Plans for shipping finance centre in Docklands with potential for 3500 jobs

IDA Ireland is backing plans to develop a shipping-finance centre in Dublin, in a bid to emulate the city’s position as an international aviation leasing hub.

In a filing to Dublin City Council, the firm ISSC said it was acting for an unidentified investor planning a shipping services project that might result in more than 3,500 jobs in the capital’s docklands. In a separate filing, IDA said it supported the proposals.

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Some 2,000 jobs and an economic impact of €200m – that’s the ambition behind a new project spearheaded by Dublin Chamber of Commerce and Dublin City Council aimed at making Dublin the #1 Tech Start-up City in Europe.

A report that has come out of a project called “Activating Dublin” aimed at generating growth and employment in the Dublin region has found that Dublin is already ahead of many European cities.

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Multinational firm creates 45 jobs in Sligo

ONLINE discount retailer is setting up a software development team in Sligo, creating 45 jobs. sells a broad range of products including furniture, rugs, bedding, electronics, clothing, jewelry, and cars.

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New Dublin nursing home to create 110 new jobs

A family-run Dublin nursing home is to open a new retirement facility with the creation of 110 jobs. The 92-bed Ferndene Nursing and Retirement Home in Blackrock is due to open in the coming weeks.

The new jobs will be in the areas of nursing, caring, catering, administration, managerial and support services.

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Accenture to create 140 jobs in Dublin

Global consulting group Accenture has announced the creation of 140 new jobs in Ireland. The company is looking for graduates and specialists with experience in Java, business systems, cloud computing and digital technologies.

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IT skills and languages will increase jobseeker employment prospects

Strong Demand for High-Level ICT Skills:  A forthcoming report from the Expert Group on Future Skills Needs highlights continuing strong demand from enterprise for high-level ICT skills, both within the ICT sector and across other sectors of the economy. The study forecasts the demand for high-level computing and electronic and electrical engineering skills over the next five years.

The ICT sector is of strategic importance to the Irish economy both in terms of the numbers of high-skilled professionals employed (an estimated 68,280 ICT professionals in 2012) and its significant contribution to Irish exports performance - accounting for almost €70 billion per annum.

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Field management company FMI to create 60 jobs in Dublin

Field management company FMI is to create 60 new full time jobs as part of its continuing expansion. Established in 1995, FMI employs more than 50 people at its head office in Dundrum in Dublin. The company's clients include Electric Ireland, Glanbia and Pepsico.

FMI provides a range of services which include direct sales, merchandising, in-store promotions and demonstrations, retail auditing and price checking.

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Aldi to create 160 jobs at distribution centre

Discount grocer Aldi is to open a new regional distribution centre creating 160 jobs. The facility in Mitchelstown, Co Cork will have capacity to service 100 shops and was developed as part of the company's plans to open new outlets across the country.

It will primarily supply stores in Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford, Clare, Mayo, Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford.

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Up to 40 new technology jobs are to come on stream in Cork at Xanadu Consultancy, the company confirmed this morning. Xanadu has grown from a start-up employing four people in 2011 to 54 people today.

The new roles are primarily in IT with vacancies in software engineering, business analysis, application support, data analytics and system architecture.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny has opened a €100m extension to the Irish Distillers plant at Midleton in Co Cork.

The facility, which was built in a year, will allow the company to double the production capacity of the plant to 64 million litres of pure alcohol.

The plant, which produces Jameson whiskey, had been operating at full capacity to meet demand and the expansion has created 60 new jobs.

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