Social welfare scheme for self-employed artists extended to wider creative community

The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD and the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Regina Doherty TD, have today announced the extension of the scheme on a permanent basis to self- employed artists including those working in the performing arts, film and architecture. An initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme,…

Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort completes €6 million renovation programme

International hospitality management company, PREM Group have completed the first stage of its renovation programme at Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. The group purchased the 90-bedroom hotel in 2016 and since then have already spent over €6 million on the property to return the luxury 18th century Manor House and its surrounding…

MCCI announces further growth and high performance for Ireland’s microelectronics industry

The Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI) is one of Ireland’s highest performing research centres with a return on investment ratio of 4:1 to date on government investment at the centre. At the launch of the MCCI Annual Report yesterday, it was announced that the centre has further increased research revenue from €7.5 million in 2018…

BioPharma Engineering announces second expansion in three years

Biopharma Engineering, a leading engineering and design consultancy firm, has announced that it is increasing its footprint in Cork and Dublin by expanding its office capacity in both locations. The expansion signifies Biopharma Engineerings’ continued growth and development across Ireland, UK and Europe and will provide the company with plenty of room to grow to…

Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 provides €200k to support LGBTI Community Organisations

On 4 June last, Mr Seán Canney TD, Minister of State for Community Development, Natural Resources and Digital Development, published the Dormant Accounts Action Plan 2019 providing an additional €6.5 million to benefit disadvantaged groups. This included the provision of €200,000 to support eight LGBTI Community Organisations with payments being made from Minister Michael Ring’s Department of…