400 new tech jobs for Dublin, Cork and Galway

Four-hundred new jobs in the technology sector have been announced by eight companies at an IDA Ireland event in Dublin. The companies from the United States and Europe will create the 400 positions in Cork, Dublin and Galway over the next three years. The jobs will be created in a range of sectors including software Read more about 400 new tech jobs for Dublin, Cork and Galway[…]

Taoiseach presses EU leaders for climate deal concessions

Suzanne Lynch, Arthur Beesley Taoiseach Enda Kenny is pressing European leaders to grant special concessions to Ireland as they advance a new climate change deal to curb harmful emissions. At a summit this evening in Brussels, Mr Kenny will seek to convince his European Union counterparts that the Republic’s heavy dependence on agriculture should be taken Read more about Taoiseach presses EU leaders for climate deal concessions[…]

Emily O’Reilly seeks public opinion on EU trade deal

European Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly has opened a public consultation process on the EU-US trade deal negotiations, arguing that the process could have “a significant impact” on the lives of EU citizens. Ms O’Reilly yesterday opened a six-week consultation process, inviting members of the public and interested parties to register their views on the proposed trade Read more about Emily O’Reilly seeks public opinion on EU trade deal[…]

Over 30 Irish firms take part in Turkey trade mission

More than 30 Irish companies are setting out on a four-day trade mission to Turkey, beginning today. The Enterprise Ireland mission is being led by Minister of State Ged Nash and will visit Ankara and Istanbul. The Turkish market is the 17th largest economy in the world and the 6th largest in Europe. Trade between Read more about Over 30 Irish firms take part in Turkey trade mission[…]

Ministers in talks to reassure key foreign firms on closure of ‘Double Irish’

State agencies and Government Ministers and officials have launched a co-ordinated campaign of letters and phone calls to senior executives of foreign multinationals, to reassure them that Ireland remains a top destination for investment following the budget. Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton hosted a conference call with officials and executives from up to 60 US multinationals yesterday afternoon, to Read more about Ministers in talks to reassure key foreign firms on closure of ‘Double Irish’[…]

Irish trade surplus at €3.3bn in August

Irish exports increased by 23 per cent in August (to €7.97 billion) from July, figures from the Central Statistics Office have shown. Coupled with a small increase of €29 million (1 per cent) in imports, the seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased by €1.43 billion — or about 75 per cent – to stand at €3.3 Read more about Irish trade surplus at €3.3bn in August[…]

Budget 2015: SMEs, the “lifeblood of the economy”, benefit from range of budget measures

18:20, 14 October 2014 by Colette Sexton Describing SMEs as the “lifeblood” of the Irish economy, Finance Minister Michael Noonan announced several initiatives to support the sector including the retention of the tourism VAT rate, the return of the Seed Capital Scheme and an extension of the Foreign Earnings Deduction scheme. Restaurants and pubs did Read more about Budget 2015: SMEs, the “lifeblood of the economy”, benefit from range of budget measures[…]

Ireland to abolish controversial ‘double Irish’ tax arrangement

Ireland has officially announced the phased abolition of its controversial “double Irish” tax scheme that has enabled multinationals such as Apple to dramatically cut down their tax bills. The arrangement, which has drawn the wrath of the US Senate as well as the Republic’s EU partners, helped global corporations to move most of their taxable Read more about Ireland to abolish controversial ‘double Irish’ tax arrangement[…]

Irish economy to grow by 5% this year and next – ESRI

The Irish economy will grow by approximately 5 per cent both this year and next year and unemployment will fall below 10 per cent, according to the ESRI. Economic growth is expected to be strong in 2014 and 2015, it said in its Quarterly Economic Commentary for Autumn 2014, published today. The ESRI predicts growth Read more about Irish economy to grow by 5% this year and next – ESRI[…]

LinkedIn to build new Dublin HQ with space for 1,200 workers

LinkedIn has announced plans to build a new international headquarters in Dublin which would allow it to double its Irish workforce to 1,200 from 600 people, IDA Ireland said. The professional internet network has acquired a 17,507 square metre site at Wilton Place in Dublin and construction work on the new headquarters will begin in Read more about LinkedIn to build new Dublin HQ with space for 1,200 workers[…]