A team of professionals has come up with a new free online service
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17.06.2013 The latest Ibec Business Sentiment Survey for Q2 2013 reveals a significant...
13.06.2013 One Irish food and drink manufacturer benefit from a €200k advertising campaign.
13.06.2013 Idea is a new product to enable early identification of mastitis in cows
17.06.2013 Rachel Fehily, author of new book 'Managing Litigation for Your Business',...
- 18 June
Seven start-ups to pitch to investors at DCU Ryan Academy
Seven Irish start-up companies have been selected to pitch to Irish and international investors, angels and venture capital companies at an event hosted by the DCU Ryan Academy this Thursday (20 June).
SolveMyLegal.com aims to help people to 'shop around' for solicitors
A team of legal, accounting and IT professionals has come up with a new free online service, SolveMyLegal.com, designed to help consumers find the most suitable solicitor to meet their legal needs.
Obamas expected in Dalkey for lunch
Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, are expected to stop off in Dalkey this afternoon for lunch in Finnegan’s pub.
Dublin restaurant Matt the Thresher plays host to Obama family
Matt the Thresher Seafood Bar & Grill welcomed Michelle Obama and her daughters Malia and Sasha yesterday evening for an early dinner after they had attended a performance of Riverdance at the Gaiety Theatre.
- 17 June
Kilkenny launches 'visitor welcome ambassador' programme
Kilkenny is pioneering a concept which aims to train ‘visitor welcome ambassadors’ through dedicated workshops for anyone in the city aged over 16, including local citizens, business teams and public service staff.
- 14 June
Steps to success - the Q&A series: Fred Karlsson
Co-founder of DoneDeal Fred Karlsson reflects on his business’s growth online since it started in 2005.
Nearly half of CRO cases in favour of the borrower since 2010
The 11th report from the Credit Review Office (CRO) shows that since 2010, upheld appeals have resulted in €16.8m in credit being made available to SMEs and farms, protecting 1,297 jobs.
Steps to success - the Q&A series: Michael Dwyer
Founder of Pigsback.com Michael Dwyer reflects on his entrepreneurial journey over the past 13 years following 15 years in the food industry.
National Tailoring Academy to open in Dublin in August
Ireland’s first National Tailoring Academy is being established with the support of Louis Copeland & Sons and involving an overall investment of €250,000.
- 13 June
Signs of uplift in SME bank lending - IBF
New lending drawn down by SMEs during the first quarter of the year grew by 13.8pc year-on-year to €464m, according to the Central Bank.
Mastitis detection innovation a winner in 'Think Outside the Box' awards
A new product designed to enable early identification of mastitis in cows has won the ‘College Entrepreneur of the Year 2013’ at Enterprise Ireland’s ‘Think Outside the Box’ awards.
Propertygate wins NDRC 'Lift Off' competition
Business intelligence and analytics platform Propertygate has won the National Digital Research Centre’s (NDRC) ‘Lift Off’ competition at the end of its 12-week LaunchPad 7 accelerator programme.
- 12 June
ExamTime NI develops new online resource in £500k investment
A start-up company based in Belfast, ExamTime NI, has developed a new online resource to help students study and prepare for exams as part of a £500,000 investment with support from Invest Northern Ireland (NI).
20 companies complete 'Clicktailing' online retailer programme
A programme to transform traditional Irish businesses into online retailers has been completed today by 20 firms which, over 10 days spread across just five weeks, built their online presence to a stage where they are now trading online.
- 11 June
Grabone.ie sees rapid growth after two years
Irish daily deal website Grabone.ie this week marks two highly successful years in business and a 20pc share of the daily deal market in Ireland.
Asset management firm Amarenco sets up in IFSC targeting 20 jobs
Amarenco, a new Irish-owned asset management company focused on solar photovoltaic investments in Europe, is setting up in the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) in Dublin and creating up to 20 jobs.
SFA chairman calls for new solutions to drive Ireland's recovery
New solutions are needed to drive Ireland’s recovery as the old solutions of monetary easing, devaluing the currency and stimulatory policies are out of our control, according to chairman of the Small Firms Association (SFA) AJ Noonan.
- 10 June
Steps to Success - the Q&A series: Graham Clarke
Co-founder of four-year old Irish company Kooky Dough, Graham Clarke, shares his thoughts on being a food start-up in a recession.
- 07 June
Limerick and Carlow pilot locations in town revival initiative
Limerick and Carlow have been selected as two pilot locations in a national effort to revive Ireland’s towns and cities.
- 06 June
NDFA and Enterprise Ireland running events for local suppliers
The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA) in partnership with Enterprise Ireland is running a series of events aimed at connecting local suppliers to opportunities in the construction sector under the Devolved Schools Programme.
Winning new customers top priority for small businesses - An Post
Selling existing products to new clients is the number one priority for 64pc of small businesses in Ireland, a survey by Amárach Research on behalf of An Post has shown.
Irish app Temptster in Tech All Stars final 12
Temptster, the Irish-developed smartphone app which allows restaurants and clubs to promote offers when they’re not fully booked, has made it through to the final 12 of the EU-backed competition ‘Tech All Stars’.
Steps to success – the Q&A series: Brody Sweeney
In the first of a new series of interviews with small business owners and entrepreneurs, founder of Camile Thai Kitchen and O'Brien's Sandwich Bars Brody Sweeney shares his views.
- 05 June
PixelSoup to launch 'Symmetry School' app
A small Irish business is aiming to become an international market leader with a new education app called ‘Symmetry School', aimed at helping primary school children to develop their mathematical skills.
Kedco signs deal with Irish cloud start-up Enverian
Renewable energy developer Kedco has signed a deal with Vodafone Startup of the Year in 2012 Enverian which will involve its cloud-based business solution being used to manage Kedco’s electricity and heat generation plants in the UK and Ireland.
- 04 June
'Upstart' programme for Munster start-ups launched
It@cork European Tech Cluster has launched a new programme called Upstart to support technology start-ups in Munster.
Start-up The Turning Institute secures €300k in funding
A start-up company focused on mental health, The Turning Institute, has secured €300,000 in funding for an online venture called ChangePanda.com, which is focused on providing a solution for eating disorders.
Robert Roberts invests €350k in new roaster
Irish coffee company Robert Roberts has invested €350,000 in a new roaster, which will be housed in its Broomhill Road, Dublin roasting facility.
- 31 May
'Trail Kilkenny' directory launched to boost rural tourism
A new directory has been launched at Lavinstown House in Kilkenny with the aim of boosting revenue in the ‘leisure and pleasure’ business in the county.
HealthXL global event in Dublin features seven revolutionary start-ups
Seven healthcare start-ups from around the world pitched next generation technologies with the aim of securing investment at the HealthXL Dublin Global Gathering Investor Day in Trinity Biomedical Building in Dublin yesterday.
CDE Global is overall Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2012
Co Tyrone supplier of washing equipment for quarries and mines on the global market, CDE Global, won the overall ‘Ulster Bank Business Achiever 2012’ title last night.
New €175m seed and venture capital scheme launched
A new five-year €175m seed and venture capital (VC) scheme for high-growth Irish companies with the potential to generate large amounts of additional export sales and grow jobs has been launched.
- 30 May
ISME partners with TransferMate to provide cheaper foreign currency payments to members
ISME has entered into a partnership with TransferMate Global Payments which will provide the small business association’s 8,750 members with a cheaper alternative to using banks to make foreign currency payments.
Business bootcamp for teenage entrepreneurs taking place on UL campus next week
A business bootcamp for secondary school students is taking place on the University of Limerick campus from next Tuesday, 4 June to Friday, 7 June.
- 29 May
Irish SMEs receive e-commerce boost from IEDR
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) today announced the 20 winners of its Optimise 2013 Fund.
Newstalk re-launches 'Business Person of the Month'
Newstalk has re-launched its ‘Business Person of the Month’ initiative with a new format which involves categories such as agriculture, food and drink, science and technology, start-ups and exporting.
- 28 May
Crimestoppers launches anti-metal theft campaign
Irish initiative Crimestoppers has launched a campaign to raise public awareness of metal theft, which affects a wide range of businesses and community organisations.
Brody Sweeney makes Camile franchise available
Founder of O’Brien’s Irish sandwich bar business Brody Sweeney is making a new franchise available – Camile Thai Kitchen, which he set up in Dublin in 2010.
Trino Therapeutics secures €9m in funding for anti-inflammatory drug development
Drug discovery and early drug development company focused Trino Therapeutics said today that it has raised more than €9m (US$12m) in Series A financing from new investors, Fountain Healthcare Partners and founding investor, the Wellcome Trust.
37 researchers complete UCD commercialisation bootcamp
Thirty-seven researchers have just completed a new five-week commercialisation bootcamp designed to strengthen the pipeline of commercial opportunities arising from UCD and National College of Art and Design (NCAD) research programmes.
- 27 May
Loop Head wins 'Best Place to Holiday' competition
Loop Head Peninsula in Co Clare has been named ‘Best Place to Holiday in Ireland’ as part of a competition running since March involving members of the public nominating their favourite holiday destinations.
Meagher's wins community title at pharmacy awards
Meagher’s Pharmacy Group in Dublin won the Community Pharmacist of the Year title at the Irish Pharmacy Awards 2013 held in the Burlington Hotel over the weekend.
- 24 May
Indigenous SMEs must be supported to maximise exporting potential – CPA Ireland president
The President of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) has called for increased supports to help Irish entrepreneurs and leaders of SME companies maximise their exporting potential.
Cork-based Delicious Bakery raises €175k investment and creates nine jobs
Boole Investment Syndicate, supported by the Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) and Cork Business Innovation Centre (Cork BIC), has announced that Cork-based company Delicious Bakery has received investment of €175,000 from private business angel investors, with additional funding also received from Enterprise Ireland.
- 23 May
Free Wi-Fi from Bitbuzz being rolled out to tourist offices in Ireland
Complimentary Wi-Fi from Bitbuzz has been rolled out to 17 Discover Ireland tourist offices around the country with further expansion to the remaining offices planned.
- 22 May
75,000 floating cranberries part of Gardens Now show garden at Bloom
Gardens Now, a landscape garden business based in Castleknock in Dublin, has created a show garden inspired by the New England cranberry harvest which will be unveiled at the end of the month.
DKIT team wins Irish place on Dare to be Digital
Five students from Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) have won the Irish team place on international computer game design competition Dare to be Digital, which is organised by the University of Abertay Dundee in Scotland.
Online HR software service launches in Ireland
Online HR software company BreatheHR has today announced its expansion into Ireland, following the launch of its multi-currency payment gateway and dedicated Irish domain, www.breatheHR.ie.
- 21 May
The Butler's Pantry to open tenth store creating 10 jobs
The Butler’s Pantry is creating more than ten new jobs with the opening of its tenth shop, in Castleknock in Dublin, selling dishes made with Irish artisan produce in its kitchens in Bray, Co Wicklow.
- 20 May
Ten jobs created at Stonehouse Restaurant, Clonmel
Stonehouse Restaurant in Clonmel, Co Tipperary has announced the creation of 10 new jobs further to the completion of a €100,000 investment programme to re-fit the restaurant and develop new private facilities for corporate hospitality.
12.04.2013 Embracing the internet will help grow your business in today’s tough economic climate, writes David Walsh, director SME markets, eircom.
03.04.2013 Suzanne Browne set up baby products business Clevamama with her sister Martina Delaney ten years ago. She reflects on its success to date
15.04.2013 Leakage to the black economy is now as high as 14pc of GDP, according to SFA chairman, AJ Noonan.