Oneview Healthcare wins contract with Epworth in Australia

James Fitter, CEO and Mark McCloskey, founder and president

Dublin-headquartered tech company Oneview Healthcare has been selected by Epworth HealthCare in Australia to help better manage its patient experience and empowerment programme at its Epworth Eastern facility in Victoria. Oneview Healthcare delivers a software solution that seamlessly integrates a hospital’s IT systems onto one high performance technology platform. It provides point-of-care access to those systems across all end user devices, including bedside terminals, TV’s, tablets and smart phones. Established in 2007, Oneview Healthcare has offices, Dubai, Sydney, Pittsburgh and San Francisco and commercial agreements with hospitals in US, Australia, Middle East and Europe. It announced on 15 December that it had completed a third round of equity funding, raising…

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ISE signs memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Stock Exchange

Deirdre Somers ISE CEO and Dr Que Bo, executive vice president of the SSE

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the aim of developing a mutually beneficial relationship between the exchanges. “We will be looking at opportunities where our exchanges can leverage our respective strengths to further develop the financial services industry in Ireland, Europe and the People’s Republic of China,” explained Deirdre Somers ISE CEO. In 2008 the Central Bank of Ireland signed two MOUs with its Chinese counterparts, which enable Chinese investors to invest in Irish domiciled investment products. Dr Que Bo, executive vice president of the SSE, said this latest MOU would lay “a solid foundation” for exploring further…

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Openet creating 45 highly skilled jobs to meet global customer needs

Openet creating 45 highly skilled jobs to meet global customer needs Pictured: Joe Hogan and Niall Norton

Irish technology company Openet said today that it is creating 45 new highly skilled jobs, 30 of which will be based at its global headquarters in Dublin. with the other 15 at its Asian hub in Kuala Lumpur. The roles include a number of graduate positions as well as senior technical and engineering positions. Openet provides software for global mobile phone and cable customers, designed to improve profitability by commercialising network activity. Its customers include AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Bell and Vodafone. The expansion is being supported by Enterprise Ireland. “We are delighted to be in a position to increase our employee numbers, locally and globally, to meet the needs of our…

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Vayu completes rollout of energy management portal

Irish gas and electricity supplier Vayu has completed the rollout of its MyVayu energy management portal as part of a multi-million euro investment to cater for its Irish customer base and expansion into the UK energy market. The online platform provides businesses with a suite of analytical tools to manage their energy consumption more efficiently and to optimise their electricity and gas procurement decisions. In business since 2003 when market deregulation was introduced, Vayu started out as a gas supplier to business customers and now supplies 22pc of Ireland’s largest natural gas business users. It launched its electricity supply business in 2007 and has seen its market share double each…

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Accuris Networks to double Dublin workforce to 60 following US$15m funding round

Gerry Maguire, partner, Summit Bridge Capital, Larry Quinn, executive chairman, Accuris Networks and Michael Murphy, managing partner at Investec

Mobile technology company Accuris Networks is to double its workforce at its headquarters in D’Olier St in Dublin’s city centre from 30 to 60 following the completion of a US$15m equity funding round. In addition, it has announced the appointment of US-based industry veteran executive Jeff Brown as CEO. Under his leadership, Accuris Networks will broaden its presence in the North American market with the establishment of a new Silicon Valley office. The company already has two offices in the US, in California and Boston, as well as offices in Malaysia, Brazil and Tokyo. “With marquee customers and partners such as AT&T, Bell Mobility, Telus, GoGo, Cisco, HP and Alcatel-Lucent, Accuris Networks…

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Doing business in Australia: key insights and overview

The parliament building in Canberra

The economic relationship between Ireland and Australia is stronger now than at any time in our respective nations’ histories, delivering two-way trade of more than AUD$2.8bn a year, according to Paul Burfield, director Australia/New Zealand at Enterprise Ireland. Australia recently recorded its 23rd consecutive year of economic growth, largely thanks to its abundance of agricultural and mineral resources. Its attractiveness as an investment destination is based on this long-standing economic resilience, sound regulatory framework for business and stable political system, notes Burfield. “The Australian region has recorded remarkable and prolonged growth in exports by Enterprise Ireland client companies from a level beneath €90m in 2004 to almost €300m in 2013…

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Taoiseach opens Primark’s Alexanderplatz store in Berlin

Taoiseach opens Primark's Alexanderplatz store in Berlin

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD has officially opened Primark’s new store in Alexanderplatz in central Berlin in Germany. Creating 800 jobs, the opening marks Primark’s second store in Berlin and its thirteenth nationwide, having entered the German market in May 2009 with its debut store in Bremen. The total number of people now employed by Primark in Germany stands at over 6,100. With a surface area of 56,300 sq ft (5,230sqm) over 3 floors, the new store houses fashion for women, men and children, to jewellery, shoes, accessories and a selection of fashion for the home. “The international success of Primark represents the constant innovations in retail and commercial expansion…

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EU-Asia free trade agreements – the current state of play

EU-Asia free trade agreements

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton TD outlines the current state of play regarding free trade agreements between the EU and Asia and what this means for Ireland. IT is widely expected that by next year over 90pc of future global economic growth will take place outside Europe. Much of this will be propelled by dynamic economies in Asia. In that region China alone could account for a third of this economic expansion. China is often seen as the regional powerhouse because of its size, economic growth and its potential as economic transformation continues apace. And we have worked hard to develop stronger links with it. As many…

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Doing Business in Turkey: Overview and Insights

Doing business in Turkey

Over the past ten years, while all of Europe was struggling with the economic crisis, Turkey managed to keep growth rates to a level second only to China, and more and more Irish companies are becoming aware of the opportunities there, according to Jonathan Ryan, manager, Turkey, Enterprise Ireland. Termed as an emerging market alongside countries such as South Africa, India, and Nigeria, Turkey has a well-developed infrastructure with continuous high levels of investment and has some well-established world-class industries such as cement, construction, steel, automotive and white goods along with its traditional textile sector. It is now ranked as the world’s 16th largest economy based on GDP and is…

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Keogh’s Crisps now in 255 Tesco UK stores

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Tom Hayes TD with Tom Keogh from Keogh's Crisps and John Paul O’Reilly, commercial director, Tesco Ireland

Keogh’s Farm has agreed a deal with Tesco UK, which will see the family’s hand cooked potato crisps go on sale in 255 Tesco stores throughout the UK. Keogh’s Farm currently employs 40 people north Co Dublin. “This is a brilliant boost for us. As a small, family-owned business, this deal with Tesco UK opens a potentially massive opportunity for the business,” said managing director of Keogh’s Crisps Tom Keogh. “After the President’s visit to the UK last week, we hope the UK’s love affair with all things Irish will extend to our much loved crisps and we look forward to growing our business on the back of this deal.…

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