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February 2023
# Investment
Coveney to travel to US West Coast to speak to industry leaders
Coveney will hear from enterprise leaders and highlight Ireland’s value as a location for foreign direct investment.
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# Investment
Oireachtas committee hears Irish tech workers who lost their jobs 'are being looked after'
Technology Ireland and the IDA appeared before the committee to discuss recent job losses at Meta, Twitter and Stripe as well as the future of the industry.
# tech job losses
Twitter hasn't engaged with Enterprise Department over job losses yet, says business minister
The amount of jobs that will be lost is still unknown, Minister of State Damien English said
# job fairy
Medtech giant Abbott to create 1,000 new jobs in Kilkenny and Donegal
The company will build a new greenfield manufacturing site built in Kilkenny city.
# Jobs
TikTok to hire extra 1,000 workers for its Ireland office
The company already employs 2,000 people in Ireland.
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# Kildare
Intel to create 1,600 new jobs at Leixlip plant
The jobs will be available once the construction of its new chip manufacturing factory has been completed.
# Irish Dental Association
Dental treatment for medical card holders in 'complete chaos', industry body says
The Irish Dental Association said an unprecedented number of dentists were withdrawing from the official treatment scheme.
More than 260 dentists no longer providing services to medical card holders after leaving scheme
The Irish Dental Association has warned of a treatment crisis as dentists quit care scheme “in their droves”.
# Dentists
Dentists seek urgent meeting with Donnelly over claims government failed to deliver promised PPE
In recent months, dentists have warned of the strain their industry is under due to Covid-19.
# coronavirus crisis
Dentists warn profession is on 'brink of collapse' as many practices face closures
Some are concerned at the lack of clear guidelines being issued to dentists in the current crisis.
Mr Cook goes to Dublin: The tech boss on Apple's 'unshakeable commitment' to Ireland
The chief executive addressed the “pretty big elephant” in the room of the global tax system.
# Deeptech
Three years after opening its Irish R&D lab, Kaspersky closed its office in Dublin
The cybersecurity giant had a three-year plan to hire 50 people but opted to close the office last summer.
# Lonely Battle
Kildare farmer Thomas Reid lodges fresh objection in ongoing battle with Intel
Reid has long been a thorn in the side of the US multinational in the planning arena.
# building and property
Israel's embassy has stalled works planned for a Dublin office block over security concerns
The embassy has been based out of the largely-empty Carrisbrook House in Ballsbridge since 1996.
# data epicentre
How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world
The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.
# Technology
Beyond Silicon Docks: How a hot market for tech jobs is driving hubs across rural Ireland
Plus we look at the most in-demand roles in tech right now.
# lack of staff
Some children wait up to 12 years for first dental screening
The Irish Dental Association says 150 more dentists are needed.
# Lisa Needs Braces
There has been a big drop in people getting HSE-funded dental treatments
New CSO figures show a 16.4% drop in HSE-funded dental treatments between 2013 and 2016.
# Financial Services
Bank of America has picked Dublin as its main EU base post-Brexit
The multinational banking giant said it would move some people to the Irish capital.
# Cutbacks
The cost of austerity? Irish children aged 6 are getting teeth extracted under general anesthetic
Previously, Irish children received free dental check ups in 2nd, 4th and 6th class but there has been huge cuts to those services.
# bracing themselves
'We're very worried': Locals react as HP Inc to shut with loss of 500 jobs
With redundancies to begin in July, the town of Leixlip is preparing for the mass exodus.
# cartoon saloon
This Irish Oscar-nominated animation company is bringing 140 new jobs to Kilkenny
Another 60 jobs were announced at tech company Red Hat in Waterford.
# welcome to ireland
IDA boss: 'I don't believe the housing crisis has cost us any investments or jobs'
IDA boss Martin Shanahan said the rental and housing crisis in Ireland is at “pinch point”.
# Jobs Jobs Jobs
The IDA says more people in Ireland are working for its clients than ever before
Job losses within IDA companies were at their lowest level since 1997 – but it doesn’t expect that trend to continue.
'Rural communities deserve better': Two in three IDA properties vacant
Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor said the IDA needs to have available properties to offer to prospective investors.
# Cameron
170 jobs to go at Co Longford factory
Cameron Ireland Ltd has said “with great regret” that manufacturing, assembly and test activities at its Longford plant are “potentially” set to cease.
# Investment
Vast majority of IDA jobs in Dublin and Cork as rural counties fall behind
Newly-released figures show the vast amount of IDA-supported jobs are created in Dublin.
50 jobs for Dublin as Fitbit sets up European headquarters
The headquarters will be home to the strategic business functions for the region.
# brexodus
Brexit: Recruiters and estate agents seeing spike in relocation queries to Ireland
Enquiries from the UK are up by around 300%, according to Sigmar recruitment
# shared history
Is the British Empire's 'Jewel in the Crown' about to become Ireland's?
The government wants India to start investing big in Ireland.
A whopping 320 tech jobs for Ireland have been announced today at the Web Summit
The jobs will be created in the technology and business sectors.
# Breakdown
County by county: Here's where site visits are being carried out by potential investors
Dublin came out on top with 96 visits, followed by Cork, Limerick and Waterford all with 19 visits each.
# job fairy
Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick
Taxi drivers have protested against the app in other countries.
# cashing in
These online casino games are really paying off
Dublin-based KamaGames is working on “aggressive” global expansion.
# Now Hiring
This pair has been promising jobs all over town today
But areas outside Dublin are missing out on all but a few of the new roles.
# Blanchardstown
Rare disease company to create 200 jobs - at a cost of €450m
It’s one of the largest investments in healthcare in the history of the Irish state.
# intervention
IDA boss didn't talk to the government before calling for a Yes vote
Martin Shanahan’s call for a Yes vote in the same-sex marriage referendum has not gone down well with the No side.
For Dublin, it’s high rise or high unemployment
We can’t afford to lose one single investment because of our current lack of office space.
# job fairy
Live in Clare or Kilkenny? 125 new jobs are on the way
Two job announcements were made today.