And 69pc are optimistic about return to consistent GDP growth in 2014
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06.12.2013 UCD School of Business has announced Glanbia CEO Siobhán Talbot and Citi country officer for Ireland Aidan Brady as its alumni of the year for 2014.
06.12.2013 Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD said he hopes Moody’s rating agency will raise Ireland’s credit rating from non-investment grade as the country exits its bailout...
And 69pc are optimistic about return to consistent GDP growth in 2014
And life expectancy up four years to 80.6, says OECD report
Wind power output at record levels on Wednesday - IWEA
Government body's senior management team gets four key appoinments
President accepts Queen's invitation for historic April visit
29.11.2013 Gilt's chief operating officer talks about her career path.
29.11.2013 It's Ireland’s first purpose-built university law school.
02.12.2013 Enda Kenny begins five-day visit following invitation from PM Abe.
22.11.2013 Tax system ranked first for paying business taxes for seventh year - Pwc.
22.11.2013 2013 GDP downgraded from 0.8pc growth to 0.2pc contraction.
UCD School of Business has announced Glanbia CEO Siobhán Talbot and Citi country officer for Ireland Aidan Brady as its alumni of the year for 2014.
Minister for Finance Michael Noonan TD said he hopes Moody’s rating agency will raise Ireland’s credit rating from non-investment grade as the country exits its bailout programme and plans debt sales later this month.
St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin will open a book of condolence for the late Nelson Mandela tomorrow, Saturday, 7 December to allow members of the public to pay tribute to the former president of South Africa.
Three new members have been appointed to the board of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), including Ann Riordan as chairperson along with Geraldine Ruane and Aidan Donnelly.
Former chief executive of Enterprise Ireland (EI) Frank Ryan has been presented with the Irish Management Institute (IMI) Innovation in Management Award.
Druids Glen Resort in Newtownmountkennedy in Co Wicklow has appointed former manager of the Westbury Hotel in Dublin Edward Stephenson as its new chief executive officer.
Food services company Sodexo Ireland’s business development director Margaret Clapham has won the ‘Best Sales Director’ award at the Women in Sales Awards in London, which are designed to find the most exemplary women in sales across Europe.
Smurfit Kappa Group plc has appointed John Moloney to its board as an independent, non-executive director.
The former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died last night at the age of 95.
A majority (68pc) of employers and employees do not support a quota for senior female executives, according to a recent survey by Fastnet Recruitment .
Irish engineering and project and construction management firm PM Group has boosted the international expertise present on its board with two new appointments.
Ireland has been found to be the best the best country in the world in which to do business, according to an annual ranking of countries published by Forbes magazine.
Real estate investment trusts (REITs) expanded their share of global transaction activity in the sector in the first six months of 2013, but the pace of that activity is likely to drop off through the balance of this year and into 2014, according to EY’s recently published Global perspectives: 2013 REIT report.
The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) supports the manifesto launched today by HOTREC, the representative body of all of the hotels, restaurants and cafés in Europe.
There was further solid growth in services activity in November, according to Investec’s monthly Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI).
A consortium led by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the new Science Foundation Ireland centre Amber has received €8.7m funding for research into heart disease.
Agri-services group Origin Enterprises plc, which includes Valeo Foods among its businesses, said today that its chief financial officer Brendan Fitzgerald will be leaving the company from the end of next July to pursue other interests.
Businesses across Ireland are being twinned with 14 primary schools as part of a new Business in the Community Ireland (BITC) initiative called Time to Read.
The 2014 Special Olympics Ireland Games are to take place in Limerick, following the successful staging of the even there in 2010, it has been confirmed.
Irish students have shown significant improvement in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), which grades the aptitude of 15 year old students from 70 countries around the world.
Schoolboy Jordan Casey from Waterford, who has become known as one of the youngest app developers in Europe, has launched a new free app for visitors to the Winterval Festival running in his home town until 31 December.
A consortium of Irish higher education institutions has been awarded €1.24m in funding to collaborate with Japanese counterparts through Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) International Strategic Cooperation Award (ISCA).
In a report issued today, Ibec has called on the Government to spend 4pc of GDP on infrastructure development by 2020 to confront long-term economic and demographic challenges.
Astellas Ireland, a pharmaceutical plant based in Killorglin, Co Kerry, has won the overall environmental excellence award as well as the environmental management award at the Ibec Environment Awards.
Fiona Muldoon, director of credit institutions and insurance supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland, has resigned her position but will remain with the bank until 1 May next.
The Meath Foundation is hosting its research symposium today, in which it is celebrating recent research undertaken with its support and announcing details of €300,000 in research grants for 2014.
Sport Changes Life was named the Grand Prix winner at the 2013 Eircom Spider Awards in The Convention Centre Dublin last night, while the Web Summit's Paddy Cosgrave won Outstanding Achievement and Eamonn and Brian Fallon won the Internet Hero award.
University College Dublin is today officially opening what it says is Ireland’s first purpose-built university law school, following a €25m investment.
DCC plc has been announced as the Overall Winner of this year’s Published Accounts Awards, in addition to winning the Large Quoted Entities category.
The Irish Chamber Orchestra, the National Gallery of Ireland, the Civic Theatre with Guna Nua Theatre Company and the Firkin Crane in Cork are this year's recipients of the Arts Audiences’ Google Mentoring Scheme.
Cultúr Lab, in partnership with Innovation Dublin, UCD Research and UCD Innovation, will this evening host an open forum entitled ‘Igniting Ireland’s Cultural and Creative Capital’.
Trinity College Dublin has launched a new plan for innovation and entrepreneurship education that aims to support the creation of more than 160 start-up companies within three years.
The patrons for nine new post-primary schools to open in 2015 and 2016 have been named today by Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn.
The attention of business leaders in Ireland appears to be shifting away from cost cutting to driving innovation and growth, a new survey suggests.
The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) is hosting the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Association (ECTAA) conference in Ireland for the first time in 17 years.
PwC today hosted its 2013 business leaders conference themed 'Decisions 2014', which was attended by over 1,000 business leaders at The Convention Centre Dublin.
A second term of funding worth €21m is being injected into Food for Health Ireland (FHI), one of Ireland’s 15 technology centres set up by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland.
The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has said it wishes to clarify a number of points following comments made by Focus Ireland earlier today.
Dublin house prices grew by 14.6pc compared to a year earlier, while Dublin apartment prices were 18pc higher when compared with the same month of 2012, according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Ireland’s current rugby players and ex-professionals will be able to avail of €30,000 in scholarships and world-class education programmes as part of a new partnership between Irupa (the Irish Rugby Union Players Association) and the Irish Management Institute (IMI).
Brian Enright, CEO of logistics company Syncreon and NUI Galway alumnus, was honoured at the 7th Annual NUI Galway Gala Dinner held in New York within the past week.
The private sector has been adding on average 1,200 jobs per week for the past year, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore TD and Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said today at the launch of the Government’s latest jobs report.
Unemployment stood at 12.8pc in the third quarter of 2013, down from 13.6pc in the second quarter, according to the Central Statistics Office’s (CSO) Quarterly National Household Survey.
Ahead of the start of Horizon 2020, the new EU research and innovation programme, the European Commission has launched a new call for independent experts.
Half of medical technology companies expect their employee numbers to increase during Q4 2013, according to the latest survey by the Irish Medical Device Association (IMDA), a sector within Ibec.
The Convention on the Constitution has today formally submitted its fifth report to the Houses of the Oireachtas.
One in five people who are currently renting a home say they are likely to purchase a property in the next 12 months, according to a new property survey.
Heineken Ireland has launched its Sustainability Report for 2012, which focuses on the company’s efforts to manage the social and environmental impacts of its business in the fiscal year ending 31 December 2012.
Dan Flinter has been appointed a non-executive director of The Irish Times Limited and will take over from David Went as chairman from 1 January 2014.
UPC is supplying its superfast 100Mbs fibre broadband to 48 schools in Dublin. In all, it is supplying 71 schools across Ireland with fibre broadband as part of the nationwide Schools Broadband Scheme.
07.10.2013 More than three-quarters (76pc) of European chief executives, including from Ireland, believe that business is not doing enough to address global sustainability challenges, according to a survey by the United Nations (UN) Global Compact and Accenture.
07.10.2013 Women make up 19pc of members of FTSE 100 company boards, according to new figures published today.
This compares with 12.5pc identified in the Women on Boards report by Lord Davies of Abersoch published in February 2011.
The figures reveal that women make up 23.8pc (up from 15.6pc) of non-executive directors and 6.1pc (up from 5.5pc) of executive directors on these boards. Since 1 March 2013, 25pc of board appointments have been women.