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February 19th, 2018, Galway - Quidel Corporation, a market leader in the development, manufacture and marketing of rapid diagnostic testing solutions today announced it is to establish a Business Service Centre in Galway city to support its new international business, targeting the creation of 75 jobs over five years.
Dublin, Tuesday 13th February 2017 – Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD joined CEO of Autodesk Andrew Anagnost today to announce the opening of a major new site for the company in Dublin. Autodesk, the global leader in design software, will initially hire 200 people in finance, operations, localisation and sales operations by the end of this year to support its EMEA business.
Autodesk is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
Tuesday, 13th February 2018 – Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD and IDA Ireland today welcomed theat announcement that MSD is to develop a new biotechnology facility in Dublin, with the expected creation of up to 350 new jobs.
Known as MSD Biotech, Dublin, the facility will be constructed on an existing MSD-owned property, the site of its former facility in Swords, Co. Dublin.
One of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, NBC Universal (NBCU), through its subsidiary Universal Cable Productions has today announced it is to begin a major new production at Troy Studios in Limerick.
Thursday, 8th February 2018. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD today officially opened Google’s newest offices in Dublin that will serve as a home to Google’s growing Enterprise and Cloud teams in Dublin. Located in the Velasco Building on Dublin’s Grand Canal, the teams will play a strategic role in helping to grow Google’s cloud and enterprise business across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Velasco will also be home to an Advanced Solutions Lab where Google Cloud’s enterprise customers can co-create and develop customised solutions for their business on-site in conjunction with Google Cloud experts.
Castlebar, Mayo - February 8th 2018 - IDA Ireland has launched ‘Invest in Mayo’, the latest phase of its digital marketing initiative for attracting inward investment by highlighting the specific attributes of individual regional urban centres.
‘Invest in Mayo’ is an interactive experience designed for use on tablet, smartphone and PC.
The launch took place today at IDA Ireland’s newly completed Advance Technology Building (ATB) in Castlebar
Bank of Ireland today has announced that they will open a second FDI Hub for international companies looking to locate to Ireland. The FDI Hub, based in the Bank’s building on College Green, will complement the existing space on Stephen’s Green. The space provides complimentary office and meeting space for international companies planning to set up in Ireland. Bank of Ireland is the first and only Irish bank offering this service to FDI companies and it continues Bank of Ireland’s support for businesses of all stages through its workbenches, startlabs and FDI spaces.
5th February 2018, Dublin – Technology platform Stripe has today announced plans to expand its Dublin office, adding dozens of engineering positions over the next few years.
Dublin, Wednesday, 31st January 2018 – An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, today opened the European Financial Forum at Dublin Castle marking the third year of the Forum bringing together international and Irish financial industry leaders from banking, finance, insurance, regulation, fintech and asset management to discuss the pressing issues surrounding European finance.
Ireland’s first Masters in Artificial Intelligence (AI) was launched in Dublin today in response to a growing demand by industry for AI skills in Ireland. The programme, which will run in University of Limerick from this September 2018, was launched this morning by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys (TD) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
The Irish and South Korean flags will be ceremoniously raised today in the grounds of a pharmaceuticals manufacturing campus in Swords, Co. Dublin, which has been acquired by SK biotek, a global life sciences company, the first Korean pharma-company to invest in Ireland.
Angelica Aircraft Assets ("Angelica") is a new aircraft leasing company, which is officially headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the largest aviation finance and leasing centre in the world.
Dublin, 23rd January 2018– Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD announced today that global B2B sales and marketing firm N3 will grow its Ireland team to 200 fulltime jobs by the end of 2018. Immediately, N3 is actively recruiting to fill 50 Cloud technology sales positions.
Monday 22nd January 2018 - Bocomm Leasing hosted its ceremony on Monday 22nd of January. This marked both the celebration of its 10th Anniversary and the relocation of Bocomm Aviation Leasing Ireland to Ely Place, Dublin 2. Senior Vice President of Bocomm Leasing, Mrs Li Ru was joined by Minister of State of the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform with special responsibility for Financial Services and Insurance, Michael D’arcy TD, IDA Ireland senior executives and other distinguished guests at the ceremony.
IDA Ireland has today announced that it will be partnering with Science Gallery International to bring an innovative exhibition, PORTALS, to the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting taking place in Davos next week. PORTALS was curated collaboratively by Science Gallery International and the World Economic Forum, and features four immersive gateways that invite participants into wholly different realities and ways of experiencing the world.
Craigavon, N.I., 18 January 2018 – Almac Group, the global contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing organisation, today confirmed the successful completion of Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) inspections of Almac Clinical Services Ireland and Almac Pharma Services Ireland at its European campus in Dundalk, Ireland.
SLIGO, January 16th, 2018– AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Sligo to support the growth of its Oncology pipeline.
Jaguar Land Rover has selected Shannon as it is globally recognised as a centre of excellence for current and future software engineering talent.
January 10, 2018: An initiative by The Bar of Ireland supported by the IDA and the legal community was launched by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, today (Wednesday) seeking to promote Ireland as a leading centre globally for international legal services.
IDA Ireland, the Irish Government agency responsible for attracting foreign direct investment to Ireland, has today confirmed it has selected Three Park Place on Upper Hatch Street in Dublin 2 as its preferred option for its new Global Headquarters.
19,851 Jobs Created in FDI companies – third consecutive year of strong growth under current strategy
December 19, 2017 (Lismeehan, County Clare) Beckman Coulter, which develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing, is expanding the company’s development and manufacturing facility at Lismeehan, County Clare, creating 70 jobs over the next two to three years.
December 15 2017 Dundalk. National Pen, a leading global provider of personalised marketing merchandise, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in Dundalk.
The expansion, creating 250 jobs, is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland.
The company established its’ International Headquarters in Dundalk in 1987, comprising a manufacturing plant which personalises promotional products, and a contact centre which supports corporate functions including Finance, HR, Recruitment, IT, E-commerce and other support functions.
Pluralsight, the enterprise technology learning company, today announced plans to open a new EMEA headquarters in Dublin in early 2018. The Dublin office will house the company’s strategic business operations for the region and support its growing customer base in Ireland and throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa.
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Engineering leaders shared their advice for CTOs, leaders of engineering teams and international operation decision makers at recent IDA Ireland meetup
Building great tech companies starts with hiring great people. That’s easy to say but harder to do. Competition for the best talent is so tight, while pressure to scale fast can also hinder good HR practices. That challenge is exacerbated when the company is expanding globally.
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.
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.
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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