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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.