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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.
The medtech industry in Ireland is going strong, with an estimated 39,000 people set to be working in the field by 2020.
Today An Tánaiste and Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Frances Fitzgerald TD joined Bill Graebel, CEO of Graebel Companies Inc., to announce the official opening of the company’s newly established Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Financial Shared Services and Operations Centre in Dundalk and the creation of 125 new jobs within the next three years. Recruitment is already underway.
Center Parcs was delighted that An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD was today able to join Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs to attend the Official Sod Turning Ceremony marking the start of construction work on the €233 million development at Center Parcs Longford Forest, Ballymahon, County Longford. The milestone occasion was celebrated with local community, as well as representatives from both local and national government.
New office building will help facilitate IDA job creation and FDI in Galway region
Following a meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and senior bank executives in Toronto yesterday, TD Securities confirmed that it will be expanding its operations in Ireland and, subject to regulatory approval, plans to establish a bond trading business there. The Dublin expansion is part of its growth strategy in Europe and will afford TD Securities the flexibility to meet the evolving needs of clients and respond to the changing business environment as a result of Brexit.
Ajay Davessar, Head of Corporate Comms, HCL in conversation with Martin Shanahan, CEO IDA Ireland
Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, officially opened a €85 million extension at the company’s Waterford, Ireland facility to help meet the consumer demand of its contact lens portfolio, specifically Biotrue® ONEday daily disposable contact lenses.
Synexa Life Sciences, a global leader in biomarker services, has announced the opening of its international headquarters in Dublin. The new centre will be home to Synexa’s global business development activities and a new Bioinformatics Lab, and is expected to create up to 30 highly skilled jobs over the next five years.
IDA Ireland has today confirmed significant investments in the financial services sector in the first half of 2017. Over 15 global financial institutions have announced their intentions to set up or expand their operations in Ireland since January.
Limerick Institute of Technology has received planning permission to construct a major new campus at Coonagh.
Dublin mobile tech firm close to clinching new investment and creating more jobs
Ireland cannot be complacent when it comes to Brexit, warns IDA’s Martin Shanahan.
New research conducted by an Irish team into a possible treatment for Huntington’s disease is showing significant early promise.
In Thailand, three young, Irish chemistry students have walked away with a bronze medal at the 49th International Chemistry Olympiad.
Fishing, medtech and energy are three areas of focus at NUI Galway after a fresh batch of funding was secured for the north and west of the country.
IDA Ireland notes Barclays announcement today that the bank plans to use their licensed EU subsidiary to allow them to continue passported activity post-Brexit.
Leading Commerce Platform Shopify Continues Remote Working Revolution.Shopify looks to hire 100 support staff in West Ireland with the help of IDA Ireland.
Unilever has announced a new partnership between its global start-up collaboration platform, Unilever Foundry, and Dogpatch Labs, Ireland’s leading start-up hub. The Unilever Foundry is a platform for start-ups and innovators to engage, collaborate and explore business ideas with Unilever and its 400+ brands. This partnership will provide a clear path for Irish startups to gain access to the company’s marketing expertise, massive global scale and in some instances, investment funding.
Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, today welcomed the announcement that Beazley plc is to establish a European insurance company in Dublin.
The company, which is an IDA Ireland client, will increase its European business from its Irish base. In order to expand its access to EU markets, Beazley plc has been granted a European insurance licence for its existing reinsurance company in Dublin. The new Insurance entity will provide specialty insurance products including professional indemnity, management liability and cyber.
DUBLIN, IRELAND — 12 July 2017 — Zendesk today announced that it is looking to hire an additional 300 staff and has agreed a lease to expand into 55 Charlemont Place in 2018, taking over 58,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space in Dublin for its EMEA HQ following a significant growth of the local team. The announcement is supported by the Irish government through IDA Ireland.
Boat festooned with the cream of Irish IoT technology completes journey in 34 hours, one minute and 47 seconds.
Waterford IT-based TSSG will orchestrate a new international programme to improve Irish and Welsh fisheries, armed with €1.8m in funding.
There are many reasons why companies locate themselves in
Ireland, but it all starts with positive leadership and
Ireland has an excellent track record as a location for
delivery of Global Business Services. It was in the early
that our highly-skilled workforce and low-risk, low-tax
environment first drew international companies to choose
Ireland as their base for centralising functional support
Global companies choose Ireland as a manufacturing location
because of our highly-skilled workforce, low tax and pro-
In every area of the contemporary business world,
progressive companies face an ever-increasing demand to
innovate. This drive for advancement is one of the main
catalysts for the internationalisation of Research,
and Innovation (RD&I).
Corporate tax rates have been one of the principal elements
favourable enterprise environment in Ireland for more than
decades. The Irish tax regime is open and transparent and
fully with OECD guidelines and EU competition law.
Why Ireland, companies are attracted to Ireland for a variety
Why Ireland, companies are attracted to Ireland for a variety
Trade is the cornerstone of Ireland’s present and
future success as a country. IDA Ireland, Ireland’s inward
investment promotion agency, is not waiting for events to
We are actively planning ahead and helping to position the
for progress. As the world moves towards a more positive
Ireland is set to lead the way.
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