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R&D INVESTMENT – A POSITIVE DAY

Congratulations to member company Abbott on the announcement of it’s investment of €85m in Sligo, which will create 175 new jobs.  (Read about the planned Abbott investment)

…and HP and Big Fish added to the positive day with 300 R&D jobs announced between them.

All in all, a good day’s work!

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FINANCE BILL 2012 – R&D TAX CREDITS

The Finance Bill 2012 was published on 8th February last.  The Bill gives effect to and puts flesh on the bones of the provisions announced in Budget 2012.  The main points are:

·        The first €100,000 of group expenditure on R&D is excluded from the incremental basis of calculation. The tax credit will be due on such expenditure at 25% without reference to the 2003 ‘‘threshold amount’’.…

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INNOVATION NETWORKING

INNOVATION NETWORKING

Launch of…

Regional Innovation Networking Groups

This event is for IRDG members.  Please register by contacting mary.byrne@irdg.ie

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INNOVATION AWARDS – SHORTLIST

THE SHORTLIST for this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation awards features 18 entries from established innovators, start-ups, public sector organisations and third-level spin-outs.

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