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Tourism Ireland targets 25% growth in Spanish and Italian visitors

Two new Tourism Ireland strategies were launched yesterday by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe. The strategies set out and ambitious targets which aims to bring in almost 3.8 million Spanish and Italian visitors between now and 2020 – 825,000 visitors per year from both countries by 2020 – representing growth of +25%. […]

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Cork-based Genesis Automation secures €6m in debt funding

Company to use finance for further expansion in the UK and to enter US market Genesis Automation, a Cork-based provider of software products to the healthcare sector, has secured €6 million in funding from the alternative financing provider IPF Partners. The debt financing is to be provided in three separate, equally-sized tranches with a maturity […]

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Daa raises €240,000 for three Irish charities in 2015

Staff at the Dublin Airport Authority (Daa) raised €240,000 for the firm’s three charities of the year in 2015. Temple Street Children’s Hospital, Parkinson’s Association of Ireland, and the Diabetes Unit in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin, were each presented with a cheque for €80,000. The airport authority’s fundraising efforts in 2015 brings its total […]

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Consumer confidence hits 15-year high ahead of election

CONSUMER confidence continues to rise, and has now hit a 15-year high. Healthier household finances are behind the surge in confidence levels. The KBC Bank/ESRI consumer sentiment index hit a high point in January that has not been seen since 2001. This rise was despite people having a slightly more cautious view of the country’s […]

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Ireland in line for possible upgrade from Fitch

Analysts expecting Fitch to raise Ireland rating to A from A- later today Irish and Finnish yields fell on Friday as euro zone bonds rallied, with both countries waiting for credit rating reviews that could affect investor demand for their debt. Moody’s was expected to remove Finland’s top AAA rank and Fitch to raise Ireland […]

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Data Solutions to create 20 new jobs in €5m investment

Data Solutions, an Irish IT solutions distributor, is aiming to triple its business over the next three years after announcing a €5m investment. The investment will see the creation of 20 new jobs, doubling the firm’s original workbase. Part of the €5m investment will be used to penetrate the British market with new offices being […]

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Two of Dublin’s biggest bar groups to merge

The Mercantile Group and the Capital Bars Group, two of Dublin’s biggest entertainment businesses have today, Thursday, announced an agreement to merge into one business. The merger will create one of the country’s largest hospitality groups. The new group will be known as The Mercantile Group. The group will employ around 600 people and generate […]

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Mission to Tehran: Ireland’s push into new market

Enterprise Ireland (EI) is planning to lead at least 20 healthcare firms on a scoping visit to Iran in May in the agency’s first market mission to the country since trade sanctions were lifted last month, the Irish Independent has learned. Iran emerged from years of economic isolation when world powers lifted crippling sanctions against […]

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