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# Investment

This week
4th June 2023 - 9th June 2023
# cancer treatment
Access to cancer treatment has returned to pre-Covid levels, report finds
The government allocated €35 million in extra funding last year and recruited 172 additional staff to cancer services.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
Opinion: 'How to spend the country's €65 billion surplus and make people happy'
Dr Mark Henry argues that Ireland’s budget surplus should be invested in the blueprint for national well-being.
This year
# 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.
Last year
# 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.
# together for better
New funding model for childcare will freeze this year's fees at 2021 rates
Roderic O’Gorman said that Together for Better would benefit children, parents and workers.
# 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.
# Investment
€200m plan for wind energy hub at Rosslare 'could be the south-east's Silicon Docks'
Rosslare Europort wants to act as a base for the offshore renewable energy industry.
# janssen
Up to 180 jobs being created in Cork after €150 million investment in Janssen pharma firm
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said the news was “fantastic” for Cork.
# Investment
Woman (60s) suspected of investment offences arrested after searches in Dublin
She is currently being detained at Irishtown Garda Station.
All time
# extra support
Irish sport to receive €65m in additional funding this year
The announcement was made today by Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, and the Minister of State for Sport, Jack Chambers.
# planes trains automobiles
No date for MetroLink, but Taoiseach says €165bn National Development Plan is 'not a wish list'
The NDP will commit to €35 billion in spending on transport up to 2030.
# Investment
Sky interested in TV rights for Ireland women's internationals after striking sponsorship deal
The sponsorship deal is the first of its kind for the Irish team, and has been described as ‘probably the biggest deal for Irish women’s sport.’
# Aviation
'It will wither on the vine': Concern over future of Waterford Airport as government pulls emergency funding
A further €5m in Government investment has also been placed in doubt.
# Fraud
Bank of Ireland warns customers not to fall for investment scams
The bank issued a fraud alert today following an increase in reports of incidence of investment fraud.
# Investment
Lampard: Klopp criticism of Chelsea spending is 'amusing'
The Chelsea boss pointed out the level of investment in the Liverpool team.
# Finances
£30m from CVC investment in the Pro14 a welcome boost for IRFU
Meanwhile, there is a drive to create more meaningful Test matches moving forward.
Fáilte Ireland makes its biggest investment ever in a tourist attraction to overhaul Galway museum
The agency is ploughing over €6 million into museum and new plaza near Spanish Arch.
# Investment
Dermot Desmond submits proposal to become 25% shareholder of Shamrock Rovers
The Irish businessman says he wants to invest in the club’s academy structure.
# Investment
€40 million in State funding given to develop 10 new greenways
New routes are going to be established in Kerry, Wexford and Wicklow.
# Childcare
Zappone announces funding for 3,600 new childcare places
Funding will be made available to childcare centres, crèches and other childcare facilities.
# Granahan McCourt
National Broadband system could be sold on in years to come, say TDs as it's confirmed bidder to invest initial €220m
National Broadband Ireland – set up by investors Granahan McCourt – said this initial investment is “at risk first”.
# Investment
Ex-Sligo, Bohs, Dundalk and Galway manager involved in Limerick takeover
Belfast native Sean Connor is representing a group in ‘advanced talks’ to buy the SSE Airtricity League club.
# green reit
Dublin-listed property investment firm - with portfolio worth €1.5 billion - is up for sale
Green Reit earns €75 million a year in rent on its primarily Dublin-based properties.
# what enda did next
Enda Kenny named as adviser with Diaspora-focused Dublin investment fund
The fund says it seeks to invest capital in a way that benefits Irish society.
# hard border
Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans
Despite this, just 8% of businesses have engaged in formal planning to deal with the outcome of Brexit.
# Investment
Real Madrid confirm signing of highly-rated Spanish youngster from Man City
The youngster opts to return to Spain after City were unable to convince him that he would be given enough opportunities.
# IDA Ireland
More than 55 Brexit-related investments were won by Ireland in 2018
The investments added more than 4,500 Irish jobs as employment numbers rose.
# Project Ireland 2040
Science labs and PE halls at centre of Government's planned €12 billion investment in education
The funding announcement today provides new details on Project Ireland 2040.
# Investment
Brazil legend Ronaldo buys majority share in La Liga club
The World Cup winner has become the majority owner of Real Valladolid.
# Florida
Irish people priced out of investment market at home are putting their money in properties near Disneyworld
Up to 200 Irish clients in the last two years have made investments through one company alone.
# Support
Galway United owners vote in favour of Saudi Arabian investment
The club are currently sixth in the First Division, 12 points behind leaders UCD.
# The Apprentice
Government announces €8 million investment in apprenticeships
The investment will support an estimated 2,300 additional apprentices.
# buy to rent
Interest-only mortgages in the spotlight but lender says it has 'no concerns'
Fianna Fáil has called for the products to be looked at.
# Investment
Irish-founded tech firm Intercom reaches 'unicorn status' with its $1bn-plus valuation
The company’s Dublin headcount is due to swell to nearly 400 as its funding tops $240 million.
# make your pitich
Leo has borrowed an idea or two from Dragon's Den for this new video
Fancy making a ‘pitch’ on how to improve the country to a panel of Fine Gael ministers?
# on site
Where will all the construction workers come from to build the Ireland 2040 plan?
In the long-term apprenticeships will help, but what about in the next few years?
# Green Light
Crowded commutes? Trams on the Luas Green Line are set to get a lot bigger
It comes following a €100 million investment in the Green Line.
# Infrastructure
Why is everything in Ireland 'mediocre'?
In terms of infrastructure, that is.
# Job Cuts
Microsoft to cut thousands of jobs - but impact on Irish staff 'will be minimal'
The tech giant announced a major investment in its Irish operation earlier this year.
# ethical investment
Courts Service of Ireland still holds €6 million worth of shares in tobacco companies
The Charities Regulator sold off its shares this year.