16 June
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Construction industry growth hits 15-month high

Construction activity accelerated in May, with firms reporting sharp increases in new business and further job creation during the month, according to the Ulster Bank purchasing managers’ index for the sector. Respondents to the survey reported “particular strength” in housing, where activity expanded at the second-fastest rate in the survey’s 17-year history. The rise comes amid pressure on the Government to do more to alleviate shortages…

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14 June
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Over one million new Mobile Internet users added per day

A new Ericsson Mobility report foresees continued rapid growth of mobile connectivity as global mobile data traffic increases to eight times its current level by 2022. This traffic is the equivalent of: – The population of Spain streaming HD video 24 hours per day for a month – A single subscriber streaming HD video continuously for 3.55 million years – 31 billion hours of continuous HD…

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9 June

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data

A new commodity spawns a lucrative, fast-growing industry, prompting antitrust regulators to step in to restrain those who control its flow. A century ago, the resource in question was oil. Now similar concerns are being raised by the giants that deal in data, the oil of the digital era. These titans—Alphabet (Google’s parent company), Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—look unstoppable. They are the five most valuable…

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8 June
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Online gift voucher firm Smartbox bringing 100 jobs to Dublin

Smartbox Group, a provider of online gift vouchers, has announced plans to hire 100 staff as part of a new office expansion in Dublin. Smartbox Group is one of the biggest online gift voucher firms in Europe, with €1bn worth of business created in 2016 and 6.5m gifts purchased across 10 countries. Now, with 2,000 sq ft added to its office in Dublin, Smartbox is set…

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2 June
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25 Amazing Tech Companies Hiring in Dublin

Dublin’s Silicon Docks is the centre of Ireland’s thriving tech scene, home to high-tech brands Google, Facebook, and Twitter, and waves of on-point startups. The city leads global innovation in embedded tech and was predicted by Intel to become the first “Internet of Things City.” Tech workers are drawn to Dublin’s triple threat: challenging tech projects, desirable lifestyle gains, and impactful innovation. Perhaps Dublin’s biggest draw…

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1 June
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Drum roll... We have been shortlisted in the category of Excellence in Education & Training for the Events Industry Awards 2017!

Here, at Fitzwilliam Institute HQ, this morning we are feeling extremely proud. Drum roll........ We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted in the category of Excellence in Education & Training for the Events Industry Awards 2017. We are extremely passionate and proud of what our Event Management courses represent, to be considered for this award is an honor in itself. We offer full…

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30 May
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Construction industry, a ticking time bomb

The current skills crisis within the construction industry could be exacerbated even further, unless more work is put into developing talent pipelines. A joint construction survey by the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) and PwC, which included 248 participants representing all sectors of the construction sector including building surveyors, project managers and quantity surveyors including 35 property developers across the country, highlighted that the skills…

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17 May
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NI software player First Derivatives to hire 400 graduates

First Derivatives embarks on largest graduate hiring spree on island of Ireland. AIM-listed fintech company First Derivatives is to take on 400 graduate recruits this year. The news comes as the company reported a 30pc increase in revenues for the year of £151.7m, and a profit of £12.5m, up 20pc on last year. Fintech revenue was up 28pc to £117.4m (from £91.9m in 2016), driven by contract…

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15 May
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Irish tech firms raise €247m in first quarter 2017

Irish tech SMEs raised €247 million in the first quarter of 2017, up 4% up on the same period last year according to the Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey, published in association with William Fry. “In the light of Brexit and other uncertainties it is positive to see investment being maintained especially as last year was a bumper one with the first quarter 2016 nearly…

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15 May
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AlienVault expands in Cork

Unified security management company AlienVault has opened a new EMEA Sales and Technical Support Centre in Cork, where it plans to add up to 50 highly skilled roles in the next two years. The company is supported by the Dept of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland. President and CEO of AlienVault Barmak Meftah was joined by Minister for Housing, Planning & Local Government Simon…

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