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Ireland’s Northern and Western region designated as EU European Entrepreneurial Region 2018

July 13, 2017 |

The European Union has named Ireland’s Northern and Western region as European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2018 recognising the “enormous strides” the region has taken to foster entrepreneurship and arrest decades of economic decline.

The counties coming … Read More

Parked cars to protect cyclists in Dublin under new plan

July 11, 2017 |

Switching to a cycling commute may have enormous health benefits, but only if we can avail of a safe cycling environment.

That has been the call from cycling advocates for sometime and echoing this sentiment is … Read More

Wave of new funding for marine energy projects

July 10, 2017 |

€1.3m in fresh funding has been awarded to 34 European research teams, working on offshore renewable energy technologies.

The Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland centre (MaREI) based in University College Cork (UCC) is currently heading up … Read More

Cork named most “culturally vibrant” city in Europe

July 7, 2017 |

Cork, Dublin and Galway have been named among the best cities in Europe for cultural vibrancy and cultural infrastructure in a special European Report launched in Brussels.

The first edition of the Cultural and Creative Cities … Read More

Trinity College Dublin leads €12million EU ‘smart city’ nature project

July 6, 2017 |

Trinity College Dublin is to lead a €12m EU project to transform European cities into smart cities with an emphasis on nature.

Major cities are becoming increasingly difficult places to live, with high rates of pollution … Read More

Widening gap between motivation levels in private and public sectors

July 5, 2017 |

Employee motivation levels have increased by 6% over the last year according to accounting and consulting firm Mazars, who published the third annual Employee Motivation Survey.

The survey revealed that 87% of employees are motivated in … Read More

SeaFest 2017 nets 101,000 visitors

July 4, 2017 |

Ireland’s national maritime festival SeaFest attracted 101,113 visitors to Galway Harbour during the three day event, generating €6.3 million for the city.

The figures, just released show a 68% growth in attendance in just one year. … Read More

85pc of Irish professionals don’t have sufficient IT skills

July 3, 2017 |

A new survey of 1,000 of business professionals across Ireland, has shown the vast majority (85%) have insufficient IT skills.

The survey, carried out by Code Institute, asked participants to carry out a “tech diagnostic” test, … Read More

Number of companies incorporated last year highest since 1998

June 30, 2017 |

Some 20,951 companies were newly incorporated in 2016 in Ireland, an increase of 7.9 per cent on the previous year, while 8,302 companies were struck off the companies register for failure to file an annual return.

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Ireland to join leading European astronomy network

June 29, 2017 |

Ireland has joined a Europe-wide telescope network, marking another important milestone in the implementation of the national strategy for research and innovation.

The International LOFAR (LOw Frequency ARray) Telescope is a €150 million network of radio … Read More

Flat-fee refuse charges scrapped in bid to increase recycling rates

June 28, 2017 |

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Denis Naughten has announced that the mandatory pay-by-weight scheme is to be abandoned and flat fee charges are to be scrapped.

The pay-by-weight scheme, which was due to come … Read More

IDA seeking new data centre locations across Ireland

June 27, 2017 |

Already home to at least 30 global data centres belonging to tech giants like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Vodafone, Interxion and Equinix, to name a few; the IDA is on the hunt for suitable locations for the next … Read More

Irish Energy-Saving Initiative Wins Major European Award

June 26, 2017 |

Dublin City Council and its energy agency Codema scooped a major European award last week for the Home Energy Saving Kits, which are available for the public to borrow from all of the council’s public libraries across the … Read More

Fáilte Ireland report shows record year for tourism in 2016

June 22, 2017 |

More than one million North Americans visited Ireland in 2016, the first time the milestone has ever been broken.

The figures were revealed in this week’s preliminary Tourism Facts 2016 – a compilation of Irish tourism … Read More

Poll finds office staff feel meetings are not productive

June 20, 2017 |

We’re all a bit guilty of zoning out during meetings, equally management can be guilty of overkill on the meeting front too.

It can be difficult to concentrate the entirety and they can be viewed as … Read More

Green Business Seminar ahead of Fleadh Cheoil

June 16, 2017 |

Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the most important event in the traditional music calendar.

For many, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the culmination of months of hard work and practice as they compete against fellow musicians, … Read More

New wind energy development guidelines proposed

June 15, 2017 |

The Government has this week announced the initial outcome of a major revision of controversial guidelines for wind energy developments.

The amendments to the 2006 Wind Energy Development Guidelines were presented by the Minister for Housing, … Read More

New scheme to make it easier for artists to access social welfare

June 13, 2017 |

Artists and writers will have easier access social welfare payments under a new government pilot scheme launched this week.

The new initiative – which is being introduced on a pilot basis for 12 months – applies … Read More

Ireland’s largest wind farm opens in Donegal

June 12, 2017 |

The largest windfarm in Ireland officially opened at Meenadreen, Co Donegal, following a €145m investment by Energia.

The 95-megawatt wind farm has 38 turbines standing 115m high with 90m rotor diameter.

Renewable energy firm Energia developed … Read More

5 gadgets to invest in for summer

June 9, 2017 |

Quite often, the best technology comes at a hefty price but not always. Here are five gadgets to up your tech game on a budget…

Backup battery pack

No matter what time of year it is, … Read More