Aspen creating 44 jobs in Dublin as Irish mandate expanded

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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

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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

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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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JPMorgan in Record US $13bn Settlement

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JPMorgan Chase is to pay a record US$13bn settlement after admitting that it made “serious misrepresentations” to the public about numerous residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transactions. The US Justice Department said that as part of the settlement, JPMorgan acknowledges that it “regularly represented to RMBS investors that the mortgage loans in various securities complied with underwriting guidelines”.  It said that contrary to this, on a number of different occasions, JPMorgan employees knew that the loans in question did not comply with those guidelines and were not otherwise appropriate for securitization, but they allowed the loans to be securitized – and those securities to be sold – without disclosing this information…

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Marine Harvest Ireland agrees deal for €20m of fish to be processed in Connemara in 2015

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Marine Harvest Ireland (MHI) has contracted Cill Chiaráin Éisc Teoranta to process €20m of fish from its Kilkieran Bay site in Connemara next year. MHI currently employs 15 staff on the site, which it has been operating since October 2013. The agreement will see €20m worth of its ‘Irish Organic Salmon Co’ product processed by Cill Chiaráin Éisc Teoranta between March and July 2015. Around 85pc of the processed product will be exported to 15 countries worldwide. “Marine Harvest Ireland looks to work with local partners and suppliers where at all possible and we utilise in excess of 600 local suppliers across the country,” said Pat Connors, sales and processing…

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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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