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AIB Discovery Programme invests in Pointy technology to help small retailers get online quickly
AIB and Frontline Ventures have announced their investment in Pointy, a new technology company that aims to help independent retailers get online fast, through the AIB Discovery Programme.
Irish SMEs continue to use examinership as recovery mechanism - index
New figures from the Hughes Blake SME Examinership Index point to the continued ongoing usage of this recovery mechanism by Irish SMEs.
- 01 April
HMV Grafton Street relocating to old Karen Millen outlet in June
HMV Grafton Street is to relocate premises from its current spot to 72 Grafton Street in June of this year.
New scheme to make Microfinance Ireland loans easier to access announced
Further to a review of Microfinance Ireland (MFI), Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash has announced that a new scheme will be introduced aimed at improving access to its loans.
Co Kerry hair and beauty group winner of top national hairdressing award
The Sean Taaffe Hair and Beauty Group won the top award - National Salon of the Year - at the Schwarzkopf Irish Hairdressing Business Awards in the RDS, Dublin this week.
- 31 March
Teeling brings whiskey distilling back to Dublin's Liberties
The first whiskey spirit to be produced in Dublin in almost four decades was distilled from the copper pot stills at the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in The Liberties this week.
Digital Boost deadline extended to 30 April
The deadline for this year’s Digital Boost initiative from Eircom Business Solutions has been extended from 31 March to 30 April.
- 30 March
Unison Engineering Services is Limerick's Entrepreneur of the Year 2015
Unison Engineering Services has been announced as the Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 at the Limerick final of the National Enterprise Awards.
Eddie Rocket's deemed to be Ireland's best indigenous franchise
Twenty five year old American-diner style chain Eddie Rocket’s won the Best Indigenous Irish Franchise at the Irish Franchise Awards 2015 at the weekend. The ceremony was held on 27 March at The Clyde Court Hotel in Ballsbridge in Dublin.
Q-Validus secures €370k in funding as part of EU aquaculture project
Irish certification standards company Q-Validus has secured €370,000 in funding as part of a €3.1m project aimed at enhancing innovation capacity and efficiency in the aquaculture sector.
UK company Deko Foods creating 20 jobs in Co Meath with new operation
UK-based ethnic food producer Deko Foods is establishing operations in Kells, Co Meath, which will create 20 jobs there over the next three years.
- 27 March
Cortechs wins NDRC's FutureHealth programme
Health tech startup Cortechs has been named winner of the FutureHealth programme in NDRC.
Google change to have "significant impact" on sites not designed for mobile devices
Google is going to administer a major change in its search results that will have a “significant impact” on sites not designed for mobile phones on 21 April.
Fenero flies the flag for small businesses on Workplace Wellbeing Day
Dublin-based tax and payroll firm Fenero is flying the flag for smaller businesses that focus on workplace wellbeing having been appointed as one of Ibec’s Nutrition and Health Foundation Workplace Wellbeing Champions.
Less than three weeks to sign up for Campus bus tour for small businesses
Small businesses have just under three weeks to sign up for a one-day event which is designed to help them to engage better with universities in terms of accessing research and innovation.
LloydsPharmacy issues last call for entries to its New Business Clinic 2015
LloydsPharmacy has issued its last call for entries today to its New Business Clinic 2015.
- 26 March
Keith Duffy enters the business world becoming co-owner of Tyreland
Boyzone member and former actor Keith Duffy has become co-owner of Irish tyre sales and car accessories business Tyreland.
- 25 March
HMV returning to Kilkenny with new store creating eight jobs
Music retailer HMV is returning to Kilkenny with the arrival of a new HMV Xtra-vision store in the city which will create eight new jobs.
- 24 March
Irish taxi app Lynk merges with Blue Cabs adding 200 drivers to its fleet
Irish-developed taxi app Lynk has merged with Dublin’s third largest taxi firm Blue Cabs, which will add 200 new drivers to its network in Ireland.
- 23 March
'Strive for it' gets up and running in Galway
Galway businesswomen Gill Carroll and Lisa Regan have set up a venture called ‘Strive for it’, which will run its first ‘mastermind’ event for female entrepreneurs, business owners and executives in April.
- 20 March
Seven Irish tech start-ups to take part in Lab353 accelerator in Dublin
Eleven tech start-ups from Ireland, the US, Poland and India have been selected to take part in Lab353, an accelerator and investment programme based in Dublin and led by SVG Partners and Eircom Business Solutions.
National Tailoring Academy holding open day on 27 March
The National Tailoring Academy is holding an open day and masterclass in Dublin on 27 March to encourage more Irish students to pursue careers in either menswear or womenswear tailoring.
- 18 March
MyPlace Connect customers given option to display 'Friendly WiFi' symbol
Venues and businesses offering free WiFi to customers using the MyPlace Connect network will be the first in Ireland to have the option to display the ‘Friendly WiFi’ symbol.
Nettl:click&collect launches with aim of to making click and collect viable for smaller retailers
A strategic partnership has been announced between web design studio Nettl.com and web transactions company Epos Now, which both expect will “transform the click and collect opportunities” for independent retailers in the Dublin region.
Noone Casey becomes first 'Guaranteed Irish' financial services firm
Dublin accountancy firm Noone Casey has become the first financial services company to be granted the right to use the Guaranteed Irish logo.
- 16 March
Pulse College seeks €60k via Linked Finance - biggest peer-to-peer loan in Ireland to date
Peer-to-peer company Linked Finance has announced its largest loan to date – creative media education provider Pulse College in Dublin is seeking €60,000 via the platform to expand its business.
LloydsPharmacy launches New Business Clinic 2015 initiative
Emerging Irish companies will have the opportunity to have their health and beauty products stocked in LloydsPharmacy’s 87 stores nationwide as part of its New Business Clinic 2015 initiative, launched today.
Kodaline announce details of Student Enterprise Awards national finals
Irish band Kodaline has announced details of the Student Enterprise Awards national finals, which will take place in Croke Dublin on 22 April.
- 13 March
Roll Out Vegetable Garden Company founder is CIT Entrepreneur of the Year
Founder of the Roll Out Vegetable Garden Company Cara Tremayne has won the CIT Entrepreneur of the Year title and a €4,000 prize at the 2015 Cork CIT Prize for Innovation Awards.
- 12 March
Media Cube company CheckVentory wins best investment proposal award
A start-up based at the Media Cube, IADT in Dún Laoghaire, called CheckVentory has won the ‘Best Investment Proposal 2015’ and a €10,000 prize at the Docklands Innovation Awards.
- 11 March
Dublin agency SB Communications rebranded to Bannerton
Dublin-based PR agency SB Communications has been rebranded to Bannerton to reflect its increased business focus on event management and sponsorship, alongside the PR and media offering.
#IPOready kicks off with ten companies taking part
Ten companies with ambitions to list on the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) have started the #IPOready programme this week.
€150,000 awarded to 17 Irish companies via Eircom Business Solutions’ Digital Boost fund
Eircom Business Solutions has awarded €151,625 in funding to 17 Irish companies in the first round of its Digital Boost initiative, which aims to support innovation and growth in businesses through investment in digital solutions.
- 10 March
Nine female entrepreneurs graduate from Rubicon's Exxcel programme
Nine entrepreneurs have graduated from the Rubicon Centre’s Exxcel programme for women in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors.
New secure parking system for bikes developed by Carlow start-up Cyc-lok
Carlow start-up company Cyc-lok has developed a new bike parking system which uses control technologies to allow users to access a secure unit via radio frequency identification (RFID) cards or through an app with a designated pin code.
Manager appointed at Ground Espresso Bars' first Irish location
Csilla Bertok has been appointed as manager of Ground Espresso Bars’ first Irish location, which is in Westend Retail Park in Blanchardstown in Dublin.
- 09 March
75pc of direct sellers in Ireland are now female - DSAI
Figures released from the Direct Selling Association of Ireland (DSAI) have revealed that 75pc of the industry’s 20,000 direct sellers are now female, while 30pc are stay-at-home mums.
WaterWipes rolling out €500k ad campaign in Ireland and the UK
Irish-owned business WaterWipes is rolling out a new €500,000 TV ad campaign to create awareness of its claim to be “the world’s purest baby wipe”.
New Specsavers store in Liffey Valley creating 16 jobs
Optician chain Specsavers Ireland has opened its 49th store in Ireland, in the Liffey Valley Shopping Centre in Dublin, which is creating 16 new jobs.
- 06 March
Waterford start-up Immersive VR Education to launch virtual reality moon landing experience
A tech start-up based in Waterford is planning to launch its Apollo 11 moon landing virtual reality (VR) product this year, expecting such experiences to be a big seller for the Christmas market.
- 05 March
Food provenance and authenticity the focus at this year's IFWG Food Awards
Seven food producers were honoured yesterday at the annual Irish Food Writers’ Guild (IFWG) Food Awards.
- 03 March
Campus bus tour for small businesses in Dublin coming up
Event management company Platinum Events is holding a ‘Campus bus tour’ for small businesses in April to help them to engage better with universities in terms of accessing research and innovation.
West Waterford Festival of Food launched at Dromana House
The West Waterford Festival of Food has been launched at Dromana House in Cappoquin, Co Waterford with the theme ‘Generations in Irish Food’.
BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp 2015 in full swing in UCD
The BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp 2015 is up and running University College Dublin (UCD) this week.
- 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.
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.