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Ireland Is Classed Top Performer In Skills & Innovation Across The EU

November 23, 2017 |

The European Commission’s Small Business Act Fact Sheet for 2017 found Ireland is the top performer in skills and innovation in the EU.

Another measure where Ireland scores particularly well is the percentage of public contracts being secured abroad by SMEs. … Read More

I Wish Urges Young Female Entrepreneurs To Pitch Their Business Ideas

November 22, 2017 |

I Wish (Inspiring Women in Stem) have launched a new competition, encouraging young female entrepreneurs to come forward and pitch their business ideas.

“Build IT” is a competition for all those who have registered to attend the I Wish Event … Read More

A Total Of €200k Invested In Innovative Small Businesses Across Dublin

November 8, 2017 |

16 innovative small businesses have been awarded funding of €200k in total to solve smart city solutions across the Dublin region.

As part of the New Small Business Innovation Research Competition, each company received phase 1 funding of circa €12,500k.

Jamie … 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

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

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

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

Enterprise Ireland client companies continue expansion into eurozone

September 7, 2017 |

Sixty five percent of Enterprise Ireland Client Companies who are not yet exporting to the Eurozone plan to enter the market in the next 12 months.

This is according to a survey of Enterprise Ireland client … Read More

Enterprise Ireland launch €750,000 funding competition

August 30, 2017 |

A Competitive Start Fund (CSF) competition worth up to €750,000 in funding from Enterprise Ireland will open for applications to early stage companies in manufacturing and internationally traded services on Wednesday 13 September 2017.

This is … Read More

Is ‘Remote Working’ Right For Your Organisation?

April 3, 2017 |

Enabled by ubiquitous connectivity and highly efficient communications systems, remote working is facing less and less resistance. In fact, for organisations who believe in it, remote working is proving to increase performance. But is it right for everyone? And what … Read More

Central Bank fines credit union for money laundering failures

December 9, 2016 |

The Central Bank has fined Bray Credit Union €98,000 for failing to have adequate measures in place to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.

The institution was found to have broken the rules over a five-and-a-half year period.

All credit … Read More

US hedge fund seeks Eir voting control as rival York exits

October 27, 2016 |

Eir’s biggest shareholder, Anchorage Capital, is understood to be in talks to acquire part of rival US hedge fund York Capital’s almost 10 per cent stake in the phone group, which could tip its voting rights above the 50 per … Read More

‘The next 3 years more critical than previous 50’: CEO Report Strikes Tone Of Cautious Optimism

October 26, 2016 |

The recently published KPMG CEO Outlook for 2016 shows the trepidation with which Irish CEO’s view the post-Brexit business landscape, compounded by the pressing demands to transform industries as the lines between industries, companies, technologies and customers are increasingly blurred.

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Ladbrokes, Gala Coral to sell 359 shops ahead of merger

October 17, 2016 |

Ladbrokes and Gala Coral said they agreed to sell 359 shops for £55.5m to rivals, in a deal which will reduce their footprint and pave the way for competition authorities to allow their merger to proceed.

The pair were … Read More

‘Hard Brexit’ could cost UK financial industry £38 billion

October 5, 2016 |

The British financial industry could lose up to £38 billion (€43 billion) in revenue in a so-called ‘hard Brexit’ that would leave it with restricted access to the European Union’s single market, according to a report commissioned by a financial … Read More

GE to invest €150 million in biopharmaceutical manufacturing campus in Cork, Ireland, and establish advanced manufacturing training centre at NIBRT

September 19, 2016 |

GE plans to establish four prefabricated, off-the-shelf biologics factories for GE customers in GE BioPark Cork, creating up to 500 jobs

GE’s factory is between 25 and 50 percent more cost-effective to build than traditional manufacturing facilities

GE is also … Read More

GE Healthcare to create 500 jobs with €150m investment

September 19, 2016 |

Biopharma company GE Healthcare is to create up to 500 jobs in the Republic with a €150 million investment in a manufacturing campus.

The company plans to establish four prefabricated, off-the-shelf biologics factories at GE BioPark, Cork.

In addition, it … Read More

Here comes Winter: Council Journal Yearbook 2016

September 5, 2016 |

The latest edition of Council Journal – the bumper Winter Yearbook 2016 – will be available in November. For additional information on content and advertising queries, mailing list inclusion, or news and events updates please contact us on 01 905 … Read More