September, 2011


30
Sep 11

Good News story from Kendlebell the “Virtual Office” Specialists, Plan to create 20 Jobs

Kendlebell, now operating from Unit 6, Greenogue Business Plaza in Rathcoole, plans to provide employment for up to 20 people and a professional service to hundreds of businesses around Ireland. Kendlebell, Co Dublin offers a range of personalised, “virtual office” services for small businesses. Clients simply divert their telephone lines (landline or mobile) to their own exclusive Kendlebell number and a team of professionals represent them as if they were sitting in their own office.

Kendlebell have cultivated an enviable reputation for providing the most personal level of service to its 2000 plus portfolio of customers throughout the UK and Ireland. The Co Dublin office will concentrate on serving businesses all over Ireland that are looking for a central base. With impressive modern offices and a specialist local management team in place Donal Daly, Managing Director has ambitious plans for the future and said, “We believe that Kendlebell is an ideal technology driven operation to help small businesses create the right impression. We believe that this operation will become a role model for sustainable high quality employment and economic growth throughout Ireland.

Kendlebell County Dublin is now open for business for people wishing to outsource front–end receptionist duties! Key objectives for clients may be to cut costs, increase efficiency, reduce capital outlay and ultimately increase profitability. Effective, dedicated outsourced telephone answering services help build customer loyalty thus gaining competitive advantage. Depending on requirements, clients can choose between five packages that range from €50 per month to €400 per month. SEE MORE @  www.kbcd.ie

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30
Sep 11

Over 20 Irish Companies for MIPCOM 2011

Mipcom runs this year from October 3rd-6th. Enterprise Ireland will host a networking reception at the Ireland on Screen stand on Tuesday October 4th from 5pm.

Warner Bros will be bringing Vision Independent Productions’ (VIP) formats ‘The Restaurant’ and ‘Showhouse’ to the Market. Local versions of the VIP format ‘The Restaurant’ are currently showing in Italy and Germany, and ‘Showhouse’ is on the US on HGTV under the title ‘Showhouse Showdown’.

Target Entertainment will be selling groundbreaking Irish animation series ‘Punky’, made by the recent Cartoon Tributes Producer of The Year Gerard O’Rourke of Monster Animation; and Irish distributor Network Ireland Television are taking a host of projects with them to Mipcom, chief among them being two Titanic products ‘The Titanic Inquiry’ and ‘Titanic, Born in Belfast’.

Brown Bag Films’ Jennie Stacey will bring the company’s recently announced animated series ‘Fight my Monster’, with Fightmymonster.com, whilst Tile Films Stephen Rooke and Keith Farrell will be introducing ‘Waterways’, ‘Saving the Titanic’ and ‘Who Lived in My House’. Other Irish productions to be launched at Mipcom include Telegael’s animated co-production with FFI and DQ Entertainment ‘Franco and Formula Fun’. SEE MORE…..

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30
Sep 11

Google announces €75m new investment in Ireland

Search giant Google has this morning revealed that is to invest €75m in a new facility in west Dublin.

The company has acquired 11 acres of land and an existing building on the Profile Park industrial estate in Dublin 22 and will soon begin construction work on a highly energy-efficient data centre.

“Once complete, the facility will rank amongst the most energy-efficient data centres in the world,” the company said.

“Google will use advanced air-cooling technology that has been tested and perfected at Google’s existing rented data centre facility in Dublin.

“This technology takes advantage of Ireland’s naturally cool climate and uses outside air to cool computers instead of costly and energy-hungry air-conditioning units.”

A data centre is a specialised building full of computers that run online services such as the Google search engine, Gmail and Google Maps.

Some 200 jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project, the company said. See more….

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29
Sep 11

Datapac to create 20 new jobs in Cork

Datapac, the information and communication technology solutions provider, announced last week that it has opened a new office in Cork, which will create 20 jobs over the next twelve to eighteen months.

The new Cork office has opened in response to growing demand for Datapac’s wide range of IT solutions and managed services. The new office will enable Datapac to provide enhanced levels of service to all existing and new customers in the region on their doorstep.

Datapac has begun hiring for the new office in Ballincollig, Cork and the roles will primarily be in business development and technical support. The 20 new jobs being created will be in addition to the ten existing Datapac staff that are based in other locations and currently provide dedicated support to Munster customers.

With this expansion, Datapac expects to significantly increase its customer base in Cork and Munster, particularly as it has just entered into new partnership agreements with leading global technology companies, EMC and Hewlett Packard. See more……

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29
Sep 11

Recruitment company seeks 500 Irish builders for Australia jobs

An Irish recruitment company is looking to recruit around 500 people to fill vacancies in the construction sector in Australia.

Osborne Recruitment said that it has experienced a surge in demand from its clients in western Australia for candidates in the construction, engineering, technical and trades sectors.

The firm said that clients are particularly seeking out Irish qualified workers and are offering attractive remuneration packages to both single workers and those with families.

The company will have a stand at the Working Abroad Expo, which takes place this weekend in the RDS, where interested candidates can visit and obtain detailed information.

Brendan Murphy, CEO of Osborne Recruitment, said: “Ireland is a great source of skilled workers to foreign countries at the moment, particularly in the construction industry with so many experienced people unemployed.

“Australia is currently experiencing a boom built on strong fundamentals – with the export of natural resources as opposed to the credit-fuelled bubble which burst in Ireland.  See more…….

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28
Sep 11

Bingo for Cork as 30 new jobs are announced

After he was forced to close the doors of his family business in March, Cork man James Barber looked for new business opportunities – and settled on bingo.

He is now recruiting staff for a new 1,000-seat bingo hall in Cork city.

James and his son Dave hope to open the new €600,000 entertainment venue at the end of October and will employ 30 staff in a variety of roles.

The facility, called ‘Rock Bingo’, will be located in the old Waters Glass premises in Togher, Cork.

The Barbers will own and manage the business. They have occupied the address for more than 25 years as Waters Glass.

James Barber said: “As an owner of Waters Glass I was devastated in March of this year when we had to close our doors and let so many staff go. At its peak Waters Glass employed 65 people.  See more…..

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28
Sep 11

Govt announces €3.1m extra for enterprise boards

Up to 400 jobs are to be created after the Government announced €3.1m in additional funding for the county and city enterprise boards.

Minister for Small Business John Perry said the money would go directly to fund job creation projects for the rest of this year.

The county and city enterprise boards provide funding to assist small businesses and start-ups and promote entrepreneurship locally.

The money was freed up after savings were made elsewhere in the Department of Enterprise.

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28
Sep 11

Jobs boost from PwC and BioWare Ireland

PricewaterhouseCoopers and BioWare Ireland have confirmed plans for a combined 500 jobs across the country – some of which have already been filled.

Consulting group PricewaterhouseCoopers has said it is seeking to recruit almost 300 people.

250 of these will be part of its graduate recruitment programme, while it is also looking for 40 professionally qualified people to fill “strategic roles” across the firm.

PwC Senior Partner Ronan Murphy said the level of recruitment was a reflection of the demand for the firm’s services.

The new jobs for professionals will be in its Dublin office at Spencer Dock, but positions are also available in Cork, Limerick, Galway, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

Meanwhile, computer game development company BioWare has announced plans to recruit a further 200 workers for its new operation in Galway, bringing to 400 the number that will be employed there.

At the official opening of a new global customer service centre this afternoon, the company said it had chosen Ireland as a location because it had a steady supply of well-educated people. See more……

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28
Sep 11

330 new jobs for Belfast business services firm Capita

Belfast-based business services company Capita is creating more than 330 new jobs.

The firm does the back office and customer service work for big financial companies like Prudential and Aviva.

Invest Northern Ireland is helping provide £1m funding for the project.

Capita currently employs 130 people at the Clarendon Dock office in Belfast and hope to increase that to more than 400 in the coming three years.  See More……..

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28
Sep 11

75 new jobs to be created at D&B in Sandyford

A BUSINESS INFORMATION services company has announced it is to create 75 new jobs in Sandyford, Dublin next year.

Dun & Bradstreet, a company providing “commercial information and insight on business”, will expand its current Irish workforce by 50 per cent to create the new vacancies – having only set up in Ireland just over a year ago.

The jobs are being supported by the Industrial Development Authority.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who met with D&B chief executive Sara Mathew earlier today, said the company’s decision to create new vacancies was “very welcome news and is a strong endorsement of Ireland’s reputation as a leading location for the international business information products and services sector.” See More……

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