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An Tanaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald T.D., and YapStone, a leading global payments company founded in Silicon Valley, today announced it will invest $48 million (€41 million) in the creation of 200 new tech jobs, at its International Headquarters in Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland.
Leading online automotive marketplace, CarGurus, expands its presence in Dublin, as it ramps up its European operation
Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement that IBM will create up to 150 new, highly skilled digital roles over the next two years in a new IBM Digital Delivery Centre in Dublin.
Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald attends the official ribbon cutting of the MetLife facility
Recruitment of 200 highly skilled IT professionals for Technology Campus underway
Xilinx will recruit 100 highly qualified new staff for Dublin and Cork
Cloud Communications Company to employ 100 in Dublin over three years
UCD is to lead a new Irish-Welsh climate change research project with the goal of improving the quality of coastal waters in the region.
The increased fund allocation for innovation in Budget 2018 means Ireland will finally join the ESO.
A recent study into the effects of inactivity on the human body could help astronauts survive the challenges of life in space.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in partnership with Wellcome and the Health Research Board (HRB), has announced the three biomedical researchers to receive this year’s Investigator Awards in Science.
Lero has announced that its newest member IT Tralee has secured a €400,000 research programme, as part of the third-level institute’s collaboration with Bon Secours Hospital Tralee.
Ireland has followed up joining the ESO with an agreement to gain access to ESA’s latest high-tech satellite, Sentinel-5P.
20 start-ups in the life sciences, medtech and digital health space have a chance to join a globally renowned MassChallenge bootcamp in Cork.
Start-ups founded by women in Ireland are a force to be reckoned with, according to new data from TechIreland.
DUBLIN, IRELAND – November 1, 2017 – Theravance Biopharma, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBPH) ("Theravance Biopharma") today announced the opening of a new corporate office in Dublin, further establishing the Company’s presence in Ireland. The Company plans to expand its Dublin employee base by hiring 30 highly-skilled professionals over the next two years in in areas such as clinical development, finance, and technical operations. An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD and other IDA Ireland executives joined members of the Theravance Biopharma board of directors and employees at the opening ceremony.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to embark on IDA Ireland US West Coast Investment Mission
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN), one of the fastest-growing companies in the global biotechnology industry, today announced further expansion of its Limerick Industrial Operations and Product Supply (IOPS) bioprocessing campus with an additional 300 jobs and investment of $100 million, bringing the total expected employment at the site to 800 people and total investment to $750 million. The project is supported by the government through IDA Ireland.
Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) has today announced plans to create more than 30 new roles to facilitate its expansion in Ireland.
IDA Ireland today welcomed the news that Henkel Ireland, will establish a major Additive Manufacturing project in Tallaght, Dublin, where the global company already has a significant manufacturing and R&D operation for a wide range of adhesive technologies, serving a global market. Henkel, which also owns beauty care, laundry and home care divisions, is the world’s largest adhesives manufacturer.
Everest Insurance Ireland, dac (EIID), enables the Company to operate throughout the European Union (EU) under a single regulatory framework.
Letterkenny – October 20th 2017. IDA Ireland has today welcomed the official opening of Pramerica’s new state-of-the-art campus in Letterkenny.
The new building, which employed over 220 local tradesmen during its construction, represents a significant investment by the company.
Pramerica currently employs 1,500 people with a diverse workforce drawn from over 35 different countries.
Fragomen today announced the opening of its new office in Ireland, based in Dublin's city centre in order to service its portfolio of multinational clients in market.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland said: “This has been a fantastic week for job creation in IDA client companies with 1000 jobs announced across a variety of sectors In Limerick, Cork and Dublin.”
New roles build on the 500 jobs created in February 2017 when Ireland was selected as the location of Microsoft EMEA Inside Sales organisation
80% of the original 500 positions are filled with recruitment commencing immediately for the additional 200 positions
Janssen Sciences Ireland UC has announced an expansion of its Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork facility that will allow it to meet the critical needs of patients around the world. The expansion plans involve an investment of more than €300 million that will increase the existing manufacturing space by an additional 19,100m2, provide employment for up to 450 people during construction and an extra 200 people once completed.
Today’s Ireland is in expansive mode, with an economy
that regularly ranks among the fastest-growing in the
world. Our place in the global International Financial
Services Sector is strongly-established. Our place in the
EU and the Eurozone is central to the success of our open,
Ireland - A winning proposition for global business services
What makes Ireland great, makes Ireland great for business
Ireland, a winning proposition for research & development.
A winning proposition for global business services
Europe is a vast, lucrative market and having a local tech operation in place to support it makes sense. But there are also solid economic reasons for a company to expand its engineering program to Europe. Europe offers a marketplace of 550 million people and is seen by many US tech companies as the gateway to EMEA region.
It’s an altogether tougher challenge to scale the organisation that develops, sells and supports the product - especially as the business goes international. It was a theme heard again and again during SaaStock 2017 in Dublin.
Our round up from SaaStock 2017
In companies founded by engineers - as many SaaS providers are - sales is sometimes a dirty word. But getting to healthy recurring revenue is the goal to building a sustainable software-as-a-service business, which explains why sales featured prominently on the agenda at the SaaStock conference in Dublin.
Engineers are the lifeblood of any SaaS company, which is why it’s worth building a culture that attracts them.
Moving from service to product
Artificial Intelligence is one of the hottest topics in software right now.
Bill Macaitis advises on how SaaS companies can strengthen their brands and create a customer centric culture.
CEO of Qualitrics, Ryan Smith shares his insights on building a SaaS superstar business from SaaStock taking place in Dublin
Michael Lohan is Head of Medical Technology & Healthcare Services at IDA Ireland. In this role, he is an ambassador spreading the word about Ireland's opportunities to medtech and biotech companies around the world. IDA Ireland is proud to be a platinum sponsor of The Med Tech Conference since 2007. Come visit IDA Ireland at booth #323. In the second part of this two-part blog, Lohan concludes his discussion about why American medtech companies have been choosing Ireland as their European base of operations.
Michael Lohan is Head of Medical Technology & Healthcare Services at IDA Ireland. In this role, he is an ambassador spreading the word about Ireland's opportunities to medtech and biotech companies around the world. IDA Ireland is proud to be a platinum sponsor of The Med Tech Conference since 2007. Come visit IDA Ireland at booth #323. In this two-part blog, Lohan talks about why American medtech companies have been choosing Ireland as their European base of operations.
How much of your business relies on software? Quite a lot. How much of it came in a box? Not a lot. That very fact has changed the world as we know it.
Software nowadays comes as a service. SaaS for short. It's not downloaded locally on your computer, it does not have a hefty price tag, and it is updated and improved all the time. It’s a tech revolution that has been going on for years. Its full impact is only becoming clear now, though.
IDA Ireland is proud to be a founding sponsor of MassRobotics. IDA Ireland has been successful in attracting and supporting multinationals for a long time and always strives to ensure Ireland stays at the cutting edge of technology and manufacturing developmentswith initiatives like the new Irish Manufacturing Research Institute positioning Ireland as a global leader in Advanced Manufacturing.
Ireland may not be the first country that comes to mind in aviation, but it certainly has a strong impact now in how the industry is run.
IDA Ireland has partnered with the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) to bring the NEVYs to Boston this year. #NEVYs17
Fintech’s first wave was all about new names targeting businesses and consumers with services like money transfer, foreign currency exchange, and even loans. We now live in a world where Apple, a company best known for making a smartphone, could conceivably become a bank. Last year, the UK saw the launch of several challenger banks including Atom Bank which began offering savings and followed up with mortgage services. More expansion is expected during 2017.
Get Your Red On
St Patrick's Day is Ireland's national day of celebration and one that is truly global. The world is going green but here at IDA Ireland, we are marking St Patrick's Day by going red. How? Why? Our little film below tells all.
Data privacy, data protection in EU, how American companys should prepare for GDPR and why to nominate Ireland as lead Data Protection Commissioner, why Ireland is the data capital of Europe.
IDA Ireland will be attending the Silicon Slopes Summit in downtown Salt Lake City, which is taking place later this week. Over 7,000 tech enthusiasts will be attending the two day conference, giving attendees the chance to interact with some of the industry’s leading technology experts and innovators. The event also coincides with the Sundance Film Festival, so there may be opportunities for some star-spotting along the way!
I see myself as a global worker. As an Irish-American I can work in nearly 80 states, 50 in the US and about 30 in Europe (EEA). I also spent some time in Toronto on an employment visa, where I benefited both professionally and personally thanks to Canada’s famed hospitality.
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