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Emerald Contact Centre will employ 340 staff in Waterford by 2021.

Contract call centre group Emerald Contact Centre said it would create 200 new jobs from its Waterford base over the coming three years. The business(...)

Jacob  first established a presence in Ireland in 1974 when it opened its first operation outside of the US. Photograph: iStock

US multinational engineering group Jacobs said it will create 200 new jobs across its facilities in Dublin, Cork and Belfast after completing a €4.5 m(...)

It’s hard not to feel sympathy for the 12,400 or so investors in  Irish Forestry Funds who have received substantially less than they had expected. Photograph: iStock

When Lar Sheeran decided to invest in Irish forestry some 20 years ago, he had the long-term in sight. With projected returns of almost 15 per cent a(...)

Rye River co-founder Niall Phelan has joined Toronto outfit Province Brands, which is hoping to raise up to €70 million by the end of the year to fund its commercial launch in Canada, the US and Europe. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Niall Phelan, who co-founded craft brewer Rye River, has been appointed as chief operating officer of a Canadian brewer of cannabis beers that plans t(...)

Talent, tax and the environment for doing business remain the key ingredients underpinning Ireland’s performance as a key location of R&D activity. Photograph: iStock

Talent, tax and the environment for doing business remain the key ingredients underpinning Ireland’s performance as a key location of R&D activity(...)

Irish participation in Horizon 2020 is on course to meet the €1.25 billion target set by the Government. Photograph: iStock

The Government’s Innovation 2020 strategy has set a target for total investment in R&D in Ireland to reach 2 per cent of GDP by 2020. While some p(...)

Prof Mark Ferguson, director general of Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph:  Jason Clarke Photography.

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has significantly increased the economic return it generates from public funding, according to its latest annual repo(...)

Kildare County Council gave the project the go-ahead in May but Mr Reid is single handedly trying to stop the massive investment proceeding. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Intel Ireland has requested An Bord Pleanála (ABP) to exercise rarely-used powers to dismiss what it claims is the “vexatious” appeal by a local farme(...)

Andrew Day of Keywords Studios: “Allow your business to fail and move on rather than clinging to a sinking ship.”

Andrew Day had a perhaps unusual route into the gaming industry. Having started his career at Rothmans, the British cigarette manufacturer, he went on(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

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