Good News Corner


With all the negativity around, we wanted to share with you some of the hidden good news!



Date Title
15/04/2014 Would-be castaways could win a dream island job
14/04/2014 TV channel for Irish diaspora says it will create 150 jobs
11/04/2014 Boots to create 26 jobs in Dublin, Cork as it expands stores
10/04/2014 SurveyMonkey poised to open European Headquarters in Dublin
09/04/2014 Irish whiskey sector to invest over €1bn in new distilleries
08/04/2014 Half of tourists will 'definitely' return to Ireland
07/04/2014 Ibec predicts 3% growth and creation of 50,000 jobs this year
04/04/2014 100 jobs created at US firm in Dublin
03/04/2014 Aldi opens new Dungarvan store creating 20 jobs
02/04/2014 Major bio-marine ingredients facilty for Killybegs, Co Donegal
01/04/2014 Kemp Technologies to create 50 new jobs in Limerick
31/03/2014 IDA aims to lure 80 new firms here this year
29/03/2014 Expansion plans offering hope for new jobs for Cork
28/03/2014 Vodafone and Cloudstrong announce jobs for Dublin and Mayo
27/03/2014 Most Irish tech companies plan to hire more staff this year
26/03/2014 Cork to get €200,000 entrepeneur fund
25/03/2014 Jump Zone: Trampoline pair create 60 jobs on the bounce
24/03/2014 €40m development planned for Dublin's Digital Hub
21/03/2014 McDonalds to create 60 jobs in Kilkenny
21/03/2014 Cork expansion depends on better terms
20/03/2014 120 jobs saved as O'Gorman buys Blarney Golf Resort
19/03/2014 Canadian expansion sees surge in profits at Ward & Burke
18/03/2014 Digital Marketing Institute adds to its headcount
15/03/2014 Extra work visas and graduates' plan to help create 44,500 jobs in ICT sector
14/03/2014 Government plan aims to meet 74pc of industry demand for ICT skills domestically by 2018
14/03/2014 More than 1,500 jobs on offer at Dublin Expo
13/03/2014 Australian Company One Big Switch to base European HQ in Dublin
12/03/2014 TechShop fabrication studio coming to Ireland thanks to DCU alliance
12/03/2014 EcoWatch named as Ireland's most promising start-up for a smart grid solution
12/03/2014 Video about what makes Ireland a special place is an instant hit
12/03/2014 Almost 75% of businesses plan to pay staff more
11/03/2014 Start-up publishing company Tramp Press releasing debut title next month
11/03/2014 97 firms recognised at Deloitte Best Managed Companies Awards
11/03/2014 Ireland’s first financial start-up programme NDRC FinTech launched
10/03/2014 North Cork Co-operative Creameries opens new €5m processing plant 
10/03/2014 Dublin hotels achieving fastest growth in Europe
10/03/2014 Rivals to merge and base largest global banana firm in Ireland
07/03/2014 €5m ‘Netlabs’ has potential to create 600 jobs
07/03/2014 Profits at Irish Continental jump to €30m
06/03/2014 Unemployment under 400,000 for first time since 2009
06/03/2014 Irish start-ups are cashing in on the messaging revolution
05/03/2014 Software firm VCE to create 150 jobs in Cork
05/03/2014 Boost for economy with rise in consumer confidence
05/03/2014 Irish services sector grows for 19th month in a row in February
05/03/2014 Construction sector ‘has turned’ as growth predicted
04/03/2014 Fifteen firms share €75m pot to boost export-led growth
03/03/2014 Dualway to create 46 jobs in €4.5m expansion
03/03/2014 Thirty jobs for outsourced service group
28/02/2014 Boost to recovery as 60,000 back in work
27/02/2014 Search is on for 'best entrepreneur in Ireland' as part of Action Plan for Jobs 2014
26/02/2014 Almost 75,000 jobs in new tourism strategy
26/02/2014 Irish design agency Clickworks wins UK award
25/02/2014 Biopharma specialist Alexion applies for Dublin HQ
24/02/2014 Supervalu to create 210 jobs as it plans to open three new stores
24/02/2014 National employment week gets down to work
24/02/2014 The City Bin Co's Dublin presence to grow by 15pc
21/02/2014 Five high growth companies creating 132 jobs with new Irish operations
20/02/2014 Capital a hotbed for start-ups as its firms secure most EI funding
19/02/2014 Venture fund opens Dublin hub for start-ups
19/02/2014 Scope for up to 1,000 wind turbines in midlands, says Bord na Móna
18/02/2014 Budget tax cuts to stimulate job creation on cards, says Noonan
18/02/2014 Tayto, Barry’s Tea to be sold in 600 Coles stores down under
18/02/2014 Tipperary engineering firm Sepam on jobs drive after Saudi contract
17/02/2014 Tower Records relocates to Dawson Street, creating 10 jobs
17/02/2014 SouthWestern announces 40 jobs for west Cork
17/02/2014 Third-party H&S certification company for construction industry to create 20 new jobs
17/02/2014 50 new jobs at Lidl
14/02/2014 KBC digs in for long term here as it recruits 200 more staff
14/02/2014 Trade mission to Singapore and Malaysia generates €25m in deals
13/02/2014 Nearly five million jobs in European app sector by 2018 – EU report
13/02/2014 AIB launches €350m fund for new homes development in Dublin, Cork and Galway
12/02/2014 Natural Bakery Store soon to have three outlets in Dublin
12/02/2014 Petra and Disneyland Paris among new sites to go green on St Patrick's Day
11/02/2014 Dragons join ConnectIreland campaign to bring jobs to Ireland
11/02/2014 Consumer confidence ‘exceptionally high’
10/02/2014 46 more firms supported by Microfinance Ireland
10/02/2014 Boom in funds to 'create 10,000 jobs in six years'
07/02/2014 Fuels firm CPL announces 142 new jobs
07/02/2014 Job creation a priority for new Dublin Chamber president Martin Murphy of HP
06/02/2014 Services sector exports expand at fastest rate in over a decade
05/02/2014 Jazz Pharmaceuticals to build new facility in Co Roscommon
05/02/2014 Prospects rise as optimism of finance chiefs at highest level in five years
05/02/2014 Jobs market improving sentiment
04/02/2014 Cork call centre to hire 50 staff
04/02/2014 Motor industry hopes to drive on in 2014 as car sales up 33% last month
03/02/2014 Centra to add 20 new stores creating 400 jobs in 2014
03/02/2014 Manufacturing grows for eighth month in a row
03/02/2014 Biopharma group Alexion to create 40 jobs in Athlone in Irish expansion
31/01/2014 Cork-based IT firm to create 50 new jobs
29/01/2014 IBM to create up to 40 jobs at new global software services centre in Mulhuddart
29/01/2014 Global Reviews to create 30 new jobs in Cork
29/01/2014 New distillery to be first in Dublin for 125 years
27/01/2014 Dublin accounting firm DBASS makes five new appointments
27/01/2014 Ryanair to create 50 new IT and digital jobs
27/01/2014 Tyco to open centre in Cork that could create 500 jobs
24/01/2014 BioMarin expands workforce from 100 to 140 at plant on former Pfizer site
24/01/2014 Enterprise Ireland launches online networking platform for female-led businesses
24/01/2014 Dell opens entrepreneurial centre in Dublin’s Digital Hub
21/01/2014 Údarás na Gaeltachta companies created 96 net new jobs as job loss rate at record low in 2013
21/01/2014 Sandwich chain Subway to create 1,800 new jobs in Ireland
20/01/2014 Monaghan Mushrooms creates 20 new graduate jobs
20/01/2014 Tesco Extra store opens in Gorey, creating 50 new jobs
17/01/2014 Dublin second most attractive investor spot in Europe
16/01/2014 New Aldi store opening in Greystones, creating 15 jobs
14/01/2014 Three-quarters of firms now confident of prospects -- up from a third last year
14/01/2014 Enterprise Ireland-backed companies create highest number of jobs in a decade
13/01/2014 Construction activity rises sharply in December
13/01/2014 More green shoots in retail as rate of insolvencies falls
09/01/2014 Ireland's tourism industry will create up to 8,000 jobs in 2014 - Failte Ireland
09/01/2014 Three companies to create 95 jobs thanks to deals in the Gulf
06/01/2014 Services sector is growing at fastest rate since 2007
02/01/2014 Ireland's manufacturing sector grows for seventh month - Investec PMI


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