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# Enterprise Ireland

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# the good information project
FactFind: How deep is Ireland's trade and investment relationship with China?
Ireland’s ties with Chinese companies and investors have strengthened significantly in the past decade.
# The Giant
Dublin businessman has Giant ambitions for his latest visitor attraction — the world's tallest moving statue
It’s understood that Dublin is one of the cities being targeted by the company.
# Brexit
'There is a real risk of delays': Survey shows over half of Irish firms have not made Brexit customs plans
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has appealed to businesses to step up their planning.
# Liquidity
€1bn worth of supports announced for businesses, with a push to get companies to sell online
The supports aim to help with liquidity issues experienced by businesses.
# Startups and tech
How Enterprise Ireland is evolving its approach to finding Irish startup winners
The state agency is putting more focus on ‘significant disruptive projects’ and women in business.
# Work
No commuting and casting a wider talent net - why businesses are opting for remote working
Irish industry experts and business people weigh in on the pros and cons of the ‘smarter way’ to work.
# Startups and tech
Ear surgery, Oscar Wilde and 'smart pebbles': Inside Enterprise Ireland's 'Big Ideas'
The startup showcase, which took place earlier this month, is in its 11th year.
# Thinking Big
Clare Co Council looking at idea of 'autonomous cars' to address rural transport issues
The council is exploring the concept of both an Uber-style system and the use of driverless cars and has gotten €25,000 in funding to do so.
# 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.
# Ambitious
Varadkar's 'global footprint' plan aims to double Irish investment, trade and tourism by 2025
The Taoiseach is on a three-day visit to Canada.
# firemole
This gadget will sound an alarm if your charger overheats
It recently won an innovation award.
# 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.
'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.
# Money Talks
Cash pool for female startup founders needed to 'end discrimination against women'
An Oireachtas committee wants a €25 million fund set aside for female entrepreneurs.
# know the lingo
Lost in translation? This Irish language-tech startup is here to help
Dublin-based Iconic Translation Machines is growing fast.
# join us
Here's what is being done to lure 'the next Facebook' to Ireland
There’s money on the table for foreign startups that come to the country.
# jobs watch
Limerick and Cork are getting a jobs boost this morning
EPS and Payback Loyalty announced plans to hire 78 new jobs.
# who ya gonna call?
An Irish product that predicts when a cow will give birth is about to make it big time (oh, and it's called Moocall)
Quite apart from having the best name ever, Moocall works a treat. And it’s going to make its three founders a lot of money.
# The Big Idea
This startup wants to save companies a tidy sum on their energy bills
Energy Elephant’s big idea is deceptively simple.
# Prime Numbers
Sunday Independent, same-sex marriage and Snapchat: The week in numbers
Plus: How long were the water charge protesters jailed for?
# clever clogs
These are the startups Ireland's newest business leaders have been coming up with
Complicated tech ones for the most part…
# Girl Power
The level of female start ups in Ireland has increased 600% since 2011
With 1,500 jobs on the way Richard Bruton has hailed Ireland’s entrepreneurs as ‘heroes’.
# currencyfair
What I Learned: Saving expats a small fortune wiring their cash back home
The banking crisis finally got people angry enough to take their business elsewhere.
# big promise richard
'We can create full employment by the end of 2018': Bruton
Bruton and Enterprise Ireland say 2014 was a very good year for new jobs.
# little wonder
This Dublin-designed probe is much smaller than a hair... and it could help cure cancer
Adama Innovations plans to make millions within a few years from its nanotechnology.
# Startups
Now there's €40m up for grabs if software's your bag
Venture capitalists get An Post, Irish banks to stump up cash for tech startups.
# LEOs
Tipp's Local Enterprise Office spent €4k on its opening event... Leitrim spent €30
Scones and brown bread were supplied to the event free of charge. Yum.
# Funding
Companies received €5m more in venture capital from Enterprise Ireland last year
A total of €59 million was invested last year.
# Oireachtas agenda
What changes does Ibec want in the 2015 Budget?
Ibec is one of several groups making pre-budget submissions to the Oireachtas Finance Committee today, but what else is happening in Leinster House?
# Start Ups
Enterprise Ireland investment losses more than quadruple to €16.8 million
It may have been a record year for the agency, but many investments seem not to have gone to plan.
# Record Breaker
Record year as Enterprise Ireland companies hit €17.1 billion in exports
The export agency added 5,442 more jobs in 2013 than in 2012.
# Seed fund
Entrepreneurship shortfall targeted by €500,000 graduate fund
Applications for up to €50,000 in funding are being sought from recent college-leavers.
Voices
Opinion: We can't afford to take a single job for granted, as recent painful history has shown
All too often businesses fail for lack of advice or appropriate mentoring at their early stages – Local Enterprise Offices are responding to this need.
# Funding
Five counties received less than 1% of Enterprise Ireland funding last year
They received €2,769,721 out of a total of almost €90 million
# unlocking the code
Are women the 'untapped answer' to Ireland's IT skills shortage?
A new report proposes that women could be the key to bridging the skills gap in the IT sector, but found that three quarters of females working in the industry had not planned on making it their career.
# missed opportunity
€1 million export deal for Dragon's Den reject
Mullingar native lands export deal despite being turned down by Dragons.
# Health
Taoiseach to announce $16 million Enterprise Ireland collaboration with US clinic
Enterprise Ireland and the Mayo Clinic will create 10 new companies as part of the deal.
# Jobswatch
Jobs boost as 1,800 new posts announced at over 120 companies
The positions at the ‘class of 2013′ group of Enterprise Ireland-supported start-ups will be mostly in the areas of IT, life sciences and gaming.
# here come the girls
Investments up 100 per cent in female-led start-ups
To further boost growth in businesses started by women this year, Enterprise Ireland has launched a new online networking platform.
# Jobs
Over 18,000 jobs created by Enterprise Ireland supported firms in 2013
Full-time employment levels in these companies are the highest since 2007 and total employment is the highest recorded in the last decade.