iZest Influence aims to assist high profile people to manage their digital...
29.05.2015 Murphy’s Ice Cream has today launched a new range of sorbets made with...
29.05.2015 150 trade buyers are at Bloom in the Phoenix Park this morning for a business...
28.05.2015 Dublin game developer Digit Game Studios has launched a recruitment drive to...
28.05.2015 Blacknight has announced that .irish domain landrush is now available to the...
28.05.2015 The Sky Cat Laughs, which takes place from 28 May to 1 June, officially comes...
- 29 May
Murphy's Ice Cream launches sorbet range made from Irish rainwater
Murphy’s Ice Cream has today launched a new range of sorbets made with rainwater collected in Dingle.
Supermac's founders open Tipperary Town Plaza, employing 80 people
Founding directors of fast food chain Supermac’s Ireland, Pat and Una McDonagh, have opened a service station and food court called Tipperary Town Plaza on the Limerick Road, employing a total of over 80 people.
iZest Marketing launches sister company to help high profile people manage their online presence
An Irish marketing agency set up in 2011, iZest Marketing, has launched a sister company called iZest Influence with the aim of assisting high profile people to manage their digital profile, protect their online reputation and harness commercial opportunities.
- 28 May
Burren Food Trail wins Irish leg of EU destination awards programme
The Burren Food Trail has won the Irish leg of this year’s European Destination of Excellence - Tourism and Local Gastronomy award, beating runners up Cong Food Village, Co Mayo, West Waterford and the Wild Atlantic Way Co Sligo Food Trail.
Digit Games creating 40 immediate jobs following Scopely partnership announcement
Dublin game developer Digit Game Studios has launched a recruitment drive to take on 40 new employees and triple its current headcount of 20.
- 27 May
Foodcloud wins Google Adopt a Startup competition
Community-based social enterprise Foodcloud has won the Google Adopt a Startup programme following a pitching competition in the Foundry at Google in Dublin.
€2m in funding available through Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur 2015 programme
A total investment fund of €2m is being made available to young people as part of the Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur programme, launched today for 2015.
Brewery Corner in Kilkenny launches summer programme of events
Two years since it was opened by co-founder of O’Hara’s Brewery Seamus O’Hara, craft beer pub Brewery Corner in Kilkenny has announced that it is now stocking 100 Irish and international craft beers and has launched a summer programme.
More than 200,000 set to buy half-price 'one and one' for National Fish & Chips Day
It’s the sixth annual National Fish & Chips Day and, according to its organisers, more than 200,000 people are expected to visit their local ITICA chipper today where they will be offered half price fish and chips to mark the occasion.
- 26 May
Food Academy suppliers to be listed across 221 SuperValu stores
Small producers who have been participating in and have completed the SuperValu Food Academy Start and Advance programmes are now being rolled out to 221 SuperValu stores nationwide, which will result in sales of over €10m in 2015.
Galway's Quay Dental's sedation services attracting nationwide interest
A three-year old dentistry practice in Galway City, Quay Dental, is receiving patients from all over Ireland to avail of the services of its state-of-the-art sedation clinic, according to principal dentist and founder of the business Dr Lisa Creaven.
Delphi Adventure Resort to manage Aasleagh Lodge and Erriff Fishery in Connemara in five-year deal
Delphi Adventure Resort has won a contract to manage Aasleagh Lodge and Erriff Fishery in Connemara for the next five years.
- 25 May
New Cinnamon restaurant opens in Monkstown, creating 30 jobs
Cinnamon has opened a new eatery, coffee house and restaurant in Monkstown in Dublin, creating 30 new jobs.
Connected tape measure BlueTape stands out at PCH Hardware Hackathon
A team that developed and prototyped a connected tape measure called BlueTape won the PCH Hardware Hackathon over the weekend.
Bricks 4 Kidz planning 150 jobs at 30 franchises in Ireland over three years
The roll-out of the Bricks 4 Kidz programme across the country over the next three years will create 150 jobs, according to Karl Fitzpatrick, the Wexford-based entrepreneur who has bought the master franchise for Ireland.
- 22 May
Food service provider Brakes sponsors YesChef awards
Dublin-based food service provider Brakes is sponsoring the 2016 YesChef awards competition, which aims to find Ireland’s best chefs, restaurants, pubs and staff.
Salthill Hotel achieves four-star status following upgrade
The Salthill Hotel in Galway has been awarded four-star status following a nine-month upgrading process and a “substantial” investment by owners the Byrne family.
- 21 May
Dublin's Clear Designs introduces app package for small businesses
A Dublin-based company that specialises in graphic design and publishing has launched a new offering which allows small businesses to have their own app for both iOS and Android platforms at a relatively affordable price.
- 20 May
Over 55,000 users of 'Supporting SMEs' campaign in its first year
Over 55,000 businesses and entrepreneurs have now availed of the Government’s ‘Supporting SMEs’ campaign, which was launched a year ago.
- 18 May
Maxol to open new Dundalk service station, creating 25 jobs
Forecourt convenience retailer Maxol is to employ at least 25 people at a new service station at Southend in Dundalk, Co Louth, involving an investment of around €2m.
Neven Maguire joins judging panel for Compass ‘Idea Works’ initiative
Compass Group Ireland has launched the second annual Idea Works, its initiative aimed at finding the most innovative concepts in the foodservice, hospitality and facilities management industry and helping them to get off the ground.
- 15 May
Cork law firms McNulty Boylan and Mullins Lynch Byrne to merge
Two Cork firms, McNulty Boylan and Partners and Mullins Lynch Byrne, are to merge, which will create one of the largest law firms in Munster.
Dublin businesses upbeat about job creation at Momentum Summit
Sentiment among Dublin businesses appears high with 53pc having grown staff numbers since last year, according to a survey by Dublin Chamber of Commerce.
New €10m competitive fund to support start-ups around the country
The Government has launched a new €10m initiative to support more start-up businesses as the first part of the €250m Regional Action Plan for jobs announced in February.
- 14 May
Entrepreneurs can claim back 41pc of investment in a start-up under new 'Sure' tax refund scheme
A new scheme called ‘StartUp Refunds for Entrepreneurs’ (Sure) has been introduced, which allows entrepreneurs to claim back up to 41pc of the capital they invest in starting a business from the Government.
Thérapie and Optilase to create 13 jobs with opening of new Sligo clinic
Laser and skin clinic Thérapie Clinic and its sister company Optilase, which is a laser eye surgery clinic, are to open a new outlet in Sligo town on 4 June, creating 13 jobs.
- 13 May
Café opens in St Patrick’s Park in Dublin
Dublin City Council has opened the latest of its city park cafés in St Patrick’s Park in Dublin’s south inner city area.
Dublin gym owners agree franchise deal for Ray Shah's Bodyfirst Nutrition brand
Fitness entrepreneurs Ronnie Carroll and Mark Joyce have agreed a franchise deal with DJ Ray Shah to expand his Bodyfirst Nutrition brand.
- 12 May
Cork restaurants to serve up outdoor banquet for 400 during Midsummer Festival
Twelve restaurants in Cork will be working together on 14 June to cater for an outdoor banquet for 400 people as part of this year’s Cork Midsummer Festival.
Seaweed treats business wins Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award
A business producing treats using seaweed run by four teenagers from Donegal has won the Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015, which is organised by Foróige.
Trafficattic.com now hosting 130 local businesses
An online business focused on allowing people to shop local online called Trafficattic.com set up in Co Mayo in 2014 now hosts 130 businesses and is selling throughout Ireland and worldwide.
- 08 May
Kilkenny firm develops iVoter app to bring politicians and the public together
Kilkenny-based digital development company Pin Point Alerts has introduced a new app which it claims will revolutionise communication between the general public and political candidates in the run up to elections.
- 07 May
Regus to open its seventh business centre in Ireland, on Dublin's North Quay
Workspace provider Regus is to open a new business centre in the Ormond Building on Dublin’s North Quay.
- 06 May
RSM Farrell Grant Sparks and Retail Excellence Ireland renew corporate partnership
RSM Farrell Grant Sparks has renewed its corporate partnership with Retail Excellence Ireland (REI).
- 05 May
Thirteen jobs to be created in Dublin by health food company
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton has announced that French-owned company Passion Spiruline Ltd will establish a European hub in Dublin, creating 13 jobs.
Dublin-based Auxilion develops app to help organisations track cloud computing costs
Irish-owned cloud support company Auxilion has launched an app called ZureView, which it has developed to help global organisations to identify and track their cloud computing costs.
37 West owner opening new restaurant venture in Galway City - 56 Central
Owner of restaurant 37 West in Newcastle, Co Galway Gill Carroll is starting a new venture in Galway city – she is re-launching Lynch’s Café on Shop Street it as 56 Central once it is revamped.
- 01 May
Husband and wife chef team launch Kilkenny City's first cookery school
Husband and wife team Neil and Mary McEvoy, both chefs, have launched Kilkenny City’s first cookery school geared towards children from age six as well as adults.
- 29 April
Mulligans opens Ireland's first 'drive-thru' pharmacy and lifestyle store
Irish family-run pharmacy group Mulligans has opened Ireland’s first ‘drive-thru’ pharmacy and lifestyle store – at Ardeen in Waterford City.
Health services product wins first ever 'Solve-it Challenge' at WIT
A second year BSc in Applied Healthcare student, Jonathon O’Donnell, has won the first ever ‘Solve-it Challenge’ grand final at Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) for his health services product.
- 28 April
Galway's Kai named Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month
Kai Cafe & Restaurant in Galway has been named Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for May.
Playertek launches in Ireland further to raising €1m investment
Dundalk-based tech start-up Playertek has raised a €1m investment to develop its wearable technology system for players of team sports such as rugby and GAA.
Bank of Ireland opens branch geared towards start-ups and will hire 100 'customer champions'
Bank of Ireland has officially opened a new branch and ‘start-up workbench’ in Grand Canal Square in Dublin, which is already being used by numerous Irish and international start-up companies as a base.
- 27 April
KC Peaches raises €55k on Grid Finance platform
Dublin wholefood company KC Peaches has raised €55,000 on Grid Finance’s peer-to-peer lending platform, which will be used to undertake renovations in its four cafés in Dublin.
- 23 April
Highway1 looking for 15 start-ups for autumn programme
PCH’s start-up programme Highway1 has begun accepting applications for its autumn 2015 hardware accelerator programme and is looking for 15 hardware start-ups from around the world to take part.
- 22 April
Hurling boot invention wins top student enterprise award
Sixteen year old Shíofra Ryan from Co Offaly has won the top award at this year’s Student Enterprise Awards national finals for a new type of hurling boot she has invented.
Irish start-ups to build prototype of a connected device at PCH Hardware Hackathon
Cork-headquartered company PCH is to co-host an event where Irish start-ups will design and build a prototype of a connected device in three days.
Just Eat signs up 150 restaurants in new lunchtime service
Online takeaway ordering and delivery service Just Eat has launched a lunchtime offering in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway.
Bank of Ireland first Irish bank to offer refinancing loans under Credit Guarantee scheme
Bank of Ireland has become the first Irish bank to offer refinancing loans under the Credit Guarantee scheme to micro, small and medium sized enterprises whose own banks are exiting the Irish market.
- 21 April
Ireland's first dedicated beer-only bar Beer Market to open in Dublin
Galway Bay Brewery is opening the first dedicated beer-only bar in Ireland, in Christchurch, Dublin, on 22 April.
27.05.2015 Community-based social enterprise Foodcloud has won the Google Adopt a Startup programme following a pitching competition in the Foundry at Google in Dublin.
27.05.2015 Irish family-owned forecourt convenience retailer Maxol is investing €1.1m in the revamp of five of its stores in counties Cork, Wexford, Tipperary and Laois over the next three months.
27.05.2015 Two years since it was opened by co-founder of O’Hara’s Brewery Seamus O’Hara, craft beer pub Brewery Corner in Kilkenny has announced that it is now stocking 100 Irish and international craft beers and has launched a summer programme.