The judging panel for the Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, from left: Independent director Mark Ryan; Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland; Dr John Hegarty, chairman of The Irish Times Trust; Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland and chairwoman of the judging panel; Caroline Keeling, chief executive of Keelings; Seamus Hand, KPMG managing partner; Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift, and Ciarán Hancock, business editor at The Irish Times. Photograph: Kieran Harnett

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Microsoft is creating 200 new jobs across the company’s business units at its new 	campus in Leopardstown, south Dublin, bringing the total numbers employed by Microsoft in Ireland to 2,200.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

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The judges for the Irish Times Business Awards, from left to right: Martin McVicar, managing director of Combilift; Margot Slattery, country president for Sodexo Ireland; Mark Ryan, a non-executive director; Cathriona Hallahan, managing director of Microsoft Ireland;  Caroline Keeling, chief executive of Keelings;  Shaun Murphy, managing partner of KPMG, and Dr John Hegarty, chairman of The Irish Times Trust

With the clock ticking down to the inaugural Irish Times Business Awards, in association with KPMG, a panel of judges met this week at Microsoft Irela(...)

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