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Facebook reaffirms commitment to Ireland
Facebook has announced that it is expanding its investment in Ireland by acquiring a long-term lease of 14 acres for a new campus development in the heart of Ballsbridge in Dublin 4; the premises known as the Bank Centre currently occupied by AIB. The move will see Facebook quadruple its…
400 jobs to be created by Chinese biomanufacturing company in Dundalk
400 new jobs will be created in Dundalk over the next five years at a new bimanufacturing facility in the town. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced this morning that WuXi Biologics, a Chinese biomanufacturing company, will create the jobs as part of a €325m investment in the new biologics drug substance…
EirGrid ensuring Ireland leading the way in renewable electricity
While the climate change debate in Ireland may be dominated by this country’s poor performance in meeting targets set for it by EU and international agreements, this disguises the fact that we are in fact global leaders when it comes to incorporating renewables on the electricity grid. While the target…
There have been Protests in Lancashire as Cuadrilla Fracking Resumes
Anti-fracking activists have worked hard to try and disrupt any activities at the Preston New Road construction site. This is located near to Blackpool and those who work in engineering jobs will know how frustrating this can be. Fracking has been suspended at the Preston New Road and this comes…
Last Weeks’ Poll Says that They are Limiting Global Warming to 1.5 Degrees
Think about it, what should be the priority action at the intergovernmental panel meeting? The IPCC have stated that they want to try and limit global warming to one and a half degrees Celsius. Those who work in engineering jobs will understand how hard this can be, as it would…
A Lightweight Haptic Glove has Now Advanced to Virtual Touch
Those who work in engineering jobs will understand more than anyone how virtual touch can really have an impact on the world as we know it. That is why Swiss researchers have been working endlessly to try and create a haptic glove that weighs around 8 grams. They have tried…
Microwave Beams Could Help Drones to Stay Airborne for Longer
Drones have been tipped for the widespread use in smart cities and this is especially the case when you look at delivery services. They are also helpful when it comes to surveillance and even rescue operations. When you look at the unmanned aerial vehicles on the other hand, you will…
The management and awareness of safety and health issues has progressed enormously in the construction sector in the past 18 years. Employers and workers have invested time and money to drive improvements, endeavoring to ensure all workers can work safely on construction projects in Ireland. As an example of this…
Intel to expand Irish production to meet global chip demand
US semiconductor giant Intel is to expand production capacity at its Leixlip campus to meet growing demand for its computer chips. In a letter seen by the Sunday Independent, Intel interim chief executive Bob Swan outlined to major global customers an extra $1bn of capital expenditure that it plans to…
Budget 2019: State to spend €286m on transport and infrastructure
The Government plans to spend €286 million on roads and other infrastructure next year. The money is part of an overall €1.4 billion extra that the State will spend on roads, schools, universities and other public projects next year, bringing total Government infrastructure investment to €7.3 billion. Minister for Finance…
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