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Last month’s GDP release showed that the Irish economy returned to pre-crisis levels in real terms in 2014. The good news has continued over the rest of the month with a flurry of releases pointing to ongoing improvements in the economy. This month’s Markit/Investec PMI’s show a strong end to Q3 with both the manufacturing and services sector continuing their expansion. The latest unemployment figures put rate at unemployment at 9.5% in August (from 11.1% in Aug 14) while the volume of retail sales were up 9.9% year on year in July. Buoyancy in the economy is showing up in the public finances, with the latest figures showing government revenues up 5.9% in the year to August, with income tax (+6%), VAT (+7.9%) and corporation tax (+38.1%) all contributing significantly.
Pramerica has been one of the best things to happen in Letterkenny. Galway gains major world-leading underwater ocean observatory. Irish space mission Cumar to launch by end of 2016. Lightsource to invest up to €500m in Irish solar farms.
The democratisation and demystification of data analysis is one of the aims of the Predict Conference www.predictconference.com in the RDS on September 15-17th that brings together the best minds in the worlds of predictive analytics to share how data can enhance better decision making.
United Technologies Research Center (UTRC), the research and innovation arm of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), announced today the expansion of its Ireland facility, United Technologies Research Centre Ireland Limited, to include aerospace research in cyber-physical systems. The addition of the Centre of Excellence in Cyber-Physical Systems for Aerospace will create 25 highly skilled roles in electronics, diagnostics and data analytics, controls, aircraft systems engineering and embedded systems.
Crunch the numbers and you can already see that Ireland has the edge when it comes to capturing a slice of the most significant transition in business and technology history: the onset of the data-driven economy.
IDA Ireland, the Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment, today welcomed news from Google that Dublin is to host a new Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub Network.
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD has officially opened a new $300 million facility for leading biotech company, Amgen in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. The facility currently provides 340 jobs and delivers state-of-the-art manufacturing capability to Amgen.
Google has begun construction on a new Data Centre at Profile Park in West Dublin. 400 jobs will be created during the construction of the new €150 million Data Centre, the first phase of which is due to be completed later this year.
Over 1,150 overseas companies have chosen Ireland as their strategic location in Europe
6D Global Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIXD), a premier digital business solutions company listed on NASDAQ under stock symbol “SIXD,” today (Thursday) announced that the company will open an office in Ireland, marking the official launch of the company’s European operations.
Ireland is at the tipping point now in terms of industrial applications of the internet of things (IoT) and all the pieces are in place for the country to be a world leader in this area.