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22.05.15 €30 million in contracts for Irish companies participating on the Polish and Czech mission led by Minister Nash

EI logoContracts worth almost €30 million have been announced by Irish companies participating on the trade mission to Poland and Czech Republic led by Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD. The trade mission to Warsaw and Prague included a delegation of 42 Irish companies that participated in more than 100 one-to-one meetings with their counterparts.  The mission explored export opportunities across a number of sectors including Engineering, Electronics, Smart Farming, Software, IT for Travel and Medical Devices.  Representatives of An Bord Bia and a number of leading food companies also participated. Read the Press Release.

18.05.15 Minister Nash departs on 4 day trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic with 42 Irish companies

EI logoThe Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash TD, today (Monday 18th May, 2015) departs on a four day, two city trade mission to Poland and the Czech Republic.  Organised by Enterprise Ireland, the Minister will undertake a series of high level meetings with Government Ministries in Warsaw and Prague, together with a number of business meetings, site visits and media interviews in addition to networking events in both capitals. Read the Press Release.

18.05.15 Minister Bruton Launches €5 million Connected Health Technology Centre

Minister Bruton Launches €5 million Connected Health Technology CentreHealthcare services in Ireland could be transformed as a result of research conducted at the new Connected Health Technology Centre launched by Richard Bruton T.D. Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation today (Monday).The €5 million Applied Research for Connected Health (ARCH) Technology Centre is funded by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland and is also supported by IDA Ireland. Read the Press Release.

15.05.15 Minister Bruton announces creation of 100 new jobs at Tricel during next 18 months

EI logo100 new jobs are to be created by Killarney based manufacturing and engineering group Tricel with 40 of these to be situated in the company's headquarters in Killarney. The new jobs, including graduate positions, will bolster the existing workforce of 250 based in Ireland, UK and France over the next 18 months and will strengthen operations in management, engineering, R&D, product development, marketing and manufacturing. Read the Press Release.

06.05.15 Cubic Telecom Secures €18 Million Co-Investment from Audi and Qualcomm Inc.

EI logoCubic Telecom, a global Machine to Machine (M2M) connectivity platform provider, today announced that it has secured a €18 million co-investment from Audi Electronics Venture GmbH (AEV), a subsidiary of AUDI AG focused on investing in innovative technologies, and Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM), a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Read the Press Release.

05.05.15 Commissioner Hogan launches €17 million expansion at Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Ballyragget Butter Facility

EI logoEU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan today officially opened Glanbia Ingredients Ireland’s (GII) newly-expanded butter plant in Ballyragget, Co Kilkenny. The €17 million investment and expansion at GII’s milk-processing facility has created one of Europe’s largest butter plants processing up to 2,400MTs (metric tonnes) per week, and a centre of excellence for lactic butter in Ireland. Read the Press Release.

30.04.15 Enterprise Ireland Annual Business Review 2014

Julie Sinnamon SmallExports by Enterprise Ireland client companies exceeded €18.6bn in 2014, a record figure and an increase of 10% on 2013 results. Greatest wins came from the Software sector with exports up by 19%, followed by the Construction and Life Sciences manufacturing sectors. Read the full statement.

30.4.15 Exports by Irish companies hit all-time high of €18.6 billion following 10% increase

Exports by Irish companies hit all-time high of €18.6 billion following 10% increaseExports by Irish companies increased by 10% during 2014 to hit an all-time high of €18.6billion, the Government announced today (Thursday 30 April, 2015).Growth was recorded in exports to all international markets and across all sectors, according to the official figures published by Enterprise Ireland today. The announcement is being made as the Government publishes the 13th Action Plan for Jobs Progress Report at an event at Enterprise Ireland HQ at East Point, Dublin, today. The Progress Report, part of the monitoring process put in place when the Action Plan for Jobs was first launched in February 2012, showed that 101 of the 113 measures scheduled for delivery during Q1 2015 have been delivered. Read the Press Release.

24.4.15 I.O. Systems Completes €20m Dubai International Airport Project

I.O. Systems Completes €20m Dubai International Airport ProjectI.O. Systems has completed a project to provide and install 116 automated tray return systems (ATRS) at Dubai International Airport, in order to streamline the passenger experience. Carried out in partnership with Herbert Systems, Al Ahmadiah Contracting and Trading, this is the largest ATRS installation project of its kind and has enabled the airport to handle larger volumes of passengers with the same number of staff. Many airports within the region are now looking to upgrade their existing systems to realise the same benefits as Dubai International Airport. Read the Press Release.

23.4.15 Minister O’Sullivan honours the contribution of International Student Ambassadors to Education in Ireland

EI logoMinister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T. D. is attending the Education in Ireland International Student Ambassador Awards Ceremony at Farmleigh today (Thursday 23 April 2015).  This event honours the Student Ambassadors for their contribution in supporting the work of Education in Ireland in attracting international students to study in Ireland.  The ceremony will also honour the Higher Education Authority’s Government of Ireland Scholars on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. Read the Press Release.

23.4.15 €16m in contracts for Irish companies and 28 jobs in Ireland among initial, immediate results of Gulf trade mission – Minister Bruton

EI logo28 jobs in Ireland and contracts worth almost €16m for Irish companies were among the initial, immediate results of the Enterprise Ireland trade mission to the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD announced today (Thursday 23rd April 2015) from the UAE. Read the Press Release.

18.4.15 Minister Bruton departs on 9-day trade and investment mission to Gulf and India with 63 Irish companies

EI logoThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today (Saturday) departs on a 9-day, 7-city trade and investment mission to the Gulf region and India, aimed at supporting more jobs in Ireland by delivering more exports for Irish companies, as well as extra multinational investment. Read the Press Release.

16.4.15 Minister Bruton announced expansion plans at EPS Mallow facility - €3m investment and 50 extra jobs

EI logoThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today along with EPS announced plans for a proposed new design and manufacturing centre of excellence.  The €3 million investment will ensure the creation of 50 additional high skilled jobs, supporting EPS's activities in the water sector. Read the Press Release.

16.4.15 Payback Loyalty begins €2.5 million expansion programme at Limerick operation

Payback Loyalty begins €2.5 million expansion programme at Limerick operationThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD has today (16th April 2015) announced that Payback Loyalty, the market leader in digital consumer engagement technology in Ireland, plans to double its workforce with the creation of 28 new jobs in Limerick’s National Technology Park. Read the Press Release.

14.4.15 Minister English opens Space Technology Centre in Clonmel

Enbio SmallDamien English T.D. Minister of State for Skills, Research & Innovation officially opened a new €1.5M Space Technology Centre at ENBIO in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary on Wednesday 14th April 2015. The new facility has been funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) and is ENBIO’s centre of excellence for the development and production of Thermal Management treatments or ‘sunscreen technology’ for satellites, spacecraft, and space related hardware.  Read the Press Release.

31.03.15 Waterford technology company nearForm announces 100 new jobs at official opening

EI logo100 new tech jobs were announced today for County Waterford in a major boost for the area as three-year-old Irish technology company nearForm officially opened its new headquarters in Tramore. The announcement was made by nearForm co-founders, chief executive officer (CEO) Cian Ó Maidín and chief technology officer (CTO) Richard Rodger. Read the Press Release.

25.03.15 Minister English announces winners of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact Awards

Minister English announces winners of Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) Impact  AwardsUCD and Waterford Institute of Technology swept the boards at the annual Knowledge Transfer Ireland Impact Awards presented by Damien English, T.D., Minister for Skills, Research & Innovation in Dublin on Wednesday 23rd March 2015. UCD and its technology transfer office, NovaUCD, took both the Licence2Market Impact Award and the Spin-out Company Impact Award for the UCD spin-out OxyMem. Read the Press Release.

25.03.15 Lagan Brick announces 30 new jobs in Kingscourt

Lagan Brick announces 30 new jobs in KingscourtLagan Brick has confirmed that it is to create 30 new jobs in Kingscourt in Co Cavan. The jobs will be located at Drumgill, Kingscourt on the site of its old Lagan Brick facility. The development, which is being supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland, has been made possible by a recent upturn in the Irish and UK markets. Read the Press Release.

24.03.15 Irish Siblings to ring the Nasdaq Bell

Irish Siblings to ring the Nasdaq BellIrish siblings, Catriona, Cormac and Colm Barry will ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell in New York’s Time Square on Tuesday March 24. The trio behind the video editing platform, trakax, won this honour as part of the Start-Up Village Pitch Competition sponsored by Nasdaq and Enterprise Ireland Pitching at SXSW in Austin. Read the Press Release.

18.03.15 Minister Nash visits Sweden for St. Patrick's Day Trade Missions

EI logoVirtual Access are proud to take part in Minister Nash’s Trade Mission visit to Sweden, which is a part of the Government’s wider promotional activity to mark St. Patrick’s Day and to strengthen Ireland’s business, political and cultural ties with Sweden. Read the Press Release.

14.03.15 Minister Bruton commences 4-day “Promote Ireland” mission to France

EI logoThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today (Saturday 14th March, 2015) departs to commence a 4-day “Promote Ireland” St Patrick’s Day mission to France. Read the Press Release.

11.3.15 Irish businesses look to the East for new opportunities

EI logo300 delegates assembled today at the inaugural Arab-Irish Business Forum from which two key messages, which could lead to the creation of 6,000 new jobs in Ireland by 2020. Read the Press Release.

09.03.15 Minister of State Sherlock leads trade mission to London

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister of State for Development, Trade Promotion and North-South Co-operation, Seán Sherlock, TD, is today (9 March, 2015) leading a trade-focused visit to London, where he will also represent Ireland and the Government at Britain’s pre-eminent St Patrick’s Day reception. Read the Press Release.

23.02.15 Minster Flanagan and Minister Bruton announce Enterprise Ireland international programme and St. Patrick's Day Programme 2015

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD, today [23 February, 2015)] launched the year-long programme of ministerial-led events targeting trade and investment for Ireland in 2015. Read the Press Release.

18.02.15 1,500 new jobs to be created over next three years by 102 High Potential Start Up companies supported by Dept of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland

1500 new jobs to be created over next three years by 102 High Potential Start Up companies supported by Dept of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland1500 jobs will be created over the next three years by 102 High Potential Start-Up companies supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD announced today (18 February, 2015). Read the Press Release.

12.2.15 Inaugural Arab-Irish Forum to highlight enormous potential of Gulf States for Irish businesses

Inaugural Arab-Irish Forum to highlight enormous potential of Gulf States for Irish businessesDelegates to the first Arab-Irish Business Forum will learn about the huge potential for Irish businesses presented by the Arab markets, which, in 2014, was valued at almost €4bn for goods and services and is expected to grow to circa €6bn by 2020. Read the Press Release.

11.02.15 €250 million plan to accelerate jobs growth in towns and villages across the country

Enterprise IrelandThe Government today (11 February, 2015) announced details of its 5-year, €250million strategy aimed at accelerating the jobs recovery in every part of the country. Action Plan for Jobs – Regional is based on the principle that the best way to support job-creation in towns and villages across the country is to support agencies and organisations within each region to build on the particular strengths and assets of their area and drive new job-creation strategies and projects. Read the Press Release.

09.02.2015 Lakeland Dairies begins €36 million expansion of milk powder processing operations at Bailieboro, Co. Cavan

Lakeland Dairies begins €36 million expansion of milk powder processing operations at Bailieboro, Co. CavanMinister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (9th February, 2015) announced that Lakeland Dairies Co-operative Society is beginning a €36 million investment in an expansion of milk powder processing operations at Bailieboro, Co. Cavan. The investment has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland. Read the Press Release. Read the Press Release.

06.02.15 Taoiseach and Minister for Jobs announce 200 new jobs and €40 million investment by Combilift in new manufacturing facility

Enterprise IrelandAn Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD today (6th February, 2015) announced the creation of 200 new jobs over the next five years by Combilift as part of a €40 million investment by the company over the next two years in building a new, state-of-the-art, greenfield manufacturing site. Read the Press Release.

05.02.15 €75M BDO Development Capital Fund Announces Second Investment

€75M BDO Development Capital Fund Announces Second InvestmentThe BDO Development Capital Fund today (5th February, 2015) announced its second investment since the launch of the €75million fund by the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton in March last year. The BDO Development Capital Fund is supported by the Department of Jobs through Enterprise Ireland, as part of the Development Capital Scheme. Read the Press Release.

02.02.15 €35M innovation investment in Irish dairy processing industry jointly announced by Minister Bruton and Minister Coveney

€35M innovation investment in Irish dairy processing industry jointly announced by Minister Bruton and Minister CoveneyThe Irish dairy processing sector continues to ramp up its preparations for the end of milk quotas with the announcement of an innovation investment of €35 million today (2nd February, 2015). The investment by Government and industry will position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation, and help to maximise the long term growth opportunities created by anticipated increase of 50% in the Irish milk pool by 2020. Read the Press Release.

29.01.15 New export guide to support companies reaching for new horizons

New export guide to support companies reaching for new horizonsA new guide to support potential exporters based on the island of Ireland is available from today (29th January, 2015). The Export Start Guide is a partnership initiative from Chartered Accountants Ireland and two enterprise development agencies, Enterprise Ireland and Invest Northern Ireland. Read the Press Release.

29.01.15 ICON Creates New Global Innovation Hub in Ireland to Advance Clinical Development

Enterprise IrelandICON plc, (NASDAQ: ICLR) a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today (29th January, 2015) announced a new global innovation hub which will create 200 new jobs in Ireland. Read the Press Release.

29.01.15 Action Plan for Jobs 2015 - next step in multi-annual plan to deliver full employment by 2018

Enterprise IrelandThe Government today (29th January, 2015) published the Action Plan for Jobs 2015, the next step in the multi-annual process aimed at delivering full employment by 2018. The Plan is the fourth annual plan in a multi-year process which started in early 2012, and sets out in detail the 382 actions to be taken by 16 Government Departments and over 60 State Agencies during 2015 to support job-creation, with deadlines and lead responsibility assigned. Read the Press Release.

25.01.2015 Minister Nash leads 4-day Enterprise Ireland trade mission to United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Enterprise IrelandThe Minister for Business and Employment, Ged Nash TD, departs today (25th January, 2015) for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a 4-day Enterprise Ireland Dubai trade mission, aimed at building international linkages and boosting trade between Ireland and the region. Read the Press Release.

23.01.15 Software company Brite:Bill to create 100 new jobs in major recruitment drive

Software company Brite:Bill to create 100 new jobs in major recruitment driveBrite:Bill, the Dublin based billing communications platform provider today (23rd January, 2015) announced the creation of 100 new jobs as part of a major recruitment drive. The new posts come on foot of recent major multi million dollar contract wins in North America and will be based in its HQ in Dublin and in its North American offices.  Read the Press Release.

18.01.15 President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins, opens Showcase, Ireland's Creative Expo

Enterprise IrelandPresident of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins officially opened Showcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo® today (18th January 2015). Showcase, which takes place at the RDS in Dublin, is the country’s largest international trade fair, attracting buyers from all over Ireland and 26 countries around the world. Read the Press Release.

12.01.15 Enterprise Ireland's End of Year Statement 2014

Enterprise Ireland's End of Year Statement 2014In its End of Year Statement published today (12th January 2015), Enterprise Ireland reported that client companies created 19,705 new jobs in 2014. This resulted in a net increase of 8,476 in the number of people employed by Enterprise Ireland supported companies, the highest net gain in the history of the agency. Read the Press Release.

09.01.15 Minister Bruton announces €85 million venture capital fund to be managed by Fountain Healthcare Partners

Minister Bruton announces €85 million venture capital fund to be managed by Fountain Healthcare PartnersThe Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, today (9th January, 2015) announced the initial closing of Fountain Healthcare Partners II, L.P. with €85 million of committed capital. The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland has made a €15 million commitment to the Fund with the majority of the balance of funding coming from institutional investors including through the Irish Strategic Investment Fund and the European Investment Fund (EIF). Read the Press Release.

04.01.2015 Showcase - Ireland's Creative Expo is set to shine in pivotal year for Irish design

Showcase - Ireland's Creative Expo is set to shine in pivotal year for Irish designShowcase - Ireland’s Creative Expo® returns to the RDS from Sunday 18th January to Wednesday 21st January 2015. Attracting more than 5,000 trade buyers from Ireland and up to 26 countries, Showcase has become a must-see event for retailers to source unique Irish design and craft products, making it the country’s largest annual trade event.  The fair is a key platform for Irish designers, manufacturers and craftspeople in reaching out to Irish and international buyers, in order to grow and expand their business. Read the Press Release.
  

 

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