Euromedic Ireland Opening €1.5m Scanning Clinic in Meath Primary Care Clinic

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Euromedic Ireland has announced the opening of a new €1.5m medical scanning clinic in Dublin city centre. The centre, which will be located in the new €6m Meath Primary Care clinic on the site of the former Meath Hospital in Dublin 8, will open in June and will offer access to MRI and ultrasound scans. The facility, Euromedic’s seventh in Ireland, will create five new jobs in the administration and clinical areas. “Since opening our first centre in Ireland in 2007, over one million people have received scans in our centres throughout the country,” said Euromedic Ireland CEO Colm Davitt. “Our partnership with Meath Primary Care demonstrates our firm commitment…

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FD acquires Canadian software company Affinity Systems for up to £7.7m

Newry-based software company FD has bought Affinity Systems Ltd for a maximum total consideration of CAD$14.5m (£7.7m). FD acquires Canadian software company Affinity Systems for up to £7.7mPictured: Brian Conlon Affinity, which is based in Ontario, Canada and employs 45 people, provides software development and consultancy services and has recently released a software solution that addresses enterprise big data challenges. FD said the acquisition expands the company’s software and consulting services within the internet of things, particularly in industries such as utilities, healthcare and finance, and supports its strategy to penetrate additional vertical sectors using the capabilities of its Delta platform and kdb+ to capture and analyse large volumes of…

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Irish agtech company Monford secures €1m investment to bring Grassometer to market

Wicklow and Mayo-based agricultural technology company Monford Ag Systems Ltd has secured a €1m investment to enable it to bring an innovative grass measurement device to market by the end of this year. Irish agtech company Monford secures €1m investment to bring Grassometer to marketPictured: Steven Lock, Monford; Dawn Guiney, Kernel Capital; and Jerry Manock, Monford The syndicated investment is made up of a €200,000 investment by Kernel Capital through the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund, with the remainder of the funds provided by Glanbia, Enterprise Ireland and a syndicate of New Zealand-based investors.According to Kernel, Jerrold C Manock, designer of the original Apple Mac, is…

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Pinterest raises $100m in funding

Social network site Pinterest has received a US$100m investment in a round led by Japan’s biggest e-commerce site Rakuten. According to the Wall Street Journal, the funding values Pinterest at US$1.5bn. The round includes follow-on investment from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, and FirstMark Capital, as well as a number of angel investors. Now the 16th most visited site in the US, Pinterest functions like an online mood board, allowing users to ‘pin’ photos and images, and follow others’ collections. In a statement Rakuten said the funding will allow Pinterest to continue improving its service and expanding its community globally. “While some may see e-commerce as a straightforward vending…

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