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Looming talent crisis: research shows companies unprepared for future of work

Businesses are facing the most diverse work environment that the world has ever seen with five different generations working together, across geographies — each with different skills, experiences and work habits, according to a new study by Oxford Economics and SAP. More of these workers will be freelancers and long-term contractors. All of this represents…

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What is corporate governance?

In the first of a regular series, UCD’s Prof Niamh Brennan explains what the term corporate governance means. The word governance comes from a Latin word – gubernare – which means to steer. Cicero wrote “he that governs sits quietly at the stern and scarce is seen to stir”. Thus my colleague, Dr Collette Kirwan,…

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Tesco first retailer to donate all surplus food to charity using Foodcloud app

Tesco Ireland and social enterprise Foodcloud have announced a partnership that means all surplus food from Tesco’s 146 stores will be redistributed to charities and community groups through the use of Foodcloud’s app. Two young social entrepreneurs, Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien set up Foodcloud in 2012 to connect businesses with surplus food with community…

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London City Airport is ‘Best Airport in Europe’ for third year

London City Airport has been awarded the Best Airport in Europe in the 1-5 million passenger category for the third year in a row by Airports Council International (ACI), a worldwide association of airport operators. It received the award in Frankfurt, Germany at the 10th annual ACI Europe Best Airport Awards for its “eagerness to…

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Entrepreneurs return from EOY CEO retreat in North America

Over 110 of Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs are back in Ireland following last week’s EY Entrepreneur Of The Year CEO retreat in Vancouver and Seattle. The retreat, which was attended by this year’s finalists and a number of EOY alumni, was, according to the organisers, “focused on equipping the entrepreneurs in attendance with the building blocks…

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Best year yet for NCAD at RSA Student Design Awards in London

Six National College of Art and Design (NCAD) students have achieved recognition at the RSA Student Design Awards, which are run each year by the Royal Society for Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in London. Previous winners include Sir Jonathan Ive, RDI, the senior vice-president of design at Apple; Richard Clarke, global vice-president of…

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Knowledge Transfer Ireland launched – a first for business innovation in Europe

A new resource called Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI) has been launched to make it easier to commercialise State-funded research from third-level institutes – the first of its kind in Europe. It is the State-funded central technology transfer office, located in Enterprise Ireland and operated collaboratively by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Universities Association. Making the…

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New €20 gold coin commemorates Battle of Clontarf

A limited edition €20 gold proof coin commemorating the 1,000th anniversary of the Battle of Clontarf was launched yesterday and is available to purchase from today. Designed by Irish artist and sculptor Noel Hoare, the coin shows the Irish High King Brian Ború. The issue limit for the coin is 12,000 pieces. Its diameter is…

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Enterprise Ireland in US$16m collaboration with Mayo Clinic

Up to 20 novel medical technologies are expected to be commercialised and 10 spin-out companies created in Ireland over the next five years thanks to a US$16m collaboration between Enterprise Ireland and the Mayo Clinic in the US. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD witnessed the signing of the agreement by Jeff Bolton, vice president of…

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