The brand’s gourmet baking mixes are to be stocked in 11 Tesco stores
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30.01.2015 A key focus of this year's EY Entrepreneur Of The Year programme, which is...
30.01.2015 LloydsPharmacy has reported that it raised over €40,000 for the Irish Hospice...
29.01.2015 New funding of €1.6m for science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem)...
28.01.2015 The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has teamed up with the Digital...
- 30 January
Boutique Bake secures listing in 11 Tesco stores in Dublin and Wicklow
Young Dublin-based Boutique Bake has secured a contract with Tesco Ireland which will mean the brand’s gourmet baking mixes are to be stocked in 11 Tesco stores in Dublin and Wicklow.
Nominees have been announced for the annual Image Business of Beauty Awards
The nominees have been announced for the annual Image Business of Beauty Awards and the categories are now open to view and for public vote at bob.image.ie.
First ‘Start-up Gathering’ to focus on five sectors in five cities in October
Ireland’s first ‘Start-up Gathering’ will be a national week of events from 5 to 10 October 2015 promoting entrepreneurship and showcasing Ireland’s start-up sector to an Irish and international audience.
- 29 January
Three Irish retailers join free employee benefits platform Extra for Me
Irish retailers Avoca, Elverys Sports and The Hotel Voucher Shop have been added to the recently launched free employee benefits platform from Jordan Media called ‘Extra for Me’.
Capsos Medical secures €2.2m in equity investment
Galway-based medical device start-up Capsos Medical has secured €2.2m in equity investment, which was led by the AIB Seed Capital Fund and co-managed by Enterprise Equity Venture Capital.
Theya Lingerie fills gap in the market for post-surgery underwear
New Irish textile start-up Theya Lingerie has launched a range of lingerie geared towards women recovering from breast cancer surgery, cosmetic surgery and/or undergoing radiotherapy treatment.
- 28 January
Artisan food producers expected to generate €1m through Dublin Food Chain trade event
Over 35 Dublin-based food producers are expected to generate over €1m in new business through an event where they get to meet 50 trade buyers from some of Ireland’s largest retailers and food service operators.
Bibby to make €70m available to Irish businesses in 2015 through invoice finance
Bibby Financial Services Ireland said today that it is making €70m in working capital facilities available to Irish businesses through invoice finance.
- 27 January
Irish start-ups invited to apply for MasterCard's Start Path Europe programme
MasterCard is looking for innovative start-ups from across Europe to apply for the next edition of its Start Path Europe programme.
Gema Consulting launches aiming to 'virtualise the customer experience'
A new Irish company called Gema Consulting has launched focused on customer engagement via mobile and digital channels.
- 26 January
IEDR's Optimise open for first time to small businesses without a web presence
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR) has announced that its Optimise programme will help a further 15 small firms to improve their e-commerce capabilities in 2015 and has opened for the first time to small businesses operating entirely offline.
- 22 January
€70k in funding still available under Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme
More than €70,000 in EU funding remains available under the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs business exchange programme, according to Dublin to Chamber of Commerce.
Microfinance Ireland announces €250,000 loan partnership with Ignite
Microfinance Ireland (MFI) has announced a partnership with the Ignite Graduate Business Innovation Programme, which will mean €250,000 being ring-fenced for young entrepreneurs taking part in it.
- 20 January
Bord Bia launches €400k fund for small food, drink and horticulture businesses
Bord Bia has announced a €400,000 fund called the Step Change Programme for small food, drink and horticulture businesses.
Minister for the Diaspora launches Irish Pubs Global Federation
Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan has launched the Irish Pubs Global Federation network.
Small firms confident about the future; one in 10 planning to open new premises this year - survey
While small firms generally are optimistic about the year ahead, with one in 10 planning to open a new premises, companies with five staff and under are less optimistic according to a new study.
Olwen Dawe appointed president of Network Ireland for 2015
Founder and CEO of consulting firm Irish Business Intelligence Olwen Dawe has been appointed as president of Network Ireland, an organisation for enterprising women in business, the professions and the arts.
- 19 January
Connolly Meats secures listing for new range with Aldi in Ireland
Connolly Meats in Co Monaghan has secured a deal with Aldi which will involve its new range of sliced bacon and bacon joint products being introduced to the discount retailer’s 113 stores across Ireland.
- 16 January
Smartphones becoming increasingly important to business owners - research
Half of Irish business owners believe their smartphone is the “single most important piece of technology” allowing them to do their job, according to research commissioned by telecoms company Three Ireland.
Free workshop and mentoring programme launched for businesses in the north east
A new workshop and mentoring programme has been launched to help businesses across the north east region of the island of Ireland to grow and promote their businesses online.
- 15 January
FSAI to hold free seminar for 100 small food businesses
The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is holding a free small food business start-up seminar at the end of this month in Dublin.
Strong interest in #IPOready from Irish companies, launch event hears
The Irish Stock Exchange’s (ISE) #IPOready support programme has been officially launched with “strong interest” in it already from candidate companies that are on course for a stock market listing in the next five years.
- 14 January
Smart Wall Paint rebrands to Smarter Surfaces and launches new products
Founded in Dublin in 2011 by Ronan Clarke, Smart Wall Paint has changed its corporate name to Smarter Surfaces to reflect its expanding product range.
Typical Irish farm debt of €24,000 is half of European standard - Teagasc report
At an average of €24,000, debt on Irish farms is half the European norm, according to a report published this afternoon on the financial status of Irish farms.
Leo Burdock completes Ireland’s largest ever crowd lending loan
Fish and chip chain Leo Burdock has secured €83,000 from 455 lenders through a recent crowd lending campaign.
- 13 January
Frank Murphy leaves rugby for graphic design with Care Free Frank
Former Connacht Rugby scrum half Frank Murphy has launched an illustrations, identity and branding company called Care Free Frank.
- 12 January
Irish tech start-up JamJou combines gaming and training with new application
An Irish tech start-up founded less than a year ago in Kilkenny, JamJou, is launching an application that delivers training through game-based real-life work scenarios on PCs and all mobile devices.
Dublin’s commissioner for start-ups to give keynote at US Ireland conference
Niamh Bushnell, Dublin’s recently appointed commissioner for start-ups will give the keynote address at a major United States association conference in Dublin later this month.
- 09 January
Ten digital marketing resolutions for your business in 2015
Rob Finnie, regional director of web design studio www.nettl.com explains the top ten things to consider when navigating your way to an online presence in 2015
- 08 January
FutureHealth programme for early stage digital health start-ups is launched
A new early stage start-up programme called FutureHealth has been launched, with the aim of finding and supporting potential new ventures in the digital health sector.
Almost 18,000 new company formations in 2014 - Vision-net.ie
Company start-ups reached a seven-year high in 2014, with almost 18,000 new company formations, the first time this has happened since 2007, according to Vision-net.ie.
- 07 January
19 projects receive grants totalling nearly €377k from LEO Clare in 2014
A 2014 review released by the Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Clare shows that 19 business projects were awarded grants totalling €376,800 since it opened last April.
- 06 January
150 jobs created at The Digital Hub in 2014
Thirty-five companies set up offices within The Digital Hub’s enterprise cluster in the Liberties area of Dublin City in 2014, creating a total of 150 new jobs.
- 24 December
Castlemine Farm and Kinvara Smoked Salmon merging
Castlemine Farm, run by Co Roscommon brothers Derek and Brendan Allen and Kinvara Smoked Salmon, run by Declan Droney in Co Galway are merging.
- 23 December
Kilkenny's Ristorante Rinuccini in Michelin Guide for 15th year
Ristorante Rinuccini in Kilkenny City has been featured for a fifteenth year in the Michelin Guide.
- 22 December
Ballygowan Spring Water founder introduces new breakfast product Nosh
Founder of Ballygowan Spring Water Geoff Read is introducing a new breakfast product to the Irish and UK markets called Nosh.
- 19 December
Mustard wins NDRC Lift Off
Mustard, a technology that connects businesses with short-term positions with the best available candidates, was last night named the winner of the NDRC Lift Off competition.
Nettl.com offering €600 grants to 100 Dublin SMEs to help get them online
UK web design company Nettl.com is offering €60,000 in development grants to 100 Dublin SMEs to help get them online.
- 18 December
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).
14.01.2015 Fish and chip chain Leo Burdock has secured €83,000 from 455 lenders through a recent crowd lending campaign.
12.01.2015 An Irish tech start-up founded less than a year ago in Kilkenny, JamJou, is launching an application that delivers training through game-based real-life work scenarios on PCs and all mobile devices.
30.12.2014 Having co-founded parcel delivery service Nightline in 1992, managing director John Tuohy observed four years ago that consumers ordering online needed more options for purchasing and returning items to retailers.