Entries by AEC-Comms

Bath Fitter to create 42 jobs in Limerick

Bath Fitter, North America’s leading bathroom refurbishment experts, is delighted to announce the establishment of its European Business Development Centre in East Link Business Park, Limerick. This facility is Bath Fitter’s first to be located outside of North America. This announcement is supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland. The company has already started […]

South Africa’s leading animation studio Triggerfish chooses Galway as home of its first international expansion

Triggerfish, the animation studio behind Netflix’s first original animated TV series from Africa, has announced it is to establish its first international studio in Galway. The project, supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, is expected to create 60 new jobs over the next three years. Triggerfish animated the Oscar-nominated Roald Dahl adaptation Revolting […]

A New University for the South-West Region

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) is set to become a Technological University. Munster Technological University (MTU) will be officially established in January 2021 and will be Ireland’s newest Technological University. The project leader of the MTU and lecturer at CIT, Hugh McGlynn, said the only technological university outside Dublin […]

Six tech companies hiring across the Atlantic Economic Corridor right now.

If you’re in the market for a new job or simply interested in exploring your options along the Atlantic Economic Corridor,  check out this list of companies hiring.   Overstock, Co.Sligo  Career progression’ is important to David Kenny, Overstock’s Director of Software Development and Site lead Ireland. For him, that’s what a technologist gets when […]

AEC Event; A Practical Guide To Reopen Your Hub

On the 30th June 2020 our AEC team alongside the AEC officer network held an online event focused on supporting hubs and co-working spaces to re-open along the Atlantic Economic Corridor. Over 90 participants joined the call from Kerry to Donegal and heard from our AEC team and a number of guest speaker including  Liam […]

Western Development Commission announces €300,000 to support enterprise hubs to reopen along the Atlantic Economic Corridor

The Western Development Commission has announced an investment of €300,000 for enterprise hubs along the Atlantic Economic Corridor to help them implement measures to reopen in compliance with public health guidelines as the economy recovers from the impact of COVID-19. The investment will be made by the Department of Rural and Community Development as part […]

Coronavirus: The towns most economically at risk

Having been considered one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union in recent years, the Irish economic landscape has profoundly changed due to the outbreak of Covid-19. As per the latest estimates from the Department of Finance, the Irish economy is now projected to decline by 10.5 per cent this year, unemployment is […]


A recent survey by researchers from the Whitaker Institute at NUI Galway and the Western Development Commission (WDC) has shown that 83% expressed interest in continuing to work remotely. Over half of those surveyed (51%) had never worked remotely before the Covid-19 pandemic. Of those who had never worked remotely, 78% would like to work […]

Surf’s up for centre of excellence in Sligo as tender issued

The country’s first surfing centre of excellence could be up and running next year after a tender was issued for its construction in Sligo. The Government announced in November 2018 that the new national surf centre would be located in Strandhill and would be a key centre for visitors looking to capitalise on some of […]

Clare blacksmith forging ahead with protective screens

The Covid-19 health crisis has forced many small businesses to close, while others have had to adapt to survive. It’s particularly challenging for rural businesses. But an award-winning blacksmith in West Clare is now using his traditional skills to make protective screens for small shops and retailers. Twenty-five-year old Conor Murray is the fifth generation […]