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May 14

Taoiseach to Announce Jobs Boost for Cork

Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will make a significant jobs announcement in Cork this morning as recruitment firm Oxford International unveils a major expansion.

The company, which places IT and engineering specialists all over Europe, currently employs 65 people at its European headquarters at Penrose Quay.

Today’s announcement has been described as a “significant expansion” of its European operations out of Cork.

The Taoiseach will be joined by the company’s global president Michael McGowan, vice president John Murray, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney, and several business leaders.

The Taoiseach will also launch the city’s new local enterprise office (LEO) today.

The LEO will be a “first stop shop” for anyone who wants to start or expand their business and create jobs.

The new facility builds on the success of the Cork City Enterprise Board and will be strengthened by the broad reach of Cork City Council.

New protocols have been developed with key agencies such as Revenue, the Department of Social Protection, Microfinance Ireland, and the Credit Review Office to ensure streamlined access to a range of government supports.

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13
May 14

CIX to Create 10 Jobs and Double Size of Data Centre

CIX to create 10 jobs and double size of data centreCIX CEO Jerry Sweeney with Minister for Research and Innovation, Sean Sherlock, TDCork Internet eXchange (CIX) is to create 10 new jobs as a result of a significant expansion at its data centre in Cork.

The data and connectivity centre will double the size of its current data capacity, bringing the total investment in the data centre to almost €5m.

Established in 2008, the company has been serving tens of thousands of homes in Munster with broadband through its wholesale business with all the leading telco brands in Ireland.

As well as supporting most of the multinational organisations located in the Munster region, CIX is also the connectivity centre for both inbound and outbound IP traffic in the region.

CEO of CIX Jerry Sweeney said the company hopes to further increase its presence within the region.

“CIX is critical to the broadband infrastructure of the region, and indeed in Ireland. There has been an explosion of digital technology and generation of digital data in recent years.

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2
May 14

Irish Government Promises 60 “high end” Jobs in Donegal

The Irish Government today promised 60 “high end” jobs in Donegal -  – “high end” is added to a lexicon for research jobs that includes “quality jobs” and “high value jobs.”

This area continues to be one where public spending gets priority even though there is little credible performance data published.

Richard Bruton TD, enterprise minister, announced that preparatory work has commenced for the construction of a new 20,000 sq ft Science Park building, at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT), representing an investment of €4.5m.

He said the new facility will enhance the development of Science, Research and Innovation in the North West region. The initiative, in tandem with a similar facility in Derry City, is a cross border project, co-funded by the EU’s Regional Development Fund through the Interreg IVA Programme, by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and by the Northern Ireland Department of Finance and Personnel.

It is intended that the new facility in Letterkenny will provide 13 new business Units and significant research space. “The target is that it will support over 60 high-end jobs. It is also hoped to develop 3 cross border clusters (involving Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland) and that the facility will help secure one additional FDI project into the North West each year.”

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2
May 14

Voxpro to Create 350 Jobs in Cork

The Government will be supporting the company through Enterprise Ireland.An Irish company which provides outsourced technical support for dozens of multinational corporations has promised to create 350 new jobs in Cork by the end of the year.

Voxpro was set up 15 years ago with just six employees.

Today it employs 500 people across three purpose-built offices in Cork, as well as operations in Dublin and San Francisco.

Voxpro offers out-sourced technical support in 12 different languages to clients and customers of more than 100 companies and organisations worldwide.

Google, Travelzoo and Nest are among the well-known corporations which uses Voxpro’s services.

Voxpro says its success is based on providing strong links between businesses and their clients.

Voxpro’s expansion has been rapid and the company says it is not finished growing yet.

Voxpro says it is ahead of its own schedule to employ more than 1,000 people by the end of next year.

Elsewhere, a multi-national fire protection and security company has told the New York Stock Exchange that it is moving its corporate headquarters from Switzerland to Cork.

The move will bring Tyco’s staff numbers in Ireland to 700 over the next three years.

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4
Feb 14

Yahoo is Providing a single European Entity Based in Ireland.

Single European entity based in Ireland.As part of our ongoing commitment to deliver outstanding service, we have recently reorganised our European operations. Beginning 21 March 2014, we will be providing our services from a single European entity based in Ireland.

The move requires changes to our Terms and Privacy Policy, most notably, that your user contract will be transferred from Yahoo! UK Limited to Yahoo! EMEA Limited

This change applies to all Yahoo services you receive, such as Mail, Flickr and Answers, that are provided to you from Yahoo! UK Limited or one of our other European companies. For a summary of the changes, visit our FAQ, or click to read the new Terms and Privacy Policy.

What do you need to do?

Your continued use of Yahoo services after 21 March 2014 means that you accept the changes to the Terms and Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to them, then you must close your account before 21 March 2014.

Best regards,
The Yahoo Team

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12
Dec 13

Three Companies Announce New Jobs Plans

Carraig Donn plans to create 100 new jobs over the next two yearsThree companies announce new jobs plans, Carraig Donn, CurrencyFair & Axway.

Retailer Carraig Donn plans to create 100 new jobs over the next two years as part of its continued expansion, it has been announced.

The company, which is headquartered in Westport, Co Mayo, operates 32 stores across the country – including a newly-opened flagship shop Dublin’s Jervis Shopping Centre.

In 2011 it announced plans to create 150 new jobs, a process which it says is now complete.

The company currently employs more than 450 people across the country and had a turnover of €30 million last year.

Carraig Donn’s managing director and co-owner Pat Hughes said the company would “continue its planned expansion programme in 2014 and 2014”, which will lead to the creation of the jobs.

Meanwhile two new technology companies – CurrencyFair and Axway – have announced expansions to their Irish operations, which will create a total of 45 new jobs.

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8
Dec 13

13 Business Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs (Infographic)

13 Business Apps for Busy Entrepreneurs (Infographic)Your smartphone isn’t just for checking email and playing Temple Run. 

Busines owners can perform a variety of tasks on those smartphones when they’re away from the office — far away, in fact, like on a beach or ski lift.

A recent infographic from Desk.com compiled 13 of these apps that help with financial management, communication, customer support and more.

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4
Dec 13

400 New Jobs at Microsoft Data Centre in Dublin

400 new jobs at Microsoft data centre in Dublin,Newstalk imageUp to 400 building jobs are being created through a major new investment in cloud computing by Microsoft. 

The company’s building a new data centre in south county Dublin as part of a project worth €170 million. It brings the total level of investment at the company’s Dublin facility to €594 million

Cathriona Hallahan of Microsoft Ireland says the investment proves how important Ireland is to the company.

And she says the new facility will help them run services that will meet the needs of Irish people, improving security and efficiency:

The centre will be used to support the company’s services on the likes of Windows Messenger and Xbox Live.

The announcement was made by the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore at the computer giant’s European Development Centre in Dublin later this morning. He said, “We welcome this further commitment from Microsoft, one of the earliest multinational investors in Ireland. As a country, we have a strategy to become the Cloud Centre of Excellence and the country of choice for datacentre investments. Microsoft contributed greatly to this strategy when it chose Ireland as the home for its first mega datacentre outside of the United States. We realised that the factors that influenced that decision were key differentiators that could also attract further investors.

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26
Nov 13

100 Jobs at Technology Companies

Computer giant Microsoft is taking on new jobs in software development roles and in graduate positions at its Irish-based operations in Dublin while hiring is already under way for other roles in its sales and overseas operations centre.

Dublin-based mobile marketing company Brandtone is investing more than two million euros in a research and development programme, which will create 29 jobs.

Roscommon-based telecoms firm, FCS Global, is to expand its training, engineering and US operations, creating 10 new jobs.

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25
Nov 13

Dublin Cloud Software Company to Create 20 Jobs after Raising €1.5m

Dublin cloud software company to create 20 jobs after raising €1.5mDublin-based software company GeoPal Solutions is to create 20 new jobs by the end of 2014 after raising €1.5m in seed funding.

The investment came from the Enterprise Ireland High Potential Start Up (HPSU) fund, and private investors, to support the international expansion of the business to the US, UK, South Africa, and Asia.

The company has developed a cloud service and mobile application for mobile workforce management that improves productivity and reduces administration costs for businesses that need to manage a field-based mobile workforce.

GeoPal allows businesses to eliminate paperwork, using mobile forms combined with an online job dispatch and mapping tool to capture data more accurately in the field and provide better visibility to administrators in the office.

GeoPal’s partner network covers Ireland, the UK, the US and Asia, and most notably includes successful partnerships with O2 Ireland and Verizon in the US.

Gerard O’Keeffe and Paul Coyle founded GeoPal Solutions in 2011 with Sean O’Reilly as CTO.

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