A report published today by Forfás at the request of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, and prepared in coordination with Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland, highlights the potential Ireland has to become a "global hub" for the gaming industry and identifies steps that need to be taken to ensure success and competitiveness in this sector.
Industrial Development Authority (IDA) Ireland announced this morning that Twitter is to establish an international office in Ireland - their third location outside of the United States. It's not yet known whether this office will become Twitter's European HQ - a title which may still be awarded to London.
Consumer electronics giant Apple are to create up to 350 new jobs in Cork, Ireland, after agreeing to lease offices in Cork’s city centre, according to the Irish Examiner. The new offices, on Cork’s Half Moon Street, constitue 25,000sq. ft. and may accommodate up to 350 workers.
Pharmaceutical company MSD has officially opened two new facilities at their existing Brinny site near Innishannon, Cork. The two new facilities, the Brinny Bioassay Centre of Expertise and the Brinny Pneumococcal Vaccine Conjugation Facility, represent a financial investment of €28.6 million and the provision of 70 jobs.
Cloud computing firm Marketo are to create 125 jobs over the next three years in Dublin, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton will announce this morning. The IDA Ireland backed initiative will see the California-based company deliver business-to-business marketing automation software across Europe.