Launched in Cork in 2011, it has expanded its operation to the University of...
11.09.2014 HMV Xtra-vision has launched what is says is Ireland’s first ever pre-order...
11.09.2014 The Reputations Agency and Reputation Institute have announced that Ireland...
11.09.2014 Fifty five permanent jobs will be created over the next five years at the new...
11.09.2014 Daragh Byrne is UTV Ireland’s commercial director.
10.09.2014 Newstalk 106-108 fm has become the first station in Ireland to bring ‘Ted...
- 12 September
CollegeDinners serves up its meal plans to the students of UL
CollegeDinners, which was launched in Cork in 2011, has announced it has expanded its operation to the University of Limerick (UL), commencing on 15 September.
No need for iPhone 6 to avail of 'tap and pay' at Graham O'Sullivan's and El Gringo
Dublin restaurant owner Felim Meade has been allowing his customers to pay for meals using their smartphone for several months, claiming that his businesses were the first in Europe to introduce this technology.
Ireland's first gluten free food market to take place in Cork
Ireland’s first ever 100pc gluten free food market is being held in the Silver Springs Moran Hotel in Cork on 4 October.
New app BetYou allowing friends to connect and bet on anything
An Irish app called BetYou has been launched aiming to connect friends and allow them to bet on anything from doing the dishes to sport.
SuperValu signs €100,000 deal with Cork-based pate and terrine producer On the Pigs Back
SuperValu has signed a deal with On the Pigs Back, a Cork-based pate and terrine producer, worth €100,000.
- 10 September
Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon to create 50 jobs following merger
Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon and Bardon Molumby are merging to create the midlands’ largest and only globally branded accountancy firm and expecting to create up to 50 jobs over the next two years.
Maven46 launches claiming to 'bridge the gap between editorial and e-commerce'
Having worked as a creative duo on photo shoots for the past eight years Tanya Grimson and Agata Stoinska have launched an online fashion magazine which allows visitors to buy as they read individual features.
- 09 September
Case study: marketing at Rock Fitness in Dundrum
Rock Fitness in Dundrum in Dublin has been in business for around five years and director Gerry Barry says it has used as many ways as possible to promote the gym.
Niamh Bushnell named Dublin's first commissioner for start-ups
Entrepreneur Niamh Bushnell has been appointed as the first Dublin commissioner for start-ups.
- 08 September
EVB Sports Shorts founder reaches worldwide Cartier awards final
Founder of Co Louth based company EVB Sports Shorts Yvonne Brady has reached the worldwide final of the Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards and her compression shorts invention for women is soon to be launched in Elvery Sports.
Entrepreneur Ramona Nicholas encourages SMEs to put their business in the frame with new Admailer.ie initiative
An Post has launched a new initiative to get small business owners to boost their company sales by over 100pc.
Sherpa Kids Ireland franchise expects to create 2,000 jobs in five years
A new after-school care business originating from New Zealand called Sherpa Kids Ireland has been introduced to Ireland with plans to roll it out across the country through 80 franchises.
- 05 September
30 shortlisted for €25,000 ESB Spark of Genius award
Thirty Irish start-ups have been shortlisted for the ESB Spark of Genius award.
Focus on start-ups at this year's Fingal Enterprise Week
There is a strong focus on start-ups at this year’s Fingal Enterprise Week which was launched this morning, 4 September.
- 04 September
LEOs and Microfinance Ireland launch new type of loan for small businesses
The network of Local Enterprise Offices (LEOs) has joined forces with Microfinance Ireland (MFI) to launch a new type of loan support aimed at Ireland’s small business community.
- 03 September
Government cheque consigned to history ahead of e-Day
A Government cheque has been consigned to history at the National Museum of Ireland two weeks ahead of e-Day – the date on which Government departments and offices, local authorities and State agencies stop using cheques in their dealings with businesses.
- 02 September
Mark Little to share Storyful story at free event in The Digital Hub
Sage Ireland and The Digital Hub have teamed up to host a free event for start-ups and entrepreneurs entitled ‘Secrets to my Success’.
Leinster Rugby players announce The Bridge 1859 as Dublin’s newest bar in heart of Ballsbridge
The Bridge 1859 has been officially announced as the name of the Ballsbridge bar formerly known as Bellamy’s.
National Organic Awards in six new categories this year
The closing date for applications for the National Organic Awards is coming up on 5 September and this year they have been broken down into six new categories.
Over 30pc of small firms plan to hire in the second half of 2014
Over 30pc of small firms in a survey plan to increase employee numbers in the second half of this year while 63pc intend to retain their current employee levels.
- 01 September
Nephin Whiskey Company launches US$150k crowdfunding campaign
Co Mayo based Nephin Whiskey Company has launched a campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo in a bid to raise US$150,000 – which, if successful, would be the largest amount ever raised by an Irish company in this way.
Junior entrepreneurship programme aims to sign up 10,000 children
A new campaign called #NeverTooYoung has been launched aiming to sign 10,000 children aged seven to 11 years up to a free entrepreneurship programme.
- 29 August
Coca-Cola sponsoring Dublin Web Summit's Pitch competition for start-ups
The Coca-Cola Company has come in as sponsor of Pitch 2014, the Web Summit’s international start-up competition, which will take place alongside the main event this November.
Water Babies franchisees in Ireland nominated for mumtrepreneur award
Dublin-born sisters Carol and Therese McNally, who brought swim school Water Babies to Ireland five years ago, have been shortlisted for Mums & Tots Magazine ‘Mumtrepreneur of the Year’ award.
St Mel's Brewing Company signs green energy deal with Energia
Fledgling Irish craft brewing company St Mel’s Brewing Company has signed a 12-month energy supply contract with energy provider Energia.
Pinergy creating 46 new sales positions in Munster
Irish electricity provider Pinergy is creating 46 new sales positions in association with sales management company DSM to be based in counties Tipperary and Limerick.
Spin-out company Kinesis launches its first product internationally
University College Dublin spin-out Kinesis Health Technologies has announced the international launch of its first product, which aims to reduce incidences of falls in older adults.
- 28 August
Ireland's first in-store gluten-free bakery opens in Co Cork
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.
Dublin Whiskey Company investing €10m in new distillery and visitor centre
Dublin Whiskey Company is investing over €10m in developing a 300 year old site in the Liberties in Dublin to develop a new whiskey distillery and visitor centre.
Two SmartStart companies creating 50 new jobs in Meath
Accelerator programme SmartStart has announced that two of its participants, SWG and MDS Global Technologies, will create 50 jobs in Meath over the next two years.
- 27 August
42pc of Irish business owners feel they don't have enough time in their working day - survey
Nearly half (42pc) of Irish business owners in a new survey feel they don’t have enough time in their working day, according to research commissioned by software provider Sage.
General growth in jobs not extending to off licence sector - NOffLA
In the past 18 months, 35pc of the members of the National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) had to let staff go, equating to 584 jobs lost, according to chairperson Evelyn Jones.
- 26 August
World’s first mobile learning system SMS Tutor launching
Music director Frank McNamara has developed a solution to help all second-level students improve their exam performance whilst embracing their addictive mobile phone habits. The result is a new mobile learning service called SMS Tutor, the world’s first mobile learning system.
- 25 August
Ecco opens new store in Limerick
Ecco has officially unveiled its new store on Thomas St in Limerick, which is the Danish company’s 13th stand alone store in Ireland and is creating 10 jobs in the city.
- 20 August
Climote signs deal to white label home heating control technology for Scottish Power
Climote has signed a deal with Scottish Power that will see its home heating technology being offered to the UK utility’s 5.6 million customers.
- 19 August
Irish company patents new DNA testing technology for meat products
Irish genetics company IdentiGen has patented a new chemistry-based technology that it said can cut the labour cost of DNA testing by 60pc.
'Cork innovates' launches €30k bursary for start-ups
The ‘Cork innovates’ initiative has launched a €30,000 bursary for start-ups and businesses in the region.
- 18 August
Black Donkey Brewing launches its first offering
A new craft brewery in Co Roscommon called Black Donkey Brewing has officially launched its first offering to the market - Sheep Stealer Irish Farmhouse Ale.
MyPlace Connect rolling out new Wi-Fi service for hospitality providers
Irish headquartered tech company MyPlace Connect is rolling out a new service specifically designed to meet the Wi-Fi requirements of the accommodation industry.
Argento opens flagship store on Grafton Street creating seven new jobs
Irish-owned jeweller Argento has opened a flagship store on Grafton Street in Dublin, creating seven new jobs.
Taste of Brazil is the 'friendliest business in Dublin'
A Brazilian restaurant in Temple Bar, Taste of Brazil, has been named as the friendliest business in Dublin for 2014, beating 40 other companies.
- 15 August
Drinks industry campaign to highlight effect of tax hike on wine
This weekend the ‘Support your local…’ campaign launched recently by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland is focusing on how wine has been the hardest hit alcohol category in the Budget over the past two years, which it claims is an ‘unsustainable situation’.
First graduates of National Tailoring Academy to showcase skills at fashion show
Three students from Ireland’s first-ever bespoke fashion tailoring diploma course are set to graduate from the National Tailoring Academy at Louis Copeland later this month.
- 14 August
HiberGene secures worldwide licence from Japan's Eiken Chemical
Irish start-up HiberGene Diagnostics has secured a licence to use enabling technology from Japanese company Eiken Chemical to develop, manufacture and market diagnostics products to treat human infectious diseases.
ESB Spark of Genius competition open for entries
Marguerite Sayers, generation manager, ESB and Paddy Cosgrave, founder and CEO of The Web Summit have announced details of this year’s ESB Spark of Genius competition for start-ups.
- 13 August
Rubicon Centre launches programme for female entrepreneurs in STEM sectors
The Rubicon Centre in Cork has launched a new programme for female entrepreneurs in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) sectors called Exxcel.
'Offsite' event in West Cork to focus on digital innovation in all sectors
Business leaders are gathering in West Cork next month at the third annual ‘Offsite’ event aimed at stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.
- 12 August
Astute Budgetary measures will be key to sustaining high levels of business confidence – Cork Chamber Q2 economic trends survey
Cork Chamber’s second quarterly economic trends survey of 2014 has revealed continued high levels of business confidence and positive growth in turnover, net profit and employment rates amongst Cork businesses.
Uber taxi and chauffeur app proving popular in Dublin
A mobile app that connects passengers with chauffeur and taxi drivers called ‘Uber’ has grown rapidly in Dublin since it launched here in January 2014, according to its San Francisco based founders Travis Kalanick and Garret Camp.
- 11 August
Ground broken on new Teeling Whiskey distillery in Dublin which will create 30 jobs
Work has started on The Teeling Whiskey Company’s new distillery in The Liberties in Dublin - a modern revival of the family distillery that was in the area in the 18th century and involving a €10m investment.
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.