Aramark Ireland creates 17 new jobs in the north west

Aidan Bell, Aramark managing director

Facilities management, food and property provider Aramark Ireland has created 17 new jobs following the integration of Sligo-based Lotus Facilities Management (FM), which was acquired by Aramark in 2013. Since the acquisition, Aramark has doubled the Lotus FM workforce to 34 people, most of whom are based in the north west.

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Aramark wins €1.6m facilities management contract with Enterprise Ireland

Aramark wins €400k facilities management contract with Enterprise IrelandAidan Bell, MD of Aramark Workplace Solutions 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 engaged with a facilities management provider to combine such outsourced services. The new deal will be in addition to Aramark’s existing contracts with other government agencies including Fáilte Ireland, An Bord Pleanála, Office of Public Works, European Commission and the…

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Vistakon Ireland creating 100 jobs in Limerick

Barry O'Leary, chief executive IDA, Minister Michael Noonan, Barry O'Sullivan, Vistakon Ireland plant manager and Minister Richard Bruton

Barry O’Leary, chief executive IDA, Minister Michael Noonan, Barry O’Sullivan, Vistakon Ireland plant manager and Minister Richard Bruton Contact lens manufacturer Vistakon Ireland is creating 100 new highly skilled jobs at its site in the National Technology Park, Plassey, Co Limerick, where it is investing €100m in the expansion of its manufacturing operations. The investment, supported by IDA Ireland, will also lead to 200 temporary construction jobs over the next 18 months. Established in Limerick in 1996, Vistakon Ireland designs, manufactures and markets the Acuvue range of soft disposable contact lenses, the world’s number one brand. It is one of several Johnson & Johnson companies operating in Ireland, employing a total of…

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Mum of two creates iPhone App for autistic children

A Wicklow-based mother of two children with autism, Lisa Domican, has developed a new iPhone app that she hopes will help children with autism better build their communications skills. The app, which has already been successfully trialled in the Saplings School in Rathfarnham for children with autism, is called “Grace” (named after Lisa’s daughter) and is based on the principle of picture exchange communication. It was developed by Lisa in conjunction with software developer Steve Troughton-Smith, and with the support of Telefonica O2 Ireland. “As the mother of two children with autism, I know it works, I’ve seen the positive impact it has had on my own children, and therefore…

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Aspen creating 44 jobs in Dublin as Irish mandate expanded

Generic pharmaceutical company Aspen has announced its decision to make Dublin its centre of excellence for a range of global and EMEA activities and to create an additional 44 high quality jobs bringing its total workforce in Ireland to 58. The investment, which is being supported by the IDA, was announced this morning by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD. The company first established an operation in Ireland in 2010 and this has now become Aspen’s European marketing and supply chain headquarters. In addition, the company is now establishing a global regulatory, pharmacovigilance, quality assurance and supply projects centre of excellence in Citywest.. Aspen is one of the largest generic…

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Valeo Foods agrees Jacob Fruitfield purchase

michael carey

Valeo Foods agrees Jacob Fruitfield purchase Valeo Foods has announced that it has reached agreement to acquire Jacob Fruitfield Food Group for an undisclosed amount. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. Set up 2010, Valeo is made up of a growing portfolio of Irish consumer brands, including Batchelors, Odlums, Shamrock, Sqeez, Roma, Erin, Amigo, Lustre and Picnic. The company also offers route-to-market services for several international consumer brands. Jacob Fruitfield includes Fruitfield Foods, which was bought from Nestl� in 2002, and Irish Biscuits, which was purchased from Groupe Danone in 2004. Among its consumer brands are Jacob’s biscuits (Fig Rolls, Kimberley, Mikado and Coconut Creams), Chef sauces, Fruitfield jams and marmalades and Silvermints and Scots…

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Joint Administrators of Quinn Insurance Suing PwC

Joint administrators of Quinn Insurance suing PwC

Joint administrators of Quinn Insurance suing PwC The joint administrators of Quinn Insurance Ltd are suing the firm’s former auditors PwC for €1bn over alleged negligent auditing. Michael McAteer and Paul McCann of Grant Thornton were appointed joint administrators to Quinn Insurance in March 2010. PwC Ireland has consented today to the application of the joint administrators of Quinn Insurance Ltd (under administration) to admit legal proceedings to the Commercial Court. “These proceedings are unjustified and devoid of merit,” PwC said in a statement. “The affidavit, accompanying the application, contains factual inaccuracies, misrepresentations of the facts and assertions with which we fundamentally disagree. “The circumstances behind the proceedings are complex and technical and involve many interrelated parties, including…

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Liberty Mutual preferred bidder for Quinn Insurance

Share receiver appointed over Quinn family shares

Liberty Mutual has been named the preferred bidder for Quinn Insurance Limited with good news for Irish staff as they are told no job losses are imminent. The administrators for Quinn announced this morning that the proposal of the preferred bidder is that a new insurance company will be established.

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