Our most read stories of 2016 in business

In a most-read series we take a look at our top stories of each section of the Limerick Voice website.

Today, we look at our most read business stories.

1. Actor turned restaurateur to open vegan-friendly establishment in Limerick


“Everyone will be welcome at the restaurant, we’ll be offering a pleasant, relaxed atmosphere where people can come to chat, have a coffee and play a bit of piano if they wish.”

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2. Over 800 attendees at Troy Studios opening day in Castletroy


The world class film facility opened its doors to the public and hosted insightful talks with renowned industry professionals across a range of departments.

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3. New website to help rural Limerick families with training and business development


A new website developed by Teagsac which aims to help rural families access information on training and business development will be piloted in Limerick this year.

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4. Rubberbandit Blindboy Boatclub wants Troy Studios to start ‘cultural revolution’ in Limerick


“The best place you can be right now is putting stuff online. All the TV networks are dying except for Netflix. Social media is the future.”

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5. BUSINESSACI to give Limerick further job boost


ACI is responsible for handling $14 trillion in payments and securities transactions every day, for more than 300 of the leading global retailers, and 18 of the world’s 20 largest banks.

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6. Irish technology company Redfaire announces 40 new jobs at Limerick headquarters

Redfaire creates 40 jobs in Limerick

“It’s a great pleasure to announce yet more jobs for the Limerick area today. Redfaire is a great example of how Irish companies are connecting to the wider world and growing the tech sector in Ireland. Connections with the education institutions in the city have also played an important role in the development of Redfaire.”

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7. €3.5 million development announced for Shannon Free Zone

NO REPRO FEES Shannon Commercial Properties development programme gathering pace. €3.5 million project to develop 100,000 sq. ft. facility latest investment. First phase of Shannon Free Zone programme putting in place world-class facilities to support unprecedented inward investment into region Shannon Commercial Properties, a Shannon Group plc company, today announced the €3.5 million development of 100,000 sq. ft. of industrial space in the Shannon Free Zone. With this latest announcement, Shannon Commercial Properties is on track to complete the €21m first phase development of the Shannon Free Zone by the end of 2017. The company has embarked on the development of a block of industrial buildings (Bay 37), formerly known as the Boart building, adjoining airport lands. The site will be developed for office space, storage, distribution and warehousing, with K&J Townmore Construction Ltd. appointed as main contractor and Collins Boyd Engineering Ltd. as project managers. The project will be completed by May of next year and will support 70 jobs during construction. Pictured on site are Ray O’Driscoll (right), Managing Director Commercial Properties Shannon Group and Matthew Thomos, CEO Shannon Group.Pic Arthur Ellis.

The project will support 70 jobs during construction with K&J Townmore Construction Ltd appointed the main contractor and Collins Boyd Engineering Ltd appointed project managers.


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8. Limerick city proving to be a hot-spot for foreign investment


The company has announced that it is to establish its base for the European, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets at the National Technology Park in Plassey where 100 jobs will be created at the data centre and many more during the construction phase.

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