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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

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