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Glanbia to create 50 new jobs

    Glanbia to create 50 new jobs

Glanbia is to create 50 Irish jobs as part of a recruitment drive that seeks to fill 200 positions across the company’s global operations. 90 of the 200 positions to

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Abengoa signs accord with creditors for emergency loan

    Abengoa signs accord with creditors for emergency loan

Spanish thermal solar power and electrical engineering firm Abengoa has signed an agreement with its creditor banks for a €106m credit line to help avert what would be Spain’s biggest-ever

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L&G backs €250m wind fund for NTR

    L&G backs €250m wind fund for NTR

Irish energy group NTR expects the bulk of the 270 megawatts of wind assets it is aiming to develop through a new investment fund will be constructed by the end

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Shire edging towards $30bn-plus Baxalta deal

    Shire edging towards $30bn-plus Baxalta deal

Dublin-based drug maker Shire has made a new acquisition offer for peer Baxalta International that is roughly in line with the latter’s valuation expectations, according to people familiar with the

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i360 Medical signs diagnostic deal with US and Asian firms

    i360 Medical signs diagnostic deal with US and Asian firms

Irish healthcare solutions and medical device innovation company, i360 Medical has signed a deal with the US-based Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Singapore’s Diagnostics Development Hub. The deal has

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Petroceltic hires bankers for strategic review

    Petroceltic hires bankers for strategic review

Irish oil producer Petroceltic has hired bankers to conduct a strategic review, including a sale, after tumbling oil prices hurt its business. The company said it had appointed Bank of

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Dairymaster to create 60 new jobs

    Dairymaster to create 60 new jobs

Kerry-based equipment manufacturing, Dairymaster is set to create 60 new jobs next year as it continues to expand its operations. Dairymaster certainly comes from ‘good stock’ having caught the eye of

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1,251 jobs saved by examinership process

    1,251 jobs saved by examinership process

Examinership helped saving a total of 1,251 jobs this year, according to the latest Hughes Blake Examinership Index. That is up slightly from the figure of 1,243 in 2014. The success

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Chopped to create 90 jobs in Dublin

    Chopped to create 90 jobs in Dublin

Healthy fast food retail company Chopped announced its plans to create 90 jobs in Dublin as part of the expansion. Food company Chopped is rolling out a franchise programme which will

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Planning permission for Waterford solar farm

    Planning permission for Waterford solar farm

Planning permission has been granted for a new solar farm in Co Waterford. The site in Kilcannon is one of 35 such farms planned by the renewable energy company Amerenco Solar.

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Google teams up with Ford to build self-driving cars

    Google teams up with Ford to build self-driving cars

Google and Ford partner up to create a joint venture to build self-driving vehicles with Google’s technology. The contract manufacturing deal, if finalised, is expected to come during the annual International

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NTMA to raise up to €10bn in funding in 2016

    NTMA to raise up to €10bn in funding in 2016

The National Treasury Management Agency has announced its plans to issue between €6 and €10 billion of long-term Government bonds over the course of 2016. The NTMA is already funded for

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Pepperl+Fuchs presents world’s smallest ultrasonic sensor

    Pepperl+Fuchs presents world’s smallest ultrasonic sensor

The UMB800 from Pepperl+Fuchs is the world’s smallest ultrasonic sensor in solid stainless steel. It is made entirely from FDA-compliant materials. With its large detection range and highly compact design,

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Courthouse development to create 700 jobs

    Courthouse development to create 700 jobs

The development of seven courthouses are to create up to 700 new jobs around Ireland. Four new courthouses are to be built in Drogheda, Letterkenny, Limerick and Wexford. Substantial refurbishment and

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Six ERC awards won by researchers in Ireland

    Six ERC awards won by researchers in Ireland

The Irish Research Council and Science Foundation Ireland jointly announce another solid performance for Ireland in 2015 in relation to Starting Grants from the prestigious European Research Council (ERC). Six Irish researchers

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Fastcom to create 25 jobs in Sligo

    Fastcom to create 25 jobs in Sligo

Network performance and security management company Fastcom is to create 25 new jobs in Sligo on the back of €1.2 million investment. Over the next three years, the company will

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Elgar Middleton plans €66m Limerick solar plants

    Elgar Middleton plans €66m Limerick solar plants

UK-based infrastructure and energy company Elgar Middleton could spend €66 million developing six solar plants around Limerick. Sites have already been identified and partner Edward Elgar said planning applications and

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Toshiba to cut 7,000 jobs in PC and TV units

    Toshiba to cut 7,000 jobs in PC and TV units

Japanese electronics company Toshiba announced it will cut nearly 7,000 consumer electronics jobs after a $1.3 billion accounting scandal. The moves are part of an overhaul that will streamline the sprawling

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Irish salaries to rise in 2016

    Irish salaries to rise in 2016

According to a survey by consultant company, Mercer, salaries in Ireland are forecast to rise by over 2% in 2016. Mercer surveyed 135 organisations and 97% said they were planning

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Holland & Barrett sets £1bn sales target

    Holland & Barrett sets £1bn sales target

Health food chain Holland & Barrett International is bidding to almost double sales to £1bn (€1.37bn) over the next five years, after it posted a record seventh consecutive year of

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Madison Dearborn and Powerflute in takeover talks

    Madison Dearborn and Powerflute in takeover talks

Finnish company Powerflute, 36% owned by Smurfit, has engaged in takeover talks with Madison Dearborn Partners, which made a preliminary offer. Finnish packaging firm Powerflute announced it had received a

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Tetrarch to invest €100m in expanding hospitality division

    Tetrarch to invest €100m in expanding hospitality division

Property investment company, Tetrarch Capital is to invest €100m in the hospitality, leisure and accommodation market over the next three years. The firm, formerly known as Brehon Capital, owns the

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ESRI predicts growth close to 5% in 2016

    ESRI predicts growth close to 5% in 2016

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has forecast that the economy will grow by 6.7% this year and close

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Social media giants face huge fines if they break new EU data protection rules

    Social media giants face huge fines if they break new EU data protection rules

Social media giants like Facebook and Instagram face serious fines if they break new EU data protection rules. The draft

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Sports Direct to review workers’ terms and conditions

    Sports Direct to review workers’ terms and conditions

Sports Direct founder, Mike Ashley is to oversee a review of all agency workers’ terms and conditions at the company. The

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Oracle’s quarterly profit forecast doesn’t meet expectations

    Oracle’s quarterly profit forecast doesn’t meet expectations

Business software maker Oracle Corp  delivered a third-quarter profit forecast this Wednesday that did not quite meet analysts’ expectations, and

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NAMA predicts a €2 billion surplus once work completed

    NAMA predicts a €2 billion surplus once work completed

The National Asset Management Agency predicts a €2 billion surplus by the time it completes its work, according to management at the

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Uber and Facebook team up to offer Messenger users taxi trips

    Uber and Facebook team up to offer Messenger users taxi trips

Two digital giants, Uber and Facebook partnered to allow Messenger users to call Uber cars without leaving the Facebook-owned Messenger app.

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EE recalls all of its Power Bars over “fire safety risk”

    EE recalls all of its Power Bars over “fire safety risk”

The digital communications company, EE has issued a recall for all its Power Bar portable chargers because of a fault

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 – Tuesday, January 26th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

    National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2016 – Tuesday, January 26th – Citywest Hotel, Dublin

In line with its newfound status as an All-Ireland ‘must-attend’ annual event, the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference &

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Us property giant to buy Dublin’s One Spencer Dock

    Us property giant to buy Dublin’s One Spencer Dock

Hines, a US property giant is in position to buy One Spencer Dock, Ireland’s largest single office investment on Dublin’s

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Asavie to create 106 jobs for Dublin

    Asavie to create 106 jobs for Dublin

Technology firm Asavie is to create 106 jobs in Dublin over the next 30 months. The company said it would be looking to

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Dalata acquires landmark Tara Towers Hotel for €13.1m

    Dalata acquires landmark Tara Towers Hotel for €13.1m

Ireland’s largest hotels group Dalata has agreed to buy the Tara Towers hotel for €13.155m. Dalata said it plans to invest

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Malin Announces Investment in Gene Therapy Company Poseida Therapeutics, Inc.

    Malin Announces Investment in Gene Therapy Company Poseida Therapeutics, Inc.

Malin, an Irish-based company set up by a number of former Elan executives is to invest in privately held life science

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Blackrock Clinic treated right by Pure Telecom in €217,000 deal

    Blackrock Clinic treated right by Pure Telecom in €217,000 deal

Pure Telecom has been selected to provide managed communications services for Ireland’s largest private healthcare centre, Blackrock Clinic. In a

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PwC and Microsoft to create over 600 new jobs for Ireland

    PwC and Microsoft to create over 600 new jobs for Ireland

600 new jobs for Ireland. The international professional services firm PwC will hire 500 new staff in 2016, while Microsoft Ireland announced

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Sanofi and Boehringer in talks over asset swap

    Sanofi and Boehringer in talks over asset swap

French company Sanofi and German drugmaker Boehringer Ingelheim have entered exclusive negotiations to swap businesses. This move would turn the French company

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Ornua sells majority stake in US business

    Ornua sells majority stake in US business

Dairy company Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, has sold a majority stake in its US speciality foods distribution business, DPI

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265 new jobs for Galway and Athlone

    265 new jobs for Galway and Athlone

Two companies announced its plans to create 265 new jobs across Galway and Athlone. A courier company in Athlone has

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Growth in the construction sector in Ireland

    Growth in the construction sector in Ireland

The construction sector has recorded its fastest growth in new orders in five months. The rate of job creation also picked

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First ‘new concept’ Lidl stores in Ireland

    First ‘new concept’ Lidl stores in Ireland

Lidl chain launched a ‘new concept’ in Gorey, Co. Wexford, following five and a half months of construction. Representing a

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Alibaba to acquire South China Morning Post

    Alibaba to acquire South China Morning Post

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has signed a deal to buy the South China Morning Post and other media assets of

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Ibec increases its projections for Irish economy

    Ibec increases its projections for Irish economy

Business group Ibec has improved its GDP forecast for the Irish economy this year, and now expects it to grow

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Jaguar Land Rover to build plant in Slovakia

    Jaguar Land Rover to build plant in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover, UK’s largest automotive manufacturing business, has signed an agreement with the government in Slovakia to build a

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Cork-headquartered Trustev sold for more than €40m

    Cork-headquartered Trustev sold for more than €40m

Cork-based fraud prevention company, Trustev, has been sold to US listed company TransUnion for about $44 million (aprox. €40m). Under the terms

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SSE Airtricity to introduce living wage for all staff

    SSE Airtricity to introduce living wage for all staff

Energy utility SSE will be the first large corporate business in Ireland to become a Living Wage employer – guaranteeing

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C&C to partner with US brewer Pabst

    C&C to partner with US brewer Pabst

C&C Group has announced a new long term partnership agreement with Pabst Brewing Company for the sale and distribution of

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IKEA’s full year profit rises by 5.5% to €3.51 billion

    IKEA’s full year profit rises by 5.5% to €3.51 billion

IKEA Group, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, announced that net profit grew 5.5% in its fiscal full-year, mainly on the

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Abbey’s half yearly profits rise 75% to €29.68m

    Abbey’s half yearly profits rise 75% to  €29.68m

The property development group, Abbey, has reported pre-tax profits of €29.68m for the six months to the end of October,

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Aer Lingus boss will get €900,000 worth of IAG share options

    Aer Lingus boss will get €900,000 worth of IAG share options

Stephen Kavanagh, the CEO of Aer Lingus, has been awarded over 110,000 share options at the airline’s new owner, IAG.

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Minister Alex White announces €20 million of grants for energy efficiency

    Minister Alex White announces €20 million of grants for energy efficiency

Minister for Energy Alex White, TD, announced today  €20 million in grant offers for local communities under the 2016 Better

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DCU Alpha to support 800 jobs and 100 companies

    DCU Alpha to support 800 jobs and 100 companies

DCU Alpha, formerly known as DCU Innovation Campus, has announced that it plans to support 100 companies and 800 jobs

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Dow Chemical and DuPont in merger talks – sources

    Dow Chemical and DuPont in merger talks – sources

Dow Chemical and DuPont are talking merger, creating a chemicals giant with a market value of more than $120 billion

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Morgan Stanley to cut 1,200 jobs

    Morgan Stanley to cut 1,200 jobs

The financial firm, Morgan Stanley plans to cut 1,200 jobs, or 2 percent of its global workforce, taking a severance

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FBD to spend €5.5m on Castleknock hotel expansion

    FBD to spend €5.5m on Castleknock hotel expansion

FBD Property and Leisure Limited (FBDPLL) has applied for planning permission for a €5.5 million upgrade of Castleknock Hotel and Country

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David McRedmond exits TV3 as Virgin completes deal

Virgin Media Ireland has completed its acquisition of TV3. The €87m deal for UPC to take over TV3 was announced

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EU launches new aviation strategy to increase competition

    EU launches new aviation strategy to increase competition

Airlines including Ryanair, and Aer Lingus owner IAG, have called on the European Commission to tackle airport charges and taxation

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