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26.11.2014 DPS Engineering celebrates 40 years of success with jobs announcement

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalOne of Ireland’s leading engineering groups is to mark 40 years of success with the creation of 80 new jobs in 2015, having increased its turnover by 35% and its workforce by 50% in the past three years alone. Read the Press Release.

25.11.2014 Internationalisation Survey: 35% of Business Leaders cite access to working capital as primary restriction to greater exports

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalBusiness sentiment is rising - as signalled by the results of a new survey undertaken by Enterprise Ireland and Deloitte in advance of the CEO Forum to be held in Dublin Castle on November 26, 2014, the theme of which is “Internationalisation”. Read the Press Release.

24.11.2014 Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition concludes a €180m expansion programme with the opening of a €26m production line in Wexford

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalRichard Bruton T.D., Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Monday) officially opened Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition’s extended facility in Wexford. The recently completed expansion is the final phase of a €180m investment programme that has taken place at the Company’s Irish operations in Macroom and Wexford over the past four years. Read the Press Release.

21.11.2014 Minister Deenihan leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Perth and Brisbane

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalThe Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan T.D., will today, 21 November 2014, begin an Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Australia, leading 18 innovative, exporting Irish construction and engineering companies in an effort to boost trade between the two countries. Read the Press Release.

21.11.2014 Taoiseach launches €5M Financial Services Technology Centre

Taoiseach launches €5M Financial Services Technology CentreAn Taoiseach Mr Enda Kenny TD today, Friday 21 November, 2014, officially launched the Financial Services Governance Risk and Compliance Technology Centre, hosted by UCC and funded by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. Read the Press Release.

19.11.2014 First national Innovation Showcase

First national Innovation ShowcaseOn Tuesday 2nd December 2014 in the Convention Centre Dublin, companies can attend the first national showcase of Ireland’s research, technology expertise and innovation excellence. The main focus of the event is on the 38 research centres, technology centres and national research institutes and facilities which have received significant support from the State and are delivering solutions for industry in 6 key themes; energy, food, health & medical technologies, ICT, manufacturing & materials and services and business processes.  Read the Press Release.

19.11.2014 Minister English returns from successful trade mission in India

Minister English returns from successful trade mission in IndiaThe Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, has just returned from an Education in Ireland three-day trade mission to India, aimed at attracting Indian students to study in Ireland and to enhance collaborations on projects between Irish and Indian higher education institutes (HEIs). The visit involved 15 HEIs, including all seven Irish universities. Read the Press Release.

18.11.2014 Minister Jimmy Deenihan visits Australia to meet Irish community and promote trade

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalMinister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan T.D., begins a visit to Australia today to lead an Enterprise Ireland trade mission and meet with members of the Irish community and organisations providing support to emigrants. Read the Press Release.

13.11.2014 Knowledge Transfer Ireland invites call for consultation on The National IP Protocol

KTI logoKnowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has issued an open call for comments on The National IP Protocol entitled “Putting public research to work for Ireland” and its implementation in practice. Read the Press Release.

13.11.2014 Minister English visits India to highlight education and research opportunities in Ireland

Minister English visits India to highlight education and research opportunities in IrelandThe Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, is currently on a trade mission in India. He is working with Enterprise Ireland to highlight a range of education and research opportunities in Ireland, and a particular emphasis is being placed on partnership opportunities at third- level. Read the Press Release.

13.11.2014 Primary care centres programme - opportunities for local suppliers in the construction sector

Primary care centres programme - opportunities for local suppliers in the construction sectorOver 150 participants today (13 November 2014) attended an information and speed meeting event in Athlone for suppliers in the construction sector to learn how to become part of the supply chain for the 14 primary care centre sites being developed as part of the €115m Primary Care Centre PPP programme. Read the Press Release.

07.11.2014 C&D Foods open state of the art facility at Edgeworthstown

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalC&D Foods will today (Friday 7th November, 2014) announce the opening of a new state of the art pet food pouch manufacturing facility in Edgeworthstown. The new facility, an extension to the plant that was built in 2007 following a major fire, will produce pet food pouches for many of Europe’s leading own label brands. Read the press release. Read the Press Release.

07.11.2014 Ammeon announces the creation of 30 high-value jobs in Dublin

Ammeon announces the creation of 30 high-value jobs in DublinAmmeon, a leading Irish IT professional services company, has announced the creation of 30 new high-skilled jobs. The announcement was made today 7th November, 2014, during a visit by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. to Ammeon’s Dublin city centre offices. Read the Press Release.

04.11.2014 Primary Care Centre PPP Programme event - connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalThe National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and HSE in partnership with Enterprise Ireland are running an information and networking event connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector as part of the €115m Primary Care Centre PPP programme. The Meet the Buyer event takes place on Thursday 13 November 2014 in Athlone. Read the Press Release.

04.11.2014 Keenan Continue Commercial Expansion in China

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalSpecialising in feed efficiency technology for ruminant animals, Richard Keenan & Co., headquartered in Borris, Co. Carlow, has announced the major expansion of their business in China. Read the Press Release.

03.11.2014 UCD and Keenan join the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences to form the China-Ireland Dairy Science and Technology Centre

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalUniversity College Dublin, Richard Keenan & Co. Ltd., and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences have joined forces to form the China-Ireland Dairy Science and Technology Centre. Read the Press Release.

03.11.2014 SAMCO Maize Planting System to Improve Productivity in Inner Mongolia

SAMCO Maize Planting System to Improve Productivity in Inner MongoliaSamco Agricultural Manufacturing Ltd., based in Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland, has secured a Purchase Agreement with Xingye Planting Co. Ltd and Ruitian Modern Agriculture Co. Ltd based in Inner Mongolia, Northern China for their SAMCO maize planting machine and bio-degradable mulch film. The announcement was made during this week’s trade mission to China led by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD. Read the Press Release.

03.11.2014 Ireland eyes up technology opportunities in Central Europe as nearly a third of Irish CEOs target the region

Ireland eyes up technology opportunities in Central Europe as nearly a third of Irish CEOs target the regionThe Irish Chamber of Commerce in Central Europe (i-Cham CE) will host a Central European Technology Conference in Dublin this morning, Monday 3 November, 2014, at the CCD, sponsored by PwC.  The event will focus on bringing together Irish and Central European based technology companies with a view to developing new cross-border business relationships and partnerships. Read the Press Release.

31.10.2014 Minister O’Sullivan concludes successful trade mission to China

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalMinister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, will today return to Ireland, having concluded a seven day trade mission to China. Minister O’Sullivan was accompanied by senior staff from Enterprise Ireland, as well as representatives of 12 higher education institutions, each of which are actively involved in China. Read the Press Release.

28.10.2014 Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Turkey

smallplaneimageSignificant opportunities for increased trade and partnerships between Irish and Turkish companies Read the Press Release.

24.10.2014 Education Minister leads trade mission to China

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalMinister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, today (Friday 24th October, 2014)embarked on an important trade visit to China.  The Education in Ireland mission, organised by Enterprise Ireland, is an important step in deepening the strong education ties between Ireland and China, particularly in the third level sector. Read the Press Release.

23.10.2014 Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA Global

Ventac provide sound advice for TEMSA GlobalIrish vehicle noise control specialists, Ventac announce the initiation of trade with TEMSA Global, a leading Turkish bus and coach manufacturer. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland trade mission currently underway in Turkey, led by Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD. Read the Press Release.

23.10.2014 Launch of Knowledge Transfer Ireland's first annual report

Launch of Knowledge Transfer Ireland's first annual reportMore companies benefit from increased collaboration with Research Performing Organisations according to first Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) annual report. Read the Press Release.

20.10.2014 Minister Nash leads 4-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Turkey

Minister Nash leads 4-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission to TurkeyThe Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, today (Monday 20th October, 2014) departs for Turkey on a 4-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission aimed at boosting trade between the two countries. Read the Press Release.

08.10.2014 Irish Company FINEOS announces 50 new jobs over the next 18 months

Irish Company FINEOS announces 50 new jobs over the next 18 monthsThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today (Wednesday 8th October, 2014) announced the creation of 50 new jobs at FINEOS in Dublin.  The announcement was made to coincide with the grand opening of the FINEOS new global headquarters and R&D facilities at Eastpoint Business Park Dublin.  Read the Press Release.

06.10.2014 Calling all enterprising students–The Student Entrepreneur Awards 2015 Now Open

Calling all enterprising students – The Student Entrepreneur Awards 2015 Now OpenThe 2015 Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards have been launched as part of a major drive aimed at tapping into the potential for students and young people to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into commercial businesses.  Read the Press Release.

06.10.2014 Irish company Ribworld announces 100 new jobs as part of major investment programme

Irish company Ribworld announces 100 new jobs as part of major investment programmeThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today (Monday 6th October, 2014) announced the creation of 100 new jobs by Irish food company Ribworld. Read the Press Release.

01.10.2014 CarTrawler To Create 400 New Jobs

Cartrawler_smallDublin, 1st October 2014: CarTrawler, the world's leading car rental marketplace, has today announced the creation of 400 new jobs over the next three years at its Dundrum Headquarters. Read the Press Release.

26.09.14 Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the Construction Sector

Enterprise IrelandThe National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) in partnership with Enterprise Ireland & BAM PPP will host two information and networking events connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector under the Schools Public Private Partnership (PPP) Bundle 4 programme. Read the Press Release.

26.09.2014 200k fund to stimulate new start-up activity in North East Region

200k fund to stimulate new start-up activity in North East RegionMinister for Business & Employment, Mr Gerald Nash TD announced the establishment by Enterprise Ireland of a €200K Competitive Feasibility Fund aimed at stimulating start ups and creating jobs and growth in the North East Region (Counties Louth, Cavan & Monaghan).  Funding of up to €25,000 per project will be available under this initiative. Read the Press Release.

23.09.2014 Innovation Arena Award Winners Announced at National Ploughing Championships

Enterprise IrelandMinister Richard Bruton, T.D. announced the Enterprise Ireland Toplink.ie Innovation Arena winners today (Tuesday 23 Sept 2014) at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co. Laois. Read the Press Release.

23.09.14 New €250k fund to support Agri-Business sector in Ireland – Minister Bruton

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Tuesday) launched the new Enterprise Ireland €250,000 Competitive Feasibility Fund aimed at stimulating new start-ups in the agri-business sector. This fund, which can provide up to €25,000 per project, is now open for applications, and will remain open until Tuesday, 21st October 2014. Read the Press Release.

22.09.2014 Focus on Enterprise Ireland's International Markets Week as export opportunities grow

Focus on Enterprise Ireland's International Markets Week as export opportunities growMinister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today (Monday 22nd September 2014) opened International Markets Week in Dublin. International Markets Week is Enterprise Ireland’s single largest client event involving over 600 Irish companies, all focused on breaking into international export markets.  Read the Press Release.

19.09.2014 Taoiseach marks Dairygold’s €117 million investment in its Post-Quota Future

Enterprise IrelandThe Taoiseach, Mr Enda Kenny TD, attended special events today in Mallow and Mitchelstown, County Cork, to mark Dairygold’s €117 million investment in the expansion of its dairy processing facilities at both locations. Read the Press Release.

18.09.2014 Minister English opens Technology Gateways 'show and tell' event for industry

Minister English opens Technology Gateways 'show and tell' event for industryDamien English T.D. Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation opened the Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway  Network event for industry in the Carlton Airport Hotel, Dublin today (18th September 2014). Read the Press Release.

12.09.2014 Minister English launches €5m Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre

Minister English launches €5m Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology CentreThe Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English TD, today (Friday 12th September 2014) launched the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Technology Centre (PMTC). Read the Press Release.

11.09.2014 First sod turned to commence construction on Walsh Whiskey Distillery - the largest independent whiskey distillery in Ireland

Enterprise IrelandA return to whiskey distilling in Carlow and the South-East, after absences of over 200 and 100 years respectively, took a big step forward today. Read the Press Release.

06.09.2014 €10million in contracts and 26 jobs in Ireland for Irish companies among initial, immediate results of Australia mission - Minister Bruton

Enterprise Ireland26 jobs in Ireland and contracts worth almost €10million for Irish companies were among the initial, immediate results of the trade and investment mission to Australia, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD announced at the conclusion of the mission this weekend. Read the Press Release.

04.09.2014 Solgari expands sales reach for our cloud telecommunication services in Asia Pacific with opening of office in Sydney, Australia

Solgari expands sales reach for our cloud telecommunication services in Asia Pacific with opening of office in Sydney, AustraliaAs part of the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to Australia led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD, Solgari announces the opening of a sales and support office in Sydney to support their growing customer base across the wider Asia Pacific region. Read the Press Release.

04.09.2014 Oneview Healthcare Announces Australian Expansion at Trade Mission

Oneview Healthcare Announces Australian Expansion at Trade MissionOneview Healthcare, one of the leading global providers of patient engagement solutions for healthcare facilities, is delighted to announce it has reached agreement in principle to deploy its state-of-the-art software solution in two high profile hospitals – one in Victoria and one in Queensland with a combined value of approximately A$5 million. Read the Press Release.

04.09.2014 Lincor Solutions and Hills Health Solutions Changing the Face of Healthcare in Australia

Lincor Solutions and Hills Health Solutions Changing the Face of Healthcare in AustraliaToday, 4th Sept, 2014, during Enterprise Ireland's Trade and Investment Mission to Australia, Lincor Solutions Ltd formally signed an exclusive agreement with Australia's leading provider of interactive patient care for the hospital and aged care sectors - Hills Health Solutions. Read the Press Release.

04.09.2014 Sláinte Healthcare replaces paper with electronic charts in top Australian Hospital

Sláinte Healthcare replaces paper with electronic charts in top Australian HospitalSláinte Healthcare, the leading international healthcare technology company, is working with Calvary Health Care Hospital group to create a paperless hospital environment by replacing its paper patient charts with electronic software. Read the Press Release.

04.09.2014 Westbourne IT expands operations with its first international office in New Zealand

Westbourne IT expands operations with its first international office in New ZealandWestbourne IT Global Services today announced the international expansion of its operations with the opening of a new office in Auckland. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland trade and investment mission to Australia led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD. Read the Press Release.

02.09.2014 HealthComms announces new expanded contract in association with leading Melbourne care provider "Catholic Homes"

HealthComms announces new expanded contract in association with leading Melbourne care provider "Catholic Homes"Irish company HealthComms has signed a new contract with Catholic Homes to expand the scope of its “MyHomeReach” technology across additional Aged Care Facilities and Retirement Villages in the Greater Melbourne area. Catholic Homes is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing accommodation, residential care, community care and retirement living accommodation choices for over 1300 Victorian seniors in the Greater Melbourne area. Read the Press Release.

01.09.2014 Irish Company announces major new initiative at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne

Irish Company announces major new initiative at The Royal Dental Hospital of MelbourneThe Leading Edge Group business in Australia (LEI Group Australia) has announced today the signing of a major Lean initiative with The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. The announcement was made during the Enterprise Ireland Trade and Investment Mission to Australia led by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD. Read the Press Release.

29.08.2014 Minister Bruton leads 5-day trade and investment mission to Australia accompanied by 32 Irish companies

Minister Bruton leads 5-day trade and investment mission to Australia accompanied by 32 Irish companiesThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Friday 29 August 2014) departs on a 5-day, 3-city trade and investment mission to Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, jointly organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. Read the press release.

13.08.2014 DIT Grangegorman campus development project an engine for local regeneration and opportunity - Minister Nash

DIT Grangegorman campus development project an engine for local regeneration and opportunityOver 400 participants today attended an information and speed meeting event in Dublin for suppliers in the construction sector to learn how to become part of the supply chain for the €200m Central and East Quads PPP development project at DIT’s new education campus in Grangegorman, Dublin 7.  Read the Press Release.

29.07.2014 Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector

Enterprise IrelandThe National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) and Grangegorman Development Agency (GDA) in partnership with Enterprise Ireland are running an information and networking event connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector as part of the €200m Central and East Quads development project in Grangegorman, Dublin 7. Read the Press Release.

28.07.2014 €75M BDO Development Capital Fund Announces First Investment

€75M BDO Development Capital Fund Announces First InvestmentThe BDO Development Capital Fund today (Monday) announced its first investment since the launch of the €75million fund by the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, in March this year. Read the Press Release.

17.07.14 9% increase in investment in Irish companies under Enterprise Ireland Seed and Venture Capital Scheme in 2013 - Minister Bruton

Action Plan for Jobs 2014The Enterprise Ireland Seed & Venture Capital Programme 2013 Report published today [Thursday] by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, shows a continued upward trend in the level and value of activity in venture capital funds supported under Enterprise Ireland Seed and Venture Capital Programmes. Read the Press Release.

10.07.14 Enterprise Ireland publishes Annual Report and Accounts 2013

Enterprise Ireland publishes Annual Report and Accounts 20132013 saw the best performance in over a decade in export growth and net job creation by Enterprise Ireland client companies, as detailed in Enterprise Ireland’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2013, published today. Read the Press Release.

30.06.14 Call for innovative communal electric vehicle charging solutions

Call for innovative communal electric vehicle charging solutionsThe Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in co-operation with Enterprise Ireland and ESB have launched Ireland’s first Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) competition.  The competition’s first target is smart solutions for charging Electric Vehicles (EVs) in communal parking areas such as apartment blocks for which up to €200,000 will be made available to develop the prototype. Read the Press Release.

28.06.14 Over €40m in trade and investment announcements by Irish companies as part of Enterprise Ireland trade mission to China - Minister Bruton

Over €40m in trade and investment announcements by Irish companies as part of Enterprise Ireland trade mission to China - Minister BrutonContracts between Irish and Asian companies worth just under €5million and the creation of 20 jobs were among the initial, immediate results of the 5-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission to China and Korea, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD announced today (Saturday 28 June, 2014) as the mission finished. Read the Press Release.

25.06.14 Galway med tech firm ArraVasc wins multi-million euro contract in China

Galway med tech firm ArraVasc wins multi-million euro contract in ChinaMed tech firm ArraVasc Ltd., based in Galway, has signed a new contract with a leading medical device distributor Shanghai Micro Medical, based in Shanghai, China. Read the Press Release.

21.06.14 Minister Bruton departs on 5-day 3-city trade and investment mission to China and Korea

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Saturday 21st June, 2014) departs on a 5-day, 3-city trade and investment mission to China and Korea, jointly organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. Read the Press Release.

17.06.14 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report 2013

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report 2013The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD welcomes the publication of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Report for Ireland for 2013. The report shows that 32,000 people started new businesses in Ireland in 2013, and that one in eleven of the adult population are engaged in some form of early stage entrepreneurial activity. Read the Press Release.

13.06.14 Enterprise Ireland CEO welcomes launch of 'InnovFin - EU Finance for Innovators'

Enterprise Ireland CEO welcomes launch of 'InnovFin - EU Finance for Innovators'Enterprise Ireland CEO Julie Sinnamon has welcomed the launch of a new generation of EU financial instruments and advisory services to help innovative firms access finance more easily. The agreement with the European Investment Bank Group was signed by European Research, Innovation and Science Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, on behalf of the EU in Greece yesterday (12th June 2014). Read the Press Release.

12.06.14 Students from University of Ulster scoop top prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2014

Students from University of Ulster scoop top prize at Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2014Alexandra Milne a students from University of Ulster has today (12 June 2014) won the Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award and been named ‘College Entrepreneur of the Year 2014’. Read the Press Release.

11.06.14 Minister Sherlock leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Switzerland

Enterprise IrelandMinister for Research and Innovation, Séan Sherlock TD, is today (Wednesday) departing for Switzerland to lead a three-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission to develop business links and increase Irish exports. Read the Press Release.

30.05.14 Minister Costello leads Enterprise Ireland Trade Mission to Qatar and Oman

Enterprise IrelandMinister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello, TD, is tomorrow (Saturday 31 May 2014) leading 22 Irish companies in a major drive to boost international linkages and increase Irish exports to Qatar and Oman. Read the Press Release.

30.05.14 Irish company VistaMed announces €7m investment and 125 new jobs in Carrick-on-Shannon and Roosky

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today (Friday 30 May, 2014) announced the creation of 125 new jobs at VistaMed in Carrick-on-Shannon and Roosky, Co. Leitrim. Read the Press Release.

29.05.14 New €500,000 Competitive Start Fund for Graduates from Enterprise Ireland to support start up businesses - Minister Bruton

 New €500,000 Competitive Start Fund for Graduates from Enterprise Ireland to support start up businesses - Minister BrutonThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, (today Thursday 29 May 2014) launched a new €500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund targeted at stimulating new start-up business activity for graduates. Read the Press Release.

28.05.14 Minister for Jobs launches Knowledge Transfer Ireland

Minister for Jobs launches Knowledge Transfer IrelandRichard Bruton T.D., Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Wednesday 28 May, 2014) launched Knowledge Transfer Ireland. The purpose of the resource is to make it easier to commercialise – and ultimately create viable businesses and jobs from – State-funded research from all third-level institutes across the country. Read the Press Release.

28.05.14 Enterprise Ireland drive to win new UK investment in Irish food industry

Enterprise IrelandEnterprise Ireland is today (Wednesday 28 May 2014) holding an event in London reaching out to leading international food companies and highlighting the opportunities for investment in Ireland in the food industry. Read the Press Release.

20.05.14 Green Isle Foods announces 115 new jobs with €30m investment in its operations in Ireland

Enterprise IrelandLongford Green Isle Foods, a leading Consumer Foods company has today [Tuesday 20 May 2014] announced that the company will make a significant investment of €30m across its operations in Ireland which will result in an additional 115 jobs over the next 5 years. Read the Press Release.

20.05.14 New $172million venture capital fund to set up in Ireland with support from Enterprise Ireland and NPRF - Minister Bruton

New $172million venture capital fund to set up in Ireland with support from Enterprise Ireland and NPRF - Minister BrutonThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton T.D. today (20th May, 2014) announced that Lightstone Ventures is partnering with Enterprise Ireland and the NPRF to establish a $172million venture capital fund with offices in Ireland that will invest in innovative Irish companies. Read the Press Release.

15.05.14 Are you Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur?

Enterprise IrelandThe Taoiseach and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Thursday 15 May 2014) launched a new competition to find Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur, with a total fund of €2million available to invest in winning businesses and entrepreneurs in every county in the country. Read the Press Release.

07.05.13 Deals worth $14million and 50 jobs among initial results of Enterprise Ireland programme in Texas - Minister Bruton

Deals worth $14million and 50 jobs among initial results of Enterprise Ireland programme in Texas - Minister BrutonContracts worth a total of $14million and leading to the creation of 50 jobs in Ireland were among the initial, immediate results of the 2-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Texas, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD announced today 7 May 2014. Read the Press Release.

07.05.2014 50 jobs to be created in Kildare by Cathx Ocean after Texas deals agreed as part of trade mission - Minister Bruton

50 jobs to be created in Kildare by Cathx Ocean after Texas deals agreed as part of trade mission - Minister BrutonKildare-based underwater technology company Cathx Ocean expects to more than double its workforce over the next 24 months with the creation of 50 additional jobs, Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton announced during the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Texas. Read the Press Release.

04.05.2014 Minister Bruton departs on 5-day 6-city trade and investment mission to USA

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Sunday) departs on a 5-day, 6-city trade and investment mission to Texas and the Mid-Western USA, organised by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland. Read the Press Release.

02.05.2014 Taoiseach and Minister Bruton Announce 350 New Jobs at Voxpro

Taoiseach and Minister Bruton Announce 350 New Jobs at VoxproAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton were in Cork today (Friday 2nd May, 2014) to announce the creation of 350 new jobs at Voxpro, Ireland’s largest exporter of multilingual business process outsourcing. Read the Press Release.

29.04.14 Local Enterprise Offices are open for business

Enterprise IrelandThe Taoiseach, Tánaiste, Minister for Jobs and Minister for the Environment today [Tuesday 29 April, 2014] officially launched the nationwide system of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs). The network of 31 LEOs will deliver an improved system of local enterprise supports to start-ups and small businesses across the country – with more staff, more funding, and more services being provided. Read the Press Release.

28.04.14 Minister Bruton announces 40 new jobs as Ireland's Diona opens Global HQ in Dublin

Enterprise IrelandMinister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today announced 40 new jobs at Diona, the international Irish technology company. He made the announcement at the official opening of Diona’s new global headquarters in Dublin. Read the Press Release.

11.04.14 Taoiseach and Minister Quinn honour the contribution of the Student Ambassadors to Education in Ireland

Taoiseach and Minister Quinn honour the contribution of the Student Ambassadors to Education in IrelandTaoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. today (Friday 11 April 2014) is attending the Education in Ireland International Student Ambassador Awards Ceremony taking place at Farmleigh. This event honours the Student Ambassadors for their contribution in supporting the work of Enterprise Ireland in attracting international students to study in this country. Read the Press Release.

10.04.14 €500,000 in new funding to support start up businesses in aviation and manufacturing sectors

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Thursday) launched a special €500,000 Enterprise Ireland Competitive Start Fund targeted at stimulating new start-up business activity in both the Aviation and Manufacturing sectors. This fund, which provides for up to €50,000 in equity support for each successful applicant, is now open for applications. The call closes on Wednesday 30 April 2014. Read the Press Release.

10.04.13 Taoiseach welcomes US$16M collaboration between Mayo Clinic and Enterprise Ireland

Mayo Clinic Small PhotoA collaboration between Enterprise Ireland and Mayo Clinic, USA will see the commercialisation of up to 20 novel medical technologies in Ireland over the next 5 years with the aim of creating several high value medical technology spin-out companies. Read the Press Release.

09.04.14 Ones to Watch: Connecting Irish Innovation to UK Industry

Enterprise IrelandEnterprise Ireland is today (Wednesday 9 April 2014) holding its inaugural Ones to Watch workshop and networking event in London for owners of innovative Irish companies doing business in the UK. Read the Press Release.

03.04.14 Launch of i-Cham Central Europe

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister for Small Business, John Perry TD, will today (Thursday 3rd April, 2014) launch the new Irish Chamber of Commerce in Central Europe, i-Cham CE, at an event at Enterprise Ireland’s offices in East Point Business Park, Dublin 3. Read the Press Release.

28.03.14 Taoiseach announces 19 high tech jobs in Mayo company CloudStrong

Enterprise IrelandTaoiseach Enda Kenny announced today (Friday 28 March 2014) that Mayo based cloud service provider, CloudStrong, will be tripling its workforce with the creation of 19 new jobs. Read the Press Release.

26.03.14 Minister Sherlock and Enterprise Ireland Announce New €200k Fund for Cork Entrepreneurs

Minister Sherlock and Enterprise Ireland Announce New €200k Fund for Cork EntrepreneursThe Minister for Research and Innovation Mr Seán Sherlock TD, today (Wednesday) announced a new €200,000 Enterprise Ireland fund to help entrepreneurs in Cork explore the feasibility of their start-up ideas. Read the Press Release.

03.03.2014 Minister Bruton announces €75million second Development Capital Fund

Minister Bruton announces €75million second Development Capital FundThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (Monday)  launched a €75 million fund under the Development Capital Scheme, to support established Irish companies targeting significant revenue and jobs growth  through export markets.  Read the Press Release.

27.02.14 Government publishes third annual Action Plan for Jobs

Action Plan for Jobs 2014The Taoiseach, the Tánaiste and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and
Innovation today (Thursday) published the Action Plan for Jobs 2014, the
third annual instalment in the Government plan aimed at building a
sustainable growing economy and creating jobs. Read the Press Release.

19.02.14 1850 new jobs to be created over next three years by 122 High Potential Start Up companies

1850 new jobs to be created over next three years by 122 High Potential Start Up companies1850 jobs will be created over the next three years by 122 High Potential Start-Up companies supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announced today. Read the Press Release.

17.02.14 Launch of Enterprise Ireland Trade Missions Programme 2014, International Trade Events Programme 2014 and new International Market Access Grant Scheme

Launch of Enterprise Ireland Trade Missions Programme 2014, International Trade Events Programme 2014 and new International Market Access Grant SchemeIntensive programme of Ministerial trade missions and international trade events for 2014 announced by Tánaiste and Minister for Jobs. Read the Press Release.

17.02.14 Minister Perry launches Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards

Enterprise IrelandMinister for Small Business, John Perry T.D, today (Monday) announced that Enterprise Ireland has launched a major drive to spur entrepreneurial third level students to develop innovative business proposals as part of the Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards competition. Read the Press Release.

14.02.2014 Peter Cowap appointed Director of the Technology Centre for Financial Services - Governance, Risk and Compliance

Enterprise IrelandMr. Peter Cowap has been appointed Director of the IrishTechnology Centre for Financial Services – Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRCTC). He took up employment at the Government-funded Technology Centre, which is hosted by University College Cork, on 6th January 2014. Read the Press Release.

13.02.14 €25m of contracts signed during Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia led by Minister Bruton

€25m of contracts signed during Enterprise Ireland trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia led by Minister BrutonThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today [Thursday] concludes a four-day trade and investment mission to Singapore and Malaysia during which contracts worth €25 million and significant new business partnerships were announced across the financial services, ICT and education sectors. Read the Press Release.

08.02.14 UK and Ireland Launch First Joint Trade Mission

UK and Ireland Launch First Joint Trade MissionIreland and the UK will undertake their first ever joint trade mission on Monday (10th February) at the Singapore Airshow, as part of a programme of cooperation to strengthen relations over the next decade led by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and  Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Read the Press Release.

04.02.14 Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the Construction Sector

Enterprise IrelandOver 400  people today (Friday 31st January 2014 ) attended an information and networking session aimed at connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector under the Schools Public Private Partnerships ( PPP) programme. Read the Press Release.

31.01.14 Taoiseach announces 50 new jobs at Westbourne IT Global Services

Enterprise IrelandAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny today announced the creation of 50 new jobs at the multilingual, IT global services company, Westbourne IT Global Services, in Cork. Read the Press Release.

24.01.14 Enterprise Ireland launches first online networking platform for female entrepreneurs

Enterprise Ireland launches first online networking platform for female entrepreneursThe Minister of State for Small Business, Mr John Perry TD, today (Friday 24th January 2014) launched Enterprise Ireland’s first peer-to-peer online networking platform for female-led companies.  Read the Press Release.

21.01.14 Connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the Construction Sector

Enterprise IrelandThe National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) in partnership with Enterprise Ireland is running an information and networking event connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector under the Schools Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme. The event takes place on Friday 31st January 2014 in the Portlaoise Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois, at 9.15am. Read the Press Release.

19.01.14 Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Eamon Gilmore, T.D., Opens Showcase - Ireland's International Creative Expo

Enterprise IrelandThe Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Eamon Gilmore T.D., officially opened Showcase, Ireland’s International Creative Expo today, Sunday, 19th January 2014. Showcase, which takes place at the RDS in Dublin, is the country’s largest international trade fair, attracting buyers from 26 countries around the world. Read the Press Release.

17.01.14 Community Enterprise Centres - A Powerhouse of Job Creation with 9,300 jobs created in CECs in the past decade

Community Enterprise Centres - A Powerhouse of Job Creation with 9,300 jobs created in CECs in the past decadeThe Minister for Small Business, John Perry TD, today  (Friday) launched the survey on ‘The Impacts of Community Owned Enterprise Centres in Ireland’ on behalf of the National Association of Community Enterprise Centres (NACEC) and Enterprise Ireland, during a visit to Enniscorthy Enterprise Centre. Read the Press Release.

13.01.14 Enterprise Ireland’s End of Year Statement 2013

Enterprise Ireland’s End of Year Statement 2013In its End of Year Statement published today (Monday 13th January 2014), Enterprise Ireland reported that Enterprise Ireland supported companies created 18,033 new jobs in 2013. Read the Press Release.

09.01.14 Gulf trade mission concludes with an initial 95 jobs for Ireland and 21 contracts and business deals announced worth a record €65m

Enterprise IrelandAt the end of a busy week which included hundreds of meetings, Irish companies have announced the initial outcomes including the creation of 95 new jobs in Ireland and new contracts and business developments worth more than €65million as well as further investment, trade and jobs expected. Read the Press Release.

08.01.14 More than €25m worth of contracts signed in first three days of Gulf trade mission

More than €25m worth of contracts signed in first three days of Gulf trade missionNine Irish companies have announced new contracts and business developments worth more than €25million during the first three days of this week’s trade mission to the Gulf led by Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. Read the Press Release.

04.01.14 Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton visiting the Gulf Region on Trade Mission

Enterprise IrelandThe Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD, will today (4 Jan 2014) depart for the Gulf where he will lead a large Trade Mission in the Region. He will be accompanied by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD. Read the Press Release.