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Center Parcs submits planning application for €233m Longford development

The short-break holiday company, Center Parcs, has formally submitted a planning application to Longford Co Council. The UK firm applied to develop a holiday village on a 395-acre site at

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Cork’s Seabrook partners with Siemens in a €1m project

Seabrook, an Irish manufacturing and business software consultancy firm, has partnered with Siemens in a project worth €1m. The partnership will see the creation of “high level” jobs, six of which

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Cork Science Festival is designing the future for budding scientists and engineers

Now in its 11th year, Cork Science Festival 2015, features a line-up of events in schools across Cork City and County and open days at City Hall from 9-20 November.

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Bank of Ireland approves €3.6bn of new SME loans

Bank of Ireland said it approved €3.6bn of new credit for Irish business in the nine months to the end of September. This result has increased by 13 percent compared

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Record 17 percent increase in sales at Kildare Village

Sales at Kildare Village are at a record high as they increased by 17.7 percent in the year to date ahead of a new phase of extensions that will see

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Aer Lingus makes €45m profit since joining IAG

Aer Lingus made an operating profit of €45m between 18 August and 30 September, according to Q3 results. This period covers the point from which the airline was acquired by

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Dublin Deutsche Bank staff fear job cuts

The 400 staff in the Deutsche Bank Dublin-based offices have not been offered any guarantee that cuts would not take place in its Irish arm. It has been revealed that

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MedinIreland 2015 highlights- Ireland’s medtech evolution

The Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, today opened Enterprise Ireland’s showcase for medical device and diagnostic products, MedinIreland 2015. The biennial event, being held at the Convention Centre in Dublin, highlights

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Denso scanners in use at Musgraves saves time by half

The Denso BHT-1100 scanner has recently been introduced in the Musgrave NI stores, SuperValu and Centra. The Denso BHT-1100 has proven to be highly reliable and accurate and the feedback

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The Clarion Hotel Sligo on the market for €7m

The Clarion Hotel Sligo has been brought to the market by Savills on behalf of Receiver, Aiden Murphy of Crowe Howarth, with a guide price of €7m. The 4 star

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Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland makes €50m available to SMEs

The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) is to make lending of €50m available to small and medium-sized businesses looking to buy equipment, machinery and vehicles. The money will be

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Le Pain Quotidien opens first Irish location and promises a further 120 jobs

Global restaurant and boulangerie, Le Pain Quotidien, opens the doors of it’s first Irish location today. The launch today in Kildare Village represents the beginning of a wider expansion in

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Enterprise Ireland launches Student Entrepreneur Awards 2016

The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today announced details of the Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards for 2016. The Awards, now in their 35th year, are

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SolutionsPT Partners with ecom to Deliver Mobility in Hazardous Areas

Industrial IT solutions provider, SolutionsPT, has partnered with ecom the world’s leading manufacturer of mobile computing devices which are designed for use in hazardous areas, including tablets, smartphones and handheld

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$600 million Chilean contract for Eddie O’Connor’s Aela

A Chilean renewable energy joint venture involving Eddie O’Connor’s Mainstream Renewable Power (MRP) will invest $600 million (€544 million) in new wind farms there, after winning a major State contract.

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Ireland’s largest gathering of key stakeholders involved in creating a sustainable Ireland is fast approaching

On November 3rd 2015, the Aviva Stadium will see the largest ever gathering of key stakeholders responsible for delivering a more sustainable Ireland. The National Sustainability Summit serves as a

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Alternative energy supply needed for Bord ná Mona

    Alternative energy supply needed for Bord ná Mona

According to Fianna Fail TD Robert Troy, Bord ná Mona requires a strategy for an alternative energy supply. This news comes after Bord na Mona’s planning permission for its Offaly plant

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Business Angels reach €50m milestone with Connexicon Medical’s €1.15M investment

HBAN, a joint initiative of InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland responsible for the all-island promotion of business angel investment, today announces that it has breached the landmark of €50 million invested

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McAfee Ireland’s profits reached €25m last year

Pre-tax profits at McAfee Ireland increased by 7 percent to €25m last year. Accounts show that Cork-based McAfee Ireland’s revenues rose from €393.45m to €419.86m in the 12 months to

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Volkswagen posts first quarterly loss in at least 15 years

Volkswagen today posted its first quarterly loss in at least 15 years. The German group reported a third-quarter operating loss of €3.48 billion, in line with a €3.47 billion loss

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Glassdoor to create 100 jobs for Dublin in new European base

100 positions are to be created in Dublin by US jobs and recruitment website Glassdoor. Glassdoor allows employees to post reviews of their employer which can then be examined by

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Greenroom Investments to raise €100m to develop European solar farm portfolio

A new Irish renewable energy fund is aiming to raise €100m before Christmas and start building up a portfolio of solar farms across Europe. Fledgling fund Greenroom Investments received regulatory

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Largest growth for Dunnes Stores among Irish supermarkets

Dunnes Stores experienced the largest growth of any Irish supermarket in the last three months. The retailer increased its sales by 4.7 percent which brought its current market share to

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ATS acquires Integrated Automation Melbourne

Independent Solutions Provider, ATS has acquired Integrated Automation Pty Ltd. Integrated Automation, based in Melbourne, is specialised in system integration,

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Grafton acquires Dutch firm Isero for €91.5m

Building materials group Grafton has agreed a deal to buy Isero, a specialist distributor of tools and fixings in the

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Artificial Intelligence firm Nuritas raises €3m in record first-round financing

The Dublin-based food data-mining start-up firm, Nuritas, has raised just under €3m from a range of global investors. These include

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Raymond Coyle to sell final share of Largo Foods

Largo Foods founder Ray Coyle has this week agreed to sell his final shareholding in the company he established 33

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Aldi to recruit 400 new staff and raise minimum pay

Aldi Ireland is to recruit 400 new staff and also raise its minimum pay rate to €11.50 an hour. The

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Pfizer creates 130 more jobs in Ireland

Pfizer is to create approximately 130 jobs across three manufacturing sites in Ireland; Grange Castle in Dublin and Little Island

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RTÉ Wins Pakman Award 2015

RTÉ were amongst the winners at the Pakman  2015 Awards last night. The broadcaster won in the Food Waste Management

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200 jobs for Limerick as a result of smoky coal ban

The recent Government decision to ban smoky coal yesterday yielded a 200-jobs industry for the port of Foynes. CPL Industries,

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Brothers behind Stripe named as EY Entrepreneur of the year

The two founders of Stripe, brothers John and Patrick Collison, were named as the EY Entrepreneur of the year in Dublin

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Nursing home group Carechoice bring a further 200 jobs to Ireland

Carechoice, a retirement and nursing home group,  is to create 200 jobs with the opening of a new purpose-built 165-room

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Demand for Jameson boosts Pernod Ricard sales

    Demand for Jameson boosts Pernod Ricard sales

Pernod Ricard, the French spirits group expects it’s sales to gradually improve this year in its main markets of Europe

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Healthcare company Grifols to create 140 jobs with $100m investment in Dublin

Global Healthcare Company Grifols is to Create 140 Jobs with $100 Million Investment. Grifols is the world’s third-largest plasma product

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Irish consultancy firm E-MIT Solutions triumphs at Dell global awards

E-MIT Solutions has been awarded ‘Social Media Partner of the Year’ at the annual global Dell Partner of the Year

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Billion dollar aircraft leasing industry paid €23m in corporation tax in 2014

Aircraft leasing is a multi-billion euro industry yet it paid €23m in Irish corporation tax last year. Ireland is home

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Join over 2,000 delegates at the National Sustainability Summit

The National Sustainability Summit will take place for the first time on 3 November in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. The

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Galway rewarded 10 new jobs as IT company TitanHq expands

    Galway rewarded 10 new jobs as IT company TitanHq expands

TitanHq has announced it is expanding it’s business in Galway by creating 10 new jobs, this news comes a month

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Aer Lingus could seal a major deal with Ryanair on long-haul passenger feeds

    Aer Lingus could seal a major deal with Ryanair on long-haul passenger feeds

Steven Kavanagh, Aer Lingus chief executive confirmed that talks have begun with Ryanair, as Aer Lingus looks to expand it’s

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Starbucks and Fiat ordered to pay huge EU back taxes

    Starbucks and Fiat ordered to pay huge EU back taxes

The European Union is demanding that U.S. coffee chain Starbucks and carmaker Fiat repay up to 30 million euros each

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Scottish researchers 3d print human cells

Individual, tailor-made drug testing could soon become a reality. The 3D stem cell printing team at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh

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iNua expandeds its portfolio with €7.25m purchase of Hibernian Hotel Kilkenny

iNua Hospitality has expanded its hotel portfolio with the €7.25m purchase of the four-star Hibernian Hotel in Kilkenny The deal

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Starbucks to sell wine and coffee as it launches store of the future

    Starbucks to sell wine and coffee as it launches store of the future

The coffee giant is planning to break the norm at it’s new store in London. The store near Covent Garden

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Pivotal to create 130 jobs in Dublin and Cork

Pivotal, the company accelerating digital transformation for enterprises, today announced the creation of 130 new jobs and an investment of

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Minister White announces €3.5million in Government funding to three Irish marine energy firms

  Minister Alex White announced Government funding of €3.5million to three Irish marine energy firms for the development and testing

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Bandon Co-op to create 50 new jobs

The long-established, Bandon Co-op is to create 50 news jobs, the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney has announced. Visiting the

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Irish e-commerce company secures $20m investment

Clavis Insight has secured a $20 million growth equity investment, which it will use to accelerate international growth and create

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Philip Lane appointed new Central Bank Governor

Philip Lane, an economics professor at Trinity College Dublin, has been named as the new Governor of the Central Bank.

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35 new jobs for Dublin with Fijitsu Ireland

Fujitsu Ireland is looking to recruit 35 new employees over the next six months at its offices in Swords, Co

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Change is coming and going with new rounding scheme

The Central Bank launched the new rounding scheme, which will see cash transactions rounded up or down to the nearest

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Revenues at IBM drop by more than expected

    Revenues at IBM drop by more than expected

International Business Machines last night posted a bigger-than-expected drop in revenue and cut its full-year profit forecast. This comes after

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Tyndall Institute announces revolutionary bioprocessing capsule

 A sensor capsule developed in Ireland is set to radically improve the efficient production and quality of biopharmaceutical therapies, benefiting

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Ireland on course to meet 2020 emissions target

Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, today welcomed a letter from the EU Climate Commissioner, which says that Ireland

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Carlow Craft Brewery attracting investors through tax efficiency scheme

Carlow Craft Brewery, is looking to tap wealthy clients of Dublin stockbroking firms to raise up to €2.5 million for

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Regeneron Announces an Additional $350 Million Investment and 200 New Jobs for Limerick

    Regeneron Announces an Additional $350 Million Investment and 200 New Jobs for Limerick

Regeneron a leading science-driven biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it is investing an additional $350 million in its Limerick Industrial Operations

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Government mid-west plan aims for 23,000 new jobs

    Government mid-west plan aims for 23,000 new jobs

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said the region – encompassing Clare, Limerick and Tipperary – suffered more than other areas during

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Central Bank to roll out rounding initiative on Wednesday October 28

    Central Bank to roll out rounding initiative on Wednesday October 28

Consumers will be able to opt out of rounding and 1c and 2c coins will still be legal tender. Rounding

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