Jerry Kennelly says graduates from Irish institutions ‘not job ready’ and has his say on Dublin-based tech giants

Serial entrepreneur Jerry Kennelly was the speaker as 50 entrepreneurs from the West Cork area attended the inaugural Ludgate First Tuesdays event, an exclusive networking event for entrepreneurs on the 4th of July at the Ludgate Hub, Skibbereen. It was the first in a series of events to be held at the Hub. Kennelly, who […]

Retailers call for urgent reform of local authority rates system

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today launched a new policy paper entitled ‘Tackling the rates burden’. The paper highlights the serious deficiencies in the current system governing how local authority rates are levied and collected from retailers, resulting in over €200 million in uncollected rates each year. The retail sector […]

Shortlist Announced for Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2017

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has announced the 16 finalists for the Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Awards 2017, supported by DCC plc. Of the sixteen, eight will go on to receive an initial 300,000 euro in funding and support for their projects for social change with potential for further investment and development opportunities. The finalists have entered the final […]

Irish business committed to Paris Agreement on climate change

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has today reaffirmed its support for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change following the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw the country from the historic accord. Commenting on the decision, Ibec Senior Energy and Environment Executive, Conor Minogue stated: “The 2015 Paris Agreement is a truly […]

New start-up SwitchingRooms.ie provides students with rent-free accommodation

www.switchingrooms.ie is a new online start-up that provides a solution to the housing shortage and escalating rents third level students face. Switching Rooms provides a platform for students to advertise the room they are leaving behind, on its database, search for a suitable match in the required destination and do a direct swap thus eliminating the crippling […]

Businesses won’t survive if they are not sustainable: free Midlands bootcamp aims to get companies ready with unmissable tips and expert advice

Sustainable Nation Ireland, the national body helping Irish business become more sustainable, is hosting 2°Camp Midlands-based businesses are invited to register and take part for free on Thursday,April 13 at the Enterprise Ireland Midlands Office in Athlone. Well-known author and Entrepeneur Ron Immink will guide businesses through the ins and outs of sustainability Topics include resource efficiency, […]

One week to go to apply to Social Entrepreneurs Ireland for funding and support– another 5k up for grabs for bright ideas to change Ireland

8 winning social entrepreneurs will receive initial €300,000 in funding and support with potential for further investment and development opportunities 15 people with early-stage ideas will win a place at the Academy for Social Entrepreneurs PLUS the chance to pitch for up to €5,000   SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IRELAND has reissued the call for ambitious individuals with […]

Midlands Networking within Industry – Laois and Offaly Breakfast Meetings

The Midlands Regional Skills Manager Lorraine Danaher and Dermot O Neill from Irish Centre for Business Excellence (ICBE) will host a Networking within Industry Event in both Laois and Offaly as follows: –          Laois on the 10th February in The Killeshin Hotel & Leisure Club, Portlaoise. –          Offaly on the 17th February in The Tullamore […]

93% Of Employees Want a Christmas Bonus- not a Party, Reveals Irishjobs.ie

IrishJobs.ie Research Shows Private Sector as unhappy as the public sector on pay and getting ready to move on   93% want a Christmas bonus, not a party 56% of Irish job seekers haven’t had a salary increase this year 70% will be asking for a salary increase in the next 12 months 62% are […]

OECD confirms Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise – Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said an OECD report on the Irish economy released this week warns the Irish government that its support for multinational enterprises needs to be rebalanced towards local small and medium enterprises. The Sinn Féin MEP said: “The OECD has confirmed Sinn Féin’s analysis that the Irish economy needs to increase support for local indigenous enterprise rather than focus on tax breaks for multinationals in the knowledge-based […]

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