It wants to renovate its four cafes in Dublin as well as buy new ovens
26.02.2015 The first ever Tayto pop-up shop is to open from 5 to 15 March
26.02.2015 HMV Ireland has launched a new website aimed at showcasing and sharing the...
25.02.2015 Christine Ourmières is stepping down as CEO of CityJet, the...
25.02.2015 Trim, Co Meath has become Vodafone Ireland’s 500th 4G town, which means that...
25.02.2015 The tallest sign in Ireland, equal in height to the iconic Hollywood sign in...
- 27 February
Youth Nation creating 25 new jobs in Dublin
Dublin-based start-up Youth Nation is to create 25 jobs this year in marketing, digital media and business development to add to its existing team of 40 people.
Cork food producers meet Tesco buyers at Secad event
The South and East Cork Area Development company (Secad) has hosted an event for artisan food producers in the Cork region giving them the opportunity to meet buyers from Tesco.
City Life expanding in Galway after three years in business
Three years since it was set up in Galway city, financial advisory firm City Life is expanding its team there and moving to new premises on St Mary’s Road.
- 26 February
KC Peaches seeks €55k in funding through Grid Finance
Natural, whole foods specialist KC Peaches is seeking to secure €55,000 in funding through peer-to-peer financing platform Grid Finance to enable it to undertake renovations in its four cafes in Dublin as well as buying new ovens.
- 24 February
O'Donnells introduces Irish sea salt flavour in collaboration with Co Louth producer
Irish hand-cooked and gluten free crisps brand O’Donnells has introduced an Irish Sea Salt flavour to its range in collaboration with Oriel Sea Salt from Co Louth.
- 23 February
Small firms in Dublin to be paired up with multinationals for upcoming Plato programme
Small businesses based in Dublin are being given the opportunity to partner up and get management expertise from multinational companies such as Ericsson, Microsoft, Pfizer and IBM through the Plato programme in Dublin.
Credit Guarantee Scheme extended to include refinancing loans and a longer guarantee
The Credit Guarantee Scheme has been extended to allow for refinancing loans for SMEs whose banks are exiting the Irish market as well as the guarantee being lengthened from three to seven years.
TC Matthews secures carpet concession at Arnotts
Irish flooring company TC Matthews expects to increase its turnover by 19pc this year further to securing a carpet concession shop at Arnotts Department Store in Dublin earlier this month.
- 19 February
SBCI launches first offering - new 'SME-friendly' loan products through AIB and BofI
The Strategic Banking Corporation of Ireland (SBCI) has launched its first product offering as part of its commitment to provide €400m of funding to Irish SMEs.
Agile Networks predicts 20pc sales increase for 2015
Dublin-based company Agile Networks is predicting a 20pc increase in sales for 2015, further to reporting revenue growth of 55pc for 2014.
'Support your Local 2015' campaign launched
The ‘Support your Local 2015’ campaign has been launched with the aim of highlighting the financial and social contribution made by the Irish drinks and hospitality industry.
- 18 February
Regatta creates 10 jobs with opening of new Athlone store
British outdoor clothing brand Regatta is creating 10 jobs with the opening of a new store in the Town Centre Shopping Centre Athlone, Co Westmeath in March.
Irish SMEs raised €401m in VC funding in 2014, up 41pc over 2013
Irish SMEs raised €401m from investors in 2014, a 41pc increase on 2013’s €285m, according to the annual Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey.
- 17 February
Parkbytext reports 72pc increase in users to 47,000 in 2014
Mobile parking operator Parkbytext has reported a 72pc increase in registered users in 2014, bringing the total amount to over 47,000 in Ireland.
Camile Thai Kitchen aims to grow to 25 branches in three years
The premium takeaway chain founded by Brody Sweeney, Camile Thai Kitchen, is expanding outside Dublin with plans to have a total of 25 branches across Ireland over the next three years.
Glendalough Irish Whiskey launches Double Barrel Whiskey
Glendalough Irish Whiskey has announced the launch of the company’s Double Barrel Irish Whiskey. The latest in the distillery’s range of craft spirits is also appearing in this week’s Dublin Whiskey Festival.
14 Catex exhibitors pitching to become Aramark nominated suppliers
Aramark will be seeking to nominate a nominated supplier from a shortlist of 14 nominated companies over the course of Catex 2015, which opens today and runs until Thursday.
- 16 February
Start-ups go head-to-head in awards battle for €10,000 expansion funding prize
Three companies, each seeking expansion funding, will battle it out at the 2015 Docklands Innovation Enterprise Awards to secure the title of ‘best investment proposal 2015’ and a prize of €10,000.
Career Zoo offering free stand for tech start-up
Career Zoo is partnering with the Dublin Commissioner for Start-ups office to provide a Dublin tech start-up with the chance to exhibit - for free - at the professional networking event.
- 12 February
iConnect to create 20 jobs and roll out education arm with Screenway acquisition
Apple reseller iConnect has acquired Galway company Screenway to roll out its education arm in Ireland.
Microfinance Ireland expects to double loan portfolio to €12m in 2015
Over 430 micro-enterprises have secured loans through Microfinance Ireland (MFI) since it was set up in October 2012.
- 11 February
New 'Funding for Growth Advisory Service' for Irish SMEs launched
InterTradeIreland has launched a new ‘Funding for Growth Advisory Service’ for Irish SMEs, which aims to inform them on new and alternative sources of finance.
- 10 February
Cork start-up Smart Traveller in new partnership with Hertz Ireland
Cork-based start-up Smart Traveller has partnered with car hire company Hertz Ireland to offer tourists free and personalised concierge services online.
UCD spin-out wins €800,000 ESA contract to address big data challenges in space
Parameter Space Ltd, a new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out, has secured a €800,000 contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) to fund a three-year project.
- 09 February
Vitz Drinks plans to launch kids range further to securing €50k loan
The makers of the health drink range Vit-Hit, Vitz Drinks, have secured a loan of €50,000 through crowd lending company Linked Finance.
- 06 February
SFA awards finalists showcased in Dublin
The 38 finalists in the Small Firms Association (SFA) National Small Business Awards (NSBA) got the opportunity to showcase their businesses at an event in Dublin yesterday, 5 February.
Anais Gallagher launches new Star for Accessorize teen collection
Anais Gallagher has launched a new Star for Accessorize teen collection.
Survey shows 75pc of pharmacists in Ireland are victims of crime
Three quarters of pharmacists in Ireland were victims of crime including shoplifting, robbery and raids last year, according to a survey by the Irish Pharmacy Union (IPU).
- 05 February
Metabolomic Diagnostics secures €750k in second round funding
Co Cork based company Metabolomic Diagnostics has secured an additional €750,000 in venture funding bringing the total investment in the company in the past year to €1.5m.
- 04 February
Grid Finance makes two appointments to drive continued growth
The peer-to-peer financing platform launched last September, Grid Finance, has announced two appointments which it says will be key to the continued growth of the business this year.
Nine entrepreneurs competing for €100,000 award
Nine arts, business and social entrepreneurs, all less than three years in business, are currently competing for the 2015 David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Award.
- 03 February
New UCD spin-out National Folklore Foundation established
A new University College Dublin (UCD) spin-out company with charitable status called the National Folklore Foundation has been established to preserve, protect and promote Ireland’s National Folklore Collection at UCD.
Creative Digital Network Cork at CIT launched today
The Creative Digital Network Cork (CDNC) campus has been officially launched today by Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation Damien English at the Rubicon Centre on Cork Institute of Technology’s Bishopstown.
Dundrum’s Healthwave launches nationwide mobile pharmacist service
Dundrum-based pharmacy Healthwave has launched what it says is Ireland’s first mobile pharmacist service.
- 02 February
Blacknight to headline sponsorship of 2015 SME Awards
Blacknight will appear as the key sponsor for the 2015 SME Awards.
Sandymount Hotel marks 60th anniversary with €1m refurbishment
Sandymount Hotel in Dublin is investing €1m into the refurbishment of 60 of the hotel’s bedrooms as a way of marking its 60th anniversary.
Tesco Ireland extends contract with Farmbake to entire store network
Irish family-run cake distribution business Farmbake has signed a contract with Tesco Ireland which will mean over one million units of its cakes and treats will be sold annually in 148 Tesco stores.
HiberGene Diagnostics secures €2m investment to support commercialisation and growth
Dublin-based medical diagnostics company HiberGene Diagnostics has secured a €2m investment, which will be used to support the commercialisation of its first two molecular tests for Meningococcal Meningitis and Group B Streptococcus (GBS).
Mulranny Park Hotel celebrates its 10th birthday
Mulranny Park Hotel, which opens for a new season this week, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year.
'Chicago' jewellery range aims to break into UK market
A jeweller based in Kilkenny is exhibiting her 1920s-inspired marcasite collection ‘Chicago’ at The Jewellery and Watch Show Spring Fair in Birmingham with a view to breaking into the UK market.
- 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.
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.