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Research reveals benefits of Junior Entrepreneurship Programme

A survey of 330 national schools has revealed that 87pc of its teachers saw an increase in confidence in children participating in the Junior Entrepreneurship Programme (JEP), with a further 66pc stating that taking part in the programme improved communication skills and the ability to work as a team. Life skills such as decision making,…

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IT Carlow graduate wins top three awards at Universal Design Grand Challenge

A product design graduate of Institute of Technology (IT) Carlow, Jack Gregan, has won the top three awards at the Universal Design Grand Challenge (UDGC) student awards for his design for a therapeutic aid that can be used in equine therapy for children with autism. Currently an intern with Carlow IT’s DesignCore design research centre,…

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27pc of all parking transactions in Luas Park+Ride locations now via Parkbytext

Irish mobile parking operator Parkbytext has reported that so far in 2015, 27pc of all parking transactions in Luas Park+Ride locations are originating from the app. It said Stillorgan is the busiest Park+Ride location for parkbytext, accounting for an average of 40pc of all parking revenue. Overall the Red Cow is the busiest Park+Ride location.…

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Nettl:click&collect Targets Small Retailers with Launch

A strategic partnership has been announced between web design studio Nettl.com and web transactions company Epos Now, which both expect will “transform the click and collect opportunities” for independent retailers in the Dublin region. Lowering the barrier to entry, the new partnership makes the move to click and collect a viable and cost-efficient option for…

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Almost 18,000 new company formations in 2014 – Vision-net.ie

Company start-ups reached a seven-year high in 2014, with almost 18,000 new company formations, the first time this has happened since 2007, according to Vision-net.ie. Overall, there was a 14pc rise in company start-ups in 2014 it was the best December for company start-ups since the millennium (1,728 new companies). The Vision-net.ie figures show that…

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Life in the Womb app receives 2014 World Summit Award

An iPad app developed in Dublin called Life in the Womb has been recognised as one of the top 40 for mobile content innovation in the world. It has received a 2014 World Summit Award in the m-learning and education category and will be honoured next February at the WSA Mobile Global Congress in Abu…

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Survey reveals support that exists among female entrepreneurs

A new survey has found that 76pc of Irish female entrepreneurs would be willing to refer business to other female-led businesses, with 61pc saying they would be willing to mentor other female business owners. Conducted by Ulster Bank as part of its Business Women Can network, the survey highlighted networking as a valuable business skill…

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World’s first mobile learning system SMS Tutor launching

Music director Frank McNamara has developed a solution to help all second-level students improve their exam performance whilst embracing their addictive mobile phone habits. The result is a new mobile learning service called SMS Tutor, the world’s first mobile learning system. SMS Tutor has developed an innovative and smart form of mobile learning using SMS…

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July’s company start-ups up 11pc – Vision-net

Company start-ups in July were up 11pc over the same month last year to 1,518, according to new figures from Vision-net.ie. This is the highest number of company start-ups for of July since pre-recession 2007 and works out at almost 49 new companies each day. Vision-net said the professional services sector was the most popular…

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