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Patrick Bolger Photogrraphy Editor Susan Daly and Journal Media Ltd COO Adrian Acosta accepted the Rising Star award.
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Journal Media Ltd wins 'Rising Star' award
Award recognises fastest-growing young tech company in Republic of Ireland

IT’S BEEN FOUR years in the making and grown from five employees to 45 – and now Journal Media Ltd has been recognised for its achievements.

The company, which publishes,, DailyEdge and BusinessETC, has been given a Rising Star award at the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 50 for its growth in the past three years.

Journal Media celebrated its fourth birthday last month, and announced that it would be creating 35 new jobs over the next three years. The new roles will be mainly for journalists, with a focus on sport and business coverage. The company’s titles attracts 370,000 daily readers and has 4 million unique visitors every month.

Antrim-based CM Direct also won a Rising Star award – it specialises in the marketing and distribution of consumer goods, and was founded just five years ago by young entrepreneur Chris Martin.

The Fast 50 awards recognise success in public or private companies whose parent company is in Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, and which produces technology, or manufactures tech-related products, or uses tech intensively in its business to serve customers (much as Journal Media does), or devotes a high portion of its effort to research and development of technology.

The top-rated company in the Fast 50 (which is for companies longer-established than Journal Media’s four years) was Cork-founded Inhance Technology, a company that creates security features for smartphones and tablets – it experienced over 1,000% growth in revenue over the past four years.

The Fast 50 list is here:

  1. Inhance Technology
  2. ding*
  3. Impedans Ltd
  5. Slainte Healthcare
  6. Instil Software
  7. Sixteen South Ltd
  8. Voxpro Ltd
  9. Spearline Labs Limited
  10. ITQuotes
  11. AspiraCon Ltd
  12. Compliance & Risks Ltd
  13. Cartrawler
  14. Path XL
  15. IIS Ltd
  16. Rehabstudio Ltd
  17. Emydex Technology Ltd
  18. H2 Compliance
  19. Seopa
  20. Medserv
  21. Novosco
  22. Espion Limited
  23. Leaf Consultancy Limited
  24. First Derivatives plc
  25. Viatel
  26. Action Point Technology Limited
  27. Export Technologies Ltd
  28. Trilogy Technologies
  30. Excelsys Technologies Limited
  31. Exigent Networks
  32. Nostra
  33. Advanced Manufacturing Control Systems Limited
  34. Openet
  35. Creme Global
  36. Monex Financial Services Ltd
  37. Learning Pool Ltd
  38. Savvy
  39. Integrity Solutions
  40. Welltel
  41. HiberniaEvros Technology Group
  42. Catalyst 2
  43. Topfloor
  44. Blueface
  45. Camara Education
  46. Rockall Technologies
  47. Etain
  48. Data Solutions Limited
  49. Team Solutionz Ltd
  50. Openmind Networks

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