January, 2011


17
Jan 11

90 jobs created at UCC centre

SOME 90 new jobs will be created by emerging Irish companies at a new €2 million incubation business centre at University College Cork, Minister for Enterprise Batt O’Keeffe said yesterday when officially opening the centre.

The gateway UCC centre has been established to encourage the commercialisation and spin-out of advance research by UCC’s academic community to create commercially viable companies.

The centre, which has been developed with funding from UCC and Enterprise Ireland, will support the launch of new and knowledge-intensive businesses at a highly-modern facility on campus in the new Gateway Building on the Western Road in Cork.

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17
Jan 11

1,000 new jobs as Intel invests US$500m in Ireland

Chip giant Intel, which on Thursday posted revenues of US$43bn for its financial year, has revealed plans to begin a substantial new US$500m construction project at its Leixlip campus, where it already employs around 4,000 people.

The project will create 200 high-level technology jobs, as well as 850 construction jobs.

IDA Ireland CEO Barry O’Leary, speaking during an IDA marketing initiative in California earlier today, welcomed this weekend’s decision from Intel to begin a US$500m construction project at its Leixlip technology campus.

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14
Jan 11

85 new jobs at Dungannon meat plant Linden Foods

Eighty-five new jobs are to be created at a new retail packaging facility in Dungannon.

Linden Foods, which is involved in meat processing, has secured a £10m investment for the operation which will create the new posts over three years.

The 5,800 sq m building has received funding from Invest NI of £500,000.

Opening the new premises, enterprise minister Arlene Foster said that the food industry was a “key contributor” to the NI economy.

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13
Jan 11

Expert Ireland to create 25 more new retail jobs

Electrical retailer Expert Ireland has announced 35 new sales and management jobs, with 10 positions already filled, across three of its new retail stores opening in Ireland.

The first 10 new jobs have been filled at the new Expert store in Sligo, which opened last month.

The management and sales positions were created in the 8,000 sq-foot store in Cleveragh Retail Park in Sligo.

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13
Jan 11

French deal brings Finea 20 new jobs – and more likely by Mr. Crumb

Twenty new jobs are being created at the Finea firm Mr. Crumb – and there could be up to thirty more on their way in the coming year, it was revealed during the visit of the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, to the factory on Friday.

Bernard Coyle, managing director of Mr. Crumb, announced that the twenty new jobs are coming on foot of Mr. Crumb’s procurement of a major new contract with the French retail company Picard for a dedicated canapés line.

This will bring the total number employed there to seventy, with the eventual aim of the company to see staff levels increased to between 80 – 100 in the next 18 months according to the MD.

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13
Jan 11

40 jobs to be created by AA Ireland

AA IRELAND has announced its intention to create 40 new jobs at its headquarters in Dublin.

The insurer today announced that it was hiring 40 new staff immediately, with new positions being created in its insurance and AA rescue divisions.

Policy director Conor Faughnan said it was “great to be able to make a positive announcement about Irish business and Irish jobs”, and said the bulk of the new hires were being sought in the motor insurance, home and travel insurance branches.

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11
Jan 11

‘How to Pitch to Win Funding’ event

The IET Ireland is hosting a free workshop this Thursday, which is open to start-ups and academics who wish to learn about how to pitch to win funding.

Mark Needham of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) Ireland says the event, which will be held at the Alexander Hotel, Dublin 2, on 13 January at 7pm, will give people insight on the right way to go about securing funding.

Speakers will include Alan Watts, director of Halo, the Northern Ireland business angel network.

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11
Jan 11

€10m for Dublin start-up businesses

A Dublin City Enterprise Support Fund, worth €10m, has been launched to help give an economic boost to the capital.

Ulster Bank, in conjunction with the office of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, announced it will partner Dublin City Council and the Dublin City Enterprise Board, to provide a dedicated Business Support Programme for start up businesses.

The new Ulster Bank-supported fund will provide start up and early stage companies with temporary expert advisors.

Under the programme, businesses will be able to avail of loans up to €30,000 for development.

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10
Jan 11

O’Keeffe announces 70 jobs in medical devices firm ClearStream Technologies over next 3 years

ClearStream Technologies, an Irish-owned medical technology firm is to create 70 jobs in Wexford under an expansion plan, according to the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe TD, The company will create the new jobs over the next 3 years in product engineering, research and development, manufacturing, and sales and marketing.

ClearStream Technologies employs 230 workers, designs and manufactures medical devices such as catheters and stents.

Announcing the jobs, O’Keeffe described the investment as a strategically important boost for Ireland’s medical technology sector.

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10
Jan 11

Software firm to create 30 jobs in Dublin as part of expansion

Thirty new jobs are to be created in Dublin by French financial software firm Murex, it was announced today.

The new jobs, to be created over the next three years as part of an expansion plan, will be in software development, business development and consulting.

Murex employs 60 workers at its software centre on Shelbourne Road in south Dublin, established 11 years ago.

The new workers will have a combination of degree and masters qualifications in maths, engineering and computer science.

The investment is supported by the Government through IDA Ireland.

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