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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

EI logoThe 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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