Monday, 25 July 2016

CoreHR announces 300 new jobs with Enterprise Ireland Support

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CoreHR has today announced a major expansion of its operations, creating 300 new jobs to more than double its workforce over the next three years. The expansion plans are supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through Enterprise Ireland.

Headquartered in Ballincollig, Co. Cork, CoreHR is one of the world’s leading providers of HR software and technology, specialising in cloud-based human capital management and payroll software.

As well as its presence in Cork, the company also has offices in Dublin, Kilkenny and the UK. The majority of the new positions will be based in Cork, Kilkenny and Dublin, with additional roles in the UK.

CoreHR is inviting applications across a wide variety of roles including product and development, professional services, customer support, sales and marketing.

Welcoming the announcement in Co. Cork today, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, said: “Today’s announcement that CoreHR, a highly innovative Irish company, is creating 300 new jobs in Cork, Dublin and Kilkenny is great news for the country. As Minister, my priority is to ensure an environment for jobs growth is developed right across the country and in particular the regions of Ireland. I believe only a strong economy supporting people at work can pay for the services needed to create a fair society. CoreHR is a great example of the type of company Enterprise Ireland is working with. I wish John Goulding and the team every success into the future.”

John Goulding, Chief Executive of CoreHR added: “This is a very exciting time for CoreHR. We have carved out a strong presence across a wide range of sectors to become a world leader at the forefront of developing innovative HR software solutions. After a number of years of strong performance, including 30% revenue growth last year, I am very much looking forward to the next stage of our success story, to expanding our talented team and to continuing our global growth strategy.”

Julie Sinnamon, Chief Executive of Enterprise Ireland, concluded: “A key role of Enterprise Ireland is to drive and support innovation in Irish companies. Innovation is central to CoreHR’s success in competing and winning global customers. Enterprise Ireland looks forward to continuing to support CoreHR’s growth ambitions as they create new jobs in Ireland”.

Recruitment for the new positions is now underway. For more information on the roles, please visit Interested candidates should email a CV and cover letter with details of positions of interest to the HR Manager at or call 021 494 7400 for a confidential discussion.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Site Update coming

We are making some changes to the site in the coming weeks. We will be providing better access to the thousands of posts on the site and also allowing for easier access for new stories. We are adding a revised feature to the the Startup Stories Section for 2017 and opening up the news to include more euro content.

So keep watching for the changes and we hope you like them.

Friday, 22 July 2016

€34m Awarded to 1,400 Researchers by the Irish Research Council Last Year

Increased engagement between researchers and employers a key objective for the Council in future years. The Irish Research Council awarded €33.7 million to 1,396 researchers last year. Details of the results of this investment are contained in the Council’s 2015 annual report, which was presented today (21.07.16) to the Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation, John Halligan TD.

The report was presented by Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair of the Irish Research Council, and Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Council.

Commenting on the report, Professor Ohlmeyer said: “Since the establishment of the first Research Council in 2000, we have funded almost 6,500 researchers. The researchers we are funding are powering the knowledge economy and cementing Ireland’s position as an innovation leader.

“91% of researchers funded at postgraduate level have gone on to secure employment in expert roles, while 95% of those funded at postdoctoral level are also now in expert jobs. Our Alumni work both within and outside academia, contributing important research skills and knowledge to the economy, society and culture.

“Last year was one of our busiest years to date, with a particular focus on further developing our partnerships with enterprise, civic society and government, and successfully securing EU funding.”

Annual Report Statistics

Key statistics highlighted in the Irish Research Council report include:

The Council provided just over €30m in research awards through Exchequer funding last year, as well as €3.5m of funding leveraged through non-Exchequer sources.
1,147 of the researchers funded were at postgraduate level, with the remaining 249 conducting research at postdoctoral level.
Research projects with 81 enterprise/employment partners and 41 civic society groups were funded in 2015.

The Council’s activities contribute to considerable success at European level. For example:

· 77% of European Research Council Starting grant awardees in Ireland under Horizon 2020 were previously supported by the Irish Research Council.

· To date under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme, the Council has supported the Irish Research Community to secure €80.6m of funding. European Commission data for 2014 shows that Ireland is the second most successful country per researcher in attracting Horizon 2020 funding.

· The Irish Research Council itself has a 100% success rate in applications for funding under Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions, which provides grants for all stages of researchers' careers and encourages transnational, inter-sectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. To date, the Council has secured €17.7m through this fund.

At the launch of the annual report, Dr. Eucharia Meehan, Director of the Irish Research Council, outlined the organisation’s priorities for the coming years.

“Our work this year is focused on establishing a Frontiers Research programme, encompassing all disciplines and all career stages. Currently approximately 4% of national investment is contributed to basic frontiers research, compared to 17% in Europe and this new Frontiers Research programme is vital for Ireland in becoming an innovation leader,” she said. “Another key priority for 2016 and beyond is to continue to increase engagement between researchers and employers, and to ensure that the mobility exists to allow researchers to move easily from academic roles to industrial ones.

“Finally, we will continue to work on enhancing public engagement with research, and showcasing the fantastic achievements of Irish researchers. This year, we’re running the #LoveIrishResearch campaign, which is all about bringing research out into the public realm and making sure the amazing work being carried out by researchers based in Ireland gets the recognition it deserves.”

The Irish Research Council’s annual report is available to download from the organisation’s website,