Aromatherapy range to be stocked in its seven stores
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14.07.2015 Chambers Ireland has announced the shortlist for the Corporate Social...
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- 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.
- 22 June
An Post rolling 'access all' counters out to national network
An Post has installed a new ‘access all’ counter in 12 of its post offices, which it designed in conjunction with the Irish Wheelchair Association and is rolling out across the national network as offices are renovated or new ones open.
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel gets fourth star after €1m refurbishment
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel & Spa in Adare, Co Limerick has been given a four-star rating by Fáilte Ireland after a €1m refurbishment project. The property was opened 40 years ago by Mary and Dick Fitzgerald as a four-bedroomed bed and breakfast (B&B) to supplement their farming income.
City Tiles & Bathrooms invests €100k in Ballymount store
Irish company City Tiles & Bathrooms has invested €100,000 in expanding and renovating its Ballymount, Dublin store and taken on six new staff in response to a lift in the construction and renovation sector in Leinster.
- 19 June
Sam McCauley Chemists relocates to bigger premises on High St in Kilkenny
Sam McCauley Chemists is to take over Sherwood’s Electrical store this summer.
Steps to success: the Q&A series – WaterWipes
Edward McCloskey, founder of Irish Breeze, came up with the idea of WaterWipes to deal with his daughter’s nappy rash. The company of the same name now employs 44 people.
- 18 June
McGettigan’s pub opening in Galway
The McGettigan Group is officially opening its 11th venue, in Galway.
Hairspray opens first store outside Dublin, in Cork
Irish hair extension and beauty company Hairspray is opening a new store in Cork City, which will create seven jobs and increase the chain to seven stand-alone stores in total.
NDRC companies seeking €20m in investment
Local and international investors have attended a specially organised investor event in Dublin at NDRC.
Enterprise Ireland offering up to €65m for co-investment in seed funds
Enterprise Ireland is to make up to €65m available for co-investment in seed funds that will target high-growth companies.
- 17 June
Galway company Neuravi completes €19m funding round
Galway based medical devices company Neuravi has completed a series B financing round of €19m to advance its device in Europe and the US, which is designed to improve clinical outcomes for stroke patients.
- 16 June
Faithlegg House Hotel launches summer activities with sporting participation of Stephanie Roche
Faithlegg House Hotel in Waterford has launched new summer activities with the sporting participation of Stephanie Roche.
Bombay Pantry secures listing in 20 Tesco stores
Wicklow-based food company Bombay Pantry has started to supply ready meals to 20 Tesco stores in Dublin and Wicklow, following its participation in the Tesco Taste Bud programme run in partnership with Bord Bia.
- 12 June
Kilkenny's MyBio is overall winner at National Enterprise Awards
A company founded in Co Kilkenny in 2009, MyBio, was named as the overall winner at the National Enterprise Awards, which are organised by the Local Enterprise Offices.
- 11 June
Tippy Talk communication system wins college entrepreneur award
Limerick Institute of Technology student Rob Laffan has won the College Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 title as part of Enterprise Ireland’s student entrepreneur awards programme.
Seventeenth Maxi Zoo store in Ireland opens in Kildare
Pet retailer Maxi Zoo has opened its seventeenth store in Ireland, in Newbridge Retail Park, Co Kildare, which will create 15 jobs.
NDRC seeks applications for next LaunchPad accelerator programme
The National Digital Research Centre (NDRC) has announced it is seeking applications for the next wave of its LaunchPad accelerator programme.
- 10 June
Steps to success: the Q&A series – Caithriona King Designs
Galway-based milliner Caithriona King talks through how her start-up has gone from being a kitchen table hobby to a viable full-time business.
Irish tech firms raise €120m in venture capital funding in Q1 - IVCA
Irish tech firms continue to punch above their weight, having raised €120m in venture capital in the first quarter of this year, according to the Irish Venture Capital Association’s (IVCA) VenturePulse survey which is published in association with William Fry.
- 09 June
Ireland's Best Scone goes to Griffins Garden Centre & Restaurant
Griffins Garden Centre & Restaurant in Dripsey, Co Cork has won the Ireland’s Best Scone title for 2015.
GoCar reaches 100-vehicle milestone in Dublin
Irish car sharing club GoCar has announced that it now has a fleet of 100 vehicles in Dublin City and is expecting to surpass the milestone of 20,000 trips this year.
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.