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 […]

Income streaming service launches in Ireland – Instant access to earned wages before payday

Wagestream, the first income streaming app that allows employees to access a percentage of their wages before payday, has officially launched in Ireland. In partnership with Irish employers, Wagestream gives workers instant access to their own earnings at any time throughout the month and aims to remove the need for resorting to credit cards, overdrafts […]

Catch your first fish and learn about Ireland’s freshwater fish species at the National Ploughing Championships 2019

Inland Fisheries Ireland to bring the fisheries resource to the public Visitors to the National Ploughing Championships will be able to catch their first fish as Inland Fisheries Ireland returns with its interactive angling simulator suitable for novices as well as avid anglers! Inland Fisheries Ireland will be located within the Government of Ireland Village […]

Biggest climate protest in history – Dozens of events planned around Ireland

Student organizers and climate campaigners supporting the School Strikes for Climate have announced their plans for Ireland’s particiaption in the Global Climate Strike on Friday 20th September. Students have so far organized School Strike Rallies for 10 locations around Ireland from Tralee to Dundalk, as well as Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Galway. Adults have signed […]

Pieta Supports World Suicide Prevention Day on 10th September With ‘light A Candle’ Campaign

Pieta, Ireland’s leading suicide prevention service, is encouraging people to light a candle near a window at 8:00pm as a symbol of support for suicide prevention and in memory of loved ones lost to suicide Pieta is supporting the World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) ‘Light a Candle’ campaign on 10th September, encouraging people to light a […]

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 […]

Funding Boost For Go Girls Karting Initiative Gives 1,000 Aspiring Female Drivers The Chance To Experience Life In The Fast Lane

Ireland World Cup hockey star and motorsport engineer Nicci Daly to lead schools programme which combines STEM subjects with motorsport driving More than 1,000 female secondary school students will get the chance to sample life in the fast lane after a joint initiative by Motorsport Ireland and Formula Female received funding of €35,000 from the […]

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 […]

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:   […]

Opinion Piece on Insurance costs and the impact of the claim culture in Ireland

by Paul Hackett, CEO and Co-Founder of Click&Go It’s true that we have a great sense of humour in this country – it’s how we deal with things – but, all jokes aside, the fallout of the “Maria Bailey Swing in the Dean” incident is very, very serious. Let me put that into context, Click&Go […]

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