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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

Old Jameson Distillery to undergo €11m refurbishment

August 15, 2016 |

Visitor centre in Smithfield in Dublin will close from end of August until March. One of Dublin’s most popular fee-paying tourist attractions, the Old Jameson Distillery in Smithfield, is to undergo an €11 million refurbishment.

The visitor centre, which first … Read More

Irish cities bid for European Capital of Culture title in 2020

June 22, 2016 |


Councils in Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford  will be busy in the weeks ahead finalising their bids to be European Capital of Culture in 2020. Final bids will be taken from the Judges from the three Irish and three … Read More

The Ludgate Hub: Skibbereen Hosts Ireland’s First Rural Digital Hub

February 22, 2016 |

In recent years Ireland has been growing in its reputation as the ‘digital capital of Europe’. It’s not hard to see why: since 2010 there has been a 23% rise in the number of people employed in science and technology, since 2000 … Read More

Data Security: The Growing Imperative to Protect Information

February 22, 2016 |

At the beginning of November 2014 a small group of representatives from Norse Corp, a “threat- intelligence” firm in Silicon Valley arrived at Sony Pictures Entertainment in the Los Angeles suburb of Culver City. After a quick security check at the … Read More

Cork Set to Become Ireland’s First Cashless City

November 3, 2015 |

If you are walk down Patrick Street in Cork city over the next three months you may not see many queue in front of ATMs. This is because Cork business leaders have launched a three-month pilot project to encourage consumers … Read More

Wicklow County Council to Boost its Film Industry

October 30, 2015 |

Wicklow County Council has made the decision to allow a 100% reduction in development contribution for film studio infrastructure. The decision will be a great boost to the film and television industry in Wicklow which is already host to two … Read More

New Cool Route Project Website Now Live

August 19, 2015 |

Donegal County Council’s role in promoting a major new tourist initiative received a major boost this week as its project website was formally launched.The Cool Route project investigates all aspects of the practical logistics and business potential to establish a … Read More

Innovation And Growth- Irish Dairy In The Post-Quotas Era

July 27, 2015 |

With global demand for dairy products set to rise and rise, and the competitive constraints posed by EU milk quotas a thing of the past since April the 1st, it looks like the massive expansion of the diary sector may … Read More

The Office: Energy Motivation “It’s not that I’m lazy! It’s just that I don’t really care”

June 10, 2015 |

We’ve all heard our managers asking, if not telling us to “turn off the lights before you leave” or “can we turn the heating down guys” or “make sure you switch off your machines before you head home”. … Read More

Ireland Named Among World’s Fastest Developing Digital Economies.

June 3, 2015 |

Ireland has been named as a “standout” country, in terms of the speed of its developing digital economy, in a study conducted for the Harvard Business Review.  The study is built around an index, the Digital Evolution Index … Read More

100 New Jobs in Dublin as US Software Firm Qualtrics Expands Operations.

May 21, 2015 |

Qualtrics, a Utah-based survey software provider has announced that it will be recruiting an additional 100 positions at its European base of operations in Clarendon Row, Dublin.  Founded by CEO Ryan Smith and his father Dale in 2002, … Read More