They are running a competition for one entrant to win a special training session
21.05.2013 Keith Garry established Peak Performance Recruitment in 2009 when he...
21.05.2013 Representatives from 55 Irish-based companies are on a business mission to...
20.05.2013 Isme is to provide expert advice and support on key business services to...
20.05.2013 Local companies in the north west of Ireland will generate an estimated €2.5m...
20.05.2013 Over three-quarters of 14–25-year-olds said they would prefer to live in a...
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.
National workshop for over 50s entrepreneurs in Athlone
A national workshop for people over 50 who are thinking of starting their own business, or in the early stages of a start-up, is being held on 1 and 2 July in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone.
First Local Enterprise Office is showcased
Government ministers have showcased the first Local Enterprise Office (LEO) and announced details of the new support service for micro and small enterprises to be provided.
Law firm Ronan Daly Jermyn to create 20 jobs over next 18 months
Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ), which is Ireland’s largest regional legal firm, is set to create 20 new jobs over the next 18 months.
Inter-generational apps from SandPit up for European award
The ‘SandPit’ project, which links secondary school students and older people, has produced four smartphone apps that have been shortlisted for a European award.
Buy, sell, invest platform Savvy.ie is launched
An online platform for buying, selling or investing in a business called Savvy.ie has been launched using a similar model to that of daft.ie or myhome.ie for property transactions.
Over half of Irish businesses have debtors of over 90 days – InterTradeIreland Business Monitor
The InterTradeIreland Business Monitor for the latest quarter indicates that 36pc of businesses expect that over a quarter of their sales will not be paid on time.
- 17 May
Government establishes entrepreneurship advisory forum
The Government has set up an entrepreneurship advisory forum to influence policy in the area as Central Bank research shows 67pc of all new job creation comes from businesses in the first five years of existence.
- 15 May
Lack of regulation causing off-licences to close -- NOffLA
Government inaction in regulating the sale of alcohol in Ireland is having serious implications for independent off-licences, attendees at the National Off-licence Association (NOffLA) annual general meeting heard last night.
- 14 May
Free mentoring clinic in Cork for female entrepreneurs
Cork Chamber, Network Cork and Cork City Enterprise Board are inviting female entrepreneurs to an event on 24 May in the Clarion Hotel in Cork City where they can avail of a free 30-minute mentoring session with an experienced local businesswoman.
- 13 May
Targeted marketing key to growth at Celtic Rider
Dublin-based company Celtic Rider’s turnover in 2012 increased by 90pc, which founder Paul Rawlins attributes largely to the marketing the company does in the key areas where motorcyclists are to be found, such as motorcycle shows around the world.
Sage Pay running e-commerce roadshows for small businesses
European payment processor Sage Pay is holding roadshows in Dublin and Cork at the end of the month focusing on e-commerce for start-up businesses and SMEs.
- 10 May
Big concerns among Irish pharmacies as income threatened -- survey
Almost 80pc of pharmacists in a survey have reported that customer numbers were static, or falling, in the first quarter of the year with 66pc saying overall turnover reduced.
Tralee student wins Young Entrepreneur of the Year for her fashion blog
Tralee student Kaitlin Corcoran has won the 2013 Young Entrepreneur of the year.
- 09 May
ManagementWorks participants create 20 new jobs
Seven companies that took part in ManagementWorks’ first Management Team Development Programme have already created 20 new jobs and participants generally have reported a significant increase in sales and reduction in costs.
- 07 May
Tom Doorley to speak at 'Who to talk to' expo for small food businesses
A free expo event called ‘Who to talk to’ aimed at small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the food sector is taking place in Thurles, Co Tipperary on 14 May.
Free 'Breakfast Bites' series of talks launched for food businesses
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has launched a series of free ‘Breakfast Bites’ expert talks for food businesses offering access to information on everything from starting a food business, through to labelling requirements and food safety practices.
- 03 May
A space for both ICT start-ups and multinationals in Galway
Galway Technology Centre (CTC) has supported over 120 companies employing more than 1,000 people since it was first established 19 years ago, and currently houses over 30 companies.
SiliconCloud wins Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Enterprise Award
Dublin-based digital marketing consultancy SiliconCloud was last night awarded the County Enterprise Award for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown and will go forward to represent the county at the National Awards Finals in Dublin Castle this November.
CPA Ireland Skillnet launches business tracker app for SMEs
The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland) has launched an app that allows business owners to track the business performance of their company across a number of variables.
- 02 May
Stonehouse fine dining restaurant opens in Clonmel
A new fine dining establishment, Stonehouse Restaurant, has opened in Clonmel, Co Tipperary, and has appointed Mark Ahessy as head chef.
Multi-lingual centre opens in Kilkenny offering Chinese classes
Having lived abroad for ten years, Therese Tallent has returned home to Kilkenny to launch her new multi-lingual centre, and is currently recruiting native language speakers across over ten languages.
- 01 May
Glenilen Farm signs €250k deal with SuperValu to supply new kids' yoghurts
Family dairy business Glenilen Farm in West Cork has signed a €250,000 contract to supply a new range of kids’ yoghurts in SuperValu stores around the country.
Keogh's Farm partners with O'Neill's Irish Atlantic Sea Salt for new crisp flavour
Dublin-based Keogh’s Farm has joined forces with O’Neill’s Irish Atlantic Sea Salt in Co Cork to launch the fourth core flavour in the hand-cooked potato crisp range – Keogh’s Irish Atlantic Sea Salt.
- 30 April
Ennis Innovate seeks start-ups for incubation programme
The 2013 Ennis Innovate programme is looking for start-up companies needing incubation facilities and support to progress from business idea stage to commercialisation.
Cloud machine translation platform KantanMT.com announces official product launch in June
Xcelerator Machine Translation Ltd has announced the official launch of its cloud-based statistical machine translation platform KantanMT.com in June 2013.
Padraig O’Murchu Hot-Metal-Studio fifth Digital Boost winner
A company based in Ballymurin, Co Wicklow that specialises in metal sculpturing is the fifth winner of Eircom’s Digital Boost initiative.
Irish restaurants campaign to keep Vat at 9pc
The Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) has launched the ‘Keep Vat at 9pc’ campaign, saying that its introduction had “kick-started a reversal of fortunes’ for restaurant owners.
- 29 April
European Investment Bank to provide €200m for Irish SMEs with AIB
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to work with AIB in providing €200m for investment by small and medium companies across Ireland.
'Snapit!' app idea wins Deloitte tech talent competition
A group of Trinity College Dublin students have come up with an app idea called ‘Snapit!’ as a business solution for tourism and nightlife businesses, winning them the 2013 Deloitte Top Technology Talent Competition.
Small business sentiment improving - SFA survey
Small business sentiment in Ireland is improving, with four out of 10 small firms rating their business as ‘good’ or ‘very good’ over the next three months, according to a new survey.
InterTradeIreland Seedcorn competition launches with €280,000 prize fund
The InterTradeIreland 11th all-island Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition for start-ups and early stage companies has been launched today.
- 26 April
Fibreglass headstone invented in Co Clare a first for Europe
Co Clare company New Age Memorials founder Barry Spearman has come up with a new product concept – fiberglass headstones – which he says is a first in Western Europe.
Kerry start-up scoops business award
Kerry-based start-up ViClarity won the ‘Innovation and Emerging Technology Award’ at the recent Munster provincial final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards.
Free mobile technology event for SMEs in Dublin
Irish comms company Connect Telecom is hosting a free mobile technology seminar with Blackberry next Tuesday (30 April) in the Herbert Park Hotel, Ballsbridge in Dublin.
Google, Facebook and PayPal back online trading programme for Irish SMEs
A pilot programme has been launched involving 20 businesses aiming to grow through trading online and thereby helping to develop a national programme.
CIT and EI to spend €850k on New Frontiers
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is joining forces with Enterprise Ireland to run the New Frontiers programme, which targets new entrepreneurs with the capability to deliver sustainable businesses over the next three years.
- 25 April
RCCN Caring rebrands as CareBright to mark 15 years in business
A Munster-based homecare provider is unveiling a new brand identity and website at an event in Co Limerick to mark 15 years in business.
Irish-based entrepreneur launches City-of-London.com in the UK
A new digital marketing platform developed by Irish-based entrepreneur Peter Dodds is to be launched in London today to coincide with the FT Digital Media Conference 2013.
- 24 April
Bord Gáis Energy partners with Savage Sunday on Today FM
Bord Gáis Energy has entered into a 12-month partnership with Today FM’s Savage Sunday show in an effort to engage with small businesses in an innovative way.
- 23 April
Unipupil launches international educational portal in Dublin
Dublin-based start-up Unipupil has launched an online educational portal where educational institutions can create a personalised profile to promote their institution and sell their services internationally.
Sage Pay contactless payment terminals now rolled out to 6,000 retailers in Ireland
Sage Pay said today that it has provided 6,000 contactless payment terminals to retailers across Ireland to date.
Burren Food Trail to involve 22 producers and restaurants
The Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark and the Burren Ecotourism Network have announced details of the mid-west region’s first designated food trail, featuring 22 food producers and restaurants throughout the Burren.
Western spoof being used to promote local producers in Mayo
Food trail The Gourmet Greenway in Co Mayo, devised by Mulranny Park Hotel to showcase artisan producers, has launched a short spaghetti western to mark its second birthday.
- 22 April
Wriggle aims to make transition to 'digital schoolbags' seamless
Mobile learning company Wriggle has launched a new online store for parents designed to ensure a seamless transition to digital schoolbags in Ireland.
Irish start-up Oddball.ie expects to shake up online betting
Éanna Ó hIorua has set up a company called Oddball.ie, which he expects will shake up online betting when it fully launches in June and will have 10pc of the Irish betting market by 2015.
Irish invention 'Chimney Safe' launched at Ideal Homes show
Chimney Safe, an Irish invention that stops chimney fires and reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, was launched at the Spring Ideal Home Show at the RDS this weekend.
Cashel Blue Cream Cheese to be stocked in SuperValu in €160k deal
Cashel Farmhouse Cheese has secured a €160,000 deal to stock its Cashel Blue Cream Cheese in SuperValu’s 196 stores around the country.
- 19 April
Walton Magazine founder wins Student Achievement Award
PhD student in chemistry at University College Cork (UCC) John O’Donoghue has won the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at the first ever Student Achievement Awards run by the Union of Students of Ireland (USI).
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.