Dublin tech company chosen to participate at the Kairos Global Summit in the US
17.10.2014 Odeon has announced the launch of Screen Unseen, its new series of exclusive,...
16.10.2014 Terminalfour has announced the completion of a €1.4m investment in its higher...
17.10.2014 Research collaborations between Irish SMEs and higher education institutions...
16.10.2014 Dubliner Cheese is unveiling a new look across its award-winning range of...
15.10.2014 The Nightmare Realm in Cork is partnering with local businesses to increase...
- 20 October
SuperValu deal with three Irish spirits suppliers to create 25 new jobs
SuperValu has announced new deals with three Irish spirits suppliers worth a total of €1.2m.
- 16 October
Restored Hearing chosen to be a K50 company at global summit
Dublin tech company Restored Hearing has been chosen to participate at the Kairos Global Summit in the US this month as a Kairos 50 (K50) company.
Open University gives pitching and conference networking tips to start-ups attending Web Summit
As the 2014 Web Summit in Dublin approaches, The Open University has taken a look through the advice and recommendations provided by previous attendees – including investors, start-ups, and journalists – to provide a list of tips from personal experience to help start-ups stand out from the crowd.
- 15 October
Public asked to share mini meltdowns as part of launch of Broderick's Mini Bites
Irish chocolate treats company Broderick’s has launched a new product called Mini Bites, which is a box containing six mini versions of its Tiffin, Rocky Road and Caramel Slice bars.
IT managed services firm Leaf opens Dublin office with plans to employ 50
Northern Irish IT managed services company Leaf has opened new offices in central Dublin where it will employ ten people by the end of this year with plans to grow this to 50.
The Nightmare Realm in Cork partnering with local businesses to offer discounts
The Nightmare Realm in Cork is partnering with local businesses to increase the offering for students and corporate groups for Halloween.
Nine young entrepreneurs stand out in Co Cork
Nine young people have been named as Cork’s ‘Best Young Entrepreneurs’ as part of a Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) competition.
- 14 October
Measures to support start-ups and SMEs to drive job creation - Budget 2015
Today’s Budget includes a new scheme to help start-up businesses and an improved Employment and Investment Incentive scheme to provide funding to SMEs.
- 13 October
Fitzers Catering awarded contracts for Leopardstown, Fairyhouse and Navan racecourses
Fitzers Catering has been awarded the catering contract for three Horse Racing Ireland racecourses in a deal that is expected to generate more than €10m over its five-year duration.
Thebestof franchise launches in Ireland to champion local businesses
UK-based franchise Thebestof has entered the Irish market starting with north Kildare and aiming to showcase the best businesses and events in local towns using various marketing tools.
Motorcheck.ie is Fingal Enterprise Award winner
An online supplier of automotive data to consumers and motor related industries called Motorcheck.ie is the overall winner of the 2014 Fingal Enterprise Award.
New SuperValu in Enfield creating 24 jobs
Twenty four new jobs are to be created as a former Centra store in Enfield, Co Meath opens as Hannon’s SuperValu.
- 10 October
Christmas display consultancy and showrooms opens in Tralee
A new Christmas display company aimed at corporate, commercial and home customers has opened this week in a customised 8,000 sq ft showroom in the Horan Centre, Tralee, Co Kerry.
Accenture launches FinTech Innovation Lab Dublin
Accenture has launched the FinTech Innovation Lab Dublin, a programme that aims to accelerate technology innovation in the financial services industry and bolster economic and employment growth in Ireland.
- 09 October
'Innovate Drogheda' events at The Mill celebrate the town's entrepreneurs
The Mill Enterprise Hub in Drogheda, Co Louth recently hosted the first of four events celebrating the town’s past, present, and future entrepreneurs.
Irish businesses believe the economy is improving - Sage Business Index
For the first time in two years Irish businesses believe the economy is improving, according to the annual Sage Business Index, which surveys close to 14,000 SMEs in 18 countries.
New Audi dealership in Limerick to create 30 jobs
Audi Ireland is opening a new dealership at the end of the month in Co Limerick which will create up to 30 jobs locally.
New entrepreneurship plan targets 93,000 extra jobs from start-ups by 2019
The Government has published a national entrepreneurship plan which sets a target of creating an extra 93,000 jobs from start-up companies in the next five years.
Ciara Clancy of Beats Medical named Dublin City Best Young Entrepreneur 2014
Ciara Clancy of Beats Medical was named the overall winner of the Dublin City Best Young Entrepreneur 2014 in the Mansion House earlier this week.
Applications from Irish tech start-ups sought for US$10m Lab353 accelerator and investment programme
Applications are being sought for the US$10m Lab353 accelerator and investment programme, which aims to help 10 promising young Irish tech start-ups to establish or scale their operations in Europe and the US.
Minister Nash chairs first meeting of new small business advisory group
Minister for Business & Employment Gerald Nash chaired the first meeting of the reconstituted Advisory Group on Small Business (AGSB) yesterday, 8 October.
- 08 October
Former Ireland and Munster hooker Frankie Sheahan to drive small businesses at An Post’s GrowMyBusiness conference
An Post has announced its line-up of speakers at this year’s annual GrowMyBusiness Conference in Croke Park on 22 October and on 5 November at the Clarion in Cork City.
Cocoa Brown creator among line-up for National Women's Enterprise Day 2014
CEO and founder of Pharmapod Leonora O’Brien, creator of tanning brand Cocoa Brown Marissa Carter and founder of The Foods of Athenry Siohban Lawless are among the women speaking and taking part in National Women’s Enterprise Day 2014.
New Irish start-up Grid Finance to create 10 jobs
Derek Butler and Sean O’Riordan have launched a new venture called Grid Finance, which will provide alternative methods of financing to Irish businesses and community organisations.
Electricity Exchange founder is named Limerick's Best Young Entrepreneur
University of Limerick engineering graduate Dr Paddy Finn has been named Limerick’s Best Young Entrepreneur, winning €20,000.
- 07 October
Reep Rewards app launched directing shoppers to special offers
A new app called Reep Rewards has been launched which scans the market for the best special offers on everyday grocery and household items.
- 06 October
Embo Medical secures €3m in seed funding and will create 10 jobs
Galway-based early stage medical device company Embo Medical has secured €3m in seed funding which should lead to the creation of 10 jobs over the next two years.
Enterprise Ireland Student Entrepreneur Awards 2015 open for entries
Enterprise Ireland has launched the Student Entrepreneur Awards for 2015 as part of a drive aimed at tapping into the potential for students and young people to turn their entrepreneurial ideas into commercial businesses.
SmartInvest launches US$70m transatlantic investment fund with aim of creating 450 tech jobs
SmartInvest has launched a US$70m transatlantic investment fund for Irish companies wishing to expand into the US and American companies establishing bases in Ireland.
- 03 October
Limerick Business Week gets underway on Monday
The naming of the winners in the Limerick Best Young Entrepreneur competition and a business networking workshop hosted by communications executive and broadcaster Anton Savage are among the highlights of Limerick Business Week 2014, which gets underway this coming Monday.
IVCA chairman calls on tech entrepreneurs and backers to hold off on early exits
Entrepreneurs and their backers need to become more ambitious in growing larger Irish technology companies rather than settling for an early exit according the chairman of the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA).
- 02 October
Silicon Stroll Bootcamp in Dublin to feature 50 European start-ups
An event called Silicon Stroll Bootcamp is happening in Dublin in November involving what are being described as “Europe’s 50 most investable ICT start-ups”.
PCs and IT support on subscription comes to Ireland with PC on Demand
Irish IT solutions provider Codec-dss has launched a new service called PC on Demand which offers Irish businesses IT support for a single monthly payment.
- 01 October
WebInnovate team helps to make Tom Crean lager website more interactive
The Dingle Brewing Company has launched a re-developed website for Tom Crean Premium Lager thanks to a partnership with the WebInnovate project team at Digital Skills Academy.
Bizworld Ireland launches new Rise programme for primary schools
Entrepreneurship initiative for primary school children Bizworld Ireland has launched a new programme called ‘Rise' aimed at fostering young social entrepreneurs.
- 30 September
Parkbytext proving popular with Limerick IT students
A quarter of all parking transactions in the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) have been completed using the Parkbytext app and there have been over 300 new registrations for the service since it was introduced there a year ago.
Hailo founder to address Irish Software Association awards
US-based founder and CEO of taxi app Hailo Jay Bregman has been announced as the keynote speaker at the ISA Software Industry Awards on 21 November next.
Report shows Skillnets’ programmes have strong appeal across the SME sector
SMEs that participate in Skillnets training networks are well equipped to address skills gaps within their business, according to the findings of a new evaluation of Skillnets, the agency working with businesses in Ireland to address their current and future skills needs.
Over 140,000 small firms in Ireland employ more than 860,000 people - SFA
The Small Firms Association (SFA) has released figures showing that there are 143,266 small firms employing 862,175 people in Ireland.
- 29 September
Itsfabuless.com launches offering designer stock at discounted prices
A former chef from Drogheda, Co Louth Joe Short has set up an online business called Itsfabuless.com, spotting a gap in the market for end-of-line, designer stock to be made available to the public.
Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index reveals that 1,089 SME jobs have been saved to the end of Q3 2014
The latest Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index has revealed that the examinership process saved a total of 1,089 jobs in small and medium-sized businesses in the first nine months of this year.
- 26 September
Dublin publicans ditch taxes for a day to make a point
Proprietor of Gibney’s of Malahide in Dublin Tony Gibney led a group of 40 other publicans in selling all products without adding what he calls “punative taxes” levied by the Government for a day.
- 25 September
Survey reveals support that exists among female entrepreneurs
A new survey has found that 76pc of Irish female entrepreneurs would be willing to refer business to other female-led businesses, with 61pc saying they would be willing to mentor other female business owners.
An Taoiseach launches second Food Academy Start programme – 150 jobs to be created
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny has launched the second Food Academy Start programme at the National Ploughing Championships, encouraging start-up food producers to register for it.
- 24 September
South Cork Schools Enterprise programme hosts Innovation Day
The South Cork Schools Enterprise programme hosted an ‘Innovation Day’ this week designed to inspire teachers and students to come up with ideas, which would ultimately lead to the creation of mini-companies.
iConnect store opens in Foyleside Shopping Centre, Derry
An iConnect store has opened in Foyleside Shopping Centre, Derry, making it Northern Ireland’s first Apple premium reseller and the third to open on the island of Ireland.
Ireland’s top agri-innovators named at ploughing championships
The overall winner of the Enterprise Ireland Toplink.ie Innovation Arena Award at the National Ploughing Championships was named yesterday afternoon as The Falcon Forwarder, the only Irish built forestry forwarder.
'World first' mobile calving alert device launched at ploughing championships
Irish start-up Moocall Sensors is launching a mobile calving alert device at the National Ploughing Championships which it says is a world first.
- 23 September
New €250k fund for agri-business start-ups launched
A new €250,000 fund aimed at stimulating new start-ups in the agri-business sector has been launched at the National Ploughing Championships in Co Laois.
- 22 September
Over 700 tourism businesses to take part in Google 'hangouts'
Google has entered into a partnership with Fáilte Ireland to deliver a new initiative to demonstrate the advantages of being online to Irish tourism businesses.
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.