Investor compeition helps startups sow the seeds for growth

Investor compeition helps startups sow the seeds for growth

At a time of great challenge for the entrepreneurial community, InterTradeIreland’s Seedcorn Competition offers assistance as the largest investor readiness ...

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‘Exciting time to be a young, female farmer’

‘Exciting time to be a young, female farmer’

A love of the land has always run deep in the veins of Louise Crowley, who knew from a very young age that the career she wanted involved working in the agriculture ...

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Gold shines brightly in these dark times as investors flock to 'safe' buy

Gold shines brightly in these dark times as investors flock to 'safe' buy

Gold saw its price soar over 1.5% notching its highest increase in more than seven years earlier this week, as investors moved towards the precious metal’s ...

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Clearly defined working from home policy could be key to attracting talent, says cloud expert Fergal O'Sullivan

Clearly defined working from home policy could be key to attracting talent, says cloud expert Fergal O'Sullivan

At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, Fergal O’Sullivan and his colleagues immediately began the implementation of a business continuity plan, driven by a small ...

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John Daly: Home working leads to virtual conferencing boom

John Daly: Home working leads to virtual conferencing boom

A line from that classic 1995 television advert came to mind this week: “It’s good to talk.” But instead of actor Bob Hoskins extolling the virtues ...

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John Daly: How the tourism of wellness promises to be a business tonic

John Daly: How the tourism of wellness promises to be a business tonic

On a weekend when Ireland and the world normally adorns itself in a proud and enthusiastic St Patrick’s Day personality, it is peculiar to instead encounter ...

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John Daly: Ireland's food and drink firms can weather this latest crisis

John Daly: Ireland's food and drink firms can weather this latest crisis

In this peculiar new Ireland of empty supermarket shelves and panic-buying, the food on our tables has never seemed more relevant, writes John Daly.

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John Daly: A visionary pulling the levers? Deciphering the cult of the CEO

John Daly: A visionary pulling the levers? Deciphering the cult of the CEO

The often lonely status of the CEO can demand a heavy personal price in meeting the expectations of directors, shareholders, customers, and employees, writes John ...

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Ballymaloe Foods boss sees business thrive

Ballymaloe Foods boss sees business thrive

The Thrive Project is a six-month leadership programme developed to nurture the next generation of food and drinks companies in building scale and expanding reach. ...

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John Daly: The ABCs of paying your bill by phone

John Daly: The ABCs of paying your bill by phone

After a dinner in London the other week, with younger acquaintances, I unexpectedly experienced the fresh wind of progress.

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Irish firms reach for the stars

Irish firms reach for the stars

In a month where much of the nation’s attention has focused on election politics and the arrival of winter storms, raising our gaze heavenwards provides a ...

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Coaching others to do better in business

Coaching others to do better in business

Performance coaching has been utilised in business for decades, but has become more visible. It’s a form of one-to-one learning: a coach supports the client’s ...

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Jameson continues on phenomenal conquest of United States

Jameson continues on phenomenal conquest of United States

John Daly meets Conor McQuaid to discuss the success of Irish Distillers in USA.

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Gecas: At the heart of high-flying Irish aviation

Gecas: At the heart of high-flying Irish aviation

John Daly discusses Ireland’s role in the global aviation services sector with John Ludden of GECAS.

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APC at interface of food and medicine

APC at interface of food and medicine

Prof Paul Ross says demand is soaring globally for APC Microbiome’s research on food and gut health.

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IDA’s regional strategy is paying big dividends

IDA’s regional strategy is paying big dividends

Ray O’Connor looks at the reasons why 55,000 regional jobs were created by IDA-backed companies from 2015-19.

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Steady stream of foreign investment proves IDA strategy has stood the test of time

Steady stream of foreign investment proves IDA strategy has stood the test of time

Mary Buckley, IDA Ireland, outlines key findings in the IDA’s 2015-19 strategy review.

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From Kerry to California: The Irish visionary who helped change world

From Kerry to California: The Irish visionary who helped change world

It’s a long way, geographically, from the small south Kerry village of Cromane to the gilded acres of California’s Stanford University. And an even greater ...

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Shannon Group driving regional growth

Shannon Group driving regional growth

Ray O’Driscoll of Shannon Group reports on exciting times for the West of Ireland.

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Tourism industry urges all 2020 candidates to commit to action to support jobs growth

Tourism industry urges all 2020 candidates to commit to action to support jobs growth

The Irish Hotels Federation has urged all candidates in tomorrow’s election to commit to decisive action in support of the continued growth of Irish tourism.

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John Daly: Construction industry calls out for more workers

John Daly: Construction industry calls out for more workers

In many cities, the construction cacophony of jackhammers, excavators, and pile-drivers offers a background symphony, and even a short stroll around Dublin or Cork ...

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John Daly: Opportunities in drone technology ‘too big to ignore’

John Daly: Opportunities in drone technology ‘too big to ignore’

If the coming business year could be defined by a few select words, surely ‘drone’ must figure prominently amongst them.

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Skilled teamwork key to Tandem's success

Skilled teamwork key to Tandem's success

During its decade in business, Tandem has grown to a team of 130 professionals specialising in project management, talent resourcing and engineering design.

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Health plan for students living away from home

Health plan for students living away from home

John Daly looks at resources students can use to develop good habits that will stay with them all their lives

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Ethical buying still a work in progress among Irish consumers

Ethical buying still a work in progress among Irish consumers

This is the day many of us will access the Christmas aftermath, focusing our efforts on packing away the decorations for next year and carting the tree to a recycling ...

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John Daly: Surviving the Irish economic slump

John Daly: Surviving the Irish economic slump

What a difference a decade makes: On this exact date 10 years ago, I dropped a friend to Shannon Airport — another statistic in the gathering gloom of Ireland’s ...

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Tourism at risk from too many tourists

Tourism at risk from too many tourists

It’s that time of the year again when tourism industry people look to the 2020 horizon, cogitating on what the 12 months ahead holds for Ireland.

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Beauty business has eyes on global growth

Beauty business has eyes on global growth

It expects to grow this number to over 15 million units by 2022, shipping to more than 15 countries.

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Buoyant opportunities in marine sector

Over eight out of 10 leading voices in Ireland’s marine industry are confident about the growth potential for Ireland’s marine economy.

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Working from home is Ireland’s new normal

Working from home is Ireland’s new normal

Are you self-motivated and prefer to operate to your own time clock?

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‘Failing fast’ is the way for firms to thrive

‘Failing fast’ is the way for firms to thrive

It seems an unlikely crossover to link iconic Irish writer Samuel Beckett with the business practices of 2019, but commerce has often taken inspiration from unusual ...

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John Daly: The art of making a master investment

John Daly: The art of making a master investment

What to do with an unexpected €40,000?

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Putting faith in the hands of billionaires

Putting faith in the hands of billionaires

Andrew Carnegie, one of the world’s first billionaires, encapsulated his acquired wisdom on making money with a simple phrase: “As I grow older, I pay ...

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John Daly: Brexit calling time on the rural Irish pub

John Daly: Brexit calling time on the rural Irish pub

Taking the scenic coastal route to a wedding in the west of Ireland last week, it was a joy to motor pleasantly along quiet country roads devoid of tourist buses ...

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AI and it's growing impact on daily life

AI and it's growing impact on daily life

Funding of €12m for CeADAR, Ireland’s national centre for Applied Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), was recently announced by Enterprise ...

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Irish food taps China’s appetite for beef

Irish food taps China’s appetite for beef

Frequent warnings by health experts about the dangers of too much red meat are likely to fall upon deaf ears where Irish exports are concerned.

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Lessons of the great crash still relevant

Lessons of the great crash still relevant

The stock market wasn’t a pleasant place to be around this time 90 years ago.

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Creating an audio-visual production hub

Creating an audio-visual production hub

For those involved in the film industry, November is the great “in-between” month — the annual period between possibility and promise.

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My Job: Julieann Brennan, Head of HR with Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels, UK & Ireland

My Job: Julieann Brennan, Head of HR with Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels, UK & Ireland

In her position as head of HR for Jurys Inn and Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland, Julieann Brennan is responsible for developing and leading all aspects of the humanresources ...

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Broadening one’s horizon in Kilkenny

Broadening one’s horizon in Kilkenny

Life is all about change — at least that’s the standard counsel, increasingly received as the years roll by.

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Construction deaths halved as safety improves

Construction deaths halved as safety improves

Construction worker fatalities have decreased by almost 50% since 2015, and the industry has also seen a reduction in the number of non-fatal accidents over the ...

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Why eSports sector is more than a game

Why eSports sector is more than a game

Do the words ganking, head glitch and kappa mean anything to you? If not, it’s likely they soon will as the eSports industry continues to cast its net ever ...

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Investing in financial future elevates how you live your life in the present

Investing in financial future elevates how you live your life in the present

The impact of retirement on the lives of older adults is the focus of the latest wave of research from recently published The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, ...

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Spelling out all the ABCs of financial jargon in plain language

Spelling out all the ABCs of financial jargon in plain language

Additional Voluntary Contributions: Additional contributions paid by a member of an occupational pension scheme in order to secure benefits over and above those ...

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'No two days are the same,' says Sinead Lohan, head of treasury Investec Munster

'No two days are the same,' says Sinead Lohan, head of treasury Investec Munster

Sinead Lohan agrees that her job is definitely of the ‘no two days the same’ variety, as she leads a team focused on responding to clients’ needs ...

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Fund to drive SME and public sector collaboration

Fund to drive SME and public sector collaboration

A €750,000 Small Business Innovation Research fund was announced by Enterprise Ireland this week in a competitive call to state agencies, county councils and ...

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Ten reasons to start a pension now

Ten reasons to start a pension now

New research commissioned by Aviva has revealed a stark disconnect amongst adults in Ireland when it comes to pension planning.

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Contactless world but credit card spending drops

Contactless world but credit card spending drops

Spending across the 2019 summer season saw a decline in credit card spending by Irish consumers.

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Streaming services prompting a sea change in how we pay for TV services

Streaming services prompting a sea change in how we pay for TV services

When it comes to television, we are surely living through a golden era of entertainment.

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People in Business: Meet the man who has made hair loss his life's work

People in Business: Meet the man who has made hair loss his life's work

When it comes to concerns around hair loss and its possible remedies, the world is a very democratic place.

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