Ifac advises Offaly farm businesses that trade through a limited company to examine their options for succession

When one thinks of succession, one is looking at transferring over the business to the next generation. A complication to succession is the emergence of the farming company and the issues it brings up. No different from any succession conversation, the aim is to keep the asset and the business as intact as possible and to […]

Ifac advises employers to keep their records in order and to budget for new statutory sick pay

This January, Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is advising employers to make sure their records are kept in order when it comes to employee sick leave and to budget for the additional payroll costs for the new statutory sick pay.   New legislation comes into effect this month which aims to […]

Ministers confirm a further €18 million support scheme will be delivered to support hauliers through energy crisis

Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan TD and Minister of State with special responsibility for road transport and logistics, Hildegarde Naughton T.D., have today confirmed the rolling out a support scheme in early 2023 to the value of €18 million to support licensed hauliers as they grapple with the cost of living crisis.  The full details […]

Speech by Minister Catherine Martin at Fáilte Ireland’s National Conference on Driving Climate Action in Tourism Businesses

Dia daoibh ar maidin, a chairde. Cuireann sé an-áthas orm an chomhdháil seo faoin Athrú Aeráide i nGnólachtaí Turasóireachta a oscailt go hoifigiúil.   Thank you Paul Carty for your welcome. And my thanks also to CEO Paul Kelly for the invitation to open today’s conference. I must also commend Fáilte Ireland for its leadership […]

Labour shortages are continuing to impact the agri-food sector, says ifac

Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding Tipperary employers of the criteria for employment permits.   As many as two in every three business owners in the agri-food sector find it difficult to hire employees according to ifac’s 2022 Food & Agribusiness Report. Lack of available skills, low interest in roles, high salary […]

Ifac reminds employers about incentives for electric vehicles

With the Government’s ambitious target to have almost a million electric vehicles on the road by 2030, Ifac, Ireland’s farming, food and agribusiness specialist professional services firm, is reminding farmers and other business owners that generous grants and incentives are available for employers who provide their employees with electric vehicles. The advantages of electric vehicles include […]

Irish Companies Embrace Transformative Impact of Cloud and Data Technologies

Irish organisations believe data and analytics and cloud technologies will deliver most value over the next two years Emerging technologies including Internet of Things (IoT) and AI and Machine Learning are increasingly being viewed as the foundational technologies to unleash long term value for organisations   Data and analytics, together with further investments in the […]

2,500 pints of Guinness, 1,000 selfies, 400 hotel beds and more as Dublin Tech Summit takes over capital

The organisers of this year’s Dublin Tech Summit (DTS) say they expect a surge in demand for pints of Guinness, an increase in the number of selfies and a spike in hotel accommodation ahead of next week’s leading technology conference. Taking place at the RDS in Dublin on the 15th and 16th of June, it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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