260 new jobs for Dublin in new fibre broadband firm SIRO

260 jobs are to be created from the new fibre broadband venture set up by the ESB and Vodafone. The new venture, called Siro, will deliver fibre broadband over ESB electricity lines to 500,000 homes and businesses in 50 regional towns. The new broadband, which will see the ESB and Vodafone jointly invest €450m, will offer households speeds of up to 1,000Mbs. The company today said that 60 full time jobs would be created in Siro with another 200 construction jobs during the roll-out phase. The Siro service is different from the...

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Tens of thousands of jobs coming to Ireland in the next 5 years

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has been telling us in his Spring Statement that the jobs lost in Ireland during the recession will be totally recovered by 2018. Even in the short-term, employment will pass the 2m mark next year, with emigration finally being overtaken by immigration from 2017 onwards, according to the Government’s Spring Statement. “The young people who have left are coming back and will continue to do so,” said Minister Noonan, not noting that many of those “young people” are far older now The recession...

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TCD included in European team to predict future solar flares

A European team of astronomers, including members from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) have won €2.5m of European Commission funding to create a solar storm forecasting service to lessen storms’ impact on Earth. FLARECAST project scientist and TCD senior fellow Dr Shaun Bloomfield said the project brings together European expertise in fundamental solar physics, artificial intelligence and neural networks, as well as state-of-the-art data-mining techniques to characterise the sources of solar storms – sunspots – and to upgrade flare...

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New Jobs Coming to Galway

New jobs are being created in Galway, thanks to  Valeo Vision Systems, an automotive parking and manoeuvrings supplier! Valeo is expanding its operation, based in  Galway,  with the creation of 140 new R&D and Operations jobs they hope will come on-stream by the end of 2015. For more on this see the related article in Silicone Republic of 7/11/2014.

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Facebook Expanding Again…

Facebook is expanding again. With what is thought to be a significant recruitment campaign in the offing, Facebook is set to rent another block in Grand Canal Square. See http://www.siliconrepublic.com/business/item/38584-the-technology-business/ for more on this.

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“Government should get behind the Games Industry” … Defiant CEO

Defiant Games CEO Darragh Turley is looking forward to launching the latest additions to their stables with the impending release of three new games, the first of which is due to be ready for testing within the next month with the second following a month later. The plan is to test these games with a highly targeted demographic on Facebook. Looking to the future of the industry in Ireland, Turley said “…the video games industry is an excellent employer elsewhere and an industry that can’t up and leave on a whim. Seems to me like a...

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