UCC Connects Startups To Free Legal Advice

UCC has become the first university in Ireland to offer free legal information to startups with the launch of its new IT Law Clinic. Twelve postgraduate law students work together with academic staff and established law firms including McCullagh Wall, Ronan Daly Jermyn and O’Dowd Solicitors, responding to legal questions from startups, from protecting copyright […]

IFA Reaction to Budget 2016

IFA President Eddie Downey has welcomed the further progress made on farm taxation measures in today’s Budget, in particular the introduction by the Government of measures on farm succession to encourage a new generation of farmers to get involved with their parents in the business at an early stage. He said a tax credit of […]

Budget 2016 is economically positive overall, but it does not go far enough for the Construction Sector – CIF

The Construction Industry Federation are broadly supportive of Budget 2016 announced today, which sets Ireland on a positive path for economic growth and recovery.  However, further actions are needed in order to kick start growth in the construction sector, which currently employs more than 125,000 people.  It is essential now that we see follow through […]

Construction Sector has Potential to Double Size in Coming Years

Construction Industry Federation, in association with Maples and Calder, hosts annual conference: Construction industry growth expected The Construction sector in Ireland has the potential to double in size over the short to medium term, according to Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Director General, Tom Parlon. Speaking at the CIF annual conference in Croke Park, in association […]

Local Enterprise Offices Sponsor Emerging Exporter Category at Irish Export Association Awards

The Local Enterprise Offices are calling on all companies involved in export to enter the Irish Export Association Awards 2015 and have agreed to sponsor the “Emerging Exporter Category” to acknowledge the achievements of SME’s who export. The category designed around Local Enterprise Office clients is targeted to distinguish the exceptional performance of micro and […]

Financing & Funding Opportunities for Businesses that ‘Go Green’ National Conference on June 10th

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Green Business Programme, in association with Ibec is delighted to announce a full programme including high profile speakers for the upcoming ‘Financing & Funding Opportunities for Greening your Business’ event which will be held on the 10th of May in Killashee House Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare.   The national conference is free to […]

GIY launch ‘al desko’ Food Growing Challenge #givepeasachance

Norah Casey was on hand to join GIY (Grow It Yourself) and Cully & Sully in throwing down the gauntlet for Irish businesses to sign up to the ‘al desko Food Growing Challenge’ with the top budding growers walking away with a prize bag worth €5000. The initiative, dubbed ‘Give Peas A Chance’, aims to get […]

€4 million investment will double output at Abbeyleix plant and create 20 jobs

International drinks group, Quintessential Brands, has today announced a major investment programme at its production facility in Abbeyleix, County Laois, the home of subsidiary company First Ireland Spirits, Ireland’s largest independent producer of Irish Cream Liqueurs. The €4 million investment over the next 18 months will more than double the output of the Abbeyleix plant […]

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Launches 2015 Search For Ireland’s Top Entrepreneurs

The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ programme officially opened for nominations last night as EY kicked off their nationwide search for Ireland’s leading entrepreneurs at Iveagh House. Hosted by the Minister of State at the Departments of Finance, Public Expenditure & Reform, Simon Harris T.D.; over 100 entrepreneurs attended the national launch event where they […]

Ireland’s largest Construction and Quarrying Machinery Show to showcase €50million of machinery to a recovering Irish construction industry

Higher levels of construction activity expected in 2015 following recent strong growth levels * Construction companies take on extra staff at rapid rate with 10,000 new people employed in 2014* Overall optimism among Irish construction firms for a positive 2015* Strong demand for new technologies in construction equipment   A recovering Irish construction industry has […]

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