The company said the new roles will be in the areas of clinical project management, data management, drug safety and biostatistics

Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, Iqvia employs 55,000 people

 The report found office, secretarial, administrative support and  customer service jobs are among those most at risk of automation. Photograph: iStock

Study finds Edgeworthstown, Co Longford is most vulnerable to job losses

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day said GetSocial would  bring to Keywords “a leading-edge capability built around the social interactions of players in games”.

Company has developed a cloud-based platform to manage social interactions

CreditLogic chief executive Eddie Dillon: ‘CreditLogic will lead to a situation where applicants need to provide half the level of information they currently do and much of that will be provided digitally.’

Start-up led by former KBC innovation leader develops solution for lenders, brokers

  An attendee    tries out the Lenovo augmented reality glasses at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February  2018. Photograph: Reuters

Many of the leading players in the mobile sector will use event to launch new products

Only 12 companies raised more than €10 million last year, new figures show. Photograph: Getty Images

Average deal size for companies raising external financing also declined last year

Pro and anti-Brexit demonstrators pictured protesting outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London

Local Enterprise Offices in all regions are to start providing courses in the coming weeks

The figures show that 17 of the Republic’s 26 counties received 10 or fewer foreign investment-related visits.

Multinationals still favouring the capital when looking to establish or expand here

Exports to Britain fell by 3 per cent or €441 million to €14.1 billion last year while imports rose 5 per cent or €811 million to €18.3 billion

Figures show imports also hit a new high, increasing by 14% or €10bn to €90.2bn

Cork Airport

Reit buys its first property in the city with an office block situated near Cork airport

Nestle, the world’s top food and drinks maker, soared to all-time highs after giving an upbeat outlook for the year ahead on an improving outlook in China and North America.

Datalex lower after revealing restructuring plan while Bank of Ireland closes higher

Attendees at the Women Funding Women event in Dublin last week, which was organised by the Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network.

One of Ireland’s leading venture capitalists notes ‘drive’ of female tech entrepreneurs

Fegan’s 1924 founders James Fegan and Lisa O’Riordan

Fegan’s 1924 claims a number of benefits from relying solely on contactless technology

Dairymaster’s Mission Control platform in action

Enterprise Ireland identifies significant market opportunities for such companies

Rapyd operates what it claims is the world’s largest local payments network

Irish-founded company among investors to back the ‘fintech-as-a-service’ platform

SuperAwesome founder and chief executive Dylan Collins. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Dylan Collins’ SuperAwesome also announces dedicated video-on-demand service

Starling Bank chief executive Anne Boden

Digital bank led by former AIB executive Anne Boden looking to establish Irish unit

An artist’s impression of the finished development.

Start-up hub looks to almost double capacity by adding two extra floors to building

Pictured at Enterprise Ireland’s international fintech event “Appetite for Disruption”: Domhnal Slattery, founder and CEO of Avolon, Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Minister of State for Financial Services, Michael D’Arcy and Enda McDonnell, head of fintech, Enterprise Ireland.Photograph: Orla Murray/ SON

Avolon founder Dómhnal Slattery calls for greater supports for fledgling entrepreneurs

Irish actor Jessie Buckley makes Forbes’s “30 under 30” list. Photograph: Tim Whitby/Getty Images

Irish people including entrepreneurs, actors and a rugby player make all-important list

Irish fintech companies are set to benefit from an investment by Finch Capital

Finch is partnering with Enterprise Ireland for a new fintech-focused fund

Other backers include the Guinness Enterprise Centre and Techfugees, a social enterprise co-ordinating the international tech community’s response to the needs of refugees

Techstars and Dublin City Council collaborate for immigration-focused start-up event

Empathy, which has grown sales by over 200 per cent since 2016, reported revenues of €5.7 million and pretax profits of €1.5 million in 2017

Empathy Marketing said both merchants and customers will benefit from the deal

Traders  on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Dublin market follows other bourses lower, with Kingpsan and Aryzta among the losers

A breakdown of turnover shows €134.8 million came was from other group companies last year

Turnover at Vodafone Enterprise Global Limited climbed from €82.9m to €232.2m

Founded by Rory O’Connor in 2010, Scurri has developed a cloud-based software platform that makes it easier for ecommerce merchants to deliver goods to customers

Wexford-based online logistics company led by Rory O’Connor sees Brexit opportunities

The number of long-term claimants on the Live Register in January was 79,010, down 19.4 per cent on an annual basis

There were 200,300 on the register in January, the lowest number since April 2008

Derville Rowland: “We believe that creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace is both the right thing to do and the smart thing to do.”

Women under-represented in financial services, says Central Bank director general

More than 700 applications were received for the London programme

Trezeo, Block Aviation and UrbanFox among 10 companies chosen for programme

Alltech chief executive Mark Lyons announcing details of the latest accelerator programme at Dogpatch Labs in Dublin. Photograph: Yohei Ishikawa

Two Irish start-ups selected for the latest edition of the Pearse Lyons Accelerator

Ryan Pandya and Perumal Gandhi of Perfect Day, a company that is developing synthetic milk

Perfect Day was founded to take part in Cork-based RebelBio accelerator

Patrick Collison, chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe with brother John Collison, president and co-founder

Stripe asked for documents as part of larger investigation into president’s inauguration

Food for thought: Strong Roots’ founder Sam Dennigan

Group says it sees Brexit opportunities as all major UK retailers agree to stock products

 John Lynam, chief technology officer and co-founder of Hexafly and  Julian Seymour, syndicates manager at HBAN.

Firm that delivers insect protein alternative to fish meal and soya looking to raise €10m

Pollen Street Capital managing partner Lindsey McMurray: “We have invested about €150 million in equity capital and another €700 million in debt financing so far but we’re just getting going in Ireland.” Photograph: Maxwells Dublin

Venture capital group has just bought two additional Irish-focused businesses

PHP has eight assets in the Republic valued at €92.3 million

Primary Health Properties secures €51m against Irish assets, as earnings rise 18.7%

Meissner is developing its first European manufacturing facility in Castlebar

The company, a manufacturer of microfiltration products, to open Castlebar facility

The acquisition required approval from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission before it could be completed.

Irving, which also owns the Whitegate Refinery completes Top Oil acquisition

A map showing the Irish landing point for the Iris cable

New high-speed undersea fible optic cable linking Iceland to mainland Europe planned

Chief executive Andrew Day at Keywords Studios’ Sandyford HQ

Company acquired eight businesses last year but also saw a 10% rise in organic growth

Sammon Contracting was among the companies to seek examinership in 2018

Twelve Irish companies applied for the appointment of an examiner last year

NDRC chairman Sean Baker and chief executive Ben Hurley. We’ve adjusted our strategy in order to offer an increased level of capital to each start-up we support to help bridge the funding gap they are facing,” Mr Hurley says

Early-stage tech investor says start-ups struggling to get external investment

Wazp co-founders Shane Hassett and Mariana Koba

Kerry company seeking to make mass-produced 3D-printed products more common

Microsoft is encouraging users to migrate  to Windows 10. Photograph: Reuters

Windows 7 support ending in January 2020, leading to security risks and added costs

The bank’s three-year fixed rate of 3 per cent remain unchanged. Photograph: Frantzesco Kangaris/Bloomberg

BoI says nine in 10 new owner occupiers opted for fixed-rate mortgages last year

Founded in 2000, Deerac was spun out of the physics department at TCD

Irish VC firms have made a return of about five times their original investment

Ms Marsh has also served as a committee member of the UK’s Commercial Broadcasters Association

Former Sony Pictures Television executive has also worked for Sky and the BBC

Stripe chief executive and co-founder Patrick Collison: “We’re building Stripe for the long-term.”

Investment from Tiger Global comes months after Stripe secured $245m from same firm

Perfuze is developing next-generation catheter-based technology to treat acute ischemic stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked by a clot, preventing blood flow

Backers include Earlybird Venture Capital, Enterprise Ireland and an Irish syndicate

Fire founder and chief executive Colm Lyon said while Brexit-proofing the business has been a costly exercise, he also sees opportunities arising down the line.

Investment aimed at Brexit-proofing start-up as 70 per cent of its business is in UK

The motion from Aer Lingus, American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and Finnair indicates a number of potential benefits arising from the Irish airline joining the venture

Carriers claim addition of airline could generate $96m in annual consumer benefits

European shares on Friday hit their highest level in nearly two months

Market report: Iseq follows other European bourses higher, led by Ryanair and Smurfit Kappa

Walsh Whiskey founders Bernard and Rosemary Walsh

Irish directors to look after drinks brands while Illva Saronno will manage the distillery

Ger Deering: “I have found that it is still the case that some providers are not willing to listen to or engage sufficiently with their customers”

Financial services ombudsman critical of providers who do not engage with customers

CPL is to pay an interim dividend of 8.00 cent per share in early March

Recruiter reports 23% jump in pretax profits to €11m as revenues hit €278.6m

Terence MacSwiney School student Ericka Lingwood working on her animation skills as part of the Apple volunteer programme.

Class run by Apple volunteers in Hollyhill, Cork features in new awareness programme

The Amazon Echo Spot. An estimated 15 per cent of households now have smart speakers with Alexa the favourite

New survey shows 15% of Irish households now have smart speakers

Iseq heavyweight CRH and many of its peers were lower after the publication of US construction data.

Pillar banks end strongly after Davy report while CRH struggles on US construction data

Parkpnp chief executive Garret Flower. The firm  claims more than 40,000 drivers use its services across Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

Former Europcar Ireland managing director Colm Menton and BVP among the backers

The study estimates that demand for electricity in Ireland may rise by up to 57 per cent in the next decade, with gas consumption expected to jump by 35 per cent by 2030, and oil rising by 15 per cent

Study warns State may soon have to source 100% of its gas requirements from overseas

Intel is one of the major foreign direct investors in the Republic.

Large-scale repatriations of profits by US multinationals meant total foreign investment fell

Mount Charles Group founder and chairman Trevor Annon. The group recently signed a franchise deal   Freshly Chopped that sees MCG opening at least six outlets in the North.

Support services group won over €10m in contracts at its operations in the Republic

Irish brands command 6 per cent of the total US whiskey market

New figures show Irish whiskey sales rose 13.5% last year to 4.65m cases

Waterways Ireland and Fáilte Ireland are looking to assess the potential of Dublin’s canals as tourist destinations. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin City Canals Greenway could join Wild Atlantic Way and Ireland’s Ancient East

An artist’s impression of the new Salesforce Tower in Dublin’s Spencer Dock, which is being developed by Johnny Ronan and US investment group Colony Capital

Tech giant downplays housing issue concerns as it unveils new Silicon Docks campus

Of the 11.2 million who visited Ireland in 2018, 4.7 million came from Britain.

Tourism Ireland says opportunities to entice visitors from Britain persist despite Brexit

Vodafone said the agreement would help speed up the adoption of cloud technologies

Companies announce a joint venture which will also see them creating new solutions

Cubic Telecom chief executive Barry Napier

Company’s technology is installed in 1.5m cars in 40 countries

Overall, global app downloads across iOS, Android and third-party stores in China, reached 194 billion last year

Spending in mobile app stores surpassed $100bn last year with China the big spenders

Brendan Hannigan, co-founder of Sonraí Security,  has worked for a number of well-known corporates including Q1 Labs and IBM

New York-based cybersecurity firm co-founded by Dublin tech veteran in 2017

Energia  paid €18m in dividends to its parent during the 12 months to the end of March 2018, as against €30m in the prior year

Energy provider sees jump in revenues due to increase in residential customers

Retailers and manufacturers have been advised to carry out detailed reviews of their supply chains to ensure “day one readiness” for Brexit can be achieved.

‘Radical recalibration’ of business models may be required

Gran Platja beach and Badia de Tossa bay on the Costa Brava. Ryanair Holidays offered holiday packages for Spain and  other countries

Ryanair’s packaged holidays service has been discontinued after just two years

Chinese FDI into the State experienced a record year in 2016 with investment totalling almost $3 billion

Overall investment in Europe and North America by China fell to six-year low last year

The 2018 deal values were skewered by the €54 billion approach by Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical for Dublin-headquartered Shire

Figures from Mergermarket show the value of transactions jumped 370% in 2018

The Teeling Distillery and visitor centre in Dublin 8

Number of visitor centres expected to rise to 21 with eight more opening in 2019

US research company Cybersecurity Ventures recently forecast that cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021. Photograph: iStock

Senior executives don’t believe they have sufficient safeguards to deal with attacks

Eurofins currently employs about 775 people in the Republic

Three Ireland announces 30 jobs to bring workforce at Limerick operation to 300

Purchasing activity rose at the fastest pace in nine months in December

Optimism among Irish construction firms picks up from a 64-month low last month

In the UK Debenhams stock tumble  following the removal of the retailer’s  chief executive by Mike Ashley. Photograph: Reuters/Simon Dawson/File Photo

Market report: In Dublin Aryzta and Kerry Group lead market into negative territory

LearnUpon co-founders Des Anderson (L) and Brendan Noud

Dublin-based elearning specialists named Irish tech company of the year

IT consulting and managed-services company Arkphire reported a rise in revenues to €90.1 million for the year ending June 30th, 2018. Photograph: iStock

New accounts show boost for Arkphire and Data Solutions, but Ammeon records loss

Michael Carvill: “In 2018 Kenmare achieved production guidance for a third consecutive year, and total shipments of all products also set new annual record levels.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Dublin-listed company says it received higher average prices for all products last year

The number of long-term claimants on the register last month was 79,542, down 18.8 per cent compared to the same month a year earlier

The total number of people on the register stood at 199,669 in December

Tesco went into the Christmas period ranked the Republic’s third largest supermarket chain

Irish arm of Tesco reports flat like-for-like sales over the 19 weeks ending January 5th

Talent Garden’s new “VC in Residence” Brian Caulfield warned start-ups need to thing longer term about funding

Tech veteran and VC partner warns entrepreneurs to think more deeply about funding

Consumer spending on IoT is predicted to reach $108 billion this year.

New IDC forecast predicts 15.4 per cent increase in spend this year to €652 billion

The value of meat and livestock exports from Ireland rose 1 per cent to just under €4 billion in 2018

Bord Bia reports a 2% rise in the volume of exports but value declines 4% versus 2017

Ergo co-founder and chief executive John Purdy

Irish company is guiding revenues in excess of €74m as it nears €100m milestone

Cork-based company to use funds to invest in its tech platform and staff numbers

EI chief executive Julie Sinnamon said the agency remains on target to achieve 60,000 new jobs by the end of 2020. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

State agency says 85% of client companies have taken Brexit-proofing steps

Taoglas, an Irish company which designs and makes high-tech antennae, has acquired US rival ThinkWireless for an undisclosed sum

Taoglas, which is working on 5G and sat-nav antenna, reveals ThinkWireless deal at CES

Keywords Studios chief executive Andrew Day. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Upgrade comes despite Keywords recently predicting below-consensus full-year revenue

Company predicts revenue growth of between 5.2% and 9% for full-year 2019

Employment in the construction sector rose 13.9 per cent in the third quarter

Figures show youth unemployment rate still declining, dropping to 12.2% last month

Innovo is a neuromuscular electrical stimulation device that treats urinary and faecal incontinence in a non-invasive manner

Backers include LSP, Andera, Atlantic Bridge Ventures, Seroba Lifesciences and Earlybird

Stephen Vernon is to join the Staycity board after taking a 5 per cent stake in the company

Green Reit co-founder is to join board of fast-growing aparthotel group

EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards judge Anne Heraty and EY partner Kevin McLoughlin at the launch of the 2019 programme.

This year’s awards will see 24 companies selected to compete across three categories

EnteraSense co-founder Donal Devery: “We want to improve patient outcomes and drive cost down for the health system,” he says.

Irish company seeking regulatory approval for its diagnostics tool by mid-2020

Google received authorisation from the Central Bank on Christmas Eve.

Regulator grants authorisation for tech giant as a payment institution in the Republic

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