FINEOS Corporation Lands Outstanding Achievement in International Growth Award at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards 2020

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FINEOS Corporation (ASX: FCL), the leading core platform for life, accident and health insurance, headquartered in Ireland and employing over 1000 employees globally, was named winner of the Technology Ireland Outstanding Achievement in International Growth Award at the 28th Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards last week. The event was supported by platinum sponsors EY and gold sponsors Fidelity Investments, Workhuman, and Enterprise Ireland.

FINEOS Corporation, a global software company providing modern customer-centric core software to the life, accident and health industry, was the overall winner among five companies shortlisted for the award. The company has over 50 customers globally, representing some of the premier names in the insurance industry. Other award winners on the night were Fenergo, Swift Comply, City Swift, TEKenable, VMware, AWS, Microsoft (DreamSpace) and NearForm Covid 19 Tracker.

Commenting on the win, Michael Kelly, CEO of FINEOS, said, “We are thrilled to be recognized

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Teacher’s decades-old find on a Northern Ireland beach turns out to be the island’s first-ever dinosaur discovery

You never know what you might find while walking along the beach.

a person holding an animal: Mike Simms, who led the research team, holds the theropod tibia on the left and the Scelidosaurus femur on the right.

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Mike Simms, who led the research team, holds the theropod tibia on the left and the Scelidosaurus femur on the right.

People often come across coins, shells and trash, but a teacher in Northern Ireland made a discovery that will go down in history.

In the 1980s, the late Roger Byrne, a schoolteacher and fossil collector, found several unidentified fossils on the east coast of County Antrim. He held onto them for several years before donating them to the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

Mystery swirled around what the fossils could be until a team of researchers with the University of Portsmouth and Queen’s University Belfast confirmed they are fossilized dinosaur bones.

The 200-million-year-old fossils are the “first dinosaur remains reported from anywhere in Ireland,” according to the article by the research

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Amazon tells customer in Northern Ireland that he’s not in the UK

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Amazon mistakenly told a customer that they couldn’t access a rugby match because they weren’t in the UK – despite being in Northern Ireland. (Stock image: Getty)

Amazon found itself the subject of widespread mockery after telling a rugby fan that Northern Ireland wasn’t part of the United Kingdom.

The company responded to a customer asking why he couldn’t watch a programme by saying it was “only available to subscribers in the UK” – despite the fact he was contacting them from Northern Ireland.

It’s not the first mistake Amazon has made this year. In February the company removed a face mask product after it was flagged by a Yahoo News UK investigation.

Chris Jones, from Ballyclare in County Antrim, contacted the company via Twitter after he found himself unable to watch a rugby match on Amazon Prime.

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Cadence Expands Computational Software Development With Opening of New European R&D Centre of Excellencein Cork, Ireland

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Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced the opening of a new European R&D Centre of Excellence in Cork, Ireland, to further expand local computational software development. Over the next three years, Cadence expects to create approximately 150 new engineering positions in Cork, facilitating customer design advancement in emerging consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, aerospace, industrial, mobile and healthcare application areas.

“The Cadence decision to establish a state-of-the-art R&D Centre of Excellence in Cork is a positive addition to the vibrant and expanding technology industry in Cork. We are pleased to welcome Cadence’s R&D presence in Cork as part of the local technology ecosystem, and we look forward to the centre providing significant employment opportunities for local residents with strong technology backgrounds. The Cork R&D Centre of Excellence also demonstrates Cadence’s commitment to both Cork

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Ireland stands by its corporate tax rate as OECD races for reforms

Leinster House, home of the Dail or Irish Parliament, in Dublin, Ireland

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When Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe delivered his bumper budget speech last month he was clear once again that the country’s corporate tax rate would remain as is.

But there was an acknowledgment that “change is inevitable” on an international level, referring to OECD negotiations, and that Ireland would feel the impact of that.

“Agreement at the OECD level would present challenges for Ireland as changes to the international tax framework would see a reduction in the level of profits taxable here,” he said. 

“Failure to reach agreement at the OECD would also have negative consequences for the exchequer.”

Ireland’s headline 12.5% corporate tax rate — much lower than most industrialized nations — has been key to attracting many multinationals to the country, especially among tech giants with Apple, Google and Facebook having presences in the

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