Category Archives: Ireland

Press Releases & News from Ireland distributed via EuropaWire

Accenture Acquires Excelmax Technologies to Enhance Silicon Design and Engineering Expertise

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has acquired Bangalore-based semiconductor design services provider Excelmax Technologies, enhancing its expertise in silicon design and engineering. Excelmax, founded in 2019, offers custom silicon solutions for consumer devices, data centers, AI, and edge computing, serving automotive, telecommunications, … Read the full press release

Accenture Acquires Arηs Group to Expand European Tech Services

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has completed its acquisition of Arηs Group, a Luxembourg-based technology services provider, enhancing its capabilities in both public and private sector transformations across Europe. Announced in March 2024, the acquisition adds over 2,330 specialists in software development, … Read the full press release

Accenture Research Reveals Profitability Boost from Mature Supply Chains and AI Integration

(IN BRIEF) A new Accenture report reveals that companies with the most mature supply chains are 23% more profitable than their peers, largely due to their extensive use of AI and generative AI. The study, which analyzed 1,148 companies across … Read the full press release

Amey Secures £30 Million Contract to Enhance Northern Ireland’s Water Infrastructure

(IN BRIEF) Amey has secured a new £30 million contract with Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure Rivers to provide civil engineering consultancy and water management services over up to five years. The contract includes improving watercourses, constructing flood defenses, and … Read the full press release

UK Economy Set for Multi-Million Pound Boost During European Championships and Paris Olympics

(IN BRIEF) The UK economy is expected to receive a significant boost as fans spend an additional £233 million during the European Championships and Paris Olympics this summer. Experian Economics highlights increased spending in pubs, bars, supermarkets, and on electronics … Read the full press release

Accenture to Acquire Italian Network Services Company Fibermind

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has agreed to acquire Fibermind, an Italy-based company specializing in fiber and mobile 5G network deployment and infrastructure engineering services. This acquisition will enhance Accenture’s network services capabilities for clients in telecommunications, utilities, and transportation. Fibermind brings … Read the full press release

Naas General Hospital Becomes Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in Partnership with Trinity College Dublin

(IN BRIEF) Naas General Hospital (NGH) has been designated as an Academic Nurse Teaching Hospital in partnership with Trinity College Dublin. Starting in September, 12 nursing students will complete their clinical placements at NGH, gaining diverse experience in various healthcare … Read the full press release

L3Harris Partners with Accenture to Accelerate Technology Modernization and Digital Transformation

(IN BRIEF) L3Harris Technologies has entered into a strategic partnership with Accenture to accelerate its technology modernization efforts through the LHX NeXt initiative. This collaboration aims to establish a robust digital foundation, optimize operational efficiencies, and foster future growth. Accenture … Read the full press release

SAS Survey Reveals Barriers to GenAI Implementation in UK & Ireland

(IN BRIEF) The survey conducted by Coleman Parkes Research Ltd. for SAS in the UK & Ireland reveals a strong enthusiasm for generative AI (GenAI) among decision-makers, with 62% of organizations initiating its implementation. However, this enthusiasm is tempered by … Read the full press release

Utility Revolution: EDF Transitions Five Million Meter Points with Accenture-Kraken Alliance

(IN BRIEF) Accenture and Kraken Technologies have joined forces to assist EDF’s UK retail business in transitioning over five million meter points onto Kraken’s platform, enhancing energy management capabilities. This collaboration, leveraging advanced analytics and AI, aims to streamline operations … Read the full press release

Experian Revolutionizes Business Solutions with Unified Ascend Technology Platform

(IN BRIEF) Experian has unveiled groundbreaking enhancements to its cloud-based Experian Ascend Technology Platform™, integrating market-leading data, generative AI, and advanced machine learning solutions into a unified interface. This first-of-its-kind platform streamlines analytics, credit decisioning, and fraud detection, empowering businesses … Read the full press release

Accenture Federal Services Expands Capabilities with Acquisition of Cognosante

(IN BRIEF) Accenture Federal Services has finalized its acquisition of Cognosante, a provider of digital transformation solutions for federal health, defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies. With this strategic move, Accenture Federal Services aims to bolster its federal health portfolio, leveraging … Read the full press release

Accenture Strengthens Workforce Development with Udacity Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has finalized its acquisition of Udacity, a leading digital education platform renowned for its technology courses blending online flexibility with human instruction. This strategic move emphasizes Accenture’s dedication to addressing the evolving workforce needs, particularly by equipping … Read the full press release

Experian and TRIVER Partner to Streamline SME Lending Process

(IN BRIEF) Experian and alternative lender TRIVER have collaborated to expedite the SME lending process, offering rapid access to short-term capital for businesses. TRIVER, aiming to revolutionize SME lending, utilizes Experian’s suite of data solutions to enable an end-to-end automated … Read the full press release

Accenture to Bolster Digital Transformation with OPENSTREAM HOLDINGS Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has announced its acquisition of OPENSTREAM HOLDINGS and its subsidiaries, Open Stream and Neutral, marking a significant move to enhance its digital engineering and manufacturing capabilities. The acquisition, with undisclosed terms, is set to bring … Read the full press release

Alstom Revamps c2c’s Class 357 Fleet with £8.8 Million Refurbishment Contract

(IN BRIEF) Alstom, a global leader in sustainable mobility, has clinched an £8.8 million contract with c2c, a passenger operator, for the refurbishment of its Class 357 Electrostar fleet. The contract entails the repair and repaint of 74 four-car units, … Read the full press release

Accenture Elevates Responsible AI Leadership with Appointment of Chief Officer

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has reinforced its commitment to responsible AI by appointing Arnab Chakraborty as its first Chief Responsible AI Officer. With over two decades of experience and a significant role in shaping AI governance, Chakraborty’s appointment signifies Accenture’s strategic … Read the full press release

Accenture and Mandiant Partner to Enhance Cyber Resilience Services

(IN BRIEF) Accenture and Mandiant, a Google Cloud company, have announced a strategic partnership to bolster cyber resilience services aimed at helping organizations better manage and recover from cyberattacks. This collaboration will see Accenture integrating Mandiant Threat Intelligence and expertise … Read the full press release

Brenntag Expands Partnership with Royal Avebe to Offer Potato Starch and Protein in UK and Ireland

(IN BRIEF) Brenntag, the global leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, announces the expansion of its partnership with Coöperatie Koninklijke Avebe U.A. (“Royal Avebe”) to include the United Kingdom and Ireland. This extension of the distribution agreement provides Brenntag customers … Read the full press release

Accenture Bolsters Data Capabilities with Parsionate Acquisition

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has announced its acquisition of Parsionate, a leading data consultancy specializing in data products and modern data foundation services, with a focus on industries like retail, industrial, consumer goods, and life sciences. This strategic move aims to … Read the full press release

Accenture Acquires SOKO to Expand Creative Influence in Brazil

(IN BRIEF) Accenture, through its renowned creative agency Droga5, has announced the acquisition of SOKO, a leading Brazilian creative agency known for its innovative and culturally resonant brand storytelling. SOKO’s integration into Droga5 São Paulo aims to strengthen the agency’s … Read the full press release

EIB’s Record €1.6 Billion Investment Energizes Ireland’s Economy and Innovation Landscape

(IN BRIEF) European Investment Bank (EIB) President Nadia Calviño, alongside Irish Finance Minister Michael McGrath, announced a landmark €1.6 billion investment in Ireland, the largest in 51 years. The investment, aimed at fostering innovation, sustainability, and economic growth, will impact … Read the full press release

Accenture Enhances Japanese Presence with CLIMB Acquisition, Bolstering Digital Transformation Capabilities

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has finalized the acquisition of CLIMB, a technology services provider renowned for its system integration and IT infrastructure management expertise, particularly in Gunma Prefecture. This strategic move, initially announced on April 8, 2024, brings approximately 230 professionals, … Read the full press release

Euronext Receives S&P Rating Upgrade to BBB+ with Positive Outlook

(IN BRIEF) Euronext, the leading pan-European market infrastructure, celebrates a significant milestone as S&P upgrades its rating from ‘BBB+, Stable Outlook’ to ‘BBB+, Positive Outlook’. This decision reflects Euronext’s successful integration of the Borsa Italiana Group, expansion of Euronext Clearing, … Read the full press release

Accenture Launches Global Campaign Highlighting Business Reinventions

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has announced the launch of its new global creative campaign, “Reinvented with Accenture,” showcasing the company’s collaborative efforts with clients to drive significant business transformations. Developed in partnership with Droga5, the campaign aims to spotlight innovative projects, … Read the full press release

Advancing Healthcare: Bosch and Randox Labs Partner to Revolutionize Molecular Diagnostics

(IN BRIEF) Bosch and Randox Laboratories Ltd. have forged a strategic partnership aimed at transforming molecular diagnostics with a focus on the Vivalytic analysis platform. With an investment of 150 million euros in joint research, development, and distribution, the collaboration … Read the full press release

Accenture Strengthens European Foothold with Acquisition of Axis Corporate in Spain

(IN BRIEF) Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has bolstered its European presence with the acquisition of Axis Corporate, a renowned Spanish management and technology consulting firm specializing in financial services. With a focus on strategy and technology, Axis Corporate brings expertise in … Read the full press release

Accenture to Bolster Technology Expertise with Acquisition of CLIMB in Gunma Prefecture

(IN BRIEF) Accenture, a global technology services provider, has announced its agreement to acquire CLIMB, a technology services provider specializing in system integration and IT infrastructure management primarily in Gunma Prefecture, Japan. This acquisition aims to enhance Accenture’s capabilities in … Read the full press release

Johnson Controls Launches Sustainable Residential Products with Low-GWP Refrigerant

(IN BRIEF) Johnson Controls, a global leader in smart, healthy, and sustainable buildings, has introduced a new suite of residential products optimized for use with low-GWP refrigerant R-454B, aligning with upcoming regulations for reduced hydrofluorocarbon gases. This launch reflects Johnson … Read the full press release

CBI Northern Ireland Annual Lunch: Business Leaders and Politicians Gather for Economic Discussion

(IN BRIEF) Approximately 400 business leaders and political figures convened at the CBI Northern Ireland Annual Lunch, marking the first such event since the restoration of the Executive. Hosted at Titanic Belfast and sponsored by Spirit AeroSystems and MCS Group, … Read the full press release

Sky Extends Partnership with Irish National Teams: A Milestone for Football Equality

(IN BRIEF) Sky and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) have announced the extension of their partnership, making Sky the Primary Partner for both the Republic of Ireland Women’s National Team and the Men’s National Team until 2028. This groundbreaking … Read the full press release

Avia Solutions Group Teams Up with Impact Investments and Mike Pompeo for Global Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Avia Solutions Group, a leading global provider of aviation services, announces a strategic partnership with Impact Investments LLC, led by former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Impact Investments will offer strategic and financial development counsel to support … Read the full press release

VOXI by Vodafone Introduces Advanced AI Chatbot for Enhanced Customer Interaction

(IN BRIEF) VOXI by Vodafone has collaborated with Accenture to launch a cutting-edge large language model (LLM) generative AI chatbot, aimed at revolutionizing customer interactions. Developed using the ChatGPT framework, this innovative chatbot is designed to engage in human-like conversations, … Read the full press release

Ireland’s NIMS Launches C-ITS Pilot Project for Enhanced Traffic Safety

(IN BRIEF) Ireland’s Network Intelligence and Management System (NIMS) initiative is set to revolutionize the country’s motorway network through a Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) pilot project, in collaboration with Kapsch TrafficCom. Integrated into the operational Traffic Management solution since … Read the full press release

Unveiling the Hidden Epidemic: Experian’s Podcast Exposes Financial Abuse Impacting Women in the UK

(IN BRIEF) Experian’s latest episode of The Cost of Loving podcast uncovers the pervasive issue of financial abuse, affecting 5.5 million women in the UK, with a significant portion falling between the ages of 18 to 24. Through candid discussions … Read the full press release

Collaborative Effort Launches Premium Snack Packaging with 50% Recycled Plastic

(IN BRIEF) Several supply chain partners have joined forces to introduce new premium snack packaging made with 50% recycled plastic. Launched for PepsiCo’s Sunbites brand in the UK and Ireland, the packaging meets stringent EU regulatory requirements for food contact. … Read the full press release

GSA, Johnson Controls Collaborate on RRBITC Electrification Initiative

(IN BRIEF) The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has secured funding to support Johnson Controls’ electrification project at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (RRBITC) in Washington, D.C. This project aims to transition the RRBITC to a fully … Read the full press release

Telefónica Tech UK&I Introduces ‘NextDefense’ Cybersecurity Service to Safeguard Digital Futures

(IN BRIEF) Telefónica Tech UK&I has unveiled “NextDefense,” a pioneering cybersecurity service aimed at guiding customers towards a secure digital future. Leveraging Telefónica Tech’s global network of Security Operations Centres (SOCs), NextDefense offers cutting-edge Managed Security Services (MSS) to combat … Read the full press release

Accenture Bolsters Marketing Transformation with Acquisition of The Lumery

(IN BRIEF) Accenture has announced the acquisition of The Lumery, a Melbourne-based martech consultancy, to enhance its marketing transformation capabilities in Australia. The move reflects Accenture Song’s commitment to helping businesses adapt to evolving customer needs and expectations through technology-driven … Read the full press release

Monesave introduces Socialised budgeting: Meet the app quietly revolutionising how users budget

(IN BRIEF) Monesave, a social fintech innovator, introduces its latest feature: Anonymous Budget Benchmarking, enabling users to craft personalized budgets and compare progress with peers anonymously. Recognizing the solitary nature of traditional budgeting, Monesave’s Budgeting App offers a supportive environment … Read the full press release