Starting a Farm Food Business – From Fork to Farm Seminar

A seminar on ‘Starting a Food Business’ will take place in Kilkenny on Wednesday morning, 4th March. The event is organised by the Local Enterprise Office, in conjunction with Teagasc and Kilkenny Leader Partnership and runs from 10.45am – 1pm in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. The event is targeted at people interested in diversification […]

What annual leave are Irish workers entitled to over Christmas? – advice by Alan Price, CEO and HR expert at BrightHR

As the festive season approaches, workers across Ireland will be looking forward to spending some quality time at home with their friends and family. While most staff will be entitled to enjoy some time off over Christmas, this will differ depending on their employer’s approach and their contractual terms. Three public holidays span the festive […]

Ten crucial employment law changes to look out for in 2020

Ten crucial employment law changes to look out for in 2020 – advice by Peninsula Associate Director of Advisory Alan Hickey With just a few weeks left until the New Year, now is the perfect time for employers to look ahead to the crucial employment law issues that are set to impact 2020 and their […]

Minister Pat Breen T.D leads Enterprise Ireland High Tech Construction Trade Mission to the Netherlands

• High tech construction exports to the Netherlands more than double in 2018 as Irish companies deliver some of the Netherlands biggest data centre and pharmaceutical projects• Enterprise Ireland supported companies exports to the Netherlands exceed over €1bn for the first time – the Netherlands identified as key growth market for clients as part of […]

Teagasc Annual Report and Accounts for 2018

Excluding the Net Deferred Funding for Pensions, Teagasc income in 2018 was €195 million (2017 income – €187 million). There was an increase of €6.432 million in Grant in Aid compared to 2017. Research income increased by €1.924 million (6.3%), including increases of €1.835 million in externally funded research grants, €481,000 in analysis fees and […]

Brexit-related storage of additional chemicals prompts safety concerns

Irish firms, who may be increasing their stocks of chemicals ahead of the Brexit deadline on October 31st, are reminded to take the necessary steps to ensure all chemicals are stored safely. Speaking on behalf of the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) today (October 10th), Assistant Chief Executive Yvonne Mullooly has urged companies to fulfil […]

Final Call for Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund to accelerate the growth of your start-up

– The final call for All Sectors CSF fast approaches – – Ambitious entrepreneurs and start-ups with an innovative product set for global markets are urged to apply – Enterprise Ireland’s final Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of 2019 will open to all sectors for applications on Tuesday, September 24th next. The €750,000 fund will provide […]

EY Economic Eye: GDP growth revised downwards based on gloomier global outlook but labour market continues to beat the odds

ROI GDP growth for 2020 revised downwards to 3.0% from 3.3% on the back of a weaker global economic outlook and continued Brexit uncertainty Growth is projected to further slow to 2.8% in 2021, assuming the avoidance of a hard Brexit A no-deal Brexit outcome could see 2020 GDP dip to 1.3% Tentative signs that […]

Over 50% of exporters nationwide say that Brexit has already had an impact on business – Enterprise Ireland

• Currency fluctuations number one concern amongst Irish exporters as Britain’s exit from the EU fast approaches • 83% plan to enter new global markets over the next 12 months in response to Brexit • Irish companies must take action now and further their diversification plans Research carried out by Enterprise Ireland has found that […]

Construction SMEs excluded from public sector contracts

Small and medium Irish businesses are excluded from securing public sector contracts by multiple barriers. Currently, SMEs account for 99% of businesses in Ireland but smaller companies deliver less than 33% of public sector projects. A CIF report identified several barriers militating against SME participation in public sector contracts. These were identified as: · a […]

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