Dell wins data storage contract with Quintillion

Charles Gillanders, Quintillion and Liam Halpin, general manager, Dell Ireland

Dell wins data storage contract with QuintillionPictured: Charles Gillanders, Quintillion and Liam Halpin, general manager, Dell Ireland Dell has announced that it has been awarded a storage solution contract by hedge fund administration services provider Quintillion. Quintillion’s investment in Dell’s Compellent storage area network will allow multiple servers to be connected to a centralised pool of disk storage, allowing for improved system administration and easier data management. “Over the past six years Quintillion has continued to grow in size and stature,” said Charles Gillanders, Quintillion. “Throughout this time we have installed a number of new solutions based on our changing data needs but as the company grew so did our…

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Jobs Expo 2012 takes place this weekend at RDS

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Photo courtesy of RDS/Facebook Hundreds of jobs will be on offer this weekend at Job Expo 2012, an employment and recruitment fair, which will take place in Dublin’s RDS on Saturday, 12 and Sunday, 13 May. According to the organisers, this event, which is free, will provide all the information needed to climb the employment ladder or make an informed decision on a new career choice both in Ireland and abroad. Career opportunities and advice will be available from companies located both in Ireland and abroad such as: JV Driver, the Canadian construction firm who have 200 openingsIrish HomeCare Services who have 200 job openingsCanadian Recruitment firm, Diamond Global have…

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Kentz receives takeover offers from Amec and M&W; Group

Kentz receives takeover offers from Amec and M&W Group

Kentz receives takeover offers from Amec and M&W GroupImage courtesy of www.kentz.com Engineering and construction company Kentz has confirmed it has received takeover offers from UK engineering firm Amec and M&W; Group in Germany. The board of directors has rejected the unsolicited takeover approaches, believing they undervalue the company. A global organisation employing 14.500 people across 30 countries, Kentz started life in 1919 in Clonmel, Co Tipperary as a local electrical contractor. According to a statement by the company today, Kentz has had a strong and consistent track record of revenue and earnings growth since its IPO in 2008. “The company has strong growth prospects given its substantial order backlog,…

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Aer Lingus Regional to operate new route from Dublin to Robin Hood Airport

Aer Lingus Regional to operate new route from Dublin to Robin Hood Airport

Aer Lingus Regional to operate new route from Dublin to Robin Hood AirportPictured: Steve Gill, managing director, Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield Airport and with Ciara O’Connor, senior cabin crew, Aer Lingus Aer Lingus Regional is to run a new service between Dublin Airport and Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield from 29 May. The airline, which is operated by Stobart Air, will now serve 14 UK destinations from Ireland. The new route will operate five times a week. “Along with direct traffic to Dublin, we will also target the transatlantic market from Doncaster,” said Peter O’Mara, business development director, Stobart Air. “Passengers can travel to Dublin and seamlessly connect to Aer Lingus’ mainline services to the…

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Three in Five JobBridge Participants Get Jobs Scheme – Report

Three in five participants in the national JobBridge scheme secure employment following their internship, according to an independent evaluation report published today by Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Social Protection Minister Joan Burton. Conducted by Indecon Economic Consultants, the evaluation indicates that 61pc of interns progress to paid employment after completing their internship. According to the Government, the progression rate for JobBridge is among the best in Europe, where rates for similar internship schemes average 34pc. The Details of The JobBridge Report The report also reveals that 96pc of host organizations would recommend JobBridge to another employer. Eighty-nine percent of interns said JobBridge had provided them with new skills which would…

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35 new jobs announced for Gort by CareFusion

Global medical device company CareFusion is to create 35 new jobs at its manufacturing facility in Gort, Co Galway, the company announced today. CareFusion, which has its headquarters in San Diego, employs over 15,000 people in more than 20 countries worldwide, including 90 in Ireland. The company was established in Ireland in 2006 with 12 employees. The Gort site is a manufacturing centre of excellence for diagnostic and monitoring medical equipment used in the diagnosis of human neurological, vascular and respiratory disorders, which are distributed to over 70 countries worldwide. Speaking in Gort today, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD said the announcement is further confirmation that Ireland remains a…

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Ryanair cuts 30pc of German flights

Irish airline Ryanair has said Germany’s €8 tourist tax is the reason it has cut 30pc of its flights to and from Frankfurt Hahn. From next summer, the airline will cut its aircraft base from 11 to eight, leading to the loss of my more than 100 flights per week. The company said that as a result, Frankfurt Hahn will lose one million passengers per year. Ryanair added that it was closing nine routes from Frankfurt Han to Agadir, Berlin, Gdansk, Gothenburg, Klagenfurt, Prague, Santiago, Seville and Wroclaw. Some of these closures may happen before the summer months. The airline, which has always been vocal about tourist taxes, said the…

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KBC Bank Ireland pilots mortgage arrears options

KBC Bank Ireland is piloting mortgage arrears resolution options with customers who are experiencing difficulty in meeting their mortgage repayments. The options being piloted include a loan term extension option and a three-year interest only mortgage solution. “KBC is continuously assessing the solutions it provides to customers in difficulty. We plan to identify the most appropriate solutions through our pilot programmes with customers.  Once this process is complete, KBC will offer solutions to customers based on their specific financial needs which will be assessed on a case by case basis,” said John Reynolds, CEO KBC Bank Ireland. “As always the first step for all customers is to engage with the…

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79 new jobs for Leitrim medical devices company VistaMed

Leitrim medical devices firm VistaMed is to create 79 new jobs as it invests €7.2m in research and development and the expansion of its production capacity. The investment, which is being supported by the government through Enterprise Ireland, will increase the company’s R&D activities to ensure continued growth in export sales and Irish employment and also expand its manufacturing facilities in Carrick-on-Shannon. Making the announcement this morning, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said it is a significant day for the Irish economy. “As I have said before, in order to create the jobs we so badly need we must not only deliver high levels of multinational investment, but…

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Record day for Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air

Today – Friday, 23 May – was the busiest day of operations for Aer Lingus Regional , operated by Stobart Air, since the airline signed its franchise agreement with Aer Lingus in March 2010. Over 5,500 passengers were booked to travel on 100 flights on all 27 of the airline’s routes. It is the second time since the franchise agreement that the airline has flown over 5,000 passengers in a single day. Due to strong demand, a number of extra flights were added on the airline’s routes today to Cardiff and Bristol for the Heineken Cup Final. The Kerry-Dublin route today continues to see strong demand.  Last month the airline reported a 38pc increase in…

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