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Posts By Nick Fitzgerald

Xilinx To Create 100 New Jobs For Dublin And Cork As Part Of $40m Investment Plan

November 3, 2017 |

Xilinx is to create 100 new jobs in Ireland.

The company wishes to invest $40 million in an initiative to expand its research, development, and engineering operations at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork.

Xilinx will recruit 75 … Read More

New Development Of 150 Houses Launched In Kildare

November 2, 2017 |

A new development of 150 homes was launched in Kildare today.

Millerstown Estate, located on the Maynooth Road in Kilcock, boasts a variety of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom detached and semi-detached houses.

Prices range from €325,000 to €500,000.

Millerstown … Read More

Applications Now Open For Properties Via Choice Based Letting In Donegal

November 1, 2017 |

Applications are now open for the allocation of properties available through choice based letting in Donegal via the Council.

What is Choice-based letting?

Choice-based letting (CBL) is a method that can be used for the allocation of social housing which … Read More

Pinergy Creates New Energy Services Division

November 1, 2017 |

Pinergy has announced the establishment of a new Energy Services division which promises to provide domestic and business customers with a range of energy efficient technology solutions.

Pinergy has partnered with some of Ireland’s most innovative energy technology providers that … Read More

Over 300 Homemakers Have Enrolled For Springboard Courses This Autumn

October 31, 2017 |

Over 300 homemakers, who have been granted access by the Irish Government, enrolled for free higher education courses commencing in Autumn 2017.

For the first time, Springboard+ has been extended to homemakers who wish to reskill and return to the … Read More

Finland Calls On The EU To End Daylight Savings Time

October 31, 2017 |

The EU was called upon last week to abolish daylight savings time in a parliamentary committee.

The Finnish parliamentary transport and communications committee gave its recommendation after more than 70,000 Finns signed a petition for citizens asking their government to … Read More

22,000 Secondary School Students Are Setting Up Their Own Businesses

October 26, 2017 |

About 22,000 secondary school students from across Ireland are planning to set up their own businesses through the Student Enterprise Programme.

This is the largest ever enterprise education initiative to take place in Ireland with a total of 620 secondary … Read More

Edible Seaweed Manufacturer Algaran Teoranta Hopes To Establish “strong partnerships” In America

October 26, 2017 |

Donegal based Algaran Teoranta, a manufacturer of edible seaweed, hope to develop “strong partnerships” in the US.

Algaran Teoranta is one of 15 companies to showcase the North West’s ‘entrepreneurship and innovation’ when they travel to Boston Massachusetts next month … Read More

Two Recycling Centre’s In Dublin Are Taking Combustible Materials Free Of Charge

October 24, 2017 |

Coolmine Recycling Centre in Coolmine Industrial Estate and Estuary Recycling Centre in Swords are now collecting beds, sofas and doors free of charge from its residents.

Various combustible materials will be accepted until Tuesday, October 31st.

The announcement comes from … Read More

Cultural Bodies To Receive Over €1m Additional Capital Funding In 2017

October 24, 2017 |

The announcement of additional capital funding of over €1 million to cultural bodies came from Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys today.

The additional funds will help to preserve and safeguard the collections held by the recipients, and … Read More

Flight Centre Travel Group To Create More Than 30 New Jobs In Ireland

October 23, 2017 |

Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) has today announced plans to create more than 30 new jobs to facilitate its expansion in Ireland.

The company, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, plans to expand its Dublin-centred leisure and corporate … Read More

Status Orange Wind Warning For Southern And Western Coastal Counties

October 20, 2017 |

A deepening depression known as Storm Brian will cause heavy winds across southern and western coastal counties in Ireland tonight.

Orange level wind warnings for coasts of Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry, Cork, Waterford and Wexford is valid from tonight (Friday) … Read More

Immigration Services Provider Fragomen Opens Office In Dublin City Centre

October 19, 2017 |

Fragomen, the global immigration services provider, has today announced the opening of an office in Dublin’s city centre.

The firm invested significant resources into the new Dublin office to accommodate its portfolio of multinational clients.

Fragomen aim to create 20 … Read More

Ireland Is A High Cost Location For Small Firms According To SFA

October 18, 2017 |

Ireland is a high cost location for small firms according to Assistant Director of the Small Firms Association (SFA), Linda Barry.

Ms Barry stated that labour costs, insurance and Local Authority rates are at the focal point of the problem … Read More

All National Roads Cleared In Cork As Recovery Works Continue

October 17, 2017 |

The Council have said all National roads are now cleared across Cork as recovery works continue in the aftermath of Storm Ophelia.

As of yesterday, the Council has received over 400 incident calls and are currently working to clear secondary … Read More

Dublin Bus will cease to operate from 10am due to Ophelia

October 16, 2017 |

Dublin Bus services will cease its services from 10am until 7pm today due to the devastation expected from Hurricane Ophelia.

A spokesperson for Dublin Bus said:

“Morning peak services are operating as normal. There will be significant disruption to services … Read More

New Website Allows Public To Track Planning Applications Across Ireland

October 13, 2017 |

Esri Ireland have announced that the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is launching a new open data web service on its digital mapping platform.

The National Planning Application Database provides information on almost 300,000 planning applications across the country.

It … Read More

New video by Tourism Ireland explores island’s idyllic locations for visitors

October 12, 2017 |

Tourism Ireland has created a new online film to highlight some of the many wonderful and unique locations international visitors can enjoy right around the island of Ireland.

Titled “Getting to know the island of Ireland”, the video was … Read More

€9 million invested in Cork’s fleet services over the past 5 years

October 11, 2017 |

Cork County Council has invested €9 million in investment’s toward improving its fleet services over the past 5 years.

An extensive van replacement programme with over 80 purchased, costing over €900,000, includes dedicated emergency call-out vans. €2.8 million in 50 trucks, of … Read More

The Green Party slams Government over “misleading the public” with mental health funding

October 11, 2017 |

The Green Party has today accused the Government of “misleading the public” over the levels of funding allocated for mental health services in Budget 2018.

According to the Mental Health Reform charity, Minister Jim Daly has confirmed that the €35m ‘additional’ spending … Read More