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 […]

COP On – Go Green for a Sustainable Economy!

Champion Green rallies Support for Local with Green Friday Launch One in Four expect to Spend More this Christmas Turn your back on Black and make it a Green Friday on November 26th next, is the message from Champion Green this holiday season. The support local campaign has launched shopper promotions and advertising to encourage […]

New company bringing the birds and the bees to households nationwide

A new Irish company aims to raise happiness levels by introducing the birds and the bees to households across Ireland. Studies have shown that using bird feeders and growing wildflowers increases people’s connection to nature, leading to feelings of wellness. Using their combination of bird and wildflower expertise, Connecting To Nature will enable people to […]

€625,000 funding opportunity for innovative Irish businesses in the Circular Economy

 The EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy fund worth €625,000 is now open for applications. Applications for project funding in the range of €50k to €100k are invited, to support Irish businesses develop circular solutions in product and service design, production, distribution, use of resources – including raw materials and waste reduction. The fund is […]

€3 million Upcycling Initiative for Bicycles and E-Bikes

Joe O’Brien TD, Minister of State at the Department of Rural and Community Development and Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD have today announced the launch of a three-year pilot initiative for the provision of high quality up-cycled bicycles and e-bikes for those on low incomes and/or those who are most marginalised and disadvantaged. Funding […]

Social entrepreneurs invited to apply for funding and support from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland

Just 2 weeks left to apply to SEI’s Ideas Academy or Impact Programme with total funding of €150,000 available Social Entrepreneurs Ireland (SEI) is making €50,000 seed funding available through its Ideas Academy to individuals who have an innovative idea to solve a particular social problem and are looking to take the first steps from […]

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