Final Call for Applications for the Innovation Arena at the National Ploughing Championships 2019

The application deadline to exhibit at the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena and to be nominated for the Awards at the National Ploughing Championships, in conjunction with the National Ploughing Association (NPA) is now extended to the 7th June 2019. Irish agri companies are invited to apply to showcase their products and innovations at the Innovation […]

Finalists announced for inaugural Energia Family Business Awards

Irish businesses old and new to be celebrated at prestigious ceremony The finalists have been announced for this year’s Energia Family Business Awards. The ceremony which is the first of its kind in Ireland celebrates successful generations who work together. The Energia Family Business Awards take place on the 24th May 2019 in the Round […]

€750,000 funding available for start-ups in all sectors through Enterprise Ireland’s Competitive Start Fund

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD and Enterprise Ireland today announced the second Competitive Start Fund (CSF) of the year which will open to all sectors for applications on Tuesday 16th April. The €750,000 fund will support up to 15 successful start-up companies with an investment of up to €50,000 in equity funding. Closing […]

Family businesses ‘the backbone and fabric’ of Ireland’s indigenous economy

Family Business Ireland boss says generations that work together are more important to us than we think The Director of Family Business Ireland says Irish family business companies need to be better acknowledged, as they are the ‘backbone and fabric’ of Ireland’s indigenous economy. JJ O’Connell, Co-Chair and Director of Family Business Ireland made the […]

The Mná Na hÉireann Fund Launched

Social Innovation Fund Ireland, in partnership with Bank of America and the Department of Rural and Community Development, are delighted to officially launch the Mná na hÉireann, Women of Ireland Fund. Pictured L-R: Deirdre Mortell, CEO, Social Innovation Fund Ireland, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, TD,  Anne Finucane, Chairman, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Europe and Vice Chairman, […]

Search is on for best young Food Entrepreneurs in Laois

Registration is now open for GROW2CEO – a unique competition to find Irelands’ next young food entrepreneurs. GROW2CEO is a collaboration between Cully & Sully and GIY. The campaign was launched today in Cork by food entrepreneur Cullen Allen from Cully & Sully and Mick Kelly founder of GIY. GROW2CEO will give students and teenagers […]

Resilient Performance by Irish Food & Drink Exports in 2018, Creed

Food exports to the UK grow despite continued uncertainty Irish butter sales surpass €1 billion for the first time   Despite a year of unprecedented global volatility, involving political uncertainty, extreme weather events and continuing currency fluctuations impacting competitiveness, the value of Irish food, drink and horticulture exports reached €12.1 billion in 2018, down just 4 […]

10 crucial employment law and HR changes to look out for in 2019

Advice by Peninsula Ireland Associate Director of Advisory Alan Hickey   From GDPR to widespread claims of workplace sexual harassment, 2018 has been a busy year in HR and employment law.   Although employers may hope for a quieter 2019, it’s looking likely that there will be a number of issues that are prevalent throughout […]

Average households to spend over €2,690 in shops this Christmas

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the sector, today published its Christmas Retail Monitor 2018 (see attached pdf) that predicts the Irish household will spend an average of €2,690 in shops this December, approximately €866 more than any other month of this year and roughly 3% more than Christmas 2017.   The monitor predicts […]

€1 million in start-up funding for overseas entrepreneurs and experienced business professionals

The Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys TD, has announced two new Competitive Start Funds (CSFs) totalling up to €1 million to support overseas entrepreneurs and start-ups led by experienced business professionals. The funds, which will run simultaneously, will be administered by Enterprise Ireland. Each fund will provide up to €50,000 in equity […]

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