The Design Corner Shop is returning to Dún Laoghaire for Christmas
26.11.2014 Equine technology company Equilume has secured €550,000 in seed funding from...
26.11.2014 Market Match has announced that it will be looking after the public relations...
25.11.2014 Fastway Couriers has announced a new extended contract with online fashion...
26.11.2014 International restaurant search and discovery service Zomato has opened a...
26.11.2014 On Sunday, 30 November, Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke will turn on the...
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.
Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur finalists unveiled
Twenty four young people from 17 counties have made it to the national final of the first ever ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ competition.
- 19 November
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.
- 18 November
NovoGrid is overall winner of 2014 UCD VentureLaunch
Engineering venture NovoGrid is the overall winner of the 2014 University College Dublin (UCD) VentureLaunch accelerator programme, scooping a €25,000 prize.
Promocodes.ie teams up with big retailers to offer discounts online
Shem Douglas has set up an online business in Dublin called Promocodes.ie, offering exclusive discounts and offers in areas such as fashion and food as well as bingo and betting.
Going for Growth seeks applicants for 2015 programme for women entrepreneurs
The Going for Growth initiative for women entrepreneurs is seeking applications for 60 funded places on its next programme due to start next year.
- 17 November
Cork business confidence reaches highest level since 2009 – survey
Cork Chamber’s third quarterly economic trends survey of 2014, released this week, reveals the highest level of confidence amongst Cork’s businesses (92.2pc) since the chamber’s economic trends survey commenced in Q1 2009 when confidence levels reached only 51.5pc.
Bia Beauty Skincare wins €30k bursary at InBusiness InCork
Founder of Bia Beauty Skincare Tracey Ryan has won the €30,000 Cork Innovates bursary at the InBusiness InCork 2014 showcase.
- 14 November
Bank of Ireland kicks off National Enterprise Week with Complete Fitness
Bank of Ireland teamed up with Dublin based SME Complete Fitness to launch its eleventh National Enterprise Week themed ‘Let’s Connect’ today, 14 November.
MyClubFinances secures investment and two new board directors
Data company MyClubFinances.com has secured “significant” investment and two new board directors, Walter Hobbs and Andy Sharkey, three years after it was started in Co Galway.
- 13 November
Dublin butcher secures exclusive deal on Lambay Island beef, lamb, game and wallaby
Wholesale butchers M&K Meats and its retail outlets The Market Butchers are known as the exclusive distributors of Connemara Hill Lamb and O’Doherty’s Black Bacon.
Jennifer Rothwell opens store in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre and online
Irish fashion designer Jennifer Rothwell has opened a flagship store in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin 2, as well as an online boutique.
- 12 November
Seven start-ups to pitch for €25,000 prize at UCD accelerator programme awards
Seven high-tech and knowledge-intensive start-ups that have emerged out of University College Dublin (UCD) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) will pitch for a top prize of €25,000 at the 2014 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Showcase and Awards evening next Monday (17 November).
Limerick Business Thru' the Ages competition unveiled
Limerick Chamber and Dell have unveiled a competition for business studies students in Co Limerick secondary schools entitled ‘Limerick Business Thru’ the Ages’.
- 11 November
The Church in Dublin announces successful refinancing
The Church Café, Bar and Restaurant a landmark bar and restaurant in Dublin’s city centre, has announced that it completed a refinancing agreement with Ulster Bank.
The Butler's Pantry opens pop-up stores in Brown Thomas
Irish food company The Butler’s Pantry has opened pop-up stores in Brown Thomas in Dublin, Limerick and Cork where it will sell its range of Christmas foods.
- 10 November
Liberties Press teams up with Linked Finance looking for €20,000
Independent book publisher Liberties Press is partnering with Dublin-based crowdfunding facilitator Linked Finance to raise €20,000.
- 05 November
Polish card maker's Kilkenny business growing with the help of Irish wit
Polish native Justyna Maćkowska has incorporated Irish wit into a handcrafted range of printed goods with her enterprise ‘JmmCards with a Twist’ and expects to take on extra staff in the coming weeks as sales are growing.
Just Eat completes EatCity.ie acquisition
Online takeaway food platform Just Eat plc has this week announced its acquisition of Irish competitor Eatcity.ie for an undisclosed sum.
- 04 November
Love & Robots wins 2104 ESB Spark of Genius Award
Love & Robots has been announced as the 2014 winner of start-up competition the ESB Spark of Genius Award at the Web Summit in Dublin.
Lifestyle decluttering service The Happy Closet launches
The Happy Closet, a lifestyle decluttering service that balances well-being and being well-dressed, has launched.
- 03 November
€10m upgrade programme underway on Omniplex regional cinemas
Irish owned cinema chain Omniplex has announced a €10m expansion and upgrade programme currently underway on a number of its regional cinemas.
Kinesis Health Technologies and Shimmer in €3m partnership
Irish companies Kinesis Health Technologies and Shimmer have entered into a partnership worth €3m over the next four years, which will incorporate Shimmer’s sensor platform into Kinesis’ technology.
Uniplumo to supply 125,000 ponsettias to SuperValu
Dublin-based grower Uniplumo is to supply at least 125,000 Irish poinsettias to SuperValu’s 223 stores in the run up to Christmas.
Linked Finance reaches €5m milestone in online pledges
Irish crowdfunding venture Linked Finance has hit the milestone of €5m in pledges to SME businesses on its online platform.
Cork businesses generate €25m in five years with help of networking
Seventy Cork-based companies have reported generating a total of €25m in business in five years with the help of network referral organisation BNI Ireland.
Donncha O'Callaghan seeks investors for digital marketing start-up
4Impacts, a digital marketing company founded by Ireland and Munster Rugby player Donncha O’Callaghan is seeking investors as it looks to compete in the big data market.
€750,000 in seed funding for nanoscience research spin-out Adama Innovations
Irish early-stage nanotechnology company Adama Innovations Ltd has secured €750,000 in seed-funding from a syndicate that includes Enterprise Ireland, NDRC VentureLab and Irrus Investments.
- 31 October
Michael Carey to speak at FoodTech@TheMill in Drogheda
Chairman of Bord Bia and founder of The Company of Food Michael Carey is to speak as part of the FoodTech@TheMill programme on 5 November at The Mill Enterprise Hub in Drogheda, Co Louth.
€800m in funding being made available to SMEs through SBCI
The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has secured €800m in funding for Irish SMEs, which will mean tailored loans and innovative financial products being provided to businesses at more favourable rates than currently available.
- 30 October
Eircom Business Solutions launches €250k Digital Boost fund for SMEs
Eircom Business Solutions has partnered with Google, PayPal, Samsung, the Digital Marketing Institute and Salesforce to launch a €250,000 seed fund for Irish SMEs.
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.