Enterprise Ireland show 4% jobs growth in Midlands for 2022

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Midlands businesses backed by Enterprise Ireland increased employment numbers by 4% in 2022, according to new figures released by the Agency today. The total number employed by businesses working with Enterprise Ireland in the region now stands at close to 12,000. In 2021, the Midlands region was the fastest-growing region in the country for the […]

EU officially approves €169 million Just Transition Fund for the Midlands Region

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The European Commission has today officially approved Ireland’s Territorial Just Transition Plan and associated Programme for 2021-2027. The approval has been welcomed by the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications, Eamon Ryan, and follows government approval on 29 November 2022. The EU Just Transition Fund (EUJTF) is targeted at the Midlands region. The designated […]

Midlands announced as first region to rollout QHubs Programme

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The Midlands region has been selected as the first region in Ireland to rollout the new QHubs Quality and Innovation Management Programme. QHubs is a world-first Quality and Innovation programme for Remote Working Hubs, aimed at fostering a culture of continuous improvement, ongoing innovation, and best-in-class leadership across Ireland’s national network for remote hubs. As […]

Midlands Advanced Manufacturing Survey Launched

Survey highlights critical skills and upskilling needs of Manufacturing Enterprise in the Midlands The Midlands Regional Skills Forum today launched the Midlands Advanced Manufacturing Survey 2022. The survey gives clear direction in terms of the critical vacancies and upskilling needs of business in the region, while also ensuring employers are fully aware of all available […]

Minister Calleary visits Midlands as part of implementation of Regional Enterprise Plan

Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Dara Calleary TD, travelled to Co. Longford recently where he discussed progress and implementation of the recently launched Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan with steering committee members. The Minister attended the meeting of the steering committee, where he met with Dr Anne Cusack, Chair of the […]

Tánaiste sets out Ireland’s ambition for a green and digital economy

Tánaiste, Ministers Calleary and English launch White Paper on Enterprise Government sets out Enterprise Policy direction to 2030 The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD and Ministers of State Dara Calleary TD and Damien English TD, have launched the White Paper on Enterprise which was approved by Government today. Following […]

Midlands Finalists in National Digital Awards

Digital Business Ireland, together with Permanent TSB have announced the top five finalists in each of the 22 categories of this year’s National Digital Awards. Seven finalists have been announced from the Midlands. The annual series rewards businesses, people and organisations who have demonstrated excellence in digital. Focusing on three of the nominees, congratulations to […]

Technimark to create 80 jobs with €26m investment in Longford facility

Technimark, a global manufacturing leader for the healthcare market, announced today that it will create 80 new highly skilled roles over the next two years as it expands its operations in Longford, with a 50,000-square-foot addition, doubling the size of its existing plant. Technimark will be investing €26 million to expand the facility’s capacity in […]

TUS Learning Gates open across the Midlands

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The Technological University of the Shannon has opened new ‘TUS Learning Gates’ at locations across the Midlands. Several ‘TUS Learning Gates’ are to be located throughout the Midlands region, ensuring access to Higher Education opportunities is available to those living and working in surrounding areas throughout the Midlands. The first TUS Learning Gates to open […]

<strong>Official Launch of the Midlands ICT Cluster</strong>

Today, Ms Sinéad Pillion, Head of Operations, Ericsson Athlone and Industry Chair of the Midlands ICT Cluster Steering Committee marked the official launch of the Midlands ICT Cluster at an event held at the Ericsson Software Campus, Athlone, County Westmeath. In launching the Cluster, Ms Pillion said “It’s a pleasure to officially launch the Midlands […]