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Oct 20, 2018

EU's fastest growing economy on four-year streak, seeks stronger business links with Japan

Rising anew from a devastating recession 10 years ago, Ireland has rehabilitated its image as the Celtic Phoenix as its economy grows year-on-year, wages rise and new jobs are created. Although small in terms of size and population, Ireland is among the world's most productive and profitable markets across several industries and has attracted many global companies wanting a presence in the larger European market.

Ireland 2018 / Homegrown Talent
Oct 20, 2018

Irish diagnostics expert to help Asian drugmakers enter global market

As several Irish health care companies branch out, Diaceutics stands out among its peers because of its crucial role in the industry as the leading diagnostic commercialization service provider. “We were established in 2005 and remain entirely focused on the inter...

Ireland 2018 / Homegrown Talent
Oct 20, 2018

Building synergies between Japan and Ireland's food industry

Behind Ireland's reputation as a source of fresh, world-class produce is Bord Bia, or the Irish Food Board. Its CEO, Tara McCarthy, sees a lot of growth potential in Japan because its consumers are also well-known for being meticulous about the quality of their food and d...

Ireland 2018 / Homegrown Talent
Oct 20, 2018

Ireland's cross cultural legal experts

OBH Partners is a dynamic corporate law firm supported by an ever-expanding team of partners and solicitors who are focused on corporate law and have steadily developed an expertise in mergers and acquisitions, banking and commercial property law. The partnership also ta...

Ireland 2018 / Homegrown Talent
Oct 20, 2018

Irish firm hauls the construction industry into the digital age

While the world embraces the value of data and the transition toward digitalization, some industries still have a long way to go. Construction is one example. Today, architects, engineers, contractors and site owners still rely heavily on traditional methods and conduct t...

Ireland 2018 / Homegrown Talent
Oct 20, 2018

Founder of top Irish BPO builds on Japanese experience

Leading Irish business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Abtran began when its founder, Pat Ryan, took on a Japanese firm as a client in 1997. Through an Irish program for engineering professionals, Ryan spent four years in Japan, where he worked at Alps Electric Co. Ltd., w...

Ireland 2018 / Japan's Partners
Oct 20, 2018

Toyota Ireland: Looking ahead to an innovative future

Steve Tormey has long had a deep affection for Japan, dating back to when he lived there as a young child. That fondness for the country is evident in the way he has steered Toyota Ireland, a 100 percent Irish-owned distributor of the Japanese car brand, to great success,...

Ireland 2018 / Japan's Partners
Oct 20, 2018

Bridging Ireland and Japan through food and drink

With about 10,000 kilometers separating Ireland and Japan, it would not be absurd to assume that the cultural divide between the two nations is just as wide. But delving deeper, the two countries have found shared values, particularly in the importance given to family and...

Ireland 2018 / Japan's Partners
Oct 20, 2018

The signs are good for Rennicks

The products of Rennicks Group can be found on the roads in many different parts of the world — from traffic signs to license plates, road safety equipment and high-tech signage. Its imprint on the busy motorways of Ireland, the U.K., France and South Africa makes th...

Ireland 2018 / Japan's Partners
Oct 20, 2018

Ireland and Japan collaborate on biometric innovation

World-renowned for its technology talent and expertise, Ireland has been a great destination to set up international operations for European, American and Japanese companies over the last 20 years. One such company, Daon, is a global leader in biometric technology, whi...

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