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Google is Ireland’s #1 Exporter with €17bn in Top 250 Report

Simon McKeever, chief executive of the Irish Exporters Association with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan and Aisling Dodgson, head of treasury, Investec

Google Ireland has been named the No 1 exporting company in the Top 250 Exporters in Ireland and Northern Ireland report for 2014, released by the Irish Exporters Association in association with Investec. Moving up one place from its previous year’s ranking, the internet giant recorded a 36.5pc increase in export turnover to reach €17bn this year. Google was followed by Microsoft Ireland (with an export turnover of €15bn), Johnson & Johnson (with €10.5bn); Dell (with €8.5bn); and Smurfit Kappa Group (with €7.3bn). The ranking, compiled by StubbsGazette based on company accounts, shows that the information communications and technology (ICT) sector continues to be the strongest performing in Ireland. Speaking…

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BAI signs sound broadcasting contracts with FM104, South East Radio and East Coast Radio

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has today signed contracts for three 10-year sound broadcasting services for the franchise areas of Dublin, Wexford and Wicklow. The services are operated by FM104, South East Radio and East Coast Radio respectively. “The BAI’s Broadcasting Services Strategy envisages that the people of Ireland will be served by a vibrant broadcasting sector which provides content and programming that caters for and reflects diversity within Irish society,” said Bob Collins, chairperson of the BAI. “Each service signing a contract today has contributed greatly to that vibrant mix in their respective franchise areas in the past and I am confident that they will continue to offer…

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Irish Competitiveness Performance Mixed – NCC report

Ireland’s competitiveness has improved in certain areas over the last couple of years, but the country remains an expensive one in which to do business, according to a new report from the National Competitiveness Council (NCC), which has outlined seven priority areas where progress is required. Ireland’s Competitive Scorecard 2011 assesses the country’s performance using 127 statistical indicators – drawn from a range of data sources, including Forfás, OECD, Eurostat, and CSO – that provide insights into its ability to compete on world markets. The report indicated mixed competitiveness performance for Ireland in 2011. It finds that export-focused enterprise sectors are performing strongly and that growth in exports has been…

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Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival

Delegate registration is now open for the 2nd Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival, the leading creative advertising event and awards for the Middle East and North Africa. The event will take place 15-17 March 2009 at the newly built multi-purpose venue The Palladium, located in Dubai Media City. The Dubai Lynx festival offers creative inspiration, a unique learning experience and a great networking opportunity for both regional and international delegates, who can enjoy a fantastic line-up of seminars and workshops presented by the best in the business from across the globe addressing both regional and international industry issues. Bob Isherwood, worldwide creative director of Saatchi and Saatchi; Scott Goodson, founder…

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