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Minister Mitchell O’Connor in Longford to mark approval for Center Parcs €233 million development

Community representatives, residents, Councillors, TD’s, Senators and local businesses attended a special community reception in Ballymahon today to officially welcome Center Parcs to County Longford. The event was attended by Center Parcs CEO Martin Dalby and Mary Mitchell-O’Connor, T.D., Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, to mark the recent planning approval for the development of a €233m Center Parcs Longford Forest holiday village at Newcastle Wood in Co. Longford.

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Woods Group establishes data analytics centre of excellence in Galway

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Wood Group has established a new data analytics centre of excellence at its office in Galway, Ireland. The centre, which is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation through IDA Ireland, broadens Wood Group’s capabilities in advanced data analytics to support the oil & gas, industrial, utility and power generation sectors.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor opens YapStone international HQ in Drogheda

Leading United States-based Fintech company, YapStone, announced the grand opening of its international headquarters at a new, 16,000 square-foot office in Drogheda, Ireland. Through a partnership with IDA Ireland, its official opening was officiated by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, and attended by a roster of esteemed guests, including Lord Mayor of Drogheda, Oliver Tully.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor welcomes 100 new jobs for Limerick with WP Engine

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WP Engine, a company that powers amazing digital experiences for websites and applications built on the WordPress platform announced the opening of its new Technical Support & Innovation Centre in Limerick today, which is expected to create 100 jobs over three years.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor opens Alter Pharma offices and announces 80 new jobs in Balbriggan, Co Dublin

Alter Pharma today officially inaugurated its new 48,000 sq. ft. Headquarters for its worldwide operations in Balbriggan, Co Dublin. The company also announced its plans to add 80 new jobs bringing total employment onsite to 120 by 2018. Alter Pharma CEO Pieter Van Rompay was joined by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O’Connor, and staff from its sister site in Belgium to officiate at the opening ceremony.

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Minister Mitchell O’Connor urges young entrepreneurs to apply for Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) award

 

Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) is an initiative of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation and Enterprise Ireland, and is run by the 31 LEOs across the country. Each LEO has an investment fund of up to €50,000 to award to young entrepreneurs across three categories locally – Best Business Idea, Best Start-Up Business and Best Established Business.

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40 new jobs for Waterford with The Packaging Hub

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The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, and Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD, today (Friday, 23 September), officially opened The Packaging Hub’s new packaging manufacturing facility and healthcare logistics centre in Waterford. As a result of the new facility, The Packaging Hub will create 40 jobs in Waterford by 2018. The expansion has been supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

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Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announces additional financial resources for IDA Ireland in light of British EU referendum result

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The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell-O’Connor T.D., announced today that €500,000 is being made available by her Department to the IDA to support the Agency’s global communications in the wake of the British EU referendum result. The Minister indicated that the resources will be used to help the IDA communicate effectively in key target markets about the continued benefits of investing in Ireland.

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