November, 2012


27
Nov 12

Irish Govt injects €5m into IC4 cloud computing research centre at DCU

Irish Govt injects €5m into IC4 cloud computing research centre at DCU

Irish Govt injects €5m into IC4 cloud computing research centre at DCU

Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, with Prof Brian MacCraith, president of Dublin City University

With the intention of turning ideas into new start-ups and jobs, Ireland’s Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, TD, has unveiled the new €5m Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4) at DCU.

The purpose of the new centre is to accelerate the development and adoption of cloud computing in Ireland.

The IC4 operation is jointly supported by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland and is the 11th Government-funded technology centre to be established in Ireland.

The centre is also guided by an industry panel including Fujitsu, Intel, IBM and Microsoft.

It will be based at DCU but will be supported with additional research capabilities from UCC and Athlone Institute of Technology.

“Cloud computing is already a significant part of the overall market for information technology and services and is now one of the fastest-growing segments of the market,” Bruton said in announcing the IC4 centre.

“That is why as part of the Government’s Action Plan for Jobs we have specifically targeted this sector for jobs and growth in the coming years.

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23
Nov 12

More jobs at Dealz as latest store is opened

Dealz IrelandDISCOUNT retailer Dealz opened the doors to its 22nd Irish store, creating a further 20 new jobs in the process.

The company announced that it would hire over 150 temporary staff in Ireland in the run up to Christmas.

The new store on Talbot Street with almost 4,000 sq ft retail space brings the total number of jobs created in Ireland to date to almost 600.

Since opening in August 2011, Dealz has invested €2m in the Irish economy.

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23
Nov 12

CRANN Creates 50 Jobs

CRANN, the Government-funded nanoscience institute based at Trinity College Dublin has today announced that it secured €8 million of non-Exchequer funding for nanoscience research this year, an increase of 60% over investment secured in 2011.  The investment has resulted in the creation of 50 full-time research jobs.  €20 million of industry funding for research has been committed over the next six years to sustain and grow the institute.

Officially opening the showcase, Minister Bruton said:

“A key part of the Government’s plans for jobs and growth is ensuring not only that we continue to develop good ideas through scientific research, but also crucially that we turn more of them into products, services and ultimately good jobs. That is why we have put in place a series of changes to get more out of the State’s investment in this area, including a research prioritisation exercise, a one-stop shop for commercialising research and a new highly ambitious strategy from SFI which aims to become the best science funding agency in the world.

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18
Nov 12

Jumping for joy over 50 new jobs

Jump ZoneIRELAND’S first indoor trampoline park has created 50 jobs after opening in Sandyford in south Dublin 18.

Jump Zone promises to be a great location for corporate parties and for general fitness, as participants burn in excess of 1,000 calories a session.

Business partners Paul Quinn and Daniel Begley have plans to open an additional 10 trampoline parks in Ireland and across Europe. Sites have already been identified outside of Dublin and in the UK for the next Jump Zone venues.

Built over 20,000 square feet, the inaugural European Jump Zone has a capacity for over 50 jumpers at a time, accommodating a total of 150 children and adults.

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18
Nov 12

Irish mobile software player in breakthrough deal with China Telecom – 70 new jobs on way

Irish mobile software player in breakthrough deal with China Telecom – 70 new jobs on way

Irish mobile software player in breakthrough deal with China Telecom – 70 new jobs on way

Representatives of China Telecom; Don Corbett, CEO, Live Mobile; and representatives of local Chinese Government Shaanxi Province

Mobile software company Live Mobile – previously known as Mobile Minder, has struck a lucrative deal with one of the world’s biggest mobile operators, China Telecom, that will see the company create 70 new jobs in Ireland and China. The deal will see its cloud service deployed in China to protect millions of children by turning their smartphones in to a child safety device.

The 70 new jobs will be divided between Dublin and Shanghai. About 20 jobs will be based in Ireland in software development and the remaining 50 jobs will be based at the vital Xi’an Hi-tech City outside Shanghai.

The success of Live Mobile is particularly striking as the company is just one year old.

Speaking with Siliconrepublic.com, CEO Don Corbett explained that the massive deal, enabled through a local partner in China, came after a number of months of negotiation with China Telecom.

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18
Nov 12

Contracting PLUS announces expansion, 17 new Irish jobs

AN IRISH COMPANY OF accountants for professional contractors, CXC Consultants Exchange, has announced their new name, Contracting PLUS.

After their buyout of foreign investors, Contracting PLUS is now a wholly owned Irish company with expansion plans in Ireland as well as in the UK and Europe which will lead to the creation of 30 new jobs, 17 of which will be in their Irish offices in Dublin and Cork.

Contracting PLUS has seen a 70 per cent increase in turnover in the last three years, with a 50 per cent growth in employee numbers to more than 100 people in their offices in Ireland, UK, Russia and India.

Contracting PLUS provides solutions to over 3,000 professional contractors in sectors including Aviation, Engineering, IT and Pharmaceutical.

Minister for Research and Innovation Mr Sean Sherlock welcomed the announcement. Frank Ryan, CEO of Enterprise Ireland also congraulated the company.

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15
Nov 12

Thirty five new jobs created in the City Bin Company following a €15 million investment

The City Bin Co. - Oranmore, IrelandAward-winning waste collection operators, the City Bin Co., recently confirmed the creation of 35 new jobs within Dublin and Galway regions.

This decision will come into effect over the next few months and follows significant investment from averda – the largest private environmental solutions provider in the Middle East – the Gulf co-operation council, and North Africa.

This commercial alliance between averda and the City Bin Co marks the first time that averda has expanded into Europe. The future plan is for averda to extend its corporation into other European destinations with Ireland being chosen as its headquarters. The large-scale deal will also see averda taking a majority shareholding in The City Bin Co as well as other operational investments.

Recruitment for the 35 new positions commences immediately, with the City Bin Co. seeking to occupy a range of positions in Dublin and Galway over the coming months. These will include service delivery staff, specialist IT roles, and customer service positions.

Gene Browne, CEO of the City Bin Co said, “We are delighted to announce our partnership with averda and the creation of 35 new jobs – representing a 50% increase in our workforce. The City Bin Co has ambitious growth plans for the future and prides itself on its customer-centric business model. The averda deal is a welcome signal of international confidence in our model and an excellent opportunity to drive international best practice in the European waste sector. ”

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15
Nov 12

Eighty jobs created in Government departments

Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore T.D.Fifty temporary jobs have been created at the Department of Foreign Affairs and a further 30 temporary clerical staff have been recruited in Brussels for Ireland’s six-month presidency of the European Union.

Staffing in Brussels has increased by 80 in total including the clerical staff, with the majority of the remaining 50 assigned from other Government departments from within their own staffing resources, according to Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs told the Dáil his department received a “temporary reprieve” from the recruitment embargo to allow planning for the presidency, which starts in January 2013. Most of the 50 staff assigned to the department are in place and have been assigned jobs. Mr Gilmore said they were directly involved in presidency related jobs in most cases although some had been assigned to stand in for experienced officials redeployed to presidency jobs.

Eight staff from other Government departments had been deployed to the department of Foreign Affairs and will return to their own positions in summer 2013.

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14
Nov 12

100 jobs announced by Dublin-based gaming company Swrve

Some of the Dublin Swrve teamSWRVE, ONLINE GAMES optimisation software company based in Dublin, has announced the creation of 100 new jobs over the next two years.

After securing an investment of around €4.9million from Atlantic Bridge Partners and Intel, the jobs will be created in research and development operations in their Dublin office.

Some of the jobs have already been posted on the Swrve website, the rest will be added to the growing gaming company over the next two years.

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14
Nov 12

A financial services firm has announced plans to take on 200 new staff in Galway and Dublin.

Fidelity.com homeA financial services firm has announced plans to take on 200 new staff in Galway and Dublin.

Fidelity Investments is to hire workers to fill roles in technology, back-office operations and enterprise services over the next few years, IDA Ireland said.

Fidelity Investments had managed assets of $1.7 trillion at the end of September.

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