Speech by Minister Catherine Martin at Fáilte Ireland’s National Conference on Driving Climate Action in Tourism Businesses

Dia daoibh ar maidin, a chairde. Cuireann sé an-áthas orm an chomhdháil seo faoin Athrú Aeráide i nGnólachtaí Turasóireachta a oscailt go hoifigiúil.   Thank you Paul Carty for your welcome. And my thanks also to CEO Paul Kelly for the invitation to open today’s conference. I must also commend Fáilte Ireland for its leadership […]

Labour shortages are continuing to impact the agri-food sector, says ifac

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding Tipperary employers of the criteria for employment permits. As many as two in every three business owners in the agri-food sector find it difficult to hire employees according to ifac’s 2022 Food & Agribusiness Report. Lack of available skills, low interest in roles, high salary expectations […]

Ambitious female entrepreneurs from Laois sought for 15th cycle of award-winning Going for Growth programme

·      88% of female entrepreneurs on development programme said it brought about practical change in their business ·      Former participants encourage others to apply The call is now open for ambitious female entrepreneurs from Laois, who are looking to take their business to the next level, to apply for the latest cycle of […]

Irish Companies Embrace Transformative Impact of Cloud and Data Technologies

Irish organisations believe data and analytics and cloud technologies will deliver most value over the next two years Emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and AI and Machine Learning are increasingly being viewed as the foundational technologies to unleash long term value for organisations Data and analytics, together with further investments in the cloud, […]

2,500 pints of Guinness, 1,000 selfies, 400 hotel beds and more as Dublin Tech Summit takes over capital

The organisers of this year’s Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) say they expect a surge in demand for pints of Guinness, an increase in the number of selfies and a spike in hotel accommodation ahead of next week’s leading technology conference. Taking place at the RDS in Dublin on the 15th and 16th of June, it […]

Innovative policies can further catalyse recovery of Experience Economy – Ibec

The Experience Economy is the linchpin of the domestic business model, spending millions in wages, salaries and employment taxes In 2019, the St Patrick’s Festival was worth €73 million to the Irish economy Industry warns that legacy effects of Covid still being felt despite easing of restrictions As communities across the country get ready to […]

Global Trend: Women-Owned Businesses Thrive Despite Pandemic Disruption

Women entrepreneurs have shown tremendous resiliency and ingenuity in the face of pandemic-driven market disruptions, according to a new report, Women’s Entrepreneurship 2020/21: Thriving Through Crisis, from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). According to the report, about one in three growth-oriented entrepreneurs active in the world today are female, and slightly more than 30 percent of women […]

Fáilte Ireland announces sponsorship of RTÉ Weather to drive recovery of tourism sector

“Domestic tourism is the foundation stone of Ireland’s tourism sector, and it will be critical to itsrecovery. Fáilte Ireland’s strategic sponsorship of RTÉ Weather will enable our central message of holidaying at home to reach hundreds of thousands of viewers every week.” – Paul Kelly CEO Fáilte Ireland To help accelerate the recovery of Ireland’s […]

Does Mentoring Matter?

Does Mentoring Matter? “I would say yes, absolutely!  But for reasons that may not be the first ones to come to mind!”So says Sven Spollen-Behrens, Small Firms Association Director, who is currently recruiting candidates for the remaining MentorsWork places available in 2021. MentorsWork is a free Government-funded scheme that provides SMEs with professional mentors to help support […]

Grant Thornton Economic Cost of Cybercrime report reveals €9.6bn cost of cybercrime to Irish economy in 2020

New research carried out by Grant Thornton Ireland has revealed the overall cost of cybercrime to the Irish economy in 2020 to be €9.6bn. The Economic Cost of Cybercrime report published by Grant Thornton’s Cyber Security team estimates the direct and indirect costs incurred due to cyber-attacks against businesses, individuals, and government. The 2020 research […]

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