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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.
Fidelity International is to bolster its new state of the art office in Dublin with 250 additional jobs
STATS to employ more than 100 full and part-time employees in Limerick by end of next year
Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar officially opens Veritas multi-cloud innovation centre in Dublin
PepsiCo, Inc. today launched its new R&D Nutrition Centre at Little Island, Co. Cork, Ireland. The centre was officially opened by Simon Coveney, TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, in the presence of Dr. Jan Weststrate, Senior Vice President Nutrition R&D, PepsiCo, and Cliona Murphy, Vice President Research & Development, PepsiCo and Cork R&D site lead.
Great news for Irish start-up CloudKPI as co-founders join prestigious accelerator.
Mingo wants to make cryptocurrency more accessible for everybody.
Those living with diabetic foot ulcers will be happy to hear that a new device aims to treat the ailment with DNA.
Lero researchers at DCU have been given the task of trying to help high-street shops compete with Amazon and eBay in e-commerce with €3.8m EU funding.
There were 11 winners at Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena Awards at the National Ploughing Championships, including a solar water pump.
Dublin City University’s new five-year strategic plan puts the focus on creativity, lifelong learning and sustainability. Claire O’Connell reports from the launch.
Researchers from TCD have made a major breakthrough in the fight against cancer with the discovery of what makes killer cells tick.
With help from Trinity College Dublin, a new €2.9m EU project will aim to make one of the continent’s biggest waste problems a thing of the past.
5-day trade visit aims to position Ireland as a post Brexit solution for Asian Companies
Global leader in innovative fastening technologies and solutions, PennEngineering®, has increased its presence in Ireland with the development of a new, 80,000² ft. facility located in Galway on the west coast. The development highlights PennEngineering’s commitment to its European customers and expanding its production capabilities.
Fourteen of Top 15 Global Medtech Firms Now Have Irish Facilities, Responding to Ireland's "One-Stop Shop" Location
NEW YORK and DUBLIN (September 20, 2017) – Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announced today its expansion into Europe with the opening of its European Headquarters in Dublin. The move is expected to create 100 new jobs over the next three years.
Dublin, 19th September 2017 – An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, along with IDA Ireland today welcomed the announcement by XL Group that it has selected Dublin as its preferred location for its principal European Union (“EU”) insurance company, XL Insurance Company SE (“XLICSE”), subject to certain regulatory approvals, following the UK’s decision to depart from the EU.
An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald officially opened LinkedIn’s new
17,650 sq m Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ at Wilton Place in Dublin today. The new building is the first that LinkedIn has built outside the USA, and is the result of an €85 million investment. The development was undertaken in order to meet the needs of LinkedIn’s growing workforce in Ireland, which has increased from three employees to 1,200 in just seven years.
Ireland’s most unique sci-tech conference will be back with a bang in June 2018, and now you can be one of the first to book your place there.
From its base in Dublin, Cubic Telecom is becoming a global player on the IoT and M2M front with the closing of a new round of funding worth €40m.
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
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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