm vCloud.ie has invested €300k in what it describes as a “cutting edge” cyber security product. The product

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Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will slash advertising revenue to Irish media by €20m

    Public Health (Alcohol) Bill will slash advertising revenue to Irish media by €20m

Economist Jim Power has published a report entitled ‘The Potential Impact on Irish Media of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

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Novi helps O’Brien’s bring home the bacon with €450,000 IT investment

    Novi helps O’Brien’s bring home the bacon with €450,000 IT investment

Novi, the proactive managed services provider, has announced that it has designed and implemented an all new IT infrastructure for

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Tánaiste welcomes agreement on landmark new trade deal with Japan

    Tánaiste welcomes agreement on landmark new trade deal with Japan

Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald and Minister for Trade Pat Breen have welcomed the milestone in

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IDA half-year results very strong despite global investor uncertainty

    IDA half-year results very strong despite global investor uncertainty

IDA Ireland, the inward investment agency of the Irish Government, has reported a very strong first half of 2017. Investments

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Musgrave announces profit of €73m for financial year 2016

    Musgrave announces profit of €73m for financial year 2016

Musgrave has announced its results for the financial year 2016. The Group reported sales of €3.7 billion and profit before

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Newly accredited financial services apprenticeship announced

    Newly accredited financial services apprenticeship announced

Financial Services Ireland (FSI) and the National College of Ireland (NCI) has announced two newly accredited International Financial Services paid

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Tourism Ireland launches Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign

    Tourism Ireland launches Women’s Rugby World Cup campaign

Tourism Ireland has announced details of its new promotional campaign to leverage the tourism benefits of the upcoming Women’s Rugby

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CETA will provide trade opportunities for Irish business

    CETA will provide trade opportunities for Irish business

According to Ibec, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada was essential for increasing market

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Subway to open 51 new Irish stores by 2020

    Subway to open 51 new Irish stores by 2020

Sandwich restaurant Subway has said it will increase the number of its outlets on the island of Ireland by 51

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SuperValu still on top

    SuperValu still on top

The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show the highest market growth since January 2017. The

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