The founders of Irish start-ups Artomatix and Fonesense are to travel to...
20.08.2015 Brennans Bread has launched a new advertising campaign called ‘Dedicated’,...
20.08.2015 Food business Aryzta said today that it completed its 49pc acquisition of...
20.08.2015 Hanley Energy has been named the primary sponsor of the Irish cricket team...
19.08.2015 Irish headquartered healthcare comparison website Whatclinic.com said today...
19.08.2015 The set of TV3’s drama series Red Rock in Dublin is being opened up as a...
PCH and Johnson & Johnson collaborating on consumer health hardware start-up programme
PCH has announced a new collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation aimed at identifying, supporting and encouraging the growth of consumer health hardware start-ups.
- 26 August
SF-headquartered Irish company Intercom raises US$35m in funding round; plans to double Dublin headcount
Tech company Intercom, which was founded in 2011 in San Francisco by four Irish graduates, is planning to double its workforce after raising US$35m in its series C round to expand its customer communication platform. The company's total funding to date now stands at US$66m.
- 25 August
50 rural-based female entrepreneurs sought for inaugural Acorns business development programme
A new business development programme for rural-based female led entrepreneurs is seeking applications by Friday 11 September.
Eircom Business Solutions awards over €100,000 to 10 companies in final Digital Boost round
Eircom Business Solutions said today that it has awarded €101,535 in funding to 10 Irish companies in the second – and final – round of its Digital Boost initiative, which aims to support innovation and growth in small companies through investment in digital solutions.
- 18 August
Artomatix and Fonesense win Silicon Valley and European roadshow places as part of Welcome project
The founders of Irish start-ups Artomatix and Fonesense are to travel to Silicon Valley and take part in a European roadshow after winning a competition organised by Welcome and DCU Ryan Academy.
- 13 August
TaxHug - first in Europe to allow calculation of tax refunds completely online
A mother and son from Co Mayo have set up an online business called TaxHug which allows Irish employees to check if they’re due a PAYE tax refund.
- 12 August
Re:sure raises €250k and is hiring ten people
Irish-owned intelligent protection business Re:sure has raised new funding of €250,000 from existing investors and is hiring ten new staff members in back office, customer support and operations roles.
- 11 August
Free workshop series at UL aiming to tackle challenges of managing IP
Irish businesses are currently losing millions of euros because they are unaware of the intellectual property (IP) assets they own and do not know or understand the complete spectrum of tools available to protect and exploit those assets to the full, according to Ray Friel of University of Limerick’s School of Law.
Baskin-Robbins seeking franchise group partners as it looks to develop Irish presence
Baskin-Robbins has announced plans to open restaurants in five locations across Ireland with the help of one or two franchise groups.
Thomastown's School of Food launches professional culinary course
Co Kilkenny-based community-led food initiative School of Food has announced 16 spaces on a new professional culinary course that will combine work-based learning with college attendance.
- 07 August
Skibbereen digital hub aiming to create 500 jobs over five years
A digital hub that will create 500 jobs over the next five years was officially launched in Skibbereen, Co Cork today.
- 05 August
Airam Foods, Secret Recipe and CBL Equipment winners of Compass Group's Idea Works competition
Galway-based Airam Foods, Secret Recipe from Cork and Carlow-based CBL Equipment have been named as this year’s winners of Compass Group’s Idea Works.
- 31 July
Collaborate to accumulate – advice for small tourism businesses
Ethna Felten, director of economic development services at Fingal County Council, provides advice to small businesses in the tourism sector on how to engage visitors, get them to stay longer in their area and get them to spend more.
Deer Park Golf in Co Dublin opens 'world's first poc fada golf course'
Deer Park Golf at Howth Castle in north Co Dublin is opening what it says is the world’s first ‘poc fada golf’ course.
- 30 July
Cork start-up BlackBee Investments creating five new jobs
Cork-based start-up BlackBee Investments is to create five new jobs in the next 12 months which will bring its workforce up to 19 people within two years of setting up.
€45m in SBCI loans for Irish SMEs approved to date
The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has reported that 1,626 Irish SMEs have availed of its loans to date to a total value of €45m.
Steps to success - the Q&A series: Seapoint Clinic
Dr Tom Linehan co-founded Seapoint Clinic with Dr Ed O’Flaherty with the goal of breaking the traditional mould of dentistry. They now employ at team of 32 at their Blackrock, Co Dublin practice and plan to take the brand to a number of regional centres around the country over the next three years.
- 29 July
Mulch opens new drive-through green waste facility and retail store in Dublin
Garden waste recycling company Mulch has opened what it says is Ireland’s first drive-through under-cover green waste centre as well as a new retail store in a 12,000 sq ft facility in Coolock, north Co Dublin.
Thebestof franchise to create 90 jobs in Ireland over next three years
Outsourced marketing franchise, Thebestof, has announced the creation of 90 jobs across Ireland over the next three to four years.
- 28 July
Severe shortage of chefs threatening restaurant sector growth - RAI
There is a severe shortage of chefs in Ireland and not enough chef training centres, which is threatening growth in the restaurant sector, according the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI).
- 27 July
Dogpatch Labs developing over 8,000 sq ft of start-up space with Ulster Bank
The co-working initiative for tech start-ups Dogpatch Labs is to develop over 8,000 sq ft of new space in the 200 year old vaults below the CHQ building in Dublin’s Docklands in a new partnership with Ulster Bank.
- 23 July
Dublin software company Iconic to create 15 new jobs after raising €400,000
Irish translation software company Iconic Translation Machines said today that it will be creating 15 new jobs at its Glasnevin headquarters after raising €400,000 in seed funding.
- 21 July
Start-ups from around the world taking part in IndieBio accelerator in Cork
The world’s only synthetic biology accelerator programme, IndieBio, is happening again in Cork with nine start-ups from around the world taking part.
- 17 July
2015 ESB Spark of Genius now open for entry
Entry to the 2015 ESB Spark of Genius Award competition at the Web Summit is now open offering a prize fund of over €25,000.
2015 recipients of IEDR's Optimise fund announced
The 15 recipients of the IE Domain Registry’s (IEDR) €150,000 Optimise fund have been announced following an online public vote.
GoldCore sells wealth management division as it focuses on international growth
Gold broker GoldCore said today that it has completed the sale of its wealth management division in a management buyout following approval from the Central Bank.
- 16 July
Fingal County Council investing €18m in new tourism strategy
Fingal County Council is to invest over €18m in new and existing facilities and attractions as part of a strategy to develop tourism in the region.
€62m invested under EI venture capital and seed programmes in 2014
Venture capital (VC) funds supported under Enterprise Ireland seed and VC programmes made 156 investments to the value of €62m into 97 Irish-based companies in 2014, according to the Enterprise Ireland Seed & Venture Capital Programme 2014 report.
- 15 July
Irish providers begin €500,000 Navy satellite service contract
The new satellite communications service to the Irish Naval Fleet, managed by National Space Centre and Voyager IP, began last Thursday.
Tan Organic and Theya Lingerie winners after Female High Fliers programme
Tan Organic and Theya Lingerie have won the top prizes in a pitching competition at the end of the Female High Fliers accelerator programme in DCU’s Ryan Academy.
Yogandha secures listing in Harvey Nichols
Young Irish company Yogandha has secured a listing in high-end retailer Harvey Nichols’ seven stores in Dublin and the UK for its 100pc natural body and mood boosting aromatherapy oil range Mind Body Therapy.
- 14 July
Street Feast opens in Dublin Airport's Terminal 1
Street Feast, a new food and drink outlet in Terminal 1 in Dublin Airport has opened this week.
- 13 July
New €500,000 Enterprise Ireland fund aimed at overseas entrepreneurs and Irish diaspora
A new Enterprise Ireland fund will make up to €500,000 available to 10 overseas entrepreneurs and Irish diaspora who decide to set up their businesses here.
- 08 July
Five new technology businesses and 41 jobs for The Digital Hub in Q2
Five new growing companies joined The Digital Hub in Dublin in the second quarter of this year, creating up to 41 jobs.
- 07 July
Winner chosen for Dublin Cookery School scholarship
Lynda Booth’s Dublin Cookery School has held a competition to award a €8,500 scholarship for its certificate course starting in September.
Linked Finance on growth trajectory having facilitated €5.4m in SME loans to date
Peer-to-peer lending company Linked Finance has announced that it has facilitated over €5.4m in loans for over 300 Irish SMEs employing a total of 2,000 people since it was launched in March 2013.
- 03 July
Ireland – a future global start-up hub
Joanna Murphy, chief operating officer of ConnectIreland, explores Ireland’s potential as a hub for foreign SMEs in light of the recent interest from French companies in particular.
- 02 July
New €250k fund for design-based start-ups launched as part of ID2015
Enterprise Ireland is to deliver a new €250,000 fund to support the creation of design-based start-ups as part of the Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) programme.
HBAN supported companies expected to create 700 jobs by 2017
An estimated 700 jobs will be created by 2017 by companies supported by Halo Business Angel Network (HBAN) following successful funding rounds during 2014 amounting to a total of €30m.
TransferMate in new partnership with Big Red Book
Two Irish-owned financial technology companies, TransferMate Global Payments and Big Red Book, have entered into a joint venture targeting the small business market.
- 01 July
US sports bar chain Tilted Kilt plans to enter the Irish market
US sports bar chain Tilted Kilt is planning to launch in the Irish market using a franchise model and believes there is potential here for at least four sites.
- 30 June
Supermac's founder to acquire Killeshin Hotel and invest at least €500k in its upgrade
Supermac’s founder Pat MacDonagh is buying the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise, Co Laois, securing 98 jobs and with plans to embark on a significant investment programme and create further jobs.
Over 700 jobs saved through SME examinership in 2015 - index
The total number of jobs saved through SME examinership in Ireland so far this year was 703, with 331 of these saved in the past three months, according to the Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index.
- 29 June
Cork and Kerry food start-ups to create 65 new jobs
Thirty Munster-based food start-ups are to create 65 new jobs as a result of taking part in the Food Academy programme, which is a collaboration between Bord Bia, SuperValu, Local Enterprise Offices and County Councils in Cork and Kerry.
GradHow platform wins first 'Start-up Stars' programme at UCD
An online platform to help college students to reduce uncertainty after graduation has won the first ever ‘Start-up Stars’ programme at University College Dublin (UCD).
Third Slim's Healthy Kitchen outlet to open in Belfast
Food brand Slim’s Healthy Kitchen is to open its third outlet in Belfast in August two years since it was first established in the city.
- 26 June
Largest Local Enterprise Village yet to be at National Ploughing Championships
More than 70 small businesses will be part of the ‘Local Enterprise Village’ at the National Ploughing Championships in Ratheniska, Co Laois next September.
- 24 June
Irish start-up Your Smile Direct to create ten new jobs
Irish cosmetic dentistry start-up Your Smile Direct is to create ten new jobs, predominantly based in Ireland, but working across both its UK and Irish operations.
- 23 June
Boots Ireland collaborating with RCSI on new detox service
Boots Ireland is collaborating with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) on the further development of the new Boots Alcohol Detox Service - the first programme of its kind to be made available in pharmacies here.
New Marqette restaurant to open in Dublin Airport and hire 80 people
A new dining area modeled on an outdoor food market called Marqette is to open at the end of August in Terminal 1, Dublin Airport, creating 80 jobs.
17.07.2015 Pub operator JD Wetherspoon is opening its fourth pub in Ireland, in Swords, Co Dublin, on 21 July, creating 85 new jobs.
17.07.2015 Entry to the 2015 ESB Spark of Genius Award competition at the Web Summit is now open offering a prize fund of over €25,000.
24.07.2015 Mobile parking operator Parkbytext has announced details of its sponsorship arrangement for the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show.
24.07.2015 Maxol is planning to open a service station on the N3 at Mulhuddart next January that the company said will be its largest to date.
15.07.2015 Tan Organic and Theya Lingerie have won the top prizes in a pitching competition at the end of the Female High Fliers accelerator programme in DCU’s Ryan Academy.