Posts from 2015-05-07

45 new software engineering jobs will be created in Dublin over the next two years

US based online shopping website Gilt said today that they will be increasing their investment in Irish operations and intend on creating a new Platform Innovation Centre in Dublin. The company first established and Irish base in 2011 and currently employ more than 150 people in Dublin and Limerick.

The project is being  supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland CEO of Gilt Michelle Peluso explained: “Our Irish technology team has been instrumental in further developing Gilt’s core ecommerce platform, bringing a combination of engineering discipline, innovation and a passion for quality that is rare.

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Ryanair’s three new services from Knock Airport to support 80 jobs

Budget airline Ryanair has announced another batch of new routes out of the west of Ireland on the back of the travel tax being scrapped.

The carrier will run three new services from Knock — to Eindhoven in Holland, Glasgow-Prestwick in Scotland, and Kaunas in Lithuania — from April. Ryanair has also committed to increase frequencies on its London route. Ryanair claimed it will support 80 jobs following its announcement at Knock Airport, part of its aim to carry an additional 1m people at Irish airports in a direct response to the Government lifting the €3 travel tax from April. Ryanair has already made announcements for eight new routes out of Shannon and plans other investments for Cork, Dublin, and Kerry in the coming weeks.

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Continued demand for people with ICT skills across the Irish economy could generate 44,500 new job openings over the next six years, according to Forfás and the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs.  A new report Addressing Future Demand for High-Level ICT Skills forecasts the demand for high-level ICT skills up to 2018.

In 2012, there were 68,280 ICT professionals working within the ICT sector and across other sectors of the economy. The report forecasts that there will be increased demand of, on average, 5pc per annum for these high-level ICT skills up to 2018, increasing the employment of ICT professionals to 91,000.

Report attachment:

ICT Skills Press Release.pdf

ICT Skills Publication.pdf



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Continent 8 Technologies is to create 15 jobs at its new Dublin EMEA service operations centre, which was opened by Taoiseach Enda Kenny this morning.

Continent 8 Technologies delivers internet technologies, products and services providing companies with secure and reliable facilities from which to host their online operations.

Based in west Dublin, recruitment has already commenced for the first group of the 15 staff to be taken on, and the group is looking to fill positions in product and service development, technical support and customer support.

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Marketing agency Acorn is to create 100 new jobs in Dublin to assist its EMEA-based clients and service its offices in London, Sydney and Paris. The company, which currently employs 100 people, is recruiting IT, management, HR and finance roles for its Dublin office.

Acorn was acquired by Epsilon, an Alliance Data division in 2012, and has designated the Dublin team as the creative services delivery hub for all Epsilon markets outside North America.

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Almost 220 jobs are to be created by entrepreneurial start-ups over the next 12 months. The posts will be available in 30 firms backed by Dublin Business Innovation Centre (Dublin BIC).

Dublin BIC was established in 1988 as part of a national and European organisation of business and innovation centres which identify, select and support entrepreneurial start-ups. Firms with the new jobs include Davra Networks, EmpowerTheUser, iCabbi, Learnosity, MMSOFT Design, OpenJaw Technologies, Point of Care, Stratus5 and SafeFood 360.

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DecaWave creates 25 jobs in Dublin

25 new jobs are being announced at an Irish semiconductor chip company.

Dublin-based firm DecaWave plans to fill the engineering, product management and sales and marketing positions over the next 18 months. The new jobs come as the company launches a new semiconductor chip, which promises to make indoor location and communication more effective.

The technology has particular applications for high-value goods, for example in a warehouse, as it promises to make tracking and locating them much easier than existing technologies such as radio frequency identification or wi-fi.

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UTV to create 100 jobs with new Irish TV channel

UTV plans to establish a new TV channel in the Republic of Ireland with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Waterford and Limerick, creating 100 jobs by 2015.

It submitted an application to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) today. UTV Media already employs over 300 people in the Republic.

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CarTrawler creates 23 new jobs at Dublin office

Irish firm CarTrawler, the global car-rental marketplace, is looking to fill 23 vacancies this week at the World Travel Market in London, UK. The roles are for its office in Dublin City, and will include R&D, engineering and customer service positions.

The company has developed a technology platform to distribute car rental through multiple routes to market on a global basis. International partners include Virgin Australia, Emirates, Starwood Hotels, American Express, FlightCentre and Skyscanner.

French said the 23 positions will be in areas spanning revenue management, supplier relationship management, R&D, partner management, finance and legal affairs and customer service. 

The company is also on the lookout for bilingual speakers, especially French, German, Spanish and Russian speakers.

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Software firm Sentenial to create 110 jobs

Financial technology firm Sentenial today announced it will hire 110 staff as the company expands to meet demand for its payment technology. Sentenial is Europe's leading payments solution provider and implementation partner, helping banks and businesses prepare for the switch to the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) on 1st February 2014.

Sentenial already employs 160 staff, having added 100 people in the past 12 months, making it one of Ireland's fastest growing indigenous technology companies. The new roles will be filled by the end of 2014, with 30 to be advertised before Christmas.

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