Irish Examiner reports that cloud computing and data management firm Quest Software is to announce the creation of 150 jobs in Cork on Thursday. Quest Software is to set up an international shared services centre and it is expected the new jobs will come on stream over the next three years. The jobs being created […]
According to the Financial Times, Skype plans to increase its headcount by nearly 50 percent this year. The hiring spree is an attempt by new CEO Tony Bates to inject urgency into the online telephony firm. Skype has been slow to come up with a broad “premium tier” of services for which it can charge […]
The Irish Times reports that IDA-backed multinationals created 1,350 net new jobs in Ireland in 2010. The IDA’s interim statement for 2010 shows that multinationals supported by the government agency created 10,897 new jobs last year. Chief Executive Barry O’Leary said that about 9,545 jobs were lost in multinationals last year. He said some of […]
Investment of €8million in international operation to create more than 100 jobs
The Irish Independent notes that consultancy firm Ernst & Young plans to create more than 300 Irish jobs over the next 18 months. Half of the new employees will be graduates with degrees in engineering, IT, legal, business, accounting and finance.
The Irish Times reports that online sports betting firm Betfair has announced plans to create up to 100 jobs at a new office in Dublin. Betfair said it intends to open a new data centre and relocate some of its UK customer operations teams to Ireland early next year. The company has already commenced a […]
The Irish Independent reports that Hewlett-Packard is to create 50 jobs at its base in Co Kildare. HP said it was creating positions for “highly-skilled, multi-lingual graduates” to work as support for Microsoft software programs. HP Ireland’s managing director Martin Murphy said the company could add a further 70 people at a later date depending […]
The Irish Times reports that a new online tax service will offer some of its services free and others at a heavy discount. PayLessTax.ie said it would create 20 jobs in the next two years. Established by tax expert Cathal Maxwell, the firm is targeting self-employed people who have to make their own returns to the […]
The world’s leading supplier of ready-to-eat breakfast cereal creates 50 additional jobs increasing workforce to 250 in Dublin centre
IDA welcomes Report by the National Competitiveness Council showing Tangible Improvements in the cost of doing Business in Ireland
Dublin, IDA today (July 22nd 2010) welcomed a report by The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) and Forfas showing significant improvements in the cost of doing business in Ireland. The report analyses Ireland’s relative cost competitiveness performance in the areas of labour, property, utilities, and business services and also looks at the broader cost environment that directly impacts on the cost of doing business here.
The Irish Examiner reports that e-payments provider Payzone saw its pre-tax losses increase to EUR177.2 million in its last financial year, according to accounts filed with the Companies Registration Office. The company, established through the 2007 merger of Irish firm Alphyra and British cash machine operator Cardpoint, had generated a pre-tax loss of EUR148.7 million the previous […]
The Irish Times reports that Belfast firm APTX has taken a major step forward in getting its audio technology into mainstream products, following a new deal with Apple. The firm has developed technology that makes Bluetooth usable for high-fidelity audio. The firm’s technology streams high-quality stereo sound over Bluetooth wireless connections from devices such as laptops, […]
The Irish Times reports that Airspeed Telecom has purchased Magnet Networks’ wireless spectrum licence, allowing it to expand its WiMax broadband services. Airspeed already holds a licence for another piece of the spectrum and through it provides broadband to businesses around the country. The deal means Airspeed now owns the 3.5GHz Fixed Wireless Access Local Area […]
The Irish Times reports that many organisations have scrapped or curtailed IT projects in light of the downturn, according to a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) survey of Irish chief information officers. One-third of those asked said planned or initiated projects in their organisation had been cancelled in the past year. Two-thirds also reported a reduction in the […]
The Irish Times reports that Taoiseach Brian Cowen has announced the appointment of a board to oversee the Government’s new EUR500 million innovation fund. The fund is intended to support enterprise development and job creation. The scheme is to begin in September, with the State investing EUR250 million over five years, a sum which will […]