Laya customer base up by 25,000
LAYA Healthcare said it expanded its customer base from 450,000 to more than 475,000 in the past year. The company also revealed that it is on track to create 100 jobs by 2015, with 58 positions filled in the past year in its Dublin and Cork offices.
Laya also reported a 58pc rise in year-on-year sales and said that it is on track to deliver savings of €18m by the end of 2014 through "forensic analysis of operational costs along with a wide range of clinical reviews and claim audits".
Dell earnings well below expectation
Dell will report earnings below expectations in its end of quarter results tomorrow, according to the 'Wall Street Journal'. The world's No 3 computer maker is in the middle of a tense takeover battle between founder Michael Dell and activist shareholder Carl Ichan.
It will report earnings excluding "some expenses" of 20 cents a share, lagging below average estimate for 35 cents, the 'Journal' cited the unidentified person as saying. Dell employs around 2,000 staff in Ireland.
Irishman to take top Twitter job
TWITTER's Dick Costolo has stepped down as a director of the microblogging site's UK company after an internal reorganisation of the business. His place on the board of Twitter UK has been taken up by an Irishman, Laurence O'Brien, who is based in Twitter's Dublin office.
The move is believed to be an administrative change. It is not related to the closure of the company behind Tweetdeck, which was struck off last week by UK authorities after failing to file accounts.
Topaz pumps €3m into airport slot
Forecourts operator Topaz has announced a €3m investment in its service station at Dublin Airport. More than 100 jobs will be created during construction of the flagship garage, which will employ a staff of 20, the company said. The investment will transform the station into one of the most modern and best equipped in the country.
Work at the site is due to start later this month and it's expected to be completed by September. "Nineteen million people travelled through Dublin Airport last year – that's over 50,000 a day – and not surprisingly our site there is one of the busiest in the country. We are renowned for our friendly and professional service but we also want to provide the most modern facilities," said Paul Candon, marketing and corporate services director at Topaz.