Building a cloud ecosystem 12/11/12
IDA Ireland’s senior vice-president in charge of ICT Pat Howlin says Ireland is building a considerable ecosystem around the cloud in order to be in an unassailable position to capture the opportunities of the world’s next industrial revolution, which will centre on big data and will transcend all industry types.
Biomedical researchers at NUI Galway in Chinese collaboration 14/08/12
A new agreement between biomedical researchers at NUI Galway and organisations in China is aiming to encourage and facilitate the exchange of researchers and academic information, and the development of collaborative research projects to ultimately spawn new treatments for diseases such as cancer.
Conductor of Xilinx's Irish symphony 27/07/12
Kevin Cooney has worked his way up to be corporate vice-president of the world’s largest provider of high-powered microchips, but he insists the success of the Irish operation is due to its workforce
If you own a digital TV, drive a car with a sophisticated infotainment system or have recently had a CT scan, there is a good chance that the “brain” whirring away inside the device was supplied by Xilinx, a low-key but highly regarded member of the Irish foreign direct investment community for the past 17 years.
Irish Funds Industry 26/07/12
The vibrant international financial services sector in Ireland carries out a wide range of activities within the banking, insurance and the investment and funds industries.
LRM wins Shingo Award 08/06/12
Lake Region Medical Limited (LRM), a Wexford-based Medical Device company has become the first company in the Republic of Ireland, and the first Medical Device manufacturer in Europe to be awarded a global standard in Operational Excellence - the prestigious Shingo Accreditation Bronze Medallion.
CRANN - Giving blue-sky thinking a safe place to land 29/05/12
The Trinity Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nano devices (CRANN) was formed “to harness the cross-disciplinary nanoscience research of individual principal investigators to deliver world-leading research outputs and to enable CRANN researchers to address key industry challenges”.
Ireland - the Domicile of Choice for 2011 22/02/12
Ireland experienced the highest net inflows of UCITS of all fund domiciles in 2011 attracting some Eur 62 billion – almost Eur 50 billion more than the next most successful domicile.
In fact, Ireland attracted nearly twice as much as all the other jurisdictions put together during 2011 and experienced growth of 8 per cent.
Irish Domiciled Funds Exceed €1 Trillion 10/01/12
The assets of Irish domiciled investment funds have reached a record high and passed the €1 trillion mark. Figures from the Central Bank report that the total Irish domiciled assets hit an all time high of in excess of €1 trillion Euro– up 40% from the end of 2009
Accenture announces 100 new technology jobs 09/01/12
SOME 100 technology jobs are to be created in Ireland by management consultancy group Accenture.
The high-skill jobs will be filled over the next year, and will be aimed at graduates and experienced specialists in areas such as Java, cloud computing, mobility and workplace collaboration technologies.
One Billionth Medical Diagnostic Test Manufactured at Abbott’s Longford Site 22/12/11
LONGFORD, 22nd December, 2011 – Abbott’s Diagnostic facility in Longford has reached a major manufacturing milestone, shipping its one billionth medical diagnostic test.
The milestone was reached in just six years, which Stefan Molitor, site director, attributes to the highly skilled staff of more than 300 employees working in the highly regulated manufacturing environment.
Funds industry continues rapid growth 14/12/11
IRELAND's funds industry continued its breakneck growth last year, with the value of funds serviced here jumping some 26pc as close to 300 extra funds pitched up.
Google gifts €1m to Science Gallery to spawn Global Science Gallery Network 14/12/11
cience Gallery at Trinity College Dublin has been awarded a sweet €1m from Google to develop a Global Science Gallery Network (GSGN). It’s a timely and welcome move from Google seeing as Dublin will be playing host to City of Science 2012. Science Gallery has a goal to create eight global science gallery hubs and to infuse learning about science, maths and art with having fun!
Emirates ready for January take-off in Dublin 14/12/11
IRELAND’S ONLY route between Dublin and Dubai is to commence on January 9th when Emirates beings a daily service to the UAE city. Emirates’ executive vice-president Thierry Antinori said at a reception in Dublin yesterday to officially announce the route that bookings were going “very strongly.”
IBM, Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland Focus on Renewable Energy 28/10/11
IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) are working together to understand and minimise the environmental impact of converting wave energy into electricity. This project, the first to use real-time streaming analytics for monitoring underwater noise generated by wave energy conversion devices, represents a significant step toward the ability to successfully and sustainably utilise the ocean as a new renewable energy resource.
Intel locates global Energy and Sustainability Lab in Ireland 14/10/11
Intel has located its new Energy and Sustainability Lab at the major Intel campus in Leixlip. The lab will drive Intel’s research agenda in the application of information technologies to enable a ‘High Tech, Low Carbon’ economy with strong alignment to the EU 2020 sustainability goals.
BioWare - Pushing the right buttons 30/09/11
The gaming industry is predicted to reach a global value of €80 billion by 2015, now rivalling the movie industry in terms of glitz and glamour, with big events put together for major launches and well-known names lending their voices, and even faces, to some of the higher profile titles.
Microsemi Ireland 13/07/11
Microsemi Ireland, based in Ennis, County Clare currently employs 260 people. Microsemi has invested more than $25million in the Ennis facility over the last number of years.
Non-EU investors inject €21bn here 29/06/11
IRELAND WAS the second-largest net recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) from outside the EU last year, new figures show.
EastPoint announces second annual Jobs and Careers Fair 14/03/11
Following the success of the EastPoint Jobs Fair in April 2010 which attracted over 1,500 interested candidates for 200 roles on offer, a second event will be held on Friday, 25th March 2011 for companies based at the established docklands office park beside Dublin city centre. This year the event will be expanded to include a careers and education section where many of Ireland’s top third level institutions and professional bodies will be on hand with careers and education advice.
Irish Funds Industry Continues Expansion 23/02/11
TOTAL assets under administration in Ireland have reached a record high and are fast approaching the €2 trillion mark. At the same time it has been revealed that the Irish funds industry is now credited with servicing an estimated 43 per cent of the world’s hedge fund assets.
NUI Galway researcher secures Google funding 20/12/10
An NUI Galway Researcher at the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Dr Alexandre Passant, recently won a Research Award granted by Google to work on the next generation of mobile social networking applications. The grant will fund a team for a year, enabling them to combine theoretical research and implementation, which will make the product directly usable by end-users and advance the state of the art in the domain of social networking applications. A key element of the research will be the protection of privacy for users.
Intel Launches SmartBay Wireless Communications Test-bed Infrastructure 18/11/10
SmartBay, a flagship project, is being advanced as a major innovation platform under the SmartOcean Strategy. This strategy aims to facilitate the convergence of expertise in areas in which Ireland has a strong and internationally recognised capabilities (e.g. informatics, communications, sensors, software, control systems, mechanical engineering and materials science) and link these with traditionally strong marine science expertise to enable Irish companies to deliver new products and services for global export markets.
Ireland’s finest to showcase R&D for Silicon Valley’s finest 04/11/10
The IDA and Science Foundation Ireland has led a cohort of the best and brightest of Irish science and industry to Stanford University where they will today showcase the nation’s latest R&D to Silicon Valley’s biggest technology companies.
German Irish Chamber Survey 01/10/10
50 percent of the companies in Ireland represented by the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce believe that Irish competitiveness has improved in the past three years, according to a survey of its members and partners by the Chamber.
Great Irish inventions 22/09/10
There are a surprising number of Irish inventors and inventions across a range of scientific disciplines.
HP Galway wins second major cloud computing deal 08/09/10
HP’s 500-strong Galway operation has won a second major cloud computing deal with GS1 to deploy a cloud-based product recall system that tracks, traces and recalls potentially harmful food, healthcare and other products from the supply chain.
Citrix says it will continue to create jobs at plant in East Wall 18/06/10
CITRIX SYSTEMS will continue to create jobs at its Irish operation, the company’s chief executive has confirmed. The software company employs 140 people at its customer technical support operations in East Point, Dublin, having added 50 jobs in the past year.
Diving into ocean innovation 12/05/10
The SMARTOCEAN Innovation Cluster Strategy, launched for consultation in Galway last month, aims to bring together existing ICT knowhow and significant science and technology investments in our 220 million acre marine environment to develop new products and services for global markets.
Irish games industry grows 400pc in seven years 05/11/09
There are now more than 1,400 people employed in the games-development and related industries sector in Ireland and with new opportunities in mobile and social gaming, this figure is projected to grow.
Google finds most of its best answers in Ireland 20/10/09
GOOGLE’S IRISH operations will expand as a result of the internet company’s renewed investments in staff and products which it announced at its third-quarter results presentation last week.
Ireland’s cloudy climate an asset for cloud computing 25/09/09
The new 303,000 sq-foot facility, based in Dublin, will help meet the continued growth in demand for Microsoft’s Online, Live and Cloud services, such as Bing, Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite, Windows Live, and the Windows Azure platform.
Luke O'Neill - Professor of Biochemistry, Trinity College Dublin 01/09/09
Leading Immunologist Professor Luke O’Neill of the School of Biochemistry and Immunology in Trinity College Dublin is known for his pioneering work on the molecular understanding of innate immunity and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Hear more from Luke about his work.
Dr. Steve Collins 01/09/09
Dr Steve Collins co-founded Havok, the well known Irish gaming firm in 1998....
Countdown has NUI over the moon 14/05/09
AT 2.12PM today Irish time, two satellites will lift off from French Guyana in South America on top of an Ariane 5 rocket with a mission to answer some of the most profound questions in science.
Taking a clinical approach - The Friday Interview / Stefan Oschmann, Merck 01/05/09
THE FRIDAY INTERVIEW/Stefan Oschmann, Merck: IF ALL goes to plan, Stefan Oschmann will be kept busy over the next year or so bedding down the acquisition of Schering-Plough. With the $41.1 billion deal still in the balance, though, that’s a subject the Merck executive can’t discuss right now.
Ireland’s young innovators ready to take on the world 01/05/09
Despite a grilling from a Dragon’s Den-style panel, intense competition from colleges around the country and the prospect of searing global competition in Cairo, Ireland can rest easy in the knowledge that its young innovators dare to dream the dream.
€30 Million Collaborative Research Programme led by RCSI 26/03/09
Dr Jimmy Devins, Minister of State for Science, Technology and Innovation officially launched the National Biophotonics and Imaging Platform Ireland (NBIP Ireland) at its inaugural scientific conference in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).
‘Internet’s power shifts to Ireland, and Dublin has a key role to play’ 12/03/09
In their short history, social-networking sites have been maligned as a place only teenagers go to get into trouble. But there is nothing like a good recession to focus minds, and the importance of these networks as key marketplaces in a world focused on cost reduction is set to grow exponentially.
Science Foundation Ireland Research Clusters launched 25/02/09
Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Mary Coughlan, has announced the creation of five new Science Foundation Ireland Strategic Research Clusters (SRCs), representing a EUR23.9 million investment in collaborative research activities involving seven academic institutions and 22 companies.