It has launched its new device to treat Tinnitus called Mutebutton
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ISE to run new programmme to get Irish companies #IPOready
The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) is launching a new programme in January aimed at building “a strong pipeline of high-quality companies with the business and skills to prosper on the public markets”, according to ISE’s director of strategy Aileen O’Donoghue.
Galway BMW dealership creating 11 new jobs
A BMW dealership in Galway is creating 11 new jobs having brought the car brand back to the city a year ago after a five year absence.
Leo Burdock seeks €50,000 for expansion via Linked Finance crowd lending platform
Fish and chip brand Leo Burdock is looking for €50,000 worth of funding on LinkedFinance.com, the largest loan to date to be sought on the online crowd lending website.
Elavon’s POS loyalty programme for small businesses to get European launch in Ireland
Global payment solutions provider Elavon is to launch its new point of sale loyalty programme Fanfare into Ireland as its lead European market.
- 17 December
Boxever wins deal to roll out its solution across eDreams Odigeo brands
Dublin-based technology company Boxever has won a deal with online travel company eDreams Odigeo to roll out its solution across all of eDreams Odigeo’s brands.
- 16 December
€200k feasibility fund for entrepreneurs in the south east
Enterprise Ireland has announced a €200,000 fund to help entrepreneurs in the south east region to explore the feasibility of their innovative start-up ideas.
- 12 December
Two student businesses collaborate to develop Squeazy app
Three Leaving Cert students from Co Leitrim have partnered with a visual effects and animation studio set up by a 15-year old student from Co Monaghan to develop the an app for the Squeazy toy.
Neuromod to create 50 new jobs in Dublin
Irish medical devices start-up Neuromod is to create 50 jobs at its newly opened clinic in Dublin over the next five years further to the launch today, 12 December, of its new device to treat Tinnitus Mutebutton.
- 11 December
Designer Dublin Christmas Market to open in College Green
The Bank of Ireland forecourt at Dublin’s College Green is set transform into a Designer Dublin Christmas Market tomorrow and Saturday, when over 30 designers and craftspeople, all based in the capital, will be showcasing their Irish handcrafted creations.
- 10 December
What EU Vat changes on 1 January mean to SMEs
Carol Cheesman of Cheesmans Accountants in the UK explains how new EU Vat changes, which come into effect on 1 Jan 2015, will affect businesses.
Student entrepreneurs sell their wares at Christmas Trade Fair in Cork
Young entrepreneurs from schools across Cork City were selling their creations and innovations at a Christmas Trade Fair today, 10 December.
- 09 December
Covali and SiliconCloud merge and relocate to NexusUCD
Two young companies, Covali and SiliconCloud, have merged and relocated to NexusUCD, the industry partnership centre at University College Dublin (UCD).
PwC Irish family business survey highlights need to 'professionalise' family as well as business
Irish family businesses must become more entrepreneurial, adapt faster and become more professional in the way they run their operations if they are to remain successful, according to PwC's 2014 Irish Family Business Survey, which is performed every two years as part of a major PwC Global initiative having over 2,300 interviews around the world , including over 100 Irish family businesses.
- 08 December
Closing date for first round of €250k Digital Boost seed fund coming up
The closing date for businesses to enter the first round of the €250,000 Eircom Business Solutions Digital Boost seed fund is this Friday, 12 December.
Founder of parcel tracking software company named Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur
Software entrepreneur Eamon Keane was yesterday named as Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur.
- 05 December
SME finance platform Equitable Capital launched in Dublin
An SME finance platform called Equitable Capital has been launched in Dublin with the aim of “bridging the gap between capital markets and traditional lending”.
Ground Espresso coffee chain opens first outlet south of the border in Blanchardstown's Next store
Ground Espresso Bars, Northern Ireland’s largest independent coffee chain, is today opening its first store south of the border with an outlet at West End Retail Park in Blanchardstown.
Health focused Galway café 37 West turns a profit after a year in business
A café in Galway that uses the tagline ‘Healthy is the new sexy’ called 37 West has turned a profit just one year after it was set up by Gill Carroll.
OxyMem only Irish winner at Energy Awards 2014 in London
University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out OxyMem was the only Irish company among the award winners at the Energy Awards 2014 in London this week.
Clontarf cycling buddies create winning PocketCoach app
Two childhood friends from Clontarf in Dublin have developed a fitness app for cyclists called PocketCoach that creates personalised training sessions that adapt to the needs of the rider in real-time.
- 04 December
Why female entrepreneurs need to think bigger
Paula Fitzsimons, national director of the Going for Growth programme, shares her thoughts on why a greater emphasis on growth is needed in the area of female entrepreneurship.
Hoxton Ventures launches €6m Irish VC fund with Enterprise Ireland
European micro-cap venture capital firm, Hoxton Ventures has launched a €5.875m Irish early stage venture capital fund in partnership with Enterprise Ireland.
- 03 December
New Thérapie and Optilase clinic opens in Newbridge
Beauty group Thérapie Clinics has opened a new Thérapie and Optilase outlet in Newbridge, Co Kildare, creating 10 new jobs, with more expected in 2015.
Nando's opens in Omni Park Shopping Centre, creating 28 jobs
Nando’s is opening its newest restaurant in Ireland in the Omni Park Shopping Centre, Santry in Dublin today, creating 28 full and part-time jobs.
Kinsale Bay Food Company secures €1m deal with Tesco Ireland
Kinsale Bay Food Company from Co Cork has secured a deal worth €1m a year to supply its products into 73 Tesco stores in Ireland.
- 02 December
First briefing for SMEs from Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland taking place in Cork
O’Connor Pyne & Co Accountants is hosting the first briefing for SMEs by the Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) on 9 December at the Kingsley Hotel, Cork.
Iceland opens Waterford store creating 32 jobs
Food retailer Iceland has opened a new store on the Cork Road in Waterford creating 32 new jobs.
- 01 December
E-MIT Solutions announces €650k investment and 10 new jobs
ICT consultancy firm E-MIT Solutions is to create 10 new jobs at its headquarters in Santry in Dublin by the end of 2015 as part of a €650,000 investment to fund the expansion of technology services provided by the firm.
Luxcel Biosciences develops 'game-changing' tests for dairy industry
Cork-based technology firm Luxcel Biosciences has developed what it believes is a game-changing suite of rapid microbiology testing products for the dairy industry with partner companies Mocon in the US and Irish company Oculer.
500 exhibitors expected to generate €5m in sales at National Crafts and Design Fair
Over €5m is expected to be spent on seasonal craft and Irish design purchases at the National Crafts and Design Fair, which runs in the RDS from Wednesday, 3 to Sunday, 7 December.
- 28 November
AventaMed and TruePivot the winners at Seedcorn competition
Medical device company AventaMed and software provider TruePivot have been named as the main winners at InterTradeIreland Seedcorn Investor Readiness competition for 2014.
- 27 November
Irish start-up Hemanua testing a product to treat Ebola virus
Irish start-up Hemanua has announced that it is at the advanced testing stage for a product to treat the Ebola virus disease in collaboration with the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.
Irish tech company Magico creating 12 new jobs as part of €500k big data R&D project
Irish e-commerce technology company Magico said today that it will hire 12 new staff in software development, sales and support as it pursues further growth as part of a €500,000 research and development project around its Magico Dare big data analytics system.
Small Business Saturday for 2014 is launched
Retail Excellence Ireland (REI) has launched Small Business Saturday, a social media and marketing initiative to support local businesses by providing them with marketing collateral.
- 26 November
24 IBYE finalists pitch start-up ideas at Department of Jobs
Twenty-four young entrepreneurs are at the Department of Jobs today to pitch their start-up business ideas as part of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur (IBYE) competition.
The Design Corner Shop returning to Dún Laoghaire
The Design Corner Shop is returning to Dún Laoghaire for Christmas for the fourth year, this time featuring the work of 16 local designers.
- 25 November
Dublin Gospel Choir concerts to be held in Fresh supermarkets
Fresh – the Good Food Market is hosting a series of free lunch-time concerts by the Dublin Gospel Choir on 19 December.
Kinesis to provide falls prevention service in partnership with Spectrum Health
Health services provider Spectrum Health and med-tech start-up Kinesis Health Technologies have entered into a partnership to deliver a falls prevention service in Ireland called Falls Action.
Tesco Express store opens on Aungier St creating 13 jobs
A new Tesco Express store has opened on Aungier Street in Dublin's city centre creating 13 jobs.
RecruitmentPlus plans €1m expansion and 6 hires for 2015
Irish recruitment agency RecruitmentPlus has established a dedicated property recruitment division and is planning a €1m expansion for 2015 including taking on six new people in the coming months.
- 24 November
Neuromod Devices secures approval to sell Mutebutton in Europe
Irish medical devices company Neuromod Devices has secured regulatory approval for the sale of Mutebutton, its new multisensory medical device to treat Tinnitus.
Agile Networks completes €200k deal with Pepper Ireland
Dublin-based IT company Agile Networks has completed a €200,000 contract with asset management firm Pepper Ireland to install state-of-the-art networks in its offices in counties Clare and Dublin.
Improper Butter is Jumpstart 2014 winner
Improper Butter, a start-up founded by 24 year old Elaine Lavery, has won the Jumpstart 2014 competition at the The LINC (Learning and Innovation Centre), Institute of Technology (IT) Blanchardstown.
- 21 November
Dublin start-up Shinlar Technologies launches app for the salon industry
Irish start-up Shinlar Technologies has launched an app called Hive, which is a management system designed for the salon industry.
Accountants must educate themselves about start-ups and customise services – Dublin Commissioner for Start-ups
The Dublin Commissioner for Start-ups has called on accountants to educate themselves to the unique and dynamic nature of start-up companies, and to customise their service offerings accordingly.
- 20 November
Bressie speaking at 'Managing the Entrepreneurship Rollercoaster' event
Musician Niall Breslin (Bressie) is one of the speakers at an event called ‘Managing the Entrepreneurship Rollercoaster’ held by Synergy Centre in association with Bank of Ireland coming up in December.
Kernel Capital invests €400,000 in Certification Europe
Kernel Capital, through the Bank of Ireland Seed and Early Stage Equity Fund, said today that it is investing €400,000 in Dublin-based Certification Europe, an international management standards and inspection services company.
Food Cloud is Ireland's finalist in Join our Core competition
Founders of Food Cloud Iseult Ward and Aoibheann O’Brien have been selected as Ireland’s top young social entrepreneurs at this year’s Join Our Core competition.
200 small food producers secure €10m in listings with SuperValu
Two hundred small food producers will secure retail listings worth €10m with SuperValu in 2015 through the Food Academy, which is a joint initiative between the retailer, Bord Bia and the Local Enterprise Offices.
Only 5pc of €314m in VC funding raised by SMEs in first nine months went to start-ups
There has been a 35pc increase in venture capital funding raised by Irish SMEs to €314m in the first nine months of the year, but only 5pc of this went to start-ups, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association’s (IVCA) VenturePulse survey.
26.08.2014 The return of whiskey production to Tullamore has become a significant step closer with the installation of the custom-made Tullamore Distillery Spirit Safe.
28.08.2014 Ireland’s first dedicated in-store gluten-free bakery and food production facility has been opened – in Scally’s SuperValu, Clonakilty, Co Cork – involving a €500,000 investment and the creation of five new jobs.
25.08.2014 Having a sustainability plan and Origin Green charter has been the key driver in Dawn Meats achieving a 90pc reduction in thermal energy consumption on one of its major sites and a 50pc reduction on other sites between 2012 and 2013.