Playing games is a serious business. Video games that is – and in Ireland it is getting ever more serious. According to the IDA, the sector employs 1,500 people and that doesn’t include two jobs announcements for a total of 300 people last week.
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More than 234,000 mobile phones were sold in Ireland between January and April, according to new industry figures in the Business Post.
The chief executive of Enterprise Ireland, Frank Ryan, has declared that the recession is over. In an article in the Sunday Tribune he said that exports at companies backed by the state agency were rising again, after plunging 10 per cent last year.
Lighting up the peas in a supermarket freezer is a more complicated – and more lucrative – business than you might think. Cork technology company, Nualight has signed a deal worth €5 million over two years with Tesco to provide energy-efficient lighting for all the refrigeration systems in the supermarket chain’s global operations.
Intel Ireland is preparing to make 500 people redundant at its plant in Kildare, according to The Sunday Times. The jobs in Fab 10, the semi-conductor plant that opened in Leixlip in 1993, are under threat as the chipmaker migrates customers to more modern options.
When asked to comment, Intel described the talks about jobs as “speculation”. Intel currently employs more than 4,000 people in Kildare and Shannon.