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Jun 14

Daysha to Create 15 Jobs as Part of €1.5 Million Investment

Daysha Consulting  managing directorBrendan O’Reilly. The company is to create 15 new jobs as part of a €1.5 million investment programme.Dublin-based positions are for IT project management experts, business analysts and technical architects.

Irish IT project management provider Daysha Consulting is to create 15 new jobs as part of a €1.5 million expansion plan.

The positions, which will primarily be based in Dublin, are for IT project management experts, business analysts and technical architects. The 15 new positions will bring the company’s total team in Ireland to 40.

Daysha said the €1.5 million investment is being raised from retained earnings and bank finance. It will support expansion of the business and the development of its Project Management as a Service (PMaaS) offering.

Brendan O’Reilly, managing director of Daysha, said the traditional project management model has been to hire a senior project manager for the duration of the project.

“We are disrupting this market with our PMaaS service, by optimising the allocation of expertise through a service-level model. Rather than buying the services of an individual, you are buying the services of a firm that has all the specialist knowledge you will require over the lifetime of your project.”

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Jun 14

Three Firms to Create Jobs in Galway and Dublin

100 new Galway jobs will be in sales, marketing, finance and software developmentOne hundred new jobs are to be created in Galway by an American technology company.

SmartBear is to establish its European headquarters in the city.

The company, which makes software for software developers, has thousands of customers across the world.

Its products are used to develop applications and to ensure they run smoothly across multiple platforms.

The company’s new European headquarters will open in Ireland in the coming months.

Roles in sales, marketing, finance and software development will be filled over a five-year period.

The technology sector is seen by Government as a key growth area for creating employment.

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton has described the announcement as a significant boost for the west.

IDA Ireland said the company’s decision was further proof of Galway’s attractiveness for tech companies.

Meanwhile, IT project management company Daysha Consulting has announced an investment of €1.5m to support the expansion of its business.

The investment will result in the creation of 15 jobs over the next 12 months, bringing the total team to 40.

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Jun 14

McGinley Tells Business Leaders to Look to Sport for Winning Strategies

Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley, also a founder of Clubs to Hire, at EY World Entrepreneur of the Year awards buildupEntrepreneurs and business directors can learn a lot about leadership, talent management and developing winning strategies from sport, Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has said.

Addressing business leaders and founders at an event associated with the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year awards, he said there was a huge correlation between what a business leader does and what a Ryder Cup captain does.

Speaking to The Irish Times he said: “You find out what you’re dealing with and play to your strengths.”

He said golf, like business, also needs to track results, examine metrics and have goals. “They deal in pounds, shillings and pence, and we deal in points.”

Also speaking on Monte Carlo, to business leaders and EY Entrepreneur of the Year country winners, former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said self-assurance and having a strong personality were crucial to successful leadership.

“You have to have a strong personality when you’re leading people. And I’ve got a pretty strong personality. I never doubted myself. Even in the dark days when I first joined Manchester United, I knew that what I was doing was completely right.”

He said he made a point of never criticising his players publicly and stressed the importance of praise and saying “well done”.

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07
Jun 14

Entrepreneur onto Sure Thing with Storage Tanks

Patrick Joy, founder of Suretank and EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Photograph: Dara Mac DónaillSuretank has become the world’s largest manufacturer of tanks and cargo-carrying units– but it hasn’t all been plain sailing.

It has been a busy 12 months for Tipperary man Patrick Joy. He sold a 67 per cent stake in his company Suretank for €35 million, he was crowned EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and he stepped down from his position as chief executive of the Louth-based manufacturer.

Suretank, meanwhile, established a new facility in Brazil, opened a new headquarters in Dunleer and secured a multimillion euro contract in the US.

Tomorrow, Joy will battle it out against company directors from more than 50 countries for the title of World Entrepreneur of the Year at a gala event in Monaco.

Whether he wins the award or not, he is a worthy recipient, considering he has built a €72 million-a-year company from scratch. The Irish-headquartered firm is the world’s largest manufacturer of tanks and cargo-carrying units.

Its trajectory to that position wasn’t all plain sailing for Joy though. Among the bumps along the way was a four-month period from November 2008 when no new orders were received.

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Jun 14

Review Site Yelp to Create 100 Jobs in Dublin

Yelp is an online business directory and a consumer review siteCEO and co-founder Jeremy Stoppelman has described it as a landmark moment in the company’s history.

He also said the office will be the engine behind its European sales operation.

Recruitment for the jobs is already under way.

Yelp describes itself as a company that connects consumers to local businesses.

In the first three months of this year, 57 million reviews had been posted on the site, and 132 million people had visited the site.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, who is currently on a three-day trade mission to San Francisco, is to meet with representatives of the company today.

In addition to a trip to Yelp, the Taoiseach will also visit Google, Cisco, Tesla Motors and PCH International.

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05
Jun 14

Start Your Own Business; Who can Help you Get up and Running

Forbes named Ireland as the best country in the world to do business last yearDURING the recent elections, people would have heard some criticism levelled at the performance of Government over the past three years. However, when it comes to starting your own business, Ireland is now recognised as one of the best countries in the world for government support.

In January, ‘Forbes’ magazine highlighted that Ireland was the best country in the world to do business, while previously the World Bank said it was the seventh easiest place to start an enterprise. Many European reports have stated how people in Ireland are very positive towards the idea of entrepreneurship.

Last month the new Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) were formally launched by the Government. The new LEOs have replaced the former County and City Enterprise Boards and now have a wider remit, combining the expertise of the enterprise boards with the broad reach of the local authorities, supported by Enterprise Ireland.

The Local Enterprise Office is the ‘First Stop Shop’ for anyone seeking information and support on starting or growing a business in Ireland. With 31 dedicated teams across Ireland, LEOs offer a wide range of experience, skills and services.

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Jun 14

Entrepreneurs Return from EOY CEO Retreat in North America

Entrepreneurs return from EOY CEO retreat in North AmericaOver 110 of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs are back in Ireland following last week’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year CEO retreat in Vancouver and Seattle.

The retreat, which was attended by this year’s finalists and a number of EOY alumni, was, according to the organisers, “focused on equipping the entrepreneurs in attendance with the building blocks to create a robust global vision for their respective businesses”.

“The CEO Retreat exposed our entrepreneurs to visionaries across all walks of life, from the founders of cutting-edge emerging companies to the president and CEO of global aerospace giant Boeing” said Frank O’Keeffe, partner-in-charge of EY Entrepreneur Of The Year. “Whether they were artists, politicians or chief executives, the speakers we brought in to address and inspire our group all started with a clear vision for global success.”

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05
Jun 14

New flights Could Land 300 Jobs

Passenger growth at Shannon Airport is set to have a significant benefit for LimerickUP to 300 new jobs could be on the way for the region with the announcement this week that Ryanair will operate five new Winters routes out of Shannon airport.

The airline is continuing a winter schedule with five of the routes which took wing for the first time in April – Berlin, Fuerteventura, Krackow, Warsaw and Paris.

And the low-cost carrier is increasing the number of flights between Shannon and Stansted from 12 to 14 flights per week in a move to capture more of the business flight sector.

Ryanair’s David O’Brien said that the budget airline took the decision to continue into the winter schedule with the routes because they are “very content with the way these routes are building”.

Pointing out that Ryanair has bases at 186 airports across Europe which are all aggressively seeking a bigger slice of the airline’s business, Mr O’Brien said that it was “an achievement” for Shannon to secure ten new routes in April and to have five extended into a consecutive season.

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05
Jun 14

Hewlett Packard to Create 100 Jobs at Galway Research Centre

Computer maker Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will add about 100 new jobs at the company’s new research and development centre in Galway.  File photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesComputer maker Hewlett Packard has confirmed that it will add about 100 new jobs at the company’s new research and development centre in Galway.

The company made the announcement during the visit of Taoiseach Enda Kenny to its global head office in Palo Alto, California on his three-day investment mission to San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

The high-tech jobs will be created at a new cloud products and services research facility at Ballybrit which is being built and will be finished next year.Today’s announcement that HP is creating 100 additional jobs in Galway is a boost for Ireland and for the ICT [information and communication technologies] sector in particular,” said Mr Kennyduring his visit.

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05
Jun 14

500 Finance Jobs to be Created at New Hub on Old Smithwicks Brewery Site in Kilkenny

The city has failed to attract multinationals in recent years, other than US fund managing company State Street.

The latest promise of jobs comes as Kilkenny County Council told new councillors it has an ambitious €33m plan to transform the former Smithwick’s site in the city centre, which was given to the city by Diageo in 2012 for a nominal sum of €2.1m.

The council has also been in separate discussions with six other prospective firm which could create a further 500 jobs, the council said.

Councillors are expected to vote on proposals in the coming weeks but say they would need €33m investment from the Government, state agencies, the council and private partnerships.

Plans include a research centre for Waterford and Carlow IT, a new park and 180,000 sq ft of new office facilities, including the refurbishment of the former brew house for what is believed to be a financial services firm.

“The proposal to establish on the Smithwick’s site a major international services company with some 500 jobs is very advanced (though not finalised), with real prospects of a further 500 jobs,” county manager Joe Crockett told councillors.

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