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Apple to build €850m data centre in Athenry

Apple has announced plans to build an €850m data centre in Athenry, Co Galway. The company also said it will spend another €850m on a data centre in Denmark’s central Jutland. The two centres, which represent Apple’s biggest projects in Europe to date, will operate on 100pc renewable energy and will power the company’s online…

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Record bookings on Ryanair’s new US website

Ryanair has reported record bookings from American customers following the launch of its new US Ryanair website in December, which enables flight bookings to be made in dollars. Bookings from the US have increased by almost 50pc in the two months since www.ryanair.com/us went live. London Stansted–Dublin is the most popular route for US visitors,…

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€35m investment for Irish dairy sector innovation

The Government has announced a new €35m investment in two innovation initiatives for the Irish dairy sector. The two projects are an Enterprise Ireland-funded €25m Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), hosted by University of Limerick; and a €10m investment by Teagasc and dairy industry shareholders in the expansion of the Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL) pilot…

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€35m investment for Irish dairy sector innovation

The Government has announced a new €35m investment in two innovation initiatives for the Irish dairy sector. The two projects are an Enterprise Ireland-funded €25m Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC), hosted by University of Limerick; and a €10m investment by Teagasc and dairy industry shareholders in the expansion of the Moorepark Technology Ltd (MTL) pilot…

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Shannon Airport’s passenger numbers up 17pc in 2014

Passenger numbers going through Shannon Airport increased by 17pc last year, reaching 1.64 million, up from 1.4 million in 2013. The airport said this growth was achieved on the back of 10 new destinations and 16 service enhancements overall in 2014. The biggest growth market was in European services, where nine new destinations delivered a…

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Aramark wins €1.6m facilities management contract with Enterprise Ireland

Aramark Ireland has won a four-year contract worth over €400,000 a year to provide facilities management services to Enterprise Ireland. Its workplace solutions division will provide reception, security, cleaning and general maintenance services across the Enterprise Ireland site in East Point Business Park on Dublin’s northside. This is the first time that Enterprise Ireland has…

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Vodafone customers the first in Ireland to experience 4G+ speeds

Vodafone customers in Waterford city have become the first people in Ireland to have access to 4G+ technology, which provides speeds up to twice as fast as first generation 4G. They will be followed by Vodafone customers in Cork, Dublin and Limerick by the end of this month who will be able to avail of…

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Number of debt judgments down 39pc compared to 2010 – Vision.net.ie

The number of consumer and commercial debt judgments has dropped by 39pc to 3,339 judgments for the first ten months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2010, according to new figures compiled by Vision-net.ie. Debt judgments allow creditors to retrieve money owed through a variety of mechanisms, including appointing a receiver and commencing…

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Irish Life earnings up 50pc to €57m in Q3

Irish Life contributed €57m (CAD$82m) to parent company Great-West Lifeco’s earnings in the third quarter of 2014. This figure represented a 50pc increase, up from €38m (CAD$57m) in the previous quarter. In the year to date, Irish Life’s contribution to Great-West Lifeco’s earnings is a total of €129m (CAD$191m). During the third quarter Irish Life…

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