Up to 300 jobs could be created in Shannon by a new biotech facility

Biotech company MeiraGTx has formally opened its gene therapy manufacturing facility in Shannon. The facility has the potential to create 100 jobs in its current phase, with plans to increase this to 300 over time. Currently, there are 75 people employed at the facility and MeiraGTx is recruiting for positions in engineering, QA, and manufacturing … Read more

Green light for new €28.5m virtual production studio in Belfast

Belfast will soon see the development of a new £25 million (€28.5 million) film studio complex with a focus on cutting-edge virtual production techniques. On a plot of land close to the current Belfast Harbour Studios, Studio Ulster will be constructed at Giant’s Park in the city’s north. Ulster University will develop the project with … Read more

AbbVie to invest €60m as company’s Cork facility marks 20th anniversary

AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company with a significant presence across 8 Irish locations, announced a €60 million investment at its manufacturing site in Cork. The expansion, which will include the development of a new state-of-the-art facility, will create approximately 70 new jobs. New technologies will be introduced to the site in … Read more

100 new jobs planned at ICS Medical Devices in Galway

The official opening of ICS Medical’s new production and R&D facility in Galway will result in the creation of 100 new employment. The medical devices company, which specialises in catheter design and manufacturing services, moved into its new facility in May 2022. The move will add a further 10,000 square feet to the facility to support continued … Read more

Agricultural consultants announce 130 jobs

The Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) has announced the creation of 130 new jobs over the next year. Consultants umbrella body the Agricultural Consultants Association said 80 of the jobs will be in advisory positions and 50 in administration.Recruitment has already begun. The new staff are expected to be employed across the country on long-term contracts. … Read more

Johnson & Johnson to invest €100m and create 80 new jobs at Limerick site

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Ireland has announced a €100m investment in Limerick. The firm, which is a division of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, will use the investment to expand its existing site in Plassey, Limerick. The company’s ongoing investment in Ireland will also result in the creation of up to 80 additional jobs. The … Read more

Office of Public Works recruiting up to 250 staff over the next 12 months

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is recruiting up to 250 staff, including a large number of high-value civil and structural engineering roles, over the next 12 months. The ongoing and accelerated recruitment campaign comes as a result of the OPW’s increased funding secured under the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021 – 2030. Under the … Read more

Tech firm Patreon to shut Dublin office with 80 job losses

Tech company Patreon has announced plans to shut its Dublin office and cut 17 percent of its workers. The membership platform, commonly used by podcasters, allows entertainers and creators to sell their content behind a paywall to online subscribers. The company’s chief executive officer Jack Conte notified colleagues on Tuesday of plans to shut the … Read more

Largest energy supplier leaves the Irish market as crisis deepens

Amid rising wholesale gas and electricity rates, energy provider Panda Power is exiting the Irish market. Around 50,000 consumers for electricity and 10,000 for gas are served by the supplier in the Republic. Panda is the largest Irish-based energy supplier to collapse as a result of the current crisis. After Iberdrola, Glowpower, and Bright Energy, … Read more

US software firm Procore to hire staff at new EMEA hub in Dublin

Procore, a leading global provider of construction management software, is set to open its new EMEA hub in Dublin, Ireland. This move demonstrates Procore’s continued commitment to the region and desire to support its expanding customer base as part of its mission to connect everyone in construction on a global platform. With the opening of … Read more

Scottish firm EnerMech to create 170 jobs at Athlone facility with €9.2 million investment

Integrated solutions specialists EnerMech has officially opened its first facility in Ireland, creating approximately 170 jobs over the next three years. The new jobs come off the back of a €9.2 million investment in the company’s Irish operations. Integrated solutions specialists EnerMech has opened its first facility in Ireland with plans to create up to 170 … Read more

Online and mobile banking payments hit record high

Consumers’ use of digital banking has hit a record high as contactless payments continue to surge, new figures show. Online and mobile banking volumes grew by almost 12 per cent to 36 million payments in the second quarter of this year to reach the highest level since the data series began six years ago, According … Read more

Aldi announces €63m expansion programme for west of Ireland

Aldi Ireland has announced a dedicated expansion plan for the west of Ireland that would involve an investment of over €63 million and the creation of 140 full-time jobs. Ballina, Tuam, Mountbellew, Athenry, Ballyhaunis, Monivea Road, and Galway will all get new stores as a result of the investment, and Portumna, Clifden, Galway Retail Park, … Read more

Ireland’s unemployment rate rises slightly in August

Ireland’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August 2022 is increased slightly to 4.3% from a rate of 4.2% in July 2022, according to figures released today from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The new figures show that Ireland’s labour market continues to remain tight amid a growing cost-of-living crisis and soaring inflation. July’s rate was Ireland’s lowest … Read more

Activ8 Solar Energies and SSE Airtricity announce 200 new jobs

Activ8 Solar Energies and SSE Airtricity have announced the creation of up to 200 jobs over the next two years. The announcement was made as Activ8 opened a new headquarters in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan, on Tuesday. The company claims itself as SSE Airtricity’s only solar partner and Ireland’s largest supplier of solar PV systems. New … Read more